five CBD Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
4.8
Hemp Quality
3.8
Variety of Products
2.5
Customer Experience
5.0
Price & Discounts
5.0
Ranking updated:
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Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
|Written by 
Heather Allman, CBD Journalist.
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Transparency & Accuracy

4.8

Newly established in 2020, Five CBD publishes the exact potency and any available purity tests for each organic full spectrum product on a centralized lab report hub for easy customer reference; links to lab results are provided in several places online, as well. The accuracy variances for our Five CBD products concerning potency are very good, with three checked products testing below the acceptable 10% variance limit allowed and one testing above that limit. 

 

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Hemp Quality

3.8

Their organic hemp is sourced from U.S. farms, and they offer premium organic CBD products that are pesticide free and non-GMO. All final products passed purity testing for pesticides, solvents, microbials, and heavy metals, according to third party lab reports freely available for customer access online. 

 

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Customer Experience

5.0

Their website is easy to navigate with each product page providing comprehensive product information for each item, as well as ingredients and company suggested uses. There is a separate FAQ link on the main website for easy customer access. Products are available in tinctures, capsules, and edibles, including chocolate squares and gummies. To shop, customers can use the convenient “Products” link located on the main menu. 

 

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Price & Discounts

5.0

Prices range from $29.99 to $174.99 with an average price point of $.03, which is lower than average when compared to other organic brands in the market that are also GMP compliant. They offer discounts for veterans, first time customers, and newsletter subscribers. Shipping is free on all orders, with no minimum required, and products carry a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

Pros: Cons:
  • Free shipping with no order minimum
  • Centralized lab testing hub
  • Lower than average pricing
  • Limited product catalog
  • Extraction method not clearly listed
  • Main menu color and movement interface distracting

five CBD Specs

📍Hemp Source:United States
🥽Extract Method:CO2
🎖Military Veteran Discount:
🏷Coupons:five CBD Coupons and Sales
🚩Established:2020
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  • Read our methodology for more details about ranking and our review process.

    Data Collection and Rating

    In our review process, we receive CBD products directly from the brand to personally review ourselves, so we can give you an accurate idea of the packaging, potency, taste, smell, feel, and overall experience of each product. We also discuss the company’s shipping and returns policy.
    Another important step we take is reviewing each individual product for details such as the certificate of analysis to assess the CBD level and CBD variance, THC level, and contaminants.
    We take all factors into account and give each CBD brand and each CBD product a score for each parameter.
    All of the information we collect is generated into a concise, easy to read review and put into our extensive database. Keep in mind, our reviews are never intended to substitute or act as medical advice.

    Product DataBase

    Our database collects key information for each product, including CBD product prices, potencies, third-party lab test results, flavors, additional ingredients, hemp quality, extract types, product variety, and more.
    We then use all of this combined data to give each brand and product a standardized rating out of five points.

    Brand Review Process

    There are many factors we consider when we review the quality, integrity and products of a CBD brand. We rate each brand on several factors including:

    • Transparency & accuracy. It is important that a CBD brand is forthcoming with who makes up their team, their mission, manufacturing process, and lab reports. Also, we look for the accuracy of the CBD and THC levels in the products’ lab reports.
    • Hemp quality. Hemp quality can be a deciding factor between a good CBD brand and a great CBD brand. We look for organic and sustainable farming methods with attention to detail in each manufacturing step. 
    • The variety of products they offer. We like to see several CBD product types and flavors.
    • Customer service. It is essential that each CBD company has multiple ways to connect to customer service to ask questions. We look for speedy and complete responses.
    • Price and discounts. Competitive pricing is an important aspect of being a top-rated CBD brand. We also look for discount options and ways to save on your order.

    Market Reports

    Another way Leafreport stands out from other CBD review websites is our evidence-based market reports. For each one, we purchase different types of CBD products and send them for independent lab testing to check whether their levels of CBD and other cannabinoids match the label.

    Information Updates

    Writers and editors conduct our reviews and our database on an annual basis but continually make updates throughout the year. We maintain frequent contact with brands and highlight any changes in offerings.

    The Review Team

    Our review team is made up of a wide chain of qualified CBD review writers, some with medical degrees, some with statistics backgrounds, others with ample experience in the CBD arena. Each and every one of our CBD reviews are approved by our medical reviewer before being published on our website to ensure all information is accurate. 

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    While Leafreport does have partnerships with many of the reviewed brands, we manage potential conflicts of interest by maintaining a wall between our content and business operations. This wall is designed to prevent our writers and the review process from being influenced or impacted by our business partnerships. This way, all reviews can provide an unbiased review that serves the interests of our users. 

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    About the Company

    Established in 2020, Five CBD takes its name from their unique commitment to “the entire parts of the hemp plant.” This means that this brand utilizes a consistent 5:1 ratio of CBD to minor hemp compounds in every full spectrum product offered by Five CBD.

