Certificates of Analysis
A Certificate of Analysis, or COA, is a document that provides customers with detailed information showing our products are made to specification. Each COA indicates the quantity of cannabinoids, like CBD, found in each product as well as the levels of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, and THC found in an individual batch of products. These certificates demonstrate our commitment to transparency and emphasize how our products are manufactured with the highest standards of purity.
What’s In a Certificate of Analysis (CoA)?
When you open a CoA, you’re going to see a lot of information. Let’s start at the top:
Cannabinoids: These are the naturally occurring compounds found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant and in hemp extracts that consumers are seeking today for their health and wellness benefits. As such, CBD is the star of the CoA. Know that a small amount of THC occurs naturally in hemp, but per the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp extracts must contain no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. Other cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBN, and CBC, are also in our products, and a CoA will tell you exactly how much of those are present as well.
Microbial: This test ensures that your products don’t have microbiological contamination such as salmonella, yeast, and molds.
Residual Solvents and Heavy Metals: Lead, methyl mercury, and arsenic are not listed on any ingredient panel for a reason—you don’t want to ingest them. But many hemp-derived CBD products don’t pass tests for these things because of the soil they were grown in. Consider this: hemp plants were used to help clean up the soil around Chernobyl. You wouldn’t want to consume a hemp extract from Chernobyl hemp as its job was to pull toxins out of the soil. On the other hand, our hemp is grown on certified organic U.S. family farms only after extensive soil and water source testing.
Pesticides: We understand that pesticides are a part of modern agriculture, but they aren’t a part of what you want to be consuming if you can avoid them. As we explained earlier, anything you spray on a hemp plant will show up in a hemp extract – from which CBD is extracted.