Evolution CBD Review 2021

Overall Score
69out of 100
Score Breakdown
13/30
19/25
16/18
13/15
8/12
Stephanie Nichols
Written by Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician
Last Updated
Leonard Haberman
Medically reviewed by Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist
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The Bottom Line

Evolution CBD is a water soluble, nanoparticle CBD company. They use ethanol to extract their CBD and proprietary technology to make nanoparticles for significantly enhanced absorption. There is little information about who makes up the company, however, they were founded in 2016 and are located in Reno, Nevada.

Although they claim to third party test all of their batches of products, we were only able to locate one of the five products’ lab reports of the products we received. Customer service was unable to help us with this issue. Also, they do not test for contaminants in their lab testing.

Evolution CBD carries a broad range of products, including edibles, tinctures, pet products, and topicals. Their price points tend to be on the higher side. Their water soluble CBD tinctures are $0.10 to $0.20 per mg of CBD. Many comparable products are between $0.05 to $0.10 per mg of CBD. It should be noted that Evolution CBD uses nanoparticle CBD, which cannot be directly compared to oil based products as they do not undergo the same processing.

Pros: Cons:
  • Nanoparticle CBD for optimal bioavailability
  • Certified by the US Hemp Authority
  • Swift customer service response time
  • Broad product range
  • No information about who makes up the company’s team
  • Lab reports not available for our product’s batch numbers
  • Customer service response
  • Do not test products for contaminants
  • High CBD variance
  • Higher than average prices

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Gummies & Edibles, Capsules, Pets - Tinctures, Pets - Edibles, Other
Hemp Source
United States
CBD Strength
2 mg - 1200 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 0.5-67 mg/ml; Capsules: 10-25 mg CBD per capsule
Offers Tastes
Yes
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.1 - $0.2
Military Veteran Discount
Yes
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$10 - $179.99
CBD Extract Method
Ethanol
Worldwide Shipping
United States
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Evolution CBD was founded in 2016 with the mission of educating people about the power of CBD and CBD extracts. They are known for creating the first water soluble CBD product. They pride themselves on putting their customers first and using the most innovative technology in their manufacturing and processing. Unfortunately, there is no information on the members of the Evolution CBD team.

Their headquarters are in Reno, Nevada. To reach their customer care team, you can use the phone number, email, or message box on their contact page. They also list their mailing address.

Their website has a comprehensive FAQ page that provides ample information about their CBD manufacturing process details, how to take their CBD, shipping, and more. They offer full refunds if you are not completely satisfied for 45 days after purchase.

Evolution CBD claims to third party test every batch of their products and posts their lab reports online. We assessed the lab results for the Replenishing Face Cream using the batch number on the side. Reviewing the lab report shows 71.6mg of CBD, which is 11.6mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 19%. This is above the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is no detectable THC. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

Manufacturing Process

Evolution uses only non-GMO, industrial hemp plants for their CBD products. Their farms are US based and located in Kansas, Kentucky, Colorado, and Montana. To extract their CBD, they use ethanol based extraction followed by a nanotechnology process. They offer both broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products.

Their proprietary nanotechnology creates extremely small CBD particles (nanoparticles) that are said to improve absorption rates. Their nanoparticles are created without using chemicals or phosphates and are 60um in size, which is smaller than the 100um size required to be considered a nanoparticle. When CBD particles are broken down into nanoparticles, they become soluble in water, which allows them to bind to water based molecules in the bloodstream. This means that the nanoparticles used in Evolution CBD can be absorbed into the bloodstream more effectively. Their website states that nanoparticle CBD’s bioavailability is 80% compared to oil based CBD with a bioavailability of 6%. It should be noted that they do not cite any research sources to back up these claims.

Evolution CBD hemp has been certified by the US Hemp Authority. All of Evolutions CBD’s products are third party tested to ensure potency and quality.

Range of Products

CBD Oils

Evolution CBD’s CBD oils are ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle tinctures. They offer both THC free and full spectrum oils in cherry limeade, grape, hemp, lemon or pina colada flavors and, extra strength, as well as terpene rich options in cinnamon, hemp, and strawberry Banana flavors. Sizes range from 5ml to 30ml. Tinctures are in a base of reverse osmosis water. Their 3 in 1 oil can be used sublingually or in drinks and comes in the flavors blueberry moon, hemp, cherry limeade, strawberry-banana, tropical punch, and watermelon.

