The Heady Harvest brand doesn’t feel like, well, a brand. This Australian CBD vendor provides shockingly little information about the processes behind their products, they lack a cohesive look/message/feel, and we’re skeptical about their claims of vapor extraction, a process currently being utilized by very few. We found some high-quality products, like their organic CBD lollipops and all-natural coconut CBD lotion, but according to our methodology, Heady Harvest will need more than that.
Transdermal CBD patches were huge when they first came on the scene — controlled release, discreet delivery, and a jump in bioavailability among the benefits. The Good Patch has taken CBD patches to the next level by adding other botanicals for synergistic effects that cater to a bad hangover (that patch is pumped with B vitamins) or even a bad breakup (the Be Calm patch has added menthol). We tip our hats to folks at The Good Patch for their innovative transdermal formulas; we just wish they’d adopt sounder testing protocols for their CBD.
Arizona-based Healing Resources starts out strong, with a trio of admirable guiding principles placed right up front. But the company does little to follow-up on their noble ethos—at least, from what we can see on their website, with many finer details and third-party lab test results both absent. We do, however, applaud them for a trait that didn’t make the top three: Charity. The company offers a generous discount to military members, which is always great to see.
Secret Nature offers consumers a way to go ‘beyond the high’ by offering smokable, vapable, and edible full spectrum CBD. Blaze their premium hemp flowers by purchasing them on their own and in pre-rolled joints, or bask in the glory of their CBD tincture with a proprietary formula we consider A+. This brand doesn’t have a lot of the strategic branding or optimized content of the bigger names, but they practice sustainability and offer an all-natural and sleek product line. Although they have the makings of an elite CBD vendor, they need to streamline their testing protocols (which the company claims to be in the process of doing).
‘Endo’ stands for the endocannabinoid system, and the ‘coast’ idea is based on the team’s interpretation of the word. Rather than use it as a way to mean ‘slacking off’ or ‘getting by’, EndoCoast believes coasting is what you should be able to do in rough seas — with the help of full-spectrum CBD oil, of course. The brand checks all our boxes and joins our elite five-badge earners. Aka, they get a perfect score from us!
Ocanna wants you to say hello to a healthier life. This confident brand proclaims themselves ‘America’s #1 Premium CBD Brand’ with quality expected options like CBD gummies, tinctures, and topicals. The brand exclusively uses full spectrum cannabidiol in their formulations, but they are late to the game by failing to post third-party test results for potency and safety. We like the company culture and mission, but we’re a bit irked by another unsubstantiated organic claim.
WINK claims to be the first CBD brand by women and for women, and while we’re not sure if they were really the first, these ladies still earn serious innovation points for their groundbreaking CBD products. The entire WINK line is female focused, although their extensive cannabidiol offerings can be enjoyed by anyone. Most of the WINK line is clean, and the best parts are the special treats you won’t find anywhere else (yet) in the space like their CBD liquid Stevia.
Culture for Good wants to be a driving force in bringing about the exact scenario described in its name – and the company does a good job of leading by example. Products are fine-tuned to help rejuvenate and invigorate the skin and mind, and a charitable streak has the company extending those items to military members free of charge. Still, we’d love to see the results of Culture for Good’s third-party lab tests to ensure their CBD oil is as pure as their philosophy, and hear more about where their hemp is sourced and how their cannabidiol is extracted.
Relief Brand isn’t like the CBD vendors we see everyday. Sure, they don’t boast anything particularly different, but they’re not your average Joe either. For example, they skip the basic topicals like CBD salve and instead offer specialized serums. And their ingredients are all natural across the board. Imagine that! They also have an awesome nano CBD water that’s pretty affordable compared across the industry (probably why it’s difficult for Relief Brand to keep it in stock). Check out the goods.
‘Nirvana is hard to attain, but Velobar comes close.’ Now THAT’S a brand that’s totally confident in their product! We can see why. Velobar CBD crafts protein bars from organic ingredients; they’re vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, and they pack 20 mg of CBD in each bar. But perhaps the most intriguing aspect of their product is the origin of their CBD — no hemp involved. Velobar CBD is one of the first brands to utilize a new, totally renewable source of cannabidiol that’s going to shake up the industry.