Transcend Labs Review 2022

Transparency & Accuracy
2.3
Hemp Quality
3.8
Variety of Products
2.8
Customer Experience
5.0
Price & Discounts
4.2
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Check IconMedically reviewed by 
Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist.
|Written by 
Heather Allman, CBD Journalist.
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My review of Transcend Labs is good, but there is room for improvement in product variety, potencies offered, and purity testing. Their hemp is non-GMO and certified organic, which makes them a premium brand in quality. According to their website, the company was founded with safety and quality in mind, and they publish the exact potency for each product directly under the “Lab Results” link on the main website for easy reference by consumers.

There are no pesticides used in the cultivation of their 100% certified organic hemp crop, according to the company website. However, the accuracy variances concerning potency vary widely for Transcend Labs products, with two CBD products testing below the acceptable 10% limit, and one product testing higher than the level allowed. While customer service reports that the company tests their hemp crop for purity, at this time, those independent test results are not available for customer viewing.

Consumers are offered a highly limited product catalog, with only three delivery methods to choose from. Transcend Labs offers tinctures, topicals, gummies, and a pet product. They also carry a more narrow scope of full spectrum CBD potencies than other comparable brands, ranging from 25 mg up to 1000 mg. However, they offer few potencies within that range, and offer no higher or extra strength potencies beyond 1000 mg.

Their prices range from $49.99 up to $179.97, which equals an overall average price point of $.11 per mg of CBD. The overall prices at Transcend Labs are moderate, or average, when compared to other premium brands in the market. They offer free priority shipping with a $75 minimum purchase at Transcend Labs, or shipping is calculated at checkout for smaller orders. A 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee is offered on all their products.

Pros: Cons:
  • Centralized third party lab results hub
  • Bulk Buy savings
  • Military and veteran discount
  • Exclusive email coupon code discounts
  • Limited product catalog
  • Some accuracy variances in potency were higher than acceptable 10%
  • Inadequate purity testing results available
  • $75 minimum order required for free shipping

Transcend Labs Specs

📍Hemp Source:United States
🥽Extract Method:Ethanol
✈️Shipping:United States
Money Back Guarantee:
🎖Military Veteran Discount:
🏷Coupons:Transcend Labs Coupons and Sales
🚩Established:2018
🧴Products:
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    About the Company

    The company mission at Transcend Labs is to provide CBD consumers with full spectrum products that are high quality and certified organic. In order to improve mental and physical health and wellness, or “to help you transcend into a better version of yourself.” Transcend Labs is firmly committed to crafting quality, certified organic, non-GMO hemp for use in their full spectrum CBD products.

    They acknowledge as a company that they focus solely on one extract type and three delivery methods because, in their opinion, many comparable brands do not maintain potency from batch to batch, due to the common use of isolate CBD extract rather than full or broad spectrum. With 10 years of experience in natural supplement development, their lab technicians design formulas that are created in part by an in house nutrition & wellness consultant, according to the company website.

    Transcend Labs claims online that their three chosen CBD delivery systems, or product categories, are the most desired by their customer base and provide the greatest effectiveness, in the opinion of the founders. They also promise that their full spectrum products have “32% higher dosages per serving than the industry average,” according to the company website.

    Transparency

    Independent CBD testing is a vital quality and safety control measure to ensure that the labeled amounts of CBD and THC are closely matched to the contents of each final product a customer receives. All of the products in my Transcend Labs order were third party tested for CBD and THC potency. However, to the best of our knowledge, purity test results for the standard contaminants are not accessible to customers online.

    All available third party lab reports for the Transcend Labs CBD product catalog are conveniently located under the centralized “Lab Results” link on the bottom of every page online, as mentioned earlier. In addition, customers can use the main menu on each webpage to view each product’s independent lab test reports:

    Accuracy

    Using the testing link, it was easy to match my products to the independent third party lab reports provided. As far as the 25 mg full spectrum gummies, this product had 27.1 mg of CBD per serving (1 piece). This is slightly more CBD in total than the 750 mg stated on the label. The product contained 813 mg total CBD, which is under the acceptable 10% variance at 8.4%. While purity tests were unavailable, these gummies tested at less than the 0.3% legal limit for THC.