Product Name Size (ml) Potency Price Price CBD per mg

Evolution CBD Water Soluble

(THC free; 0.3% THC)

(Cherry Limeade, Grape, Pina Colada, Hemp, Lemon)

30ml 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20

Evolution Water Soluble (THC free; 0.3% THC)

(Cherry Limeade, Grape, Pina Colada, Hemp, Lemon)

5ml 150 mg / 30 mg CBD per serving $14.99 $0.10
Evolution CBD Extra Strength Water Soluble (THC free) 30ml 900 mg / 30 mg CBD per serving $179.99 $0.20
Evolution CBD Extra Strength Water Soluble (0.3% THC) 30ml 900 mg / 30 mg CBD per serving $89.99 $0.10

Evolution CBD 3 in 1 (THC free; 0.3% THC)

(Blueberry Moon, Hemp, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry-Banana, Tropical Punch, Watermelon)

30ml 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20

Evolution Terpene Rich Hemp Oil Tincture (THC Free; 0.3% THC)

(Cinnamon, Hemp, Strawberry Banana)

30ml 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20

Evolution Terpene Rich Hemp Oil Tincture (THC Free; 0.3% THC)

(Cinnamon, Hemp, Strawberry Banana)

30ml 150 mg / 5 mg CBD per serving $34.99 $0.23

Evolution Terpene Rich Hemp Oil Tincture (THC Free; 0.3% THC)

(Cinnamon, Jemp, Strawberry Banana)

30ml 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20

Evolution Terpene Rich Hemp Oil Tincture (THC Free; 0.3% THC)

(Cinnamon, hemp, strawberry banana)

30ml 450 mg / 15 mg CBD per serving $89.99 $0.20

Evolution Terpene Rich Hemp Oil Tincture (THC Free; 0.3% THC)

(Cinnamon, Hemp, Strawberry Banana)

30ml 750 mg / 25 mg CBD per serving $144.99 $0.19

CBD Topicals

Evolutions CBD’s topical products use ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD. Their products are primarily 0.3% THC, with some THC free options.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Evolution Lip Revitalizer 4.2g 30 mg CBD per container $10.00 $0.33
Evolution CBD Hydrating Body Lotion 2oz 30 mg CBD per bottle $10.00 $0.33
Evolution CBD Hydrating Body Lotion 8oz 120 mg CBD per bottle $40.00 $0.33
Evolution CBD Replenishing Face Cream 2oz 60 mg CBD per bottle $30.00 $0.20
Evolution CBD 250 Topical Cream 1oz 250 mg CBD per bottle $59.99 $0.24
Evolution CBD 500 Topical Cream 2oz 500 mg CBD per bottle $109.99 $0.22
Evolution CBD Bath Bomb (Lavender/Lilac, Tea Tree/Mint, and Oatmeal) 5oz 30m g CBD per bomb $14.99 $0.50
Evolution Topical Serum (THC free, 0.3% THC) 15ml 450 mg CBD per bottle $89.99 $0.20
Evolution CBD Under Eye Serum 10ml 300 mg CBD per bottle $59.99 $0.20

CBD Capsules

There is one CBD capsule product available from Evolution CBD. Each capsule contains 15mg of ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD in a vegan capsule. They come in either 30 or 60 capsule packages.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Evolution CBD Capsules 30 capsules 450 mg / 15 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.13
Evolution CBD Capsules 60 capsules 900 mg / 15 mg CBD per serving $109.99 $0.12

Pet CBD

There are dog treats which are offered in peanut butter or turkey flavor, and a CBD tincture for pets is available from Evolution CBD. The tincture comes in a 30ml package with a beef and cheese flavor. It is available in THC free or 0.3% THC and is formulated using ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Evolution Canine CBD Tincture (THC free, 0.3% THC 30ml 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20
Evolution CBD Dog Treats (peanut butter, turkey) 40 treats 200 mg / 5 mg CBD per serving $29.50 $0.15

CBD Edibles

Evolution CBD offers CBD gummies and chewing gum. They use ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD in both products.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Evolution Gummies 30 gummies 300 mg / 10 mg CBD per serving $59.99 $0.20
Evolution CBD Gum 8 pieces 56 mg / 7 mg CBD per serving $19.95 $0.36

Smokable Hemp

Evolution CBD offers hemp flower for smoking purposes. The package contains 1g of flower and a cherry strain. There is also a CBG option.

Product Name Size (g) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Evolution CBD Pre Roll Hemp Flower Seasoning Sticks 1g n/a $14.99 n/a
Evolution CBG Flower 3.5g n/a $29.99 n/a

Other Products

In addition to CBD products, Evolution CBD also offers sanitation products as well as CBG products with no CBD in these products.

Coupons & Deals

Evolution CBD does not offer any specific discounts to military or low income customers. You can save 20% on your purchase from Evolution CBD when you subscribe to their newsletter. They also offer 10% off your first order with a code. Currently, they have 10% off all body products as well. They do not offer any sample of their products at this time, or feature any bundle offers.

Buying Experience

The buying process is fairly straightforward. All of the products are under the shop tab and categorized by product type. Once you have added the products you wish to purchase to your cart, you must create a login to check out. Here you have an option to subscribe to their newsletter for discounts and product updates. After creating an account, you will have to manually go back to your cart to then check out. You are not automatically redirected, which is a bit confusing. The last step is putting in your billing and shipping information.

Shipping is through UPS Expedited Mail Innovations, UPS Sure Post, UPS Next Day Air, and UPS Second Day Air. Our products arrived in 2 days in a brown, discrete, cardboard box. Inside all the products were wrapped in either bubble wrap and/or brown paper for protection.

We contacted customer service through their messaging system to ask where we could find the lab reports that matched our product’s batch numbers. Although we indicated that we could not find any lab reports on their site that represented our specific products, their care team responded with a generic, “all lab reports are posted on our site.” Although they answered quickly (within a day), unfortunately, they did not assist with our question or provide the lab reports.

