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cbdMD Review

cbdMD is one of our favorite CBD manufacturers for three reasons; it makes some of the best broad-spectrum CBD products we’ve seen yet, it offers excellent pricing on products spanning all the key categories of CBD products, and it’ one of the primary sponsors of Bellator MMA — one of the largest MMA organizations in the world. 

This company doesn’t cut corners on any of their products. which tend to score well above-average by most of our metrics. 

There’s a reason this company is one of the largest manufacturers of CBD supplements in the world. 

Mission/Charity 3/5

CbdMD has a clear mission statement geared towards keeping its customers informed and providing them with the highest quality CBD it can create. However well-intentioned this may be, it’s a very generic mission statement. Most CBD companies have the exact same mission in different words. 

Hemp Source 4/5

CbdMD uses organic hemp sourced from both Kentucky and Colorado. Colorado is known for its excellent cultivation standards and low pollution levels.

Unfortunately, we can’t give cbdMD full points in this category until they start buying their hemp from certified organic hemp farmers. 

Product Range 5/5

cbdMD offers a wide range of different products types. They have CBD oils of different strengths, pet products, capsules, gummies, and even bath bombs. 

Everything the company does, they do with intention — many of the products this company offers has made it onto our “best of” lists for this very reason. 

Innovation 5/5

This company specializes in using a broad-spectrum hemp extract to manufacture all of its products. It works by extracting pure CBD from the hemp plant and recombining it with a proprietary blend of hemp terpenes, and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. This provides the benefit of a full-spectrum extract without regisstering any traceable amounts of THC in the final product. 

Although this is not a new idea, cbdMD uses a formula that offers the closest effects we’ve seen to a true full-spectrum product without actually using a full-spectrum extract. This offers major advantages. 

The company also offers some more niche product types — going above and beyond the industry standards for the types of CBD products they have available. 

Safety 5/5

cbdMD has clear guidelines on how to use their product as well as some general information about CBD and how it affects the body. They publish their third-party test results for the world to see and use a batch system to allow customers to check the results for the products they’ve purchased by referencing an identifier code printed on the bottle.

Customer Service 5/5

We found cbdMD customer service reps to be some of the best in the biz. Many CBD companies ignore the more difficult questions we ask if it’s not on their scripted sheet of responses. cbdMD went above and beyond the average in terms of its response — which was very detailed and informative. They did their best to answer the difficult questions we asked. 

Additionally, the company offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee with all of its products. If you don’t like what you bought product, send the company an email and they’ll give your money back — no stress. 

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cbdMD Company Review

Article By
Editorial Staff , last updated on August 4, 2021

About the Company: cbdMD

cbdMD is one of the largest American CBD company. They sell products spanning virtually all categories of products — from tinctures, capsules, gummies, and topicals. The companies large size brings several advantages — including lower prices, better leverage sourcing premium hemp crops, and the ability to contribute to research and lead innovation. cbdMD ticks all of these boxes.

Recently, cbdMD signed a sponsorship agreement with one of the top MMA fighting championships in the world — Bellator MMA. This gives the company full access to advertise at these events, and even sell its products to attending fans.

We’re excited about this sponsorship, as it gives the company reason to develop new athletic-inspired CBD products — which many of us at Daily CBD have a particular interest in.

Like other CBD companies, cbdMD uses its own proprietary broad-spectrum hemp extract to manufacture its products. This involves extracting and isolating the various cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp — and recombining them in a predictable ratio.

Broad-spectrum CBD products allow the company to achieve two things:

  1. Provide consistent products even with hemp crops consisting of radically different cannabinoid ratios.
  2. Allows the company to guarantee the absence of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC — which allows the company to sell its products all around the world, even where THC is heavily regulated.

Where Does cbdMD Source its Hemp?

cbdMD sources its hemp from farms located in Kentucky and Colorado — two states well-known for producing high-quality hemp. There’s a strong community of hemp farmers in these states that work together, sharing ideas and techniques to produce some of the best hemp in the world. The climate in these states is perfect for hemp cultivation as well — making it easier for farmers to avoid having to use synthetic additives and pesticides to keep their crops happy.

As a large company, it’s hard for cbdMD to provide specific details about where each batch of hemp extract comes from — but the fact that the company processes these plants into a broad-spectrum CBD extract anyway makes this information slightly less important.

What’s important is the third-party lab tests indicating an absence of contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, or solvents — which cbdMD provides publically on the company website.

We browsed through a few of these tests and were unable to find anything that indicated an issue with quality.

