Potency testing measures the strength and composition of finished products. Proper dosing is vital to any patient treatment plan and therefore test reliability, ensuring accuracy in product labeling and formulation, is a critical component of patient care.
ACT Labs focuses on the quantification of major cannabinoids and terpenes. Today’s patients understand that the value and the efficacy of their cannabis medication depends on much more than a THC value. Cannabinoids and terpenes may combine synergistically to produce effects within the human body, many of which are not yet widely understood. However, recent research has suggested that when terpenes interact with cannabinoid receptors they may assist or hinder the effects of cannabinoids. The presence of these so called entourage effects means that the value of a given medicinal product may be greater than the combination of its individual components. It is therefore critical to quantify all of these potentially helpful compounds in order to make valuable correlations with patient outcomes and develop successful treatment plans.