What Can You Expect to See on a (1000mgs) Full-Spectrum 10% CBD Lab Report?
Full Spectrum 10% CBD contains all of the therapeutic cannabinoids including CBD, THC, flavonoids, and terpenes.
Published May 6, 2021.
Researches suggest that CBD may potentially manage anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
If you are new to CBD consumption, you might have noticed some labels on the product indicating whether it's from a full spectrum, broad-spectrum, or a CBD isolate.
With many dishonest dealers out there, you must be extra cautious when purchasing your product. Here we look at the full-spectrum product, what to expect in a lab report and how to understand the information given:
What Is Full-Spectrum CBD?
A full-spectrum CBD contains a given concentration of beneficial compounds in a cannabis plant. Each of the compounds has a specific purpose, including:
- Flavonoids- a cannabis plant contains over 20 distinct flavonoids. According to research, these compounds may help manage inflammation, cancer cells, and neuroprotective properties.
- Terpenes - with over 150 terpenes found in a plant, they are responsible for affecting the plant's aroma.
- Cannabinoids - cannabis plants contain more than 100 compounds, with CBD and THC being the primary compounds. Their effects include therapeutic and psychoactive properties.
By comparison, there is no THC in broad-spectrum while in CBD isolate, everything is removed except CBD. When purchasing your product, go through the provided lab report, and if not displayed, ask for it from the suppliers.
The Importance of Lab Reports in CBD Quality Assurance
With many poor-quality products, you must ensure you are getting the best product on the market. Availability of a lab report will assist you when evaluating suppliers. There are many companies masquerading as "reputable institutions" and claiming certain chemical components in their products that, when submitted to testing, contain totally different results. In fact, some products that claim to be THC-free have even been found to contain over 50% THC.
If the supplier is unwilling to share the lab results, this may be your cue to try another.
How to Read a CBD Lab Report and What to Look Out For
The CBD concentration
Fraudulent suppliers will confuse you into believing that the CBD content displayed on the label is the same amount contained in the product. A 1000mg full-Spectrum 10% CBD product's lab report should show that the product contains 10% CBD content. This will ensure you are getting what you pay for.
The amount of THC
Full-spectrum CBD products will contain a given concentration of THC. In the UK; the legal THC limit should be less than 0.2 %. If the product has a higher THC, you may be convicted for purchasing or distributing a controlled substance.
The lab report should indicate whether extra ingredients are present, both added and naturally occurring. These include terpenes, flavonoids, or even heavy metals. Terpenes and flavonoids have beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory agents and adding aroma to the product. Avoid purchasing products with heavy metals, these may have adverse side effects in the long run.
Knowing the weight of a product is essential when determining the dosage. The report should show that the product has 1000mg in net weight.