    Transparency

    Independent CBD testing is a necessary quality and safety control tool to ensure that the labeled amounts of CBD and THC are very close to the contents of each final product a customer receives. All of the products in our Five CBD order were third party tested for CBD and THC potency, and purity tests for foreign contaminants, such as pesticides, solvents, microbials, and heavy metals, were passed as well.

    All of the Five CBD third party lab results available for the product catalog are located throughout the website, as well as under a centralized “Certificates of Analysis” link on the bottom of every page online.

    Accuracy

    Using the Five CBD “Certificates of Analysis” links located throughout the website, it was easy to match the products with the independent third party lab results. As far as the highest accuracy variance in this order, the 1500 mg organic, full spectrum gummies tested as containing 1773 total mg of CBD or 59.1 mg per serving size of 1 gummy, which represents a 18.2% accuracy variance, higher than the acceptable 10% limit. These gummies are labeled as containing 50 mg of CBD each.

    The lowest accuracy variance was found in the 750 mg full spectrum, organic CBD Capsules, which proved to contain 769.2 total mg of CBD. This represents an accuracy variance of 2.56%, well below the 10% variance limit allowed. All full spectrum products were confirmed by independent third party testing to contain less than the legal 0.3% limit of THC, and all purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed.

    Reputation

    Five CBD was founded in order to offer consumers a unique experience when it comes to full spectrum CBD products. The brand is fully dedicated to producing and offering consistent, organic products that always contain 5 parts CBD to 1 part other minor cannabinoids. Five CBD includes voluntary customer reviews on every product page so consumers may read comments directly from current users of Five CBD’s 5:1 full spectrum products.

    Manufacturing Process

    Five CBD is a legal, authorized grower of premium, organic U.S. hemp. Their full spectrum hemp derived CBD products are extracted using an alcohol process before being formulated with easily digestible MCT oil as the carrier for maximum bioavailability.

    After formulation, the next step is independent third party CBD testing, which is an important safety and quality control measure utilized by Five CBD to ensure that the labeled potency of CBD and THC matches the contents. They conduct independent potency lab testing for all of their products and post the available results online in several places.

    Five CBD offers premium quality, organic CBD products that are available in full spectrum tinctures, capsules, edibles, and gummies. Their products range in potency from 25 mg to 6000 mg and are lower priced than comparable organic brands, with an overall average price point of $.03 per mg of CBD.

    Five CBD Tinctures Overview

    These alcohol extracted, organic tinctures are offered in full spectrum formulations. The company suggests that consumers start with a dose of 1 full dropper, which is 1 ml. There are visible measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing. The tinctures are formulated with MCT oil for easy digestion, and are offered in several flavored varieties. They are suggested by the company for oral or sublingual use, or a tincture can be added to beverages or food.

    Five CBD Tinctures Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1500 mg
    50 mg/ml
    $49.99
    $0.03
    3000 mg
    100 mg/ml
    $89.99
    $0.03
    6000 mg
    100 mg/ml
    $174.99
    $0.03

    Five CBD Edibles Overview

    These CBD infused, full spectrum chocolates and gummies by Five CBD are alcohol extracted and include all natural ingredients, such as their organic MCT oil for easier digestibility. They are 100% naturally flavored and are recommended by the company for discreet and delicious CBD use. These are recommended for oral use only.

    Five CBD Edibles Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    750 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $39.99
    $0.05
    1500 mg
    50 mg/unit
    $59.99
    $0.04
    500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $39.99
    $0.08
    1000 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $59.99
    $0.06
    1500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $75.99
    $0.05
    750 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $39.99
    $0.05
    500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $29.99
    $0.06
    1000 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $55.99
    $0.06
    1500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $69.99
    $0.05
    500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $29.99
    $0.06
    1000 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $55.99
    $0.06
    1500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $69.99
    $0.05
    500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $29.99
    $0.06
    1000 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $55.99
    $0.06
    1500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $69.99
    $0.05

    Five CBD Capsules Overview

    These Five CBD organic gel capsules are offered in a full spectrum formulation. They undergo a clean alcohol extraction process, and they are vegan and non-GMO. These capsules have a softgel consistency, and are recommended by the company for oral use only.

    Five CBD Capsules Products

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1500 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $59.99
    $0.04

    Five Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles

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    get 25% off five CBD products
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    They offer four bundles, including a starter bundle and one targeted by the company for sleep. Customers can also purchase a variety bundle that includes one product from each category for a savings of 20%. In addition, Five CBD offers a tincture bundle that includes all three favored varieties.

    • 20% Welcome Discount
    • 20% Email Signup Bonus
    • 35% Veterans Discount Program

    Buying Experience

    On their easy to navigate, user friendly website, each product page provides comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, and suggested uses by the company; however, their alcohol extraction method is not clearly noted on the website. There is a separate FAQ link on the main website, and an easy way to shop all products using the “Products” link located on the main company page. When customers click on the main menu, a rainbow of pastel colors quickly cascades down the page with options, and the mixture of sudden movement with coloring is somewhat distracting for some website users.

