The market for products featuring hemp extracts is large and growing larger. However, safety concerns have been raised by medical and regulatory agencies. Post marketing surveillance of full spectrum hemp extract (FSHE) products manufactured and distributed by CV Sciences (CVSI) and traded under the brand PlusCBD™ was conducted over a 2-year period (2018-2019). The safety of these products was assessed by analyzing adverse events reports. From a total of approximately five million product units sold during the 2-year period, 1,429 (0.03%) adverse events (AE) were reported in 1,151 unique customers. Of those, only two were classified as serious AEs. For orally ingested products, the most common types of AEs reported were gastrointestinal (e.g. abdominal discomfort), while for topically applied products, the most reports mentioned dermatological symptoms (e.g. rashes). There has been no evidence of liver toxicity associated with CVSI products. Based on this longitudinal dataset, the products manufactured using CVSI’s proprietary processes are safe and well tolerated at the recommended doses.
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The hemp gummies come in Peach, Sour Watermelon, Cherry Mango, and Citrus Punch flavors. Choose between 25mg and 10mg per gummy and 30-count or 60-count bottles.
The brand sells CBD Roll-On and CBD Balms in Extra Strength form. The balm is available in a 100mg concentration and has additional ingredients such as willow bark, peppermint oil, and beeswax. All PlusCBD topicals contain vitamin E, terpenes, and rich fatty acids to help moisturize your skin. There is also a travel size balm with 45mg of CBD.
Now that we have some background information, let’s find out more about the quality of PlusCBD’s products in this review.
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The company has a Loyalty Program that awards points for purchases and leaving reviews, creating an account, sharing on Facebook, or following the brand on Instagram. Every 100 points are worth $1 off your next purchase.
The roll-on is a good option if you want quick and easy application of CBD. This product contains botanicals such as camphor, menthol, cinnamon, and licorice, which gives it a pleasant scent. The roll-on comes in 200mg and 500mg CBD concentrations. As both are in the same size bottle, the larger option provides 2.5 times more cannabidiol per ml than the smaller one.
PlusCBD has expanded its product range significantly in recent times. It now sells pet CBD oil in peanut butter and beef flavor. The only available CBD concentration at present is 500mg.
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CV Sciences, a San Diego-based company, is behind the PlusCBD brand. Co-founded by Michael J Mona III, CV describes itself as America’s favorite hemp and health company. Its official website claims it was the first company to achieve GRAS safety status (in 2018) for hemp-derived CBD.
The organization has a vertically integrated system, which means complete traceability from seed to shelf.