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CBDistillery and Charlotte’s Web are both popular, reputable CBD brands. But which one should you pick? I tested CBD products from both vendors for several weeks. Overall, I would give a slight edge to CBDistillery, but it depends on your goals.
If you want to save money, CBDistillery is slightly cheaper. It also has better product variety and is more transparent about its third-party testing.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte’s Web products I tried were a bit more effective. The company is also ahead in the hemp quality department since it uses its own proprietary, USDA-certified organic hemp genetics
Keep reading to see how the two vendors compare on products, value, third-party testing, and more.
If I had to pick one brand, I’d go with CBDistillery because of its lower prices, wider product variety, and better third-party testing.
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I tried out CBDistillery’s full-spectrum CBD oil (500 mg and 2500 mg), raw synergy CBDa oil, sleep synergy CBN oil, and unwind synergy THC gummies. All of the products had noticeable effects, like relaxation and sleepiness.
Meanwhile, I tested the 60 mg/ml organic full-spectrum CBD oil, CBD cream, back and neck pain relief ointment, and recovery gummies from Charlotte’s Web.
I found that Charlotte’s Web products have slightly stronger and more pronounced effects at similar dosages to their CBDistillery counterparts.
Winner: Charlotte’s Web
- Hemp: cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (no more than 0.3%).
- Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with various 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.
- Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD is about four 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 without any other hemp compounds.
|Available Products||CBDistillery||Charlotte’s Web|
|CBD oil (full & broad-spectrum)||✅||✅|
|Minor cannabinoid formulas||✅||🇽|
Both brands offer a wide variety of CBD products in full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate formulas, including oils, capsules, gummies, and topicals.
But CBDistillery does a better job here because it has more strength and formula options and less common product types like CBD isolate powder.
In particular, CBDistillery sells minor cannabinoid (CBN, CBG, and CBDa) oils and gummies that are quite popular but are missing from Charlotte’s Web.
Still, Charlotte’s Web offers all of the main CBD product categories, so if you’re looking for tried-and-true products like full-spectrum CBD oil, you’ll find something that fits your needs.
Price & Value
The easiest way to compare the value of CBD products from different brands is to divide the total price 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 = $0.07 or 7 cents. The prices also vary depending on the type of product.
Here’s a comparison of how much you’re paying per mg for the major product categories with CBDistillery compared to Charlotte’s Web:
|Price per mg CBD||CBDistillery||Charlotte’s Web|
|CBD oil||5-10 cents||5-12 cents|
|Capsules||6-12 cents||8-9 cents|
|Gummies||6-10 cents||9-20 cents|
|Topicals||7-10 cents||5-15 cents|
|Pet products||6-12 cents||9-27 cents|
As we can see, CBDistillery’s prices are cheaper, with some categories like gummies offering substantial savings. Even if we account for Charlotte’s Web products being more effective, I’d still give the value edge to CBDistillery.
Hemp Source & Production Process
Both brands are vertically integrated, which means they grow the hemp, extract it, and make the products themselves. Another similarity is that both are certified by the US Hemp Authority, a third-party audit program that highlights companies following hemp industry best practices.
But Charlotte’s Web gets the slight edge here because:
- The company uses its own proprietary hemp genetics (which were famously used to help a young girl with difficult-to-treat seizures)
- Its hemp is certified organic by the USDA
Winner: Charlotte’s Web
Both companies send their products for comprehensive potency and contaminant third-party testing at reputable, accredited laboratories. The test results themselves look impressive for both brands, showing high (>10%) minor cannabinoid levels.
But CBDistillery does a better job because it makes all of the latest test reports publicly available and easy to access on each product page.
Meanwhile, Charlotte’s Web only posts sample third-party test documents, some of which are outdated and not available for all products. The only way to see the latest test reports is to use the batch number that came with the product.
When comparing CBDistillery with Charlotte’s Web in the reputation department, the results are quite similar. Both are trustworthy CBD vendors backed by thousands of glowing customer reviews and have been selling CBD products for many years.
Both also engage in philanthropy and other good causes. You really can’t go wrong with either one.
The Verdict: CBDistillery With a Slight Edge But It’s Close
If I had to choose one brand, I’d go with CBDistillery over Charlotte’s Web. Its prices are more affordable and the product variety is better. I also like that it’s more transparent about its third-party test results; you can easily check if your product is potent and accurate before making a purchase.
Although Charlotte’s Web is also a great brand, its products cost more than CBDistillery. Having said that, if you’re looking for the most effective products possible and don’t mind paying a bit more, I’d go with Charlotte’s Web.
Gleb is a freelance writer from Vancouver, Canada specializing in CBD and cannabis. He’s read thousands of studies on CBD and other supplements, helping him translate complex science into plain language. Gleb has tried and reviewed dozens of CBD brands and products, written third-party testing reports, and knows the CBD industry inside and out. When not writing, he likes to kickbox, travel, and tell everyone how awesome intermittent fasting is.