Origin of Hemp
3rd Party Lab Results?
Wide range of CBD product types
Innovative options like CBD toothpicks, honey, & patches
Wide range of CBD product types
Innovative options like CBD toothpicks, honey, & patches
PureKana is an American CBD company with an impressive range of products. We especially like the companies immune and sleep tinctures.
While we like most of PureKanas products (exceptions include the vape pens and topicals). Overall, PureKanas products are well-made, even though a few of the more “innovative” products are a bit overpriced. Similar brands worth considering include Royal CBD, Gold Bee, Endoca, or Charlotte’s Web.
The official mission statement from PureKana is to “lead the industry in bringing high-quality hemp cannabidiol (CBD) based products to the marketplace,” — which basically means they want to sell the most CBD products and make the most money.
Fair enough, but there’s nothing particularly notable about this mission, and the company doesn’t appear to be doing any donations or other charitable contributions.
PureKana gets its hemp from farms in the state of Kentucky. They provide testing on all of their products, which have so far all come up clean (no contaminants detected in any sample we’ve looked at). The company also claims to be using certified organic hemp.
Most of PureKana’s products are made from CBD isolate — which makes it impossible to know for sure whether the starting material is truly organic or not.
If there’s one thing this company does well, it’s the diversity of its product lineup.
PureKana carries CBD oils, capsules, gummies, toothpicks, topicals, vape pens, honey sticks, bath bombs, and more. Every product category comes with multiple flavors or potency options to choose from as well.
PureKana has several innovative product options — like their CBD beverage enhancers or CBD toothpicks. While we don’t love all of them, most are thoughtfully made and offer unique product offerings for their class.
PureKana provides all the third-party testing we’ve come to expect from a CBD brand. They test both the potency of the extract (cannabinoids and terpene potency) and safety (heavy metal or pesticide contamination).
However, one of the company’s products dramatically affects the safety rating of this brand. This company uses MCT oil as the base for their vape pens — which has been shown to be potentially harmful to the lungs. Most CBD companies that were using MCT oil in the past have since updated their formulas in light of this finding, but PureKana remains with the old recipe.
While we’ve seen several complaints from this brand online, they were recently acquired by a new company. Since we started monitoring the company, we’ve never noticed any issues with any of our orders, and all of our interactions with customer service agents were productive and positive.
Pure Kana is based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. They’ve been in the industry for several years now — with the first products entering the market back in 2017.
This brand is prominent in the fitness space — sponsoring several Instagram influencers such as Michael Vazquez (@michaelcvazquez) and others.
In late 2019 the company was acquired by the wellness giant HeavenlyRx based out of Toronto, Canada. HeavenlyRx itself is a subsidiary of the larger conglomerate Sol Global Investments, which already owns an impressive portfolio of cannabis companies in Canada and the United States.
CBD oils are a staple in the CBD industry. They offer the best value for the money overall, have a high absorption-rate, and allow for precision dosing.
If you’re new to using CBD oils, check out our CBD oil dosage calculator to find the optimal dose for you based on weight and the desired level of effects.
The best CBD oils are made from full-spectrum hemp, come with extensive third-party testing, and use organic hemp.
This is the company’s standard CBD oil offering. It’s made from a full-spectrum extract infused into a mix of MCT carrier oil, added terpenes, and a flavoring agent.
You can buy these oils in five separate potency options — 300, 600, 1000, 2500, and 5000 mg per bottle.
Each potency is also available with your choice of flavor, which includes fruity, citrus, mint, vanilla, and natural (unflavored).
This tincture is specifically formulated to support sleep. It’s made with a hemp extract that’s rich in both CBD and a related cannabinoid called CBN (cannabinol).
CBN was thought to have a strong sedative effect, but recent evidence suggests this may not be accurate. Early research on this particular cannabinoid found that cannabis strains high in CBN had a sedative action. Modern research using pure CBN has failed to reproduce these results so it’s thought the sedative action was more reliant on the terpene profile instead.
These oils also contain melatonin (a popular sleep supplement) and a terpene blend made with known sleep-supportive compounds (hops, lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, ho wood, orange, pine, and jasmine essential oils).
Each bottle contains 1500 mg of CBD in a full-spectrum extract — which provides roughly 50 mg of CBD per mL.
The Immune Boost CBD Oil is formulated specifically for supporting the health of the immune system. It’s formulated with essential oils from echinacea, ginseng, orange, pine, lemongrass, and ginger.
Each bottle contains 1000 mg of CBD isolate, which works out to around 33 mg per mL.
Ginseng is a powerful immune booster thanks to a group of ingredients known as ginsenosides. There’s a ton of research on the benefits of ginsenosides for supporting key immune cells including the B and T lymphocytes.
CBD gummies are a good way to use CBD with children or anybody who doesn’t like CBD oils or capsules. They come in a variety of fruity flavors and a pleasant chewy base that does a great job at masking the bitterness of the hemp extract.
