Cannabinoid Characterization and Potency Profiling

What are cannabinoids?

A cannabinoid is type of a chemical compound found in cannabis; they affect the user by interacting with specific receptors in the central nervous system, particularly in the limbic system and mesolimbic pathway.

The cannabis plant contains more than 500 chemical constituents, including 113 cannabinoids – each with unique and significant biological effects. Genetics, cultivation techniques, harvesting, and processing all affect the composition of cannabinoids in the plant and determine its suitability for various commercial applications.

Why should you analyze your product for cannabinoids?

Precise analysis of each strain and lot is critical; understanding the accurate profile of cannabinoid ratios, such as THC to CBD, in your materials will allow you to confidently designate each lot for a particular product application based on the effects of the profiled cannabinoids.

The Kanabolytix approach to cannabinoid profiling.

The Kanabolytix profiling method quantifies 13 important cannabinoids so you can understand the relative potency of your product. Employing a fully-validated high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column with a diode array detector (DAD) ensures the accurate quantitation of cannabinoids in various matrices – resulting in a cannabinoid profile that allows you to choose the best product to fit each unique need.

  • Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ 9-THC)
  • Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid-A (THCAA)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Δ8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
  • Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)
  • Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA)
  • Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA)
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarian (THCV)
  • Cannabicyclol (CBL)
  • Cannabidivarin (CBDV)