Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is just one of countless cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Thanks to its purported health benefits, it’s also one of the most popular.
There’s a growing market of CBD products available today, from lotions and salves to oils, gummies, and more.
But since not all products are effective or safe, it’s important to be choosy and make sure you’re only picking up high-quality products.
NuLeaf Naturals is one quality CBD brand that sells a small, full-spectrum CBD product line made from hemp grown organically in Colorado.
This article explores NuLeaf Naturals products as well as their quality and reputation.
Nuleaf Naturals was launched in 2014, making the brand a more established name in CBD, considering many brands have only launched in the past couple of years.
They seem to have a positive brand reputation too, with over 20,000 positive customer reviews on their website.
When evaluating the reputation of a CBD brand, it’s important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t guarantee the safety and quality of any over-the-counter (OTC) CBD products.
The FDA can take action against businesses, however, if they break the rules or create unsupported health claims by sending the brand a warning letter.
It’s also important to notice which CBD companies are subject to pending lawsuits associated with their products’ quality and safety.
To date, Nuleaf Naturals hasn’t received any FDA warning letters or been subject to any lawsuits.
On their website, Nuleaf Naturals says they use independent labs to confirm that their CBD products are free of:
They also test the amount of cannabinoids and terpenes found in each product. (FYI, terpenes are the compounds that are responsible for aroma and flavor).
You can access batch-specific lab reports here. The lab that Nuleaf Naturals uses, Botanacor, is ISO-17025 certified for quality and accuracy.
Nuleaf Naturals states that they use hemp grown organically in Colorado, but farm information isn’t readily available to confirm this claim.
NuLeaf Naturals isn’t registered in the USDA Organic database right now.
Extraction and manufacturing
The company uses what they call an advanced subcritical and supercritical CO2 extraction. This type of extraction uses carbon dioxide to remove the CBD from the hemp, rather than using any type of alcohol or solvent. That means it won’t leave behind any chemical residue.
Nuleaf Naturals is cGMP certified, which means they’ve been third-party certified that they’re following the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices.
Although Nuleaf Naturals was launched a while ago, at least compared to many other popular CBD brands, their product line remains modest for now.
It includes just three products at varying potencies, including:
It’s important to mention that research on how CBD affects pets is limited. We recommend talking with your veterinarian before giving CBD to your pets.
Since all products are full-spectrum, that means they contain small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The company’s pricing falls somewhere between affordable to average, compared to other CBD brands.
Nuleaf Naturals also offers assistance programs with discounted pricing for:
veteransactive military membersfirst responders (like police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters)nurses and other medical providerspeople in low-income householdssocial workerspeople on long-term disabilitycaretakersteachers and studentsnonprofit groups and organizations
There’s also a subscription option available to save 10 percent on every order.
The positive ratings on their website rave about everything from the quality and effectiveness of the products to fast shipping and strong packaging.
Nuleaf Naturals clearly states their return policy on their website, saying new, unused, and unopened products may be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. However, customers must pay shipping costs for returns.
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NuLeaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Oil
This CBD oil is made from full-spectrum hemp extract as well as organic virgin hemp seed oil.
Reviewers — and there are thousands of them on the company’s website — say that these help with pain and stiffness, and also help them achieve better sleep.
Reviewers also make note of fast shipping and impressive packaging.
Nuleaf Naturals Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Capsules
CBD type: Full-spectrum CBD potency: 15 mg per capsule Count: 60 per package COA: Available online
These softgel capsules are made from full-spectrum hemp extract as well as organic virgin hemp seed oil, cassava root extract, purified water, and vegetable glycerin.
Capsules make for easy dosing — each capsule contains 15 mg of CBD, so there’s no messy measuring.
Reviewers on the brand’s website rave over the convenience factor of this product, saying it’s great for travel. They also note that the capsules work well for stress relief and sound sleep, without an “earthy” taste.
Choosing between Nuleaf Naturals products largely comes down to choosing which way you prefer to take CBD.
Like we mentioned, their product line is very small right now — with just full-spectrum hemp oil, full-spectrum CBD capsules, and full-spectrum hemp CBD pet oil.
Assuming you’re selecting for yourself and not your pet, think about whether you want to use the oil under your tongue or in food and drinks, or if you’d rather take capsules so you don’t have to measure and can take it on the go.
When using any CBD product — especially if it’s your first time — it’s always a good idea to start with the smallest possible dose. This is the best way to find out how your body responds to each formula.
From there, you can slowly increase the dose after you’ve noticed your desired effects.
CBD dosage varies depending on factors like the potency of the product and your individual body chemistry.
CBD oil can be taken by dropping the dose under your tongue or dropping it into your food or beverage, while CBD capsules are already measured out and can be taken easily no matter where you are.
The World Health Organization states that CBD is generally considered to be safe, but some users may experience side effects, like:
fatiguediarrheachanges in appetitechanges in weight
It’s always a good idea to chat with your doctor before trying CBD, especially if you’re taking any medications. CBD can interact with some medications.
Use caution when consuming CBD products by mouth alongside high-fat meals.
Some research has found that high-fat meals can dramatically increase CBD blood concentrations, which can increase the risk of side effects.
Nuleaf Naurals is a small, full-spectrum CBD product line that was launched in 2014.
Their products are made from Colorado-grown organic hemp.
Although there are just three different products (at varying potency points), they seem to have a positive brand reputation and are reasonably priced compared to other CBD brands.
The company also doesn’t appear to have received FDA warnings or been subject to any lawsuits.
Remember to talk with your doctor before trying any CBD products.
Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.
Breanna Mona is a writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in media and journalism and writes about health, lifestyle, and entertainment.