MAXCBD Wellness Review 2020

Overall Score
82out of 100
Score Breakdown
28/30
22/25
9/18
15/15
8/12
Heather Allman
Written by Heather Allman, CBD Journalist
Last Updated
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The Bottom Line

My review of Max CBD is very good, but there is some room for improvement concerning the accuracy variances of their third party lab test potency results and their limited product catalog. They do offer free shipping with a $50 order minimum, ship internationally, and include a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee on all products called the “Trust-Max” plan, with no questions asked.

Rather than a centralized testing hub, however, all of the third party lab results for each product’s potency and purity are scattered throughout the main website. Each individual product page lists only the corresponding lab results for one product at a time. The accuracy variances for these Max CBD products vary concerning potency, with two products testing below the acceptable 10% variance limit, and one product testing above the level allowed.

They carry a more limited range of CBD delivery methods than comparable brands, offering full spectrum products from 25 mg to 2500 mg with few potency options in between this range. Their compact catalog includes CBD topicals and skin care, tinctures, and capsules, often called softgels online. Their prices range from $39 up to $249, which equals an average price point of $.34. This means that Max CBD does have higher priced CBD products than other comparable organic brands in the market.

Pros: Cons:
  • International currencies accepted
  • International shipping offered
  • Multiple savings codes, discounts, and flash sale opportunities
  • Trust-Max Plan provides customers with 100% unconditional guarantee for 60 days
  • Limited product catalog and potencies
  • No centralized third party lab results hub
  • $50 minimum order required for free shipping
  • No military or veteran discounts

Specs

Consumption Method
Creams & Topicals, Tinctures & Drops, Capsules
Hemp Source
United States
CBD Strength
125 mg - 1500 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 10-83.3 mg/ml; Capsules: 15 mg per capsule; Creams & Topicals: 2.6mg/ml
Offers Tastes
No
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.07 - $1.1
Military Veteran Discount
No
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$21 - $169
CBD Extract Method
NA
Worldwide Shipping
United States
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Established in 2019 in Pompano Beach, Florida, Max CBD reports online that they truly love the earth and plants, especially hemp. Upon harvest of their Oregon grown hemp crop, Max CBD employs an extraction process that ensures the preservation of nearly all beneficial hemp derived cannabinoids and terpenes, per the company website.

Max CBD is committed to helping others improve the quality of their lives through high quality CBD products and a one of a kind, ironclad 60 day Trust-Max Plan that protects consumers by ensuring either complete satisfaction or a complete refund with no questions asked. They also offer CBD consultations at no charge through a link on the main menu.

Transparency

Independent CBD testing is a vital quality and safety control measure 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 from Max CBD were third party tested for CBD and THC potency and passed all purity testing for contaminants as well.

Rather than a centralized testing hub, the third party lab results for each individual product are scattered throughout the main website. Each individual product page lists only the corresponding lab results for one product at a time:

Accuracy

Using the testing links provided on each product page online, it was easy to match my products to the independent third party lab reports provided. Their full spectrum anti-aging CBD and collagen cream tested the most accurately: 2.36 mg per 2.5 mg pump in this 250 mg labeled product, for a total of 236 mg of CBD. It is well below the 10% variance allowed at 5.6%:

Their batch of full spectrum 300 mg unflavored tincture exhibited a high 35.2% variance, with 405.6 total mg of CBD, according to the third party lab reports. This is well above the acceptable 10% variance limit, and is their highest accuracy variance.

Each product had a good color, clarity, and texture. All standard purity tests for E.coli, pesticides, and heavy metals were passed by these Max CBD products. No THC was detected, and these results were confirmed by corresponding independent lab reports. The Max CBD organic products all tested negative for residual solvents, as well.

Reputation

At MaxCBD Wellness, they utilize a proprietary extraction process that ensures the preservation of “nearly all beneficial hemp derived cannabinoids and terpenes,” while eliminating unnecessary compounds and contaminants. Their high quality products are backed by rigorous testing and supported by their team of experts, with photos provided online for each expert as well as instructions for any person, CBD consumer or otherwise, concerning how to book a free consultation.

