Therapy Pure Essentials offers something for those who appreciate total simplicity and premium quality: 99.7% pure CBD isolate in a base of organic MCT oil. While their products are a departure from the expected for fans of full-spectrum hemp extracts, their straightforward formulations offer something unique: consistency. Sadly, we have yet to see data that quells our concerns about ingesting contaminants such as heavy metals or residual solvents. Overall, we recommend exploring one’s options before taking a gamble with TPE.
Purity and simplicity are ways of life at NuLeaf Naturals; you will be hard-pressed to find another CBD oil with the same level of product consistency and massive consumer backing. Their organic, specially-bred hemp from Colorado receives nourishment from Rocky Mountain spring water before undergoing a highly innovative extraction process, and then being sent to a lab to verify its freedom from contaminants. If NuLeaf Naturals suddenly decided to implement a discount program for the disabled and/or veterans, or donate to a charity, they would quickly earn a perfect 5/5 from us.
While US-based customers need not apply, PharmaHemp remains an enticing option for our friends across the Atlantic. While the lack of Certificates of Analysis is something needing immediate attention, we can’t ignore the passion PharmaHemp demonstrates for CBDs. Hand-selected seeds and flowers grown in the subalpine regions of Croatia and Slovenia give us great hope that PharmaHemp has some truly wonderful products.
Try the CBD dazzles us with their integrity and thorough attention to some crucial details. First by sourcing organic hemp from Colorado, then by implementing advanced CO2 extraction techniques, thirdly by offering a broad (but not overwhelming) array of CBD formulations, and finally by publishing up-to-date Certificates of Analysis on each new batch of material. The discount program offered to students, veterans, the disabled, and those with low-incomes/Social Security is the cherry on top of the CBD cake. We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend any and all in need of cannabinoids to Try the CBD.
While we were touched by founder Cole Stegman’s story of rags to riches, we were left wanting a lot more substance from Zakah Life. We love their straightforward formulations, but loosely throwing around terms like ‘full-spectrum’ and ‘laboratory testing’ with no real substantiation of said claims leaves us feeling skeptical. All in all, ZL feels too much like a marketing experiment, rather than an authentic cannabinoid vendor.
We love that CBDRx/Functional Remedies grows their proprietary high-CBD hemp, and practices sustainable and all-natural farming methods to boot. Furthermore, the ‘lipid extraction’ technique may promise a more potent and efficacious product. However, a lack of laboratory testing Certificates of Analysis force us to remain guarded about what looks to be an otherwise an excellent source for CBD products.
When it comes to having a verifiably pure product, HempWorx receives high marks. More impressive yet is the tenacity with which they attempt to educate consumers about CBDs. However, HempWorx is a multi-level marketing company that requires membership to purchase their products, and as such we recommend looking elsewhere for your personal CBD needs.
After years on Wall Street, TreatWell’s founder contracted meningitis and lapsed into a coma, and CBDs helped save his life. TreatWell is his attempt to share cannabinoid therapy with the masses. Unfortunately, for now, one must reside in California to try these 2016 Emerald Cup-winning products. Perhaps the most notable items offered by TreatWell are the THCa and CBDa tinctures, which claim to treat a specific set of illnesses more effectively than CBD alone. If TreatWell were to publish CoAs proving their laboratory testing, they might just find a top spot on our list.
Anybody who’s visited a medical marijuana dispensary in California has come across Kiva’s artisan cannabis-infused chocolate bars. They’ve garnered multiple awards for their attention to detail and quality control, and rightly so. This dedication at each step of the process is what differentiates a good vendor from a great one. The only nuance is the lack of published Certificates of Analysis, but we are hopeful that they are available upon request (as they do claim to perform such tests). As such, Kiva is really more of a 4.5 as opposed a 4.
As the product offerings are very generic, it is hard not to lose focus and notice several mistakes littered around Holy Grail’s site. At the risk of sounding mean, we feel embarrassed for this business due to their statement that “CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol.” After reading this tragic grammatical failure, we picked up on quite a few other wording quirks on the site that do anything but make us feel like the folks at Holy Grail are conscious and intentional people. The overall vibe is that the site was quickly and carelessly thrown together to cash in on the CBD craze. We don’t have any substantial evidence that Holy Grail is running a shady operation, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding.