Leafreport.com announced recently the release of a study finding that 60% of tested CBD products currently marketed for sleep contained the wrong amounts of CBD, CBN, and/or melatonin.
For this study, we purchased 52 popular CBD products marketed for sleep. These included gummies, tinctures, and capsules. Leafreport engaged Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs, an accredited third-party cannabis testing laboratory, to help with the study. Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs measured CBD, CBN, and melatonin levels in each product and sent back Certificates of Analysis (CoA) for each.
What we discovered was that more than half (60%) of the 52 tested products contained active ingredients like CBD, CBN, and melatonin that were off from the labeled strength by over 10% compared to the amounts of the active ingredients reported on the CoAs.
Here’s a look at key findings:
- Two out of three products tested that contained melatonin had inaccurate levels.
- One product had no melatonin at all, while two others had 3-5 times the labeled amount
- Products containing two of the tested ingredients were less accurate than those containing one or all three, with only 29% matching the label.
- Over half of the products containing CBD had inaccurate CBD levels
- Almost half of the products containing CBN had inaccurate CBN levels
- Capsules performed the best out of any product category, with 50% matching the label, followed by 40% of gummies, and 30% of tinctures
- Out of 9 products containing all three tested ingredients, 5 (55.6%) matched the label but only one did so for every ingredient
- Out of 32 products advertised to contain broad or full-spectrum CBD, 25% were mislabeled
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