We get so many questions about CBD and hemp oil products, and there’s so much to know about the science of CBDs and how they work. What it usually comes down to is how to choose the best hemp oil product or the best cbd oil. It’s incredibly important to pick a reputable company to get your product from, since the efficacy of these products is not currently regulated by the FDA. You want verified and trustworthy producers to purchase from.
We test and try products all the time, and we decided to narrow it down to our absolute 10 favorites. These hemp products are all well made, good for you, sustainably sourced, and sold at a reasonable price.
Hemp Seed Pure Carrier Oil by Edens Garden
This hemp oil by Edens Garden is for your skin. They deliver youthful glow to your face. Edens Garden oils are all GC/MS tested and are certified as 100% pure. There are no pesticides, additives, herbicides, and the oil is non GMO. They are stored in light regulated spaces to eliminate the degradation of therapeutic properties.
Even better, their high quality oils are available at an affordable price point, making it accessible to everyone. Their customer base is incredibly loyal, and after testing the oil, we understood why. They don’t wholesale at all. The oils are created from the company garden and shipped right to you, which ensures you’re receiving fresh, high grade product.
They rank in Amazon’s top 250 US sellers, and that’s out of 2 million possible sellers! Their customer feedback is consistently in the 100% area, and you’ll be supporting a business owned and operated by women who donate 10% of all their profit to charity.
Your oil will come in a glass bottle with a dropper top and a booklet showing all the ways you can use the oil. The bottle is pretty, and suitable for display on your bathroom counter, and the oil lasts a long time. You don’t need to use much. Our entire office staff, men included, tested the oil and we barely made a dent in the bottle’s contents.
Zesty Paws Calming Soft Chews For Dogs
CBD Beginner has touched on the benefits of CBD products for dogs, so we were thrilled to bring our pets into the office to tests out Zesty Paws Calming Soft Chews For Dogs. We tested a few types of these treats, but the Zesty Paws brand was by far our favorite.
Like most people, we’re incredibly picky about what we feed our dogs, and the biggest selling point for us was that these are all natural chews. They are turkey flavored, and every dog who tested one enjoyed eating them, so there was no need to bribe the dogs to take these chews. They are made with organic ingredients, and are suitable for dogs of any age, size, and temperament. This was especially heartening to those of us that travel with our dogs.
On top of high grade hemp derived CBD oil, they also include suntheanine, which promotes relaxation without sedation. It’s a pure form of L-Theanine, and does not create a drowsy or druggy effect. If your dog is having anxiety problems, stress issues, nervousness, or stress. These chews are a perfect companion to face that challenge with.
These calming chews can also help with hyperactive or aggressive behavior. One of our staff’s dogs is a spaniel that loves to run and jump, and she has a hard time controlling her energy. A little while after taking her soft chew, she was still playful, but calmer and more regulated than before. That was the awesome thing. None of the dogs that tested the chews became druggy, lethargic, or dopey. They were just in a very stress free state.
We would suggest using these if your dog isn’t a fan of crowds, travel, being left alone, or other stressful triggers. Dome dogs have separation anxiety or get scared during storms or when company is coming, so just give them one of these tasty treats about a half an hour before the stressful event, and watch their worries melt away.
They are wheat free treats that contain healthy, organic, therapeutic ingredients like Organic Ginger Root, L-Tryptophan and Organic Passion Flower to help balance dog behavior to minimize disruptive outbursts, while Valerian Root works in conjunction with Organic Hemp Powder and Organic Hemp Oil to reduce scratching and restlessness, along with paw licking and chewing problems.
Elevate Ultra Premium Peppermint Flavor Hemp Oil
Our next product is this peppermint flavored hemp oil from Ozia’s Elevate line of hemp oils. It tastes great, and mixes well into deserts like brownies and fudge, but is equally good dropped into a cup of tea or hot cocoa.
This hemp oil is specifically formulated to fight inflammation and pain, so it’s perfect for arthritis sufferers or anyone with chronic pain or swelling. It can also help with abdominal or intestinal spasms.
Ozia takes their hemp oil seriously, and this blend also includes Omega fatty acids (3, 6, 9) and phytochemicals that help relieve stress and anxiety. This is especially helpful because those suffering from chronic pain also have a higher tendency to suffer from anxiety and stress caused by constant discomfort.
It’s comes in a beautiful 250mg bottle that contains pure, full spectrum, hemp oil. They use a proprietary CO2 extraction process that maintains the potency of the CBD hemp oil inside. With further thought about quality, they use only Colorado grown hemp, and all of their oils are created and bottled right in the US.
Their in-house quality assurance team makes sure the oils are pure and full strength, and an independent third-party lab verifies those results using HPLC. That means the potency and purity of their product is insured.
Natural peppermint oil and stevia extract give this oil it’s peppermint flavor, and our office staff all loved the taste and effect.
Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil
You’ve probably already seen our review of Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil on our site, and we would be remiss if we left it out of this list. Our whole office uses this, especially since we found out how great it was in cookies and other dessert and savory preparations.
Nutiva’s organic, cold pressed hemp oil is one of the easiest ways to work a CBD extract product into your life. You can blend a little into a smoothie or shake, and there’s no complications involved. It has a slightly nutty flavor, and it’s made in a process similar to olive oil.
