We third party test; Every product. Every batch. Every time. Here's how to find your lab report;
Now that you have found your Certificates of Analysis (COAs), or CBD lab reports, here is a brief explanation of what it all means.
At the top of each page of your lab report should list; manufacture (or "customer"), Date, Batch Id#, product, product type, how it was extracted, and what it was extracted from - at minimum you should always see this information.
Secondly, to ensure we are providing you with the best product we utilize three, third-party testing partners; Proverde Laboratories, Botanacor, and ACS. Want to learn more about our third party test partners? Click Proverde Labs , Botanacor or ACS for more.
So, what exactly are we testing?
First the fun stuff; Cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and Terpenes. Now, the not fun stuff; Pesticides, Microbiological components, Mycotoxins, Heavy Metals, and Residual Solvents
A full spectrum CBD Oil will be heavy in CBD with trace amounts of other cannabinoids and terpenes, and 3% or less of THC. When all are present, these compounds work together to achieve the entourage effect, maximizing your health benefits. You should check for potency for both CBD and THC to ensure the product meets your CBD needs and falls within the legal THC limit. Looking at the results below for our 2500mg/30ml CBD Oil, you will find this product actually contains 2550 mg of CBD. You can see the weight and concentration of each cannabinoid, with CBD listed as 85.48 mg/ml, with 30ml you can calculate the total CBD in the product by multiplying 85.48 x 30 =2550mg of CBD, in addition to other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBDV, and CBDA.
With minimal traces of THC, reporting at 2% this product does fall below the legal THC threshold of 3%. Click here to learn more about how to calculate THC levels.
ACS Laboratory Cannabinoid potency: 2500mg / 30ml CBD Oil
Terpenes, terpenoids, or terps are the aromatic and flavorful component of all plants, not just cannabis.The dominate terpenes within the plant are what give Cannabis' its compelling fragrance and particular flavor. Scientist continue to observe terpenes as they have found each one to have unique effects on the human body. Think about Aromatherapy, one of the oldest and most popular holistic healing methods still practiced today. Aromatherapy being based upon healing powers derived from plant extracts.
Looking at the image below, you see this particular batch is heavy in B-caryophyllene or also known as Beta-caryophyllene. B-caryophyllene is known for its peppery, woody aroma and is currently known as the only terpene to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Scientist have also found positive correlation with it being anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and that it helps protect cells lining the digestive tract. Another heavily present terpene in this lab report is Humulene. Humulene has an earthy smell to it and has been used for generations in Chinese medicine. Humulene is known as a remedy for inflammation, as well as anti-tumor, antibacterial, and anorectic. There are many, many more terpenes in cannabis, some of the most popular being Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene, and Limonene. Terpenes will vary from product to product, or plant to plant but overall you will be able to achieve the entourage effect as long as you at least have trace amounts of terpenes in your product.
Now for the harmful substances you do not want to see in your CBD products;
Pesticides, Microbiological components, Mycotoxins, Heavy Metals, and Residual Solvents
To ensure our products are top quality, we always test for Pesticides, Microbiological components, Mycotoxins, Heavy Metals and Residual Solvents. As a general rule of thumb, you do not want any of these harmful substances in your CBD Oil. These sections of the lab report will show detected levels of each substance and will generally give "ND" meaning Not Detected or list the exact amount detected and indicate whether or not it falls within the acceptable limits for its category.
The report below verifies that our product is free of pesticides, confirming that the hemp source was grown using pesticide-free and all-natural methods in clean soil. Click here to learn more about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation of pesticide residue within food.
Microbiological screening is a general practice within the food industry to confirm product shelf life. Additionally, these numbers detect any bacteria that may be present, or could grow. Under no circumstance should microbiological components be present in your CBD products.
Mycotoxins are produced by different strains of fungi and are known to survive food processing. Mycotoxins are very dangerous to your health, capable of causing disease and death in both humans and animals. It is extremely vital to ensure Mycotoxins are ND, not detected in any consumable products.
This screening verifies that an extract doesn't contain any heavy metal contamination. The report below measures heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead against allowable limits. Click here to read more about California Prop 65 to understand the acceptable limits.
Many extraction methods used to create CBD Products require the use of chemical solvents. The report below displays if any solvent residue remains after extraction, generally this information will come across as Not Detected, or if detected will list exact amount found in parts per million. As you can imagine, solvents such as Propane, Butane, Ethanol, etc. are not something you want in your CBD products.
Lastly, to ensure honesty and integrity, all lab reports include a Batch ID # at the top of every page of the lab report. This Batch ID # will always match the Batch ID # on the bottom of your CBD oil bottle. Visit our LAB TESTED page and enter your Batch ID # in the search field labeled "Find Your Lab Report" to find your results!