We purchased this CBD product and tested it at independent testing facilities to measure levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids and compare the results to the manufacturer's claims. Here are the results. (Learn more about our review process.)
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CBDMedic claims to have 5 mg of CBD per gram. We found that each gram contains 5.64 to 5.92 mg of CBD per gram.
CBDMedic claims this cream is “CBD Hemp Extract (THC-Free).” Our lab tests confirmed CBD and No THC. It also may contain trace levels of CBC or CBN.
We found that CBDMedic contained 13% to 18% more CBD than suggested by their label.
Suggested use: "Application areas: Elbows, Feet, Hands, Hips, Knees, Torso."
Ex Patriot's star Rob Gronkowski endorses CBDMedic. It's that company. Gronkowski makes claims about CBD that are not yet proven by science, which I detail in my review of their Active Sport cream. CBDMedic products sell under Charlotte's Web, which is the largest CBD brand worldwide.
Our lab listed the cost per milligram of CBD at about 18 cents because we found a little more CBD than claimed by the manufacturer. CBDMedic claims that its product is 20 cents per milligram. We also reviewed a similar ointment from this brand that tested more accurately and came in at about 20 cents per milligram. Twenty cents per milligram is expensive. Yeah, this is a big brand, and its other natural ingredients are FDA approved, but it's costly. Pure CBD oils go for about 7.5 cents per milligram. And this is pretty much just CBD at 20 cents per milligram.
Scent is an arena where CBDMedic is ahead of most CBD companies. This ointment smells fantastic and so does their Active Sport ointment. This Arthritis ointment has menthol and camphor, but it also has some spice to it. The clove oil, eucalyptus, and frankincense (woody spice smell) produce a wonderful aroma.
5 or 6 mg of CBD per gram is on the light side of topical doses. And it's just CBD. The trace levels of other cannabinoids likely won't produce any benefits. This ointment’s ingredients are in an FDA monograph, meaning that it uses a recipe of natural ingredients that the FDA considers safe and effective for arthritis or pain. I should stress that the FDA monograph does not include CBD and I am not claiming CBD medically treats anything. Using an FDA monograph gives this product credibility, but I'm unsure if the low CBD dose improves this product.
CBD dosing is highly individualized. There’s not enough topical-CBD research to suggest a dose. As usual, I don’t talk about my reaction to CBD because it can be misleading. CBD effects are based on your unique health conditions, tolerances, and endocannabinoid system. Look for products with similar cannabinoid levels when you find one that works.
The ointment is clear-ish and goes on clear. The bottle and box look like any other premium ointment that you would buy in a pharmacy. Just don't look too close or you'll see the weed leaf.
I like that the added natural ingredients are proven to work. I love the parent company, Charlotte’s Web. I love the look of this ointment, the feel, and the smell. But you know I’m cheap. CBDMedic costs too much and comes with too little CBD for yours truly.