Testing Methods

With a complete focus on producing the most exceptional hemp supplements possible, we take the comprehensive analytical testing performed at each stage of production very seriously. We also provide an unprecedented breadth of publicly available certificates of analysis from third-party ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories for each batch of our products.

We have multiple tests run by multiple laboratories, each test having its own ISO/IEC 17025 accredited standard operating procedure. The specific analytical method utilized for each test performed is listed on its certificate of analysis.

Identity & Potency

We want you to know the content of Phytocannabinoids, Phytoterpenes and Phytonutrients we strive to provide in our supplements. This includes flavonoids and fatty acids, as well as the nutritional metals our Hemp plants and Macadamia trees naturally transfer from their certified organic soil into the flowers and nuts we harvest from them.

Identity & Potency Analyses

  • 17+ Primary and Secondary Phytocannabinoids (incl. CBD, CBDA, CBC, CBCA, CBG, CBGA, CBDV, CBDVA, THC, THCA, d8-THC, THCV, THCVA, CBN, CBE, CBL, CBT...)
  • 50+ Phytoterpenes
  • 14 Flavonoids (including Cannflavin A, B, & C)
  • 16 Nutritional Minerals
  • Fatty Acid Profile

(Note: Not all the above analytes tested will be found within detection limits in our products.)

CANNACEA Tagrids 100 Cannabinoid Chromatogram
Cannabinoid HPLC chromatogram for CANNACEA Tagrid's 100 Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (in-process potency verification)


On the other hand, we also want you to know what is not found in our products.  While human activities are far too often tainted by the use of toxic chemicals and processes with a narrow eye on profitability, we see things very differently. For your well-being, let alone for the health of Earth's wondrous ecosystems, we ensure a whole host of things harmful to people and the environment never come near our products or processes (CANNACEA has certified organic ingredients and manufacturing, after all!). This includes toxic metals, chemical agents, dangerous microorganisms and their toxins.  Going further, we also analyze for byproducts of natural oxidation and degradation that would not only impact the freshness, aroma and palatability of our hemp oils, but more importantly could diminish how good they are for your health.

Purity Analyses

  • 450+ Pesticides (includes Glyphosate [Roundup®] testing)
  • 40+ Solvents
  • Toxic Metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, & Mercury)
  • Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins & Ochratoxin)
  • Microbiology (Aerobic bacteria, Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative bacteria, E.Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, & Pseudomonas aeruginosa)
  • Yeast and Mold
  • Water Activity
  • Oil Oxidation (Peroxide Value & para-Anisidine Value)
  • Oil Degradation/Hydrolysis (Free Fatty Acids)

CANNACEA is setting new standards of transparent quality assurance for your safety, enjoyment and peace of mind.

Inside HPLC System
Internals of HPLC (High Precision Liquid Chromatography) sample analysis system

Third-Party Laboratories

We select only the finest ISO/IEC 17025 accredited analytical laboratories in the USA to provide our critical quality assurance third-party testing. We have worked with many well-established labs in the country since we began qualifying laboratories in 2016 under our stringent accuracy and consistency standards. We currently work closely with the following ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs:

Columbia Laboratories - OR

Confidence Analytics - WA

Steep Hill - CA/AR

ProVerde Laboratories - MA

ACS Laboratory - FL

Analytical Resource Laboratories - UT