What is a Certificate of Analysis
A Certificate of Analysis, also known as a third-party or independent laboratory report, is a document that details the breakdown, composition, and compounds found in CBD product samples sent for analysis to an independent and certified cannabis testing laboratory.
It can be as simple as just containing a potency profile or go as deep as showing ppb (parts per billion) values of pesticides, solvents, and other contaminants.
Cannabinoid content and potency.
The laboratory report will show how much CBD and other cannabinoids are present per millilitre (ml) of product. CBD content should match the advertised ml/dose or full-bottle value which can have a 10% variance, deemed acceptable by most regulatory bodies.
For example, a 1000mg CBD product should contain 1000mg of CBD irrespective of how much carrier oil may be in the container.
The same is true for full-spectrum, where THC content should show and declare that the CBD product is 100% THC free.
This should be a comprehensive list of pesticides and ideally, they should all be reported as PASS, 0, ND (not detected), or 10x lower than the upper limit allowed.
This should be a comprehensive list of solvents and should ideally be reported as PASS, 0, ND or 10x lower than the upper limit allowed.
Heavy metals testing:
The most common metals tested for are lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. You do not want any heavy metals in your CBD products.
Aerobic Bacteria, Coliform Bacteria, Bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and moulds are most commonly tested. Like heavy metals, you do not want any of these in your CBD.
We make no statements as to our Terpene levels and don’t advertise any specific Terpenes. Why not? Doing so would possibly require us to start
adding in terpenes to guarantee a certain profile.
We do not remove or add any compounds, and terpenes vary with every
plant, even under strict growing conditions.
There are a few terms and acronyms that require understanding in order to understand how to read a report.
NT (Not Tested) – Meaning the compound is listed by the lab as testable, but the CBD producer hasn’t requested testing.
ND (Not Detected) – This means the compound tested did not trigger a positive result. However, a positive result requires the compound to be detected above the set LOQ/LOD.
LOQ (Limit of Quantitation) – LOQ is the lowest concentration at which the analyte can not only be reliably detected, but at which some predefined goals for bias and imprecision are met. LOD (Limit of Detection) – The smallest concentration of a measure and that can be reliably measured by an analytical procedure. Predefined limits can be set by the lab according to their state regulations for said compound.
LLD (Lower Limit of Detection) – predefined limits can be set by the lab according to their state regulations for said compound. PPB (parts per billion) – How many parts per billion have been detected. UG/KG – Concentrations of compounds or chemicals measured in units of the mass of chemical (milligrams (mg) or micrograms (ug)) per mass (kilogram (kg)). This is written as mg/kg or ug/kg.
CFU/g (Colony-Forming Units per gram) – Used to measure the amount of live bacteria, microbes, or fungal cells present in the sample.
The minimum testing for:
The LOQ/LOD/LLD should be declared next to each compound test result, or above or below the corresponding contaminant section.
Ingestible products IE CBD Drops should be full, batch-specific lab reports detailing potency for all expected or advertised cannabinoids, heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, molds, yeast, and bacteria.
Certificates of Analysis are the only line of defence to ascertain whether the product is what it is advertised to be.
Is the CBD oil full-spectrum, full-spectrum, or isolate?
Full-spectrum CBD products should contain multiple cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (0.01% or less).
Broad-spectrum should be as above, but without THC (PuregenicsCBD is 100% THC Free). Isolate should be nothing more than CBD.
PuregenicsCBD’s willingness to be as transparent as possible with laboratory reports produced by a third party to ensure that our product is fully compliant.
PurgenicsCBD concentrated oil is tested when it arrives in the UK after being shipped from Europe.
Once manufactured and bottled in its varying CBD content, we have third party testing on every batch of our products and we are able to trace every product that we have manufactured.
The laboratory test for our CBD oil shows the concentration of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDa, CBG, THC, and over a half dozen others. The test is also for heavy metals, mould, mildew, fungus, yeast, E.coli, salmonella and mycotoxins.These tests are to protect the end user from any contamination.
We use CO2 extraction to minimise any contamination and checks are carried out at all stages of production.
If you had an allergy to coconuts, coconut oil , Medium Chain Trilycerides (MCT), or any other part of MCT oil. Please be aware that our CBD Oil contains MCT Oil.