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October 16, 2015
by Sylvia Hester
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An Overview about Research Chemicals

Science has gone a long way since the establishment of modern society and technology has helped and eased countless of lives, but no matter how advanced people think today’s science is, there is still much to be discovered. Science and technology are an infinite journey. People today are fortunate to witness the progress of science. In order for science to advance more, research must be done. This is where research chemicals come to the picture. There are thousands of scientists and students all over the globe who conduct researches and experiments. For that, they will need various chemicals to make their research or dissertation possible.

What are Research Chemicals?

Research ChemicalsResearch chemicals are substances that are ideally meant for research purposes only. Some of these chemicals were actually used on humans but none of them are explicitly intended to be used on animals and humans. No results are guaranteed because variables always vary in experiments. Moreover, the full effects of these chemicals are not fully documented and established therefore scientists take a great risk when administering them for human and animal use. Most of these chemicals have completed phase I, II and III trials. However, they failed to gain the safety data approval of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) because one of those trials didn’t satisfy the set standards. This does not automatically mean that the chemical poses health hazards. Enobosarm or Ostarine, for example, failed to meet the standards on their phase III trials but they are still safer than anabolic steroids.

All kinds of research chemicals are subject to law. In the United States, the Code of Federal Regulations covers all drugs and foods available in the country. Title 21 governs them for the FDA. The Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations are divided into 3 chapters that discusses food and drug administration, drug enforcement administration and national drug control policies. Chapter 1 pertains to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. It encompasses all the regulations for clinical trials, human subjects, vitamin and mineral values, nutrition fact values, food sanitation, drug marketing and even biological substances.

foodsNot all research chemicals are safe for human consumption but they can be legally distributed. This is because the companies selling research chemicals are only required to list all the informational chemical values and distinctions on the bottle or box. They are completely legal; however, if the person was proven to be consuming them for personal uses, charges can be pressed depending on the country or state. Possessing these chemicals must be done carefully and discreetly. Any abuse and misuse of these chemicals can cause serious troubles. The companies selling them are not liable for any kind of usage possible with these chemicals. All the distributor does is to legally sell and market them as research chemicals even though some of them might both be useful and harmful to human health.

Research chemicals are important for developing new drugs that can treat various diseases. They are helpful and in demand in the pharmaceutical industry. However, most of the time, these chemicals are used for anything but research purposes. Any research chemical is easy to acquire but before buying, it is important to read the terms and conditions of the company or distributor. Make sure that any private information will never be shared or sold. The companies and distributors selling them will only require a buyer’s credit card number and a due agreement to all their terms and conditions. When it comes to customs, the severity or leniency depends on the country. Canadian customs generally allow any kind of research chemicals entering their territory.