Oncali CBD Review (July 2021)

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California’s Oncali is a relatively new brand offering CBD oil, gummies, and topicals made with pure CBD. Its products are tested by a third-party lab and sourced from California-grown hemp.

Bottom line: Oncali is a decent choice for beginner and casual CBD users.

Pros:

  • THC-free products
  • Reasonable prices
  • Third-party tested
  • Free shipping

Cons:

  • Lacks capsules
  • Lacks full-spectrum products
  • Lacks third-party contaminant tests

Overall Rating: ☆☆☆ 3.3/5

Product Lineup 3.5/5

Oncali has a solid product lineup but we’d like to see capsules, full-spectrum products, and more strength options.

Price 3.5/5

Oncali’s products are priced slightly cheaper than the market average. 

Hemp Quality 3/5

Oncali uses California-grown hemp to make its products. However, we’d like to see more details about how it’s grown.

Third-Party Testing 3/5

Oncali provides third-party potency test results for all its products. However, most of the tests show that its products contain slightly more or less CBD than advertised. Also, there are no contaminant tests.

Customer Service & Reputation 3.5/5

As a relatively new brand, Oncali doesn’t have the strongest reputation. However, the customer reviews on its website are positive.

Oncali Overview

A relative newcomer to the CBD scene, Oncali is a brand out of California founded in 2019. It’s best known for its CBD gummies but also offers tinctures and topicals.

Oncali’s products are made from hemp cultivated in California, although it’s not clear whether it’s organic. They’re also tested for potency by a reputable third-party lab, with the results available online.

CBD Terminology

  • Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with a wide variety of beneficial properties (1).
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, and other beneficial cannabinoids that are present in smaller amounts than CBD.
  • Hemp: a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis plants with low THC levels (0.3% or less).
  • Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing CBD, THC, and other beneficial hemp cannabinoids and terpenes. This form of CBD is up to 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.

Oncali CBD Product Lineup 

Oncali has a fairly small product lineup that includes CBD oil, gummies, a cream, and a lip balm. All of these products are made with pure CBD isolate, which means they don’t contain terpenes, THC, or any other cannabinoid besides from CBD.

Oncali CBD Keto MCT Oil 

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CBD Potency33 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD100 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06
TypeIsolate
FlavorsHoney orange, lemon
Our Rating3.5/5

This CBD oil has a medium potency of 33 mg/ml with 1000 mg of pure CBD per bottle. As the name implies, the CBD is dissolved in coconut MCT oil, the most common carrier oil for CBD. Oncali’s tincture comes in two flavors: honey orange and lemon.

All in all, this is a decent product but we’d like to see a full-spectrum version and more potency options.

Oncali CBD Gummies

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CBD Potency7.5 mg
Capsule Count64
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06
TypeIsolate
Our Rating3/5

Oncali’s CBD gummies are the company’s most popular product. They provide 7.5 mg of pure CBD per piece with 64 gummies per container for a total of about 500 mg. 

The gummies are flavored with fruit juices and contain gelatin, which means they’re not suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Also, the third-party tests also showed that the gummies contain almost 20% less CBD than advertised. 

CBD Topicals

Oncali CBD offers two topical CBD products: a recovery cream for the skin and a lip balm.

Oncali CBD Recovery Cream

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CBD Potency2 mg/ml
Volume8 oz (237 ml)
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06
TypeIsolate
FormulaSkin health
Our Rating4/5

This fragrance-free cream helps moisturize and protect the skin. It’s infused with 500 mg of CBD isolate and contains other standard skincare ingredients, including ceramides, colloidal oatmeal, and shea butter. 

Oncali CBD Lip Balm

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CBD Potency14 mg/g
Volume8 oz (118 ml)
Total CBD50 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.26
TypeIsolate
FlavorPeach, strawberry
Our Rating4/5

This simple lip balm contains 50 mg of pure CBD plus coconut oil and beeswax. It comes in peach and strawberry flavors. 

Price

The easiest way to compare the prices of different CBD products to see if you’re getting a good deal 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 mg would be 100/1500 = $0.07. 

You also have to consider that the prices differ for different types of products.

For Oncali CBD, its CBD oil, gummies, and cream cost $0.06 per mg of CBD, which is considered slightly cheaper than average. This means you’re getting a decent deal.

Hemp Source and Extraction Process

According to Oncali, its products are sourced from California-grown hemp. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t clearly state if this hemp is cultivated organically or not. 

It also doesn’t state which extraction process is used to isolate the CBD from hemp plants. Although most brands use carbon dioxide or ethanol, it still helps to know this information.

Third-Party Testing 

Oncali CBD sends its products for independent testing at California’s SC Labs, a reputable, established hemp & cannabis testing laboratory.

These tests check the levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids in Oncali’s products to verify that they match the label.

However, the company doesn’t order tests for heavy metals, pesticides, and other potential contaminants. These tests give consumers an added layer of safety because hemp can absorb heavy metals from the soil (3) or become contaminated with mold and other contaminants.

Third-Party Test Results

We always look at third-party lab test results to confirm that CBD brands are selling safe and effective products. More specifically, we check:

  • The CBD content, which should be within 10% of the label (4)
  • THC content
  • Whether there are any contaminants
  • Minor cannabinoid content (the more, the better)

The latest third-party test results for Oncali (posted above) suggest that most of its products are slightly inaccurate:

  • The tests or the CBD oil show 1127.4 mg of CBD, which is 12.7% higher than the advertised amount
  • The gummies contain 404.7 mg of CBD, which is 19% lower than the label
  • The cream contains 457.3 mg, which is a good result since it’s within 10% of the label
  • The balm contains 74.7 mg, which is almost    50% higher than the label

These are not bad results but we expect high-quality CBD products to contain cannabidiol levels that are within 10% of the label. The tests also confirm that the products are made with pure CBD and contain zero THC.

All in all, Oncali needs to do a better job of providing the advertised amount of CBD.

Shipping & Returns

Oncali offers free shipping to all US states except for Alaska, Idaho, Nebraska, Hawaii, and South Dakota. Shipping to these states may change in the future depending on their CBD laws.

The company has a typical 30-day return policy, which means you can get a replacement or a full refund.

Customer Service & Reputation

Oncali CBD is a relatively new CBD brand so it doesn’t have the strongest reputation. 

Having said that, there are dozens of mostly positive customer reviews on its website. And we emailed the company with some questions about their hemp, they answered us back in a day.

Our Verdict: Decent Option for Beginner and Casual CBD Users

If you’re just getting started with CBD or only want to use it casually to support your overall health, then Oncali is a decent brand to try. 

Oncali’s CBD gummies and other products are simple, reasonably priced, and come with third-party tests to verify that you’re getting what you paid for. 

However, Oncali does need to improve its product accuracy by making sure they contain CBD levels that are within 10% of the label.

More importantly, Oncali’s products aren’t very potent and only contain pure CBD. 

This means people looking to relieve serious issues should go for brands that offer full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products and higher potencies, such as CBDistillery.

Overall Rating: ☆☆☆ 3.3/5

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