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.
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! We like certain aspects, like their charitable program that goes above and beyond and their highly affordable, all-natural CBD balms. However, GoGreen does not currently post contaminants tests results online.
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.
In a world full of pretenders looking to make a quick buck off a hot trend, Current Naturals hopes to stand out as a company deeply rooted in its morals—and its commitment to creating a safe and consistent product. And, from the breadth of information it provides on its preferred farming practices, CBD oil extraction methods, and cannabidiol safety records, it seems the company does just that, earning our Big Three badges (Mission, Safety, and Quality) and proving that there is still such a thing as an honest business in this crazy age.
Lily CBD is a rare East Coast-based entrant in the CBD oil market, but the company brings with it all the zippy follow-through the Northeast is known for. New York State farms are responsible for organically growing Lily CBD’s hemp, while the more extensive—but safer and cleaner—CO2 extraction method is employed to cultivate CBD oil. The company also has all of its products tested for heavy metals and other contaminants and works just as hard spiritually as it does physically, with a percentage of all sales donated to charity.
Don’t let the lab-loving name fool you: American BioSciences is just as big a fan of natural solutions as it is of the science it’s named for. The company thrives on mixing the best of both words to create a treasure chest of natural supplements, including the newest addition to its extensive line of products, the cannabidiol-infused GreenPower powder. The dietary supplement is made from quality-grown hemp and safely-extracted CBD oil, making for a product we’d love to purchase—if only we could figure out how.
When it comes to organic, home-grown CBD, Appalachian Standard certainly sets the bar high. Hailing from the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, this family and veteran-owned CBD merchant clearly knows a thing or two about cultivating sustainable hemp. They rotate crops through greenhouse, indoor, and field environments to keep the soil healthy and their customers happy all year long. If they can rev up their testing protocols, we’d be even more on board.