NuLeaf Naturals Review: A Trusted Pioneer (Nov. 2022)

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NuLeaf Naturals is one of the oldest and most established CBD brands. It only sells full-spectrum products made with quality, natural ingredients, and no additives. We tried its CBD, CBN, and CBG oils, as well as the CBD and CBN gummies, all of which had notable effects.

Bottom line: If you’re looking for straightforward, effective full-spectrum CBD products, NuLeaf Naturals is an excellent pick. 

Pros

  • Most reviewed CBD oil on the market
  • Only full-spectrum products
  • Impressive minor cannabinoid levels
  • Potent CBC/CBN/CBG products available

Cons

  • Lacking details about hemp source and the people behind the company

Overall Rating: 4.4/5

Products 4.5/5

NuLeaf’s products are effective and I like the simple, natural formulas. The product variety is also impressive; the only major thing missing is THC-free options.

Price & Value 4/5

NuLeaf’s products are cheaper than average, so you’re getting good value for quality, whole-plant formulas. The company also has a subscription discount and an assistance program.

Hemp Quality 4/5

NuLeaf cultivates its organic hemp in Colorado. But we’d like to know more details about the growing process.

Third-Party Testing 4.5/5

NuLeaf Naturals sends its products for potency and purity testing. The test results are impressive but we’d like to see terpene testing and easier access to the reports.

Customer Service & Reputation 5/5

As one of the oldest CBD brands in the US, NuLeaf Naturals has a spotless reputation. Its CBD oil has over 20,000 satisfied reviews, making it one of the most trusted on the market.

NuLeaf Naturals Overview

Founded in 2014 in Colorado, NuLeaf Naturals is one of the pioneers of the American CBD industry.

For a long time, it sold only one product — full-spectrum CBD oil. It’s arguably the most trusted CBD tincture on the market, with over 20,000 satisfied reviews. Since then, NuLeaf has expanded into capsules, gummies, and topicals, as well as minor cannabinoid formulas. 

NuLeaf only sells full-spectrum products without any additives, highlighting its focus on effective, as close to natural as possible remedies. It controls every step of the production process, starting with growing organic hemp in Colorado.

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 taken together rather 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.

NuLeaf Naturals Product Lineup

NuLeaf sells full-spectrum oils, capsules, gummies, and pet products in CBD as well as minor cannabinoid (CBN, CBG, CBC, delta-8 THC) formulas. 

nuleaf naturals cbd products
NuLeaf products tested by Antonio. I previously tried the CBD oil.

For this review, our product connoisseur Antonio received and tried out the CBD gummies, CBN: CBD gummies, CBN oil, and CBG oil.  

Note: if you want to see NuLeaf’s third-party test reports, you need to scroll past the reviews on the individual product page and click the “Lab Test Results” button. 

Oils

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

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5/5

CBD Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-100 ml
Total CBD300–6000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.04-0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This CBD oil only has two ingredients: full-spectrum hemp extract and organic hemp seed oil. That’s why it has a strong hempy flavor that some people may find off-putting. It also holds the distinction of having arguably the most reviews of any CBD tincture on the market. 

However, the minor cannabinoid amounts are a little low (~7%) on the latest test report.

My experience: NuLeaf’s full-spectrum CBD oil was one of the first CBD products I ever tried. It had noticeable relaxing and uplifting effects.

CBN Full Spectrum Oil

nuleaf naturals cbn oil

5/5

CBN Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-30 ml
Total CBN300-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBN$0.05–0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This is the cannabinol (CBN) version of NuLeaf’s full-spectrum CBD oil. CBN is a minor cannabinoid touted for its sleep-promoting effects. All ingredients are exactly the same; the only difference is that CBN is the major cannabinoid rather than CBD. It contains 10% cannabinoids aside from CBN, which is great.

Our experience: Our product reviewer Antonio liked the natural taste and ingredients. He took 180 mg (3 droppers), started to feel drowsy an hour later, and slept better. He felt groggy the next morning so he took 120 mg the next time and woke up more rested. He said the oil was more potent than the CBN gummies. 

