Sunmed CBD Review (Jan 2021)

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Review Summary

Sunmed is a Tampa, Florida-based brand offering CBD oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, and pet products at reasonable prices.

These products are sold both online and through Sunmed’s “Your CBD Store” chain of franchise locations across the United States. 

Sunmed’s products are derived from organic hemp grown in Colorado and Oregon. They’re also tested by a reputable third-party lab, with detailed test results available on the company’s secondary website.

Bottom line: Although Sunmed is a tier or two below the leading CBD brands, it’s still a solid option.

Pros:

  • Wide variety of CBD products, including high-CBN and CBG options
  • Full-spectrum and THC-free options
  • Comprehensive third-party testing done by a reputable lab
  • Multiple potencies
  • Reasonable prices
  • Some award-winning products

Cons:

  • Website lacking info about the company and CBD in general
  • Some products contain significantly more CBD than advertised, which can be seen as a plus
  • Website lacks customer product reviews
  • Third-party test results are difficult to search through

Product Lineup 4/5

Sunmed offers a wide variety of CBD products with full-spectrum, THC-free, and minor cannabinoid-rich options. However, it loses a point for not offering more strength options and vape products.

Price 3/5

Sunmed’s products are priced close to the average for the CBD market.

Hemp Quality 4/5

The company’s products are sourced from organic hemp grown in Colorado and Oregon. This is a high-quality hemp source, although we would give an extra point for USDA organic certification.

Third-Party Testing 4/5

Sunmed provides up-to-date third-party reports done by a trustworthy lab that prove that its products contain as much CBD as claimed. The tests also check for contaminants. It only loses a point because some products contain significantly more CBD than advertised.

Formula 4/5

According to third-party tests, Sunmed’s broad and full-spectrum products contain multiple cannabinoids aside from CBD. Having said that, this formula can be better if it contains more minor cannabinoids.

Customer Service & Reputation 3.5/5

Sunmed is not a well-known brand because it’s mainly focused on its chain of physical retail store locations. However, it seems to offer great customer service. We also found positive reviews of it online. Our only complaint is that there are no product reviews on its website.

Overall Rating: ☆☆☆ 3.8/5

About the Company: Sunmed

Sunmed is a CBD brand based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. It was founded by Marcus and Rachael Quinn, who turned to CBD oil as an alternative treatment for Rachel’s Crohn’s disease, a form of irritable bowel disease (IBD).

The couple has focused primarily on selling CBD products in locations across the country. They opened their first “Your CBD Store” in Bradenton, Florida in 2018.

Since, then, Your CBD Store has opened hundreds of franchise locations across the United States. Additionally, Sunmed products can be bought online.

Sunmed’s lineup includes CBD oils, gummies, capsules, pet products, topicals, and skincare products derived from organic hemp grown in Colorado and Oregon.

They’re tested by a reputable third-party lab with the results available online.

Sunmed’s products have also won some awards. Its CBD tincture and CBD topical received excellence awards at the 2019 USA CBD Expo in Miami.

Meanwhile, its peanut butter pet CBD tincture also placed 2nd in the best pet product category of the Hemp Cup, a spinoff of the Cannabis Cup organized by prominent cannabis magazine High Times.

In November 2019, Sunmed received a warning letter from the FDA for claiming that some of their products can treat medical conditions and symptoms.

CBD Terminology

  • Terpenes: plant compounds with a wide variety of beneficial properties.
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBC, and other beneficial cannabinoids that are present in smaller amounts than CBD.
  • Hemp: a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis 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 is considered the most effective form of CBD.
  • Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed.
  • CBD isolate: pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.

Sunmed CBD Products Reviewed

Sunmed offers a wide range of CBD products, including oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, and pet products. These offerings come in full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate formulations.

Although the company is missing some popular CBD product categories, such as vape juice and isolate powder, its lineup is quite impressive.

Here’s the full breakdown of Sunmed’s CBD products.

CBD Oil Tinctures

Product NameCBD PotencyVolumeTotal CBDCost per mg CBDFlavors
Sunmed Full Spectrum Tincture 8–67 mg/ml 30 ml250–2000 mg$0.09–0.14Natural, blueberry, cinnamon, strawberry
Sunmed Organic Broad Spectrum Tincture8–100 mg/ml 30 ml250–3000 mg$0.08–0.14Natural, mint, lemon, orange
Sunmed Broad Spectrum CBG Tincture22 mg/ml (CBG+CBD)30 ml500 mg CBG/160 mg CBD$0.17Citrus
Sunmed CBNplus Tincture (Full or Broad-spectrum)32 mg/ml (CBD+CBN)30 ml900 mg CBD/~35 mg CBN$0.10Blueberry, blackberry
Sunmed Water-Soluble Tincture (Full or Broad-spectrum)10–30 mg/ml 30 ml300–900 mg$0.13–0.20natural, grape, pina colada, strawberry limeade, citrus

Sunmed offers many options for CBD oil.

