The possibility of the CBD market has grown to an extent that it is not surprising to know that about hundreds of products pop up every week. An exponential increase in brand volume requires improved caution from the part of buyers in order to avoid ending up picking low CBD quality products manufactured by fraud brands.
If third party lab test results of a brand’s product ensure its quality, you may confidently go ahead with trying the product.
Here is a complete guide to reading the CBD lab test.
Verify The Header Information Given On The First Page
The companies list their information including sample name, date of manufacturing, company address etc.
Testing Type And Product Batch
It is important to know on what product batch the testing was done because tests on the final product is different from the tests done when the product is in its initial or intermediate stages. Manufacturers should show the results for the product that you are using and not on samples collected between its manufacturing stages.
Check The Test Date
Lab tests done before years have no relevance at present. Hence it is important to check the date of the test to make sure that it was done recently.
Check Out The List Of Substances That Were Tested
Lab tests usually test for the following substances.
A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania showed that about 70% of CBD products do not contain the exact same amount of cannabinoids that they mention in the label. Third party labs measure the content of cannabinoids in the CBD product and mention it in the documented test result.
Cannabinoids are the most important compounds in hemp plant but terpenes too have a significant role in deciding the quality of hemp extract. Terpenes enhance the quality of cannabinoids by increasing their absorption rate in the body. Check out the terpene content measured by the third party labs to ensure that the given levels are equal to the levels mentioned in the product label.
Hemp plant soaks up toxic substances from the soil leading to the accumulation of chemicals substances like pesticides in it. When hemp plants contaminated by pesticides are used for CBD products, the final products too will contain the toxins. Hence it is important to check the lab test results for pesticide content.
In addition to the substances tested by third party labels discussed in this session, they also test for the presence of microbes, heavy metals, residual solvents etc. Learning the third party lab results provided in the product website or printed on the product label is important to ensure that the product of your choice has the best quality.