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CBDistillery Review: Dedicated to the #CBDMOVEMENT

Dave Kriegel
April 30, 2020

CBDistillery was born in 2016 in Colorado, USA. Their mission has always been to provide the best CBD products for fair prices. They have built up a high standard for quality and prices that has left other brands with no choice but to make their products more affordable. CBDistillery uses natural farming practices, sourcing their products from non-GMO hemp grown in the USA and they’re all produced in an ISO-certified lab.

In addition to that, as of 4/30/20, Balanced Health Botanicals, the parent company of CBDistillery has proudly announced that their production facility in Hampden, Colorado was added to the NSF International dietary supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registry.

Each batch is fully traceable and comes with unique QR codes linked to their lab reports. CBDistillery performs testing for cannabinoid profiles and potency using credible third-party labs. They also provide a 60-day risk-free satisfaction guarantee on their products, which is pretty rare for a CBD company. For any aspiring CBD brands reading this right now, that’s how you do it! Last but not least, if you use this CBDistillery discount code, you can take 15% off your next order.

The products were sent free of charge courtesy of CBDistillery for the purpose of this review.

CBDistillery oil tinctures

CBDistillery actually offers two different types of CBD oil. One of them is full spectrum and the other is a THC-free broad-spectrum tincture. They come in a variety of different strengths including 250, 500, 1000, 2500, and 5000 mg CBD. Recently, CBDistillery redesigned their packaging and started labeling their tinctures per mL instead of per bottle. I had the opportunity to try both tinctures in a variety of concentrations for comparison.

Each strength has its own color box and bottle corresponding to it. I wish more brands would do that. The full spectrum and THC options are also well distinguished by the packaging. The THC free version has white on the bottom and the strength color on top. The full-spectrum oil has it flipped the other way around with the white part on top and the color on the bottom. I personally think it would make sense the other way around, but no biggie.

The bottles just look like your typical e-liquid bottles. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Yes, there are directions on them in fine print that specify to use them orally, but I think there should be a specific warning stating that the product is not suitable for vaping or other forms of inhalation. Lastly, the droppers don’t have mL markers on it—but at least the bottles tell you how much CBD is in one per mL, for people who don’t want to start doing math.

Full spectrum tinctures

The full-spectrum oil is light yellow to dark amber (depending on the strength) and has a very potent hemp aroma. It also has an obvious hemp taste, surprisingly even in the lower strengths. You actually taste the hemp plant itself versus the isolate-based oils that just give it a slight bitter aftertaste. This tastes like it came straight off the farm, fresh and potent.

I don’t think the major selling point is the flavor here, but it’s also how I can tell they’re legit. I’ve tried quite a few full-spectrum tinctures from some of the top brands and CBDistillery is on par with the current standards of production. The taste is similar to some of the top brands out there, especially in the full-spectrum market. It differs slightly with each strain and different carrier oils, but it’s all going to the same place

THC-free tinctures

If you can’t tolerate the taste of full-spectrum oil, or just want something THC-free, their broad-spectrum option is going to be your best bet. It still has a taste, but the flavor isn’t “in your face!” This one tastes a bit more palatable, and doesn’t have any extra flavorings. Since this one is formulated with CBD isolate, it’s also much lighter in color, almost transparent.

This is a nice option to have for people who are concerned about drug testing or just can’t tolerate the taste of full spectrum CBD oil in higher doses. I can also confirm that based on the lab test results, they contain non-detectable levels of THC and are made using 99% pure CBD isolate.

CBDistillery Extra Strength

CBDistillery Extra Strength

One of the strongest CBD oils you can get for the best value. CBDistillery Extra Strength tincture provides 5000 mg of full-spectrum cannabidiol per 30 mL bottle. Extracted from non-GMO hemp, grown with natural farming practices. It’s formulated in an ISO-certified lab and is third-party lab certified.

CBDistillery softgel capsules

CBDistillery CBD capsules are a convenient option for taking your CBD oil with effortless dosing. Like most of their products, they come in two varieties, THC-free or full spectrum, and are available in bottles of 30 and 60 mL. Each capsule is loaded with 30 mg of CBD, and they are softgels, so they are super easy to swallow. Keep in mind that your dosage may vary depending on the method of delivery—capsules may require a higher dosage since they have a lower bioavailability (due to the first-pass effect).

