HempVida Review 2020

Overall Score
73out of 100
Score Breakdown
28/30
13/25
9/18
13/15
10/12
Heather Allman
Written by Heather Allman, CBD Journalist
Last Updated
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The Bottom Line

My review of Vida+ is very good. They are a premium CBD brand based on the quality of their hemp, the wide range of third party lab tests performed, their dedication to transparency throughout the website, and the variety of potencies offered. In light of these added benefits for the discerning CBD consumer, Vida+ manages to maintain a mid-range price point.

Vida+ publishes the quality, potency, and all other pertinent third party lab purity results for each product directly under the “Our Testing” link. When a Vida+ customer makes a purchase, buyers already know the potency for each product. They carry a wider range of CBD potencies than comparable brands, offering broad spectrum products that range from 10 mg to 1800 mg potencies.

They offer CBD tinctures, capsules, and a topical skincare product. Their prices range from $3.99 up to $139.00, which equals a low $.07 to $.09 price per mg of CBD for their tinctures, but a higher than average price of $.18 per mg of CBD for their capsules. Their highest $.24 price point for the CBD face serum is a premium price, when comparing other available CBD skin care products. They have an overall average price point of $.14 per mg of CBD, meaning that Vida+ falls in the middle, with more moderately priced CBD products than other comparable brands in the market.

They offer free shipping with a $99 minimum purchase, or a flat $5 shipping fee is applied at checkout. A 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee applies to all products. The accuracy variances for the potency of these Vida+ products are all below the 10% variance allowed. Their products were also purity tested for standard residuals, solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants. In addition, the company promises online and on the labels that no synthetic ingredients are used in their CBD products.

Pros: Cons:
  • Veteran and military discount program
  • Certified organic hemp oil extract by Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Vegan products
  • Limited product catalog at this time
  • Heavy email marketing after newsletter signup
  • Wide variance in potency accuracy

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Capsules
Hemp Source
United States
CBD Strength
600 mg - 2700 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 20-60 mg/ml; Capsules: 7.5-30 mg per capsule
Offers Tastes
No
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.07 - $0.1
Military Veteran Discount
Yes
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
No
Price Range
$59.99 - $199.99
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Worldwide Shipping
United States
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Table of Contents

About the Company

In 2018, Vida+, or Vida Plus, was launched in California by parent company Phivida. They introduced their proprietary topical CBD skin care product into the existing brand catalog in February 2020. The team behind Vida+ has been involved with modern holistic science for quite some time, claiming over 50 years of combined experience in tech and consumer product goods, or CPG, according to the company.

Vida+ is on a mission to help consumers replace pharmaceuticals with healthier choices to promote balance, and they give back to their customers by providing a significant discount for all military personnel and veterans. In addition, one of their main goals as a company is to ensure both CBD accessibility and affordability.

One of the ways they accomplish this goal is by offering exclusive sales and discounts once customers sign up to receive the Vida+ newsletter, but be ready for heavy targeted email marketing. In addition to their standard discount program, further inquiries concerning discounts or other matters can be sent via email directly to customer support.

Transparency

Independent CBD testing is another important quality and safety control measure to ensure what is on the label in terms of CBD and THC content matches what is in each final product a customer receives. All of the products in my Vida+ order were tested for the standard CBD and THC potency and terpene profiles, as well as for purity and contaminants.

Customers of this brand will immediately notice that official lab results are visible on every product page online through a link at the bottom of the page, and are available for download. They publish all third party test results for all products in their centralized “Lab Results” page:

Vida+ partners with Folium Biosciences to source their CBD oil products. Folium is an innovative producer and is actually one of the largest in the world, at that. Folium is based out of North America, and they are known for their transparency and top notch testing protocols.

Another of the company’s goals is complete transparency. For the “safety and wellbeing of their customers,” Vida+ utilizes the top tier services of Flora Research Laboratories and Columbia Laboratories for all of their CBD product testing, according to the company website and the actual lab test reports are available online for all products.

Accuracy

This company practices the best techniques at all stages of their CBD cultivation, harvest, extraction, distillation, formulation, and nutraceutical packaging. Their CBD oil is sourced from non-GMO hemp, complete with a broad spectrum of cannabinoids.

In addition, Vida+ has partnered with the FDA to establish and implement better standard operating procedures for hemp products, and all of their products are formulated using clinical grade technology. According to the company website, their products are tested by multiple third party laboratories for quality, potency, and purity.

In a bid to ensure that their products are worry free, the company does synthetic cannabinoid testing, phyto-forensic verification, heavy metal testing, residual pesticide panel testing, stability assurance, microbial analysis, and solvent testing on each batch before release to the market.

