The CBD industry has grown exponentially in the last few years and is expected to continue to do so. There are hundreds of products on the market, from tinctures and topicals to edibles and vape juice, the options are seemingly endless. With the rapid growth of the CBD industry, the market has been saturated with cheap, low-quality products produced by those looking to take advantage of a highly lucrative industry without considering the health and safety of its consumers.
CBD, the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, is federally legal across the U.S. given that the hemp CBD is derived from contains less than 0.3% THC. However, there is no distinct federal regulation that holds suppliers accountable for delivering the highest and safest quality of CBD to consumers. Without any set rules, companies are getting away with selling low-quality CBD products without having to disclose the source of the cannabinoids used or the process of extraction to their consumers. This has lead to an increase of cheap products that do not contain the advertised amount of CBD, often have more than 0.3% THC, and can even contain harmful chemicals from unsafe extraction processes.
The solution to the lack of federal guidelines lies within the self-regulation of the industry. Many companies feel a responsibility to provide high-quality, safe and effective CBD to health-conscious consumers and are doing so through third-party testing.
What is Third-Party Testing?
Third-party testing helps companies maintain partnerships with credible sources of CBD oil through transparent, unbiased test results. When a CBD product undergoes third-party testing, a sample of the product is sent off to a private lab unaffiliated with the manufacturer or distributor. There, the product is tested for the presence of various cannabinoids, potency and chemicals.
When a third-party private lab is involved in the testing process, companies can’t alter their results. CBD companies that publish their test results, like Koi, are working to create a standard of quality and safety for the CBD industry.
What is Koi’s Testing process?
At Koi, we strive to set the standard for high-quality CBD derived from naturally grown hemp. We use U.S. organically grown industrial hemp extracted in a certified facility for the most consistent results. Once our CBD products are crafted, we regularly send batches of each product to an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to test the quality of our CBD. All our test results are published and available for download from our website.
We take pride in providing high-quality CBD to our loyal customers and want the CBD industry to be a safe and trustworthy place for the health-conscious to find their daily balance. When purchasing CBD, always research the product before you buy it and look for third-party test results to ensure you get the quality you deserve.
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Written by Mark Bertler at koicbd.com