CBD is becoming increasingly popular and due to the lack of regulations, CBD products you see might not always be authentic. What’s worse is that these manufacturers claim to contain pure CBD extracts, and unknowingly, many customers end up buying them. However, upon consumption, they will not experience any effects. Therefore, it is usually advised to check third party testing results before buying a CBD product. There is another way to ensure the authenticity of the CBD, which is the QR code. Before we look into how to use the QR code, let’s discuss third party lab test.
What Is Third-Party Testing of CBD?
As said before, due to the lenient and unclear laws regarding CBD manufacturing, many brands do not produce authentic CBD. They mention the wrong CBD concentrations and contents of the extract on the label. There are companies that lie about the quality and benefits of their CBD and sometimes, even sell contaminated CBD.
However, there is one way to ensure the quality of the CBD extract- lab test results. Most of the CBD manufacturers provide the result of the test conducted on their product on the label. From the test, you can know the concentration of THC, other cannabinoids, and organic compounds. Since the concentration of many cannabinoids is too less to be calculated, they are often not mentioned in the results.
What Should You Look For In a Test Result?
The things you should look for in a result will depend on how you want to use your CBD. If you do not want to take THC, then check for the THC concentration on the label. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, it should not be more than 0.3 percent. However, rules regarding CBD vary from state to state, and thus, the THC concentration will depend on your state.
Also, ensure that you are not allergic to any compounds mentioned in the label. You should also look for the concentration of CBD so that you do not overdose. It is always safe to have little CBD if you are having it for the first time to see how your body reacts to it.
How To Check CBD Lab Result Using QR Code?
It is necessary that third-party tested CBD brands show QR code on their labels. In fact, it is one of the CBD label requirements. CBD QR code is an easy way to enable customers to see the contents of the product according to the lab test.
These are steps you need to follow to view the test results are:
- Open your phone’s camera and point it towards the QR code.
- You will get a notification to open the website in the browser to view the QR code.
- You will be taken to the test results when you click on the notification.
Do not buy a CBD product if you cannot find the QR code or the label. The chances of the product being fake are high.