Understanding Your CBD Lab Report

Understand Your Molecular CBD Lab Report

Everywhere you look, you may see a variety of names and phrases for CBD. To understand your CBD lab report for products, you need to understand some of the basics of CBD. 

What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis. CBD is the compound that is non-intoxicating and none-euphoric, meaning it won't get you high. 

Where does CBD come from? 

Cannabidiol (CBD is a molecular compound found in the three species of cannabis plants.

Cannabis refers to the genus (type) of plants, which has three species: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. 

What's the difference between hemp-derived CBD & cannabis-derived CBD?

Hemp-derived CBD has 0.3% THC or less. Hemp is not it's own species of cannabis. Hemp is a Sativa species. And it's legal in all 50 states. 

Cannabis-derived CBD can have 0.3% THC or higher. The DEA classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug with no accepted medical use. CBD sourced from cannabis, even those with 0% THC, are illegal at a federal level by their plant origin. 

What are Cannabidiol Extracts?

There are two forms of cannabidiol-extracted base ingredients for every product on the market, hemp extract or CBD isolate. It is these compounds that make a CBD product a CBD product. The hemp extract or isolates available for purchase are standalone products or may be combined with additional ingredients to create a specific type of CBD product. 

CBD (hemp-derived) extract is a thick, oily substance that ranges from a dark black paste to a golden color and consistency. This extract contains plant materials like terpenoids, fatty acids, and cannabinoids. The compound is designed to provide maximum medicinal benefits. 

High-quality CBD extracts preserve the full range of components and can be referred to as a full-spectrum. 

CBD isolate a pure, crystalline substance produced by further processing a CBD extract to remove all other compounds, leaving only the single BD molecule, usually about 95%+ pure CBD. Many people love isolates because it contains no-THC. 

How to Read Your CBD Lab Report 

When you look at your report, you will see a section that says "cannabinoid profile." This section shows the cannabinoid content levels found in your CBD product. It is what will show you the purity and potency of your CBD product. The lab cannabinoid profile will show you:   

  1. The spectrum of the product by seeing the presence of measured cannabinoids. 
  2. The potency of the product by showing the concentration of measured cannabinoids. - The strength is shown as a percent of weight or mg/unit. 
  3. And if the product contains non-decarboxylated raw material by seeing the presence and ratios of acid forms to non-acid cannabinoid forms. 
     SPECTRUM   CBD   OTHER CANNABINOIDS 0.3% THC OR LESS
    Isolate Based  yes no  0%
    Broad-Spectrum yes yes ND (non-detectable)
    Full-Spectrum yes yes yes
    Our Hydro Drops yes yes ND (non-detectable)

     

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