As a relatively new product to the wellness market in the UK, millions of people are discovering CBD oil for the first time – and experimenting with different strengths, uses and applications!
One of the top queries around CBD usage is in finding the right supplier and having a brand that you trust. This is essential, since if you’re buying 30% potent CBD oil, you need the assurance that it does, in fact, contain what it says on the label.
We want to think that is a given – but the reality is, that the only way to be absolutely sure that your CBD is authentic is to select a brand who publishes third-party lab reports to verify that what they print on the label matches the tincture inside the bottle!
Adio is committed to excellence at every turn, and are passionate about establishing best practise standards for the UK CBD market. As such, we are proud to publish our independent laboratory reports, providing certificates of analysis from a respected lab to back up everything we say.
What is the Calculation for Working Out CBD Oil Strength?
A common way to throw a little misconception on the real strength of a CBD product is to use a vague measurement basis that your average user is not going to know how to interpret (without a visit to Google, that is!).
We use a simple percentage to indicate the strength of Adio CBD Oil you are buying, be that a 5%, 15% or 30% concentration.
Often, CBD oils state their strength in mg (milligrams). Still, the volume of oil in the bottle will be noted in ml (millilitres) – so we feel that a percentage is a precise measurement basis that everybody will be familiar with.
Still, that doesn’t apply to all CBD oils, so let’s run through how you can check out what strength you are really buying!
- Ml = mg / 1000 – so there are 1,000 mg to every ml.
- If you buy a 10 ml bottle, there are therefore 10,000 mg in total.
- Should the bottle indicate the CBD strength in mg, you can divide the total CBD by the number of mg in the bottle altogether – and bingo, you’ve got a real concentration as a percentage!
While you might not be keen to bring a calculator with you on a shopping trip, the majority of quality independent CBD retailers sell their products online. Knowing how to work out the concentration is a relatively quick way to make sure you’re only taking a CBD product that delivers what you expect.
Once you know what concentration a bottle states, the next obstacle to selecting a valuable CBD product is in checking whether that concentration is right for you – and if the tincture is in fact of that same strength.
How are Lab Testing Reports Important in Selecting a 30% CBD Oil?
We’d highlight that lab tests – while undoubtedly suitable practise – are not a mandatory requirement. It is very easy to find a CBD brand that sells products purporting to contain a 30% strength, without any documentation to back this up.
Lab testing matters, and third-party reports matter, because they not only substantiate that the product you’re buying is what you think it is, but also that compounds you do not wish to take are not present in your CBD.
Thousands of chemicals have been identified in CBD oils by our independent laboratories – and some that you most certainly do not wish to be ingesting.
One of the key properties of the Cannabis Sativa plant, from which CBD is extracted, is that it is a naturally bioaccumulator. That quality means that, like many plants, it absorbs minerals, metals and biohazards from the soil around it.
Any non-organic CBD product, or an organic product without the accompanying organic certifications, can contain any number of nasties, including:
- Heavy metals
Therefore, a testing report can rule out the presence of anything harmful that may be present in a non-organic CBD, particularly those produced outside the EU and UK where organic standards are far less rigorous, and legislation around the quality of industrial cannabis farming is less strict.
If you take a look at the Adio test report for our 30% CBD oil, you’ll see a few, clearly stated outcomes that can put your mind at ease:
- CBD content is verified at 30.23%.
- THC content is tested at 0.12% (well below the benchmark of 0.2%).
- Other compounds are tested to a 0.05% tolerance – meaning that anything below this measurement is considered so little as to not apply to the ingredients list.
Shop Our 100% Organic CBD Oils
We only use CBD extracted from 100% Certified Organic Hemp.
Explore the exceptional power of Mother Nature, with our unique CBD tinctures crafted from only the highest-quality organic ingredients.
Adio always recommends only purchasing CBD products from retailers who willingly provide this information.
Not only can you check that you’re getting what you pay for in terms of CBD content, but you can check for consistency between batches, more accurately control your dosage, and rule out illegal or harmful levels of other compounds that you do not wish to take.
How Can I Use a 30% CBD Oil Test Report to Decide on the Right Dosage?
Dosage is a tricky topic since the right amount of CBD oil for you will depend very much on your weight, the reason you are using CBD, and what the strength of the product is that you are using.