When it comes to Delta-8 products that people consume, especially one that is mind-altering, lab testing is extremely important for a handful of reasons. The lab results that are provided by companies are the only safeguard consumers have to ensure that what you’re paying for is what you are actually getting. These lab tests are referred to in the industry as a COA or “Certificate of Analysis”, and it is designed to protect the consumer throughout the lifespan of a product by revealing vital information about the product.
We highly recommend that when you are shopping for Delta-8 THC, you only purchase products from reputable companies that have had their products tested in a laboratory by a third party. At Delta-8 THC, we heavily focus on both quality and purity, and this is done with all of our Delta-8 THC products by submitting our extracts for third-party lab testing. We make our lab results publicly available on our Lab Tests page.
Why Lab Testing Delta 8 THC Is Important
There are a number of reasons why the brands you purchase your product from should be using a third party to test their products. Many of the reasons are obvious, however, there are also other reasons that consumers may not be aware of, and those are the ones that protect you both physically and financially. Below we will list a variety of reasons why lab testing each batch of Delta-8 THC matters.
THIRD-PARTY LAB TESTING IS REQUIRED
Believe it or not but the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requires farmers to have a third-party test the hemp they grow and requires processors to test products to ensure that the final product is 0.3% Delta-9 THC or below to remain legal and to be placed on the market. Anything over and it is considered marijuana.
One of the less obvious reasons why lab testing each batch of Delta-8 matters is the traceability. When purchasing Delta-8 THC products, the lab testing creates a paper trail, providing dates when the product was made, which batch it was a part of, and where it was made. A lot of industries commonly use lab testing or something similar to trace a product back to its origin. For instance, if you ate meat and got a bacterial infection, the store where you purchased the meat from can trace it and its batch back to its origin. This lets the store and its manufacturers know “hey, this batch of meat is bad, so let’s pull it from the shelves before anyone else gets sick.”
Lab tests significantly help you determine if the product you are paying for is actually worth it. There are many products on the market that claim to offer more than what they do. By having a lab test, you can view the details of the product and ensure that what is printed on the packaging reflects what is on the lab results.
This could also potentially help you save money as well. By purchasing products that aren’t delivering the results that are printed on the packaging, it could take more for you to feel the effects of the product, causing you to use the product more than you would otherwise. In other words, you will be spending more money to buy the product more often. By purchasing products that deliver the results printed on the label, you are receiving exactly what you pay for, meaning you may already know how much is needed of the product to benefit from its effects and won’t require more.
Informed buying is the best shopping you can do. By knowing more about the product, knowing exactly what you are getting, and how much you should be paying for it, you are more likely to make smarter buying decisions. Whether you are buying Delta-8 Carts or buying a pair of sunglasses, knowing more about the product will always benefit you.
Whenever you are shopping for Delta-8 THC products, or for any product, such as CBD, you should always make sure the company you are purchasing from provides a lab report or COA for that product. Use the tools that brands and manufacturers are required to make publicly available to you, and you will always come out on top.