There are full-spectrum and broad-spectrum formulas with multiple flavors as well as versions rich in the minor cannabinoids CBN or CBG, which are gaining popularity.

Both the full and broad-spectrum tinctures have a potency ranging from low to high (8-100 mg/ml), with 250 to 3000 mg of CBD total per 30 ml bottle. Sunmed also recently added USDA organic-certified versions of these tinctures.

Meanwhile, the CBG-rich oil combines a large amount of CBG (500 mg) with less CBD (160 mg).

There’s also a full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil called CBNplus which contains higher-than-normal levels of CBN, the minor cannabinoid believed to help with sleep. It provides 1000 mg of cannabinoids in total.

Lastly, Sunmed offers water-soluble tinctures that use liposomal technology to break down CBD oil into tiny particles for improved absorption and mixing in water.

CBD Capsules

Product NameCBD PotencySoftgel CountTotal CBDCost per mg CBDAdditional Ingredients
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Capsules 10 mg10–25 mg (low-medium)30300–450 mg$0.13–0.20
Maxine and Morgan Capsules 15–30 mg (medium)30450–900 mg$0.08–0.12Turmeric, ginger

Sunmed offers broad-spectrum CBD capsules containing 10–25 mg of CBD each with 30 per bottle.

There’s also a special capsule product called Maxine and Morgan Flow formula designed to ease menstruation.

These capsules contain 15 mg or 30 mg of CBD alongside other beneficial herbal ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, and valerian root, with 30 caps per container.

CBD Edibles

Product NameCBD per GummyGummy CountTotal CBDCost per mg CBDFlavors
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Gummies10–25 mg (low-medium)10–100100–2500 mg$0.06–0.20Peach rings, sour worms, watermelon rings, sour bears, hard candy
Sunmed Full Spectrum Vegan Gummy Bears10–25 mg (low-medium)30300–750 mg$0.13–0.20Assorted flavors
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Vegan Gummy Bears5–10 mg (low)30–60150–300 mg$0.15–0.20Assorted flavors

Sunmed has many CBD-infused edibles to choose from, including gummies, sour worms, hard candy, and beverage enhancers.

Sunmed’s full spectrum vegan gummy bears are one of the only proper full-spectrum CBD gummies on the market, with third-party tests confirming that they contain not only CBD but also small amounts of THC, CBG, and CBN.

There are even gummies infused with pure CBG or CBN, two other beneficial minor cannabinoids.

You can choose from potencies of 10 mg or 25 mg per piece, with most candies available in 10, 30, 50, and 75-count containers with full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate formulas.

CBD Topicals

Product NameCBD PotencyVolumeTotal CBDCost per mg CBD
Sunmed Topical Cream9–35 mg/ml2 fl oz (57 g)500–2000 mg$0.08–0.16
Sunmed Collagen Face Cream4.7 mg/ml1 oz (30 ml)150 mg$0.27
Sunmed Daytime Topical Lotion1 mg/ml1 oz (30 ml)30 mg$1
Sunmed Nighttime Topical Face Serum2 mg/ml15 ml30 mg$1
Sunmed Lip BalmN/AN/A15 mg$0.67
Sunmed Bath Bomb100 mg/bomb1 bath bomb100 mg$0.15

Sunmed’s topical product lineup includes CBD creams, face serums, lotions, lip balms, and bath bombs.

All of these are formulated with popular natural skincare ingredients such as collagen, beeswax, elderberry, and aloe vera and available in multiple strengths ranging from 100 mg to 2000 mg of CBD per piece or container.

CBD Pet Products

Product NameCBD Potency/CBD per CapsuleVolume/Treat CountTotal CBDCost per mg CBDFlavors
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Pet Tincture8 mg/ml30 ml250 mg$0.16Natural, bacon, peanut butter
Sunmed Pet Bacon Treats/Cat Snacks5 mg30150 mg$0.20Bacon
Sunmed Pet Edible Sticks15 mg10150 mg$0.20Jerky, Bacon & Cheese
Sunmed Pet Paw and Nose Balm100 mgN/A100 mg$0.15N/A

Like many Brands, Sunmed offers separate CBD products for cats and dogs. The broad-spectrum CBD oils have a strength of 250 mg of CBD per 30 ml bottle, which is appropriate for pets.

