Zadaka Review 2021

Overall Score
65out of 100
Score Breakdown
12/30
22/25
6/18
13/15
12/12
Stephanie Nichols
Written by Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician
Last Updated
Leonard Haberman
Medically reviewed by Leonard Haberman, MD & Chemist
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The Bottom Line

The underlying mantra of Zadaka is giving back to the community, to the earth, and to its customers. They are a CBD company that uses sustainable, pesticide free farms in Oregon, and partners with nonprofits which plant trees to respect and replenish the earth. As much as we know about their mission, there is little information about the company’s team members, however.

They create broad spectrum CBD using CO2 extraction. Although the company third party tests their products, they only do so in spot testing twice per year. Plus, they test all of their incoming raw hemp materials. When we looked at the available third party testing results, we found that the CBD variance is higher than the acceptable 10% in many cases.

An area where Zadaka shines is in its price point. Their CBD tinctures are very affordable and offer competitive pricing, ranging from $0.05 to $0.06 per mg of CBD, which is lower than average. On the downside, their product line is limited, offering only CBD oil tinctures and topicals at this time.

Pros: Cons:
  • Dedicated to giving back to the community
  • A plethora of CBD info on their FAQ page, CBD research page, and science page
  • Unique CBD oil blends
  • Not all batches are third party tested and no contaminant testing
  • CBD variance is above 10% in many cases
  • Little information about the company’s team members
  • Limited product line

Specs

Consumption Method
Tinctures & Drops, Creams & Topicals
Hemp Source
United States
CBD Strength
150 mg - 1000 mg, Oil & Tinctures
Offers Tastes
Yes
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.6 - $0.4
Military Veteran Discount
Yes
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$39.99 - $50.99
Free Shipping
No
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Worldwide Shipping
NA
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Zadaka is a CBD company that is all about giving back. It’s name is derived from “tzedakah” which means “righteousness.” Their mission is to give back to their customers by creating high quality CBD products with transparency and affordability, all while upholding their social responsibility of giving back to the environment and community. Ways that they give back include their partnership with Eden Reforestation who plant trees in deforested areas around the globe. Unfortunately, they do not discuss who makes up the company’s team, or who the founders are.

To contact Zadaka, they provide a message box on their contact page, but do not provide a physical address, or phone number on there. In very small print in the footer, you can find their phone number and address located in Los Angeles, California.

The Zadaka website has an abundance of information about CBD and more. The FAQ page details general information about CBD, what to expect, and FAQ about the company. Plus, they also have a page dedicated to all of the synergist ingredients they use in their product formulations which provides more info on these herbal ingredients. For a deeper dive into the science of CBD, Zadaka has an information hub page as well. Lastly, they have a page with numerous scientific research articles on CBD.

To assess their product’s quality, purity, and potency, they third party test their products. You can find the results on the product’s page when shopping. We assessed the results for our Calm CBD Tincture of 333 mg. There was only one lab report available, and no batch numbers to match up. The results show no detectable THC and 398mg of CBD which is 65mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 20%. This variance is outside the acceptable 10% CBD variance. There were no contaminant testing results.

Manufacturing Process

Zadaka utilizes hemp grown on small hemp farms in southern Oregon that practice sustainable and organic farming. To extract the CBD, they use supercritical CO2 extraction which pulls out the array of cannabinoids, terpene oils and waxes found in the hemp plant. They do third party test their products, however, there are no batch numbers on their products to match up to the results, and there are no contaminant results.

Their CBD products are broad spectrum, which means they contain the synergistic cannabinoids , minus THC. Each product is formulated with other herbal ingredients, including chamomile, ashwagandha, and holy basil, which are intended for specific purposes like stress or pain relief. Keep in mind, these uses are not FDA approved.

Range of Products

Zadaka offers CBD oils and topicals along with some merchandise like t-shirts and hats. They do not offer pet products, vape products, edibles, or capsules at this time.

CBD Oils

Zadaka offers five varieties of CBD oil, Calm, Relief, MCT, Olive, and Strawberry. They come in two potency and size options, 1000mg of CBD (30ml) and 333mg of CBD (10ml). The oils contain broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD.

Product Name Size (ml) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Oil Drops (Calm, Relief, Strawberry) 10ml 333 mg / 33.3 mg CBD per serving $19.99 $0.06
CBD Oil Drops (MCT, Olive Oil) 10ml 333 mg / 33.3 mg CBD per serving $17.99 $0.05
CBD Oil Drops (Calm, Relief, Strawberry) 30ml 1000 mg / 33.3 mg CBD per serving $49.99 $0.05
CBD Oil Drops (MCT, Olive Oil) 30ml 1000 mg / 33.3 mg CBD per serving $44.99 $0.05

CBD Topicals

The CBD topicals from Zadaka are available in four varieties, Ice, Ice Baby, Keep Calm Balm, and Smooth Operator. Each can be purchased in a 50ml container with 500mg of broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD, or in a 15ml container with 150mg of CBD.

Product Name Size (ml) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Topical (Ice, Ice Baby, Keep Calm Balm, Smooth Operator) 15ml 150 mg CBD per container $15.99 $0.11
CBD Topical (Ice, Ice Baby, Keep Calm Balm, Smooth Operator) 50ml 500 mg CBD per container $39.99 $0.08

Coupons Bundles and Deals

While they do not offer any free samples, there are ways to save on your purchase from Zadaka. They have an assistance program for people who could benefit from CBD, but may not be able to afford it. This includes veterans and those with chronic health concerns such as Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, schizophrenia, epilepsy, cancer, and more. To take advantage of this program, you must apply to their customer care team. They do not specify how much the discount is.

