When searching for CBD products, one might notice terms like “certificates of analysis” or “third-party lab reports”. People would like to know more but are hesitant to do their research. Most people tend to omit such information. But the certificate of analysis is one of the most important sources of information available for consumers showing the product quality.
The value of the certificates is that the third party is responsible for providing them, an independent lab, that can provide with accurate data of what each product contains and what its label means. It means that the certificates of analysis can provide lots of valuable information.
To find a high-quality product in the market, one must know how to read CBD lab reports. Here are some easy steps.
Find the report
Finding report can be difficult for a new person. One way could be to see the name of the third-party lab, and then search for that particular report in their database – most labs provide such data on their websites. Another way could be to scan a QR code, that will take on directly to the lab report of that particular product and batch. If you still can’t find the lab report, contact the company directly.
Study CBD vocabulary
Even when a person has found the lab reports, a person may see many unknown terms relating to different kinds of CBD, their compounds and molecule forms. One has to be familiar that CBD comes in three different types, such as CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD, and full-spectrum CBD. Keep in mind the difference between them and the cannabinoids such products contain. This knowledge will help one choose the right product and study lab reports quickly.
Examine CBD profile
CBD profile is one of the most critical sections of the lab report. It provides detailed information on the levels of various cannabinoids that are naturally present in hemp oil.
Also, be attentive to units of measurement like milligram, gram, the percentage per volume, milligram per gram that are provided for each cannabinoid.
Trustworthy certificate of analysis confirms whether the product a person is buying contains the amount of CBD advertised.
Check for contaminants
CBD lab reports also show information on contaminants and toxins the product contains like residual solvents, pesticides, mycotoxins, micro-toxins, and heavy metals.
Unfortunately, some disreputable brands add some undesirable compounds to the product for various reasons, like increasing product stability. However, adding of such compounds might add to the toxicity of the product.
Learn and compare
If you do not trust the product label, it is a good idea to study the lab report. Moreover, you can compare the information provided by different CBD companies. If you find some considerable difference, it is the reason to refuse from buying.
Also, it is essential to know that the manufacturer does not have some relationship with the testing agency as only independent testing can provide you with trustworthy information.
And remember only disreputable companies do not publish test results at all. Do not harm your body by buying a low-quality product.
Every batch of every product sold in the market should have a certificate of analysis. It is crucial evidence regarding the quality of the product.