It’s no secret that the CBD market is a growing (yet wildly confusing) space, and many consumers are left to fend for themselves. I know this struggle firsthand. The first time I purchased CBD two years ago, I found myself with a defunct product. With so many brands and products to sift through, I ended up buying a CBD topical that didn’t help me in the way I had hoped, and then felt discouraged about the efficacy of CBD in general.
After my first failed attempt, I started researching the effects of CBD, how it works, and which brands are the best on the market. From this exploration, I learned that not all CBD products are as good as they claim to be. Because CBD is so popular, many companies are rushing to market trying to capitalize on its potential. That’s why I’ve spent the past year trying all different types of CBD products and application styles from various brands to determine which companies are actually worth it.
One of these companies is CBDistillery, a well-known CBD brand with prices that seem almost too good to be true. Founded in 2016 by a group of Colorado natives, CBDistillery has developed a wide range of products, including CBD oils, CBD pills, and CBD salves, that are made from hemp grown in the United States.
CBDistillery offers many pros, such as an easy online shopping experience and some of the most affordable CBD products on the market, including an extra discount for military veterans. Plus, all of its hemp is sourced and grown in Colorado, and the brand’s third-party lab results are easily accessible on its website.
At the same time, there are a couple of potential downsides. CBDistillery's oils have a natural, earthy taste, which might be unfavorable with some people. The next critique is minor but a little annoying. In my personal experience, I’ve had difficulty removing the CBDistillery CBD oil dropper from the bottle. The product uses a “push down and twist” mechanism, presumably for safety reasons, but this particular system is more difficult than others I’ve encountered and takes many tries before opening.
If you’re scanning a lab test for the first time, here are a few things to look for. First, check the testing date to ensure the product was tested within the last year. Then take a look at the cannabinoid profile on the first page of the lab test results, which shows the total percent of a given cannabinoid (like CBD, THC, or CBN) within the sample. This is particularly important for anyone wanting a THC-free product, as Certificates of Analysis can help ensure that’s what you are getting.
CBDistillery has a considerable product line, including pain relief creams, salve, lip balm, CBD powders, and even pet tinctures. But if you don’t know where to start, here are a few recommendations.
CBDistillery offers both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oils, and I opted for the latter option to really experience the effects of this whole plant extract. I tried the 1,000-milligram tincture and definitely felt more relaxed after taking a dropper. This tincture is also available in 500, 2,500, and 5,000 milligrams of CBD per bottle, and it combines CBD with minerals, vitamins, plant proteins, and terpenes. I personally like that this product is non-GMO, pesticide free, and manufactured from industrial hemp that is farmed in Colorado using only organic farming practices.
CBDistillery offers CBD gummies for use during the day as well as during nighttime hours. Both options come in 30-count bottles that contain 25 gummies, each packing a strong dose of 30 milligrams of CBD. These gummies are a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to worry about dosage and enjoys tasty flavors like raspberry, lemon, and strawberry. I particularly enjoyed the nighttime formula, which contains 1.5 milligrams of melatonin in each gummy. I took these regularly and woke up the next morning feeling more rested, with no signs of grogginess.
The THC-free softgels from CBDistillery are a great option for anybody seeking an easy-to-take CBD product. Each capsule contains 30 milligrams of CBD, and it’s available in either a broad or full-spectrum formula. I like that these softgels are easy on your stomach, and they are perfect for accommodating busy schedules because you can take them on the go. All you need is a glass of water (or your beverage of choice) to help the capsules go down smoothly, just like you would with any other supplement or vitamin.
Josh Hurst is a journalist, critic, copywriter, and essayist. He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife and three sons. As a writer for Remedy Review, an independent CBD review site, Josh covers the relationship between cannabis-based products and the human body.
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