Charlotte’s Web is one of the most exciting new brands in the CBD industry. Its unique branding strategy, interesting look, and high-quality CBD products are predicted to make this one of most popular CBD products in the world. Charlotte’s Web may be a responsible company that’s nice to look at, but are its products really better than the competition? We’ve set out to discover just that in our comprehensive review of Charlotte’s Web.
Charlotte’s Web Pros and Cons
About Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web is one of the most famous producers of CBD in the world, and one of the reasons for this is its backstory. The company was started by seven brothers who had originally set out to help a young girl who was suffering from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating condition that caused her to have hundreds of seizures a week.
The brothers produced a concentrated CBD hemp extract from a strain of Colorado hemp that was administered to her. The result was immediate and dramatic. The number of seizures she suffered dropped drastically, and within a short time, she was having only a few each month. She is now able to live a normal and healthy life—something that before had seemed impossible.
That little girl’s name is Charlotte, and the hemp strain used in her treatment, as well as the company that was soon to be established, would take her name.
Charlotte’s Web has since grown into a network of thousands of people working to grow, test, market, and sell the pure hemp extract that worked its miracle on Charlotte. The company is dedicated to maintaining an equilibrium with nature and making people’s lives better. They are very planet friendly, non-GMO, and vegan, and they support a number of charities.
Charlotte’s Web claims that they just want to make the world a better place. Based on their beginnings and all of the good they do as a company, they’ve shown that they are serious about it.
Charlotte’s Web Products
What Makes Charlotte’s Web Different?
The biggest difference between Charlotte’s Web and its competitors is definitely how it positions itself as a superhero of environmentalism and goodwill. But, as this doesn’t necessarily reflect on the quality of the product itself, we’re going to look beyond it for a moment.
Probably the best thing about Charlotte’s Web is its incredibly high standards for testing. Most companies buy or grow hemp and test it for its phytochemical profile, then they produce their CBD products, and then test those products in a lab.
Charlotte’s Web starts by testing the soil and water before they even start the cultivation process. They then continue to test the water multiple times a year, and they test their hemp plants every five days. Once harvested, the hemp is processed at an FDA regulated facility and then made into various CBD products, which are then tested again at a cGMP facility.
As a result of all the testing, Charlotte’s Web’s products are extremely consistent. This is very important in CBD products, but it’s not easy to regulate in a plant like hemp, which can vary in its levels of cannabinoids from one crop to another.
As a result of its consistency, its industry-leading testing standards, and its dedication to goodwill, Charlotte’s Web is seen by many as the most trustworthy CBD brand on the market.
Charlotte’s Web produces a few product lines based primarily around their full-spectrum CBD hemp extract. All of their products are made from non-GMO hemp grown in the USA, and each plant is tended by hand.
Charlotte’s Web definitely goes the extra mile, but does it reflect in the final product? Read on to find out.
CW CBD Oil (Full-Spectrum)
Charlotte’s Web offers four different strengths of its flagship CBD hemp extract. The unique blend that comes from Charlotte’s Web’s carefully tended hemp plants combines the power of CBD with a slew of other cannabinoids. This particular mix was concocted to soothe the mind, heal the body, and be as environmentally friendly as possible.
This CBD oil comes in the form of a tincture that’s taken orally by using a dropper. It’s as simple as putting a few drops under the tongue to start feeling its effects immediately. You can also add the oil to your favorite drink or sprinkle it on food.
We found Charlotte’s Web CBD oil to be perceptible and enjoyable. The effects were instantaneous, and most of us felt an immediate relaxing sensation as well as a general improvement in mood over the next few hours. Sleep was also easier and deeper. We can only imagine that those suffering from more serious spasmodic conditions and seizures would find this particular extract very beneficial, given its track record.
One thing to note is that this full-spectrum product contains traces of THC, the psychoactive element in hemp. For most, these traces will be undetectable, but if you’re taking CBD for anxiety relief, THC may act as a trigger. Those who suffer from this condition may want to opt for the CBD isolate.
Also, those who are subject to drug testing may want to choose a product that is guaranteed to be 100% THC-free, yet unfortunately, Charlotte’s Web doesn’t offer one.
CW CBD Oil (Isolate)
The CBD isolate offered by Charlotte’s Web is different from the hemp extract that made it famous because the isolate contains only CBD. The full-spectrum extract is primarily CBD but also contains a mix of other cannabinoids.
This product is intended for those who may want to add more CBD to their daily regimen without increasing their dosage of other cannabinoids. It is also a better choice for those who want to avoid THC.