    Their batch of full spectrum 1000 mg unflavored tincture demonstrated a low 3.5% variance, with 1035.7 total mg of CBD, according to the third party lab reports. This is below the acceptable 10% variance limit. It had a non detectable amount of THC, but to the best of our knowledge, no purity test results are posted. According to the company’s customer service team, however, Transcend Labs does test for purity during manufacturing:

    Their 500 mg topical full spectrum pain cream had a CBD variance of 26% with 630.2 mg of total CBD, according to the independent results, which is above the 10% variance allowed. This cream third party tested under the legal 0.3% THC limit at 0.02%. Like the other products from this Transcend Labs order, the purity test reports for this topical are unavailable for consumer access, to the best of our knowledge.

    Reputation

    Two lifetime friends founded Transcend Labs after years of searching for effective and safe CBD products to consume for their own benefit. Throughout the years, both founders have personally experimented with alternative solutions to traditionally prescribed pharmaceuticals. In the course of their studies, they realized that there was a widespread need and demand for organic, natural remedies for various physical and mental conditions.

    Over the last decade, Transcend Labs has conducted extensive CBD research, formulated different hemp derived extracts, and tested various delivery methods available in the current CBD market. This company ultimately decided to focus specifically on providing consumers with certified organic, full spectrum CBD products, which they proudly offer in topical, tincture, and gummy edible delivery methods.

    Manufacturing Process

    Transcend Labs is a legal, authorized grower of premium Oregon hemp. All of their full spectrum products are sourced from certified 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. Transcend Labs formulates each of their CBD 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 Transcend Labs 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, but to the best of our knowledge, no purity test reports were available at this time for consumer access.

    They offer premium quality, organic, full spectrum CBD products, available in the form of tinctures, topicals, gummies, and a pet product. Their products range from 25 mg to 1000 mg, and are moderately priced compared to other brands, with an average price point of $.12 per mg of CBD. They use CO2 extraction for all product formulations, and all of the certified organic, full spectrum products from Transcend Labs contain less than the 0.3% legal limit for THC.

    Transcend Labs CBD Tincture Overview

    These full spectrum tinctures undergo a CO2 extraction process, before being formulated with organic MCT oil. Transcend Labs recommends these for oral or sublingual use, including the addition of this tincture as an ingredient in food and beverages. This certified organic product is offered exclusively in an all natural, unflavored variety at this time.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    1000 mg
    33.33 mg/ml
    $64.99
    $0.06

    Transcend Labs CBD Topical Overview

    These CO2 extracted, full spectrum organic CBD topical products are all natural, organic, and formulated with MCT oil for smooth application and maximum absorption. This cream is recommended by the company for external, topical use only. It applies smoothly and provides targeted relief to both large and small areas of the skin, according to the corresponding product page online.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    500 mg
    16.67 mg/ml
    $54.99
    $0.11

    Transcend Labs CBD Gummies Overview

    These Transcend Labs gummies are CO2 extracted and include all certified organic ingredients, including their MCT oil for easier digestibility. They are 100% naturally flavored, and are offered in full spectrum form. This edible product is recommended for oral use only by the company.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    750 mg
    25 mg/unit
    $59.99
    $0.08

    Transcend Labs CBD Pet Product Overview

    This full spectrum pet tincture is formulated by veterinarians for oral or sublingual use in both dogs and cats. Their company dosage guide for this product is based on the weight, size, and type of pet owned. This CO2 extracted Transcend Labs pet tincture is 100% organic, all natural, vegan, and gluten free, making it ideal for sensitive pets. MCT oil is used during formulation for easy digestion.

    Product
    CBD Amount
    Potency
    Price
    Price mg/CBD
    250 mg
    8.33 mg/ml
    $39.99
    $0.16

    Transcend Labs Discounts, Coupons, and Bundles

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    10% discount on everything
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    • CBD Starter Kit, $179.97

      • CBD Gummies, 750 mg
      • CBD Tincture, 1000 mg
      • CBD Cream, 500 mg
    • New Customer Discount

    • Veteran and Military Discount

    Transcend Labs offers military and veteran customers a discount of 20% off entire order: USA20

    • Bulk Buy Savings

    Customers receive savings on bulk orders of the same product at once:

    • 15% Welcome Code towards next order included with first shipment

    Customers will receive a message directly from Transcend Labs with the discount code, after following the rules outlined on the coupon.