Bundles

CBD Oil Drops Flight

1 10ml CBD Drops in each variety (Calm, Relief, MCT, Olive, and Strawberry)

Bundle Price: $74.99

Regular Price: $95.95

Savings: $20.96 (22%)

Topical Flight

1 15ml CBD Topical in each variety (Ice, Ice Baby, Keep Calm Balm, Smooth Operator)

Bundle Price: $42.99

Regular Price: $47.97

Savings: $4.98 (10%)

Between the two, the CBD Oil Drops Flight bundle has a higher percentage savings of 22%, compared to 10% with the Topical Flight bundle.

Buying Experience

Overall, the Zadaka website is very easy to use to find information as well as shop on. All of their products are available under the “shop” tab and categorized by product type (oils, topicals or merchandise). They have free shipping for orders over $75 and for orders under $75, there is a $5 flat shipping rate. After you place an order, it takes 1 to 2 days to confirm and then 4 to 5 days to receive your product via First Class USPS.

Our shipment arrived in 4 days in a brown cardboard box with the Zadaka name and logo on top. It did not say “CBD” on the box, however. The packaging is discrete unless a person is familiar with the brand and knows it is a CBD company. Inside, our products were cushioned with shredded cardboard.

If you are unhappy with your order, you have 14 days to contact customer service and return your unopened or defective product.

We contacted customer service via their email box to ask how we can be assured that the third party results online are for our specific products, as there is no batch number on the bottles. After close to a week we reached out again and received a detailed and lengthy response. They do not test every batch of their product for CBD, THC, and contaminants due to cost. They do however spot test their products twice per year via third party testing. They also assess their raw hemp materials for CBD and THC content.

Products Reviewed

We received the CBD Oil Drops Flight bundle which includes a 10ml bottle of each of their CBD Oil Drops. Each bottle contains 333mg of broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD. The suggested use of each oil is to shake and drop into your mouth and hold for 30 to 60 seconds or, add to a beverage or food. Keep in mind, we have not verified these claims. This bundle sells for $74.99 and has 1665mg of CBD total. This means each mg of CBD costs $0.04.

CBD Drops – Strawberry

The Strawberry CBD Drops come in a small, pink opaque bottle with a white dropper lid. This oil is coconut derived MCT based and contains wild strawberry essence for flavoring. The oil itself is clear and thin in consistency. It drops easily from the dropper, which has a line to show how to measure out 0.5ml. It smells and tastes like strawberry creme candy.

There is no batch number on this product, but there is a lab report on the shop page. These third party results show there is 389mg of CBD per bottle, which is 56mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 17%. The acceptable CBD variance is 10%. There is no detectable THC and they did not test for contaminants.

Alone, this product sells for $19.99 and with 333mg of CBD, each mg costs $0.06.

CBD Drops – MCT

The MCT CBD Drops come in a small, taupe, opaque bottle with a white dropper lid. This is a coconut derived MCT based CBD oil with no other ingredients. The oil itself is odorless and flavorless. It is clear and thin in consistency. It drops easily from the dropper, which has a line to assist the consumer in measuring 0.5ml.

There is no batch number on this product, but there is a lab report on the shop page. These third party results show there is 391mg of CBD per bottle, which is 58mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 17%. The acceptable CBD variance is 10%. There is no detectable THC and they did not test for contaminants.

Alone, this product sells for $17.99 and with 333mg of CBD, each mg is priced at $0.05.

CBD Drops – Olive Oil

The Olive Oil CBD Drops come in a small, teal, opaque bottle with a white dropper lid. This CBD oil is made with extra virgin olive oil. The oil itself is odorless and tastes of earthy olive oil, rich in fragrant hemp undertones. It is a light yellow color and the consistency of cooking olive oil. It drops easily from the dropper, which has a line to show how to measure out 0.5ml.

There is no batch number on this product, but there is a lab report on the shop page. These third party results show there is 403mg of CBD per bottle, which is 70mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 21%. The acceptable CBD variance is 10%. There is no detectable THC and they did not test for contaminants.

Alone, this product sells for $17.99 and with 333mg of CBD, each mg costs $0.05.

CBD Drops – Relief

The Relief CBD Drops come in a small, yellow, opaque bottle with a white dropper lid. This CBD oil is MCT based and contains turmeric, peppermint, holy basil, and ginger. It is flavored with vanilla extract. The oil smells of ginger and turmeric spices with hints of vanilla and peppermint and tastes about the same. The Relief CBD Drops are a brighter yellow in color and the consistency of water. It drops easily from the dropper, which has a line to show how to measure out 0.5ml.

There is no batch number on this product, but there is a lab report on the shop page. These third-party results show there is 401mg of CBD per bottle, which is 68mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 20%. The acceptable CBD variance is 10%. There is no detectable THC and they did not test for contaminants.

Alone, this product sells for $19.99 and with 333mg of CBD, each mg is priced at $0.06.

CBD Drops – Calm

The Calm CBD Drops come in a small, lavender, opaque bottle with a white dropper lid. This CBD oil is made with MCT oil along with ashwagandha, lavender, lemon balm, chamomile, and passion flower extracts. It also contains vanilla bean extract for flavoring. The oil has an overall flowery taste with lavender, chamomile and vanilla undertones. It is a pale yellow color and the consistency of water. It drops easily from the dropper, which has a line to assist with measuring 0.5ml.

There is no batch number on this product, but there is a lab report on the shop page. These third party results show there is 398mg of CBD per bottle, which is 65mg more than listed for a CBD variance of 20%. The acceptable CBD variance is 10%. There is no detectable THC and they did not test for contaminants.

Alone, this product sells for $19.99 and with 333mg of CBD, each mg costs $0.06.

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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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