Honest Zebra CBD Review: Pros & Cons (May 2021)

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California’s Zebra CBD is a small CBD brand offering a wide variety of products at affordable prices. It sources CBD from organic hemp grown in Colorado and posts detailed third-party lab tests of its products. One way Zebra CBD stands out is by offering CBD tablets with added active ingredients meant to help with specific concerns, like sleep and stress.


Although not as well-known as leading brands, Zebra is a solid CBD company with some innovative products.


  • Wide product variety
  • Innovative CBD tablets
  • Full, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate products
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date third-party testing
  • Below-average prices 


  • Few potency options, especially for CBD oil
  • Needs more THC-free options
  • Lacks capsules

Overall Rating: 4/5

Products 4/5
Zebra CBD has a fairly diverse product lineup but needs to offer more strengths, especially for its CBD oil.
Price & Value 4/5
The company’s price point is below the market average for different CBD products, which makes it an affordable option. 
Hemp Quality 4/5
Like many American CBD brands, Zebra’s products are made from organic Colorado hemp. However, they lose a point for not having USDA organic certification for their hemp — the gold standard of hemp quality.
Third-Party Testing 4/5
Zebra CBD posts detailed, up-to-date third-party lab test results for potency and contaminants. The test results prove its products are safe and accurate. But I’d like to see tests for residual solvents added.
Customer Service & Reputation 4/5
Zebra is a fairly small CBD company. Having said that, it has many satisfied customer reviews on its website.

Zebra CBD Overview

Zebra CBD is a Californian brand founded in 2019. It offers a comprehensive product lineup, including full-spectrum CBD oils, tablets, topicals, edibles, and beauty products.

Like most American companies, it sources CBD from hemp cultivated in Colorado using the two safest, most efficient methods of extraction: ethanol and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Zebra CBD provides detailed third-party lab test results with lot codes on its website, so you can confirm that its products are accurate and safe.

CBD Terminology

  • 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.

Zebra CBD Product Lineup 

Zebra CBD offers many different types of CBD products, including oils, tablets, edibles, topicals, and pet products. 

These products are made with all three types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Here’s a closer look at Zebra CBD’s offerings.


zebra cbd full spectrum oil
CBD Potency25 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
Our Rating3.5/5

Full-spectrum CBD oil with a potency of 25 mg/ml and 750 mg of CBD total per 30 ml bottle. Contains coconut MCT oil and comes in natural and mint flavors. I’d like to see a stronger version of this tincture for people with higher dosage needs.

CBD Tablets

zebra cbd tablets
CBD Potency25 mg
Capsule Count30
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
Our Rating4/5

Zebra CBD’s chewable tablets contain 25 mg of pure CBD mixed with other supplement ingredients meant for specific benefits. These innovative tablets come in 6 formulas:

  • Health & Vitality (pure CBD)
  • Sleep Support with valerian, chamomile, and melatonin
  • Mood & Calm with lemon balm, St. John’s Wort, and passionflower
  • Joint & Muscle with vitamin D, boswellia, and turmeric
  • Blood Pressure with hawthorn, CoQ10, and Garlic
  • Tension & Stress with GABA, L-theanine, and magnesium. 

CBD Edibles

Zebra CBD offers three types of edible products: gummies, mints, and energy shots.

CBD Gummies

zebra cbd gummies
CBD Potency25 mg
Capsule Count30
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
Our Rating4/5

These vegan-friendly gummies provide 25 mg of pure CBD with 30 pieces per container and mixed fruit flavors.

CBD Peppermint Mints

zebra cbd peppermint mints
CBD Potency20 mg
Capsule Count30
Total CBD600 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.08
Our Rating4/5

These innovative peppermint mints carry 20 mg of pure CBD each with 30 per container.

CBD Energy Shot

zebra cbd energy shots
CBD Potency30 mg
Capsule Count6
Total CBD180 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.17
Our Rating4/5

The CBD energy shots have 30 mg of CBD mixed with caffeine and B vitamins. That’s an effective formula because CBD can help with the jittery side effects of caffeine, helping you get a clean boost of energy.

CBD Topicals

Zebra CBD offers four topical products: a balm, rub, roll-on, and moisturizing cream.

CBD Balm

zebra cbd balm
CBD Potency3.33 mg/ml
Volume2 oz (~60 ml)
Total CBD200 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.25
FormulaEssential & other plant oils
Our Rating3/5

This full-spectrum CBD balm provides 200 mg of CBD in a 60 ml container. It’s formulated for muscle and joint relief and includes multiple plant oils, including peppermint.

However, the potency of this balm is somewhat low and the third-party tests show only two cannabinoids, which isn’t that great for a full-spectrum product.


zebra cbd rub
CBD Potency16.7 mg/ml
Volume1 oz (~30 ml)
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.10
FormulaMenthol and other ingredients
Our Rating4.5/5

This rub contains 500 mg of full-spectrum CBD, giving it a medium-strength potency of 16.7 mg/ml. It’s formulated with menthol and arnica, two popular topical pain relievers.

I like this rub more than the balm because it has a higher potency and better ingredients for the relief of soreness and discomfort. Plus, third-party tests confirm that it contains a wide range of cannabinoids like a proper full-spectrum product.

CBD Roll-On Relief

zebra cbd roll on
CBD Potency30 mg/ml
Volume10 ml
Total CBD300 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.08
FormulaPeppermint & other plant oils
Our Rating4/5

Similar to Zebra CBD’s other formulas, this roll-on combines full-spectrum CBD with menthol and plant oils and is meant for relieving pain and soreness. It has a strength of 30 mg/ml, with 300 mg of full-spectrum CBD in the 10 ml container.