What Does cbdMD Sell?

Number Product Total CBD Potency Cost per mg CBD Link

1

cbdMD CBD Oil Tincture Drops

300 – 7500 mg

10 – 250 mg/mL

$0.05 – $0.10

2

cbdMD CBD Capsules & Softgels

450 – 3000 mg

15 – 50 mg/Capsule

$0.04 – $0.08

3

cbdMD CBD Gummies

300 – 750 mg

10 – 25 mg/gummy

$0.09 – $0.10

4

cbdMD CBD Freeze Pain Relief

300 –3000 mg

2.5 – 25 mg/mL

$0.04 – $0.10

5

cbdMD Recover Formula

300 – 1500 mg

5 – 12.5 mg/mL

$0.08 – $0.16

6

cbdMD Revive Topical Moisturizer

300 – 1500 mg

5 – 12.5 mg/mL

$0.06 – $0.09

7

cbdMD Relieve CBD Topical With Lidocaine

500 – 3000 mg

6.7 – 40.5 mg/mL

$0.04 – $0.08

8

cbdMD Lipbalms

50 mg

11.6 mg CBD/g

$0.05

9

cbdMD Body Balm

300 mg

20 mg CBD/g

$0.09

10

cbdMD Massage Oil

400 – 3200 mg

1.73 mg CBD/mL

$0.05 – $0.08

11

cbdMD Dry Body Oil

250 mg

2.1 mg CBD/mL

$0.09

12

cbdMD Body Sugar Scrub

250 mg

1.1 mg CBD/g

$0.09

13

cbdMD Body Butter

250 mg

1 mg CBD/mL

$0.09

14

cbdMD Body Lotions

500 mg

2 – 4 mg CBD/mL

$0.05 – $0.08

15

cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

100 mg

100 mg per Bath Bomb

$0.09

16

cbdMD Bath Salts

100 – 500 mg

1.1 mg CBD/mL

$0.06 – $0.09

17

cbdMD Pet CBD Oils

150 – 3000 mg

5 – 100 mg/mL

$0.05 – $0.13

1. Tinctures & Oils

cbdMD CBD oil Tincture Drops

$29.99 – $209.99
cbdMD

cbdMD CBD Oil Tincture Drops 30 – 60 mL

4.17 / 5

Total CBD: 300 – 7500mg
Potency: 10 – 250 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.04 – $0.10
Extract Type: Broad-spectrum
Flavors: Orange, Berry, Mint, Natural
THC Content: 0.0%

cbdMD Tincture Drops are the company’s standard CBD oil.

These oils come in a variety of strengths and flavors but offer a generic source of CBD at a decent price. There really isn’t anything special about this product to make it more useful than other CBD oils made by companies like Medterra or Nuleaf Naturals — but they remain a top-notch pick at a great price nonetheless.

These Tincture Drops Come In Four Characteristic Flavors
  1. Natural
  2. Mint
  3. Orange
  4. Berry

2. Capsules

cbdMD CBD Oil Capsules

$35.99 – $129.99
cbdMD

cbdMD CBD Capsules & Softgels 30 – 60 capsules

4.67 / 5

Total CBD: 450 – 3000 mg
Potency: 15 – 50 mg per Capsule
Cost per mg CBD: $0.04 – $0.08
Extract Type: Broad-spectrum
THC Content: 0.0%

These CBD capsules come from the same extract as the hemp oils — the only difference is the format. Many people find capsules easier to use — especially if you take CBD while out and about, during travel, or alongside other capsulated health supplements.

These capsules come in a variety of different doses depending on how much CBD you’re looking for.

If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend going with the 15 mg capsule option (purple label). It’s the most well-rounded for most users in our opinion.

3. Gummies

cbdMD CBD Gummies

$29.99 – $89.99
cbdMD

cbdMD CBD Gummies 30 Count

4 / 5

Total CBD: 300 – 1500 mg
Potency: 10 – 50 mg/gummy
Cost per mg CBD: $0.06 – $0.10
Extract Type: Broad-spectrum
THC Content: 0.0%

Gummies are one of our favorite ways of using CBD. They offer all the same benefits as oils or capsules, but taste much better, and are much easier to use. They’re also the best way to use CBD with children.

