CBD products are everywhere today and for good reason. When taken regularly, CBD may
improve mood, lessen anxiety, reduce pain, help with insomnia, and more. But how do you know if the product you’re buying is safe and has the dosage of CBD that is listed on the package? What makes a CBD brand trustworthy? This is where third-party testing comes in and is an important factor in helping you decide which CBD products are right for you. Let’s understand what third-party testing is and why it’s important.
What is CBD?
CBD is a component derived from the cannabis plant, which has been used medicinally for thousands of years. While the cannabis plant has been used throughout history, it is only in the past few decades that scientists have begun to study the individual elements that make the plant effective. This is due to the discovery of a regulatory system in our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system’s main function is to keep our bodies in homeostasis or, an easier way to put it, balance.
As it turns out, the chemical makeup of the cannabis plant interacts directly with the ECS, offering support when our system becomes unbalanced. Our bodies are built differently from each other, and every person has a different ECS system. That means CBD affects each person differently. Some people need to only take small doses to achieve the desired effects, while others need to take larger doses or different concentrations. Because the discovery of the ECS was so recent, there is still a lot of research to be done about CBD and the way it interacts with the human body, so it is not yet an exact science.
What is Third Party Lab Testing?
When a CBD product is tested by a third party, a company sends it to a lab where the product is analyzed. The lab will look for the concentration of the THC and CBD cannabinoids. They may also look for chemicals, heavy metals, and any other contaminants that may be present.
The level of testing among CBD companies varies. Some CBD sellers don’t test at all. Others test or even double test for the amount of CBD content. The most legitimate and trustworthy CBD sellers will test for chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, in addition to the amount of CBD content present. A CBD company who tests their products makes the lab reports available to consumers as proof of the quality of their products.
Sellers (like us!) understand how confusing the current marketplace is and will always test our products to the full extent. Testing is expensive, which is one reason some companies don’t offer it. But it ensures consumers that they are getting the best available product. Testing makes it easy to spot scammers who are simply jumping on the CBD bandwagon and not selling a good product.
Why is CBD testing important?
Right now, CBD products are still largely unregulated. Because CBD has skyrocketed in popularity practically overnight, many companies are simply jumping on the CBD train without certifying that they’re selling a real, legitimate, tested product. This means the amount of CBD in products you are buying may or may not contain the dosage the company claims on the package. When you buy these CBD products, it can be difficult for you to find the correct dosage because it can vary so much between batches of product.
The growing of cannabis plants isn’t well regulated. Growers can spray their plants with pesticides and other harmful chemicals, and then turn these tainted plants into CBD products. Uninformed consumers will simply see the product labeled as containing CBD and buy it without looking any further. And even for informed customers, the market can be extremely confusing and hard to navigate.
In addition, it’s important to understand CBD’s relationship to marijuana. Both the marijuana plant and the hemp plants are varieties of cannabis. The marijuana plant often contains higher levels of THC, which is the compound that makes people feel “high.” While CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana plants, only CBD derived from hemp is legal to purchase in the United States. Legal CBD products also must contain less than 0.3% THC or else they’re considered marijuana, which is still illegal on a federal level
What should I look for in a CBD brand?
If you’re interested in trying CBD, it’s important to find a brand that you can trust, so you can be assured that you’re getting a healthy, safe product every time. But how do you know that a brand is trustworthy?
- Never buy CBD products from a brand that isn’t willing to get their product tested, as it can be a sign that they’re trying to hide something.
- Not all third-party testing is created equal. Look for a CBD company that tests its products for CBD content in addition to other harmful ingredients.
- Look for companies that make this information available to you, ideally on the website.
- A legitimate CBD seller will also have a great customer service team who is happy to answer any questions you have about their products.
Why should I trust Allvane?
The core of our business at Allvane is truth, honestly and transparency. With so many illegitimate products on the market, it was and is our goal to provide customers with legitimate, safe, effective CBD products.
We invest in the highest level of 3rd
party testing available in the United States and our test results are available on our website. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best CBD buying experience possible.
We offer a wide variety of CBD oils, topical, and gummy products, including items that can also help your pet. You are bound to find a product that works for you. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to ask! Reach us through our contact form or email us at support.