What are mycotoxins?
The proper environmental conditions – temperature, air movement, and humidity – can all promote healthy cannabis growth. Poor environmental conditions, particularly following harvest, encourage the growth of mold; aspergillus, penicillium, rhizopus, mucor, and botrytis can all affect cannabis plants. These molds produce toxic metabolites, called mycotoxins.
How can mycotoxins affect cannabis consumers?
Mycotoxins can cause serious disease or even death in consumers. Mycotoxin exposure can induce rashes, nausea, headaches, respiratory distress, and more.
The Kanabolytix approach to mycotoxin testing in cannabis.
Kanabolytix uses high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a fluorescent intensity detector (FID) to monitor five critical mycotoxins, ensuring mycotoxin levels are kept below FDA action levels and reducing the risk of toxic, immunogenic, and carcinogenic effects.
- Aflatoxin B1
- Aflatoxin B2
- Aflatoxin G1
- Aflatoxin G2
- Ochratoxin A