Hemp contains many cannabinoids, and a variety are pulled from the plant during the extraction process. From there, extracted cannabinoids can be used to create broad-spectrum products, or further processed to fully isolate a select cannabinoid, such as CBD.
Depending on the finished product, it may contain only the cannabinoid isolate or it may contain a spectrum of the extracted cannabinoids. Therefore, when purchasing a product, make sure you understand the difference.
At Asterra Labs, CBD in the only cannabinoid contained in our products. Our products are tested by an independent lab to ensure purity.
Scientists at the independent lab use high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to test Asterra Labs products for multiple cannabinoids, including Delta-9 THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, CBDV, CBC, CBN, CBG, CBGA, Delta-8 THC and THCV. We pledge to sell products that contain CBD alone, and no other cannabinoid.
The independent lab also tests to ensure products contain the correct potency as formulated and stated on the label (25mg, 50mg, 100mg of CBD).
Lab Tests & How to Read Them
Asterra Labs relies on a completely independent outside laboratory to test all our company’s products for quality and purity. We also test to ensure that each product we manufacture contains the marketed amount of CBD. There are plenty of companies selling CBD products without appropriate controls on their manufacturing processes and with substandard ingredients. In fact, the FDA has found products on the market that did not comply with label claims on the packaging.
When a CBD product contains ingredients not listed on packaging — or lacks ingredients listed on packaging — this reflects a lack of control on processes or a lack of care. Either way, these substandard products should be avoided.
Always look for a CBD product that has been tested independently and is accompanied by a certificate of analysis so you can confirm results for yourself.
When you purchase an Asterra Labs product, you can count on receiving exactly what is claimed on the packaging, which is:
A product that’s manufactured in America And contains pharmaceutical-grade ingredients per FDA regulations With zero THC And which has been tested and verified by an independent third party laboratory to confirm purity.
We settle for nothing but the best so that you, our customer, can be assured that you are receiving a quality product every time.
All of our products have a QR code right on the packaging that you can scan to confirm its purity. When you scan one of our QR codes, you will be directed to a website hosted by our third-party tester that contains all of the certificates of analysis for Asterra Labs products.
At that website, simply enter the batch number for the product in the search field, and the certificate of analysis will be displayed for your review.
Once you have sourced that certificate of analysis, you may ask, “What does all that information and data mean?” We are happy to tell you.
Finally, bookmark our Asterra Labs website and visit frequently. We’ll add blog posts that dive into testing so you might gain even more insight into the world of cannabinoids and analytical testing.