CBG Full Spectrum Oil

nuleaf naturals cbg oil

5/5

CBG Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-30 ml
Total CBG300-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBG$0.05–0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This tincture is rich in cannabigerol (CBG), a minor cannabinoid that’s typically taken for uplifting, mood-boosting effects, pain relief, and potentially energy/focus.

Our experience: Antonio took 3 full droppers (~180 mg) of the tincture. The only effect he experienced is increased appetite (which is also shown by research studies). He liked the natural nutty, grassy hemp seed taste.

CBC Full Spectrum Oil

nuleaf naturals CBC oil

5/5

CBC Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-30 ml
Total CBC300-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBC$0.05–0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

Cannabichromene (CBC) is yet another minor cannabinoid. We don’t know too much about its effects due to a lack of research but NuLeaf’s reviews mention pain relief and improved focus, motivation, and cognition.

Delta 8 Full Spectrum Oil

nuleaf naturals delta 8 oil

5/5

Delta 8 Potency15 mg/ml
Volume15-100 ml
Total Delta 8225–1500 mg
Cost per mg Delta 8$0.05 – 0.08
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This version of the tincture is rich in delta-8 THC, the weaker but still intoxicating version of regular THC. That’s why it has a weaker potency than NuLeaf’s other oils.

Multicannabinoid Full Spectrum Oil

nuleaf naturals multicannabinoid oil

5/5

Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-30 ml
Total Cannabinoids300–1800 mg
Cost per mg Cannabinoid$0.05–0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This unique tincture combines equal amounts of CBD, CBC, CBN, and CBG, with a second version that also adds delta-8 THC. This is an innovative product that I’m keen to try out at some point. 

Gummies

CBD Full Spectrum Gummies

nuleaf naturals full-spectrum cbd gummies

5/5

CBD Potency15 mg
Gummy Count20-90
Total CBD300-1350 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.05-0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors4
Third-Party TestView report

NuLeaf’s gummies are made with all-natural and organic ingredients. They come in four flavors: blueberry, lemon, orange, and strawberry. They have the highest minor cannabinoid levels of any gummies I’ve seen: a whopping 33%! That’s impressive.

Our experience: Antonio liked the organic ingredients and enjoyed the strawberry flavor and texture. He took several gummies during high-stress days and experienced subtle calming effects starting about 90 minutes after consumption. But he thought they could use less sugar.

CBD:CBN 3:1 Full Spectrum Gummies

nuleaf naturals cbn:cbd gummies

5/5

CBD/CBN Potency20 mg
Gummy Count20-90
Total CBD/CBN400-1800 mg
Cost per mg$0.05-0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Flavors2
Third-Party TestView report

These gummies have a different formula, combining 15 mg of CBD with 5 mg of CBN. They’re designed for sleep and relaxation. You can choose from mixed berry and goji berry flavors. 

Our experience: Antonio liked the flavor, although he felt the strawberry full-spectrum one was better. He took 8 gummies before bed on multiple occasions, feeling drowsiness 90 minutes later and sleeping through the entire night with few disruptions and more vivid dreams.

Delta 9 THC Full Spectrum Gummies

nuleaf naturals delta 9 gummies

5/5

THC Potency5 mg
Gummy Count20-90
Total THC100-450 mg
Cost per mg$0.22-0.29
TypeFull-spectrum
FlavorsBlue Raspberry
Third-Party TestView report

If you’re looking for something with a stronger kick, you can try these legal delta-9 THC gummies. They’re made with the same great ingredients as the other gummies and contain impressive levels of cannabinoids; you’re getting not just 5 mg THC but also ~4 mg CBG, ~2 mg CBD, and ~2 mg CBN.

Softgels

nuleaf naturals cbd capsules

5/5

Potency15 mg
Capsule Count20-120
Total cannabinoids300-1800 mg
Cost per mg$0.05-0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Formulas5
Third-Party TestView report

This is the capsule version of NuLeaf’s full-spectrum oils, containing the same ingredients inside a gelatin capsule. Again, you can choose from regular CBD plus CBN, CBG, CBC, and multicannabinoid formulas. These capsules carry impressive levels of minor cannabinoids.

