If you’re thinking about trying CBD products, you’re probably wondering which brand you should buy from. There are many companies selling CBD oil, gummies, creams, and more. In this blog, we’ll compare two of the most popular CBD companies: Farmulated and CBD American Shaman. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each brand so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.
A CBD Introduction
Before exploring the options available, let’s first take a moment to understand what CBD actually is and how it’s manufactured. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike THC, the other major compound found in cannabis plants, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. This means that it will not get you high. However, CBD does have a wide range of potential health benefits, such as reducing anxiety and pain relief.
Farmulated hemp is sustainably grown, harvested, and formulated on our farm in northwestern PA. At Farmulated CBD, we use solvent-free CO2 extraction. In other words, we use the CO2 from the air we breathe in a low-temperature, high-pressure setting to extract the beneficial molecules. This results in high-quality CBD oil, free from solvents.
What are the main differences between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD oil is an extract of the hemp plant that consists of cannabidiol (CBD) and its accompanying phytocannabinoids. Full-spectrum CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, the cannabinoid and terpene-rich component of the hemp plant. This type of CBD may contain trace amounts of THC (< 0.3%).
Broad-spectrum contains all of the benefits of cannabidiol with its accompanying phytocannabinoids but without THC.
Isolate CBD is refined, pure CBD. It contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids. CBD isolate is both tasteless and odorless. The only real drawback of isolate is that it doesn’t create the “entourage effect,” which many users prefer.
Farmulated is a multigenerational, family-owned business located in Erie County, PA. All of our products are made from organic, non-GMO hemp that is grown in the USA. We offer a wide variety of CBD products, including tinctures, topicals, edibles, and pet products. Our tinctures are available in three different strengths (500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg), and we offer both full-spectrum and THC-free options.
Chemist Kate Wellmon utilizes world-class processing practices to produce the highest-quality cannabidiol for our consumers. The end result? Always safe, premium CBD oils from hand-picked hemp, third-party tested for maximum transparency and quality.
At Farmulated CBD, we strive to deliver high-quality, affordable CBD products to our customers. We are dedicated to growing the healthiest non-GMO hemp using sustainable farming practices. Our hemp-derived CBD extracts are made in-house using CO2 processing to extract the CBD and terpenes from the plant material, resulting in a full-spectrum extract that preserves the hemp’s naturally occurring byproducts. All of our in-house products are third-party tested for heavy metals and pesticides, in addition to a full, customer-accessible cannabinoid profile.
Our promise is to treat our customers as we would treat our own families by providing safe, effective CBD products, great value, and outstanding customer service.
About CBD American Shaman
CBD American Shaman is a nationwide franchise with locations in all 50 states. Their mission is to improve people’s lives with the highest quality CBD products possible. They offer a wide variety of CBD products as well, including tinctures, topicals, edibles, vape oils, and pet products. Their tinctures are available in five different strengths (150mg, 300mg, 450mg, 750mg, and 900mg). They also offer both full-spectrum and THC-free options.
Per their website, CBD American Shaman is dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated terpene-rich CBD oil derived from all-natural, high-quality industrial hemp. It is legal in all 50 states and is Gluten Free and Eco-Friendly, and is batch-tested using Ultra Performance Convergence Chromatography. Please note, our edible items may not be gluten-free. Please refer to the detailed descriptions and labels.
- Offers a wide range of products, including oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, soaps, and pet products
- Uses organically grown hemp plants
- Takes a seed-to-shelf approach to product development
- Industry standards dictate one batch per year be tested. However, all Farmulated product batches are third-party lab tested
- Single-site processing and growing (“Farm-to-family”)
- Fewer flavor varieties than some competitors
CBD American Shaman Pros:
- Wide variety of flavors
- Sells a wide range of products, including oils, edibles, topicals, and pet products
- All products are third-party lab tested
- More strength varieties
CBD American Shaman Cons:
- Higher prices for many products
- Farmulated 1000mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil 30ml: $49.99
- CBD American Shaman 900mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil 30ml: $124.99
- Farmulated 5oz bar: $9.99
- CBD American Shaman 5oz bar: $19.99
- Farmulated 25mg 30 count: $39.99
- CBD American Shaman 10mg 30 count: $29.95
Farmulated’s price per bottle may be higher, but each gummy contains 150% more CBD per gummy, giving you a much better value.
Farmulated CBD is a great option if you are looking for high-quality, affordable CBD products. They offer a wide variety of products, including oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, soaps, and pet products. Their tinctures are available in three different strengths (500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg). They also offer both full-spectrum and THC-free options. All of their products are third-party lab tested for quality and safety. Their “farm-to-family” approach to product development ensures that their products are of the highest quality possible.
CBD American Shaman is also a great option if you are looking for high-quality CBD products. They offer a wide variety of CBD products, including tinctures, edibles, topicals, and pet products. Their tinctures are available in five different strengths (150mg, 300mg, 450mg, 750mg, and 900mg). They also offer both full-spectrum and THC-free options. All of their products are third-party lab tested for quality and safety. American Shaman is dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated terpene-rich CBD oil derived from all-natural, high-quality industrial hemp. Their products are legal in all 50 states and are Gluten Free and Eco-Friendly.
The bottom line?
While both offer a wide variety of high-quality products, Farmulated has the edge here due to the consistent batch testing for quality, as well as the value you receive. Farmulated also offers much higher strengths for those looking to take advantage of the health benefits of higher CBD concentrations.