The test results posted online were easy to match exactly to the batch numbers on my product labels, using the convenient “Our Testing” tab under the “Shop” heading online. Customers can also scan the QR code available on each product’s label, and they’ll be taken directly to the lab results on the main company website to enter the batch number clearly listed on the label.

The lab report for my 30 ml batch of their 600 mg tincture had a low 2.5% variance in CBD with 19.5 mg per serving (1 ml), which is a full dropper. There are 585 total mg of CBD in this tincture. This product passed testing for solvents, residues, heavy metals, and other foreign materials.

The 200 mg bottle of CBD face serum was also below the 10% variance allowed, with an 8% variance at 215 mg of total CBD. The product passed all testing for contaminants.

The 600 mg bottle of 10 mg CBD capsules tested at 720 total mg, or 12 mg per capsule. With a variance of 20%, this is above the acceptable 10% variance limit. All products in the order tested under the legal 0.3% THC limit, as clearly advertised on the labels. As noted above, the accuracy variances for these Vida+ products fell mostly below the 10% variance allowed concerning potency, and all standard purity tests were passed.

Reputation

Established in 2018, according to their website, they pride themselves at Vida+ on their organically grown hemp harvests, closely monitoring and controlling organic farming methods, and operating in a GMP certified facility. According to the company, they want to share the broad spectrum CBD derived from their carefully nurtured hemp crop with consumers. They offer products that are quality assured directly by Vida+ to be as safe, natural, and as effective as possible.

Their customer service is outstanding, responding within one business day, and they stand behind their products 100%. If customers are not satisfied, Vida+ will easily exchange or refund any purchase within 30 days. They have numerous customer reviews and testimonials posted voluntarily, which are located on the bottom of each corresponding product page online.

Manufacturing Process

Vida+ is a legal, authorized grower of premium Colorado hemp CBD oil extract. All of the products at Vida+ are sourced from Colorado hemp farms that grow organically, according to customer support. Additionally, they offer certified organic hemp oil extract backed up by the State of Colorado’s Department of Agriculture.

All of their CBD products are manufactured in a GMP certified facility. Vida+ uses a clean CO2 extraction method to safely remove cannabidiol from their organically grown hemp. Unlike harmful chemicals like hexane or propane, CO2 is a more natural way to extract cannabidiol using the physics of pressure and temperature.

They formulate each Vida+ CBD product with easily digestible MCT oil as the carrier. The all natural Medium Chain Triglycerides consist of saturated fatty acids scientifically shown to allow optimal absorption by the body.

Range of Products

They offer premium quality CBD products, available in tinctures, capsules, and a topical face serum. Their products range from 10 mg to 1800 mg, and are slightly higher priced compared to other brands, with an average product cost of $84.99 and an average price point of $.14 per mg of CBD.

CBD Tinctures

CBD Tinctures
CBD Amount Range
20 mg/ml - 60 mg/ml
Price Range
$99.99 - $139.99
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.07 - $0.1
THC Concentration
< 0%
CBD Per Serving
NA
Time to Impact
NA
Offers Tastes
No
Additional Information
Vegan, Gluten Free, CO2
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Overal Bottle Volume Range
From 30 ml

These broad spectrum CBD tinctures are CO2 extracted, because “Simplicity is key with our clinical grade extracts,” according to the company’s corresponding product page. They are soy and gluten free. The Vida+ tinctures contain complex phytonutrients, the naturally occurring nutrients found in hemp, in addition to the combination of flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids inherent to the hemp plant.

The company includes better health and wellness as the suggested consumer outcomes, but this is not guaranteed by Vida+ to be the case for every consumer. An FDA disclaimer is clearly noted, and no specific suggested product uses are given for this sublingual or oral product.

Product Name

Size

(ml)

Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Regular CBD Tincture 30 ml 600 mg $59.99 $.09 mg
Advanced Tincture 30 ml 1200 mg $99.99 $.08 mg
Ultimate CBD Tincture 30 ml 1800 mg $139.99 $.07 mg

CBD Capsules

This blend of broad spectrum CBD, water extracted turmeric and vegan MSM comes in a large, but convenient capsule for discreet dosing.

MCT oil is used as the carrier for their CBD hemp extract, and suggested uses by Vida+ are not listed online or on the label. The company’s serving size is 1 capsule up to two times per day maximum. These are for oral use only.

Product Name

Size

(mg)

Potency Quantity Price Price CBD per mg
Regular CBD Capsules 300 mg 10 mg 30 $59.99 $.19 mg
Advanced CBD Capsules 600 mg 20 mg 30 $99.99 $.16 mg

CBD Face Serum with Vitamin C

The most recent product addition, the Vida+ Vitamin C Serum With CBD. This topical product contains 200 mg of CBD per 30 ml glass bottle and includes proprietary “active-state” Vitamin C. With this product, each 1ml drop provides consumers with approximately 6.5 mg of premium quality, hemp derived CBD. According to the company website, it is CO2 extracted.

