Sunmed CBD Review (July 2020)

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Review Summary (☆☆☆☆3.8/5)

Sunmed is a CBD company based in Tampa, Florida. It offers 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 shops found across the United States. 

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

Having said that, Sunmed has room to improve, such as allowing customers to post product reviews on its website and clearly labeling its third-party test results.

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

Pros:

  • Wide variety of CBD products
  • 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

Product Lineup 4/5

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

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 which 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.

Price 3/5

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

Customer Service & Reputation 4/5

Sunmed is not a well-known brand because it’s mainly focused on its chain of physical 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.

Total ☆☆☆ 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 physical 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

  • Hemp: a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis with low THC levels (0.3% or less).
  • Full-spectrum: A whole-plant extract containing CBD, THC, and all other beneficial hemp cannabinoids and terpenes. This is considered the most effective form of CBD.
  • Broad-spectrum: A whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum, but with THC removed.
  • CBD isolate: Pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.

Sunmed CBD Products Lineup 

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: Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil with a potency of 8–100 mg/ml. Also available in a special CBG-rich variant and water-soluble versions that use liposomal technology to break down CBD oil into tiny particles for improved absorption and mixing in water. Comes in 30 ml bottles and multiple flavors.
  • CBD Capsules: THC-free CBD capsules containing 10–25 mg of CBD each with 30 per bottle. Also available in a special formula designed to ease menstrual symptoms.
  • CBD Edibles: Gummies, sour worms, hard candy, and other sweet edibles with 10 mg CBD per piece. Available in 10, 30, 50, and 75-count containers with full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate formulas.
  • CBD Topicals: Creams, face serum, lotion, lip balm, and bath bombs infused with pure CBD. Formulated with popular natural skincare ingredients such as collagen, beeswax, elderberry, and aloe vera. 
  • CBD Pet Products: CBD tincture and edibles for dogs and cats.

Sunmed Product Details

CBD Oil Tinctures

Product NameCBD PotencyVolumeTotal CBDCost per mg CBDFlavors
Sunmed Full Spectrum TIncture 8–33 mg/ml (low-medium)30 ml250–1000 mg$0.11–0.16Natural, blueberry, cinnamon, strawberry
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Tincture8–100 mg/ml (low-high)30 ml250–3000 mg$0.10–0.16Natural, mint, lemon, orange
Sunmed Broad Spectrum CBG Tincture22 mg/ml (CBG+CBD)30 ml500 mg CBG/160 mg CBD$0.17Citrus
Sunmed Full Spectrum Water-Soluble Tincture 10–30 mg/ml (low-medium)30 ml300–900 mg$0.13–0.20natural, grape, pina colada, strawberry limeade
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Water-Soluble Tincture 10–30 mg/ml (low-medium)30 ml300–900 mg$0.13–0.20natural, grape, pina colada, strawberry limeade
Sunmed Broad Spectrum Water-Soluble CBG Tincture30 mg/ml (CBG+CBD)30 ml900 mg CBG+CBD$0.13Citrus

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

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

Topicals & Skincare Products

Product NameCBD PotencyVolumeTotal CBDCost per mg CBD
Sunmed Topical Cream8.8–35.1 mg/ml2 fl oz (57 g)500–2000 mg$0.08–0.16
Sunmed Collagen Face Cream4.67 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

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 Treats5 mg30150 mg$0.20Bacon
Sunmed Pet Cat Snacks5 mg30150 mg$0.20Bacon
Sunmed Pet Edible Sticks15 mg10150 mg$0.20Jerky, Bacon & Cheese

Price

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

  • $0.15 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 price is a big issue to 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 appears to be one of the most reputable and trustworthy cannabis testing labs in Florida, 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.

The tests ordered by Sunmed examine the potency and safety of the company’s products, with the results available on Sunmed’s secondary website.

We looked at these Certificate of Analysis documents ourselves to see if Sunmed’s 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 of these tests were quite promising. Most of the products fell within the 10% variance range. 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 quite recent, which is another good sign.

However, it would be better if Sunmed labeled its third-party tests to make it easier to tell which products they analyzed.

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 are 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 customers see if the products can be trusted.

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 Decent CBD Brand

Overall, Sunmed is a solid CBD company. It 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 reviews written by its customers online which were fairly positive.

Sunmed can also 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.

Company Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 727-235-0720

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