Buying peptides for research purposes requires careful planning and can unfortunately be confusing due to the many different varieties of peptides available out there.
The success of a research venture can depend on peptide selection, so it's important to remember the following five things when you're looking for the right peptide for a study:
Individual types of peptide can be significantly different and can sway the outcome of a research study.
Peptides are complex and can include many different additives or concentrations that could potentially make them inappropriate for a given study. You need to put adequate research into what substances are acceptable for the peptide mixture you need in your study.
A lot of peptide mixtures can include what are known as trifluorocetate salts. However, this ingredient can interfere with other substances involved in certain studies and compromise the reliability of the results.
Use your peptide supplier as a resource to help you get the right peptide mixture for the task at hand.
The higher quality a peptide it is, the more pure it is and the more the results of a research study that used it can be relied upon for accuracy.
Research studies can be very expensive to conduct and can tempt those who are planning and financing them to cut costs where possible. However, the quality of the peptide you use is of vital importance.
A research study requires a pure peptide that will lead to accurate, dependable, and repeatable results.
Some research peptides have a short shelf life that will require you to use fast shipping.
Shelf life is something you absolutely must consider before purchasing a peptide. If you use a peptide after its shelf life is up, you cannot depend on the research results and the entire study will be a waste.
Find out the shelf life of any peptide you are considering and remember that you will have to factor the shipping time into how quickly you can use it.
Storage requirements for a particular variety of peptide might make using that particular variety difficult.
Generally speaking, a peptide mixture will need to be refrigerated. You need to know what the ideal temperature range for storage of a peptide is so that you know whether or not you can appropriately store it at your facility.
Peptides will generally be shipped to the buyer unmixed and need to be mixed by the buyer before the peptides are used.
Remember that you will need to do your own mixing before you can use a peptide in your study. Make sure you know how to properly mix your peptide before you buy it and that you have all the equipment you'll need for mixing.