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CBDistillery offers a range of full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate products at affordable prices.

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Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid extracted from the cannabis plant, is used for a variety of health and wellness reasons. For instance, many people use CBD to help ease symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, and other conditions, or because it has a calming effect.

CBD is a fast-growing industry, with new products on the market every week. It’s not always easy to decipher a CBD label and determine the quality of a product, but choosing a reputable brand will give you the most benefits for your bucks.

CBDistillery, the flagship brand of Balanced Health Botanicals, was founded in 2016. The brand aims to stomp out stigma about cannabis and “prove that CBD isn’t just a buzzword,” through their #CBDMOVEMENT efforts on social media.

Below, we delve into the pros and cons of the brand and take a look at some of CBDistillery’s top products.

CBDistillery is a growing brand name in CBD. Launched in Colorado in 2016, the brand has developed quite a bit since then. They now offer many full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate products.

Like other trustworthy CBD brands, CBDistillery is certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority and is third-party tested. The brand strives to be transparent, and on their website, they mention that part of their mission involves offering easy access to CBD products and widespread education about CBD.


  • transparent about sourcing and manufacturing
  • certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority
  • offers a large variety of CBD products at reasonable prices


  • does not offer discount programs for low income households
  • labels some of their products as supplements, which does not align with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protocol
  • products are not certified organic
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Certifications and memberships

In 2019, CBDistillery’s parent company achieved self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status through an independent review by toxicologists. The brand also has memberships with the National Hemp Association and the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s major grassroots organization.

Marketing practices

Notably, CBDistillery has not received any FDA warning letters. Other brands have received such letters for violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with illegal marketing practices. Specifically, companies may receive these letters because of discrepancies between labeled cannabinoid content and content in the actual product.

That said, CBDistillery does label their products as supplements, which some other companies have received warning letters over.

Sourcing and manufacturing

Another pro about CBDistillery is their degree of transparency in product sourcing and manufacturing. The brand says they use non-GMO industrial hemp, grown in the United States with natural farming practices, to create their products.

CBDistillery’s manufacturing facility is approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The facility is certified by NSF International to follow current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs), as outlined by the FDA. It’s also ISO-9001 certified for quality.

For their full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products, CBDistillery uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) supercritical extraction process, lauded for its safety for both the environment and users.

For their isolate products, the brand uses ethanol extraction. Ethanol extraction can sometimes leave behind residual solvents in the final products. However, CBDistillery tests each product for residual solvents to make sure none remain.

Certificate of analysis

Each CBDistillery product also features a certificate of analysis (COA) from third-party ISO 17025-accredited labs, such as ACS Laboratory or Botanacor.

COAs show:

  • cannabinoid profile
  • potency
  • terpenes content
  • whether it has passed tests for:
    • water acidity
    • heavy metals
    • pesticides
    • mycotoxins (toxic compounds produced by molds)
    • residual solvents
    • microbiology petrifilm (presence of bacteria)

You can access a COA by scanning the QR code on a CBDistillery product’s label. When browsing the brand’s website, you can find the COA overview on each product page, or by searching the lab testing page. If you want to access the COA through the lab testing page, you’ll need the batch number found on your particular product’s label.

Range of products and pricing

CBDistillery offers a range of CBD products, including:

  • oils
  • softgels
  • capsules
  • gummies
  • topicals
  • powders

CBDistillery’s offerings include full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate formulas at a range of potencies. The labels suggest a serving size, including how much CBD you’ll get in that serving and how many servings each package contains.

User reviews for various products frequently mention CBDistillery’s affordability, and fair pricing is a source of pride for the brand.

The brand also has a discount program for active military members, veterans, firefighters, police, and EMTs. CBDistillery also offers a loyalty program for future discounts. Unlike some other popular brands, CBDistillery does not offer discounts to low income households.

Subscribing to certain products can save you 30% on the cost and provide free shipping.

CBDistillery also offers pet products. However, it’s important to note there’s not much research on how CBD affects dogs, cats, and other domestic animals. Talk with your veterinarian before giving CBD to your pet.

Also, keep in mind that THC is toxic to dogs. You’ll want to keep any full-spectrum products out of reach of your pets.

Customer service

CBDistillery’s parent company Balanced Health Botanicals has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, but they do have some negative customer reviews and complaints, mostly regarding shipping and ordering issues.

However, it appears these complaints have been closed over the past few years.

Other users on the CBDistillery website rave about the brand’s customer service.

A few of our editors tested a range of CBDistillery products. They used each product for at least 5 days, comparing the flavor, potency, and effectiveness of each one.

Here’s our take on how CBDistillery’s products stack up in real-life applications.