There is not much to describe about the actual capsules themselves. They are filled with CBD—and they work. If you open them up and taste the oil, it is a similar formula to their tinctures. Capsules are great for people who want an easy way to take CBD. Especially those who require significant doses of full-spectrum CBD oil but don’t enjoy the hemp flavor. They are also more discreet to use than tinctures and vapes in a lot of situations. Again, not quite as effective, but they have their own unique advantages. CBD taken orally isn’t as fast acting, but it stays in your system for longer.

I would recommend going with the full-spectrum tinctures for the best results, unless you are concerned about THC content. I still think tinctures and vapes are the best and most cost-effective ways to take CBD on a regular basis, but if you are looking for premium CBD oil in capsule form, CBDistillery capsules are the way to go.

CBDistillery Softgel Capsules

CBDistillery Softgel Capsules

CBDistillery offers their signature oils in easy to swallow capsule form. They are available in full-spectrum and THC-free varieties and contain 30 mg CBD per capsule. You won’t have to guess how much CBD oil you are taking anymore. CBDistillery sources their CBD from non-GMO hemp made in the USA.

CBDistillery gummies

Gummies are yet another easy way to take CBD. They’re also a pretty good excuse for adults to eat candy, but that’s another story. Fortunately, these gummies only contain 2 mg of sugar each. One of my favorite parts of doing these reviews aside from testing out the tinctures and vapes, is trying the best CBD gummies from the top brands. I’ve tried quite a few at this point, and CBDistillery is definitely way up there with them. They also happen to be vegan and kosher, if you’re about that life. There are two varieties, very similar, but one of them is a sleep gummy that contains melatonin. Speaking from experience, melatonin plus a hearty dose of CBD will knock you out.

More importantly, they taste good. Since both gummies are made with CBD isolate, they really don’t have a strong hemp taste going on. There is something there, a slight bitterness to it, but that’s probably because they contain 30 mg a pop—the same amount that’s in their gel caps by the way. I would put them right up next to the capsules in terms of effectiveness, but obviously a lot more fun to take. They contain berry and lemon flavorings that taste like the fruit snacks I used to eat as a child. CBDistillery makes some of the finest CBD gummies out there, I would easily recommend them to somebody looking for a good THC-free CBD gummy.

CBDistillery Relax Gummies

CBDistillery Relax Gummies

CBDistillery gummies are packed with 30 mg of CBD. They are also gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan and kosher. The gummies come in mixed flavors ranging from berry to citrus candy and only contain 2 g of sugar each. Sourced from USA-grown non-GMO hemp using natural farming practices, they are both effective and affordable.

CBDistillery topicals

CBDistillery offers a few varieties of CBD topicals. The one that I received is called CBDol Salve, which contains 500 mg of CBD. That’s pretty good considering the size. It has the familiar fresh scent that you get with CBD salves and it provides a nice cooling sensation which helps to sooth. The ingredients include a variety of natural oils and extracts which seem to be good for the skin.

I tested some out on my neck, which gets sore every so often from working. There is an instant relief from the other ingredients, and after about 15-30 minutes, the CBD started kicking in. I am fortunate enough to not have any severe pain, but it helps ease the tension in my neck.

I would compare it to Hemp Bombs pain cream that I use and have only had positive experiences with in the past. It happens to contain more CBD, which is awesome—and it’s fairly priced. CBDol salve is perfect if you’re looking for a way to deliver CBD to a specific part of your body, but I would always suggest getting on a daily regimen of CBD oil for the best results.

CBDistillery CBDol Salve

CBDistillery CBDol Salve

CBDistillery offers a line of premium CBD topicals including the mighty CBDol Salve. Perfect for localized treatment harnessing the power of cannabidiol. Provides cooling action that’s great for post-workout use. CBDistillery topicals contain ingredients that promote healthy skin and 500 mg of full spectrum CBD per jar.

CBDistillery e-liquid

Even though they are not an e-liquid company, CBDistillery has launched their own line of CBD vape juice. CBDistillery is one my favorite CBD brands for their overall quality and value, but since this is a vaping website, I’m probably a bit more critical than the average CBD reviewer—I’ve tried hundreds of flavors over the years, some CBD-infused, some nicotine.

Anyways, let’s start with what I liked about them. CBDistillery offers four distinct flavors, each in two strengths: regular (500 mg) and extra strength (1000 mg). The lab test reports show that the e-liquid contains the proported amounts of CBD, in addition to trace amounts of CBDv and CBC.

