Recently the consumer advocacy site Remedy Review ran an extensive bank of tests on a large number of popular CBD oils and found some unnerving results in a few products.
As more consumers become aware and concerned about improper labeling and claims on CBD products it’s increasingly important to have independent testing provided like that done by Remedy Reviews.
Two CBD products failed the testing for pesticides.
Joy Organics Orange Bliss 500mg CBD tincture and Pure Hemp Botanicals 750mg Pure CBD Oil Full Spectrum Oil were both found to contain pesticides. Joy Organics’ CBD oil failed the lab test upon the detection of the pesticide Imazalil
Pure Hemp’s CBD oil was found to contain the pesticide synergist piperonyl butoxide. The company has since issued a recall on the tincture.
According to Remedy Review: “Pesticide analysis was conducted using Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometric detection (LC/MS/MS). Lab method used for sample prep was based on the European method for pesticide analysis (EN 15662). Testing limits for ingestion established by the State of California: CCR, Title 16, Division 42, Chapter 5, Section 5313.”
Additionally Sagely Naturals Relief + Recovery CBD + Turmeric Capsules were found to contain bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria.
Remedy Review based in Raleigh, NC tested each of the products for CBD content, terpenes, dangerous heavy metals, pesticides, unacceptable levels of solvents, and microbiological contaminants. CBD tests were performed to verify label accuracy, with a threshold of no more than 10% deviance from labeling as acceptable.