TRANSPARENCY & INTEGRITY
With the recent passage of the FARM BILL- CBD and hemp companies seem to be popping up everywhere. As a consumer, this is both exciting and confusing – with the increase in options also comes an increase in misleading marketing practices. With the lack of federal regulation of CBD products, the hemp industry has had to become self-regulating. Here is a link to our 3rd party lab test at Pro verde labs which shows METAL PROFILE-0% THC PROFILE-TERPENE PROFILE
The way that CBD and hemp companies can put their money where their mouth is, is through non-biased, independent third-party lab testing. This means that the CBD or hemp company sends samples of their products, usually for each batch made, to a third-party who works as a neutral source to run a panel of tests to discern what is actually in the product.
Third-party lab testing is not required. However, if a company is not willing to test their products and provide that information to consumers, it should raise a red flag. On the flip side, if a CBD company is willing to be completely transparent about their products and their contents, it can be reassuring before you make a purchase.
Understanding lab results cannot only clear up any confusion about the contents of a product but also give you a better understanding of what is actually going into your body.
It’s important to note that not all tests are the same. CBD companies pay an outside laboratory to run tests. Some companies only pay the lab to test for CBD content, and while that is great information to have, a full panel lab test is what you need to show you that the product is indeed a Full Spectrum Hemp product that contains not only CBD but other important cannabinoids like CBG, CBD, CBDA and trace amounts of THC.
Full panel lab tests provide information on as many cannabinoids present as possible, as well as other factors including the presence of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. Without full panel third-party lab tests, companies could claim that any number of ingredients are in their products, while in reality the product may only contain a small portion of what they claim, or only CBD (isolate) which isn’t as effective.
Full spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and the potential for a wider effectiveness. A recent study indicated the entourage effects of a full spectrum hemp CBD oil were superior to an isolate in the effective treatment of most conditions and ailments.