Garden of Life CBD Review, 30mg

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Accuracy Rating A
CBD Value Score Best value
Size 1 fl oz (30 mL)
Hemp Type Broad spectrum
THC? No THC
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Test Results

Label Claims

From the label

Total mg CBD

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mg

Our Test Results

From Lab A

Total mg CBD

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mg
Difference from label

10.61% more

Accuracy Rating
B

From Lab B

Total mg CBD

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mg
Difference from label

7.33% more

Accuracy Rating
A

 

The unadulterated test results on this page come directly from these certificates of analysis from two independent labs, which we pay directly. These are two independent lab tests of one product, at one point in time. We do not guarantee that all products or labs will produce the same results. Lab results may differ based on the different methodologies of testing used by each lab or inconsistencies in the product. Added ingredients may affect lab results. Volume of creams and edibles may change due to factors such as temperature, and this may impact lab results. Learn more about our review process.

 

Cannabinoid breakdown

From Lab A

Total cannabinoids (mg)

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mg

CBD (mg)

0

THC (mg)

0

Other cannabinoids (mg)

From Lab B

Total cannabinoids (mg)

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mg

CBD (mg)

0

THC (mg)

0

Other cannabinoids (mg)

 

Value: Cost per cannabinoid

* Based on test results from Lab A.

CBD

Cost per mg CBD

$
0

Value Score

Best value

All Cannabinoids

Cost per mg cannabinoids

$
0

Value Score

Best value

Rare Cannabinoids*

* excluding CBD, CBDa, THC, & THCa

Cost per mg rare cannabinoids

$
0

Value Score

Fair deal

 

Product Information

Details from the manufacturer

  • 30 mL (1 oz)
  • 900mg CBD
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Flavor: Peppermint
  • THC: No
  • Other cannabinoids: Yes

Ingredients

Broad spectrum hemp extract blend 947 mg: hemp extract (whole plant) in organic MCT oil (from coconut) [30 mg CBD] Entourage effect blend 1.1 mg: essence of organic peppermint (flower, leaf, steam) oil, essence of organic orange (peel) oil, essence of organic lavandin (flower and stem) oil, essence of organic frankincense (resin) oil.

About the product

Garden of Life claims this is a broad-spectrum extract that contains the cannabinoids found in full-spectrum CBD, but without the THC.

Our lab tests found that this is predominately CBD with only trace levels of other cannabinoids. The trace levels of other cannabinoids found by lab A are below the “level of detection” used by lab B. Because the THC levels found by lab A are insignificant and not reported by lab B, we categorize Garden of Life’s THC claims as accurate and honest.

Like most broad-spectrum products, this product does not have significant levels of other cannabinoids.

We found that Garden of Life contained 7% to 11% more CBD than suggested by their label, which is considered accurate for CBD products.

This is a CBD oil that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or orally (solo or with a food or drink).

Cannabinoid breakdown per mL

From Lab A

CBD (mg / mL)

0

THC (mg / mL)

0

Other cannabinoids (mg / mL)

From Lab B

CBD (mg / mL)

0

THC (mg / mL)

0

Other cannabinoids (mg / mL)

Garden of Life claims to have 30 mg of CBD per 1 mL serving. We found that each 1 mL serving contains 32 to 33 mg of CBD and possibly trace amounts of other cannabinoids.

About the company

Garden of Life was founded in 2000 under the parent company Atrium Innovations. It was a Canadian health company that includes reputable supplement brands such as Pure Encapsulations, which offer prescription grade supplements that have been used in over 30 clinical studies. Atrium sold to Nestle in 2017. Garden of Life now operates out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They’re best known for their organic supplements and you’ve most likely seen one of their 330 product lines in your local grocery store. David Perlmutter, M.D formulated their new CBD line.

The good:

  • Certified B Corporation. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They’re also involved in a few non-profits.
  • Dr. Perlmutter is the New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker, world-renowned neurologist, and someone you want formulating your CBD.
  • Non-GMO Certified by IGEN™ . Garden of Life has gained many certifications and awards over the years.
  • They manufacture in GMP facilities that are certified by third-party auditors.
  • THC Free—Third-party certified by Labdoor for Purity & Potency.
  • Labdoor.com tested 5 Garden of Life CBD products and all products passed the lab tests with flying colors.
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Excellent rating on trustpilot.com.
  • ConsumerLab.com approved all 19 Garden of Life products that they have tested over the years.
  • CBD Examine Authenticity Award for accurate cannabinoid levels and ethical business practices.

The bad:

  • Consumer Reports claimed a 2018 study found that a Garden of Life Organic Shake product received the “poorest overall scores” when tested for heavy metals and contaminants. Garden of Life declined to comment. However, organic plant-based protein powders are more likely to have metal containments because fresh produce contains natural metals (e.g., lead). Labdoor tests explicitly for heavy metals in the Garden of Life CBD line, so this old study is unlikely to affect their CBD product line.
  • Garden of Life issued a voluntary recall of their “Raw Meal Organic Shake” in 2016 for possible Salmonella contamination, according to the CDC.  While this isn’t “good,” Garden of Life took responsible actions and this isolated incident did not affect their line of hundreds of other supplements.

The internet:

  • An extensive internet search for Garden of Life’s CBD products found no reports of toxins, pesticides, metals, fake products, or unethical business practices.

Other sizes available

We tested the $50 bottle (30 mL 900mg) of the Garden of Life 30mg CBD. The price drops from about 6.4 cents for their 10mg CBD ($20) to 5 cents per mg of CBD for this 30mg formula ($50). Both are excellent deals at their price range.

Other CBD Products by Garden of Life

Garden of Life offers CBD extracts, capsules, pet products, and topical formulas.

 

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