Marijuana or cannabis is widely used in many industries and by individuals as well. Now that most states in the USA has made Marijuana legal, the usage of the plant and the subsequent recreational drug use has gone up. Cannabinoids are the compound found in the marijuana or the cannabis. There are more than 80 types of Cannabinoids found in marijuana and each type reacts differently.
The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most popular cannabinoid, used for various purposes ranging from appetite stimulant to Antioxidant to drugs. Anyone who has knowledge about the marijuana plant knows that the potency can vary. The potency of the Marijuana is very important for getting the desired effect. Especially, for people who are using the cannabis for medical reasons need to be sure that potency of the drug they are using is the best for the medical issues they are facing.
One of the best ways to determine the quality or the potency of the drug is through an easy to use testing kit. THC Testing Kits by TLC Lab Supply provides highly effective and easy to use marijuana testing kits for a wide range of industries and individuals. You can check the potency of your marijuana and cannabis products for the THC, CBD, CBN, and CBG levels with this kit right at home or your workplace.
How the Kits Works
TLC is a simple, quick, and inexpensive procedure that gives a quick answer as to how many components are in a mixture. TLC is also used to support the identity of a compound in a mixture when the Rf of a compound is compared with the Rf from the colored finger print chart, In our case the cannabinoids can be identified by their specific color or were they sit on the tlc plate and specific location (Rf value) and order of appearance on the plate, if carried out with the solvent system from the kit, the finger print chart that comes with the kit, is easy to use and shows the position of were each cannabinoid sits on the tlc plate.
A TLC plate is a sheet of glass which is coated with a thin layer of a solid adsorbent, silica. A small amount of the mixture to be analyzed is spotted near the bottom of this plate. The TLC plate is then placed in a shallow pool of a solvent in a developing chamber so that only the very bottom of the plate is in the liquid. This liquid, or eluent or carrier fluid, is the mobile phase, and it slowly rises up the TLC plate by capillary action.
As the solvent moves, it will pass the little spot of cannabinoid-oil micro-droplet of 2 ul or 4 ul that was applied to the bottom of the plate. Equilibrium is established for each component of the mixture between the molecules of that component which are absorbed on the solid and the molecules which are in solution. In principle, the components will differ in solubility and in the strength of their adsorption to the adsorbent and the other components will be carried farther up to the plate than the others. When the solvent has reached the top of the plate, the plate is removed from the developing chamber, dried (ventilation!). After drying, the separated components (cannabinoids) now separated in the silica plates, will be visualized by spraying the plate with a dye. The dye is highly specific for cannabinoids. Every principal cannabinoid will display its own color! THC: wine red, CBD: bright yellow, CBG: orange, CBN: violet etc..
If the substance has more than 1% of THC or any cannabinoid in it then it will show in the plates. An instructional video is on our 1st page of the website www.thctestkits.com
Who can Use it
Marijuana and cannabis is used in various industries including the Agriculture, Food Processing, Cosmetics, Horticulture, Medical, Pharmacology, Dietary Supplements and many more. Most of the industries use it for various purposes like for medicines, improving quality of the seeds, and various other things.
The lab testing is usually very expensive and can take a lot of time for results. These kits allow the users to test the substance at their location with very little amount of sample. The kit has been designed in accordance with the Health Organization guidelines. It’s completely safe and legally accepted worldwide. These Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) Test Kits also comply with the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Convention Certified USP’s drug standards under the FDA.
THC test kit is best way to determine the potency of the marijuana products and the ease of using it makes the kit the best option. You can choose from our various kit sizes all our prices are affordable and reasonable, we have been in business for 9+ years and have kept our price the same and currently we provide FREE shipping in the USA and Puerto Rico.