Products Reviewed

Evolution CBD Capsules

The Evolution CBD Capsules are packaged in a plastic, amber colored bottle with a screw top that is not child safe. The label lists the number of capsules (30), mg of CBD per capsule (15 mg), and the total amount of CBD per bottle (450 mg). The capsules are made with vegetable cellulose, which is vegan friendly, along with coconut derived MCT oil. The CBD is ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD. The label suggested to take twice daily with food or as needed. Keep in mind, we have not verified this use.

The capsules are dark amber in color and the texture of a gel capsule. They do not have any smell or taste. This product sells for $59.99, and with 450 mg of CBD total, each mg of CBD costs $0.13.

There is a QR code and a batch number on a sticker on the side of the bottle. There was no lab report available that matched this product’s batch number, and customer service was unable to provide it to us. We assessed the posted lab report which showed that there is 18.9 mg of CBD per capsule, which is 3.9 mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 26%. This is above the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is 0.24% THC which is less than the allowable 0.3%. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

Evolution CBD Gummies

The Evolution CBD Gummies are packaged in a plastic, amber colored bottle with a screw top that is not child safe. The label lists the number of gummies (30) mg of CBD per capsule (10 mg), and the total amount of CBD per bottle (300 mg). The gummies are manufactured using glucose syrup, sugar, gelatin, and artificial colors and flavors. They are not vegan friendly due to the gelatin content. The CBD is ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle CBD. There are no directions for use on the label.

The gummies are green, red, and yellow in color and in the shape of small bears. They are quite chewy and have a sweet, fruity flavor. There is no strong smell to them or overwhelming hemp taste. This product sells for $59.99, and with 300 mg of CBD total, each mg of CBD is priced at $0.20.

There is a QR code and a batch number on a sticker on the side of the bottle. There was no lab report available that matched this product’s batch number, and customer service was unable to provide it to us. We assessed the posted lab report which showed that there is 369.4mg of CBD, which is 69.4mg more than listed which calculates to a CBD variance of 23%. This is above the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is no detectable THC. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

Evolution CBD Water Soluble Tincture – Hemp

We received the Evolution CBD Water Soluble Tincture in Hemp. It is contained in an amber glass bottle with a dropper lid which is not child safe. The label lists the size (30 ml), mg of CBD per serving (5 mg per half dropper), and total amount of CBD per bottle (300 mg). The tincture is water based with CBD that is an ethanol extracted, water soluble nanoparticle. The directions are to use half a dropper in 8oz of liquid, twice daily or as needed. We have not verified these claims.

The CBD tincture is a cloudy white color. It has a pungent smell and tastes of hemp. It leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste when dropped directly onto the tongue. This product sells for $59.99, and with 300 mg of CBD total, each mg of CBD costs $0.20.

There is a QR code and a batch number on a sticker on the side of the bottle. There was no lab report available that matched this product’s batch number, and customer service was unable to provide it to us. We assessed the posted lab report which showed that there is 342.1 mg of CBD, which is 42.1 mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 14%. This is above the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is no detectable THC. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

Evolution CBD Canine Tincture – Beef & Cheese

We received the Evolution CBD Canine Tincture in Beef & Cheese flavor. It is contained in an amber glass bottle with a dropper lid that is not child safe. The label lists the size (30 ml), mg of CBD per serving (5 mg per half dropper), and total amount of CBD per bottle (300 mg). The tincture is MCT based and contains artificial flavoring. The CBD is an ethanol extracted, water soluble, nanoparticle. The directions are to base the dose on the weight of the dog and to give it twice a day. We have not verified these claims.

The CBD tincture is clear and the consistency of water. It has a slight smell of meat and cheese. This product sells for $59.99, and with 300 mg of CBD total, each mg of CBD is priced at $0.20.

There is a QR code and a batch number on a sticker on the side of the bottle. There was no lab report available that matched this product’s batch number, and customer service was unable to provide it to us. We assessed the posted lab report which showed that there is 310.9 mg of CBD, which is 10.9 mg more than listed which calculates to a CBD variance of 4%. This is below the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is no detectable THC. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

Evolution CBD Replenishing Face Cream

The Evolution CBD Replenishing Face Cream comes in an amber glass tub with a screw top lid. The label lists the size (2 oz) and the total amount of CBD per tub (60 mg). The ingredients include sweet almond oil, mineral oil, MCT oil, and lavender essential oil. The CBD is an ethanol extracted, water soluble nanoparticle. The directions are to use a pea sized amount. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

This CBD cream is white and of medium consistency. It smells of lavender but is not overpowering. Also, it absorbs into the skin easily and does not leave any residue. This product sells for $30.00, and with 60 mg of CBD total, each mg of CBD costs $0.20.

There is a QR code and a batch number on a sticker on the side of the bottle. Reviewing the lab report shows that there is 71.6 mg of CBD, which is 11.6 mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 19%. This is above the acceptable 10% variance cut off. There is no detectable THC. This sample was not tested for contaminants.

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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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