Full-Spectrum CBD Balm

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5/5

CBN Potency21 mg/g
Volume0.5-1.5 oz (14-43 g)
Total CBN300-900 mg
Cost per mg CBN$0.07–0.08
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This straightforward balm has only two ingredients: full-spectrum hemp extract and organic shea butter. I like the CBD strength and simplicity.

CBD Full Spectrum Pet Oil

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5/5

CBN Potency60 mg/ml
Volume5-30 ml
Total CBN300-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBN$0.05–0.06
TypeFull-spectrum
Third-Party TestView report

This pet CBD oil is identical to the human version: the same ingredients and strength. But since dogs and cats require smaller doses of CBD, you should be careful with the dosage. I recommend starting with 1 or 2 drops and slowly increasing over time until you notice the desired effects in your four-legged companion. 

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 = $0.07. 

You also have to consider that the prices vary by product type. Here’s the breakdown of NuLeaf’s prices:

  • CBD oil: 4 to 6 cents per mg of cannabinoids
  • Capsules: 5 to 6 cents per mg
  • Gummies: 5 to 6 cents per mg
  • Topicals: 7 to 8 cents per mg

These prices are cheaper than average and you can get a further 20% off by subscribing. Coupled with the fact that you’re getting quality full-spectrum products with solid minor cannabinoid levels and natural ingredients, NuLeaf Naturals provides good value.

NuLeaf also has an assistance program with discounts for veterans, doctors, social workers, low-income households, teachers, and other groups. 

Hemp Source and Production Process

NuLeaf Naturals is vertically integrated, which means it does everything in-house. It grows organic hemp in Colorado and extracts it with subcritical and supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2), a leading method of full-spectrum CBD extraction. 

Next, the resulting full-spectrum extracts are used to make the different products. Still, I’d like a bit more info on exactly how the hemp is grown.

Third-Party Testing

NuLeaf’s products are tested for potency and contaminants by independent labs. Most of the tests are done by Botanacor, a reputable lab based in Colorado, which has since merged into SC Labs. 

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 for:

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

I looked at all the available third-party certificate of analysis (CoA) documents for NuLeaf’s products, finding that most of the products had accurate CBD levels. Additionally, most showed high levels of other cannabinoids, which is good since it means greater effects.

I added two CoA screenshots to give you an idea of the accuracy and effectiveness of NuLeaf’s products:

  • The full-spectrum CBD capsules/gummies CoA, showing high minor cannabinoid levels (33%)
  • The 60 mg/ml full-spectrum CBN oil report, showing 58.5 mg/ml CBN (2.5% lower) and 10% other cannabinoids

The only issue is that there’s no way to tell how much CBD and other cannabinoids there are per capsule/gummy. 

Shipping & Returns

NuLeaf Naturals ships to all states, although delta-8 THC products are restricted in some states. Shipping is free for orders above $74. It also ships internationally to most countries, with the exception of delta-8 and delta-9 THC products. 

As for returns, new, unused, and unopened products can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of delivery. 

Customer Service & Reputation

Having been around since the beginning of the American CBD industry and accruing over 30,000 positive customer reviews, NuLeaf has a strong reputation. We didn’t have any issues with shipping or anything else.

The only nitpick is that NuLeaf doesn’t provide many details about its process. For example, it would be nice to get more details about exactly how the hemp is grown and the people behind the company.

The Verdict: Potent, Effective Full-Spectrum CBD

NuLeaf Naturals is a popular CBD brand, and for good reason: its products are simple, effective, and affordable. The products we tried produced noticeable effects and we liked the fact that they’re as close to natural as possible. 

I was also impressed by the minor cannabinoid levels and there was only one third-party test that showed less than 10% minor cannabinoids. This is important because cannabinoids work in synergy, so having more of them means greater benefits and effects. 

But NuLeaf Naturals can be more transparent. It feels a bit like a faceless brand because it doesn’t share any details about its team and process and only has a generic mission statement.

Overall Rating: 4.4/5

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