LABORATORY RESULTS

We use 3rd party lab tests for our entire product range, in return allowing us to ensure that the quality of our oils are the highest possible standards. We can guarantee that that our products contain the correct cannabinoid ratio as labelled on our packaging. All of our products are made from organic hemp and are free of any synthetic ingredients.


CANNABINOID HPLC

High-performance liquid chromatography, this technique is used in analytical chemistry to separate, identify, and quantify every component in a solution. It utilises pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent, containing the sample mixture downwards in a cylindrical column filled with a solid absorbent material. Every component in the sample mixture interacts slightly differently with the adsorbent material, causing a different flowing rate for every different component, leading to the separation of components within the mixture as they flow out the column. This allows us to measure the different cannabinoid ratios found in the oils that we extract. HPLC testing has been used for a variety of different industries. For example:

Manufacturing: (used during the production process of pharmaceutical and biological products)

Legal: (to detect for traces of performance enhancement drugs found in urine) Research: (separating the compounds of complex biological samples, or synthetic chemicals from each other)

PESTICIDE SCREENING

To meet the expectations of our consumers, our growers employ a wide a range of pest control measures to ensure that the products that we provide are plentiful and blemish free. All of our products are tested for over 300 harmful pesticides, we employ 3rd party labs to confirm that our products all fall within the legal detectable limits and are completely free from these harmful toxins that many other cheaper oils on the market contain.


 

HEAVY METALS TEST

Heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury are considered toxic when consumed and have serious negative health effects in the human body. These heavy metals accumulate in the food chain occurring in water, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, rice and grains. We test and screen for these heavy metals and we ensure that all off our products are completely free from these toxic elements.


MICROBIOLOGICAL SCREENING

At MCU Botanicals we provide the highest laboratory practices, we utilise microbiological analysis and screening, we use this method to detect, identify the accumulation of microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds, E.coli and enterobacteriaceae that can be found within a particular substance. Our products are screened using biological, biochemical, molecular or chemical methods for the detection and identification of these harmful microorganisms.

This testing method of the finished product is vital in any food manufacturing process in which these harmful bacteria’s can multiply, survive and grow.

We routinely analyse all of our products for these harmful substances, ensuring that our products are free from any microbiological contaminates.

TERPENOID TEST

Terpenes are substances responsible for the aroma in cannabis plants. Recent studies have proven that these terpenes interact with our endocannabinoid system binding to our cb2 cannabinoid receptors, so researchers are classing certain terpenes such as the β-Caryophyllene terpene, a cannabinoid within itself. These terpenes when combined with cannabinoids, play a vital role in the beneficial entourage effect. The method we use for the testing of these vital terpenes is called liquid gas chromatography.