The CBDPure website is well designed and provides a good deal of information regarding their products. Sometimes, like for lab test results, you have to do some searching. They also provide “instant coupons” which are always nice! The full spectrum CBD products are derived from organically grown non-GMO hemp farmed in Colorado and Washington state The plants are contaminant and additive-free; no pesticides or herbicides. The company offers four products; hemp oil containing 100, 300 and 600mg of CBD per package and their CBD softgels. The company is a member of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and uses current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). This is important as the HIA is a non-profit trade organization promoting the “fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp along with opportunities for hemp plant products in agriculture and in the marketplace. The Association is dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world supply. The organization is focused on the rebirth of hemp centered industries in the United States. Membership in this organization indicates that the company is transparent and intends to be involved with hemp products for years to come. Second, you don’t often see CBD producers stating that they use cGMP. This means that they follow the guidelines that control manufacturing, licensing, production and purification processes required by the FDA and other regulatory agencies. Another “stand-out” about the company is their 100% guarantee of satisfaction. You have 90 days (yes, 90!) to test the product. If you are not happy, you can send back your order for a refund!
All of the oils are both kosher and vegan. The soft gels are neither because of the type of gelatin used in softgels.
The online chat window pops right up and patiently waits for questions. They do serious lab testing; 3 times, actually! They test at their plants at harvest, during production and after production through an independent lab. The first two tests are done by the company. Lab tests are available by entering a batch number or by scanning the symbol on the bottom of the box. The price range per mg of CBD is $0.13-$0.25.That is somewhat more expensive than average, likely due to utilization of the CO2 extraction method.
The company was founded in 2016 with a mission “to make the highest-quality CBD oil available, and back that up with public third party lab test results and an iron-clad 90-day money back guarantee.” The company is family owned with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. A statement from the company was: “CBDPure is a manufacturer and seller of CBD oils, sourced from U.S. grown hemp, CO2 extracted, and containing no artificual (sic) ingredients. CBDPure products are third party tested, with the lab results of every bottle avilable (sic) publicly, and backed by a 90 Day Money Back Guarantee.”
The company definitely needs a copyeditor to check for mis-spelling,.but beyond that, it is a favorite with locals, professionals and non-professionals alike.
The company is also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. This does indicate that the company is solid and respected. In talking with the lab that tests their samples, the comment was made hat CBDPure is always very pure, meaning no heavy metals or residual solvents. This was also a very positive note about the company.
The rating for transparency is 8/10:
As for accuracy, the results from the lab are given as mg per unit. In this case, the unit was the bottle. To determine the mg/mL, I did the following calculations:
CBDPure has an excellent reputation. Medical marijuana has been used in the Pacific NW for over a decade and many practitioners recommend CBDPure for their patients. Therefore, the rating for reputation is 10/10.
As a total, CBDPure received 8.6/10 for this section.
Organically grown plants are tested at harvest and after drying for pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals as well for microbes such as E. coli, Salmonella and bile-tolerant Gram-negative bacteria. They also test for residual solvents and provide you with levels of CBD, THC and other cannabinoids.
After drying, only CO2 extraction is used to purify the CBD. No chemical solvents are used. This provides a full-spectrum product without any residual solvents such as ethanol, acetone or butane, just to name a few possibilities.
Full spectrum products have the advantage of containing most of the original plant constituents, sometimes including very low levels of THC. My batch contained no detectable THC. These full spectrum products may have the additional advantage of exhibiting the “entourage effect”. The entourage effect has been promoted by herbalists for centuries. Botanical medicines work best when the whole plant or plant part is used because the constituents work synergistically rather than as separate entities. All the CBDPure oils are full spectrum.
The company states that their products “may support stress, mood, sleep, pain, anxiety, sleep, inflammation, neurological protectant, and generally wellness” This statement is not verified by the FDA or any other third party, however.
There’s no way around it– CBDPure only carries 4 products: three potencies of CBD in oil and one potency in softgels. Note added later: The company now carries CBD cream and a CBD product for pets (CBD Pet, HempOil100).
One criticism that could be leveled is that there are simply not enough products! Where are the topicals? As an aside, you can use any oil as a topical and apply it to a joint or sore muscle. Where are the bath bombs and the vape oils? Note: Topical cream has been added.
On the other hand, if the company is focused on oils and oils in softgels, maybe they are getting really good at what they are focused upon. This appears to be true for this company. From an herbalist’s point of view, these are pure, traditional products that are in the most natural state possible. They are whole plant derived and all of the constituents are available to function synergistically. The company does not appear to offer any specials, bundles or discounts. They ship to the US, Canada and the UK.
The addition of additional products such as the CBD infused cream and the CBD pet oil makes CBDPure’s ranking more secure. The addition of these products is welcome! This altered their ranking from 7.5 to 8/10.
