Naternal Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
4.7
Hemp Quality
4.4
Variety of Products
2.8
Customer Experience
4.7
Price & Discounts
5.0
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Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
|Written by 
Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician.
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The Bottom Line

Naternal is a company that creates high quality CBD products at a very affordable price. Their parent company, Root Biosciences, specializes in CBD production and manufacturing, which ensures the products conform to the highest standards. Since they control all steps in the process, there is no middle man. With no middle man, Naternal can offer their products at a low price. There is limited information about the team members themselves, however, they note that all of them hold advanced degrees from prestigious schools and have extensive experience in business, manufacturing, and, most importantly, CBD.

Their farms are located in North Carolina, and their company is a GMP compliant facility. Their hemp is carefully selected for its CBD potency, as well as the profile of synergistic terpenes and cannabinoids. As a quality control measure, every batch of CBD products is third party tested for THC, CBD, and contaminants.

Although their products are high in quality and are subject to rigorous testing, one downside is that the product line from Naternal is limited. They offer both broad and full spectrum CBD tinctures as well as full spectrum topicals and CBD tinctures for pets, however, they do not currently have any edibles, gummies, or vape products.

Price wise, Naternal stands out from the crowd. With prices ranging from $0.03 to a max of $0.05 per mg of CBD, they are among the most affordable CBD product companies out there. Most CBD tinctures range from $0.05 to $0.12 per mg of CBD. As you can see, Naternal’s prices are set well below its competitors.

Pros: Cons:
  • Focused on high standard manufacturing and processing
  • Rigorous third party testing of each batch
  • Very reasonable pricing
  • CBD is processed at a GMP compliant facility
  • Military and first responder discounts
  • Little information about the founders of the company
  • No live chat option on the website
  • Limited product line
  • Some of the CBD variances compared to the lab results were above 10%

Naternal Specs

📍Hemp Source:United States
🥽Extract Method:Ethanol
✈️Shipping:United States
Money Back Guarantee:
🎖Military Veteran Discount:
🏷Coupons:Naternal Coupons and Sales
🚩Established:2019
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    About the Company

    Naternal is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. They are a CBD company that is dedicated to creating the highest quality products possible using scientific innovation and partnering with the best in the field. Their mission is to help dispel misinformation about CBD and provide people with knowledge about the benefits of CBD as well as produce top notch CBD products to enrich people’s health and well being, at a fair price.

    In terms of who makes up the Naternal team, Root Biosciences is the parent company to Naternal and is behind all of the growing, manufacturing, and processing of hemp. At its core, Root Biosciences is a science company. They pride themselves on the rigor of their scientific processes, which are used to create their CBD. In contrast to some other CBD companies, which are less versed in CBD extraction and manufacturing, this is Root Biosceince’s bread and butter. While there are pictures and quotes from the entire team at Root Bioscience, there is not a lot of background information about each team member. In addition to its core team, Root Biosciences also has an advisory team consisting of five members. These members appear to have ample experience in both the health and wellness arena as well as with other non-profit organizations.

    Naternal states that they have team members with degrees from Duke, UNC, and NC State as well as work with two of the leading CBD experts. However, there is no information available about who these people are or any further information about them. The website did not mention when Naternal was founded.

    The website has sufficient information about the company, how to use CBD, as well as shipping and returns on the FAQ page. All of their products ship via USPS or UPS and arrive in 2 to 7 business days. While they mention contacting customer service for returns, their precise return policy is unclear.

    There are two ways to get in touch with the company: by phone and email. Naternal does not have a live chat option, and they do not list their customer service hours.

    The product pages are fairly comprehensive and include information about each product, how to use it, the ingredients, price, CBD concentration as well as reviews. They do not mention the extraction methods on each product page, however, they do provide details on their scrupulous growing, manufacturing, and third party lab testing practices.

    We took a look at the results of their third party tests from ACS Laboratory for their Full Spectrum 1200mg CBD Oil which was analyzed for THC content, CBD content as well as contaminants such as solvents, mycotoxins, heavy metals, microbes, and pesticides. The CBD concentration was 47 mg/g, which is 7 mg/ml more than listed, for a CBD variance of 18%. The overall acceptable CBD variance is 10%, therefore this variance was above the acceptable range. The THC level was 0.17%, which is within the allowable 0.3%. This sample passed tests for all contaminants.

    Leafreport’s market reports score

    Pricing report –  Naternal was listed in «А» price rank (Naternal grade) on our 2021 pricing report. In this report, we checked the prices of the 137 brands in the industry and compared for each category the cheapest and most expensive products.

    Pet products report – Naternal received a «А» score in our pet products report where we tested 55 pet products in an independent lab.

    Manufacturing Process

    The production and manufacturing of Naternal’s CBD products are handled by their parent company, Root Biosciences. Root Biosciences is vertically integrated, which means they control the supply chain from start to finish, which ensures that every step is performed carefully and prices can remain reasonable.

    Their hemp is grown in North Carolina and carefully selected and bred to produce the optimal levels of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in every crop. To extract CBD, they use a two step system. First, they begin with an ethanol extraction method that they developed. Next, they separate the ethanol from the CBD for further purification, which is done at their lab in their GMP compliant facility located in Research Triangle Park.

    All of their products are third party tested for THC, CBD, and contaminants. This is an essential quality control measure in the CBD field, currently unregulated by the FDA. By third party testing every batch, a customer can be assured that their product is safe and the composition is accurate.

    We used the batch number on the Defend CBD Salve – 1000mg to access the third party lab results. The results show that the THC level was 0.04%, which is within the acceptable 0.3% cutoff. The CBD content was 1124 mg per container. This means there was 124 mg more CBD than listed for a CBD variance of 12%. This variance is a bit higher than the acceptable 10%. The sample passed tests for contaminants, including mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    Naternal Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures Overview

    Naternal offers a limited line of products, including both full and broad spectrum CBD oil tinctures, topicals, and pet products. They do not currently have any edibles, gummies, vape products, or beverages.

    Naternal’s Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures are made with ethanol extracted CBD along with a blend of terpenes and phytochemicals formulated in a base of MCT oil. The tinctures are designed to be taken by mouth. There are three potency options: 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg of CBD per 30ml bottle. THC content is less than 0.3%.

    Naternal Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures Overview

    The Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures contain ethanol extracted CBD along with synergistic terpenes and cannabinoids such as CBN. They are free from all traces of THC. These tinctures are formulated in a base of MCT oil and intended for oral administration. All bottles are 30ml, and the potency options are 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg of CBD per 30ml bottle.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1200 mg
    40 mg/ml
    $45
    $0.04
    2400 mg
    80 mg/ml
    $65
    $0.03
    600 mg
    20 mg/ml
    $30
    $0.05
    1200 mg
    40 mg/ml
    $40
    $0.03
    2400 mg
    80 mg/ml
    $60
    $0.03
    600 mg
    20 mg/ml
    $25
    $0.04
    1200 mg
    40 mg/ml
    $65
    $0.05
    1200 mg
    40 mg/ml
    $45
    $0.04

    Naternal CBD Topicals Overview

    The topical CBD products from Naternal include lotions, muscle creams, body butters, and salves. There are various potency options for each product. All other ingredients in these products are all natural and include various oils, plant extracts, and butters. The CBD used is ethanol extracted full spectrum CBD. These products are designed to be applied to the skin for transdermal absorption.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    2000 mg
    17.54 mg/ml
    $50
    $0.03
    1000 mg
    41.67 mg/ml
    $35
    $0.04
    2000 mg
    41.67 mg/ml
    $50
    $0.03
    1000 mg
    10.42 mg/ml
    $40
    $0.04
    2000 mg
    20.83 mg/ml
    $60
    $0.03
    1000 mg
    8.77 mg/ml
    $40
    $0.04

    Naternal CBD for Pets Overview

    There are three CBD tinctures for pets available from Naternal. These tinctures include ethanol extracted, full spectrum CBD in a base of MCT oil. The bottles contain 30ml and come in 300mg, 600mg, or 1200mg of CBD per bottle.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    300 mg
    10 mg/ml
    $15
    $0.05
    600 mg
    20 mg/ml
    $25
    $0.04

    Naternal Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles

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    There are several product bundles from Naternal which allow customers to save on their purchases.

    The Essentials – Broad Spectrum

    Broad Spectrum 1200 mg Hemp Extract ($40)

    Defend CBD Salve 1000 mg ($35)

    Bundle price: $64

    Regular price: $80

    Savings: $16 (20%)

    *individual product prices listed do not add up to $8-

    The Essentials – Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum 1200 mg Hemp Extract ($40)

    Defend CBD Salve 1000 mg ($35)

    Bundle price: $60

    Regular price: $75

    Savings: $15 (20%)

    The Self-Care Pack

    Full Spectrum 2400 mg Hemp Extract ($60)

    Defend CBD Salve 1000 mg ($35)

    Soothe CBD Body Butter 1000 mg ($40)

    Bundle price: $95

    Regular price: $135

    Savings: $40 (30%)

    The Signature Collection (Best Sellers)

    Full Spectrum 2400 mg Hemp Extract ($60)

    Defend CBD Salve 2000 mg ($50)

    Bundle price: $88

    Regular price: $110

    Savings: $22 (20%)

    The Action Pack

    Move CBD+CBG tincture ($65)

    Rescue Muscle Cream 2000 mg ($60)

    Bundle price: $100

    Regular price: $125

    Savings: $25 (25%)

    The majority of the bundles offer 20% savings, however, the The Self-Care Pack offers 30% savings, making it the best value of the available options.

    Although there are no free samples from Naternal, there are ways to save money on your purchase. When signing onto the website, you can save 10% off your first purchase by subscribing to their newsletter.

    If you are military or a first responder, you can receive an unspecified discount on your purchases after verifying your status with “VerifyPass.”

    Buying Experience

    Overall, shopping on Naternal’s website is straightforward and intuitive. All of their products are found under the shop tab and separated into their respective product type categories. It is easy to compare the prices of the different potency options for each product. There is ample information about the product’s ingredients, directions for use, size, CBD content, THC content, and price. Adding products to the basket is simple and navigating checkout is uncomplicated.

    To complete your purchase, you’ll need to input your credit card and address. The shipping costs are calculated at checkout and depend on the shipping destination . Products are shipped via UPS or USPS and arrive in less than a week. We received ours in about 3 days.

    The products arrived in a white cardboard box with a shipping label. The package had a blue stamp of Naternal’s logo on the front. Still, there were no markings indicating CBD was inside (unless someone was familiar with the logo). Inside, the products were packaged nicely with dark green cardboard shreds, and they were neatly organized. They also included a product guide as well as a handwritten note.

    We contacted customer service via email when we were unable to locate the third party lab results for the 600mg Pet CBD. We emailed them on the weekend, and they got back to us first thing Monday morning with a copy of the correct lab results. They were friendly, comprehensive, and speedy in their response.

    Products Reviewed

    Rescue CBD Muscle Cream – 2000 mg review

    The Rescue CBD Muscle Cream comes in a blue and white cardboard box which lists the name of the product, quantity of CBD, bottle size, and ingredients. Inside the box, there was a plastic bottle with a pump top that contained the muscle cream.

    In total, this product contained 2000mg of full spectrum, ethanol extracted CBD per container, which was 3.4oz. The instructions for use were to apply topically to the affected area and rub in. Keep in mind, this use has not been validated by us. This cream was formulated using a water and shea butter base. It contained the cooling ingredients methyl salicylate, eucalyptus, camphor, mint, rosemary, and arnica.

    There was both a QR code and batch number on the product, which linked to the third party lab results. The results show that the THC level was undetectable, and the CBD content was 2423 mg per container. This means there was 423 mg more CBD than listed for a variance of 21%, which is above the acceptable 10%. The sample passed tests for contaminants, including mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    The cream dispensed easily from the pump and was thick in texture and white in color. The cooling, minty smell was apparent immediately after applying the product. Although the cream absorbs fully into the skin, it takes some rubbing to do so. You can feel a light cooling sensation on your skin afterward.

    This product sells for $60, and with 2000 mg of CBD per bottle, it means each mg of CBD costs $0.03.

    Balance CBD Body Lotion review

    The Balance CBD Body Lotion was packaged in a blue and white cardboard box which listed the name of the product, type and quantity of CBD, other ingredients, and instructions for use. In total, there was 1000mg of full spectrum, ethanol extracted CBD per 2oz bottle. The cream was made with aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, lavender essential oil and argan oil. This lotion is intended for topical use: to be applied to the skin and rubbed in. We have not verified this intended use.

    Inside, the product was packaged in a plastic bottle with a top that clicks open. To dispense the lotion, you must flip the bottle and squeeze. The lotion was white and of a medium consistency. It had a light smell of lavender and absorbed into the skin after massaging the product in.

    There was a QR code and batch number which linked to the third party lab results. We assessed the results using the batch number and found that there was 1112 mg of CBD per bottle, which is 112 mg more than listed for a variance of 11%. This variance is just above the acceptable 10%. The THC content was 0.017%, which is below the allowed 0.3%. This sample passed tests for mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    This product sells for $35 and with 1000mg of CBD per bottle, it means each mg of CBD costs $0.04.

    Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil – 1200 mg review

    We received the bottle of the Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil. It was packaged in a blue and white cardboard box that listed the name of the product, quantity and type of CBD, instructions concerning how to use the product and ingredients. Each serving was 1ml and contained 30mg of full spectrum, ethanol extracted CBD. The only other ingredient was MCT oil. According to the directions, this oil is to be taken orally, day or night. We have not verified these claims.

    Inside the box, the CBD oil was packaged in an amber glass bottle with a dropper lid. The dropper lid was not childproof. There were lines on the dropper to help you titrate your desired dosage of CBD. The oil was almost completely clear and the consistency of water. It dropped easily from the dropper. There was virtually no smell, but there was an herbal taste to this CBD. You can pick up on the hemp phytochemicals, which create a bouquet of herbal and flower like undertones in the flavor profile.

    This product had both a QR code and a batch number that linked to the third party lab results. We used the batch number and found that there was 1410 mg of CBD per bottle, which was 210mg more than listed for a variance of 18%. This variance is above the acceptable 10%. The THC content was 0.17%, which is below the allowed 0.3% cutoff. This sample passed tests for mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    This product sells for $40, and with 1200mg of CBD per bottle, it means each mg of CBD costs $0.03.

     

    CBD for Pets Hemp Extract Oil – 600 mg review

    We received the 20 mg/ml (600 mg) bottle of the CBD for Pets Hemp Extract Oil. The outer package was a green and white box labeled with the product’s size, CBD potency, and content, ingredients, and instructions for use. The CBD was full spectrum, and ethanol extracted then formulated in a base of MCT oil. This pet CBD is for pets 30 to 70lbs and is to be dosed at 0.5 to 1ml at a time. We have not verified these recommendations.

    The oil was packaged in an amber glass bottle with a dropper lid that had multiple lines for easy titration. The oil itself was clear and had a negligible smell. The product dispensed easily from the dropper.

    There was a QR code and batch number which allowed us to access the third party lab results. We could not find this product’s particular results using the batch number, so we had to ask customer service. They sent us the result, which showed that the THC level was undetectable, and the CBD content was 773 mg. This is 173 mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 29%, which is above the acceptable 10%. This sample passed tests for mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    This product sells for $25, and with 600mg of CBD per bottle, it means each mg of CBD costs $0.04.

     

    Defend CBD Salve – 1000 mg review

    The Defend CBD Salve we received had 1000 mg of full spectrum, ethanol extracted CBD per 0.85oz bottle. The outer packaging was a blue and white box which also listed the ingredients and instructions for use. This salve was made with sunflower seed oil, castor oil, shea, and cocoa butters as well as rosemary extract. It was made to be applied topically and rubbed in. Keep in mind, we have not verified this use.

    The salve itself was packaged in an amber glass tub with a white plastic lid. The salve exhibited a texture similar to petroleum jelly and had almost no smell. After rubbing it into the skin, it left the skin feeling soft. A moistening residue seemed to linger on the skin.

    There was both a QR code and batch number on the product, which allows you to access the third party lab results. The results show that the THC level was 0.04%, and the CBD content was 1124 mg per container. This means there was 124 mg more CBD than listed for a variance of 12%. This variance is a bit higher than the acceptable 10%. The sample passed tests for contaminants, including mycotoxins, microbes, solvents, heavy metals, and foreign matter.

    This product sells for $35, and with 1000 mg of CBD per bottle, it means each mg of CBD costs $0.04.

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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.

    User Reviews

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    Liz Bailey
    5.0
    Effectiveness
    5.0
    Customer Service & Shipping
    5.0
    Buying Experience
    4.0
    Price
    5.0

    LOVE the muscle cream!Product Family:Creams & TopicalsProducts Used:Rescue CBD Muscle Cream
    I came across Naternal when looking for a CBD topical that I could use for pain after workouts. Most of the brands I was seeing had topicals in strengths that ranged from about 350mg - 750mg....Naternal offers 1000mg and 2000mg - literally no comparison to other brands on the market. The Rescue muscle cream seriously works wonders on sore muscles after hard workouts and is even great to use before bed if you're prone to getting sore during sleep at night (neck, back, etc). I can't recommend this product enough!
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