Max CBD encourages all consumers to leave a personalized, scored review on a number of ratings platforms, such as https://us-reviews.com/ where their loyal customers leave unsolicited reviews and rate them with 5 stars, as seen here:

Manufacturing Process

Max CBD is a legal, authorized grower of premium Oregon hemp. All of their full spectrum products are sourced from organic hemp farms that are non-GMO. They use a clean CO2 extraction method to safely remove cannabidiol from their organic, non-GMO, full spectrum hemp without using solvents. Max CBD formulates each of their products 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 quality and safety control measure utilized by Max CBD to ensure that the labeled potency of CBD and THC matches the contents. They conduct rigorous potency lab testing for all of their products and post the results online.

Range of Products

They offer premium quality, certified organic, full spectrum CBD that is available in tinctures, skin care products, and capsules, also called softgels. Their products range in potency from 25 mg to 2500 mg, and are higher priced compared to other brands, with an average price point of $.34 per mg of CBD. Max CBD has a limited variety of potencies and products, as well.

CBD Tinctures

Tinctures
CBD Amount Range
10 mg/ml - 83.3 mg/ml
Price Range
$74.99 - $139.99
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.07 - $0.13
THC Concentration
< 0.3%
CBD Per Serving
NA
Time to Impact
NA
Offers Tastes
No
Additional Information
Organic,
Extract Types
Full Spectrum
Overal Bottle Volume Range
Up to 30 ml

These CO2 extracted, organic tinctures are offered in full spectrum and isolate formulations. The company suggests that consumers start with a dose of ½ to 1 full dropper, which represents a serving size of 1 ml. There are no visible measuring marks on the dropper. The tinctures are formulated with MCT oil for easy digestion, and come in several varieties. These are vegan products, and the only such product line offered by Max CBD.

Product Name

Size

(ml)

Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Daily Relief – CBD Tincture 30 ml 300 mg $39.00 $.13
Max Relief – CBD Tincture 30 ml 1000 mg $89.00 $.08
Extra Relief – CBD Tincture 30 ml 2500 mg $169.00 $.06
0% THC – Isolate CBD Tincture 30 ml 1000 mg $89.00 $.08

CBD Capsules (Softgels)

These Max CBD organic full spectrum capsules undergo a CO2 extraction process, before being formulated with MCT oil for easy digestibility. They are not vegan as bovine gelatin is used in the formulation, but they are non-GMO. They are recommended by the company for oral use only.

Product Name

Size

(mg)

Potency Quantity Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Capsules (Softgels) 450 mg 15 mg 30 $59.00 $.13

CBD Skin Care and Topicals

These CO2 extracted full spectrum topicals contain organic CBD, blended with other essential oils for smoother application, such as olive and lavender oils, as well as vitamin E. These products are recommended by Max CBD for topical use only, and are formulated with organic MCT oil for faster absorption.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Anti-Aging CBD & Collagen Face Cream 3 oz 250 mg $59.00 $.23
CBD & Collagen Eye Cream 3.4 oz 25 mg $39.00 $1.56
Soothing CBD & Lavender Cream 2 oz 30 mg $49.00 $1.63
CBD Pain Relief Cream 2 oz 1000 mg $89.00 $.08

Bundles

  • CBD Pain Relief Bundle, $249.00

    • Pain Relief Cream
    • 2500 mg CBD Tincture
    • Lavender & CBD Soothing Cream
  • Full CBD Protection Bundle, $209.00

    • 2500 mg CBD Oil Tincture
    • 750 mg CBD Capsules
  • Anti-Aging CBD Bundle, $79.00

    • Anti Aging CBD Face Cream
    • Anti Aging Eye Cream
  • CBD Relax Bundle, $99.00

    • CBD Pain Relief Cream
    • Soothing CBD & Lavender Cream

Discounts

  • Sign-Up Coupon Code and Sale

  • Spin-to-Win Discount Code Interactive Game

  • Push Notification Updates and Discounts

Buying Experience

Each product page provides comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, and suggested uses. Max CBD has a comprehensive FAQ section link on the main menu that answers basic consumer questions. There is an easy way to shop all products using the “Shop” link located in the main menu. Once in this section, customers can search all products using categories as seen here, by delivery method or results:

The customer support team at Max CBD is available via email, phone from 11 am to 6 pm EST, or online chat, with a link in the main menu and widget shortcuts located on every page online. Customer service was emailed, inquiring about sustainable agricultural practices and hemp quality. Their team replied within 2 business days with the information requested, as seen here:

They do publish the potency and purity results for each product on its corresponding product page online. This means that before purchasing, a customer of Max CBD knows the precise potency for each desired product and the purity test results for foreign contaminants, offering premium quality assurance.

