There are dozens of items you regularly buy where the brand isn’t an important factor. In many cases, you can confidently purchase whatever is on sale, easily available, or a generic version.
CBD products aren’t one of those things. There are thousands of CBD “brands” out there, and only a handful are even worth consideration. And cbdMD is one of the top CBD brands in the US for a variety of reasons.
That’s really what we’re talking about today – all the things that make cbdMD stand out against the seemingly endless field of CBD companies who are trying to get your attention. We’ll take a top-down approach by looking at the recognition cbdMD has received before moving on to how we got there.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Our accomplishments
- Real customer reviews
- Why pro athletes trust cbdMD
- How and why we provide accurate information
- Frequently asked questions
Award-Winning Products from cbdMD
Let’s start by talking about the accolades cbdMD (and its pet brand, Paw CBD) has received – particularly the Product of the Year (POY) Awards. Each year, POY surveys 40,000 consumers to determine the winners, making it the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. In other words, real people make the decision rather than a panel of experts.
The awards cover a wide range of categories, including health and wellness products. POY added two CBD categories in 2020, and cbdMD won both awards. A year later, cbdMD and Paw CBD won two out of three POY awards. In other words, we’ve won four out of the five CBD awards so far, including:
- cbdMD Freeze Roller: 2020 Product of the Year – CBD Topical
- cbdMD PM: 2020 Product of the Year – CBD Sleep Aid
- cbdMD Gummies: 2021 Product of the Year – CBD Ingestible
- Paw CBD Peanut Butter Hard Chews: 2021 Product of the Year – CBD Pet
And that’s just the beginning.
Awards aren’t everything. What really matters is quality (we’ll get to that) and the ability to experience the benefits of CBD truly. But we simply couldn’t achieve these kinds of accolades if we were in the business of cutting corners. This kind of dominance on the awards scene says a lot about how we do things at cbdMD.
cbdMD Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews
Product reviews matter. They provide genuine insights into how the products have affected their lives. You’ll also get an idea of whether or not the company ships products in a timely manner and whether or not customer service specialists are courteous and helpful.
Just look at a few of these cbdMD reviews from our website:
DC - Verified Purchaser ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From sleep to stress to just overall wellness, I'm loving how this tincture is helping me out and how easy it is to add to my every day schedule / diet.”
Joseph - Verified Purchaser ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Have purchased other brands previously. This is great quality and produced great results. It is also the best tasting tincture by far!”
Sabrina W. - Verified Purchaser ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’ve tried just about every major brand of CBD oil and cbdMD is by far my favorite! Friendly customer service, great prices, and an even better product make cbdMD my go-to for CBD!”
Kendra - Verified Purchaser ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We have been using this product for over a year for our two dogs! They both love it! Our golden retriever is 13, using this CBD has improved her ability to get up and move around. It has become a staple in our home. We trust cbdMD and we are so impressed with the quality of all of their products and their fantastic customer service!!”
Pro Athletes Trust cbdMD
You may not face the same physical and mental stress levels as professional athletes, but their experiences with cbdMD products are relevant to how you live your life.
Athletes make their living by performing at the highest levels, and many of them rely on cbdMD products to help them achieve their goals. You do the same every day. The only difference is that their best moments are broadcast across the world.
Let’s look at what a few of these top athletes say about their favorite products and why they trust cbdMD.
Bubba Watson: Two-Time Masters Champion
When Watson was asked about his favorite product, he chose cbdMD Freeze with menthol.
“So coming back after a couple months off during the winter from golf… lower back (and) elbows is normally where my trouble areas are. You know, you shut it down and now your body’s gearing back up to get ready for golf for the year. So you’re going to have aches and pains.”
“So the Freeze is what I use the most to help me in those situations.”
Leah Pruett: Drag Racing Champion
Like Watson, Pruett chose a pain relief formula.
“For me I have to really focus at where I’m at and when it matters most and that’s at the track. So for me, it’s the 3000 Relieve spray. When I’m in a hurry and I have a lot of back pain, I spray it on and I can set it and forget it…”
“...It’s kind of like my best friend.”
James “Flex” Lewis: Seven-Time 212 Mr. Olympia
When choosing a CBD brand to support his superhuman training routine, Lewis puts trust at the top of the list.
“I have to know, beyond any doubt, that the CBD I’m using is clean and doesn’t contain THC. Everything I put in or on my body can impact how I perform in training, my tests, everything.”
“With cbdMD I can see the lab results on every product I have in my bag. I can see the third-party certifications. I don’t have to guess with cbdMD. It does exactly what it says on the tin.”
You now know:
- cbdMD has won a number of major awards for its products
- Products from cbdMD receive glowing reviews
- Professional athletes in a range of sports trust their THC-free* products
All of those things are important. But how do we achieve these goals? It all starts with quality products made under the right conditions.
