CBD Lab Test
What is a CBD Lab Test?
There are several analyses that need to be done in order to certify that a hemp product like cannabidiol oil is indeed pure, free of toxins and able to provide the claimed benefits. Before you buy CBD oil you should be aware of the results. We first list these CBD oil tests, then explain what each of them analyzes and why analysis is important:
- Potency testing
- Pesticide testing
- Microbiological testing
- Terpene profiling
- Residual solvents testing
We first test for Potency to ascertain the exact amount of Cannabinoids in the product. CBD is not the only Cannabinoid in cannabis, there are over 600 known Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and a lab test is essential to confirm the level of Cannabinoids to determine the potency and confirm the lawfulness of the products
We primarily want a high potency CBD product but it’s also essential to have small amounts of the other Cannabinoids as it is the synergistic quality also known as the entourage effect of these compounds that makes it truly effective. All of the CBD products you purchase from AVID Hemp are high quality CBD products.
We also test for pesticides, which is important to analyze so we can assure the safety and purity of the cannabis. If the plant has been treated with pesticides, a final product containing a significant concentration of these could cause unwanted side effects. We only purchase CBD oil from cannabis plants that are grown organically. However, we continue to test for these pesticides to verify our product is 100% organic.
Microbiological testing is done to ensure there’s no harmful bacteria or mold on the hemp or cannabis plants. Pathogens that are present on the plants can easily get inside the body. And if the levels are too high, they can cause unwanted side effects.
We test for terpenes to identify the compounds that produce the color and distinctive flavors to the final product. Terpenes are considered to have many beneficial effects as well. Additionally, we test for these compounds to ensure our product has a consistent color and flavor profile which meets our high standards of production.
Residual Solvents Testing
Although we do not use solvents with our method of CO2 extraction, a complete lab test should also include analyses of residual solvents. Solvents can be used for extraction of CBD when the plant material is turned into oil. As a result, high concentrations of solvents can lead to unpleasant health effects and or result in an unsafe product that could be volatile. As we use CO2 extraction, solvents are not used so we run this test to verify that there are no detectable solvents.
You should always check the Lab Test Certificate
A wide variety of testing should be completed to ensure the safety and quality of cannabis products. You know the quality of the CBD product based on the results of the tests. For this reason, you should always check the Lab Test Certificate. Consistent and accurate testing is important for industry transparency and your safety.
What to look for in the results
You want your hemp or cannabis product to have a higher concentration of CBD and to contain no THC, as well as minimum concentrations of the other potentially psychoactive compounds. All of AVID Hemp products are high quality CBD products. You can be positive non of our products are psychoactive.
If you have any further questions about our products, please contact us directly.