The finished product is then sent out to a third-party lab for analysis to ensure purity and efficacy, and each batch’s test results are included in a Certificate of Analysis (Actually, two of them. We take this stuff pretty seriously.), available on our website and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are we so uptight about testing our hemp?
Hemp, because it’s a bio-accumulator plant, absorbs contaminants and toxins from its surrounding environment and acts as a phytoremediator for the soil in which it grows. Which is great for the soil, but can be pretty terrible for humans who consume tainted hemp.
Third-party testing ensures that products meet state and federal standards, but not all CBD brands do this — some aren’t super discriminating about where their hemp is grown and how it’s farmed. Depending on the farmland and the farmers working it, there can be a lot of bad stuff in soil, like toxic agricultural and industrial byproducts (and those can linger for decades). Third-party testing screens for any harmful, nasty contaminants (like cadmium, nickel, and lead), and confirms that hemp meets state and federal requirements to protect your health.