CBDistillery Review: Pros & Cons (Dec. 2022)

By | last updated December 20, 2022

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One of the biggest names in the CBD space, CBDistillery has tens of thousands of positive customer reviews and an impressive variety of CBD products with different strengths and formulas. The full-spectrum oils and gummies I tested had noticeable effects.

Bottom line: CBDistillery is a reputable choice for quality CBD products.

Pros

  • Established name with many reviews
  • Excellent product variety
  • Full-spectrum and THC-free options
  • Everything done in-house
  • Product user studies to prove efficacy
  • Certified by U.S. Hemp Authority

Cons

  • Lacking details about hemp source

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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Products 5/5

I tested CBDistillery’s products for over a month, finding them effective. I also like the large variety of strengths and formulas to suit everyone’s needs.

Price & Value 4/5

The products are priced below average, especially for the quality you’re getting. There’s also 30% off if you subscribe.

Hemp Quality 4/5

CBDistillery grows hemp with organic farming methods on U.S. farms. I’d like more details, like which state the plants are cultivated in.

Third-Party Testing 4.5/5

CBDistillery makes the third-party test reports easy to find. The tests are comprehensive and show good results. It’d be nice to see more terpene testing.

Customer Service & Reputation 5/5

CBDistillery is a trustworthy name with tens of thousands of satisfied reviews. It’s also a transparent company that supports good causes.

CBDistillery Overview

Founded in 2016 in Colorado, the heart of America’s CBD industry, CBDistillery is a leading CBD vendor. It has an impressive variety of products, including many different strengths and minor cannabinoid formulas.

CBDistillery oversees every step of the process from seed to sale. A transparent brand, it also holds U.S. Hemp Authority certification and provides detailed third-party test reports and information about its team.

CBDIstillery is unique for conducting product user studies. For example, its most recent 2022 study looked at the effects of its CBD/CBG tincture, with participants reporting that they felt a reduction in mild/temporary anxiety that was more effective than other treatments and activities they tried.

CBD Terminology

  • Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with a wide variety of beneficial properties (1).
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBC, and other beneficial cannabinoids found in smaller amounts in hemp. They may work in synergy with CBD.
  • Entourage effect: the theory that all of the compounds in cannabis, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, work best when taken together than alone (1).
  • Hemp: non-intoxicating cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (less than 0.3%).
  • Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD may be about 4 times more potent than pure CBD (2).
  • Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed (may contain trace amounts).
  • CBD isolate: pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.

CBDistillery Product Lineup

CBDistillery makes CBD oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, powders, drink mixes, and pet products. Most products contain full-spectrum hemp extract but a few also use broad-spectrum and CBD isolate, so if you need to avoid THC, there’s a product for you.

CBDistillery products I tried out.

To help write this review, I tested the raw synergy oil, sleep synergy oil, 500 and 2500 mg full-spectrum oils, and unwind synergy gummies.

CBD Oils

CBD Oil Tinctures

cbdistillery 2500 mg full-spectrum cbd oil

4.5/5

CBD Potency17-60 mg/ml
Volume30 ml 
Total CBD500-5000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.05–0.07
TypeFull & broad-spectrum, isolate
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery’s oils are available in all three types of CBD extract: 

  • Full-spectrum (500-5000 mg)
  • Broad-spectrum (500-2500 mg)
  • Isolate (500-2500 mg)

These straightforward CBD oils are come in natural and mango flavors (only for some of the full-spectrum oils). Third-party tests show about 11% minor cannabinoids in the full-spectrum oils, which is a good result. 

My experience: I bought and tested the company’s 2500 mg full-spectrum CBD oil, taking one full dropper during the day. I felt more chill and calm after about 30 minutes and the effects lasted for a few hours.

Sleep Synergy CBN + CBD Oil

cbdistillery sleep synergy tincture

5/5

CBD/CBN Potency20-40 mg/ml
Volume30 ml 
Total CBD/CBN600-1200 mg
Cost per mg$0.08–0.10
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

These full-spectrum tinctures combine a 3:1 ratio of CBD to cannabinol (CBN), a minor cannabinoid touted for its sedative, sleep-promoting effects. The third-party tests show detectable levels of three terpenes, which is great. 