The flavor selection is solid, they have mango, grape, strawberry lemonade and mint. I think grape is my favorite out of the four because I always like a well-executed grape e-liquid that doesn’t taste like Robitussin. It does have a bit of a hemp-taste, but that’s another story. The rest of the them are also well-done, and should satisfy fans of those flavor profiles.

As for my critique of their e-liquid, it’s extremely high in PG. For people looking for a strong throat hit, that’s a plus. But compared to most e-liquid, which is generally anywhere from 50-70%, CBDistillery is a bit high at 85%! I think the only other CBD e-liquid I’ve had that even came close was from Naked (which was 70% PG). The other criticism I could give is that they actually have a bit of a hemp taste, which is fine by me, but might not be cool with everyone. Most CBD e-juice doesn’t really taste like hemp, unless it contains added terpenes. My best guess is that the high PG absorbs more of the flavor from the CBD isolate. In any case, there’s definitely something hempy going on—but it’s not overbearing.

Other than that, they are pretty basic flavors, nothing super complex compared to the plethora of other brands and options available. At the same time, they’re some of the more popular flavor profiles.

Here is my brief take on each one:

Mint: This one was fresh and, for lack of better words, minty. It’s not super mentholated, but it definitely has a menthol kick to it. It actually reminded me of the JUUL cool mint pods. Overall, it’s a solid minty vape.

Mango: A regular mango flavor, not exactly a fresh ripe mango but somewhere in between candy and mango nectar. It’s pleasant, and not too sweet. If mango is your thing, it will probably be your favorite of the four.

Strawberry lemonade: I vape strawberry lemonade nicotine e-liquid on a pretty regular basis. This just isn’t the sweet and tart style of lemonade that I usually go for. It has a nice citrusy lemon taste with a slight hint of strawberry. It was probably my least favorite of the four, but I won’t have a problem vaping it when I’m out of the other three flavors.

Grape: I wanted this one to be good, but if it wasn’t, I’d be the first to tell you. I happened to like this flavor the most because it’s just a dead-on candy grape. I also enjoy the slight hemp flavor and how it blends with the slight sweetness of the candy. I would compare this to the really good grape CBD e-liquid by ERTH Hemp, but with more of a real hemp flavor.

CBDistillery CBD e-liquid

CBDistillery E-Liquid

CBDistillery offers two styles of CBD vape juice in four popular flavors. The flavors include mint, mango, grape and strawberry lemonade. Available in two strengths containing either 500 or 1000 mg CBD per 30 mL bottle. They’re formulated with an 85/15 PG/VG ratio, making them ideal for refilling cartridges and pod systems.

Other CBDistillery products

CBDistillery offers an entire range of products, some of which I didn’t get to test yet. That includes CBD oil for dogs and a variety of CBD topicals, including CBD lip balm and CBD isolate powder. They have an entire marketing campaign on Instagram poking fun at all of the gimmicky CBD products out there. They keep it real, which is nice to see for a change. (I’m not sure what’s going on with that CBD lip balm though, but I’ll let it slide.)

  • CBD oil for dogs
  • CBD topicals
  • CBD isolate
  • CBD lip balm

Verdict

I have only heard great things about CBDistillery since I started doing research into the top CBD brands a few years ago. Now that I finally had the chance to try some of their products out for myself, I can say they live up to their reputation—I’m sold. Their CBD vape juice isn’t my favorite line out there, but they do have a very nice selection of the more popular flavors.

The rest of the products met my expectations. No nonsense and effective. It’s also worth mentioning that they have some of the better prices compared to other companies. They appear to take an honest approach; it seems like they are not just about the money, but are actually invested in the CBD movement itself. They also offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, (good luck finding that anywhere else.) I would easily recommend them to anybody looking for a no-frills, no-BS CBD product that just works and isn’t overpriced.

What was your experience like with CBDistillery? Leave a comment below.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dave has always had a passion for helping people quit smoking. As a former smoker himself, he knew how hard it could be. As soon as he learned about vaping, he instantly became obsessed with it and helped many people stop smoking. Vaping360 has given Dave a platform to do this on a much larger scale, by educating the public about the wonders of vaping. When Dave is not writing he is either listening to music, performing it, or cruising around on his Penny board.
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