Innovative Extracts Review 2021

81out of 100
Score Breakdown
Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation
17/30
Hemp Quality
22/25
Variety of Products
15/18
Customer Experience
15/15
Price & Discounts
12/12
Written by 
Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician.
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Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
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The Bottom Line

Transparency, Accuracy & ReputationIcon
Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation
17/30

Innovative Extracts is a veteran-owned, seed to sale CBD company. Their products are lab tested three times in the process and checked for CBD levels, THC levels, and contaminants. Currently, they are not BBB accredited.

 

Hemp QualityIcon
Hemp Quality
22/25

All of Innovative Extracts hemp is grown organically on their own farms in Portage, PA. They selectively breed their hemp for high CBD yielding strains, and use organic and sustainable farming. Their CBD is extracted onsite using hydrocarbon extraction.

 

Customer ExperienceIcon
Customer Experience
15/15

We reached out to customer service via their instant message box to ask about their extraction method. We received a swift response in less than an hour. Their shipping is free for orders over $50, however, all sales are final and no returns are accepted.

 

Variety of ProductsIcon
Variety of Products
15/18

Innovative Extracts has a decent product line that includes gummies, tinctures, softgels, topicals, and pet products. They do not offer vape products at this time.

 

Price & DiscountsIcon
Price & Discounts
12/12

Innovative Extracts’ prices are very competitive. Their tinctures are priced at $0.05/mg of CBD which is below competitors. We often see tinctures priced between $0.08 to $0.12 per mg of CBD, therefore, they are priced well. They offer a 20% discount for subscribing to your order or signing up for their newsletter. Plus, there is a rewards program.  To learn more about how we compare prices for CBD, look at our pricing report.

What sets Innovative Extracts apart from its competitors

Innovative Extracts stands out for their veteran-owned, seed to sale company. All the growing, extraction, manufacturing and product production is completed onsite on their farm in Portage. PA.

Pros: Cons:
  • Accurate CBD levels
  • FDA registered, GMP-compliant facility
  • Organic farming used
  • Seed to sale owned business
  • Veteran-owned company
  • Some lab reports missing
  • No contaminant testing on some lab reports
  • No returns accepted
  • No BBB accreditation
  • Edibles are not vegan

Innovative Extracts CBD Unboxing Video

In this video, we will unbox products from Innovative Extracts. We have five products to unbox, including gummies, a full-spectrum CBD tincture, a pain relief softgels, a heating muscle rub and a pet biscuit. We will discuss the taste, smell, and feel of each product along with their shipping policies, growing methods, and a bit of background about the company.

Specs

Hemp Source
Hemp Source-United States
CBD Extract Method
CBD Extract Method-NA
Worldwide Shipping
Worldwide Shipping-United States
Price Range
Price Range:$25 - $150
CBD Strength
CBD Strength-
Tinctures & Drops 1000 - 4000 mg
Capsules 750 - 1000 mg
Gummies 750 - 1000 mg
Creams & Topicals 1000 - 1000 mg
Pets - Tinctures 300 - 300 mg
Pets - Edibles 100 - 100 mg
Money Back Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee-
Military Veteran Discount
Military Veteran Discount-
Offers Tastes
Offers Tastes-
Price mg/CBD
Price mg/CBD-$0.04 - $0.25
Extract Types
Extract Types-Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate
Consumption Method
Consumption Method:Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals, Gummies, Edibles, Capsules, Pets - Tinctures, Pets - Edibles
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About the Company

Innovative Extracts is a veteran owned CBD company that is based in Portage, PA. They call themselves a seed to sale company since they own their own farms and each step of the growing, extraction, and manufacturing process is managed by them. The three owners are Andy Golden, Vince Golden, and Matt Sinosky. Hey began their company after using CBD personally, benefiting greatly, and wanting to bring high-quality, affordable CBD to the masses.

Their products are sold both online, and at two physical locations in Portage, PA and Johnstown, PA.

To contact the customer service team, there is a message box, email, and phone number as well as their physical addresses to all their shops’ locations. There is a short FAQ page that outlines details of their process, how CBD works, and other general questions.

As a part of our reputation check, we check BBB, FDA warnings, and more to see if there are any complaints or warnings about the brand. Currently, there are no FDA complaints about Innovative Extracts. They are not currently BBB accredited and do not currently have a score. Innovative Extracts tests their products at three stages: the raw hemp, the crude oil, and the final product. They post their results online however, some do not show contaminant testing. The results for our products show a CBD variance ranging from 3% for their heating muscle cream to 14% for their pain relief softgels. All products were under 0.3% THC.