My experience: I took three full droppers (60 mg/ml) of the regular strength tincture an hour or so before bed. I felt more relaxed and sleepy than usual and slept with fewer disturbances. CBDitstillery should add another higher strength for these oils, like 60 or 80 mg/ml. 

Raw Synergy CBDa + CBD Oil

cbdistillery raw synergy tincture

5/5

CBD/CBDa Potency33 mg/ml
Volume30 ml 
Total CBD/CBDa1000 mg
Cost per mg$0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

Raw oils are a special type of formulation where the oil is unprocessed to maintain high amounts of cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) — the parent compound that CBD Is made from through decarboxylation (heating). This particular tincture has a 1:1 ratio of CBDa to CBD. 

I’d like to see CBDistillery add a 2000 mg or higher strength, 1000 mg is too low for many people.

My experience: I took three full droppers of the tincture (~100 mg) during the day and felt calm and relaxed 30 minutes later. The effects lasted for a few hours. The feeling is a bit different from regular CBD tinctures. 

Daytime Synergy CBG + CBD Oil

cbdistillery cbg cbd oil

5/5

CBD/CBG Potency33-67 mg/ml
Volume30 ml 
Total CBD/CBG1000-2000 mg
Cost per mg$0.06-0.08
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

The daytime tinctures feature a 1:1 ratio of CBD to cannabigerol (CBG), another minor cannabinoid with some unique benefits. CBG products are typically recommended for daytime use because many people (yours truly included) report feeling more energetic, focused, and uplifted from CBG. 

CBD Capsules

CBD Softgels

cbdistillery full-spectrum softgels

4.5/5

CBD Potency30 mg
Capsule Count30-60
Total CBD900-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06-0.07
TypeFull & broad-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

These capsules come in both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum (THC-free) versions. The minor cannabinoid levels for the full-spectrum version are a tad low at ~5%.

Synergy CBD Mushroom Capsules

cbdistillery mushroom capsules

5/5

CBD Potency20-30 mg
Capsule Count30
Total CBD600-900 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.08-0.12
TypeFull-spectrum
Formulas3
Third-Party TestView report

The synergy capsules combine CBD with other active ingredients in three formulas:

  • 15 mg CBD + 15 mg CBG with Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms for focus and energy
  • 15 mg CBD + 5 mg CBN with Reishi and Chaga mushrooms for relaxation
  • 30 mg CBD + 400 mg kava root extract for even greater calm and relaxation

I like the innovation shown here, as all the added ingredients have some research backing.

CBD Gummies

CBD Gummies

cbdistillery-cbd-gummies

5/5

Potency30 mg
Gummy Count30
Total cannabinoids900 mg
Cost per mg$0.07
TypeFull & broad-spectrum
Formulas/Flavors3
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery’s regular gummies are available in full and broad-spectrum versions and different fruit flavors. There’s also a third version with added melatonin (2 mg) for sleep. The third-party certificate of analysis shows 13.5% minor cannabinoids for the full-spectrum gummies, which is a great result.

CBDistillery also claims to include terpenes in these gummies; it would be nice to see third-party terpene potency testing to verify this. 

Sleep Synergy Gummies

cbdistillery sleep synergy gummies

5/5

Potency20 mg
Gummy Count30
Total CBD/CBN600 mg
Cost per mg$0.10
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

Unlike the regular full-spectrum gummies, these have added cannabinol (CBN), a minor cannabinoid believed to help you sleep. Each vegan gummy has 5 mg of CBN with 15 mg of CBD and is made with mostly organic ingredients like the regular gummies.

Daytime Synergy Gummies

cbdistillery-daytime-synergy-gummies

5/5

Potency30 mg
Gummy Count30
Total cannabinoids900 mg
Cost per mg$0.07
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

The daytime synergy gummies take the same approach as the sleep ones but with 15 mg of cannabigerol (CBG) instead. CBG is another minor cannabinoid that’s believed to have a wide range of beneficial effects and is preferred for daytime use because some people report that it improves energy and focus.

Third-party tests show minor cannabinoids and also terpenes, which is great to see for gummies.

