The last thing anyone wants is to be inhaling heavy metals, solvents, or nasty pesticides, and that’s one reason why those independent lab results are so vital. Any reputable company within the world of CBD will go to lengths to ensure their products are rigorously tested by objective, third-party labs who are approved and well-respected in the industry. Lab results are a vital part of the puzzle when buying CBD, and that’s down to the fact that the vaping industry is unregulated. Without going into too much detail here, there are no FDA standards for CBD in vape or nicotine vape liquids as they are still not approved products. That’s why the most reputable CBD (and nicotine) vape manufacturers send their products to approved labs for testing.
Recent news reports have been worrying for vapers, and even that’s an understatement. Uninformed reporting from certain mainstream media outlets made out that the numerous lung injuries from vaping reported applied to all vaping products. However, as it turns out, according to a recent announcement from the FDA, all of the cases of respiratory issues and tragic fatalities came from THC vape liquid and not from nicotine or CBD products. The culprit causing the lung issues, which affected more than a thousand people in one way or another, is thought to be a substance called “vitamin E acetate.” The FDA tested hundreds of THC-based E-liquids, and many of them contained this chemical, which is seemingly harmful to humans when vaporized.
While traditional lab testing analyzes the carrier liquids in E-liquid, it also offers a cannabinoid profile where THC or CBD vapes are concerned. But, more importantly still, are the tests for pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, molds, fungi, and most importantly, vitamin E acetate. It’s also advisable to only purchase products from companies who test their materials on a batch-by-batch basis. It isn’t cheap for companies to do that, but the best ones in the industry do so to offer their customers extra peace of mind. Checking for microbiological contaminants batch-by-batch is certainly “best practice,” especially in the unregulated vaping environment of today.
Reading lab test results correctly is another vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to buying vaping products and especially CBD vape juices. The cannabinoid profile will inform you of the amounts and percentages of CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes in the plant that are in the sample. The tests confirming no heavy metals, pesticides, or solvents are in the mix are reasonably straight forward and are displayed in an easy to understand format on the official test documents. Usually, the word “pass” will be shown clearly in the results next to the heavy metals and other environmental contaminants that could have found their way into the product.
In light of the recent lung issues which spanned 25 states and affected both men and women of all ages, possibly the most vital lab test to look out for (and to insist on) is the one for Tocopherol – the technical term for vitamin E acetate. It costs extra for companies to commission this additional testing, and even though it’s thought to only apply to THC-based liquids, one should err on the side of caution in any event. More and more vape suppliers are having their products tested for vitamin E acetate, as they should, and customers should verify these results exist before purchasing vaping products online or from dispensaries.
PhenoPen is a premium CBD vaping experience that’s great for people suffering from inflammation, pain, insomnia, and anxiety. It’s also good for people who want to remain calm in stressful situations, and for those wanting something natural than can help to improve their mood. PhenoPen’s sleek, high-quality vape pen contains a proprietary blend of CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes. But the special thing about PhenoPen is that there’s no PG, VG, or MCT carrier liquids in the mix, just 100% pure hemp extract. PhenoPen contains 59.7% CBD content and 300mg of CBD per 500mg cartridge. That translates to roughly 1mg of finest CBD per puff, and that’s handy when it comes to controlling the right CBD dose for you.
PhenoPen’s most recent batch of CBD has been rigorously tested by DB Labs in Las Vegas, and we’re pleased to confirm that our proprietary hemp extract vape contains no heavy metals, solvents, fungi or vitamin E acetate. You can view the full DB Labs results in a clear and concise format in PDF form at this link: DB labs – PhenoPen – Hemp Extract Test Results – 23.10.2019