Colorado Botanicals Review 2021

73out of 100
Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation
12/30
Hemp Quality
22/25
Variety of Products
14/18
Customer Experience
15/15
Price & Discounts
10/12
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Written by 
Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician.
|checkMedically reviewed by 
Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
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The Bottom Line

Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation

Colorado Botanicals was founded in response to a family member’s cancer diagnosis. The company was created to provide people with the benefits of CBD through high quality, eco-friendly products. Although there is little information about the team members, the company’s mission is to be transparent with their customers through strict manufacturing processes and providing the third party lab reports on each and every product. When assessing their product’s lab reports, we found that the majority are extremely accurate for CBD levels, staying under 10% variance. However, they do not have results of contaminant testing.

Hemp Quality

All of Colorado Botanicals’ CBD is derived from hemp grown on licensed Colorado hemp farms using strict organic farming practices. They test their soil often as well as the raw ingredients and final products. Their manufacturing facilities follow GMP regulations. Their CBD is CO2 extracted and broad spectrum.

Customer Experience

We received excellent and speedy customer service using their instant chat option on their website. They have a product finder quiz to help customers determine what products are best suited for them and shopping/checking out is easy and intuitive.

Variety of Products

Colorado Botanicals has a handful of different product options including topicals, tinctures, edibles, capsules, and pet tinctures. Plus, there are several potency options within their tincture category.

Price & Discounts

There are discounts for subscribing to your order which is shipped at an interval of your choosing. There are also additional discounts for some populations such as first responders, teachers, and police officers. Their prices are competitive in the field. The majority of their products are priced at $0.10 per mg of CBD, which means they are in alignment with other fairly priced brands. To learn more about how we compare prices for CBD, look at our pricing report.

Pros: Cons:
  • Organic farming practices, GMP certified manufacturing facility
  • Multiple hemp and CBD quality checks
  • Licensed farms in Colorado
  • Free shipping on all orders
  • Subscribe and save 10% option (with free shipping)
  • Reasonably priced
  • Limited information about the company’s team
  • No ingredient list on product page
  • Excessive packaging
  • No testing for contaminants

Specs

Hemp Source
Hemp Source-United States
CBD Extract Method
CBD Extract Method-CO2
Worldwide Shipping
Worldwide Shipping-Canada
Money Back Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee-
Military Veteran Discount
Military Veteran Discount:
Price Range
Price Range-$30 - $200
Offers Tastes
Offers Tastes-
Price mg/CBD
Price mg/CBD:$0.07 - $0.67
CBD Strength
CBD Strength-
Pets - Tinctures-750 - 750 mg |
Tinctures & Drops-300 - 3000 mg |
Creams & Topicals-200 - 500 mg |
Extract Types
Extract Types-Broad Spectrum
Consumption Method
Consumption Method-Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Gummies & Edibles, Capsules, Pets - Tinctures
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Colorado Botanicals was created after the founder’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. After months and months of research into how CBD works, the benefits, and what goes into making high quality hemp products, Colorado Botanicals was formed in 2017. They are focused on providing transparency to their customers and partnering with only the best in the field to provide CBD products that meet high standards. Their process includes multiple quality control steps throughout manufacturing. Their mission includes being open and honest with their customers, and providing CBD products they are proud of.

Aside from the background story about why the company was started, there is no further information about the founder, or the other members of the Colorado Botanicals CBD team. It is unclear if chemists, scientists, health professionals, or CBD experts are involved in the growing, formulation and production process.

There is an extensive FAQ page on the Colorado Botanical”s website that discusses uses for CBD, how to use CBD, background information about the company and CBD in general. Their Help page is where you can find answers to shipping questions, buying and returns, and more. Their product pages are filled with detailed information about the type of CBD, how to use the product, price, and third party lab reports. They do not list product ingredients.

Contacting customer service is possible by email, phone, and through their instant chat message box. They also list their headquarters which is in Los Angeles California.

Colorado Botanical’s third party tests all of their products and has a QR code on each product. The QR code will bring you to the raw product lab assessment. All product third party reports are available on the product page. We accessed the third party lab reports for the 10mg Gummies. The report showed there is 10.56mg of CBD per gummy, which is 0.56mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 6%. This is below the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC and the gummies were not tested for contaminants.

