The potential for pain is everywhere in this world, for everyone from professional athletes to desk jockeys. And unfortunately, the opportunity to ease that pain with potentially habit-forming opioids also seems to be everywhere. Floyds of Leadville wants to help break that chain by offering an all-natural line of cannabidiol products to soothe aches both emotional and physical. Inspired by the experiences of founder Floyd Landis himself, the company does well to honor its mission with a raft of quality and tested items.
Medabloom’s beautiful and pared-down site matches its simple philosophy: People should be given the choice to use all-natural methods for daily wellness and healthcare. Unfortunately, the site may be a bit too pared down, with a lack of information on a range of key topics for us, including the background on the company itself, the sourcing of the company’s hemp and any third-party lab test results.
The Pur 7 claim to fame is their water-soluble technology now common in the CBD sphere but pioneered by the company early on in the game. Water-soluble CBD has been shown to be more bioavailable than unformulated CBD, meaning it is absorbed by the body at a greater rate, and many vendors now offer water-soluble options or strictly water-soluble product lines. Pur 7 has a very basic line with just two full spectrum products: a CBD roll-on and tinctures. We’re a bit suspect of the ingredients in their tinctures, and we need to see more by way of safety testing to give this brand the go ahead.
HoneyB Healthy Living is a vertically integrated CBD operation, meaning they control nearly every aspect of production. Usually, this is a good indicator of quality in the CBD world, and the HoneyB product line has all the signs of a premium, not to mention tasty, user experience. So, what’s holding HoneyB back from a higher ranking? A lack of posted test results is concern number one. We think this is a solid brand with great promise that needs a little nudging to become one of the top-rated CBD vendors.
Pulse CBD seems to be lacking well, a pulse. There is little life to be found on their scant website, and key information isn’t there for consumers to make an informed choice. It could be a simple case of missing information, but even so, it is the duty of CBD vendors to disclose the ingredients in their products, their processes, and their testing protocols. A mission statement or some kind of ethical direction doesn’t hurt, either. We’ll need more information from Pulse CBD other than that they have ‘an elite full spectrum CBD’ that is ‘extremely concentrated’ in order to grant them more badges.
Savage CBD knows that life throws curveballs, so they want to provide the world CBD products that restore balance and up quality of life. We love this sentiment; it’s refreshing and honest. All in all, we think Savage CBD is doing a good job covering their bases — their testing protocols are good, they offer veterans discounts, and they have a good range of both isolate and full spectrum CBD products. But we’d like to know more about their extraction process and where they source their hemp. Also, there are a few too many artificial ingredients in the vape products for us to feel totally comfortable.
Basic Jane was born, quite unbasically, in a lab. The company was started by two biotech researchers who applied their work sequencing the cannabis genome to a new brand of CBD oil skincare products meant to ease pain and encourage relaxation. We love the company’s dedication to (mostly) all-natural ingredients, but we wish this science-backed business would put a bit more of their own science on the site—specifically, the results of any third-party lab testing on their products.
Bota Hemp wants to help all manner of people understand and enjoy cannabidiol and help them incorporate the substance into their daily wellness routines. We love the idea, but we’re unfortunately given spotty information on why Bota Hemp would be the best company to turn to for such advice, as there’s not much to be said about the establishment’s background, how its hemp is sourced or extracted, and whether its CBD oil is free of potentially harmful contaminants.
As the company’s name may suggest, CBD Care Garden takes care to source as many of its ingredients from Mother Nature as possible. As a skincare company in the cannabidiol game, that’s an especially bold mission, but CBD Care Garden mostly follows up on it, with just a few un-natural—but non-toxic!—items popping up in their mixtures. What really hurts the company’s number of badges is the apparent information gap on the one ingredient that makes their brand stand out most: CBD oil.
Going through the aging process is—hopefully—inevitable, but it doesn’t have to hurt. That’s essentially the philosophy of EsseCann, which hopes to help others relieve the aches and pains of life with the natural aid of cannabidiol. Like many who have gone on to start CBD-based companies, the founders of EsseCann were inspired by their own positive experiences with CBD oil. And the company backs all of its all-natural products with lab test results speaking for the purity and potency of their cannabidiol.