Swiss Relief’s name is a bit of a misnomer — their CBD hemp does not come from Switzerland. It’s grown organically right here in the USA. Sustainable hemp farms in Kentucky, clean CO2 extraction, and mostly natural ingredients are what underpin the Swiss Relief line of CBD products. They need to up their testing protocols, but Swiss Relief and their sister-brand Blue Moon are both reliable CBD vendors with the right moves.
You may have heard of Twinlab. They’re a power player in the nutritional supplement space and have been for five decades. Twinlab offers everything you can think of when it comes to supplements: probiotics, vitamins, sports nutrition, and more. Now, they’ve stepped up to bat with three CBD supplements in highly original formulations. Twinlab is a solid operation, and if they can post contaminants results, they’ll earn the Safety Badge.
Love the way you feel! Manitoba Harvest says hemp is the key. You may have seen their products like hemp hearts and protein powders at your local health food store. Now, they’ve forayed into the CBD side of hemp with a catalog of broad-spectrum offerings including CBD soft gels, drops, and more. Manitoba is definitely a trusted and sustainable health foods vendor; they just rank a bit low with our methodology at the moment.
You can almost feel the breeze with Plant People — that’s because they’re a total breath of fresh air! Sure, they’ve got impressive nods in high-profile media outlets like the New York Times and Vogue, but it’s their dedication to organic, full-spectrum CBD and highly potent herbal combinations that have us singing their praises.
If we could choose one word to describe Empower BodyCare, it would be BADASS! Founder Trista Okel came up with the concept while sitting in a jail cell for protesting medical cannabis restriction. She then spent eight years developing a CBD topical oil for pain that people can’t get enough of. So much so, it’s become the best-selling cannabis topical in Oregon. See why this badass CBD vendor makes all the right moves.
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! 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.