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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Elixinol claims to have 16 mg of CBD per 1 mL or 8 mg of CBD per 0.5 mL serving. We found that 1 mL contained about 16 mg of CBD and 0.7 mg or 0.8 mg of THC. The math works out to 8 mg of CBD and about 0.4 mg of THC per 0.5 mL serving. Elixinol’s serving size claims are exceptionally accurate.
Elixinol claims this is a full-spectrum CBD tincture. Our lab tests confirmed a full-spectrum hemp extract containing CBD, THC, CBDa, CBC, and CBG.
The independent labs found that Elixinol contained 3% fewer to 1 % more CBD than suggested by their label. They are incredibly accurate. They also had around 20 mg of CBDa, the acid of CBD that becomes CBD when heated. Some companies include CBDa as part of the total milligrams of CBD in a product. I omit CBDa as part of the CBD total because it is not CBD until heated.
You can take this product sublingually or mix with a food or drink.
Elixinol is part of a large hemp food corporation in Australia and is one of the largest CBD companies. Elixinol’s reputation is good, with an A+ Better Business Bureau score. They’ve recently earned USDA Organic and US Hemp Authority certifications. I originally reviewed their 300 mg formula here.
It’s 8 cents per milligram of CBD. I think this is decent for a full-spectrum USDA Organic CBD. I’ve seen another USDA organic go for as low as 5 cents per milligram of CBD. The average cost of CBD per milligram in 2019 was 15 cents. USDA Organic brands typically cost more than average. However, I believe the average price is much lower now and I'll have a 2020 CBD cost analysis coming soon.
The taste is cinnamint and it is damn good. The cinnamon portion tastes like actual cinnamon instead of the slightly less natural cinnamon flavor that you would find in big red gum. It reminds me of a Cinnabon. The peppermint flavor is also natural and subtler than the cinnamon. There’s also a terpene flavor called beta-caryophyllene, a natural flavor found in black peppers and cloves. This is a full-spectrum hemp extract, which should have the bitter earthy taste of hemp; it doesn’t. All I taste is Cinnabon and the peppermint. It's oddly delicious.
Each 1 mL has 16 mg of CBD, around 0.8 mg of THC, over 0.6 mg of CBDa, and around half a milligram of CBC and CBG. Elixinol’s claims are accurate and this is a good full-spectrum extract. Elixinol recommends 0.5 mL, which is a small 8 mg CBD and 0.4 mg THC dose. However, the dropper is labeled and it would be easy to take a full 1 mL or 16 mg CBD dose. Anything below 1 mg of THC is relatively low and most people will have no issues with the THC. However, any full-spectrum hemp extract like this will risk a failed drug test. This is a high-quality CBD with lots of other cannabinoids.
*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.
The dropper is labeled to make it easy to see the exact dose that you’re getting. The bottle is cobalt blue to protect it from sunlight. Its overall packaging has a clean and professional look. And yes, it feels good. I can’t complain about this presentation.
I wasn’t impressed with Elixinol in my original review in 2019. The price was better than average, but their branding looked kind of like a comic book logo and they had conflicting THC claims. The product I originally reviewed suggested it had THC but their lab report showed no THC. They also claimed that “You CANNOT get ‘high’ by consuming hemp or hemp products,” which is not true. However, they fixed those claims on their website and their new logo and packaging looks great. They also gained a US Hemp Authority certification and a USDA Organic certification.
Elixinol tested exceptionally accurate as a full-spectrum CBD oil. Elixinol is USDA Organic, it tastes fantastic, the price is reasonable, and the bottle and packaging are high quality. This is for someone who wants a low-dose of a full-spectrum CBD that includes CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
We tested the $39.99 bottle of their 500 mg formula. They also make a 133 mg formula ($11.99), 1000 mg formula ($69.99), and 4000 mg formula ($219.99). The manufacturer’s claimed price per milligram of CBD starts at 9 cents and goes down to 5.5 cents per milligram of CBD for their 4000 mg formula.
Elixinol offers CBD extracts, capsules, and topicals.