Nutiva is a certified green business, and their products are all organic and non-gmo. They use exclusively domestic sources that use sustainable farming methods. That commitment to quality, purity, and the environment is what caused us to buy the oil for testing, and the efficacy of the product is what kept us coming back.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Oil Softgel Capsules
There are people in our office that are so food picky, and they don’t like any taste variation at all. I’m sure you know people like that, and it’s hard for food picky people sometimes to add hemp oils to their beverages or food. Because of that, we tried a few hemp oil softgel brands to see which ones rose to the top. Our top pick for best softgel was Manitoba Harvest Hemp Oil Soft Gels.
First, we love that they don’t have to be refrigerated, so you can have them in your purse or gym bag or just out on the counter with your vitamins. Coupled with a long shelf life, it makes them the most hassle free version of hemp oil soft gels for anyone who is on the go a lot or for those who enjoy traveling.
Manitoba Harvest is the largest, self-contained hemp food producer in the world. They grow, create, and sell their own products, so quality is ensured every step of the way. They process the whole seeds in a BRC certified facility. BRC certification is the most stringent level of food safety certification that exists, and their products are all Non-GMO Project Verified.
Even with all that quality, we had to test them, and even our pickiest staff loved them. They were effective, easy to take, easy to carry around, and provided us no hassle or downside at all.
Evo Hemp Plus Greens Organic Protein Bar
Some people need a tasty boost of protein in the afternoon to fight the slumps, and that’s also usually the time chronic pain can flare up. Protein bars are everywhere, taking up a good bit of retail space in your grocery and heath food stores. So we were all thrilled when we were creating this list, and got to re-test Evo bars!
You probably saw our review of Evo bars, and we loved them then. We got a few other hemp protein bars, just to be fair, but we unanimously agreed that Evo bars were the best.
They are quick, healthy, tasty snacks. They stay moist in the package, where other hemp bars can be try and grainy. They use natural, organic fruits and nuts in their bars, which also contain vitamin C, antioxidants, carotenoids, potassium, and more. They are also vegan, something uncommon in a protein bar that actually tastes good, and they provide all 21 known amino acids and omega 3s.
They are certified organic, kosher, soy free, and sustainably produced. They are great for diabetics or those on other special diets.
Our favorite thing is they source only domestically grown hemp for their bars, ensuring quality, purity, and potency in the hemp product.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites
Some brands like to repeat themselves on our list. That’s usually a sign of consistent product quality and company standards. Making a 2nd appearance on our list is Manitoba with Harvest Hemp Heart Bites, a bite sized snack made with the hearts of hemp seeds and organic ingredients.
They are a little nutty from the hemp, which makes them tasty and a great blend of salty and sweet. They are good for sprinkling on cereal or mixing in your granola. You can also add them to yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies, though we just ended up eating them straight out of the bag throughout the day.
These are high in protein and omegas, beating out chia and flax for their content, and these have less carbs than either of those too!
Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein
We’re pretty sure everyone loves smoothies now. You can’t go anywhere without seeing smoothies, and they come in every flavor. If you’re going to include hemp derived cbds in your diet, smoothies are a great way to do it. They are easy to make, and tailored to what you like and what you need in your diet.
We had a lot of fun trying out hemp protein powders, and Nutiva became another brand to get a second entry in this list with their Organic Hemp Protein.
It has all nine amino acids and an easy to digest protein called edestin. They are cold processed without harsh chemicals found in non-organic soy protein powders. The powder is vegan, neutrally flavored, so you can put it with any smoothie flavor, and comes in a non-BPA container, which doesn’t surprise us given Nutiva’s health and environmental commitments.
Serenity Hemp Extract Gummies
We’re all adults here, but that doesn’t mean we’re not tempted by candy and other goodies. More adults are connecting with their inner child. Footed pajamas come in adult sizes now, and even our vitamins come in gummy form. That’s why we had so much fun testing out Serenity Hemp Extract Gummies. These hemp derived CBD gummies are tasty, effective, and are sold at a very affordable price.
We like these for other reasons too. If you’re using CBD containing hemp products for pain, anxiety, or other disorders, you want to pay close attention to your dosage and treat your consumption with the same respect you would a medication. These gummies are consistent and can be taken in a regulated way.
They have a bit of a hemp taste to them, but they are still the best tasting gummies we found. They are perfect for managing inflammation, arthritis, pain, and anxiety. These full spectrum candies are made right here in the United States using only Colorado grown organic, sustainable hemp.
Canna Hemp Energy Drink – Mango – 12 Pack
The last product on our list was a complete surprise. We came across it by accident, and it was so impressive, it found it’s way onto our top 10 list. It’s the Canna Hemp Energy Drink.
That’s right, you read all those words together. The mango is our favorite flavor, but all the flavors are good. This company has tested, formulated, and managed to create a tasty, healthy, cbd energy drink.
There are no artificial colors or flavors, and their drinks range between 40 and 160 calories a bottle. The mango we liked topped out at the highest 160 calories, which is still amazing when placed side by side with other energy drinks.
They offer a money back guarantee for both taste and energy, and the drinks are made with pure hemp seed oil, real cane sugar, and vitamins. No high fructose corn syrup or byproducts, no junk or processed stuff.
We tested these out during the afternoon slumps, and everyone who tried them perked right back up. On top of energy, you’ll get all the benefits of the CBD containing hemp oil the drink is made of. That’s a great benefit for those whose pain flairs up either in the morning or right around 3 in the afternoon when your energy starts to wane.