The Best Cannabidiol (CBD) Brands for Men

Written by 
Janelle Lassalle, Cannabis Journalist.
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Have you spent the majority of 2020 avoiding your reflection? Don’t remember the last time you shaved or got a haircut? There, there now. Fear not, friend, for your experience may be more common than you think.

Luckily for you 2020 is…*drumroll*…nearly over now! And as temperatures drop the world around us begins to slow, allowing rare moments of rest and reflection to creep in.

It’s time you treat yourself to the self care you deserve. So sit back in a chair, get cozy and peruse our list of the best CBD brands for men at your leisure. We insist.

Best For Recovery: Pachamama

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Founded by Ryan and Brandon Stump, Pachamama is the brand for the king in your life. Quality is everything here, and it shows through when you try out each product. Pachamama uses single origin hemp, a lone strain cultivated by a dedicated farmer. Their extraction process is proprietary, USDA organic and doesn’t use any solvents. Pachamama also avoids artificial flavors and sweeteners that can so often be snuck into a bottle of tincture. You can find full, broad spectrum as well as isolate products like CBD oils/tinctures, topicals, gelcaps and vape cartridges.

The end result is a line of potent CBD products that are among the best performing on the market.

Pachamama also offers several topical formulations tailored towards workout recovery. These include their Icy Muscle Gel, Athletic Rub and Pain Cream. Ingredients like menthol and camphor work together with CBD to provide near instantaneous relief, making Pachamama a great option to stow away in your gym bag.


Best For Medical Patients: Lazarus Naturals

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Lazarus offers a wide range of different CBD and CBG products such as oils, gelcaps, isolate products and topicals.

Like Pachamama Lazarus has a commitment to quality. All of their products are made from organically grown hemp, are third party tested and are packaged with materials from post-consumer waste.

Lazarus also has an assistance program available that provides discounts on products for veterans, disabled customers or low income households.

In fact we gave Lazarus an A ranking in our review this year, making it one of the few brands to receive such a high grade.

If you’re looking to maximize the therapeutic potential of CBD then you’ll want to search for Lazarus’ CBD tinctures. You can get a full spectrum 1:1 CBD to CBG tincture, for instance, which is a rarity to find in the cannabis market. They also have extremely potent tinctures which contain 50 mg of CBD per ml, which makes Lazarus a great fit for medical cannabis patients.

Best CBD Flower: East Fork Cultivars

Based in Ashland, OR, East Fork Cultivars was founded by brothers Nathan and Aaron Howard. They were looking for a type of cannabis that could help their brother Wesley, and in doing so created one of the most successful CBD brands around today.

East Fork were one of the first farms in Oregon to receive the USDA Organic certification for their hemp crops. They’re committed to using sun grown and sustainable methods to grow their CBD-rich flowers. You can find a generous selection of CBD-rich, low THC and no-THC products available. All of their products have third party lab tests that include full terpene profiles available so you know exactly what you’re buying.

East Fork also has a commitment to education and social justice, making it a brand everyone can support with gusto.

If you want to smoke CBD flower, or even want to find good flower to turn into CBD oil, East Fork is the clear choice for you.


Best For General/Daily Wellness: Plant People

Looking to keep your mind and body as sharp as possible? Plant People’s botanical line of CBD oils, topicals and skincare are doctor formulated, vegan, non-GMO, USDA organic, and cGMP certified.

Plant People are committed to transparency, especially as terpenes go. You can see major terpenes available for products like their CBD oils. That’s a huge win in our book since terpenes have their own therapeutic properties.

We’re also fans of their fast acting Relief+Cooling Body Cream which contains 750 mg of cannabinoids and active botanicals in a humble 3.3 oz. It pairs CBD with other anti-inflammatory agents like turmeric root extract, making it a great option for post-workout soreness.

With such a wide number of different product types available Plant People can cater to all your wellness needs.


Best For Athletes: Beam

Beam is a CBD brand founded by Matt and Kevin, self dubbed, “active guys, avid crossfit competitors, ironman triathletes, marathoners and former professional athletes.”

CBD products here are limited to powders, capsules or topicals. Beam’s CBD cream, “The Fixer”, is also touted across the internet for its supposed ability to soothe stiff muscles. With 500 mg of CBD per 1 oz we can see why: it’s one of the most potent CBD topicals we know of.

One handy feature about Beam is it allows you to shop by benefit on the site. You can opt for something from the balance, performance, recovery or sleep lines, which takes the guesswork out of shopping.


Best CBD Isolate: Medterra

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It’s good to have a reliable CBD isolate, THC-free option on hand. In this case anyone worried about drug testing can rest knowing Medterra’s products are made with CBD isolate. They use non-GMO industrial hemp, are U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certified and have third party test results available. CBD is extracted with CO2 which is widely hailed as the golden standard of cannabis extraction. You can purchase CBD gummies, tinctures, capsules, topicals and bundles on the site with ease.


About The Authors
Janelle Lassalle
Janelle Lassalle
Cannabis Journalist
Janelle is a writer, artist and cannabis/cannabidiol (CBD) expert. Her works have appeared in a variety of top-tier publications including Forbes, Rolling Stone, BBC and VICE. She’s also the co-founder of The Full Spectrum Revolution, a cannabis publication dedicated to educational and lifestyle cannabis content.
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