TONIC CBD Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
5.0
Hemp Quality
4.4
Variety of Products
2.8
Customer Experience
5.0
Price & Discounts
4.2
Ranking updated:
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Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
|Written by 
Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician.
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The Bottom Line

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Transparency & Accuracy

5.0

Tonic CBD’s mission is to provide high quality, effective CBD products infused with adaptogens using sustainable, regenerative farming. They are extremely transparent on their website about their commitment to sustainable farming, using organic methods, and providing transparency at each and every step. They have easily scannable NFC codes on their products which link to their third party tests. However, some of their CBD level variances are much higher than the acceptable 10%. Plus, not all batches are tested for contaminants.

 

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Hemp Quality

4.4

The quality of Tonic’s hemp farming and manufacturing is apparent. They own their own sustainable farms and use regenerative, organic practices. All of their formulations are done by trained chemists. They test the raw ingredients and products for purity and potency.

 

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Customer Experience

5.0

We received comprehensive support from customer service. They were easy to contact and answered our questions in full detail. The shopping and buying experience was made easy. Plus, the quiz on their website helps you decide what products are best suited to your needs.

 

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Variety of Products

2.8

Tonic offers a wide range of products including edibles, tinctures, vape products and pet products. They do not offer CBD isolate or capsules at this time. In addition, in each category of product types, there are a handful of options.

 

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Price & Discounts

4.2

You can save money by subscribing, where your products are shipped monthly. However, there are no additional discounts for veterans or other groups of people. Their prices are slightly higher than average, falling in the $0.10 to $0.25 per mg of CBD range. Their tinctures are priced at $0.10 per mg of CBD which is about average in the field. To learn more about how we compare prices for CBD, refer to our pricing report.

Pros: Cons:
  • Sustainable, regenerative farming practices
  • Team includes experienced chemists
  • Partner with and donates to non-profit companies
  • Ample information about their company’s history and manufacturing process
  • Subscribe and save 10% option (with free shipping)
  • Scannable NFC tags that connects to lab report
  • High CBD variance levels
  • Samples not tested for all contaminants
  • Higher than average prices per mg of CBD

TONIC CBD Specs

📍Hemp Source:United States
🥽Extract Method:CO2, Ethanol
✈️Shipping:Mexico
Money Back Guarantee:
🏷Coupons:TONIC CBD Coupons and Sales
🚩Established:2017
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    Data Collection and Rating

    In our review process, we receive CBD products directly from the brand to personally review ourselves, so we can give you an accurate idea of the packaging, potency, taste, smell, feel, and overall experience of each product. We also discuss the company’s shipping and returns policy.
    Another important step we take is reviewing each individual product for details such as the certificate of analysis to assess the CBD level and CBD variance, THC level, and contaminants.
    We take all factors into account and give each CBD brand and each CBD product a score for each parameter.
    All of the information we collect is generated into a concise, easy to read review and put into our extensive database. Keep in mind, our reviews are never intended to substitute or act as medical advice.

    Product DataBase

    Our database collects key information for each product, including CBD product prices, potencies, third-party lab test results, flavors, additional ingredients, hemp quality, extract types, product variety, and more.
    We then use all of this combined data to give each brand and product a standardized rating out of five points.

    Brand Review Process

    There are many factors we consider when we review the quality, integrity and products of a CBD brand. We rate each brand on several factors including:

    • Transparency & accuracy. It is important that a CBD brand is forthcoming with who makes up their team, their mission, manufacturing process, and lab reports. Also, we look for the accuracy of the CBD and THC levels in the products’ lab reports.
    • Hemp quality. Hemp quality can be a deciding factor between a good CBD brand and a great CBD brand. We look for organic and sustainable farming methods with attention to detail in each manufacturing step. 
    • The variety of products they offer. We like to see several CBD product types and flavors.
    • Customer service. It is essential that each CBD company has multiple ways to connect to customer service to ask questions. We look for speedy and complete responses.
    • Price and discounts. Competitive pricing is an important aspect of being a top-rated CBD brand. We also look for discount options and ways to save on your order.

