Posted by TLC Lab Supply on Mar-22-18 with 1 Comments
Marijuana or cannabis is widely used in many industries and by individuals as well. Now that most states in the USA have made Marijuana legal, the usage of the plant and the subsequent recreational drug use has gone up. Cannabinoids are the compound found in marijuana or cannabis. There are more than 80 types of Cannabinoids found in marijuana and each type reacts differently.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most popular cannabinoid, used for various purposes ranging from appetite stimulants to Antioxidants to drugs. Anyone who knows the marijuana plant knows that the potency can vary. The potency of Marijuana is very important for getting the desired effect. Especially, for people who are using cannabis for medical reasons need to be sure that the 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 at 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 fingerprint 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 fingerprint 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 that 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 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 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 into the solid and the molecules which are in solution. In principle, the components will differ in solubility and 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, and 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 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 are used in various industries including Agriculture, Food Processing, Cosmetics, Horticulture, Medical, Pharmacology, Dietary Supplements, and many more. Most industries use it for various purposes like medicines, improving the quality of the seeds, and various other things.
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 a very little amount of sample. The kit has been designed by 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.
A THC test kit is the best way to determine the potency of 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.