The Charlotte’s Web CBD isolate had less of an effect on us than the hemp extract, which was to be expected. The isolate contains much less THC and no terpenes, both of which are responsible for the effects of CBD that you can feel upon taking it. This isn’t to say that this CBD oil isn’t effective, though. The purity of Charlotte’s Web’s hemp plants means that its isolate should be a very safe product that has the power to deliver all of CBD’s benefits over time.
CW CBD Capsules
One of the more interesting offerings in Charlotte’s Web’s line is CBD capsules that can be taken like a dietary supplement. It seems clear that Charlotte’s Web is moving away from the gummies, candies, and cookies of other CBD companies and offering something more refined and more adult to its customers.
These CBD capsules come in two different strengths and can be swallowed just like any other tablet. We found them to be a great alternative to oil. The capsules were flavorless and easy to swallow.
This is perfect for people who don’t like the strong taste of CBD Oil. Also, they don’t leave your breath smelling like hemp!
Although you get the full blend of cannabinoids in each pill, you won’t likely feel anything upon taking these. This is because when your body digests the ingredients, they are processed much slower. If you’re looking for relief from stress or want to fall asleep faster at night, you may want to stick with the oil. For those seeking all the long-term benefits of CBD use, the capsules should be just as effective as the oil.
Hemp Infused Creams and Balms
Charlotte’s Web produces one hemp cream and one hemp balm, both of which are to be applied topically to the skin.
The hemp infused cream comes in a 2.5oz bottle which is packed with 750mg of Charlotte’s Web’s signature extract. This is one of the most potent CBD creams that we’ve come across. Along with the CBD blend, Charlotte’s Web has mixed in aloe, coconut oil, shea butter and more to give the cream a velvety feel that instantly moisturizes and soothes the skin.
This is definitely one of the best CBD creams we’ve got our hands on. It works great for dry skin and redness relief, and it all but ends muscle cramps and joint pain in the fingers and wrists in just a few hours. We haven’t tried it on other parts of the body, but we’d bet that it works wonders on shoulders, feet, and knees too. It comes with an attractive price tag and is definitely worth a try.
The hemp infused balm is made with essential oils and botanicals to soothe the skin and calm the mind. It comes in two sizes and has the same concentration of hemp extract per oz as the cream. Charlotte’s Web says the balm can be used throughout the day as needed, but it’s a bit oily, so we’d recommend using it at night. We found it to be very relaxing and great for foot pain (though it can be used anywhere on the body except the face). It’s also quite inexpensive, so if you’re on the fence, you can try a small tin of the balm before splurging on the cream.
Hemp Infused Cream
Hemp Infused Balm
CBD Oil for Dogs
The Charlotte’s Web hemp extract for dogs is called “Paws.” It is made with the same hemp extract that can be found in the other products and is infused into MCT oil, which is safe for dogs and easy for their systems to process.
At 25mg of CBD per ml, this oil is strong enough to have a noticeable effect on any size dog. In fact, Charlotte’s Web goes as far as to say that you’ll notice a “sense of calm” in your dog. Many CBD dog products and treats are for conditions like inflammation or seizures, but this one claims to instantly improve your dog’s mood as well.
One of our pups definitely responded to the oil. This little guy is usually really rowdy, and his owner was thrilled at his change in mood. Our other mutts didn’t show as much of a difference in demeanor, but that was probably because it was difficult for us to administer the product. It can only be given by using a dropper, which some dogs resist when you try to stick it in their snouts. You can always add the extract to their water to get all the benefits of CBD for dogs, but if they don’t drink it right away, you might not see that “sense of calm” that was advertised. Add a half a dropper to a potato chip and you may have better luck!
Charlotte’s Web may lack variety when it comes to flavor options and product lines, but we can hardly fault them for it. In the end, this company produces an extremely high-quality hemp extract that offers both immediate and long-term relief from a multitude of conditions ranging from mildly inconvenient to life-threatening.
When it comes to choosing a CBD product, you can trust that Charlotte’s Web will deliver on its promises. This is because its oil is not simply the result of extracting CBD from hemp. It is a very specific combination of cannabinoids that comes from just one strain of Colorado hemp.
This strain has what many consider to be the perfect blend of elements to calm the mind and heal the body. If every strain is a different recipe, Charlotte’s web is fine dining. From the topical creams to the oils to the CBD for dogs, every product we tested was top of the line. Our only concern is the THC content. Those who suffer from anxiety and those who have to drug test should be wary of these products.
Other than that, we would highly recommend Charlotte’s Web to anyone serious about discovering benefits of CBD.