    Market Reports

    Another way Leafreport stands out from other CBD review websites is our evidence-based market reports. For each one, we purchase different types of CBD products and send them for independent lab testing to check whether their levels of CBD and other cannabinoids match the label.

    Information Updates

    Writers and editors conduct our reviews and our database on an annual basis but continually make updates throughout the year. We maintain frequent contact with brands and highlight any changes in offerings.

    The Review Team

    Our review team is made up of a wide chain of qualified CBD review writers, some with medical degrees, some with statistics backgrounds, others with ample experience in the CBD arena. Each and every one of our CBD reviews are approved by our medical reviewer before being published on our website to ensure all information is accurate. 

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    About the Company

    Tonic CBD is focused on conscious, sustainable CBD products. It was founded in 2017 by Brittany Carbone, who is both a personal trainer and health coach. She was seeking a natural way to address her anxiety and depression and used her knowledge of adaptogens, like ashwagandha, to create CBD adaptogenic blends. Her first steps involved researching the effect of CBD on the endocannabinoid system and its synergistic effects with adaptogens.

    By the end of 2017, she had convinced her family to start a hemp farm at their residence in New York, now known as Tricolla Farms. It became one of the first licensed private hemp farms in New York. In 2018, Tonic CBD moved from a home kitchen based company, to a manufacturing facility. And by 2019, the team grew to include six women and Tonic CBD became Brittany’s full time career.

    Tonic CBD partners with different non-profit organizations each month and donates a portion of their sales to the organization. The FAQ page on the Tonic CBD website is comprehensive. There are answers to questions about CBD in general, their products, refunds and shipping, and more. Plus, their product pages are filled with information about the type of CBD, ingredients, how to use the product, price, and third party lab reports.

    To contact their customer care team, they provide a phone number, email address, and message box. They do not list their headquarters physical address on their website.

    Tonic CBD third party tests all of their products. We assessed the lab report for the CBD Chill Tonic by scanning the NFC code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 869.6mg of CBD per bottle, which is 69.6mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 9%. This variance is below the acceptable 10%. There is 0.1% THC in the product which is within the acceptable 0.3% and the sample proved to be negative for microbials. It was not tested for other contaminants.

    Manufacturing Process

    The manufacturing process of Tonic CBD may be summarized as a seed to sale operation based at Bardo Labs. This means, each step of the growing, manufacturing, and sales process is performed by one company that can control the quality and consistency of each step.

    Their hemp farms, Ticolla Farms, are licensed and located in New York state where they practice sustainable, regenerative farming. Their farms are biodynamic and practice a no waste policy. This means they ensure they grow without chemicals or synthetic ingredients. All of their CBD is extracted via CO2 and often performed by hand to create full spectrum CBD. After extraction, the extracts are filtered and distilled to remove any contaminants or particulates. Each step has been researched and validated by experienced chemists.

    Formulation is done by a team of chemists who understand how ingredients work together in our bodies, as well as how they can blend together to create high quality, stable products. Tonic CBD’s products are formulated with herbs including ashwagandha, lemon balm, passionflower and black seed oil.

    Finally, each product batch is third party tested for purity and potency as well as for contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents. Lab reports are available on their website and every product has a scannable NFC tag that connects to an authenticating third party Certificate of Analysis.

    Tonic CBD Topicals Overview

    Tonic CBD offers topicals for the face and body. These products are made with full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD. The Renewal Face + Body oil is made with a blend of plant oils and herbal extracts. Their Grounded Tonic or Chronic Tonic can be used either topically or orally and contains essential oils.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    125 mg
    6.25 mg/ml
    $20
    $0.16
    500 mg
    6.25 mg/ml
    $65
    $0.13
    300 mg
    30 mg/ml
    $30
    $0.1
    500 mg
    16.67 mg/ml
    $75
    $0.15
    84 mg
    16.8 mg/ml
    $12
    $0.14

    Tonic CBD Vape Products Overview

    There is one vape product offered by Tonic CBD. It is made with full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD and contains the terpenes limonene, alpha-pinene, and beta-pinene. This can be purchased as a starter kit including the pen and CBD cartridge, or as a cartridge refill only.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    600 mg
    600 mg/ml
    $80
    $0.13

    Tonic CBD Flower Overview

    The CBD Flower from Tonic CBD is a smokable hemp flower product. It comes pre-rolled and is grown on Tricolla Farms in Berkshire, NY.

