Learn to Read the COA (Certificate of Analysis)

We firmly believe that you should fully understand what you put in and on your body. You should talk to your doctor about it as well. We also believe that all companies should be required to have independent third party testing done by certified labs to ensure quality. On our website, we provide the COA for all products that we sell. We also have a QR code on all of our products that takes you to that page. Transparency and Trust are very important to us.

1) Potency
This section breaks down the cannabinoid content in each Receptra Naturals product. You will notice that CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid in each of our 100% American grown and manufactured hemp extracts.

2) CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant. Our hemp phenotype naturally produces CBD in abundance compared to other cannabinoids. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive and antibacterial. Generally, our customers are most concerned with CBD content. You will notice that Receptra Plus contains a minimum of 49.83 mg/mL as defined in the “Pass Value” column. In order to receive a passing grade, the CBD content must meet or exceed the advertised value. Since 2003, the United States Government has held a patent on CBD for its use as an antioxidant, neuroprotectant and anti-inflammatory.

3) CBD-A
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD-A) is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced by the hemp plant. When CBD-A is heated, the carboxylic acid group is expelled in the form of CO2 . When this reaction occurs, CBD-A is converted to CBD. 

4) THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid produced by the most cannabis plants. Our proprietary hemp genetics naturally produce low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. THC is legally permitted in Hemp products as long as the products contain less than the federally mandated 0.3% as defined in Section 7606 of the Farm Bill of 2013. All of our products comply with the Farm Bill of 2013 by containing less than 0.3% THC.

5) CBC
Cannabichromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating compound with the same origins as both THC and CBD in that they all stem from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). It converts from CBGA into cannabichrome carboxylic acid (CBCA), and then finally to CBC after exposure to heat. CBC in particular is known to interact with the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to pain perception. CBC is the third most abundant cannabinoid found in our product, only CBD and CBG are found in higher levels.

6) CBG
Cannabigerol (CBG) is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced by the Hemp plant. Currently there is little research about the effects of CBG. What scientists do know, is that CBG acts as the “stem cell” of most other cannabinoids. CBG is converted to other cannabinoids by enzymes in the Hemp plant. This explains why there is generally a very low concentration of CBG in mature Hemp plants.

7) CBN
Cannabinol (CBN) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid created by the degradation of certain cannabinoids. As the cannabinoids oxidize, they are converted to CBN. This process is stimulated by either heat or oxygen. Our growth and extraction processes naturally converts some low levels of THC into CBN.

8) Residual Solvents
The solvents remaining in Hemp extracts after the extraction process. In order to obtain a passing grade in this category, the residual solvents must exist in a concentration below the accepted pharmaceutical industry standards set forth by the U.S. pharmacopeia.

9) Yeasts, Coliforms and Molds
The presence of outside organisms can contaminate any product. It becomes especially concerning when they are found in products you are meant to ingest. This section informs the consumer of the presence of any outside organisms within the product. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade in this section, there can be ZERO presence of any yeasts, coliforms, or molds (contaminants).

10) Total Aerobic Count
This is a reference to the aerobic bacteria content of our Hemp oil. Aerobic bacteria are bacteria that grow when oxygen is present and are a common cause of clinical infection. Our finished Hemp oils will never contain aerobic bacteria.

11) Total Coliforms
Coliforms are bacteria commonly found in the soil, human and animal waste, and water that has been contaminated by runoff. Coliforms are typically not harmful to humans and are often found in the gut of warm-blooded animals. The Environmental Protection Agency and others, use coliform content to determine the ability of other bacteria and pathogens to thrive in things like drinking water and products meant for ingestion.

12) Total Yeasts and Molds
This is the total count of yeasts and mold contained in the tested batch. You will notice that in order to obtain a passing grade, there can be ZERO presence of any yeasts or molds. Yeast and mold belong to the fungus family. Both yeast and mold require organic hosts to derive nutrition. Yeasts and molds grow on most foods and materials where there are available nutrients and small amounts of moisture. While most yeasts and molds are harmless to humans, it is recommended to consume as few yeasts and molds as possible. Our finished Hemp oils will never contain yeasts or molds.

13) E. Coli
14) Salmonella
15) Heavy Metals
16) Lead
17) Arsenic
18) Cadmium
19) Methylmercury
20) Sample Details
21) Comments
23) Signed Approval

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