Manufacturing Process

All the hemp used for Innovative Extracts’ products are grown organically on their farm, Golden Farms, in Pennsylvania. It is an indoor growing environment where they can control the temperature and light exposure for optimal growing conditions all year round. They have been growing hemp since 2019. They innovate their hemp strains to be genetically optimal through onsite testing and cross breeding of hemp to create the highest caliber product. Once their hemp is grown, it is extracted onsite at their FDA registered, GMP-compliant facility. They use hydrocarbon extraction to yield both full and broad-spectrum CBD.

All products are also manufactured onsite. Innovative Extracts has three lab test points in their process. The first is the raw hemp, the second is the crude oil after extraction, and the third is the final product. They test for potency, residual solvents, pesticides, and microbial contamination, however the contaminant testing is not posted on all of their online lab reports.

Innovative Extracts Capsules Overview

There is one capsule product from Innovative Extracts. They are made with 25mg CBD and 25mg CBG per capsule along with Acai Berry Extract, Curcumin C3 Complex, Bioperine, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin. They are in a bovine gelatin capsule and therefore not suitable for vegans.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
1000 mg
8.47 mg/unit
$70
$0.07
750 mg
25 mg/unit
$74
$0.1

Innovative Extracts Tinctures Overview

The tincture options from Innovative Extracts include a full-spectrum CBD tincture in 30ml, 1000mg CBD potency or a 60ml, 2000mg CBD potency. There are also broad-spectrum CBD tinctures with 1000mg of CBD per 30ml tincture. They are made with MCT oil and natural flavors with flavor options of mint or lemon.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
4000 mg
66.67 mg/ml
$150
$0.04
1000 mg
33.33 mg/ml
$45
$0.05
2000 mg
33.33 mg/ml
$85
$0.04
1000 mg
33.33 mg/ml
$50
$0.05
2000 mg
33.33 mg/ml
$90
$0.05
1000 mg
33.33 mg/ml
$60
$0.06

Innovative Extracts Gummies Overview

The CBD gummy products from Innovative Extracts include broad-spectrum CBD gummy bears, full-spectrum CBD gummies, or nighttime CBD gummies made with melatonin. They each have 25mg of CBD and are not vegan-friendly.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
750 mg
25 mg/unit
$42
$0.06
1000 mg
25 mg/unit
$62
$0.06
750 mg
25 mg/unit
$47
$0.06

Innovative Extracts Topicals Overview

There are two topical full-spectrum CBD creams. One is a cooling cream, and the other is a heating cream. Each has 1000mg of CBD and is made with a blend of natural herbal ingredients and oil as well as some synthetic ingredients.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
1000 mg
8.47 mg/ml
$70
$0.07

Innovative Extracts Pet Products Overview

For pets, there is a beef flavored, 300mg full-spectrum CBD tincture in a base of fish oil as well as peanut butter CBD treats with 5mg of full-spectrum CBD each along with wet Brewers grains, flour, eggs, and peanut butter.

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
300 mg
10 mg/ml
$30
$0.1

Product
CBD Amount
Potency
Price
Price mg/CBD
100 mg
5 mg/unit
$25
$0.25

Innovative Extracts Discount, Coupons & Bundles

You can save on your order by subscribing to their newsletter for a 20% off coupon. You can also save 20% by subscribing to your order. There are three bundles options where you save around 15%. The options include three CBD oils (in either their full or broad-spectrum) or two muscle creams. Innovative Extracts also has a rewards program where you collect points on purchases, leaving reviews, or referring others to them.

Buying Experience

Overall, the Innovative Extracts’ website is well organized and offers ample information on their products, the company itself and their processes. All products are well organized under the shop tab by product type. You can choose the CBD delivery type or benefit you are looking for to find your product. They offer free shipping on orders over $50. All sales are final and they do not offer any refunds.

We received our products in a USPS priority mail shipping box. There was an Innovative Extracts sticker on the box, which did not say CBD, but was not 100% discreet. Inside, the products were wrapped in plastic bubble wrap.

We reached out to customer service through their online messaging system to ask about their extraction processes. We received a response in less than an hour which was comprehensive and polite.

