Real Tested CBD partnered with KCA Labs to work together in the mission to provide transparency in testing directly to CBD consumers. Because inaccurate test results can lead to serious consequences, Real Tested CBD is dedicated to bringing transparency to consumers through reliable, unbiased and accurate testing.
“Our team at KCA was delighted to be chosen as Real Tested CBD’s laboratory of choice. We believe our partnership will further our goals of helping our industry self-regulate and providing high-quality products for consumers,” said KCA Labs Commercial Director Ryan Bellone.
KCA Labs tests at a higher standard than most labs with accurate and precise methods. The accuracy provided in its test results makes it an ideal partner for Real Tested CBD. Together, the two have the potential to set the bar for reliable third-party testing and an improved industry standard for accurate and precise measurements.
Of course, the people behind the methods at KCA Labs play a huge role in its success. The organization has over 100 years of combined analytical testing experience among its staff, including related industries such as tobacco, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, anti-doping and quality/regulatory certifications. All analysts have at least five years of experience and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. In fact, one-third of its staff has an M.S. or higher (including two PhDs) degree. Additionally, KCA’s Scientific Director, Dr. Richard A. Sams, has been an author or co-author of more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is on the editorial board for Cannabis Science and Technology Magazine.
KCA can analyze more than 50 different cannabinoids in a variety of matrix types. it utilizes cannabinoid testing methods across multiple platforms, including HPLC-PDA, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS. KCA also performs regulatory testing for multiple states including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York.
KCA Laboratories is ISO 17025 accredited, licensed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and registered with the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration). While KCA Laboratories clearly has no shortage of qualifications, it is the quality of the results that attracted the attention of Real Tested CBD.
Real Tested CBD and KCA Labs are both available for independent laboratory testing and education for companies and consumers of cannabinoids alike.
Real Tested CBD is a platform that provides independently tested lab results of the most popular CBD products on the market — completely free to the user — based on the belief that this information should be readily provided to consumers across the market.
KCA Laboratories has a client base across 45 states and more than a dozen countries. KCA provides regulatory testing, analysis for contaminants, and research and development. KCA also provides consultation on sample collection, focused research on cannabis and scientific guidance on contamination issues and method development.