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CWC Labs Announces Mass Spec Time-Of-Flight CBD (Hemp Extract) Analysis Breakthrough with Anti-Counterfeit Molecular Confirmation Features


(NaturalNews) As the lab science director of CWC Labs, I'm thrilled today to announce the commercial availability of a breakthrough CBD validation method for the hemp industry. If you are a hemp product producer, this new method has huge, positive implications for your business (read on).

Until now, most of the analytical methods used to attempt to quantitate CBD, CBDA, THC, CBG and other compounds suffered from serious deficiencies that have caused huge regulatory problems (FDA warnings about inaccurate labels, etc.):

• Extreme variability and lack of reproducibility of quantitation numbers.

• High carry-over from sample to sample.

• Difficulty separating CBD from THC (because they are isobaric molecules), or difficulty separating CBD from CBG during chromatography (peaks often co-elute).

• Very low column life at the HPLC, resulting in high laboratory waste.

• No ability to detect counterfeit molecules that might co-elute with targeted analytes.

• No accurate mass validation, isotopic validation or ion fragmentation validation to detect counterfeit CBD imposters (such as progesterone).

• High analyte loss during some sample prep techniques, especially those attempting to run on mass spec instrumentation (single quad instruments, typically).

In essence, the common methods used by the industry have been widely demonstrated to be hopelessly inaccurate while offering no molecular validation to avoid counterfeits.

CWC Labs achieves industry breakthrough with LC/MS-TOF analysis... ZERO loss of analyte during sample prep

Through a dedicate, multi-month R&D effort, CWC Labs has developed a high precision mass spec time-of-flight analytical method that overcomes all the deficiencies of previous methods.

NOTE: Our laboratory uses Agilent Time of Flight instrumentation (MS-TOF), which is rapidly emerging as the breakthrough analytical system for the hemp industry. If you wish to set up your own laboratory using Agilent TOF instrumentation, contact us for recommendations to make sure you get the quaternary pump on the LC, the correct ionization interface, the correct columns, etc. We are happy to consult with other labs who wish to reproduce our methods using Agilent hardware. Click here for the Agilent 6200 series TOF brochure.

This novel method achieves:

• Extreme reproducibility, often with RSDs less than 1.5%.

• Extreme sensitivity, offering many orders of magnitude higher sensitivity than HPLC methods. (This also means greater integration resolution for quantitation calculations.)

• Simultaneous quantitation of CBD, CBG, CBN and THC. CBDA requires additional procedures because it denatures at room temperature.

Check out the CBD, THC, CBG and CBN peaks, and note that some peaks overlap, but they are still discriminated based on molecular mass: (for those of you who are chromatography scientists, you might not like the tailing of the peaks, but this image is spread out horizontally to show the overlap).

• Extreme mass accuracy, out to four decimal places for molecular masses, allowing for very precise isomer detection and quantitation (for example, to quant delta-8 THC, not just delta-9).

Note the .999+ linear curve fit on this 8-point CBD standards curve:

.999+ quadratic curve fit on THC quantitation:

• ZERO analyte loss during sample prep, due to a novel sample prep method that requires no spiking or ISTD recovery. We do not have to "adjust" results for recoveries, which is one of the ways we achieve extreme accuracy.

• Multi-layered molecular validation and anti-counterfeit technology that validates the precise molecules (CBD, etc.) via isotopic ratio analysis, retention time, accurate mass and even ion fragmentation when requested. (NOTE: HPLC methods don't even have access to accurate mass, mass spectra, or ion fragmentation data.)

Isotopic validation of molecular composition:

Anti-counterfeit confirmation of molecular formula, mass, retention time:

• Quintuple injection of your CBD sample at varying dilutions in order to establish linearity of response. This is another accuracy check that eliminates the possibility of lab error during sample prep. It also means we are running your sample FIVE times instead of just once.

• ISO 17025 accreditation of our laboratory, meaning we are internationally recognized by ISO, adhering to extremely rigid procedural and analytical quality control processes, including on-site audits. The reports we produce for you are accepted as scientific fact by the FDA.

Click here to visit CWClabs.com now.

Other benefits of using CWC Labs

• Your hemp extract analysis is personally overseen by Mike Adams, lab science director and lead scientist for the development of the LC/MS-TOF method. Adams is widely recognized as a pioneer in food and supplement testing and is the author of Food Forensics.

• CWC Labs is a "pro hemp" independent science laboratory that has a long, documented track record of ending hemp prohibition, supporting industrial hemp farming and promoting the medicinal uses of hemp extracts. Your samples are safe with a "friend of the industry" that's also a well known critic of the pharmaceutical industry (which is trying to destroy hemp for all the obvious reasons).

• CWC Labs exists to help you keep your CBD extracts ACCURATE and LEGAL. We want you to succeed in your business, and we know that counterfeit material is a huge problem in the industry. We can help you avoid the nightmare of being caught selling counterfeit material or high THC material that the DEA still considers illegal.

• CWC Labs pricing is significantly higher than typical HPLC methods. While you might pay just $50 for HPLC, that low price is no bargain when you realize the numbers aren't accurate. Our CBD tests begin in the $400+ range and go down into the $300+ range with volume. Current customers say the tests are "Worth every last penny" because they are incredibly accurate and consistent.

"You guys are at the cutting edge of this industry... nobody has ever produced results this accurate for us." - A top CBD extract blending company, reacting to our analysis report after running their samples.

How to get started

Contact us at [email protected] for instructions on where to send samples and payments.

You may also use this contact form or visit the CWClabs.com website.

See our analytical services contracts and downloadable forms at this link.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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