Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil Review (2018 Update)

Even if we look at Charlotte’s Web by the standards of marijuana-infused products, the company has, least to say, an interesting and controversial history. Charlotte’s Web (CW) CBD oil is a cannabis extract that is rich in CBD and extremely low in THC. The ratio of CBD to THC is extremely important when speaking of Charlotte’s Web CBD oil because THC is associated with the psychoactive qualities of marijuana that were once used to demonize the plant.

So, what’s the story behind Charlotte’s Web Botanicals and why is their CBD oil so admired among cannabidiol users?

Let’s find out!

Who Are Charlotte’s Web Botanicals?

Charlotte’s Web is a CBD company founded by the Stanley Brothers in Colorado. The company has gained their name after a girl named Charlotte Figi who was born in October 2006. Charlotte experienced approximately 300 seizures a week and was eventually diagnosed with a severe and rare illness known as Dravet Syndrome. Interestingly, Charlotte has a twin who did not display any signs of the above condition.

The Story of Charlotte Figi

Having tried every known conventional medical treatment to stop the seizures, Charlotte’s parents have ultimately turned to a ketogenic diet that managed to halt the seizures for two years, but the girl has suffered a significant loss of bone mass. All of a sudden, the seizures returned and were even more severe than ever, adding up to dozens of seizures on a daily basis, with a duration of 30 minutes at a time.

One day, Charlotte’s father, Matt, saw a video of a young boy from California who had been successfully medicated for his seizures with CBD oil that was high in Cannabidiol but extremely low in THC. Her parents decided to move to Colorado and ask the Stanley brothers for help in their act of final desperation.

As it turned out, after a very small dose of the CBD-rich tincture, the results were jaw-dropping. Within a short period of time, Charlotte was almost free of her attacks – the number of seizures reduced to 2-3 a month in her sleep. Since then, Charlotte has become able to live a normal life.

Reasons to Trust Charlotte’s Web

Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2014, Charlotte’s Web could spread their wings and the Stanley brothers expanded their enterprise outside the borders of Colorado. Today, Charlotte’s Web is considered one of the world’s most trusted hemp extracts. Besides their unique CBD formula, the company excels at many areas which many contemporary CBD oil suppliers fail.

Let’s see why so many people have put their trust in Charlotte’s Web so far.

100% Organic Hemp Grown in Colorado

Charlotte’s Web Botanicals use domestic industrial hemp grown on the finest farms of Colorado. Since the state’s farmers fall under a strict quality control system, they must grow top-notch quality hemp on their fields. The Colorado-grown hemp is fully organic, free of GMO, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. Charlotte’s Web CBD oil is as close to nature as possible.

CO2 Extraction Mastered to Perfection

One of the most important thing when it comes to buying CBD oil is to check what extraction method was used to draw Cannabidiol and other compounds from hemp. Charlotte’s Web Botanical uses high-quality CO2 & alcohol extraction to make their full-spectrum CBD hemp oil. This allows the company to make sure their products are pure and potent.

3rd-party Testing Included in Each Batch

Charlotte’s Web Botanicals uses strict internal and external lab quality check system to test for toxins, heavy metals and simplified. Each batch of their products has its test results linked to the batch number and is available on the CW’s official website.

Full-spectrum Extracts

The Charlotte’s Web team believes in the entourage effect of cannabinoids. Thus, they use full-spectrum extracts in their CBD oil. This means that their products infused with CBD contain not only Cannabidiol but also other cannabinoids, along with valuable terpenes to boost the overall effect of the CW Hemp Oil Formula.

Review of Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil Products

Charlotte’s Web Botanicals offer a range of classic CBD products, from tinctures to topicals and pet care treats. Below, you will find an overview of Charlotte’s Web selection of hemp-derived Cannabidiol.

Charlotte’s Web Everyday Hemp Oils

Hands down Charlotte’s Web signature product, CW Hemp’s Everyday Hemp Oils come in three different strengths:

  • Everyday Hemp Oil ($39.99 for 30ml / $99.99 per 100ml)
  • Everyday Plus Hemp Oil ($74.99 per 30ml / $188.99 per 100ml)
  • Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil ($149.99 per 30ml / $274.99 per 100ml)

The ‘basic’ version of Everyday range comes with 10mg of hemp CBD extract with each serving (one serving = 1ml). Each of the above strengths can be purchased in 30ml and 100ml bottles. Everyday Plus is two times stronger than the basic version, providing you with 25mg of hemp extract per 1ml. Finally, the Advanced formula is even 8 times stronger than the basic version and comes with 50mg of CBD extract per 1ml.

How to Use Charlotte’s Web Hemp Everyday Oils?

According to the instructions provided by the company, it’s best to start with 1ml of the oil per day and observe the results. If 1ml is not enough, you can scale up the dose and adjust it to your needs. The 30ml bottle has a 0.5ml dropper attached while its 100ml counterpart comes with a 1ml dropper. In order to ingest the oil, you can drop it under your tongue, hold for 30-60 seconds, and swallow. Alternatively, you may add it to any food or drink you like.

