How do I go about testing an ingestible product?

by Wes_0298. Posted on Sep 16, 2020    0    9

I have an idea for a nasal spray that includes all natural ingredients, but I’m not sure how to go about testing something like that. Do I just make it and test it on myself? Pay other people to test it? I’m very lost and don’t want to end up killing me or anyone else lol.


  Wes_0298 1

I am in the US and I don’t believe it would need to be FDA regulated, but I’m also no chemist so things like proper dosage is more what I’m worried about. Perhaps finding a chemist or nutritionist who could help develop the recipe would be the first step.

TrendNowapp 1

As a consumer of supplements, most of them simply state the results of research done for the individual ingredients. I.e. a preworkout may say “increases peak strength by 30%” if it includes the amount of creatine shown to have done that, plus a bunch of other random ingredients.

Seedpound 1

If you're in the U.States I would assume in order to sell something you ingest into your air ways you'd have to get approval from the FDA

leesfer 2

You can sell a "natural supplement" without being FDA approved all you want. You just can't make specific claims. You can, however, say general statements like "helps relieve nasal congestion"


“Helps relieve nasal congestion” is a product claim.

leesfer 1

But it's not a lone claim, you're making no statement that it's able to do it on its own. You're simply saying it can support relief but does not guarantee it without other remedies.

I've been in this industry for years and know the compliance requirements

Seedpound 1

mind blowing

Relemsis 2

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Well, I seen on tv you can use rats, seems to be working for big company's, maybe try that first before you spray yourself.