The price ranking remains at 7.5/10 because their products still are on the expensive side, even given the high quality. The price of the CBDPure Muscle and Joint250 is $39.99 for a 3 ounce tube. The cost per mg CBD is $0.16. The formulation combines CBD with other herbs such as willow bark and menthol– a nice touch. The company gives a bulk discount for 3 tubes ($33.33/tube or $0.13/mg) or 6 tubes($28.33/tube or $0.11/mg).
The CBDPet 100 contains 2 fluid ounces (60mL) and costs $24.99 or $0.24 per mg of CBD, again, on the expensive side for CBD pet products. The company gives a bulk discount for 3 bottles ($22.50/bottle or $0.23/mg) or 6 bottles ($19.99/bottle or $0.20/mg).
Given the degree of purity of their products based on a number of lab reports, you get a good bang for your buck. The price range per mg of CBD is $0.13-$0.25. This is reasonable for a pure and clean product.
There are 3 oil potencies:
The recommended dosing for each potency level is ½ dropperful under the tongue twice daily. You keep the oil under the tongue for about a minute and then swallow.
The company also offers CBD softgels.. These are supplied in the form of packages with 30 softgels, each containing 25mg of CBD in natural, organic hemp oil. This represents a 30 day supply at $99.99 or $0.13 per mg.
The company also sells softgels, each one with 25 mg CBD that are formulated using other ingredients such as gelatin, vegetable glycerine and distilled water. One softgel daily is recommended.The cost of CBD per mg is $0.13
The website is simple, clean and easy to navigate. There are four different products, so this does make the selection process easier! There is a pop-up window for chats and both an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a phone number (800-240-9884). I waited a while for the phone, and it turned out to be an ordering line rather than a help line. Even so, the customer service rep was helpful, polite and referred any questions she couldn’t answer to those who could (see above).
The 100% satisfaction guarantee and refund policy (90 days and send the unused portion back for a full refund) are both great features offered by CBDPure.
The package arrived in a USPS box and the contents fit well with a bit of extra packaging around the inside of the box. Unpacking was simple: no “big dives” to find out what was buried! One step, cut the tape and remove the contents.
I had a pretty complex and technical question and I did try to get it answered through Customer Service. They sent me a response within 24 hours and it was a really good, clear response but it didn’t answer the question which had to do with why did it seem that the mg/mL of CBD was 1.87mg/mL but the label listed 1.67 mg/mL. This was their answer. It was fast and it was a clear answer to what they thought was my question, so I give them credit for that.
Overall, the buying experience was 8/10. The website is easy to navigate, choices and options were clear. the product came within days and the products were well packaged.
The products reviewed included the HempOil 100, 300 and 600 and the CBD softgels. I did eventually find out the answers to my technical questions regarding the actual quantity of CBD in each dose and also found to my satisfaction that the labeling was quite accurate. Without getting too technical, it had to do with the most practical way to perform certain measurements. The Hemp100 CBD oil contained 1.6 mg of CBD per serving while the Hemp300 contained 5mg per serving and the Hemp600 contained 10mg per serving. Each bottle has a lot number allowing you to check for yourself by scrolling to the bottom of the page, clicking on “Lab Results” and entering information in the dropdown box.
The eyedropper can, in theory, hold 1 mL, but one full squeeze on the bulb will give you the recommended ½ mL. The taste was “clean”. I did not perceive a mixture of tastes, only the taste of the hemp oil. It was mild, though some may find it a bit “woodsy”. To my mind, the clarity of the oil and the clean taste free of any additional ingredients was a definite plus. Keeping the oil under the tongue is actually a good way to avoid the full taste experience. As a tip, if you don’t much like the taste but appreciate the purity, you can add the oil to 2-3 ounces of water and still get the benefit! The Hemp100 CBD oil contained 1.6 mg of CBD per serving.
Same type of dropper. By the way, all! the bottles come with a child resistant cap. The oil was a bit darker and a bit thicker but delivered the same “clean” taste of just-hemp.
The Hemp600 oil was a clear, rich amber color and tasted just a bit stronger. For some, the “woodsy” taste is an acquired one. Maybe I have acquired it, but the taste of all these oils is milder than some might think. They are good enough so that it needs no extra flavoring!
All the products had clear dosing directions. Information concerning how much CBD was in every dose was provided. The company also properly warns people that any statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They also include appropriate warnings: not to be used by anyone under 18 and pregnant or nursing mothers should consult a physician before using a product containing CBD. The literature also stated that a physician should be consulted before using if you have a medical condition.
These softgels are easily swallowed and have no taste or aftertaste. That’s a definite plus. These softgels are also covered by the company’s 100%, 90 day satisfaction guarantee. Each capsule contains 25mg of CBD, verified by the lab results. For those that still want to ingest the oil but prefer the ease of softgels, they can be “cracked” open with a bite. After opening a capsule in the mouth, the consumer can allow the oil to go under their tongue for 30-60 seconds and then swallow.