In addition to standard skincare active raw materials, such as sodium hyaluronate and ferulic acid, this CBD face serum also contains other concentrated plant extracts, including green tea, organic aloe vera, grapefruit and mandarin. In addition, the label also lists Vitamin E. The company states on the product page online that each of their carefully selected ingredients have their own unique, scientifically proven antioxidant properties.

Suggested topical uses by the company are for general soothing and moisturizing of skin. They also recommend using it for the appearance of smoother skin and a more balanced complexion, but we haven’t tested it ourselves.

Product Name

Size

(ml)

Potency Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Face Serum with Vitamin C 30 ml 200 mg $49.99 $.24 mg

Discounts

  • Veteran and military discount program available with proof of service
  • SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE plan options

Customers can choose to subscribe to any Vida+ CBD product for a savings of 15% off each bi-weekly or monthly shipment. They offer regular shipments with their convenient “subscription” option for customers, and the discount is automatically applied to recurring orders.

  • Sign-up Bonus

When customers sign up for company notifications, a 10% discount code is automatically emailed to your inbox:

Buying Experience

The ordering process was effortless on the Vida+ website. All of the pertinent customer information can be found on each corresponding product page, as well as suggested uses by the company. There is a user-friendly main menu in the left upper corner for quick links, such as a “Shop CBD” tab that gives customers direct access to their entire product catalog at one time by clicking on each product category widget.

Customer support was contacted via email, concerning bundles and whether their hemp was certified organic. They replied within 1 business day with the information requested, informing me that their hemp is “organically grown” on Colorado farms. According to the FAQ section online, their CBD hemp oil extract is indeed certified organic by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture.

The comprehensive “Our Testing” link is available for customers in the main menu, and it is also located at the bottom of any page on the main website as seen here:

All orders of $99 or higher get free shipping; otherwise, a flat $5 shipping charge applies. The order was processed in about 1 day before being shipped First Class via USPS. Most orders will ship within 2 business days from the time of order, according to the company, and a tracking number will be provided to the customer. The order arrived in a plain, brown box within 5 business days of placing it online. The package received was indeed discreet.

The products were securely packaged with brown paper, and the box had an inner slide opening that helps to maintain the safety and security of the products. The package included 3 individually boxed items, each containing an opaque glass container to preserve CBD product freshness and quality.

Products Reviewed

CBD Tincture, 600 mg, 30 ml

This broad spectrum tincture is for sublingual use, and the company suggests that users hold the oil under the tongue for 30 to 45 seconds before swallowing normally. The recommended daily serving size is 1 ml, or one full dropper, which contains approximately 24 mg of CBD. It has clearly labeled, easy to read measuring marks on the dropper.

The tincture was found to be a light golden yellow in appearance, had a typical medium weight oil viscosity, and was easy to administer without drips. This tincture is CO2 extracted and naturally flavored. It has a somewhat grassy, or herbal, aftertaste.

This 600 mg labeled tincture had a nominal 2.5% variance in CBD with 19.5 mg per 20 mg serving size of 1 ml, with 585 total mg of CBD in this bottle of tincture. This is well below the acceptable 10% variance. There was a 0% THC level.

CBD Capsules, 600 mg, 10 mg each, 60 count

These vegan, broad spectrum Vida+ capsules have a typical appearance, with an orangish yellow CBD powder inside a clear outer casing. They are relatively large in size.

The company recommended serving size is 1 capsule, with a specific note that 2 per day is a maximum dose. These are recommended by the company for oral use only, and they were easy to swallow. They use a CO2 extraction process for these capsules.

This bottle of 10 mg CBD capsules is labeled at 600 mg, and testing revealed 720 total mg, or 12 mg per capsule. This is a variance of 20%, which is above the 10% variance limit allowed. A 0% THC level was reported, and this product passed all standard purity tests.

CBD Face Serum with Vitamin C

According to the label, the company recommends that users apply 4 to 5 drops topically to clean and dry face, neck, and chest areas. This topical broad spectrum product is for external use only, as clearly noted on the label and online. There was a non detectable amount of THC in this product.

This 200 mg bottle of face serum was also below the 10% variance allowed. There was an 8% variance or 215 mg of total CBD. This topical skin care product is CO2 extracted and passed all testing for residuals, solvents, pesticides, and all other possible contaminants.

This liquid serum is milky white in color and almost translucent in appearance. It was not messy to use, however, and it absorbed quickly into my skin, leaving no stickiness or residue. Consumers are advised to wash hands thoroughly after use and to avoid any contact with the sensitive eye area.

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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
Physician & 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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