Manufacturing Process

Colorado Botanicals has a strict growing process with farms located in Colorado. They ensure the soil and surrounding environment is free from contaminants before growing their hemp. This is important because hemp is very absorbent and any toxins in the air or soil can be easily stored in the plant and be passed on to the final product. This process is known as Phytoremediation. They also continually test the soil, avoid using any chemicals or pesticides, and practice organic growing methods. Plus, their farms are licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Their manufacturing facilities follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and hold a ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification demonstrated that their facility provides consistent product outcomes and adhere to strict quality standards.

All of their raw ingredients are first tested in house for purity and potency as well as third party tested by independent labs. Each batch of their products are third party tested and the lab reports are made available online on their website.

To extract CBD, they use a CO2 extraction method which is regarded as the gold standard in the industry as it is both clean and efficient. Their final CBD extracts are broad spectrum which contains terpenes and other cannabinoids, promoting the entourage effect.

Range of Products

CBD Tinctures

There are three CBD tincture options with 300mg, 750mg, 1500mg or 3000mg of broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD per bottle. Bottles contain 30ml. The flavor options offered are peppermint and unflavored.

Softgels

Colorado Botanicals has two softgel options: 10mg or 25mg of broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD per softgel. Both options are packaged with 30 softgels per bottle. Their product page does not indicate what the softgels are made from.

Topicals

Topical CBD products from Colorado Botanicals include two salves and a muscle rub. They are made with broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD and blended with all natural plant oils and extracts. Potencies range from 200mg to 500mg per bottle.

CBD Edibles

The edible CBD options from Colorado Botanicals include two gummy products. The potency options are 10mg or 25mg of broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD per gummy. Both options are vegan friendly and are sold in packages of 30 gummies.

Pet Products

The pet product offered by Colorado Botanicals is a 750mg, broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD tincture.

Coupons, Deals, & Samples

You can save 10% to 15% when subscribing. This means, your order will auto-ship at an interval of your choosing. They are currently putting together a loyalty program which will allow you to collect points for each purchase. At this time, it is not yet available, They do not offer any samples at this time. Lastly, there is an Appreciation Program for police officers, firefighters, paramedics, first responders, and school teachers and professors. Through this program, these groups of people can obtain discount codes for purchases. The company does not disclose the discount amount.

Buying Experience

The buying experience on Colorado Botanical’s website is straightforward. If you know what products you are looking for, you can find them in their categorized shop tab and add them to your cart. For people who are unsure of what products to purchase, there is a product finder quiz to assist in selecting the best products for each individual.

To check out, you can create an account, or checkout as a guest. A billing address, shipping address and form of payment are the last requirements. Shipping is free, and they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. Their free shipping option will get you your products in 4 to 5 days, however they offer priority shipping which will get you your product in 1 to 3 days, and overnight shipping for $25. We received our products in 3 days in a brown cardboard box which was discreetly packaged.

We contacted customer service via the instant messaging chat box to ask about shipping times. They answered us within minutes and provided a comprehensive answer along with more information about shipping in general. They were polite and comprehensive

Products Reviewed

CBD Tinctures

We received two CBD Tinctures: the 300mg bottle and the 1500mg botte. Both are packaged in a cardboard box with an amber glass bottle with dropper lid inside. The label lists the amount of CBD per container (300mg; 1500mg), flavor (unflavored), type of CBD (broad spectrum, CO2 extracted), ingredients, and how to use the product. These oils are made with organic MCT oil and are intended to be taken orally by dropping 1ml under your tongue. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

We accessed the third party lab reports on the product page. For the 300mg tincture, the lab report showed there was 312.9mg of CBD per bottle, which is 12.9mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 4%. This is below the 10% acceptable variance. For the 1500mg tincture, the lab report showed there was 1574.70mg of CBD per bottle, which is 74.7mg more than listed calculating to a CBD variance of 5%. This is below the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC in either product and neither were tested for contaminants.

The oil itself is clear and odorless. It has a thin consistency, similar to water, and drops easily from the dropper, which has lines on it to measure out your dose. The taste is herbal and has a rich terpene undertone. The 300mg bottle sells for $30, therefore each mg of CBD costs $0.10. The 1500mg bottle sells for $110, therefore each mg of CBD is priced at $0.07.