CBD Moisturizing Cream

zebra cbd moisturizing cream
CBD Potency2.5 mg/ml
Volume4 oz (~118 ml)
Total CBD300 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.17
FormulaEssential & other plant oils
Our Rating3/5

This moisturizing cream combines a small amount of CBD (300 mg, 2.5 mg/ml) with standard skincare ingredients such as jojoba, hemp seed, and safflower seed oil.

While I like the idea and the formula, this product needs to have a higher CBD strength. Plus, the third-party tests show only CBD; you should see multiple cannabinoids in a full-spectrum product.

Dog CBD Products

CBD Oil for Dogs

zebra cbd oil for dogs
CBD Potency20 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD600 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.08
Our Rating4.5/5

This broad-spectrum CBD oil contains 600 mg of CBD (20 mg/ml). Thanks to being free of THC and weaker than its human counterpart, this is a great product for your four-legged companion, as dogs are more sensitive to THC than we are (3).

CBD Chews for Dogs

zebra cbd canine chews
CBD Potency10 mg
Chew Count60
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06
Our Rating4.5/5

These chews provide 10 mg of broad-spectrum CBD, with 60 pieces per bag. There are two formulas:

  • Joint and hip, which contain ingredients meant to support healthy joints, such as boswellia, green-lipped mussel, and hydrolyzed collagen.
  • Calm and stress, which contains popular anti-stress ingredients, including ashwagandha, l-theanine, chamomile, zinc, and magnesium.

CBD Balm for Dogs

zebra cbd dog balm
CBD Potency10 mg/ml
Volume1.66 oz (~49 ml)
Total CBD500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.10
FormulaEssential & other plant oils
Our Rating4.5/5

This full-spectrum balm contains 500 mg of CBD blended with various plant oils.

I like the strength (10 mg/ml) of this balm and the fact that it’s full-spectrum since you don’t need to worry about THC when you apply CBD products topically.

Price & Value

The best way to figure out the value of CBD products is to look at the cost per one milligram (mg) of CBD. For Zebra CBD, we get the following:

  • $0.07 per mg for CBD oil, tablets, and gummies
  • $0.10–0.17 for other edibles and drinks
  • $0.10–0.25 for topicals
  • $0.06–0.10 for pet products

These prices are considered below-average for these types of CBD products, so you’re getting a fairly good deal. For example, the average price per mg of CBD oil is $0.08–0.12.

Hemp Source and Production Process

Like most brands, Zebra CBD uses a high-quality hemp source and manufacturing process to make its products.

The company gets its CBD from organic hemp plants cultivated in Colorado, the state with the most developed hemp industry in the country. 

These raw plants are extracted with carbon dioxide (CO2) or ethanol, the two safest, most popular methods of CBD extraction, to create either full-spectrum extracts or pure CBD.

Third-Party Testing 

Zebra CBD sends its products for comprehensive third-party testing to Botanacor, one of the most reputable cannabis testing labs in the country. 

These tests check whether the products contain the right amount of CBD and other cannabinoids, and are free of heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants. 

You can easily look up the test results on Zebra CBD’s website. They also come with lot numbers, so you can match the lot of your product to a specific Certificate of Analysis (CoA).

Third-Party Test Results

I always check third-party test results to verify the company’s claims about CBD strength, type of CBD used, and lack of contaminants.

Most of the third-party test reports I looked up confirmed that Zebra CBD’s products contain as much or slightly more CBD than advertised. Industry experts recommend that cannabis products should have a cannabinoid content within 10% of the label (4).

Zebra CBD oil third-party test Certificate of Analysis (CoA).

For example, this test of the company’s full-spectrum CBD oil show that it contains 782.5 mg of CBD, which is 32 mg more than the advertised amount of 750 mg, which is a good result. 

These tests also confirm that this tincture is made with full-spectrum hemp extract since we can see several other cannabinoids aside from CBD.

All in all, Zebra CBD’s third-party tests show good results and are up-to-date, confirming that you’re getting accurate, effective CBD products.

Shipping & Returns

Zebra CBD ships throughout the United States, with an estimated 3-day delivery time. Shipping is free for orders over $50. 

The company also offers a 90-day money-back guarantee on your first order, so you can return the item within this time window. You can contact Zebra CBD by phone or email.

Customer Service & Reputation

Zebra CBD has hundreds of satisfied customer reviews posted on its website. The reviews suggest that the products work and that there aren’t any major problems with shipping, returns, or other customer service issues.

Although I couldn’t find many customer reviews of Zebra CBD outside of its website, I did find this one post about its topical roll-on:

All in all, it seems like Zebra has a solid reputation with its customers.

My Verdict: Promising CBD Brand

Overall, Zebra CBD is a solid CBD vendor. It offers many types of CBD products at below-average prices and is transparent about its process, which uses an organic Colorado hemp source.

I also like the idea behind its CBD tablets, which contain additional active ingredients backed by research evidence to provide specific benefits, like improving sleep or relieving stress.

Another great sign is that Zebra CBD provides up-to-date third-party test reports done by Botanacor, one of Colorado’s leading cannabis testing labs. 

The biggest way the company can improve is by offering more potency options, particularly for its CBD oil. As it stands, a strength of 25 mg/ml is too weak for many people. It would also be nice if the company offered standard CBD capsules in addition to tablets, and included a full-spectrum version. 

Overall Rating: 4/5

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