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The CaniBrands CBD products lineup is excellent and the brand is one of our favorites.
Let us first state that CaniBrands is a professionally run company that knows how to promote and knows how to raise investor capital for expansion. For instance, they are hiring many name athletes and other celebrities to promote their products, which will help the company stand out in what has become a crowded space in the rapidly expanding CBD marketplace of product offerings. So, we expect that this company’s growth prospects are excellent and expect CaniBrands to become a very well-known brand going forward.
The CaniBrand CBD products are tested by an independent third party testing lab, in this case by Sonoma Labworks in Santa Rosa, CA and the lab results are posted on the company website. Independent lab testing is a prerequisite for any CBD product worthy of consideration and CaniBrands does this. So, you can have confidence in their product quality.
The Current CaniBrand CBD products include:
Can-i Boost – Can-i Boost is a liquid CBD in an olive oil base. The product also includes caffeine (which we are not happy to see). Additional ingredients include MCT oil, sunflower lecithin, methylcobalamin (a form of Vitamin B12), Vitamin D3 along with a natural mint flavoring.
Can-i Sleep – Can-i Sleep is a liquid CBD oil with melatonin added. The product also includes extracts from hops flower and passion flower, plus a natural spearmint flavoring.
Can-i Mend – Can-i Mend is a topical CBD cream – The product’s ingredients include: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oil, Cannabidiol (CBD), Camphor Oil.
Can-i Spray – Can-i Spray is an oral CBD spray to be used before bedtime as a sleep aid. The spray contains the flowing ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Xylitol, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Sunflower Lecithin, Cannabidiol, Alcohol, Melatonin, 5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia), L-theanine, Natural Mint Flavors, Proprietary Herbal Extract from Cramp Bark, Feverfew, Ginkgo Biloba, Hops, Passionflower, Peppermint, Skullcap, Valerian Root, Steviol Glycosides, Potassium Sorbate.
Things We Don’t Like About CaniBrands Products
1) We prefer CBD products that offer pure CBD in a base carrier oil so we are not big on added ingredients of any kind such as caffeine or melatonin as in the product lineup above. That said, the company’s products look to be of high-quality so for those consumers who are comfortable with such added ingredients, these products may well be a good choice.
2) The company refund policy only allows for the return of new, unused, and unopened products within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We prefer a refund policy that allows for the return of opened products, which unfortunately few companies offer. However, some companies do allow for the return of opened products.
3) The extraction method used to extract the CBD from the hemp plant is NOT disclosed. The company says the method is proprietary. This is a negative and gives us pause. There are clean, non-toxic methods of extractions and there are other methods that are less than desirable. We are uncomfortable with the company’s lack of disclosure on the extraction method used to create their products.
CaniBrands CBD Review
The quick takeaway is there are a lot of impressive things about CaniBrands BUT… there are some issues that we are not crazy about.
The information below is from 2019 and is now outdated but is being left up for background on the pitfalls of shopping for CBD on Amazon
Amazon DOES NOT ALLOW the sale of CBD products (as of this writing on December 13 2019). This has been the Amazon policy for many years. Follow the link below to see Amazon’s stated policy:
SEE THIS FROM THE AMAZON PAGE WITH PROHIBITED PRODUCTS
POINT #1 – Hemp Seed Oil is NOT CBD oil. In fact, hemp seeds do NOT contain CBD
POINT #2 – Hemp Oil often means ‘Hemp Seed Oil’ and hemp seed oils usually have no CBD
POINT #3 – Hemp Extract does not mean CBD. There are over 90 cannabinoids in hemp many of which could possibly be extracted from the hemp. So, “hemp extract” does not mean the extract is CBD.
POINT #4 – There are many companies on Amazon selling products called “hemp extract”, “hemp oil”, and so on… that do NOT contain actual CBD.
This presents an array of confusion for consumers on Amazon who are attempting to buy authentic CBD. Many of the hemp oil products on Amazon are cheap hemp seed oil products masquerading as CBD.
Amazon is the wrong place to shop for CBD because most of the products that are marketed on Amazon are marketed as if they are CBD but they are usually not CBD. And those products that are real CBD are breaking the Amazon rules to sell products. So, we don’t understand why a good company would play this game and get involved in this murky Amazon marketplace within the CBD market niche.
POINT #5 – Tricky Labeling of Hemp products on Amazon
An illustration of this Amazon situation is easily seen in the labeling of certain so-called ‘hemp oil’ and ‘hemp extract’ products on Amazon being marketed for potential benefits often associated with CBD. If these products do not contain CBD, then consumers are being outright scammed. Then there are other situations with a different kind of murky suspicious labeling.
Examples: The ‘CaniBrands’ being offered on Amazon vs. Products on the CaniBrands company website. Take a look at the product labels below for similar CaniBrands products from the company’s website compared with their products on Amazon.
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Boost’ Label from company website
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Boost’ Label on Amazon
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Sleep’ Label on Company Website
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Sleep’ Label on Amazon
1) Are these products the same?
2) Or… Are the CaniBrands products on the company site different than the CaniBrands products on Amazon?
3) If yes is this just an attempt by a company to skirt the Amazon rules that prohibit CBD sales?
4) Since Amazon does NOT allow the sale of CBD, does Amazon try to enforce its’ own rules to prevent the sale of prohibited products or is this a ‘wink and a nod’ situation?
This is all confusing for consumers and a good reason to avoid buying any CBD on Amazon!