The most reputable companies that source U.S. grown hemp to create their products aren’t just straightforward about how their hemp was grown. They also provide the independent lab test results that prove their products are free from potential contaminants.
Third party lab test results aren’t required by law in order to sell CBD. Therefore, the companies, such as Zula Essentials, that offer third party lab results on the products made from U.S. grown hemp are going above and beyond what is required. These are the ones you can trust.
What exactly do these lab tests look for?
In addition to cannabinoid content—including how much CBD your product contains and the presence or lack of THC—labs also test for the potential toxins that could be present in your product. Remember, hemp soaks up everything from the soil in which it’s planted, including pesticides and other chemicals that may be present.
When a company offers lab test results, they are typically in the form of a Certificate of Analysis (COA) that may be posted on the company’s website.
A COA should indicate the presence or lack of any pesticides, herbicides, residual solvents and heavy metals. At Zula Essentials, our test results, for example, include:
- Testing for 10 different pesticides.
- Testing for 7 residual solvents.
- Testing for 4 heavy metals (cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury).
We believe that testing products for contaminants is a must. When hemp isn’t grown domestically, it can be almost impossible to know the conditions in which it was grown, and without third party lab test results, your CBD oil could contain any pesticides or heavy metals that were present during cultivation. When it comes to knowing what’s in your CBD, we can’t stress enough how important it is to ensure that your products come with third party lab test results. To shop quality CBD wellness products, visit www.zulaessential.com