Meanwhile, the edibles come in separate versions for dogs and cats with multiple flavors. There’s also a 100 mg paw and nose balm.

Price

On average, Sunmed’s CBD products have the following costs per mg of CBD:

  • $0.13 for CBD oils
  • $0.14 for capsules
  • $0.13 for gummies
  • $0.54 for topicals
  • $0.18 for pet products

These prices are close to the market average for their respective categories, so they’re quite reasonable for what you’re getting. This is even more true when considering some of the products provide additional ingredients.

However, if the price is a major concern for you we’d recommend a brand like Lazarus Naturals instead.

Hemp Source and Extraction Process

Sunmed’s products are derived from organic hemp cultivated in Colorado and Oregon, the country’s leading hemp farming states.

As for the extraction process, Sunmed uses carbon dioxide (CO2), the gold standard method of producing whole-plant hemp extracts. 

Third-Party Testing 

Sunmed’s CBD products are independently tested by Green Scientific Labs, a third-party cannabis lab based in Florida.

Established in 2018, Green Scientific Labs is one of the most reputable and trustworthy cannabis testing labs in the country, as shown by its professional website and detailed information about the founders and lab staff.

This is important to note because it’s becoming increasingly apparent that some cannabis testing labs are engaging in shady practices by posting inaccurate or misleading third-party results to get more business from CBD companies.

Sunmed sent its products for potency and contaminant testing, with the results available on Sunmed’s secondary website.

Test Results vs. The Label

Third-party test results of Sunmed’s 25 mg broad-spectrum CBD capsules.

We looked at Sunmed’s third-party test documents ourselves to see if its products contain what the company claims they do. 

According to experts, high-quality cannabis products should contain cannabinoid levels that are within 10% of the advertised amount. This means that Sunmed’s products should have a CBD concentration within 90-110% of what the company claims on the label to be considered high quality.

The results were good, with most of the company’s products falling within this range. For example, the third-party test we posted above shows that Sunmed’s 25 mg broad-spectrum CBD capsules actually contained 26.9 mg of CBD, which is only 8% higher.

Only a few products contained significantly more CBD than stated on the label, such as the 1000 mg CBD cream which actually showed 1220 mg of CBD on third-party tests.

While we’d prefer products with a 10% maximum variance, it’s still nice to get more CBD rather than less. Additionally, the tests were all recent, which is another good sign.

Our only criticism is that Sunmed should label its third-party tests to make it easier to tell which products were tested.

Formula

Third-party tests of Sunmed products show a solid CBD formula.

For example, many of the broad-spectrum products contain 2-4 minor cannabinoids aside from CBD and no THC, while full-spectrum products have small amounts of THC plus multiple minor cannabinoids.

Having said that, a top-tier CBD hemp extract should contain even more minor cannabinoids and in higher quantities, so there is room to improve.

Shipping & Returns

Sunmed ships throughout the United States and offers free shipping on orders over $99.

The company has a standard 30-day return policy, where you can receive a refund or exchange when returning an opened product within 30 days of purchase. The only exception to this is on-sale items, which can’t be refunded.

Customer Service and Reputation

In terms of customer service, Sunmed has both a customer email and a phone number listed.  We contacted the company to learn more about their hemp source. The answer we received was both quick and useful.

We couldn’t find any customer reviews posted on Sunmed’s website. That’s a big minus since these reviews help us see if the products are effective and ship without any major difficulties.

However, we did find some reviews written by real customers on Reddit, a social news sharing website:

As we can see, the reviews are quite positive, suggesting that Sunmed’s CBD products do work.

Our Verdict: A Solid CBD Brand

Overall, Sunmed is a solid CBD company and we wouldn’t mind buying its products if we saw them at a health food store.

Sunmed provides a wide range of third-party tested CBD products at reasonable prices. With so many different potencies and product types, you won’t have trouble finding something that suits your needs.

The company’s third-party tests are done by a reputable lab and confirm that its products contain as much (or slightly more) CBD as Sunmed claims, so it’s great to see this level of transparency and accuracy.

Still, Sunmed certainly has things to improve upon. Its website lacks detailed information about the company, its products, and CBD in general.

In particular, there are no customer product reviews, which seems a bit suspicious. However, we did find some real, positive customer reviews online.

It would also be nice to see more minor cannabinoids in Sunmed’s broad and full-spectrum products for added effectiveness.

Additionally, Sunmed can do a better job of labeling its third-party tests so it’s easier to verify that their products are safe and effective before buying them.

Nonetheless, Sunmed gets our recommendation.

Company Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 727-235-0720

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