How to read the CBD Certificate of Analysis
A CBD Certificate of Analysis is a certificate that represents the result of analyzing CBD and is available from the manufacturer. (For consumers, it can be found at the manufacturer.)
This document is mainly required by consumers, suppliers, importers and exporters.
Here are some more details on how to read them and what you should check.
First of all, you need to know which product you are analyzing for. Usually you will find the full name of the product, etc., in the upper left corner, and you will know that the following results are for this product.
Ingredient blending rate
This results in an analysis of the percentage of cannabinoids contained in hemp in the product. The main checkpoint is to check the main components such as CBD and TSC.
However, in recent years, there have been other good studies of cannabinoids. In particular, due to its properties such as CBDA and CBGA, it is recommended to check for ingredients that tend to have unstable blending rates.
With a more detailed certificate of analysis, you can also check other ingredients.
For full spectrum products, check out terpene, nutrients, and more.
Of course, the analysis date and the certificate creation date are different. However, if the certificate creation and analysis dates are too far apart, there may be some problems. In addition, the laws on cannabinoids and hemp are updated daily. Therefore, it is also important to check the date.
Limit of Quantitation
By understanding the analysis method and detection limits, you can verify that the certificate of analysis itself is trustworthy. Limit of Quantitation (LOQ) is an item that represents the detection limit of a component. For example, the appropriate analysis method can only measure TTH up to 0.02%. Then, even if TTH is included by 0.01%, the result will be "0%". You can't measure less than 0.02%. The high level of LOQ as much as possible also leads to the characteristics of a good product.
Thus, the CBD analysis certificate is a document to check not only between businesses, but also for consumers.