What it Takes to Earn the Seal
To earn the Remedy Review Seal of Approval a brand must complete a two-step quality review. The first step of this unbiased process takes place at a third-party ISO-certified laboratory that specializes in testing hemp products. There, products are tested using the following criteria.
Label Accuracy: The sample is analyzed for plant-based cannabinoids by Liquid Chromatography. This profile of potency is measured against the concentration on the label. Most labels list a total number of milligrams of CBD. One can divide the total milligrams of CBD by the milliliters in the bottle to arrive at a promised concentration. We measure this label concentration against the concentration the lab finds. A label within 10% of the test results is deemed accurate.
Terpene Profile: The sample is analyzed by Head-Space Gas Chromatography (HS-GC). Collected data is compared to data collected for certified reference standards at known concentrations. Terpenes are a great measure of quality for full-plant products, but not a measure of pass/fail.
Heavy Metal Test: A heavy metal test is performed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Lab tests look for the presence of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead.
Pesticide Test: Pesticide analysis is conducted using Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometric detection (LC/MS/MS). Lab method used for sample prep is based on the European method for pesticide analysis (EN 15662). Testing limits for ingestion are established by the State of California: CCR, Title 16, Division 42, Chapter 5, Section 5313.
Residual Solvents Test: Each sample is analyzed for volatile organic compounds, or residual solvents, using Head-Space Gas Chromatography (HS-GC). Collected data is compared with data that was gathered for certified reference standards at known concentrations.
Microbiological Contaminants Test: Test method is performed in accordance with requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This test is for Aerobic Bacteria, Coliform Bacteria, Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria, Yeast and Mold.
Pathogenic Bacterial Contaminants Test: Test method is performed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. This test is for E. coli and Salmonella.
Mycotoxin Testing: Test method is performed in accordance with ISO/IER 17025. This test is for Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin.