Pure Spectrum Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
2.3
Hemp Quality
5.0
Variety of Products
3.3
Customer Experience
5.0
Price & Discounts
5.0
Ranking updated:
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Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
|Written by 
Heather Allman, CBD Journalist.
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The Bottom Line

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Variety of Products

3.3

Pure Spectrum offers a fairly wide variety of premium quality, certified organic CBD products that are available in broad spectrum extract formulations, with one isolate. Their array of products include tinctures, topicals, isolate powder, pet products, bath soak, and gummies, ranging from 2.5 mg to 50,000 mg of total CBD. Each product is ethanol extracted before being formulated with easily digestible MCT oil and tested by an independent third party lab. 

 

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Transparency & Accuracy

2.3

The accuracy variances for our Pure Spectrum CBD products concerning potency are mixed, with three checked products testing below the acceptable 10% variance limit and two products testing over the 10% limit allowed. All purity tests results for foreign contaminants, such as pesticides, solvents, microbials, and heavy metals, were passed for all five checked products. Purity test results are only available upon request from customer service and are not posted online. 

 

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Hemp Quality

5.0

Their hemp is sourced from USDA certified organic U.S. farms throughout Colorado and the Midwest. They offer premium organic, isolate and broad spectrum CBD products that are promised by the company to be made from organically grown, non-GMO, pesticide and solvent-free hemp. Pure Spectrum delivers an array of organic, hemp-derived CBD products of the highest quality to their customers, using all natural ingredients and flavors. 

 

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Price & Discounts

5.0

Prices range from $8.88 to $493.88 with an average price point of $.05 per mg, which is Iower than average when compared to other brands in the market that are also GMP compliant and organic. Discounts are offered for subscription plans and Pure Spectrum offers both Cost Assistance and affiliate programs to save consumers money. Free shipping is also offered on product orders over $100.00, and expedited shipping is available for additional cost. 

 

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Customer Experience

5.0

Their straightforward website includes an educational Pure Spectrum “News” section with articles like ‘CBD: Where To Start,’ affiliate and ambassador links, and a comprehensive “Test Results” page. It is easy to navigate their website, with product pages providing detailed product information for each item, along with dosage information, lab results, and suggested uses by the company. There is a main FAQ link located under the “Learn” heading in the main menu. 

What Sets Pure Spectrum Apart From Competitors

Pure Spectrum offers all natural, ingredients and organic, hemp-derived CBD that is blended into isolate or  broad spectrum extract formulations and products. All extract options have undergone an ethanol extraction process. They utilize organic agricultural practices to source all of their organic CBD products. Prices at Pure Spectrum are lower than average when compared to other premium brands on the market at an $.05 average price point per mg, and as mentioned earlier, unopened products carry a 30 day money-back guarantee. 

Pros: Cons:
  • Three accuracy variances tested below 10% limit
  • Organic, non-GMO products offered
  • Centralized lab testing hub
  • Two accuracy variances tested above 10% limit
  • Purity test results available through customer service, but not online
  • $100.00 order minimum for free shipping

Pure Spectrum Unboxing Video

The Pure Spectrum unboxing video shows you five certified organic products from four different product categories. We will unbox two effect-driven vegan gummies that were designed by the company to aid with sleep and immune health, a topical salve from their ‘Black Label product line, and both an extra strength tincture and a Endopet tincture. We will also unbox one gram of their 99% pure isolate, which they offer in bulk size options as well. Viewers will also see the texture, color, and consistency of the USDA certified, non-GMO products we received from Pure Spectrum.

Pure Spectrum  Specs

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    About the Company

    Born in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado – Pure Spectrum is committed to “cultivating and crafting the highest quality hemp derived products.” To Pure Spectrum, this daily dedication means taking no shortcuts when it comes to their certified organic farming, processing, formulating and testing. Established in 2018, Pure Spectrum is a certified organic CBD brand committed to their customers and to producing quality, effective CBD sourced from Carolina farms.

    According to their website, Pure Spectrum is dedicated to helping consumers understand CBD and has a dedicated section called “Learn” and has a handy “News” section for consumers that’s all about cannabis usage. Their CEO and Co-Founder, Brady Bell, grew up in Kansas farmland and inherently understands that no part of the cannabis industry could exist without the farmer. According to the company, Pure Spectrum is vertically integrated and their family farms “implement sustainable growing practices, superior genetics and ethical processing” to produce a quality product that’s guaranteed.

    Transparency

    Independent CBD testing is a necessary quality and safety control tool to ensure that the labeled amounts of CBD and THC are identical to the contents of each final product a customer receives. Pure Spectrum CBD has a centralized lab testing hub that includes the independent, third party potency and purity lab results for the corresponding product. All of the products in our Pure Spectrum order were third party tested for CBD and THC potency and all purity tests for foreign contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, microbials and mycotoxins were passed.

    Accuracy

    Using the centralized lab testing hub, it was easy to match five of the ordered products with the independent third party lab results for potency. As far as the highest accuracy variance in this order, the 750 mg gummies tested with 855.30 total mg of CBD, which is a 14.04% accuracy variance and over the acceptable 10% limit.

    The lowest accuracy variance was found in the 1000 mg CBD isolate, which tested with 998.1 total mg of CBD. This is an accuracy variance of .19% and well below the 10% variance limit allowed. All checked products were confirmed by independent third party testing to contain less than the legal 0.3% limit of THC, or no THC was detected.

    Reputation

    At Pure Spectrum, they believe that anyone can tell a story, and they stand by their story and journey to market every step of the way, providing third-party lab tests for every single batch of products on the website. They have partnered with several national sports organizations and teams to help as many athletes as possible –many of whom go on to become Pure Spectrum Brand Ambassadors after they experience the “Pure Spectrum Advantage.”

    Online, Pure Spectrum encourages consumers to ask questions by calling, emailing, or leaving an online message, in order to give customers a sense of peace in purchasing CBD. Pure Spectrum CBD has many voluntary customer reviews and testimonials on each product page, and under the “Reviews” heading near the bottom of every page online to help other customers make the best product choices, depending on their needs. They manufacture all of their organic CBD products in a GMP-certified facility, and they use organic agricultural practices.

    Manufacturing Process

    Pure Spectrum CBD is a legal, authorized grower of premium U.S. hemp, sourced from organic farms, using all natural ingredients. Their hemp-derived isolate and broad spectrum CBD products are ethanol extracted before being formulated with easily digestible, certified organic 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 Pure Spectrum 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 on their website on a centralized hub online.

    Pure Spectrum offers premium quality, certified organic isolate and broad spectrum CBD products, available in tinctures, topicals, gummies, isolate powder, bath soaks, and pet products. Their products range from 2.5 mg to 50,000 mg and are lower than average priced when compared to other brands, with an overall price point average of $.05 per mg of broad spectrum or isolate CBD. Vegan options are available in all products, and all Pure Spectrum products are cruelty-free.

    Pure Spectrum CBD Tinctures Overview

    These organic, ethanol extracted, broad spectrum tinctures by Pure Spectrum are formulated with MCT oil for faster bioavailability, and are suggested by the company for oral or sublingual use. These vegan tinctures can also be added to beverages or food, per the company website.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    2500 mg
    83.33 mg/ml
    $156.88
    $0.06
    5000 mg
    83.33 mg/ml
    $249.88
    $0.05
    1250 mg
    41.67 mg/ml
    $79.88
    $0.06
    2500 mg
    41.67 mg/ml
    $156.88
    $0.06
    250 mg
    16.67 mg/ml
    $19.88
    $0.08
    500 mg
    16.67 mg/ml
    $38.88
    $0.08