    Tonic CBD Tinctures Overview

    There are four CBD tincture options available from Tonic CBD. All options are made with full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD and available in 30ml or 15ml portions. The tinctures are blended with adaptogenic herbs and vary in concentration from 350mg to 1500mg of CBD per bottle.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    400 mg
    26.67 mg/ml
    $42
    $0.11
    800 mg
    26.67 mg/ml
    $79
    $0.1
    1000 mg
    33.33 mg/ml
    $89
    $0.09
    500 mg
    33.33 mg/ml
    $47
    $0.09
    1500 mg
    50 mg/ml
    $120
    $0.08
    350 mg
    23.33 mg/ml
    $37
    $0.11
    700 mg
    23.33 mg/ml
    $69
    $0.1

    Tonic CBD Edibles Overview

    The edible CBD options from Tonic include a variety of chocolate products. The bars are made with full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD and come in a variety of flavors such as ghost pepper caramel, lemongrass, sea salt, and dark chocolate. Each bar contains 120mg of CBD.

    Tonic CBD Pet Products Overview

    There are two pet products to choose from: a CBD treat made with organic ingredients and full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD, or a full spectrum CBD tincture with 1500mg of CBD per bottle.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1500 mg
    50 mg/ml
    $120
    $0.08

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    80 mg
    4 mg/unit
    $20
    $0.25

    Tonic CBD Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles

    You can save 15% off your first purchase by entering your email address. Also, there is an option to subscribe and save. This option will autoship your order every 30 days and will save you 10% on your purchase as well as benefiting you with free priority shipping. There is a point system where you earn points for every dollar you spend. You can redeem the points on your future purchases. Tonic does not offer any additional discounts for veterans or other groups.

    Tonic CBD offers some bundles to save you anywhere from 10 to 15% on average. Each bundle contains from two to four products.

    Buying Experience

    Tonic CBD’s website has a short quiz that assesses your concerns and will match you with products that are best suited to your needs. This option is ideal for people who are new to CBD or simply new to Tonic’s product line. All of their products are found under the shop tab and are categorized by type. They can be easily added to the cart before check out. A billing address, shipping address and form of payment are the last requirements.

    Priority shipping is free on purchases over $100. Shipping costs for orders less than $100 are calculated at checkout and range from $3.50 to $30 depending on how quickly you want your order. Our products were shipped priority two day and arrived in a plain cardboard box that was discreetly packaged. Inside, the products were packaged with bubble wrap and white tissue paper.

    They offer refunds within a 30 day window. However, you cannot refund or exchange your product after 30 days. We called customer service during business hours to ask about how the NFC codes work. They were polite and provided comprehensive assistance. They informed us that depending on your phone model, you may need to download an app, which was needed in our case.

     

    Products Reviewed

    Zen Dog Treats review

    TONIC CBD Zen Dog

    3.4
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    2.0
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    $20  $0.25 per mg CBD
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    The Zen Dog Treats come in a brown paper bag with a clear panel in the back and a resealable top. The label lists the amount of CBD per treat (4mg), ingredients, and how to use the product. These treats are made with organic ingredients including oat flour, molasses, coconut oil and CO2 extracted, full spectrum CBD.

    We scanned the QR code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 4.8mg of CBD per treat, which is 0.8mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 20%. This variance is above the acceptable 10%. There is 0% THC in the product and the sample was not tested for contaminants.

    The treats are brown and formed in the shape of a heart. They smell similar to a gingerbread cookie.