As is typical gummies, each color gummy has its own flavor from cbdMD:
  1. Raspberry
  2. Orange
  3. Strawberry
  4. Tropical

Like cbdMD capsules and oils, these gummies are very basic — offering a dose of CBD in either 10 mg, 25 mg, or 50 mg doses depending on the potency you buy. These gummies contain broad-spectrum hemp extract. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does leave a lot to be desired if you have a specific reason for taking the CBD — like joint pain, mood disorders, or sleeping difficulty for example.

As a basic source of CBD in a convenient and delicious package, these cbdMD gummies are a great option.

4. Topicals

A) cbdMD Freeze Pain Relief

$29.99 – $129.99
cbdMD

cbdMD CBD Freeze Pain Relief 90 – 120 mL

4.67 / 5

Total CBD: 300 – 3000 mg
Potency: 2.5 – 25 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.04 – $0.10
Extract Type: Broad-spectrum
THC Content: 0%

This topical CBD product is specifically marketed towards providing relief for sore muscles and joints. This is one of the main products they advertise at its sponsored Bellator fights — and perhaps the most relevant product for MMA athletes.

We’ve used this topical successfully for symptoms of joint pain, muscle aches, back pain, and for recovery after a workout.

The formula includes cooling menthol, aloe, and arnica — which work together alongside the CBD to provide a pleasant cooling analgesic effect. The effects of this cream begin almost immediately thanks to the cooling sensation, which gradually increases over time as the CBD soaks into the skin.

CbdMD also gives you the option to choose between a squeeze bottle and a roller. Both are great products, but we prefer the roller for muscle pain, and the squeeze bottle for smaller areas like sore joints or for specific injuries.

B) cbdMD Recover Formula

$29.99 – $99.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Recover Formula 60 – 120 mL

3.67 / 5

Total CBD: 300 – 1500 mg
Potency : 5 – 12.5 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.08 – $0.16

This formula is similar to the Freeze Pain-Relief formula — but lacks the cooling action. This product is specifically designed for supporting inflammatory conditions — which make it great for sore muscle and joints, but also for various skin conditions.

The smooth creamy consistency helps this formula soak into the skin, and makes it much easier to apply to larger areas of the skin.

The Recover Formula is great for targeting inflamed joints and damage resulting from arthritis. The product comes in a tub and with potencies ranging from 5 mg/mL to 12.5 mg/mL

C) cbdMD Revive

$27.95 – $89.95
cbdMD

cbdMD Revive Topical Moisturizer 60 – 120 mL

3.67 / 5

Total CBD: 300 – 1500 mg
Potency : 5 – 12.5 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.06 – $0.09

This is cbdMD’s version of a daily moisturizer for the maintenance of healthy skin. There’s enough CBD in this formula to have some use with more severe skin irritations, but it also works great as a routine skin cream.

We’ve even found this product to work on sunburns or to reduce mild allergic skin reactions.

This product is available in a 2 oz (120 mL) squeeze bottle, and a 4 oz (240 mL) squeeze bottle.

D) cbdMD Relieve CBD Topical With Lidocaine

$44.99 – $129.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Relieve CBD Topical With Lidocaine 60 – 120 mL

3.67 / 5

Total CBD: 500 – 3000 mg
Potency : 6.7 – 40.5 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.04 – $0.08

E) cbdMD Lip Balms

F) cbdMD Body Balm

G) cbdMD Massage Oil

$34.99 – $169.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Massage Oil 8 – 64 oz

5 / 5

Total CBD: 400 – 3200 mg
Potency: 1.73 mg CBD/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.05 – $0.08
Extract type: Broad-spectrum

5. CBD Body Care

A) cbdMD Dry Body Oil

B) cbdMD Body Sugar Scrub

$22.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Body Sugar Scrub 8 oz (226 g)

5 / 5

Total CBD: 250 mg
Potency : 1.1 mg CBD/g
Cost per mg CBD: $0.09
Extract type: Broad-spectrum

C) cbdMD Body Butter

$23.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Body Butter 8 fl oz (237 mL)

5 / 5

Total CBD: 250 mg
Potency : 1 mg CBD/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.09
Extract type: Broad-spectrum

D) cbdMD Body Lotions

$29.99 – $44.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Body Lotions 4 oz – 8 oz

5 / 5

Total CBD: 500 mg
Potency : 2 – 4 mg CBD/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.05 – $0.08
Extract type: Broad-spectrum

6. CBD Bath Products

A) cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

$9.99
cbdMD

cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

4.5 / 5

Total CBD: 100 mg
Potency: 100 mg per Bath Bomb
Cost per mg CBD: $0.09
Extract Type : Broad-spectrum
THC Content: 0.0%

These bath bombs make for a perfect gift to a friend, family member, or simply to treat yourself.

