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Rapid and sensitive UHPLC screening for water soluble vitamins in sports beverages

Vitamins are a group of compounds that are essential for human health. They cannot be readily produced by the body and so must be consumed in the diet. To ensure sufficient vitamin intake many people use vitamin supplements, often in the form of vitamin-enhanced beverages. Sports drinks are a particularly popular type of beverage due to their enhanced electrolyte, carbohydrate, and in many cases vitamins contents. Since the lack, or excess, of vitamins in the diet can cause health problems, it is important to be able to accurately measure the vitamin content of these products.

This application demonstrates the following:

  • The capability of the Acclaim PolarAdvantage II (PA2) column and Vanquish Flex Binary system combination for the rapid separation of vitamins in sports beverages with excellent linearity, reproducibility, resolution. and recoveries.
  • The capability of the Vanquish Flex Binary system to provide superior retention time precision through advanced features giving consistent flow control and injection reproducibility.