These days, you can find CBD everywhere, from supermarkets to gas stations. How does one choose a brand or product that is right for them? Start with the Lab Report – and if a brand doesn’t have one, take a pass on them! Fake cannabinoids can be dangerous, and, because CBD is not federally regulated, there are no regulations that enforce quality controls. This leaves it up to brands to make sure their products are safe for consumption, so finding a brand that values this is essential. Before you go ahead and buy anything, it’s important to make sure that the manufacturer has taken measures to assure quality via a third-party CBD lab report.
What to Look For in a CBD Lab Report
When it comes to the packaging on a CBD product, the manufacturer can say virtually anything they want. If the packaging is incorrect, it could be the result of willful deception or it could be an honest mistake that occurs during production, either way, you don’t want to risk it. Third party testing ensures that what you see is what you get.
That’s why you should look for information indicating that the manufacturer had a third-party laboratory inspect their products. You should keep your eye out for various points of information on the lab report, particularly the following points.
You’re not paying for THC, which is still a controlled substance and will remain such for a long time in all likelihood. However, you usually get a little bit of it in hemp-derived products. Levels of THC below 0.3% are both legal and far too low to create a psychoactive effect, but you need a guarantee that these quantities are where they should be. Too much THC, and you could end up violating the law or experiencing unwanted effects. A CBD lab report will provide precise estimates on the THC content, which will help you make the right decisions.
The packaging on a CBD product might describe its level of CBD as higher than what is actually in the bottle, jar or tube. Higher levels of CBD warrant a higher price tag as you need a smaller amount of the product to get the same effect, so unscrupulous manufacturers have reasons to engage in such activities. You should look for the lab report and make sure that the amount of CBD matches up to what the packaging advertises.
CBD and THC are the two most well-known cannabinoids, but they’re not the only ones. There’s a running theory that the other cannabinoids and terpenes, non-CBD/THC compounds within hemp, enhance the effects of CBD. Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD will have a rich cannabinoid profile (i.e. will usually include at least one other cannabinoid on the lab report), but anything made from CBD isolate should not have any terpenes or alternative cannabinoids.
Premium Supplements from Betoken CBD
At Betoken CBD, we run all of our products through a reputable third-party laboratory. When you buy from us, you can rest assured that what we advertise is exactly what you’re getting. Whether you’re an experienced CBD enthusiast or want to try it for the first time, we’re sure to offer what you’re looking for.