The best CBD gummies use a vegan-friendly base, come in a variety of flavors, and contain at least 20 mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract.
These gummies are made from a vegan gummy base, each with 25 mg of CBD isolate. A single pack comes with 20 individual gummies for a total of 500 mg per container.
A CBD capsule is usually made from a CBD oil, which is filled into gel capsules in specific doses. Capsules are easier to use than CBD oils but generally cost a little bit extra for the added processing needed to make them.
The best CBD capsules contain a full-spectrum hemp extract and use organic hemp extract. You can also get CBD capsules made from isolate, but these are generally not recommended except for specific cases.
These CBD capsules are made from the company’s standard CBD oil range. They’re available in two separate potencies — 25 mg and 40 mg each — and three different formulas. You can get the standard CBD capsule (no added ingredients), as well as a PM version (with melatonin) and AM version (with caffeine).
When it comes to supporting the health of the skin, muscles, and joints, CBD topicals are king. They provide active ingredients directly to the source of the pain.
The best CBD topicals come with other ingredients to support the specific effects of CBD. For example, the best CBD creams for pain come with ingredients like capsaicin, menthol, arnica, or boswellia to boost the painkiller and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD even further.
You can also find CBD skincare products optimized for cosmetic applications or for reducing visible signs of aging or acne.
This all-purpose hydrating CBD topical is formulated with 600 mg of full-spectrum CBD per bottle (100 mL) — which works our 6 mg of CBD per mL.
Other ingredients in this formula include arnica and glycerine — both of which offer soothing and restorative effects to the skin.
This CBD topical gel is formulated with cooling menthol in a convenient roll-on bottle. It’s designed for quick use to roll over sore or inflamed areas of the muscles and skin.
The ingredients of this topical are well-suited for use with muscle pain or inflammation. The formula contains high-dose CBD along with aloe vera, menthol, camphor bark, Roman & German chamomile, black pepper extract, ginger, helichrysum, juniper, ravensara, rosemary, and more.
This pain topical is specifically formulated to support joint pain and arthritis. It comes formulated with active ingredients, including capsaicin (warming), menthol (cooling), MSM (joint-supportive), and broad-spectrum hemp extract.
This is one of the first CBD topicals for joint pain we’ve seen to specifically include CBG (cannabigerol). CBG is another cannabinoid that’s been gaining a lot of attention lately for its anti-inflammatory and joint-supportive benefits.
Transdermal CBD patches are among the more interesting innovations to come out of the CBD industry — but we’re skeptical about their usefulness.
The issue with a transdermal patch is that CBD simply doesn’t absorb well through the skin. They’re great for muscle pain, but PureKana advertises these patches as a source of daily CBD intake — which simply isn’t true.
You could apply one of these 60 mg patches and give it a full day to absorb — but only a small fraction of this CBD actually enters the bloodstream (about 10% or less).
It’s more efficient and cost-effective to use a CBD oil, capsule, or gummy.
These patches come in packs of three, each containing 60 mg of CBD isolate, aloe extract, and a variety of carrier oils to help the active CBD absorb into the deeper layers of skin.
CBD lip balms are great for alleviating cracked, dry, or otherwise irritated skin around the lips.
Soothing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and Jeechem CTG (caprylic acid) provide the protective base for these lip balms, which are then infused with CBD isolate and a variety of synthetic flavors.
These lips balms work fine, but they’re relatively expensive for what you’re getting. None of the ingredients used in this formula are very expensive, and it uses CBD isolate extracts, which are much cheaper to produce than full-spectrum extracts.
The cost per milligram of CBD in this formula is around 44 cents — which is nearly double the industry average for products like this.
You can order these lip balms in three different flavors:
This CBD body balm comes in two different sizes (0.5 and 2 ounces) — each delivering 10 mg of CBD isolate per milliliter. You can buy both forms in either vanilla or menthol aroma.
This balm is designed for all-purpose use with dry or irritated skin.
A CBD vape pen comes prefilled with either CBD vape juice or CBD concentrate. They Come with a small heating element and battery to vaporize the active ingredients into an inhalable form.
Vape pens deliver the fastest onset of effects compared to any other form of CBD but also have the shortest duration.
PureKana sells four different flavors of their classic CBD vape pen. Each pen comes with 200 mg of CBD in a disposable format. Once the pen runs out of juice or battery, you can throw it out. You can’t recharge or refill these vapes.
We don’t recommend these pens for one reason — they don’t use the standard vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol formula most E-pens use. Instead, the company is using an MCT oil as the vape oil — which is the most dangerous form of vape oil.
Vaping MCT oil products can lead to a condition called lipid pneumonia — which involves a buildup of lipids in the lungs, leading to difficulty exchanging oxygen across the lung capillaries. It can lead to a severe cough, low energy, and frequent infections in the lungs.
