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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Penguin claims to have 8.33 mg per 1 mL serving. We found that each 1 mL serving contains over 7.6 mg of CBD, 0.6 mg of CBG, and zero 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.
The average CBD extract costs 10 cents per milligram of CBD. Penguin came in at 19 cents per milligram of CBD. It’s not cheap.
· 1 oz (30 mL)
· 250 mg broad spectrum hemp extract CBD
· Flavor: natural
· THC: No
· Other cannabinoids: Yes
Instructions: As a supplement, take once or twice daily. Place 1 dropper (1 mL) under the tongue, wait 60-90 seconds and then swallow.
Penguin claims this is a broad spectrum extract with zero THC. Our lab tests confirmed a broad spectrum extract containing CBD, CBG, and zero THC.
The independent labs found that Penguin contained 5% to 9% less CBD than suggested by their label.
Penguin is an expensive, fancy-schmancy CBD brand out of New York.
Penguin came in at 19 cents per milligram of CBD. 10 cents per milligram is average. This costs 19 times more than the cheapest CBD that I've tested. However, I've tried CBD products that cost several times as much as Penguin.
I went with the natural flavor. It tastes natural, light, sweet, and nice. There’s zero hemp flavor or bitterness. The flavor is excellent.
Under 8 mg of CBD per milliliter is a light dose. I'm not sure if the 0.6 mg of CBG will add much value to this broad spectrum extract. Penguin claimed THC free, and it is indeed THC free. Like with most broad spectrum products, I'm not impressed. It looks like they just put isolated CBD and a little bit of isolated CBG in a bottle. Full spectrums, on the other hand, tend to have more cannabinoids. The lab tests found a little less CBD when I like to see a little more. However, it tested well and the label was accurate, which is more than I can say for many CBD companies.
The branding is fantastic. Who doesn’t like penguins? The bottle, the dropper, the box, the label, and overall brand is fancy. And it better be. I paid 19 cents per milligram of CBD for this. It’s expensive.
Penguin has good branding and marketing. They're selling premium CBD that looks and tastes great. This is a small amount of CBD, but that’s what it says right on the front of the bottle. It’s expensive, but that’s the price that was advertised. The independent labs gave them A scores and I can't ask for more of a CBD brand than the truth.