Is Charlotte’s Web CBD Worth the Hype? Here’s a CBD Enthusiast’s Review
Shopping for CBD products online is no easy feat. There are thousands of companies clouding the market, which makes it difficult to tell which brands are legitimate (and which aren’t).
I learned this the hard way when I started taking CBD a couple years ago. I didn’t do my research, and the first product I bought didn’t seem to work—however, I didn’t give up on CBD. Over the past year, I’ve tried plenty of CBD oils, topicals, capsules, edibles, and other hemp-infused goods, all from an array of different CBD companies. As a CBD enthusiast and product reviewer, I receive a lot of questions about products, and Charlotte’s Web is one up-and-coming brand in the CBD space that I get asked about often.
I’m here to give you my honest review on Charlotte’s Web, including the pros and cons of the company (through my eyes), as well as some insights into three Charlotte’s Web products that I’ve tried myself.
Founded by the 7 Stanley Brothers in 2012, Charlotte’s Web produces a number of commercially available CBD products, from gummies to tinctures to pet treats. Back in 2012, the brothers received international media attention due to the development of a new strain of hemp. Their strain was low in THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis) but high in CBD. All of Charlotte’s Webs products are made with that original strain of hemp, which the company calls “the world’s most trusted hemp extract.”
Let’s start by accentuating the positives. What are some of the main reasons to consider Charlotte’s Web as your CBD company of choice?
Made in the USA
The company is proudly based out of Colorado, and its hemp products are sourced right here in the United States.
Many hemp enthusiasts, like myself, will appreciate the fact that Charlotte’s Web really does have a missional focus. The company is highly supportive of research into how CBD and hemp products can improve health and wellness. It also happens to offer some of the most rigorous batch testing of any cannabis company in the world today.
Fairly priced products
Comparatively speaking, Charlotte’s Web offers its products at affordable price points, with some starting as low as $15. I also noticed that the company provides veteran discounts and has a rewards program in which regular shoppers can enroll and save on products.
It’s easy to talk about the positives, but what about the potential downsides of Charlotte’s Web?
One thing to be aware of is that if you’re ordering products straight from the Charlotte’s Web online store, shipping costs can really stack up.
Regulatory and compliance issues are pretty common in the CBD industry, and Charlotte’s Web has received some scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as a bit of backlash for unclear labelling on some of its products. The brand has since updated the packaging and labeling on its products to more clearly state the CBD content in each. Charlotte’s Web still has very positive customer reviews overall, as well as a strong reputation in the CBD hemp industry.
The 3 best CBD products from Charlotte’s Web
This is the oil that started it all. Made in small batches through alcohol extraction, Charlotte’s Web’s Original CBD oil includes 50 milligrams of CBD per milliliter. I enjoyed the taste of this mint chocolate oil, though it also comes in an olive oil (natural) flavor. Other Charlotte’s Web CBD oils with lower potencies come in a wider range of flavors, such as orange blossom and lemon twist, so customers can choose which CBD oil strength and flavor appeals to them most.
If daily stress has become a struggle for you, then Charlotte’s Web’s CBD calm gummies may be worth a try. Personally, I was pleased by the mental clarity and tranquility that these tasty edibles offered, as well as the delicious lemon lime flavor that’s derived from natural fruit and vegetable extracts. Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of CBD, plus additional natural ingredients, like lemon balm, that may help promote relaxation. In addition to this formulation, Charlotte’s Web offers CBD gummies to help with recovery and sleep.
Looking for a soothing topical to provide some relief after an intense workout? Consider this option from Charlotte’s Web. I love it for many reasons, but especially its natural, gluten-free, and vegan formula that’s made without any synthetic additives. Instead, it contains just 3 simple ingredients—full-spectrum hemp (about 300 milligrams of CBD per ounce), menthol, and arnica—for a rub-on gel that’s refreshing at every level. And if you prefer creams or balms over gels, Charlotte’s Web also offers those.
What other kinds of products does Charlotte’s Web offer?
I’ve highlighted three of my favorite products in the list above, but it’s worth noting that there are many more to explore in Charlotte’s Web’s online shop. Some of the options include CBD and hemp oil capsules, CBD isolates, a range of products for pets, and numerous topical creams.
Where can I find lab test results for Charlotte’s Web products?
Charlotte’s Web has an admirable commitment to rigorous research and small-batch testing. Independent testing is important for anyone buying CBD products since it allows you to know exactly what you’re getting. These certificates of analysis (COAs) contain important information about the quality and type of CBD extract used within a product.
When you buy from Charlotte’s Web, all of this information is easily obtainable online. All you have to do is find the lot number on your CBD product and enter it on the batch reports page to learn more about the cannabinoid profile, potency, and test results for heavy metals and unwanted chemicals within that specific hemp extract.
