Elevate CBD firmly believes that everyone is entitled to wellness. We totally agree. In fact, that’s why we do what we do. But the brand falls a bit short when it comes to easing minds of more discerning CBD consumers. For example, they do not disclose their extraction method for their CBD oil. Their independent lab tests also leave something to be desired. Take a look to learn more.
cbdMD claims to have travelled the world in search of the best conditions for growing hemp, finally landing right here in the USA. Smart move. The company provides both internal and third-party tests on their CBD oil and promotes the supremacy of whole plant extract — offering ALL cannabinoids plus other beneficial compounds as opposed to CBD isolate. Another good move. Their product line is extensive, but cbdMD ranks low due to an absence of potency tests for each SKU, among other things.
Be Trū Wellness™ believes that pain isn’t something inherently bad — it’s simply a message from our bodies that something needs attention. And they hope to help people answer that call naturally with a line of CBD products targeted at pain management for both humans and pets. We applaud the idea, as well as the subject matter competence displayed on the site, but we wish we had a bit more in writing when it came to Be Tru’s cannabidiol extraction process and third-party lab test results.
CBD Medic has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry. The company is operated by Abacus Health Products, which is a subsidiary of the worldwide pharmaceutical distributor Aidance Scientific. CBD Medic is Abacus’ newest entrant in the CBD world, created last year to sell its products directly to consumers. (Previously, Abacus was only selling directly to licensed practitioners through its CBD Clinic company.) And while we’d assume the companies operate under similar safety guidelines, there’s simply not enough information on CBD Medic’s site to award them the same safety badge we gave to CBD Clinic.
Pure Relief is one of those rare CBD vendors that may not have an uber-compelling backstory or sophisticated branding, but lets their CBD oil speak for itself. Independent test results prove that the CBD oil used in Pure Relief’s products is not only potent; it boasts a robust, full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes that we don’t see every day. The line is 100% all-natural, and just one more contaminants test will put this trustworthy brand at five badges.
We wish things with Simple Hemp Botanicals were well, a little more simple. Though their CBD oil catalog earns two badges with our methodology, we’re a bit uneasy about their lack of transparency. For one, they do not provide adequate test results for Safety, and secondly, we found a couple of discrepancies that have us pressing the pause button until this European CBD brand can clear things up.
Greenlife Organics is a seed-to-sale operation you might just fall in love with — they talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to sustainability. Their CBD products are simple, organic, and dubbing them high quality is an understatement. We also really appreciate that they offer isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum options in their lovely CBD catalog with an impressive team to back it up.
GoGreen Hemp certainly covers the gamut with their product catalog — CBD tinctures, vape cartridges, CBD topicals…the gang’s all here! High points include their charitable program that goes above and beyond and their highly affordable, all-natural CBD balms. And since the GoGreen team is both innovative and meticulous about their testing, they get all five badges from us.
CBD 2.0 hails from Louisiana and promises “a better CBD for a better you”. They fulfill that promise through their water-soluble, nano-sized CBD oil with optimum bioavailability, and they take it further by infusing carefully chosen Ayurvedic herbs in the mix. Ayurvedic medicine dates back thousands of years and incorporates different herbal remedies and plant therapies to treat a myriad of health conditions. By synergizing this ancient tradition with the benefits of CBD, this brand is providing a real treasure trove of plant-based health solutions. We want to see CBD 2.0 up their game even further by posting up-to-date test results for contaminants and purity for their products.
AdvoCANNA are first and foremost advocates of cannabis for beauty. And why shouldn’t they be? CBD oil has amazing properties that benefit the skin, and healthy, moisturized skin along with overall health will undoubtedly make you look years younger. The Florida brand claims their products can improve elasticity and even lessen fine lines and blemishes. It all sounds well and good, but we have major reservations about taking the plunge with this CBD skincare line. A lack of any independent tests on their CBD oil and a staggering amount of chemical ingredients are unfortunate red flags.