The Importance of Lab Testing & Certification with CBD Products

When it comes to CBD products, we know you want to feel assured you’re getting top quality, safe options from a reliable source. That’s why we take lab testing and certification so seriously. 

What should you look for when buying CBD products?

When made correctly, CBD can help users feel calm and relaxed, making it a popular choice for many suffering with anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and other ailments to help with their overall wellbeing. 

Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is an illegal chemical compound found in cannabis, CBD is safe, non-addictive and is not psychoactive, meaning it does not give you any feeling of intoxication. Genuine CBD products cannot legally contain more than 0.2% THC in the EU.

Our CBD is extracted straight from the plant with the majority of THC removed. Similarly, we need to be sure that the product has the amount of CBD advertised, and does not contain any harmful chemicals, metals or byproducts. 

Why do we need lab testing?

In short, lab testing ensures that CBD products and their ingredients are genuine. With so many products on the market, you need to know which ones you can trust and which products have misleading labels with inaccurate ingredients. 

As mentioned earlier, the law for CBD companies is that products must have a maximum of 0.2% THC. According to Hemp Today, a recent study conducted by PhytoVista, a team of analysts commissioned by the UK’s Centre for Medical Cannabis, found that almost half of 30 CBD products being sold in the UK tested positive for more than 0.2% THC, with an average of 0.4%, double the legal limit.

Meanwhile, only 11 of 29 products tested were within the 10% of the advertised CBD content. 11 of the 29 products tested had less than 50% of the CBD advertised on the label, with one sample having no CBD content at all. 

Even trusted brands like Holland and Barrett were found to be selling illegal cannabis oil which contained more than four times the legal limit of THC.

These findings were only discovered when a third party laboratory, Fera Science, conducted additional testing on the products in question. 

This is exactly why lab testing from third parties and certification of authenticity is vital when buying any CBD product. This is also why we take such pride in the steps we take to ensure all the products we sell are genuine, trustworthy and contain only what is on the label, so you know what you’re really buying. 



How does the Pharma CBD ensure all products are genuine?

We have extremely high standards when it comes to the quality of the CBD products we sell, working only with brands which have been independently tested and certified. To guarantee that none of our products contain any harmful chemicals or byproducts, they are all independently tested by unbiased, third party laboratories. 

This also ensures that you are getting exactly what it says on the label, including the exact amount of CBD stated on the label, making it easier for you to get the right products to help you and your all-around wellbeing. 

Find out more about CBD oil in the UK and what it can do for you on Pharma CBD’s news page. 

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