As Flex Lewis mentioned, we take the steps necessary to obtain third-party certifications for our manufacturing processes. The vast majority of CBD product makers cannot or will not go to these lengths. On the whole, that’s because most of those companies aren’t capable of meeting the necessary standards.
Let’s look at the two of those certifications.
NSF International GMP Registration for Dietary Supplements
There’s a lot of jargon there that may not mean a lot to you. But it’s really important, so let’s break it down.
GMP is short for good manufacturing practices – an established set of rules for how products are sourced, made, tested, and stored. These standards are used to ensure consistency across product batches and to prevent contamination and spoilage. In wellness products, like dietary supplements, GMPs are set forth and mandated under federal law.
But who is NSF International? They’re a highly respected organization that serves a huge range of industries. Their stated purpose “to facilitate the development of public health standards and provide certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment.”
In our case, they conduct onsite inspections to certify that our facilities meet or exceed all federal GMP standards.
US Hemp Authority Certification
Due to a number of shortcomings in federal law, the CBD industry isn’t regulated in a meaningful way. As a result, many CBD companies cut corners when sourcing ingredients, manufacturing, and other important areas.
U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA) fills the void. They set out to self-regulate and provide a way for hemp companies to verify responsible business practices. The USHA seal allows consumers to easily identify brands that produce quality products in any setting – from store shelves to online marketplaces.
Product Testing Through Third-Party Labs
While our testing program isn’t a certification in and of itself, it is an integral part of our commitment to GMP. And since we make them available for you to inspect, it serves as a direct verification that our products are contaminant-free and contain the correct amounts of hemp extracts.
We only work with ISO-accredited labs, which means they meet the proper, established standards for uniform testing. By contrast, many companies provide lab results from labs with fewer or less recognized certifications.
cbdMD Provides Accurate CBD Information
cbdMD is dedicated to making accurate information available to everyone. Our stance on this matter is rare, which makes it difficult to find the facts about CBD.
Some companies use misinformation for their own gain. Exaggerations about the benefits of CBD are common and can lead people away from getting the important care they need from licensed physicians.
We’ve built a vast library of blog articles and information pages to combat this problem. Here are a few links you might find especially useful:
- CBD Benefits: A clear and accurate rundown of what a daily CBD routine can do for you.
- An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System: CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). But what is it? What does it do? This article breaks it all down.
- CBD Buyers Guide: This guide can help you make smart decisions when buying your first CBD product.
- The Difference in CBD Oil Strengths: How to navigate the different concentrations of CBD oil and figure out how much you should be taking.
- The Benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs: If you’re wondering whether CBD might help your favorite canine, this is a good place to start.
So far, we’ve covered a lot of important points, including:
- The recognition we’ve received for our innovative CBD oil products
- What actual customers and pro athletes are saying about the benefits of CBD, and more specifically, how cbdMD has helped them reach their goals
- The certifications we’ve received to verify our high manufacturing standards
- Providing accurate information is a high priority for cbdMD
But you may have more questions. Below, we’ll lay out a few of the most frequently asked questions and answer them in a quick, concise way.
Do cbdMD Products Give You a High?
Not our Broad Spectrum products as all of our broad spectrum products are THC-free* and made with ingredients from industrial hemp – not marijuana. Our Full Spectrum products however do possess qualities that may result in a psychoactive feeling or "high." Learn more about Full Spectrum CBD here.
Will cbdMD Products Show Up on a Drug Test?
Since we do not use THC in our Broad Spectrum formulas, our broad spectrum CBD oil products should not show up on drug tests. However, we encourage you to speak with your doctor and employer before you use any new products.
Is cbdMD Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, or Isolated CBD Products?
Most of our products contain our Superior Broad Spectrum CBD formula, including CBD, CBN, CBG, and select plant terpenes. This allows you to experience CBD benefits alongside the entourage effect. The Superior Broad Spectrum formula also features consistent levels of all cannabinoids, which isn’t the case in most broad spectrum CBD products. We also offer a selection of Full Spectrum products that includes, soft gels and tinctures.
What Are the Benefits of cbdMD Products?
CBD benefits include promoting a sense of relaxation and calm, enhanced exercise recovery, and better sleep. But we also offer specialized products made with approved pain relievers and a sleep formula with melatonin.
Does cbdMD Have a Subscription Option?
Yes! You can choose the Autoship and Save option for any product on our website. You can choose to have products delivered every two weeks, every month, or every two months. And you get a big discount when you use the program!
Where Can I See cbdMD Lab Results?
You can view certificates of analysis (COA) for the product you’ve ordered by entering the batch number here. You’ll find the five-digit batch number on the package alongside the expiration date. You can also see the latest lab results for each product on the individual product description pages.
My Question Isn’t Answered Here. Who Can I Ask?
cbdMD’s customer service specialists are available 365 days a year. You can contact us through email or telephone here. You can live chat with us 8:00 AM-Midnight Eastern Time. Just use the “Live Chat” button at the bottom right of each page.