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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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Charlotte’s Web claims to have 30 mg of CBD per 0.5 mL serving. We found that each 0.5 mL serving contains about 38 mg of CBD and around 1.1 mg of THC.
*It's common to see CBD doses at 5 mg, 15 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg for consumer products. Researchers use much larger doses (25 mg to 1500 mg of CBD). CBD dosing is highly individualized.
Charlotte’s Web claims this is a full-spectrum hemp extract, which should include CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. Our lab tests confirmed that it is a full-spectrum hemp extract with a wide range of cannabinoids.
We found that Charlotte’s Web contained about 27% more cannabinoids than suggested by their label.
You can take this product sublingually or mix with a food or drink.
Our truly independent lab tests found that this is a potent full-spectrum extract with a wide range of cannabinoids. It’s super high in CBC and has decent levels of CBG and CBDa. Pay close attention to the THC levels. 1.1 mg of THC per dose is enough to have positive effects and it’s also enough to risk a failed drug test. Lab B found this formula has 2.43 mg of THC per mL. I would caution that research shows that sensitive people may experience side effects from THC from as low as 2 mg of THC.
I have two complaints. The first is that the labs found about 27% more CBD than claimed. I’ll take the extra CBD, thank you. However, some people need a specific amount of CBD and a C score is not great. My second complaint, the instructions are confusing and the dropper is not labeled. On the website, they state: “The dropper will fill about halfway, but this indicates a 'full dropper.' (Oil will not fill the entire dropper.)” Get it together, Charlotte’s Web. Don’t tell me to take a full dropper but a full dropper is a half dropper, and we don’t label the dropper. Most CBD companies don’t label their droppers, but Charlotte’s Web is the largest CBD company on planet earth.
The taste is incredible. I’m a CBD guinea pig and have tried over 100 products now. This is the best tasting CBD of all super potent full-spectrum extracts. It tastes like an orange creamsicle. You can taste the natural hemp, but the citrus cream flavor covers it up so well that it’s not bad. Hemp tastes nasty and somehow they made it taste good. Well done, Charlotte’s Web.
The price is excellent. 5 cents per milligram of CBD is great and it only goes down if you buy their larger 100 mL bottle. For reference, 15 cents per milligram of CBD is average and their 7 mg formula is around 13 cents per milligram. This is a premium brand and I highly recommend buying the 100 mL bottle of this 60 mg formula. If you can’t afford $120 or $275 upfront, I would go for a cheaper brand on my Top CBD Oils list. But I’ve got to tell you, this might be my new favorite CBD. Charlotte’s Web is a great brand and has done some amazing things for the CBD movement, which you can learn more about in my video review of their extra strength product.
Both our lab tests found that this is an incredibly potent full-spectrum extract. The orange blossom taste is fantastic. Jeremy didn’t like that the dropper is not labeled and that they give you a little more CBD than suggested. However, that didn't stop him from calling this his new favorite CBD. (And yes, this is still Jeremy, switching to third-person narrative to sum this up, for unknown reasons.)
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We tested the $120 bottle (30 mL) of the Max Strength 60 mg formula. Based on Lab A it was 5.3 cents per mg of CBD. They also sell the 60 mg formula in a larger 100 mL bottle, which would bring the cost down to only 3.6 cents per mg of CBD (according to our lab results). I should note that our lab found more CBD than claimed on the label. However, it’s still a great deal if they give you the exact amount of CBD and no more.