five CBD Review 2021

85out of 100
Score Breakdown
Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation
30/30
Hemp Quality
19/25
Variety of Products
9/18
Customer Experience
15/15
Price & Discounts
12/12
Written by 
Heather Allman, CBD Journalist.
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Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
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The Bottom Line

  • Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation

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. 

  • Hemp Quality

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. 

  • Customer Experience

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. 

  • Price & Discounts

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

Specs

Hemp Source
Hemp Source-United States
CBD Extract Method
CBD Extract Method-CO2
Price Range
Price Range:$29.99 - $174.99
CBD Strength
CBD Strength-
Other 50 - 50 mg
Tinctures & Drops 1500 - 6000 mg
Capsules 1500 - 1500 mg
Gummies 750 - 1500 mg
Edibles 50 - 50 mg
Military Veteran Discount
Military Veteran Discount-
Offers Tastes
Offers Tastes-
Price mg/CBD
Price mg/CBD-$0.03 - $0.8
Extract Types
Extract Types-Full Spectrum
Consumption Method
Consumption Method:Capsules, Tinctures & Drops, Gummies, Other, Edibles
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Table of Contents

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.

Range of Products

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.

CBD Tinctures

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.

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

CBD Edibles

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.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
750 mg
25 mg/unit
$39.99
$0.05
750 mg
25 mg/unit
$39.99
$0.05
1500 mg
50 mg/unit
$59.99
$0.04

CBD Capsules

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.

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

Bundles

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.

Discounts

  • 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.

 

Products Reviewed

Citrus CBD Tincture

five CBD Full Spectrum CBD Oil 3000mg

Overall Score
Product Review
92out of 100
$89.99 $0.03 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
40/40
Hemp Quality
15/20
Extract Type
20/20
Additional ingredients
7/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 3000 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 30 ml
Potency Score IconPotency100 mg/ml

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.

Multi-flavored CBD Gummies

five CBD CBD Gummies 50mg

Overall Score
Product Review
71out of 100
$59.99 $0.04 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
19/40
Hemp Quality
15/20
Extract Type
20/20
Additional ingredients
7/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 1500 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconUnitsNA
Potency Score IconPotency50 mg/ml

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.

CBD Sleep Gummies

five CBD CBD Gummies 25mg Melatonin

Overall Score
Product Review
95out of 100
$39.99 $0.05 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
40/40
Hemp Quality
15/20
Extract Type
20/20
Additional ingredients
10/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 750 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconUnitsNA
Potency Score IconPotency25 mg/ml

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.

CBD Capsules

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.

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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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