NB Hemp 1500mg Classic CBD Tincture
NB Hemp is determined to cover all the bases and appeal to a wide audience. Their products are touted as THC free, gluten free, GMO free, vegan, organic, and all natural. On top of that, they are Good Agriculture and Collection Practice (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant. We like the measures they are taking to produce a healthy, responsibly made product. We paused a bit over comments on the NB Hemp home page that seem to us to push the limits of making medical claims for CBD products. It appears that NB Hemp operates internationally, and perhaps this is not a concern elsewhere, but here in the US the FDA frowns on medical claims for CBD. This does not diminish our good opinion of the product, but we urge NB Hemp to review their comments to avoid overstating the case for CBD.
Taste (9.0 out of 10)
The NB Hemp tincture that we sampled was so mild as to be nearly tasteless. This is a good thing in our minds, as so many CBD oils have a distinct and lingering grassy taste, The NB Hemp oil, on the other hand, was easy to take and the taste did not hang around in the mouth to annoy us or to interfere with food and drinks.
Delivery (8.2 out of 10)
NB Hemp uses a standard dropper for their tincture delivery method. Our repeat readers know that we are not wild about droppers, but we recognize that it is pretty standard, and our score here reflects that. We moved it a bit higher because the dropper is conveniently imprinted with volume markings. That way, you can dial in the perfect dose for your situation.
Potency (8.0 out of 10)
The NB Hemp Classic tincture is a 1500 mg formulation, which is a high concentration of readily available CBD products. A full dropper will deliver 50 mg of CBD, which is a dosage above the recommendations for many conditions. This means that you can probably use less than a dropper for your daily dose, and this 1500 mg bottle will last a long time. (See our How to Use CBD infographic for guidance on a suitable dosage for you). Other strengths are available – NB Hemp offers tinctures in 750 and 2500 mg tinctures also.
Effect (7.0 out of 10)
NB Hemp touts their “proprietary formula that improves the absorption and bio-distribution of CBD”, and it seemed to us that it was a faster-acting tincture than some others that we have reviewed. We knocked off a little bit on "effect" because this oil is created from CBD isolate, which allows for the mild taste, but also means you're missing out on full spectrum hemp. It won't knock your socks off quite in the way that you might expect a 1500mg oil would. But again, we normalize our reviews by taking a standard dose. The NB Hemp 1500mg oil delivered comfort and calmness without being overpowering or putting us to sleep, but lacked a slight depth to the experience that terpenes from other cannabinoids might add.
Price (8.8 out of 10)
It would be hard to beat the price of this tincture from NB Hemp. At $82.99 for 1500 mg, this tincture costst just $.055/mg, which puts it at the very low end of our expected range. This is a great value for a well-made, effective product.