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How To Read CBD Labels & CBD Lab Reports | Seabedee

CBD lab reports are something that most people are unfamiliar with, and typically just overlook. Small print, cannabis jargon and a bunch of abbreviated terminology. Trying to make sense of these confusing labels wouldn’t be worth the time and energy, right? Wrong. The third-party lab report verifies that you’re buying CBD that meets quality and content standards, and it empowers you to know exactly what is in the CBD product you’re purchasing. CBD lab reports are necessary for shopping effectively, safely, and are key to finding pure CBD products. Seabedee recognizes the importance of educating our customers on this matter, because you should be getting top-notch quality CBD and nothing less. Consider this a labels and lab reports tell-all. You’re welcome.

Why the Lab Report is Necessary

The FDA hasn’t provide fair and balanced oversight, so the CBD industry still operates in an unregulated space. This lack of oversight has allowed low-quality or even contaminated CBD companies to finagle their way into the market, most commonly in gas stations or drugstore shelves. A solution to this problem emerged when some of the leading brands in CBD started to initiate a new industry standard for quality CBD: 3rd party lab testing. CBD lab reports let consumers know that the product they’re purchasing has been sent to a lab to prove its purity and content. It’s vital to know the ins and outs of what’s in the products you’re purchasing. Third-party lab testing helps establish trust with the company you’re buying from because it demonstrates that the company is transparent and on top of their products’ quality control. 

What to Look for the on a CBD Lab Report

  1. Check to make sure the CBD content matches what is advertised on the product packaging. Truth be told, the product may advertise a certain mg of CBD content, but only the lab report can verify that. It’s important to double check the lab report to ensure you’re getting what you’re paying for. 
  2. Check the THC content, too. Whenever you’re purchasing a full spectrum CBD product, there will be a THC content of 0.3% or less in it. However, it is critical to ensure that the amount meets the legal standards of THC content, which is marked on the lab report as “Δ-9-THC”.
  3. Cannabinoid content matters. If you’re buying a full spectrum CBD product, make sure to check the lab reports to confirm that their are other cannabinoids present, such as CBN, CBDa and CBG. On the contrary, if you’re purchasing a CBD isolate, this section of a lab report should read zero.Check the microbiology and heavy metal screening. The microbiology screening tells you that your product is free from harmful microbes like yeast, molds, E-coli, and salmonella¹. The heavy metal screening ensures there’s no contamination from heavy metals that are potentially dangerous to your health, like arsenic, mercury and lead. The mycotoxin and and pesticide screenings should also be noted as “PASS” under the status column on the lab test. Make sure you’re checking these screenings to confirm that your product is safe and free of toxic components.

Where to Look for the Lab Report

The lab report shouldn’t be hard to find if the company you’re buying from is reputable. Here at Seabedee we update our lab reports with every new batch, which is publicly available on the Seabedee website Lab Results page. We also include QR codes on the packages of every one of our products, which can be scanned on your cellular device to see the lab report tests done for that product. Quality is important to us here at Seabedee, and we want to make sure all of our customers are getting the purity and transparency they deserve in a CBD product. Come shop our quality products today by visiting us on our website!

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