They’re made from a blend of bath bomb mix, essential oils, and of course, the companies proprietary broad-spectrum hemp extract.

cbdMD recommends setting aside around 30 min in order to receive the full effects of the CBD in the bomb, and we tend to agree — it can take a while for the CBD to soak into the skin, so it’s best to give these bombs enough time to do what they were intended for. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice relaxing CBD-infused bath.

cbdMD Bath Bombs Come in the Following Aromas
  1. Frankincense
  2. Lavender
  3. Eucalyptus
  4. Therapeutic (a blend of different aromas)

Each bath bomb uses therapeutic grade essential oils for scent and all-natural non-staining coloring — so no harmful substances are making their way into your spa day.

B) cbdMD Bath Salts

$9.99 – $32.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Bath Salts 4 – 20 oz

5 / 5

Total CBD: 100 – 500 mg
Potency: 1.1 mg CBD/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.06 – $0.09
Extract type: Broad-spectrum

7. CBD Pet Products

cbdMD Pet CBD Oils

$19.99 – $149.99
cbdMD

cbdMD Pet CBD Oils 30 mL

4.5 / 5

Total CBD: 150 – 3000 mg
Potency: 5 – 100 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.05 – $0.13
Extract Type: Isolate
Flavors: Peanut Butter, Catnip
THC Content: <0.3%

If your pup needs some help managing pain or anxiety this is the most efficient way to get them the relief they deserve. This product is the same as cbdMD hemp oils for humans but comes in lower potencies which are more suitable for pets.

We recommend the lower potency oil (150 mg) for small dogs and cats and moving up from there. All animals are going to react differently to CBD, so make sure to start low, and increase the dose slowly to avoid giving them too much.

These oils are peanut butter flavored.

What Does cbdMD Do Well?

1. All cbdMD Products Are THC-Free

cbdMD uses a broad-spectrum hemp extract to make its products. This involves extracting and concentrating the CBD from hemp plants before mixing it together with other cannabinoids and terpenes (except THC) to produce effects that are more similar to a full-spectrum extract — which is widely considered superior in its effects to CBD isolates.

There are some good reasons for doing this:
  1. It makes the products more accessible for people living in an area where THC is illegal
  2. Some people prefer to avoid any “high” feeling — this is especially important for pet products
  3. If a CBD user is subject to drug tests it’s important their CBD products are guaranteed to be THC-free

2. They’re One of the Main Sponsors for Bellator MMA

Just recently cbdMD stepped up as one of the lead sponsors for the MMA fighting organization. This is a major plus because it allows the company to work closely with professional athletes to test and develop new products. We’re really excited about this deal.

We expect to see some interesting developments in the athletic support category coming from this company in the near future.

Safety & Third-Party Testing

cbdMD tests each batch of product they make both in-house, and through independent labs.

Each test result is posted live on the cbdMD website with an identifier. If you look at the container of your cbdMD product, you’ll find a batch number. This can be used to find the actual lab test for the batch of product you’re holding in your hand.

This goes above and beyond the industry standard for third-party testing.

The only downside is that cbdMD doesn’t always order every test. Many of them only list the cannabinoid profile but lack heavy metals, pesticides, microbial contaminants, and residual solvent testing — all of which are equally important.

CbdMD’s Shipping & Return Policy

Despite the companies large size, cbdMD only ships to the United States. Hopefully, this company will open up their shipping options to other countries around the world but there’s a simple solution in the meantime.

If you want cbdMD products but don’t live in the United States, you’ll need to use a mail forwarding service to get them to ship to your door. One of the more popular options coming out of America is a company called Shipito.

When you sign up for a Shipito account you’ll receive an American address to use during checkout from cbdMD. When the product arrives, Shipito staff will forward your package to the final address. This costs a little extra but offers a simple method for having cbdMD or other CBD companies delivered to your address outside the USA.

Final Verdict: An Excellent Source For Affordable, High-Quality CBD Products

CbdMD has a diverse lineup of affordable CBD products — something the company is justifiably proud of.

By excluding THC from its product lineup cbdMD proves that they are dedicated to making a safe and effective product that is accessible. They even provide options for preferred containers which is a great feature for people who have difficulty opening certain packaging.

In conclusion, cbdMD is one of the best manufacturers you’ll find in this price range. While the cannabinoid and terpene profile leaves something to be desired cbdMD products are still well worth their price.

cbdMD

4.5 / 5