The hemp-derived CBD market is a booming sector across the globe. From CBD tinctures to CBD lotions, consumers now have access to a plethora of CBD products. It is remarkable to see just how popular CBD products are amongst consumers today. It is also a bit scary to see just how many CBD brands are available in this pioneering market. The hemp-CBD marketplace may be federally legal now, thanks to the Hemp Farm Bill of 2018, but it is still an unregulated market. The integrity, transparency, and quality of a CBD product is the sole responsibility of every individual CBD brand. The only checks and balances on the hemp industry are CBD lab results. Without diligent CBD lab results, consumers have no quality assurance and are taking quite the risk by putting all their trust in unregulated capitalism. No offense to the authentic and transparent CBD brands, but there a multitude of mediocre CBD products available to consumers today.
Let’s take a look at why CBD lab results are so crucial in the hemp marketplace!
Why Should a Third-Party Lab Test Every CBD Product?
There should always be a systematic approach to quality assurance for any product in every industry, but this is especially important in a consumable marketplace with little to no federal regulations. The hemp-CBD market is saturated with CBD brands claiming to be the cleanest, purest, highest-grade CBD products in the industry. In other markets, consumers can typically trust a brand’s labels and ingredient lists thanks to federal and state regulations, but the CBD brands have yet to receive federal guidance or standards to ensure only the best CBD products reach consumers. For this reason, many CBD brands use broad marketing terms and tactics that attract consumers to their brand without any focus on consumer education.
The only way a consumer can partially ensure a quality product is through CBD lab results. Without reliable lab results, consumers drastically increase their risk of consuming a fake or harmful product. In particular, third-party CBD lab results are essential to showing consumers that a product has thoroughly tested prior to public sale and consumption. While in-house CBD lab results may be valid, it is best to have an unbiased third-party lab test to prove the integrity of the CBD product.
What Do CBD Lab Results Provide Consumers?
Aside from basic overall quality assurance, CBD lab results show the due diligence of a CBD brand and their willingness to be utterly transparent with the consumer. Lab results take an in-depth look at the quality of the materials used in CBD extractions, the quality of the CBD extracts, and the quality of the final CBD product.
Every CBD product should undergo the following CBD lab tests to ensure the safety and integrity of the products before reaching consumers:
- Cannabinoid Potency
- Terpene Profiles
- Pesticide Testing
- Heavy Metal Testing
- Microbial Contamination Testing
- Residual Solvent Analysis
Not only do consumers deserve to know precisely how much CBD is in their products, they deserve to know they aren’t misbranded with false CBD potencies. It is also essential for every CBD product to show it contains no heavy metals, pesticides or herbicides, and no residual solvents from the CBD extraction. As a good rule of thumb, every CBD brand should follow the suit of Seabedee and put every batch of products through a three-step CBD lab test.
- Test all hemp materials used in the extraction process for contaminants, heavy metals, and pesticides.
- Every CBD extract should undergo residual solvent, microbial, and cannabinoid/terpene testing.
- Before shipping a batch of CBD products to consumers, every batch must undergo a final round of testing. It ensures the exact cannabinoid potencies and overall safety of the final product with any additives to the final product.
While CBD lab results don't 100% absolutely ensure a quality and safe product, it is the best checks and balances on the industry at this time. Seabedee does a phenomenal job of providing consumers with the honesty, integrity, and authenticity that the entire hemp industry needs.
“A Healthy Outside Starts from the Inside” — Seabedee
Any CBD brands or product lines that provide CBD lab results for every step of their process is a brand that consumers can trust. Seabedee goes above and beyond product testing and ensures every production step undergoes quality assurance testing. The Seabedee test results aren't just a basic lab report showing the potency of cannabinoids in the product; it provides customers with comprehensive information showing that all of their hemp materials, CBD extracts, and final products are legitimate products safe for consumption.
Seabedee understands the difficulty that consumers have with finding a truly authentic and honest CBD product. It is Seabedee's mission to bring only the highest-grade CBD products to the marketplace with diligent CBD lab results to prove their hyper compliant methods!
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