Products Reviewed

Night Time Gummies Review

Innovative Extracts Night Time CBD Gummies 25mg 30ct

Overall Score
Product Review
68out of 100
$47 $0.06 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
33/40
Hemp Quality
10/20
Extract Type
12/20
Additional ingredients
3/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 750 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 30 ml
Potency Score IconPotency25 mg/ml

We received the night time CBD gummies. They come in a clear plastic bottle with a child-proof lid. Inside there are 30 gummies, each with 25mg of broad-spectrum, hydrocarbon extracted CBD and 5mg of melatonin. They are made with corn syrup, gelatin (not vegan-friendly) as well as natural and artificial colors and flavors. The directions are to take one gummy at night before bed. The gummies are a variety of colors such as purple, yellow, blue, red, and greed and shaped like small bears. They have a sweet and fruity smell and taste. There are no overpowering hemp undertones.

There is a batch number and QR code on the product. We located the lab result on the product page. The results showed there is 23.3mg of CBD per gummy, which is 1.7mg less than listed for a CBD variance of 7%. This is within the acceptable 10% CBD variance. The THC level is recorded as <0.24mg per gummy which is less than the allowable 0.3% limit. This sample was tested and passed for microbes and heavy metals.

This product is ideal for people who are looking for a THC-free, nighttime CBD gummy with added melatonin.

Pain Relief Softgels Review

Innovative Extracts Relief X CBD/CBG Capsules 750mg 30ct

Overall Score
Product Review
57out of 100
$74 $0.1 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
13/40
Hemp Quality
10/20
Extract Type
16/20
Additional ingredients
10/10
Price
8/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 750 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 30 ml
Potency Score IconPotency25 mg/ml

We received the pain relief CBD softgels which come in a white plastic bottle. There are 30 softgels total and each has 25mg of CBD and 25mg of CBG which is hydrocarbon extracted along with Acai Berry Extract, Curcumin C3 Complex, Bioperine, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin. They do not indicate the CBD type on the bottle. The softgel is made from bovine gelatin, which is not vegan-friendly. The directions are to take 1-2 softgels per day. The softgels are in a clear capsule and you can see the bright orange powder inside, likely due to the curcumin. There is no smell or taste to them.

There is a batch number and QR code on the product. We located the lab result on the product page. The results showed there is 28.5mg of CBD per softgel which is 3.5mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 14%. This is above the acceptable 10% CBD variance. There is no detectable THC and this sample was not tested for contaminants.

This product is well-suited for people looking for CBD and CBG softgel geared toward reducing pain and inflammation, according to the company, with a combination of herbal ingredients.

Heating Muscle Cream Review

Innovative Extracts Muscle Cream - Heating 1000mg CBD

Overall Score
Product Review
76out of 100
$70 $0.07 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
33/40
Hemp Quality
10/20
Extract Type
20/20
Additional ingredients
3/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 1000 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 118 ml
Potency Score IconPotency8.47 mg/ml

The heating muscle cream comes in a white plastic tub. The tub is 4oz and contains 1000mg of hydrocarbon extracted, full-spectrum CBD. It is made with magnesium, olive fruit oil, shea butter, witch hazel, peppermint, coconut oil, fragrance and other ingredients. The directions are to apply a small amount to the affected area and rub in. They recommend using this product along with their full-spectrum tinctures. The cream is a soft orange color and a medium consistency. It smells of peppermint and spice. When applied, it leaves a tingling and warming sensation. The cream absorbs well without any residue.

There is a batch number and QR code on the product. We located the lab result on the product page. The results showed there is 967.6mg of CBD per jar, which is 32.4mg less than listed for a CBD variance of 3%. This is within the acceptable 10% CBD variance. There is no detectable THC and this sample passed for microbials, solvents, and pesticides.

This muscle cream is ideal for people looking for a warning muscle cream made with full-spectrum CBD.

Farmhouse Blend CBD Tincture Review

Innovative Extracts Farmhouse Blend Tincture 1000mg 30ml

Overall Score
Product Review
66out of 100
$45 $0.05 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
19/40
Hemp Quality
10/20
Extract Type
20/20
Additional ingredients
7/10
Price
10/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 1000 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 30 ml
Potency Score IconPotency33.33 mg/ml

The farmhouse blend CBD tincture we received comes in a cardboard box with a glass bottle inside. The bottle is 30ml and contains 1000mg of full-spectrum, hydrocarbon extracted CBD and MCT oil. It is unflavored and has an earthy smell and taste without bitterness. The oil is a medium yellow color. The directions are to palace 1-2ml under your tongue for 30 seconds.