Will Charlotte’s Web CBD oil make me high?
When purchasing any CBD tincture, isolate, or oil, it’s natural to wonder whether it will lead to any intoxicating effects. While Charlotte’s Web provides full-spectrum hemp products, you will not get high from taking them.
There are many reasons to consider Charlotte’s Web for your CBD needs, ranging from its commitment to small batch testing to its passion for holistic health and wellness. The Stanley Brothers have derived some excellent and affordable products from the hemp plant, and I’m pleased to say that I’d recommend them to not only to anyone seeking an upgrade to their wellness routine, but also to my own family and friends.
Josh Hurst is a journalist, critic, copywriter, and essayist. He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife and three sons. As a writer for Remedy Review, an independent CBD review site, Josh covers the relationship between cannabis-based products and the human body.
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Charlotte’s Web Launches THC-Free CBD Oil Tinctures to Help Frontline Heroes
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BOULDER, Colo. , March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Charlotte’s Web, Inc., (“Charlotte’s Web” or the “Company“) (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF), the world’s most trusted hemp extract and a Certified B Corporation, today announced the launch of new Charlotte’s Web™ THC-Free† 25mg CBD Oil Tinctures in 10 or 30 milliliter sizes. As the CBD industry pioneer of full spectrum hemp CBD wellness products, the Company is expanding its product offerings for consumers seeking a THC-Free option. For example, the hundreds of thousands of daily heroes – healthcare workers, fire fighters, police officers, civil service employees and many others –who want the benefits of hemp CBD extracts without THC.
A 2020 survey of 1,119 healthcare workers found COVID 19 is taking a toll on healthcare workers health: 93% of health care workers were experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed. Healthcare workers, service men and women and student athletes can benefit from the new Charlotte’s Web™ THC-Free CBD Oil Tincture.
“Our Customer Care Team receives questions every day from people who believe in the benefits of CBD, but they also say their job requires them to use only THC-free products to help with managing their stress and anxiety or to benefit their sleep health,” said Deanie Elsner , President and CEO of Charlotte’s Web. “Our new THC-Free CBD oil tinctures expand access to hemp wellness solutions for everyone. We especially want to provide products to help support the healers on the frontlines.”
Now sold on the Company’s website and anticipated in retail stores by April 2021 , Charlotte’s Web THC-Free products are broad spectrum and tested for quality and safety 20+ times from seed to shelf. Suggested retail prices are $24.99 (10 mL) and $59.99 (30 mL) and are sweetened with a monk fruit based natural sweetener with a zero glycemic index and zero calories. It is non-GMO, Kosher, heat stable and vegan. THC Free means trace amounts less than 0.01% or 100 parts per million.
While there are other THC-free CBD products in the marketplace, only Charlotte’s Web™ THC-Free CBD oil tinctures contain the Company’s proprietary hemp genetics. These new premium quality hemp CBD oil tinctures will carry the B Corp seal, certifying Charlotte’s Web’s commitment to the environment, to society, particularly underserved communities, and to its employees by being a business that is a force for good.
About Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc.
Founded in 2013 by the pioneering Stanley Brothers , Charlotte’s Web’s mission is to unleash the healing powers of botanicals through compassion and science, benefitting the planet and all who live upon it. Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc., a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Boulder, Colorado , is the world’s most trusted hemp extract. The Charlotte’s Web family of brands includes Charlotte’s Web™, CBD Medic™, CBD Clinic™, and Harmony Hemp . The Company’s premium quality wellness products start with proprietary hemp genetics that are 100-percent American farm grown under certified organic practices and manufactured into whole-plant hemp extracts containing a full spectrum of naturally occurring phytocannabinoids including CBD, CBC, CBG, terpenes, flavonoids and other beneficial hemp compounds. Charlotte’s Web product categories include CBD oil tinctures, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, CBD topical creams and lotions, as well as CBD pet products for dogs. Charlotte’s Web is the number one selling CBD brand in the U.S. and is distributed through more than 22,000 retail locations, select distributors and online through the Company’s website at www.CharlottesWeb.com. Charlotte’s Web is a science-driven and a socially and environmentally conscious company. It is committed to using business as a force for good and a catalyst for innovation. The Company weighs sound business decisions with consideration for how its efforts impact its employees, customers, the environment, and underserved communities. Charlotte’s Web donates a portion of its pre-tax earnings to numerous charitable organizations in support of the greater good.
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†THC-Free means trace amounts less than 0.01% or 100 parts per million
/PRNewswire/ – Charlotte’s Web, Inc., ("Charlotte’s Web" or the "Company") (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF), the world’s most trusted hemp extract and a Certified B…