In the evolving landscape of the cannabis industry, establishing and maintaining quality control is paramount.
Potency testing is an integral part of this quality assurance process, aiding in determining the concentration of cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
Nova Analytic Labs is your dependable ally for extensive potency testing and cannabinoid quantification.
Potency testing evaluates the total quantity of cannabinoid content in a product. Typically, this testing is performed using liquid chromatography with UV detectors to measure the amount of major cannabinoids. For the analysis of trace and minor cannabinoids, mass spectrometry is becoming more common.
With the increasing legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, there’s a burgeoning interest in the quality, potency, and purity of cannabis products across the nation. At Nova Analytic Labs, we offer a full spectrum of analytical services, including precise cannabis potency testing.
Historically, potency has been seen as the primary factor differentiating one strain of cannabis from another. THC has the most substantial influence on potency and is mainly responsible for the psychotropic effects of cannabis. However, with the growing recognition of cannabis as a powerful medicinal treatment for a variety of ailments, other cannabinoids like CBD are gaining increased attention for their anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties.
In this conversation about potency, it’s important not to overlook the significance of terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in cannabis and many other plants. They play a crucial role in influencing the overall effects of cannabis, often enhancing or moderating the impact of cannabinoids. By contributing to the entourage effect – where the combined effect of cannabinoids and terpenes is greater than their individual effects – terpenes further underscore the necessity of comprehensive potency testing.
Regardless of whether you’re a state-licensed distributor or a medical cannabis patient, understanding the cannabinoid levels of the product you’re selling or consuming is vital. THC is known for its analgesic properties as well as its ability to help alleviate stress disorders, insomnia, and nausea. A THC potency test can provide invaluable insights for individuals seeking to confirm the tetrahydrocannabinol content of their medicine.
At Nova Analytic Labs, we employ High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technology to test for THC potency and cannabinoid content. Our skilled analysts and laboratory technicians meticulously prepare, analyze, and quantify cannabinoids in your product samples.
THC – Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Carboxylic Acid
Δ8-THC – Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol
Δ9-THC – Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol
THCa – Tetrahydrocannabinonolic Acid
THCv – Tetrahydrocannabivarin
CBN – Cannabinol
CBC – Cannabichromene
CBD – Cannabidiol
CBDa – Cannibidol Acid
CBDv – Cannabidivarin
CBG – Cannabigerol
CBGa – Cannabigerolic Acid
While at-home potency testing kits are available, their accuracy and reliability can be questionable. For precise and timely potency testing, it’s essential to engage a third-party independent cannabis testing laboratory like Nova Analytic Labs. With over five decades of experience in quality assurance and quality control, we are dedicated to accurately measuring the purity and safety of all cannabinoid-containing products.
Choosing Nova Analytic Labs means selecting a team of professionals committed to helping you navigate the increasingly intricate landscape of cannabis regulation and product differentiation. Let’s work together to ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of your products. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your business in the cannabis industry.