    Buying Experience

    Each product page provides comprehensive product information for each item in that category, as well as ingredients, potencies, and suggested uses. There is an easy way to shop all products using the “Products” link located in the main menu. Once in this section, customers can utilize the filter tool provided to search all products using various criteria, as seen here:

    The customer support team at Transcend Labs is available via email or phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Monday through Friday, and consumers can speak to a live agent. Customer service was emailed, inquiring about discounts and international shipping. Their team replied within 2 business days with the information requested: We do offer a military discount, yes. We are not allowed to ship internationally, unfortunately.”

    All of the third party lab results available for the Transcend Labs CBD product catalog are conveniently located under the “Lab Results” link in the main menu on every page online, as mentioned earlier. While the potency for CBD and THC was independently tested for each product, to the best of our knowledge, purity testing for their certified organic products is unavailable for consumer access at this time.

    Orders get free shipping with a $75 order minimum, or shipping costs are calculated upon checkout. A shipping confirmation with tracking number was received, and our order was shipped via USPS Priority Mail. The order arrived in a white, discreet box within 4 business days. The products were securely packaged and the box contained individually wrapped items.

    Products Reviewed

    CBD Gummies, 750 mg, 25 mg each, 30 count review

    Transcend Labs CBD Infused Gummies 25 MG Each 30 Count

    3.4
    Quality Assurance
    2.4
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    4.0
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    $59.99  $0.08 per mg CBD
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    These CO2 extracted gummy edibles are bear shaped, and brightly colored, with a typical gummy texture and consistency. With both sweet and tart flavors, these are not overly sugary; rather they are juicy and taste like fresh fruit. The individual gummies were loose in the bottle, and dispensed easily with no stickiness.

    The recommended serving size on the label for this edible product is 1 gummy, which tested at 27.1 mg of CBD per serving or 813 mg total CBD. This is slightly higher than the 750 mg label, but under the acceptable 10% variance at 8.4% with a non detectable amount of THC confirmed. To the best of our knowledge, purity test results for this product are unavailable for customers to view. Like all of the CBD products from Transcend Labs, these gummies are certified organic and non-GMO.

    Unflavored CBD Tincture, 1000 mg, 30 ml review

    Transcend Labs 1000 MG Full Spectrum CBD Oil

    3.9
    Quality Assurance
    3.3
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    3.5
    Price
    5.0
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    $64.99  $0.06 per mg CBD
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    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 measuring 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. The third party lab report for this batch of their 1000 mg tincture had 1035.7 total mg of CBD, according to the independent results. This is well below the acceptable 10% variance limit at 3.5%. The tincture tested as containing a non-detectable amount of THC, but to the best of our knowledge, no purity tests are available for this certified organic tincture.

    CBD Infused Pain Cream, 500 mg, 2 oz review

    Transcend Labs 500 mg CBD Infused Pain Cream

    2.9
    Quality Assurance
    0.6
    Hemp Quality
    3.8
    Extract Type
    5.0
    Additional ingredients
    5.0
    Price
    4.0
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    $54.99  $0.11 per mg CBD
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    This full spectrum product is grayish white in color and exhibits the viscosity of a thick liquid rather than a cream. The low viscosity makes application to skin tricky without leaving extra drips. With its runny consistency, consumers can literally pour this cream out of the container. While it does rub into the skin easily, it leaves a slightly greasy residue. This topical product is for use on external skin only. The company’s suggested daily use is to loosen tight muscles for targeted relief of daily aches or for chronic pain, but we have not tested these outcomes for ourselves.

    This CO2 extracted cream is formulated with MCT oil for maximum bioavailability. The lab report for their 500 mg full spectrum pain cream, however, had a CBD variance of 26% with 630.2 mg of total CBD, which is above the 10% variance allowed. This topical product tested at .02% THC, which is well under the 0.3% legal limit. It is derived from certified organic, non-GMO hemp that is grown without pesticides, according to the company. To the best of our knowledge, however, standard purity test results were not readily accessible by consumers at this time.

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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
    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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