There is a batch number and QR code on the product. We located the report on their lab report page which showed there is 1080mg of CBD per bottle which is 80mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 8%. This is below the acceptable 10% CBD variance. The THC level is 0.03% which is under the allowable 0.3% cutoff. There were no results for contaminants.

This tincture is ideal for someone who is looking for a potent, full-spectrum CBD tincture that is unflavored.

Pet Peanut Butter Biscuits Review

Innovative Extracts Peanutbutter Biscuits for Dogs 100mg 20ct

Overall Score
Product Review
30out of 100
$25 $0.25 mg/CBD
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Score Breakdown
Quality Assurance
0/40
Hemp Quality
10/20
Extract Type
16/20
Additional ingredients
0/10
Price
4/10
CBD Amount Score IconTotal CBD 100 mg
Available Bottle Sizes Score IconBottle Size 20 ml
Potency Score IconPotency5 mg/ml

The pet peanut butter CBD biscuits come in a clear plastic bag. There are 4oz of treats and each has 5mg of full-spectrum, hydrocarbon extracted CBD along with wet brewer’s grains, flour, eggs, and peanut butter. The directions are to give one biscuit for every 50lbs of your pet’s weight. They are shaped like bones and have a crisp texture.

There is a batch number and QR code on the product. We located the report via the QR code. The lab report showed there is 3.98mg of CBD per treat which is 1mg less than listed for a CBD variance of 20%. This is above the acceptable 10% CBD variance. The THC level is 0.28% which is under the allowable 0.3% cutoff. The sample passed for solvents, microbes, and pesticides.

This tincture is ideal for someone who is looking for an all-natural CBD pet treat in a peanut butter flavor.

Innovative Extracts FAQ

  • Is Innovative Extracts a good and reputable brand?
    Innovative Extracts is veteran owned and controls every step from growing the hemp seed on their local farm, CBD extraction, to producing their CBD products. They are competitively priced,however many products are not vegan. To learn more about how to choose a high-quality brand read our guide.
  • Is Innovative Extracts CBD good for anxiety, pain, sleep disorder?
    CBD has not been approved by the FDA to treat any medical condition, except for one product, Epidiolex, that was approved for treatment-resistant seizures. Some people find benefit in using CBD for sleep, pain, or anxiety. CBD stimulates the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which influence pain perception, stress levels, mood. Although CBD should never be used instead of prescribed medications by your doctor, it could be a beneficial adjunct for some.
  • Is Innovative Extracts FDA-Approved?
    Currently, no CBD supplements are approved by the FDA. However, the FDA has approved one prescription CBD product for use in treatment resistance seizures associated with Lennox Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) for persons over the age of one year old.
  • Where can I Buy Innovative Extracts CBD Products?
    Innovative Extracts can be purchased online or in their stores located in Johnstown, PA, and Portage, PA. Currently, they ship in the USA, but do not ship to Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, or North Dakota.
  • Does Innovative Extracts Grow Its Own Hemp?
    Yes! They use their organic farms, Golden Farms, located in Portage, PA.
  • Does Innovative Extracts CBD get you high?
    CBD is a constituent found in the cannabis sativa plant family. All CBD products in the USA are sourced from the industrial hemp plant, which by definition, must contain less than 0.3% THC. THC is the psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant family that makes you high. CBD on the other hand is not psychoactive and therefore does not make you high. Keep in mind, full-spectrum CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC.

    Innovative Extracts does offer full-spectrum CBD, which contains up to 0.3% THC. At this level, the amount of delta 9 THC is too low to be psychoactive and get you high.

  • What is Innovative Extracts CBD’s Shipping Policy?
    They offer free shipping on orders over $50. For orders under $50, shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on your location and order.

    There are four states they do not ship CBD to- ID, IA, ND, NE.

  • What is Innovative Extracts CBD’s Return Policy?
    All sales are final.
  • Is There THC In Innovative Extracts CBD Products?
    Innovative Extracts offers both full and broad-spectrum CBD products. Their broad-spectrum CBD products are THC-free and their full-spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.
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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.
    Eloise Theisen
    Eloise Theisen
    RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
    Eloise Theisen is a board certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in cannabis therapy. For over 20 years, Eloise has worked primarily with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients. In the last 6 years, Eloise has focused her efforts on cannabinoid therapies. Eloise has worked with over 6500 patients to help them effectively treat age-related and chronic illness with cannabis.

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