CBD is everywhere these days! It seems to have captivated the consumer’s attention. It’s in grocery stores, convenience stores, health stores, cookies and even cooking oil. There are even cookbooks using CBD. With that being said, not all CBD is created equal. One of the best ways to ensure that the CBD products that you are purchasing are safe, pure, and high quality comes down to one thing: 3rd-party lab results. Therefore, it is very important to do some research and understand where the products that you’re buying come from.
Third-party lab testing means that a CBD company sends their product to an independent company to test CBD concentration, and to ensure there are no traces of pesticides or harmful ingredients.
In the hemp plant, there are more than 100 compounds and cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of them. These tests provide basically an ingredient list of what it consists of along with how much.
What does the test show:
· The amount of CBD in the product. Some companies might advertise a certain amount of CBD on the label, and what’s actually in the product could be much less, or even none at all. Lab results can help you ensure that you’re getting what you paid for.
· The amount of THC. Since THC is one component that can be found in hemp plants, it’s normal for a very small amount to be in CBD products. That said, CBD products are not here to “get you high” like THC products, so it’s always important to ensure that the amount of THC in any CBD product is below 0.3%.
· Full-spectrum vs. CBD Isolate. ‘Full-spectrum’ refers to CBD that includes and works together with components like terpenes and cannabigerol (CBG) to produce restorative benefits. Isolate CBD is pure CBD and nothing else, and it typically doesn’t produce the desired effects that full-spectrum CBD does.
· The levels of compounds you absolutely don’t want in your CBD products. Things like mycotoxins, microbials like salmonella or e coli, yeast, mold, or residual solvents should not be in your CBD product. You want to make sure all these are “Non Detectable” in the lab results.
At the end of the day, ensuring that whatever company you purchase CBD products from is providing third-party testing is an excellent way to know that you can be sure that you’re getting exactly what you paid for. All of our products are 3rd-party tested and a complete Certificate of Analysis can be found on the respective webpage. This information is free to all consumers and we encourage our clients to take a peek for themselves!!
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.