    Pure Spectrum CBD Isolate Overview

    This certified organic, isolate CBD powder offered by Pure Spectrum undergoes ethanol extraction and is recommended by the company for oral use only. It can be taken alone, or can also be added to food and drinks. Each serving size is 1 to 3 scoops, which is included with the product. If you are looking for a fast-acting product to provide quick on-the-spot relief, try the isolate, according to the company. They add that “It also works great in calming nerves quickly, which is perfect if you’re in a pinch”.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    10000 mg
    1000 mg/ml
    $148.88
    $0.01
    1000 mg
    1000 mg/ml
    $18.88
    $0.02
    20000 mg
    1000 mg/ml
    $257.88
    $0.01
    50000 mg
    1000 mg/ml
    $493.88
    $0.01
    5000 mg
    1000 mg/ml
    $84.88
    $0.02

    Pure Spectrum CBD Topicals Overview

    This ethanol extracted, broad spectrum —or their self-named ‘Optimal Spectrum’ formulation— topical products include organic CBD that is blended with other natural ingredients, such as vitamin E and Shea butter. These products are recommended by Pure Spectrum for topical use on external skin only. For relief from aches and pains, or for the perfect workout recovery tool, according to the company.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    500 mg
    1.81 mg/ml
    $34.88
    $0.07
    500 mg
    8.77 mg/ml
    $39.88
    $0.08
    1000 mg
    22.22 mg/ml
    $68.88
    $0.07
    500 mg
    8.77 mg/ml
    $39.88
    $0.08
    500 mg
    8.77 mg/ml
    $29.88
    $0.06

    Pure Spectrum CBD Gummies Overview

    These organic, edible, broad spectrum CBD gummies are recommended for discreet, tasty, and convenient use, according to the company. They undergo ethanol extraction and are recommended for oral use only. These are non-GMO and pesticide-free, and come in a variety of natural fruit flavors. Pure Spectrum gummies work similarly to the CBD oil as both these products are taken orally. Gummies come in 5 delicious all-natural flavors, each conveniently pre-portioned with 25 mg of CBD.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    750 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $44.88
    $0.06
    125 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $8.88
    $0.07

    Pure Spectrum CBD Bath Soak Overview

    Their broad spectrum, ethanol extracted CBD bath soaks act quickly through fast absorption into the skin. Proleve recommends that users draw a warm bath, drop in the organic bath soak, and soak until it dissolves. According to the corresponding product page, their company’s proprietary blends of lavender, eucalyptus, and jasmine essential oils. This is recommended by the company for topical use only.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    25 mg
    0.11 mg/ml
    $8.88
    $0.36
    25 mg
    0.11 mg/ml
    $8.88
    $0.36
    25 mg
    0.11 mg/ml
    $10.88
    $0.44
    25 mg
    0.11 mg/ml
    $8.88
    $0.36

    Pure Spectrum Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles 

    • Newsletter signup discount code for new customers
    • 25% “Heroes Program” for Veterans and First Responders
    • 10% Subscription savings
    • Brand Ambassadors program

    Buying Experience

    Their website is straightforward and easy to navigate, with each product page providing comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, third party test results link, and suggested uses by the company. The drop-down info blocks on some product pages, however, do not stay open properly so consumers can read all the product information provided.

    Pure Spectrum has a dedicated and informative section on CBD and its effects, located under the “Learn” > “News” headings on the main menu for easy reference by consumers. There is quite a bit of information about the company itself, their processes, farms, and the difference of Pure Spectrum CBD products on the website.

    There are easy options to shop all products at once using the “Shop” link on the main menu, or by using the “Shop” link found at the bottom of every page. Users can further filter product results by selecting specific products.

    As mentioned earlier, all of the third party potency and purity lab results available for the Pure Spectrum CBD catalog are located on a centralized “Test Results” testing hub.

    Customer service is available via phone, online messaging, and email, located under the “Contact” heading at the bottom of every page online. They were contacted via email regarding their extraction types. A team member from Pure Spectrum responded the following business day with an email, providing the information requested.

    Order shipping is free with all subscriptions with no order minimum and with a $100 minimum order purchase. Otherwise, shipping costs are charged based on location and shipping speed selected. A shipping confirmation email with tracking was received, but our order arrived in a box that was not discreet with a small Pure Spectrum logo emblazoned on the box tape edge. All products were securely packaged inside.

    Products Reviewed

    CBD Isolate review

    Pure Spectrum  Cannabidiol Isolate 1gr

    3.6
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    5.0
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    5.0
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    Product Review
    $18.88  $0.02 per mg CBD
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    This certified organic powder is an isolate formulation. This powder is off-white in color with a thicker consistency. This isolate tested with 998.1 total mg of CBD, which is a mere accuracy variance of .19% and under the 10% limit allowed. All purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed. The company recommends this product for oral or sublingual use only. This comes in several sizes, from a typical 1 gram size to a bulk buy 50 gram sized product.

    This isolate is best for those who use CBD to help enhance their overall health, mentality, and immunity and want an easy, discreet way to ingest CBD, according to the company.

    CBD Tincture: High/Extra Strength review

    Pure Spectrum  Cannabidiol Oil 2500mg 60ml

    3.3
    Quality Assurance
    1.6
    Hemp Quality
    5.0
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    5.0
    Ranking updated:
    Product Review
    $156.88  $0.06 per mg CBD
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    This certified organic, broad spectrum topical is formulated with certified organic MCT oil for fast absorption. This topical is nearly clear with a slight pale yellow tint in color and has a typical thick oil viscosity. It digests easily, and this product is recommended by the company for oral or sublingual use only. All purity tests for foreign contaminants, such as solvents and pesticides, were passed. This tincture tested with 2742 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 9.68% and under the allowed 10% limit.

    This certified organic product is for consumers seeking a high potency product that is well-tolerated, and the extra strength formula helps with increased inflammation, according to the company.

    CBD Gummies review

    Pure Spectrum  Pure Spectrum Gummies – 30ct

    2.9
    Quality Assurance
    1.6
    Hemp Quality
    5.0
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    0.0
    Price
    5.0
    Ranking updated:
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    $44.88  $0.06 per mg CBD
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    These vegan gummies include a broad spectrum CBD formulation. These certified organic, gluten-free, gummies have a variety of five fruit flavors and are multicolored, with a consistency that is soft like a traditional gummy. They are shaped like smooth, flat rectangles and are recommended for oral use only. Each 25 mg labeled gummies tested with 855.30 total mg of CBD, which is an accuracy variance of 14.04% and over the acceptable 10% limit. Standard purity tests were passed.

    According to the company, this product is ideal for those who want longer lasting CBD for relief from anxiety and want to maintain better immune health, according to the company.

    CBD Pet Tincture for Small Dogs review

    Pure Spectrum  Cannabidiol Oil Dogs Small Breed 150mg 15ml

    3.2
    Quality Assurance
    1.6
    Hemp Quality
    5.0
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    4.0
    Ranking updated:
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    $15.88  $0.11 per mg CBD
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    This certified organic tincture is a broad spectrum formulation. This tincture is pale amber in color with a thicker oil consistency. All purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed. The company recommends this product for oral or sublingual use only. There are measuring marks on the dropper for precise dosing.

    This tincture is best for those who use CBD to help enhance their pet’s wellness, anxiety level, and immune health, according to the company.

    CBD Recover Salve from Black Label review

    Pure Spectrum  Recover: High Concentration Salve 1000mg

    3.4
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    5.0
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    1.5
    Price
    5.0
    Ranking updated:
    Product Review
    $68.88  $0.07 per mg CBD
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    This certified organic tincture is a broad spectrum formulation. This tincture is deep golden yellow in color with a typical balm texture; however, it has a somewhat oily consistency upon application. All purity tests for foreign contaminants were passed. The company recommends this product for use on external skin only.

    This certified organic topical is best for people who use CBD regularly to help enhance their daily wellness routines, and for athletes who need to recover, heal, and improve joint health, according to the company.

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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.
    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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