Orders get free shipping with a $50 order minimum, or shipping costs are calculated upon checkout. A confirmation email with tracking number was received. The order arrived via USPS First Class and arrived within 5 business days of placing the order online. The plain package received was discreet, and the products were securely packaged with individually wrapped items.

Products Reviewed

CBD Capsules, 450 mg, 15 mg each, 30 count

The recommended serving size on the label for this full spectrum oral product is 1 softgel or capsule, which tested at 13.46 mg of CBD per serving (1 piece). This is less total CBD than the 450 mg indicated on the label with 403.8 mg total CBD. This is slightly over the acceptable 10% variance at 10.2%. The THC amount tested under the legal 0.3% limit.

All purity tests were passed, according to the third party lab results. Like all of the other CBD products from Max CBD, these gummies are organic, natural, and non-GMO. They are formulated using organic MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. These CO2 extracted full spectrum capsules, or softgels, are amber in color and have a soft texture. These capsules are priced at $39.00, which is a moderate $.13 per mg of CBD.

Daily Relief CBD Tincture, 300 mg, 30 ml

This CO2 extracted full spectrum tincture is translucent and nearly colorless in appearance, with a slight pale yellow tinge of color. The company recommended serving size is 1 ml, but with no visible measuring marks on the dropper, precise dosing is tricky. The viscosity is a bit thinner than comparable tinctures, making the measurement process messy. The natural flavor is not overpowering, with no grassy or herbal aftertaste.

This tincture is formulated with MCT oil, and is recommended by the company for oral and sublingual use only. Priced at $39, this tincture costs $.13 per mg of CBD. This 300 mg full spectrum unflavored tincture contained 405.6 total mg of CBD, according to the third party lab reports leading to a 35.2% variance. This is well above the acceptable 10% variance limit, but the content of THC was under the legal 0.3%. All standard purity tests were passed, as confirmed by corresponding independent lab reports.

Anti-Aging CBD & Collagen Cream, 250 mg, 3.4 oz

This full spectrum product is white in color and has a thicker consistency than a typical cream, which makes application to skin easy, avoiding messiness. It rubs into the skin easily, and does not leave any residue. This topical product is for use on external skin only. The company’s suggested daily use is to firm and nourish sensitive skin for targeted treatment of the signs of aging, but we have not tested these outcomes for ourselves. This topical is priced at $59, which calculates to $.23 per mg of CBD. It comes in a convenient pump for easy use.

This CO2 extracted cream is formulated with MCT oil for maximum bioavailability, as well as various oils and pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Their full spectrum anti-aging CBD and collagen cream tested at 2.36 mg per pump. The product label indicated that each pump should contain 2.5 mg in this 250 mg labeled product. This equals a total of 236 mg of CBD, which is below the 10% variance allowed at 5.6%. A non detectable amount of THC was confirmed, and all purity tests for contaminants were passed, as no pesticides or solvents are used while growing their organic hemp.

CBD & Collagen Eye Cream, 25 mg, 3 oz

This white colored , CO2 extracted full spectrum product has a typical, thinner eye cream consistency that is more of a liquid than a traditional cream. Each pump of cream rubs into the skin smoothly and easily, and does not leave a residue. This topical product is for use on external skin only, and is specifically for targeted use on skin area around the eyes. The company’s suggested daily use is to firm up sensitive skin for treatment of the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and laugh lines, but we have not tested these outcomes for ourselves.

This CO2 extracted cream is formulated with MCT oil for maximum bioavailability, and a non detectable amount of THC was confirmed by independent third party lab reports. All purity tests for contaminants were passed, and because it is organic hemp, no pesticides or solvents are used. This topical is priced at $59, which calculates to $.23 per mg of CBD.

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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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