    CBD Chill Tonic review

    TONIC CBD Chill Tonic 800mg

    4.8
    Quality Assurance
    5.0
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    $79  $0.1 per mg CBD
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    The Chill Tonic is a CBD tincture that comes in a cardboard tube with an amber glass bottle inside. There is a dropper lid for dispensing. The label lists the amount of CBD per bottle (800mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, full spectrum CBD), bottle size (30ml), ingredients, and instructions for use. The tincture is made with black seed oil, MCT oil, and the adaptogens ashwagandha, lemon balm, and passionflower. It is sweetened with maple. This oil is intended for oral use and is to be held under the tongue for 30 seconds. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

    We scanned the NFC code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 869.6mg of CBD per bottle, which is 69.6mg more than listed which calculates to a CBD variance of 9%. This variance is below the acceptable 10%. There is 0.1% THC in the product, which is within the acceptable 0.3% and the sample negative for microbials. It was not tested for other contaminants.

    The oil is a light brown yellow color and smells of maple. It has a thicker consistency and tastes like an herbal mix of clove and maple.

    Chronic Tonic review

    TONIC CBD Chronic Tonic 300mg

    4.3
    Quality Assurance
    4.3
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    4.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    $30  $0.1 per mg CBD
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    The Chronic Tonic is a CBD topical product designed to roll on your skin. It comes in a cardboard tube with an amber glass bottle inside. The bottle has a metal roller lid for dispensing. The label lists the amount of CBD per bottle (300mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, CBD isolate), bottle size (10ml), ingredients, and instructions for use. The oil is made with MCT oil, and essential oils including lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, peppermint, juniper, rosemary, and thyme. This oil is intended for topical use and is to be applied to affected regions of the body. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

    We scanned the NFC code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 480.4mg of CBD per bottle, which is 180.4mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 60%. This variance is far above the acceptable 10%. There is 0% THC in the product and the sample proved to be negative for microbials. It was not tested for other contaminants.

    The oil rolls on easily and is clear. It has a pleasant scent of lavender, chamomile, and peppermint.

    Zone CBD Vape Pen Starter Kit review

    TONIC CBD Zone CBD Vape Pen

    4.7
    Quality Assurance
    5.0
    Hemp Quality
    4.5
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    4.0
    Ranking updated:
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    $80  $0.13 per mg CBD
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    The Zone CBD Vape Pen Starter Kit comes in a cardboard tube with the battery, vape cartridge, and pen inside. The label lists the amount of CBD per kit (600mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, full spectrum CBD ), size (1ml), ingredients, and instructions for use. The vape oil is made with the terpenes limonene and pinene. There is a USB charger included to recharge the battery. The vape pen must first be assembled. This vape oil is intended to be inhaled and for each inhalation to be held for a few seconds. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

    We scanned the NFC code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 524.9mg of CBD per bottle, which is 75.1mg less than listed which calculates out to a CBD variance of 13%. This variance is above the acceptable 10%. There is 0.2% THC in the product and the sample tested negative for microbials, solvents and heavy metals. It was not tested for other contaminants.

    The vape oil is a dark amber color. When used, there is little taste or smell aside from the citrus and pine undertones from the terpenes.

     

    Ghost Pepper Caramel CBD Chocolate review

    The Ghost Pepper Caramel CBD Chocolate is packaged in a black cardboard wrapper. The label lists the amount of CBD per bar (120mg), type of CBD (CO2 extracted, full spectrum CBD), size (54g), ingredients, nutrition facts, and instructions for use. The chocolate is made with organic ingredients including 70% dark chocolate, caramel, and ghost peppers. This is an edible chocolate product. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims.

    We scanned the QR code on the product which brought us to the third party lab report. It showed there is 135.2mg of CBD per bottle, which is 15.2mg more than listed leading to a CBD variance of 13%. This variance is above the acceptable 10% limit. There is 0.26% THC in the product and the sample was not tested for any contaminants.

    The chocolate is dark, rich, and flavorful. There is a combination of sweetness and spiciness that leaves a tingle on the tongue.

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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.
    Leonard Haberman
    Leonard Haberman
    MD & 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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