Unwind Synergy THC + CBD Gummies

cbdistillery unwind THC CBD gummies

5/5

Potency30 mg
Gummy Count30
Total CBD/THC900 mg
Cost per mg$0.07
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

These legal berry-flavored THC gummies combine 5 mg of delta-9 THC and 25 mg of CBD. Like other CBDistillery gummies, they’re made with vegan, natural ingredients. 

My experience: I took 1 gummy before bed; the taste was delicious and I wanted to have more. The effects kicked in about 50 minutes later; I started feeling sleepy and a little high and headed to bed. 

Deep Sleep Synergy THC + CBN Gummies

cbdistillery deep sleep synergy gummies

5/5

Potency35 mg
Gummy Count30
Total cannabinoids1050 mg
Cost per mg$0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

Designed to help you sleep, these gummies take the Unwind synergy formula and add one more ingredient: 5 mg of CBN.

CBD Topicals

CBDol CBD Salve

cbdistillery cbd salve

4.5/5

CBD Potency18 mg/g
Volume1 oz 28.4 g
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.10
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This salve has a long list of ingredients that includes skincare staples like coconut oil, peppermint oil, camphor bark oil, willow bark extract, and much more. I’m a fan of the multi-ingredient formula for relief of aches and soreness. 

 But it’s missing THC on third-party tests, which should be present in a full-spectrum product. 

CBD Relief Stick

cbdistillery relief stick

4.5/5

CBD Potency7-14 mg/g
Volume2.5 oz (70 g)
Total CBD500-1000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07-0.10
TypeIsolate
Third-Party TestView report

The menthol-infused relief stick is ideal for easy, portable relief whenever you may be. 

CBD Cream

cbdistillery cbd cream

4.5/5

CBD Potency10 mg/g
Volume1.7 oz (50 g)
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg$0.08
TypeIsolate
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery’s creams are available in cooling and warming formulas designed for pain relief. I’d prefer the ingredients combined together for greater effects. 

Bota Cosmetic CBD Products

cbdistillery bota face cream

5/5

CBD Potency2.5-13 mg/ml
Volume15-60 ml
Total CBD150-300 mg
Cost per mg$0.07-0.15
TypeIsolate
Product Types4
Third-Party TestView report

Bota is CBDistillery’s line of skincare & beauty products. You can choose from a hyaluronic acid serum, night cream, eye serum, and face cream, each infused with 150-300 mg of CBD and other tried-and-true skincare ingredients.

CBD Drink Mixes

cbdistillery-drink-mix

5/5

CBD Potency25 mg
Packets10
Total CBD250 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
TypeBroad-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery has two powdered drink mixes that contain 25 mg of CBD each. The daytime formula also contains 10 mg of caffeine, coenzyme Q10, and vitamin C, while the sleep formula has valerian root, l-theanine, and chamomile to help you fall and stay asleep. 

CBD Powder

cbdistillery cbd powder

5/5

Potency93-99%
Weight1 gram
Total CBD510-1700 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03-0.04
TypeFull-spectrum, isolate
Formulas3
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery also sells three powdered CBD formulas:

  • Standard CBD isolate powder: ~99% pure CBD
  • Full-spectrum CBD powder: ~91% and ~2.5% THC and other cannabinoids
  • CBG isolate powder: ~99% pure cannabigerol (CBG)

Powders are great when you want to make your own CBD preparations (like CBD-infused foods or DIY tinctures) and have more control over how you take CBD.

CBD Pet Products

CBD Pet Tincture

cbdistillery pet tincture

5/5

CBD Potency5-20 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD150-600 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06-0.13
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

These CBD oils are designed with pets in mind, which is why the strength is relatively low. They’re also made with hemp seed rather than the MCT oil used in the regular tinctures. I’d like to see a third strength option for larger dog breeds.

The test reports show 11% minor cannabinoids, a solid result. 

Zesty Paws CBD Dog Bites

cbdistillery dog chews

4.5/5

CBD Potency5 mg
Chew Count45
Total CBD225 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.12
TypeBroad-spectrum
Formulas2
Third-Party TestView report

CBDistillery’s dog chews are flavored with roast beef and available in two formulas:

  • Mobility bites with joint supplements glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and hyaluronic acid
  • Cognition bites with brain supplements lion’s mane mushroom, alpha-GPC, ashwagandha, phosphatidylserine, and DHA (omega-3 fatty acid)

The formulas are impressive thanks to containing so many natural, evidence-based supplements. But the tests only show CBD, which isn’t a great result for a broad-spectrum product. 

