certificates of analysis (COAs)

There are three types of Certificates of Analysis (COAs).


  1. Outsourced Tested products (often referred to as "third party testing" on product packaging and descriptions) are sent to a "third party" laboratory for testing by the company that manufactures the finished product(s) and/or the brand owner. Unfortunately, the finished products that are sent to the laboratory by the manufacturer to be tested are not always the same finished products that get distributed to the public. Additionally, when a product fails laboratory testing, the manufacturer may still choose to distribute the failed batch/lot in an attempt to avoid the loss of funds that would otherwise be absorbed should the products be appropriately discarded. Often, these products are sold at a significantly reduced price to vendors who are strictly financially motivated.

  2. In-house Tested products (often referred to as "lab tested" on packaging and product descriptions) are not sent to a "third party" laboratory and are instead tested, in-house, by the manufacturer and/or brand owner. These "lab tests" tend to be extremely limited and often do not test for toxin levels. If a manufacturer is sharing the laboratory results of an in-house tested product to consumers as a valid COA, vendors and consumers are strongly advised to avoid these CBD products for their high potential of being a risk to public health.

  3. Unbiased Third Party Tested products (only referred to as "unbiased third party tested") are third party laboratory tests paid for by an unbiased company, that does not possess any conflicts of interest to affect its unbiased position. In order for a company to qualify as an unbiased 3rd party, the company cannot have any financial interests in the product's brand. Blaze Therapeutics is currently the only unbiased 3rd party company with an unbiased third party testing program for manufacturers of holistic, plant-based, products.

NOTE: Outsourced lab testing is often misleadingly referred to as "Third Party" Laboratory Testing by manufacturers and brand owners. Please note that Unbiased Third Party Testing and Third Party Testing are two completely different testing models.

Blaze Therapeutic regularly evaluates a variety of nutraceuticals derived from plants (like hemp and other therapeutic plant alternatives). Unfortunately, 80% of evaluated CBD products do not qualify for Responsible Distribution. In order to qualify for Responsible Distribution the product must be free of toxins, artificial colors, and laboratory generated flavors. The products must also be formulated in a therapeutically promising manner, and the contents of the product must match its label claims.

Certificate of analysis (COA) Results





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