BrandProductsPrice rangeDiscount programs
CBDistillery• oils
• gummies
• capsules
• topicals
• pet products
• powders
$35–$260• discount program for active military members, veterans, firefighters, police, and EMTs
• loyalty program and subscription savings
cbdMD• oils
• gummies
• capsules
• topicals
• pet products
• tablets
$19.99– $188.99• discounts for veterans, first responders, and those with medically and legally confirmed disabilities
• autoship discounts available
CBDfx• gummies
• oils
• capsules
• edibles
• pet products
• topicals
• vapes
$34.99– $84.99• loyalty program available

Deciding on the CBDistillery product that’s right for you will depend on your specific needs, likes and dislikes, and lifestyle.

  • Onset of effects: Like many other CBD companies, CBDistillery’s capsules and oils use MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil. It’s often extracted from coconut oil. MCTs are broken down and absorbed rapidly, which is why you’ll often find MCT oil used in CBD products. The onset of these products is typically 1–2 hours.
  • Flavor preferences: If the taste of hemp tends to bother you, flavored gummies and oils could make a better choice.
  • Desired effects: Topicals are great for a localized application of CBD, like on aching joints, while ingested products offer a body-wide effect.
  • THC preference: CBDistillery’s full-spectrum products will contain no more than 0.3% THC, but if you prefer to avoid this compound entirely, you may want to try a broad-spectrum or an isolate product. Keep in mind, too, that broad-spectrum products may contain trace amounts of THC. If you want to steer clear of THC altogether, you may want to stick with isolate products.

As with any product you’re trying for the first time, start with the smallest serving possible to see how you react. Low and slow is a good general rule when it comes to CBD.

Individual factors, like your body weight and body chemistry, can affect your tolerance. Keep in mind that the method of consumption will also affect dose, absorption rate, and onset of effects.

Edibles can take up to 2 hours for effects to begin, so you’ll want to hold off on consuming any more during that time frame. Tinctures and sublingual (under the tongue) sprays tend to become noticeable between 15 and 45 minutes. Topicals can take up to an hour to provide relief.

It’s a good idea to try a low dose daily for about a week to give your body time to adjust before increasing it. If you’ve never used CBD before, you may want to start with a very low dose of just 1–2 mg and slowly increase the dose as needed.

When it comes to taking your dose, that also depends on the type of product:

  • Oils: CBDistillery recommends holding the product under your tongue for 15–20 seconds before swallowing.
  • Softgels: Take these as you would any other capsule, washing them down with water as desired.
  • Gummies: Chew one serving as you would any other gummy.
  • Topicals: You can apply these products as needed, but you may want to do a patch test on a small area first to make sure you do not have a reaction to any ingredients.

According to research from 2017, CBD may cause side effects such as:

It’s also important to note that CBD may interact with certain prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements. This includes medications that carry a grapefruit warning.

A 2019 study shows that CBD may also cause liver toxicity or injury. However, this study was conducted on mice, and researchers say you may need to take extremely high doses for this to be a concern.

One more thing to keep in mind: It’s best to use caution when consuming CBD along with high fat meals. Fats can increase CBD blood concentrations and raise your risk of side effects, according to a 2020 study.

Avoid CBD if you’re pregnant or nursing.

Before taking CBD, it’s best to talk with a doctor, especially if you’re managing health conditions or taking medications or supplements.

Since CBD may interact with some medications, OTC drugs, and dietary supplements, your healthcare team can make the best recommendation for you based on your health history and current medications.

A doctor or knowledgeable cannabis clinician can also recommend a starting dose if you’re new to CBD.

Before you learn how CBD affects you, starting with the lowest possible dose is a good rule of thumb. Later, you can slowly increase the amount you take.

CBDistillery is located in Colorado.

Yes. CBDistillery has a positive reputation and a good selection of products. All the brand’s products are tested by independent labs for safety and quality. The company’s manufacturing facility is also certified to follow the FDA’s CGMPs.

To date, the only CBD product that’s FDA approved is Epidiolex, which treats seizures.

This is why it’s so important to shop from transparent companies with positive brand reputations and thorough third-party testing.

It’s also important to make sure the brand you’re shopping from does not make over-the-top claims about their products.

CBDistillery sells a 5,000-mg, full-spectrum CBD oil. It’s the company’s strongest product, with 167 mg of CBD per serving — more than twice the CBD content per serving of their 2,500-mg CBD oil.

CBDistillery says that a little of this oil goes a very long way.

Currently, research on the effects of CBD on dogs, cats, and other domestic animals remains limited. Before you give CBD to your pets, make sure to speak with your veterinarian.

Keep in mind, too, that THC is toxic to dogs. That means you’ll need to keep full-spectrum products out of reach to avoid accidental ingestion.

CBDistillery checks all the boxes as a reputable CBD brand that uses hemp industry best practices. Consumers can be confident in knowing everything from the parent company’s sourcing and manufacturing processes to their industry certifications.

But the transparency doesn’t stop there. Product labels include access to detailed COAs. Plus, product labels clearly state what customers are getting in terms of total CBD content and serving size, eliminating a lot of math or guesswork.

The brand also offers a range of product types and potency to meet various customer needs.

Is CBD legal? The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC legal at the federal level. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them illegal at the federal level. Some states have legalized CBD, so be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.