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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Shikai claims to have 4.42 mg of CBD per gram. We found that each gram contains 4.6 to 4.8 mg of CBD per gram. This is a low dose of topical CBD. It also has menthol, which may add to its benefits.
*It's common to see oral 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 and much less is known about topical CBD doses.
The average full-spectrum extract for oral consumption costs 10 cents per milligram of CBD. The average CBD isolate for consumption is about 7.5 cents per milligram. CBD Topicals average about 17 cents per milligram of CBD. This is an excellent deal at 7.7 cents per milligram of CBD, considering that it's only $9.99 and can be found in the checkout aisle of your local Whole Foods.
Shikai claims this is a CBD isolate that contains no more than 0.3% THC. Our independent lab results suggest that this is a CBD isolate. Lab B found trace levels of THC that were not confirmed by Lab A. Topical THC doesn't enter the bloodstream and we would consider this a CBD isolate.
The independent labs found that Shikai contained 3% to 8% more CBD than suggested by their label -- that's two "A" lab scores.
Shikai tested well in the past. However, they’ve made unjustified “natural” claims that I didn’t like. The products themselves are good and can be found in Whole Foods, which gives them credibility. Shikai’s cream with menthol tested well at the lab. There's a low dose of CBD in this travel size bottle, but the price is right. This is a silky white cream that goes on clear. It moisturizes without leaving an unwanted sticky residue. Oh, it also smells fantastic with zero hemp smell. The menthol scent is almost sweet and has just a hint of camphor. It's a good CBD topical.