HOW TO READ A CBD THIRD PARTY LAB TEST
Securing third-party lab tests and making those results available for each individual product we offer is a commitment Remedy Tree takes seriously. Providing a premium CBD product means being committed to transparency and direct access to our CBD product lab tests.
This is common practice here at Remedy Tree, where we provide premium CBD products for people, pets as well as other businesses through our blank bottle and wholesale programs.
Here is a quick breakdown of how to read our CBD lab reports – the results from our labs and those from third-party labs.
Certificate of Quality Assurance (COA)
To begin, let’s start with the Certificate of Quality Assurance. The Certificate of Quality Assurance or COA is the document telling you exactly what is and isn’t in the product.
Initially you will see product information, including the manufacturing date, the lot number, and active and inactive ingredients. Below that, you’ll see an analysis of the bulk oil. The analysis shows you the terpenes, CBD content and physical attributes of our USA grown hemp oil.
The COA contains detailed information about the CBD oil we use to produce the product you and your pets ultimately consume in the form of tinctures, softgels, gummies, treats and more. It also shows buyers that Remedy Tree is in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
CBD Third-Party Lab Reports
Finally, you’ll see the third-party reports. Third party reports reference the end product — the products you use at home, work and on the go.
There are a few detailed things you will want to understand in those reports:
Cannabinoid Content: This is a view into the isomers of CBD and THC. Some labs report ND or non-detectable for THC content. Other labs use <LOQ or Limit of Quantitation, meaning the test product did not contain enough of the ingredient for sensitive lab equipment to measure. For the product to be considered THC free, ND or <LOQ must be indicated.
Heavy Metals: The strictest rules in the country regarding heavy metals come out of Californina, these are the rules that Remedy Tree adheres to. Heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic can be found in the soil or be present on manufacturing equipment.
Pesticides: Similar to THC measurement, you’ll see a reporting of <LOQ or ND if no pesticides are present. We test for 59 different pesticides and all of our hemp is grown in the USA without pesticides.
Microbiology: This covers microbial contamination. Remedy Tree abides by USP regulations in regards to limits on microbial and we focus on salmonella, E. coli, yeast and mold. Our lab testing looks at current contamination and the ability for those microbes to grow as the product sits on our shelves.
Why is CBD lab testing important?
To show that what is on the label is what is in the product.
Lab testing verifies a product’s safety and potency.
Providing direct access to our lab reports and being completely transparent are key to our foundation at Remedy Tree. We want to provide easy access to our lab reports on every product we sell. It all comes back to serving our customers with the highest quality products on the market!
If you have any further questions about reading our lab reports, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org