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CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review
 

HereInitial Posting: 2/10/18  Last Update: 11/12/19

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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 Im-Bue Em-body Plus CBD Oil Hemp Softgels
Canna-Pet Advanced 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  
Ananda Hemp Zero THC Extract Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Classic 6 x Concentrated Canna-Pet Advanced CW [Charlotte's Web] Everyday  Plus - Infused Oil Mint Chocolate CW [Charlotte's Web] Paws Elixinol Natural Drops Hemp Oil + Coconut Extract Endoca Raw Hemp Oil Highland Pharms 10 mg Hemp+ Gummies Im-Bue Em-body Mary's Nutritionals Muscle Freeze Nature's Love Organic Topical ReLeaf Salve Plus CBD Oil Capsules Plus CBD Oil Hemp Balm Extra Strength Plus CBD Oil Hemp Drops Plus CBD Oil Hemp Gummies Plus CBD Oil Hemp Softgels Plus CBD Oil Hemp Spray PrimeMyBody Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil Revive P.M. Restore SOL CBD Pure Hemp Extract
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Summary:
  • What is it? CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound derived from hemp and marketed as a supplement despite the U.S. FDA's position that CBD is not a dietary supplement. (See What It Is).
  • Does it work? CBD has been shown to reduce the frequency of certain types of seizures, and preliminary evidence suggests it may also help with anxiety, schizophrenia, and other conditions. However, all of these effects have involved large doses of CBD — hundreds of milligrams per day, which is more than in many marketed CBD supplements and products. (See What It Is and What It Does).
  • What did CL find? ConsumerLab found the dose of CBD per suggested serving ranged 15-fold from 1.3 mg to 22.3 mg, and the cost to obtain 10 mg of CBD from each product ranged over 5-fold from 80 cents to $4.54 (or $4.73 when including balms). Two products were discovered to contain less CBD than listed and one contained much more. (See What CL Found and use the Results table to compare the amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids in products).
  • Top Picks — ConsumerLab selected two Top Picks for People and a Top Pick for Pets based on top quality and value. We also identified several products with virtually no THC.
  • What to look for? If you seek CBD, look for products that list the amount of CBD or cannabidiol per serving (and don't confuse that with the amount per entire bottle). If a product lists only "cannabinoids" it may contain some CBD but you won't know how much. Products may still have significant amounts of CBD if they list "hemp extract" as an ingredient, but don't expect much CBD if "hemp oil" is the only ingredient. (See ConsumerTips)
  • How much to take and when? Most of the research with CBD has involved high doses (several hundred milligrams daily). However, many CBD products on the market are lower dose and it is not clear if this dosing is effective. Nevertheless, to greatly increase CBD absorption, take it with or shortly after a fatty meal. (See ConsumerTips: Dosage)
  • Other concerns: High-dose CBD can cause a range of side effects (particularly gastrointestinal) and affect certain medications. For details, see Concerns and Cautions.
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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