    As mentioned earlier, all of the third party lab results available for the Five CBD product catalog are located on each product page, a “Certificates of Analysis” resource page, and under several links, including a centralized link found at the bottom of every page online, on each product page, as well as on the main menu.

    Their customer support team is readily available via online messaging, email and phone. Customer service was contacted by email about the year of establishment and their CBD extraction method, which is not clearly listed online. A team member responded within 2 days and provided the information requested.

    Orders get free ground shipping with no minimum order required. A shipping confirmation email with tracking was received. The order arrived via Priority Mail in a plain brown box that was discreet, and all products were securely packaged inside.

    At Leafreport, we order and test the products ourselves

    Products Reviewed

    Citrus CBD Tincture review

    five CBD Full Spectrum CBD+THC Oil 3000mg

    4.6
    Quality Assurance
    5.0
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    5.0
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    $89.99  $0.03 per mg CBD
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    This organic, alcohol extracted, full spectrum tincture is pale yellow in color, with a thin oil-like viscosity. The company recommended serving size is 1 ml, and marks are visible on the dropper for precise dosing. This product tested as containing 3220.1 total mg of CBD, which represents a 7.3% variance well under the 10% limit allowed. Less than 0.3% THC content was confirmed, and all purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed. These are recommended by the company for oral or sublingual use only.

    We checked Citrus CBD Tincture.
    This organic, alcohol extracted, full spectrum tincture is pale yellow in color, with a thin oil-like viscosity.

    Multi-flavored CBD Gummies review

    five CBD CBD Gummies 50mg

    3.5
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    5.0
    Ranking updated:
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    $59.99  $0.04 per mg CBD
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    These alcohol extracted, organic gummy edibles are square shaped and come in a variety of colors. These possess a traditional gummy texture and consistency, and they have a granulated sugar coating. These gummies are for oral use only. One gummy tested as containing 59.1 mg of CBD, for a total of 1773 mg. This represents a 18.2% variance, which is over the acceptable limit of 10%. THC was confirmed at less than 0.3% on the third party lab results, and all standard purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed.

    These alcohol extracted, organic gummy edibles are square shaped and come in a variety of colors.
    We checked Multi-flavored CBD Gummies.

    CBD Sleep Gummies review

    five CBD CBD Gummies 25mg Melatonin

    4.8
    Quality Assurance
    5.0
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    5.0
    Ranking updated:
    Product Review
    $39.99  $0.05 per mg CBD
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    These alcohol extracted, gummy edibles are square shaped and arrived exhibiting a variety of colors. They have a traditional gummy consistency and a granulated sugar coating. These gummies are formulated with 3 mg of melatonin to aid sleep, according to the company. One gummy tested as containing 25.64 mg of CBD, for a total of 769.2 mg of CBD. Calculation reveals a mere 2.56% variance, which is well under the acceptable 10%. All purity tests were passed and the THC content was confirmed at less than 0.3% on the third party lab results. These are recommended by the company for oral use only.

    These alcohol extracted, gummy edibles are square shaped and arrived exhibiting a variety of colors.
    They have a traditional gummy consistency and a granulated sugar coating.

    CBD Capsules review

    These alcohol extracted, organic gel capsules are formulated using MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. These full spectrum capsules are light yellow in color and have a semi-soft texture. A serving size of 1 gel capsule was found to contain 23.3 mg of CBD, for a total of 699 mg of CBD per bottle and a 6.8% variance. This is under the 10% limit allowed. These are recommended by the company for discreet, oral use. Less than 0.3% THC content was confirmed on the third party lab results, and all standard purity tests for contaminants were passed.

    We checked CBD Capsules.
    These alcohol extracted, organic gel capsules are formulated using MCT oil for maximum bioavailability.
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    About The Authors
    Heather Allman
    Heather Allman
    CBD Journalist
    Heather Allman has worked in the higher education, reviewing, writing, and public speaking industries for over two decades. After earning her Bachelor and Master of Arts in English Education, she taught for 13 years at the University of West Florida in both the English and Communication Arts Departments. She also holds a Cannabis Fundamentals Certification from Green-Flower. From her current home in Pensacola, Florida, Heather works as a freelance U.S. Cannabis Journalist for the Cannabis Law Report and CBD World News, among others. She has educated and advocated for cannabis and CBD use on television, radio, and several podcasts. In May 2020, Heather was selected by the National Cannabis Information Project to be the Medical Cannabis Patient Speaker for their media briefing on "Cannabis Industry Response to COVID-19, as covered by Forbes and Bloomberg. She is a member of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses, where she holds a seat on their Sustainability National Standards Board.
    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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