Why Is Batch Testing Important When Choosing a CBD Brand, and Should It Be Prioritized?
When it comes to CBD, you want the best product you can get. But with so many options on the market, how can you possibly tell which brand is superior? Easy. A trusted CBD company will practice brand transparency. This means they are open and honest about their products through batch testing. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider when choosing a CBD brand.
Batch Testing Essentials
The most important information you need about CBD testing is whether it was done in-house or by a third party. If the testing is done in-house it could very easily be skewed to better reflect the company. Whereas third-party testing is done by an accredited laboratory that has no stake in the product. This means there is no bias in the CBD testing.
One study showed that approximately 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. This is why verifying the information on the label through batch testing results is pivotal. Batch testing comes with a crucial report to evaluate the validity of the CBD product: a COA.
What Is a COA?
A COA is a Certificate of Analysis, commonly called a Lab Report. This is a report that details the chemical analysis of the CBD product. It is less overwhelming to review than it sounds, especially if you know what to look for. So, let’s review the benefits of understanding any certificate of analysis.
This first portion of the certificate of analysis will list all of the cannabinoids in the product. Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant. There is a lot to learn from this section, helping to prove the importance of batch testing. Here are some red flags to look out for in the cannabinoid analysis to make sure you’re not getting cheated by your CBD brand.
Red Flag #1: Incorrect CBD Level
The “Total CBD” listed should match – within a small margin of error – the dosage advertised on the label. One company tested 70 CBD products and discovered that nearly half of them had up to 20% less CBD than advertised. In order to truly see the effects of CBD at work, you have to be taking the right amount. Make sure you’re getting the promised amount of CBD in your product.
Red Flag #2: Incorrect THC Level
The amount of THC in a quality CBD product must be less than 0.3 percent (at dry weight). Any higher, and the brand is illegally selling their product. This is because THC is the psychoactive compound within the cannabis plant. That means it is the ingredient that causes a “high.” If the product has less than 0.3% THC, it will not cause a high, hence the limitation set in place.
Red Flag #3: Incorrect Cannabinoids
Different types of CBD will include different compounds from the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum CBD should have all available compounds found in the cannabis plant within it. The level of THC in these CBD products, as stated, must be less than 0.3 percent. Broad-spectrum CBD should have nearly all available compounds found in the cannabis plant, except for THC. If you’re purchasing this type of CBD, the COA should say that the level of THC is “Not Detected,” or “ND.” The same should be true of CBD isolate, which should show ND results for all cannabinoids except for cannabidiol.
Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in plants that are responsible for the fragrance, taste, and pigment. They can have both therapeutic and medicinal properties, so many CBD brands will include them in their products. It is not necessary for a quality product, though. Thus, this section doesn’t come with any red flags.
Obviously, you want to use a product that will not jeopardize your health. That is what makes the safety analysis of CBD so critical. Make sure you check these important COA sections to ensure the product you choose is a safe product.
Pesticides are substances that are used to kill or repel pests. However, these substances do not know the difference between a human and an insect. Thus, the toxic effects persist. Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, ADHD, and birth defects have all been linked to pesticide consumption. Make sure pesticides are Not Detected in your CBD product.
Mycotoxins are the naturally occurring toxins that cause food to mold. It is okay to have a certain amount of mycotoxins in your system, but you are already getting them from your food. You want to make sure that your choice of CBD shows that these toxins are Not Detected.
Residual Solvents Analysis
In order to extract CBD and other cannabinoids from hemp, solvents are used. However, these solvents should not end up in the product itself. Thus, you want the residual solvent analysis to be full of ND results.
Heavy Metal Analysis
The presence of heavy metals in your CBD can cause body aches and headaches while making you feel down. This is the exact opposite of what you want. Make sure all heavy metals listed are Not Detected.
The microbiology analysis tests for microorganisms within the CBD. This can include harmful microorganisms such as E. coli and Salmonella. It is clear that you do not want these contaminants in your product, so make sure the results all say ND.
At Naked Roots CBD, we will always deliver Premium Grade CBD products that are ROOTED in Quality, Trust, and Transparency. That is why we do third-party batch testing and share the COAs on our website. No matter what you’re looking for, we have a product for you.
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We carry the finest quality products in the industry, yet we’re small enough to care about whether or not you do business with us. With Naked Roots CBD, you’re not just a name – you’re a valued customer. Check out our batch testing now and see the quality of our products for yourself!
“At Naked Roots CBD, we will always deliver Premium Grade CBD products that are “Rooted” in quality, trust, and transparency.”