No matter what kind of CBD oil an independent CBD lab testing and a certificate of analysis is a must. These tests allow both customers and manufacturers to be clear about the product and its quality. This way consumer can become better understand the benefits and advantages of using CBD oil for both animals and humans.
Is CBD oil regulated?
The CBD industry is still in its infancy. It has not yet been regulated like the pharmaceutical and food industries. Many companies make low quality CBD products and sell them without the necessary certificates. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to market products that contain harmful elements such as pesticides, preservatives, heavy metals etc.
What is the solution and how to insure against bad CBD products?
Imagine that a company finds impurities in its oil and willingly sells it its customers. Unfortunately, this happens very often.
As for the CBD industry, the best options would be to regulate it like the food and pharmaceutical industries. Unfortunately, that will not happen any time soon. The only way to ensure quality product is to have independent CBD lab test analysis. It will have a complete analysis of the CBD oil and all of the existing ingredients. FOr company to get this analysis it must send a sample of its product to an independent laboratory for testing. Laboratory tests show that the product is free from potentially dangerous substances. Also, the laboratory issues an official certificate, showing the cannabinoid profile and the presence or absence of contaminants. Thirdly, independent laboratories reduce risk for customers and make companies responsible for the quality of their products.
HACCP, GMP, ISO 22000 and BIO Certificates in addition to independent CBD lab testing
While testing is very important, so is the certification. You want to see one of the following certifications: HACCP, GMP, ISO 22000 and/or BIO. This guarantees product to be made in accordance with food and/or pharmaceutical industry.
With this information, you are able to effectively compare products and make a decision about purchasing CBD oil.
In essence, purchasing a tested product ensures that you get a quality product. In any case, you should not buy a product that has not been CBD tested in independent laboratories.
Most companies test their products using their own quality control. You should look for those with high ethical principles that seek verification from an independent party. This is why Vestratek tests each produced batch of its full spectrum oil in independent laboratories.
This is how we know that our oil is a premium product. We listen and follow nature, and in turn, it gives us the best natural CBD oil!
As the regulations are still not in place, we recommend products form companies that have a certificate of quality issued by an independent laboratory.