CBD Gummies

The CBD Gummies we received come in a glass tub. The label lists the amount of CBD per gummy (10mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD), number of gummies (30), ingredients, and instructions for use. The gummies are vegan, non-GMO, and kosher. They are strawberry flavored and made with raw sugar from beets, pectin, apple juice and natural fruit colors and flavors. The directions are to take 1 to 2 gummies per day. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

We accessed the third party lab reports on the product page and matched up the batch number. The report showed there is 10.56mg of CBD per gummy, which is 0.56mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 6%. This is below the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC and the gummies were not tested for contaminants.

The gummies are small, red dollops. They are very soft. They have a delicious strawberry smell and taste and are not chewy, but exhibit a soft texture. This product sells for $30 and with a total of 300mg of CBD, each mg of CBD costs $0.10.

CBD Softgels

The CBD softgels we received come in a cardboard box with an amber glass bottle inside equipped with a child proof lid. The label lists the amount of CBD per softgel (10mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD), number of softgels (30), ingredients, and instructions for use. The softgels are made with MCT oil and they do not reveal what the softgel is made from. Therefore, this product may or may not be vegan. The directions for use are to take 2 to 4 softgels per day with a meal. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

We accessed the third party lab reports on the product page and matched up the batch number. The report showed there is 10.40mg of CBD per gummy, which is 0.40mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 4%. This is below the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC and the softgels were not tested for contaminants.

The softgels are a light yellow in color and firm to the touch. There is no smell or taste. This product sells for $30 and with a total of 300mg of CBD, each mg of CBD is priced at $0.10.

Muscle Rub

The Muscle Rub comes in a plastic tube with a pump top. The label lists the amount of CBD per bottle (400mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD ), size (100ml), ingredients, and instructions for use. The rub is made with shea butter, aloe, argan and other natural ingredients. The directions are to apply topically to affected areas as needed. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

We accessed the third party lab reports on the product page and matched up the batch number. The report showed there is 455mg of CBD per bottle, which is 55mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 14%. This is above the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC and the balm was not tested for contaminants.

The rub is a light yellow in color and exhibits a medium thin consistency. It has a very light smell that is nondescript. It leaves a slight residue on the skin after being applied. This product sells for $40 and with a total of 400mg of CBD, each mg of CBD costs $0.10.

Rejuvenate Cream

The Rejuvenate Cream comes in an amber, glass tube. The label lists the amount of CBD per tub (200mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD), size (2oz), ingredients, and instructions for use. The cream is made with aloe, avocado fruit oil, jojoba oil, neem, and herbal extracts. The directions are to apply topically to affected areas as needed. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

We accessed the third party lab reports on the product page and matched up the batch number. The report showed there is 384.75mg of CBD per bottle, which is 185.74mg more than listed. This calculates out to a CBD variance of 93%. This is above the 10% acceptable variance. There was no detectable THC and the cream was not tested for contaminants.

The cream is a bright white in color and exhibited a whipped creamy texture. It has almost no smell. When applied, it absorbs easily and leaves a soft finish on the skin. This product sells for $30 and with a total of 200mg of CBD, each mg of CBD is priced at $0.15.

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About The Authors
Stephanie Nichols
Stephanie Nichols
Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Stephanie Nichols is a practicing, licensed Naturopathic Physician in Arizona. In her practice, she helps her patients resolve their health concerns through an integrative, functional medicine approach. Her focus is on digestive issues, mental health, autoimmunity, and hormonal concerns. Dr. Stephanie utilizes a combination of herbal therapies, such as CBD, lifestyle, and dietary changes to help people transform their health. She knows first hand the efficacy of herbal treatments. She graduated with honors, from the highly esteemed Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
MD & Chemist
Dr. Leonard Haberman is a physician and chemist who has been involved in solving chemical and medical problems for 43 years. He graduated from New York University as a dual major in chemistry and biology and went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota where his focus was synthetic methods. He spent 18 years with the Shell organization, working in a mixture of technical and business roles. He returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature and in the proprietary literature of the Shell organization. He holds two patents and currently works as a consultant, assisting clients with projects within the disciplines of medicine and chemistry that have potential business applications.

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