Price & Value

The easiest way to compare the value of CBD products is to divide the total cost by the amount of CBD. For example, if you have a 1500 mg CBD oil that costs $100, its price per milligram (mg) of CBD would be 100/1500 = 7 cents. The prices also vary depending on the type of product.

With CBDistillery, you’ll be paying:

  • CBD oil: 5-10 cents per mg of CBD
  • Capsules: 6-12 cents per mg
  • Gummies: 6-10 cents per mg
  • Topicals: 7-10 cents per mg
  • Isolates (powders): 3-4 cents per mg
  • Pet products: 6-12 cents per mg

These prices are a bit below average for their respective categories.

Coupled with the fact that CBDistillery is vertically integrated (controls everything from seed to sale), certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority, and offers a subscription option with 30% off and free shipping, I’d say you’re getting pretty good value. CBDistillery also offers a 30% discount for military, EMTs, veterans, firefighters, and police officers. 

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Hemp Source and Production Process

CBDistillery controls every step of production, starting with cultivating hemp with organic methods on American farms. It also tests the soil before growing the plants.

The hemp is extracted with one of two main CBD extraction methods: CO2 for full-spectrum products and ethanol for 0% THC products. CBDistillery is also certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority, which means it follows stringent hemp industry guidelines. 

This is great but I’d like to see more details, like which states the hemp is grown in.

Did you know? CBDistillery is one of few CBD brands to hold the self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status recognized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). 

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Third-Party Testing

CBDistillery’s products are tested by Murray-Brown Laboratories, a relatively new Colorado-based food testing lab. Before that, many of the tests were done by ACS Laboratory, an established hemp/cannabis lab out of Florida. 

The tests check for cannabinoid potency and contaminants. You can look up the test results directly on each product page or by entering the batch number that came with your product.

Third-Party Test Results

I always look at third-party lab test results to confirm that CBD companies sell safe, accurate, and effective products. Specifically, I check:

  • The CBD content, which should be within 10% of the label (3)
  • The levels of THC and minor cannabinoids like CBG and CBN
  • Terpene content (if tested)
  • Whether the CBD type (full, broad-spectrum, or isolate) is accurate
  • Whether there are any contaminants

I checked the available test certificates of analysis (CoAs) for all CBDistillery products, finding that most showed an accurate amount of CBD and other cannabinoids, as well as the correct type of hemp extract. Full-spectrum products had good levels of minor cannabinoids (above 10%) and some tests also detected terpenes. 

I added two CoA screenshots to give an example of the accuracy of CBDistillery products:

  1. The 1000 mg full-spectrum CBD oil CoA shows accurate CBD content (1041 mg, or only 4.1% more) and good levels of minor cannabinoids (14.5%). 
  2. The 30 mg daytime synergy gummies test found 18.3 mg CBD (22% more) and 15.5 mg CBG (10% more), as well as other minor cannabinoids and two terpenes. 

Overall, the test results are solid and prove that you’re getting great quality with CBDistillery.

Shipping & Returns

CBDistillery has free shipping on orders above $75. You can also return unopened items for a full refund within 30 days of delivery and there’s a 60-day money-back guarantee, which means you can return used products for store credit. 

Customer Service & Reputation

CBDistillery is one of the most popular and trusted CBD vendors. It has tens of thousands of positive reviews and is quite transparent, revealing the identities of the people running the company. 

It also started the #CBDMOVEMENT, an initiative to educate people about CBD, which has had over 400,000 mentions online. You can find dozens of educational resources on CBDistillery’s site. Additionally, CBDistillery donates to charitable organizations, like Project Sanctuary.

The Verdict: Reputable Brand With Effective Products

CBDistillery is one of the most recognizable names in the CBD industry and for good reason. The company controls the whole production process, has effective products, a good variety of strengths and formulas, and thousands of positive reviews. 

All of the products I tested had noticeable effects and the third-party tests I looked at showed good minor cannabinoid levels.

I only have small suggestions for improvement. I’d appreciate more details about how and where the hemp is grown. Also, third-party terpene potency testing would be nice to see (which was done by the previous third-party lab).

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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