Social CBD CBD Review, CBD Muscle Rub 250 mg

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  • Accuracy Rating
    A
  • CBD Value Score
    n/a
  • Size
    85 g
  • Flavor
  • Hemp Type
    CBD Only
  • Has THC?
    No THC
  • Test Date
    May 2020
  • 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

250 mg

Our Lab Tests

From Lab A
Difference from label

3.46% more

Accuracy Rating
A
From Lab B
Difference from label

11.52% more

Accuracy Rating
B

* 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 gram

From Lab A

CBD (mg / gram)

THC (mg / gram)

Other Cannabinoids (mg / gram)

From Lab B

CBD (mg / gram)

THC (mg / gram)

Other Cannabinoids (mg / gram)

Social CBD claims to have 2.94 mg of CBD per gram. We found that each gram contains about 3 mg of CBD. The bottle has 85 grams in total.

*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.

Value Score

Price of Product
Cost per mg CBD*
Value Score

n/a

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

Product Information

Details from the manufacturer
  • 85 g / 3 oz
  • 250 mg CBD
  • Scent: Menthol
  • THC: No
  • Other cannabinoids: (unlisted)
Ingredients
Purified Water, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Natural Menthol USP, Ilex Paraguarenis Leaf Extract, DimethylSulfone (MSM), Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, CBD Hemp Extract, Polysorbate 20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), EDTA

About the product

Social CBD claims this muscle rub is “250 CBD hemp extract” with zero THC. They don’t mention other cannabinoids.

Our lab tests confirmed over 250 mg of CBD, no THC, and no other cannabinoids. Lab A found 3.48% more CBD than suggested, which is exceptionally accurate.

Instructions: “Apply and massage onto targeted areas. Repeat as needed, no more than 4 times daily. Wash hands after use with cool water.”

Jeremy's Take

Social CBD is one of the largest CBD companies, with a home base in Portland, Oregon. It's a rebrand of Select CBD, which our labs found as accurate in the past. Social is found in major retailers and is known for THC-free CBD products. I’ve tested their broad-spectrum CBD and it tested ok.

Cost:

The cost is 13.5 cents per milligram of CBD. The average for CBD oils from just isolate (pure CBD) is 7.5 cents per milligram of CBD. Yeah, this could be cheaper.

Scent:

This muscle rub has a potent smell of menthol and a little bit of the tea tree scent. It smells great, but don’t get this near your eyes because the menthol is potent. There’s zero hemp smell and there shouldn’t be because it’s just CBD without any other cannabinoids. CBD has no scent. I like it, but the menthol may be overbearing for some users.

Strength:

Social’s 250 mg muscle rub has 3 to 3.3 mg of CBD per gram (85 grams total). The potency is on the low side. Many creams have 5, 10, or 15 mg of CBD per gram. It contains ingredients found in popular muscle rubs for pain relief, such as menthol, arnica, and MSM. CBD dosing is highly individualized and there’s not enough research on CBD topicals to suggest a recommended dose.

Look:

The cream itself is white with no hints of hemp extract. The bottle has a nice silicone feel to it. The white gloss print looks excellent on the matte blue bottle. The box is also immaculate. This is premium packaging for a premium-priced product.

Overall:

It's just ok. It's a big brand, a nice bottle, looks great, and smells great. The potency is low, but that's what we expected from a 250 mg CBD bottle. It's pricey at over 13 cents per milligram of CBD.

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