Procana HEMP Excel+ Review

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  • Brand
  • Accuracy Rating
    A
  • CBD Value Score
    Fair deal
  • Size
    1 fl oz (30 mL)
  • Flavor
    none
  • Hemp Type
    CBD Only
  • Has THC?
    No THC
  • Test Date
    April 2021
  • Video Review

What's in your CBD?

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.)

Test Results

Label Claims

Total mg CBD

360 mg

Our Lab Tests

From Lab A
Difference from label

3.16% less

Accuracy Rating
A
From Lab B
Difference from label

7.5% less

Accuracy Rating
A

* Products tested prior to 2020 were sent to only one independent testing facility.

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
Total CBD
Total THC
From Lab B
Total Cannabinoids
Total CBD
Total THC

Cannabinoid Breakdown by mL

From Lab A

CBD (mg / mL)

THC (mg / mL)

Other Cannabinoids (mg / mL)

From Lab B

CBD (mg / mL)

THC (mg / mL)

Other Cannabinoids (mg / mL)

Procana claims to have 100 mg of hemp extract (12 mg CBD in smaller font) per 1 mL serving. We found that each 1 mL serving contains 11.10 mg to 11.62 mg of CBD and insignificant amounts of other cannabinoids.

Value Score

Price of Product
Cost per mg CBD*
Value Score

Fair deal

* Cost per mg calculated from Lab A's test results.

The average full-spectrum extract (products with CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids) costs 10 cents per milligram of CBD, according to my 2020 analysis of over 800 CBD products. Procana came in at 11.5 cents per milligram of CBD but didn't contain the levels of cannabinoids expected in a full spectrum extract.

Product Information

Details from the manufacturer

·       1 oz (30 mL)

·       3000 mg whole plant extract (360 mg CBD in smaller font)

·       Flavor: unlisted

·       Whole plant extract

·       THC: Yes (suggested with “whole plant extract”

·       Other cannabinoids: Yes (“rich in other phytocannabinoids”)

Instructions: You can take this product sublingually or mix with a food or drink.

Ingredients
Whole plant extract, extra virgin olive oil

About the product

Procana claims this is a whole plant hemp extract containing CBD, THC, and multiple other cannabinoids. Our lab tests found CBD and CBDa, which is just unheated CBD. Lab A found some trace levels of other cannabinoids that are insignificant.

The independent labs found that Procana Excel contained 3% to 7.5% fewer milligrams of CBD than claimed by their label. However, their brand also claimed "3000 mg of hemp extract," which is confusing.

Jeremy's Take

Procana is a Beverly Hills company and the prices match the location for this bottle. The other product I tested came out ok. You see my other lab test and company review here.

Cost

11.5 cents per milligram of CBD is expensive for a full spectrum product lacking the full spectrum. It has an insignificant amount of other cannabinoids that I would expect in a full spectrum with "3000 mg of hemp extract."

Taste

The taste is funky. It’s grainy, earthy, bitter, and thick. It’s hard to explain. It tastes like the smell of a pet food store or bundles of hay. It's not good to eat hay, in my opinion.

Strength

11-ish milligrams of CBD per 1 mL dose is a low dose of CBD. It had insignificant levels of other cannabinoids, which you would expect out of a product that claims “3000 mg of whole plant extract.” It’s misleading to write 3000 mg of whole plant extract on this product, given our lab tests only found a total of 350 mg to 380 mg of 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.

Look

The Excel oil has a deep golden brown color. However, it’s thickness is not ideal. It’s thick. The bottle has a discolored dropper. I’ve seen this with old bottles that have expired and are deteriorating.

Overall Thoughts

I think this bottle is misleading, the dropper is discolored, it doesn’t have the cannabinoids I would expect, and the taste is uniquely hayey.

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