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CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review
Initial Posting: 2/10/18 Last Update: 8/22/19
Choose the Best CBD & Hemp Oil Supplements and Lotions
Find Out How Much CBD Is Really in CBD & Hemp Oils & See Our Top Picks
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CBD oils and hemp extracts compared in this review:
Ananda Hemp Zero THC Extract
Highland Pharms 10 mg Hemp+ Gummies
Plus CBD Oil Hemp Gummies
Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Classic 6 x Concentrated
Plus CBD Oil Hemp Softgels
Mary's Nutritionals Muscle Freeze
Plus CBD Oil Hemp Spray
CW [Charlotte's Web] Everyday Plus - Infused Oil Mint Chocolate
Nature's Love Organic Topical ReLeaf Salve
PrimeMyBody Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil
CW [Charlotte's Web] Paws
Plus CBD Oil Capsules
Revive P.M. Restore
Elixinol Natural Drops Hemp Oil + Coconut Extract
Plus CBD Oil Hemp Balm Extra Strength
SOL CBD Pure Hemp Extract
Endoca Raw Hemp Oil
Plus CBD Oil Hemp Drops
Make sure the CBD you use passed our tests and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
CBD (cannabidiol) has become popular despite the fact that the FDA has stated it cannot legally be sold as a supplement. There is preliminary evidence that it can help reduce seizures, and may help for anxiety and insomnia. It can be hard to pick the best CBD oil because product labels often don't list what they contain and, even then they do, many have been shown to be wrong. To help, we purchased and tested a variety of CBD oils and hemp extracts for people and pets.
Our tests of CBD products revealed that two products contained less CBD than listed and one contained significantly more. Actual doses ranged from just 1.3 mg to 22.3 mg, and we found that you can't rely on listed amounts of "cannabinoids" to tell you how much CBD is in a product. We also found that the cost to obtain an equivalent amount of CBD (10 mg) ranged nearly 6-fold from 80 cents to as much as $4.54 (and $4.73 when including lotions and balms). In addition, we checked for contaminants (arsenic, lead, and cadmium) in all products. Products that were the best quality and best value were chosen as our Top Picks.
On top of everything else, we tested each product for THC, the psychoactive compound in hemp that can also cause a positive drug test. We identified several products that contained virtually no THC.
You must be a ConsumerLab.com member to get the full test results along with ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks and ConsumerTips on how to choose and use CBD. You'll get results for 20 popular CBD products (including oils, capsules, lotions, balms, and two specifically for pets) including 14 selected by ConsumerLab.com based on reader requests and six tested through our voluntary Quality Certification Program.
You'll get all of the following information about CBD liquids and pills in this comprehensive review:
Which CBD supplements passed or failed testing
Which CBD supplements, lotions and balms offer the best quality and value and are CL's Top Picks
What CBD can and cannot do for your health
Which products contain virtually no THC
The important difference between hemp oil and hemp extract
The best way to take CBD
The dose of CBD for specific uses and how the amounts in products compare to those shown to work in clinical trials
What to look for on product labels
Cautions about the safety and potential side effects of CBD
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