These vape pens come in four flavors:
CBD edibles aren’t going to be the most cost-effective way of using CBD, but they offer a unique method of taking your daily dose of CBD than the standard CBD oil or capsules. Edibles also make for the perfect gift for your CBD-loving friends and family.
The best CBD edibles are made from high-quality ingredients, contain at least 5 mg of CBD per dose, and use full-spectrum hemp extract as the base.
To use these CBD beverage enhancers, you’re meant to add about 2 mL of the flavored liquid to any drink (water, tea, coffee, shakes, smoothies, etc.).
The concept behind this product is really unique — but there are a few shortcomings that are hard to look past.
The main issue with this product is the dose. A single 2 mL dose only provides 2.5 mg of CBD — which is very low. While you could add more than 2 mL, the potent flavor of these drink enhancers means adding more can make your drink taste overly sweet and chemically.
Additionally, the dose of the other ingredients matter. For example, if you add too much of the energy mix, you could end up taking too much niacin — which results in severe skin flushing for up to an hour.
The cost of these beverages is also much higher than average — at nearly a dollar per milligram of CBD.
You can order these drink enhancers in three different formulas:
CBD honey sticks are all the rage these days. They come with a pre-measured dose of CBD infused in a delicious honey base. To use them. Add a stick to a hot cup of tea or coffee and allow the honey and CBD to melt and infuse into your drink.
You can also eat the honey sticks as-is for a sweet-tasting dose of CBD. These are a great product to use for a quick hit of CBD-infused energy while exercising or on a hike as well.
We don’t like that PureKana uses a CBD isolate for these honey sticks, however. The lab tests for these sticks show that the extract contains nothing but pure CBD — no additional terpenes, cannabinoids, or any other hemp-derived compounds.
The best CBD honey sticks use organic wildflower honey, full-spectrum hemp extract and cost well below 20 cents per milligram.
These honey sticks come in three flavor options:
CBD toothpicks were first made popular by Dan Bilzerian’s CBD brand, Ignite — but are starting to appear in the lineups of other brands recently as well.
The PureKana Pure Picks come with 25 mg of CBD isolate per pick and ten picks per package. The company also adds the extract of a plant called spilanthes — which has antimicrobial properties.
You can use these pics, just like any other toothpick, but make sure to chew on it for a while longer to get all the active CBD infused in the wood. The company recommends chewing on each prick for at least 50 minutes.
These picks come in a variety of different flavors to choose from:
There’s nothing like a relaxing bath bomb that ends a long day. To use these products, you just need to drop a CBD-infused bomb directly into a hot bath, and the active ingredients rapidly dissolve into the bathwater.
CBD bath bombs are useful because they contain a log more than just CBD. They often include other herbal extracts, essential oils, and soothing ingredients that hydrate and support the overall health of the skin.
The best CBD bath bombs use a minimum of 60 mg of CBD per bomb, along with a variety of essential oils and other natural ingredients.
Avoid CBD bath bombs that use synthetic flavoring or other irritating ingredients. These products can make skin conditions worse rather than better.
These CBD bath bombs deliver 50 mg of CBD isolate infused in a variety of unique colors and flavors.
These bath bombs come in five different options:
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system and experience the same benefits from CBD products as humans.
The best CBD dog treats usually contain all-natural ingredients and a full-spectrum extract.
The best CBD oils for dogs should come in a variety of different potencies to help you match the strength of the oil with the size of your dog.
It doesn’t make sense to use an ultra-high potency CBD oil with your chihuahua or a low-potency oil with your Bernese mountain dog.
This simple CBD pet oil comes with 500 mg CBD per bottle (16.5 mg/mL) in the form of a full-spectrum hemp extract.
There’s nothing particularly special about these pet oils, but they’re made from the same high-quality hemp extract the company is already known for.
We usually prefer pet oils that come with a few different potencies to choose from so you can match the potency of the oil with your dog’s size.
With that said, this potency is right in the middle and should be useful for dogs up to 50 pounds.
PureKana makes two different potencies of their CBD dog treats — a 2 mg option for small dogs and a 5 mg option for larger dogs.
The large dog treats are the best value, by far, at just 20 cents per treat. The smaller treats are very poor value, costing users nearly 70 cents per piece. We’re not sure why these treats are more than three times the cost despite everything else being the same.
You can get these treats in a few different flavors:
PureKana is based out of the United States and offers free shipping on all orders within America.
International shipping is available, but the cost can vary from free to $50 per order or more.
PureKana offers a 30-day refund policy for anybody not happy with their order for any reason. However, the customer is responsible for the return shipping cost, and there’s been a number of complaints submitted about the company for their lack of response to customer return queries.
PureKana makes a lot of great CBD products. They have one of the largest product ranges we’ve seen yet and every year the company adds new, innovative options to its lineup.
We especially like the company’s immune or sleep tinctures. They also offer a variety of niche product categories, like CBD patches, toothpicks, or Honey Sticks.