With all the new Delta 8 products on the market today, its very important that you do your own research on what Delta 8 product(s) that you choose to purchase to guarantee that it's safe and authentic.
Thankfully, all the information you need to make your educated decision before purchasing is available here.
What is a COA?
The Certificate of Analysis shows the percentages of each substance in a product. These will ultimately tell you the potency of the product and how many different cannabinoids were used and at what amounts.
What to Look for in a COA
Make sure your product has been third-party tested. This is the only way to know that the results shown are credible. A third party lab will look at the product objectively and provide a more thorough test.
Does the product label match the COA report?
Any standout terms on the product label should be fact-checked with the COA. For example, if a product claims to be full-spectrum, make sure there are adequate levels of Delta 8 THC as well as CBD. Also make sure to confirm that the product is not above the legal limit of Delta-9 THC.
If a manufacturer doesn't have a COA readily available make sure to directly contact them through email, or whatever method you seem fit. You're ingesting these Delta 8 products, so demanding transparency from the company is valid.