How Does Charlotte’s Web Hemp Everyday Oils Work?

According to user reviews left on the CW’s official website, their CBD oil is safe and effective. Actually, the website is laden with positive testimonials. People who bought CBD oil from CW Botanicals report that the product helped them alleviate pain, improve their sleep, mood, reduce anxiety and inflammation, and stave off the stress.

Charlotte’s Web Simply Capsules

If you’re traveling a lot, or you simply need your dose of CBD oil on-the-go, Charlotte’s Web Simply Capsules are considerable options. These capsules come in two strengths:

  • Charlotte’s Web Simply Hemp Capsules ($34.99 for 30 / $59.99 for 60)
  • Charlotte’s Web Simply Hemp + Extra Capsules ($69.99 for 30, $119.99)

The only difference between those two is that the Simply Hemp capsules contain 15mg of he,p extract per each piece, while the Hemp + Extra capsules come with 35mg.

How to Use Charlotte’s Web Simply Capsules

All you have to do is take one capsule each day, up to twice a day depending on what you need CBD for.

How Do Charlotte’s Web Simply Capsules Work?

Charlotte’s Web Simply Capsules have become extremely popular among CBD consumers. They contain 100% organic hemp extract, obtained with CO2 extraction and backed by third-party lab testing. As for their effects, the majority of users refer to the analgesic properties of those capsules. One customer, who suffered from chronic back pain, reported that his pain was completely gone after using Hemp+ Extra for just three months.

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Topical Hemp Oil Gel Pen

If you suffer from pain due to a direct injury or need relief after an intense day at work, Charlotte’s Web Hemp’s topical hemp oil gel pen offers a convenient way to draw from the benefits of CBD. One pen gives you 50 servings, with 2mg of hemp extract per application.

How to Use Charlotte’s Web Hemp Topical Oil Gel Pen?

Simply rub it on the affected area, be it a sore shoulder after a tennis match or aching joints after a half-marathon.

How does Charlotte’s Web Hemp Topical Hemp Oil Gel Pen Work?

This gel is very useful in easing muscular soreness after exercise. What we liked the most about the product is the smell it gives, and how quickly it can alleviate minor training pain. However, it’s not designed for severe aches. If you suffer from less manageable pain, it’s better to use CW Botanical’s capsules.

Charlotte’s Web Hemp-Infused Cream

It’s not a secret that CBD is one of the fastest growing wellness and health-enhancing products. Cannabidiol’s potential to enhance the beauty of our skin has been studied by researchers and CW Botanicals are well aware of its benefits.

Each tube (71g) of Charlotte’s Web Hemp-Infused Cream comes with 750mg of hemp extract, which gives us more than 10mg per gram. The cream is also infused with other cannabinoids and terpenes to boost its revitalizing properties.

How to Use Charlotte’s Web Hemp-Infused Cream?

All you have to do is rub the cream on the preferred area and wait several minutes until it gets absorbed.

How Does Charlotte’s Web Hemp-Infused Cream Work?

Besides containing a broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, this cream comes with plenty of other beneficial ingredients, such as vitamin B5 and E, aloe, coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed extracts, and more – needless to say, all the ingredients are natural. As for the effects of the cream, users report significant improvements in the shape of their skin, and some of them claim that CBD helped them get rid of acne and other skin conditions.

Charlotte’s Web Paws

Charlotte Web Paws is a full-spectrum hemp CBD extract designed to improve the quality of your pet’s life. The oil supports the metabolic processes in your four-legged friends and regulates its endocannabinoid system.

The Charlotte’s Web Paws CBD oil comes in two different sizes:

  • 30ml ($89.99)
  • 100ml ($249.99)

How to Use Charlotte’s Web Paws?

You can give the oil to your pet by administering directly to its oral pathway or add it to its favorite food to reduce the not necessarily pleasant aftertaste. When it comes to dosing Charlotte’s Web Paws, it depends on the weight of your pet.

Here’s a quick dosage guideline:

  • Small pets under 11 kg – 0.25ml
  • Medium pets between 11 and 34 kg – 0,25-0,5 ml
  • Large pets over 34kg – 0,5-1ml

How Does Charlotte’s Web Paws Work?

According to many user reviews from pet owners, Charlotte’s Web Paws excels at effectiveness, being one of the easiest ways to administer CBD to your dog, except, of course, CBD dog edibles which CW Botanicals don’t have in their collection yet. For instance, one customer said that his dog could even barely walk due to the crippling joint pain, but after a short period of administering CBD, he became able to not only walk again but also travel quite impressive distances. A cat owner from California, in turn, claims CW Paws proved invaluable for mitigating her cat’s anxiety during her travels to a veterinarian.

Final Notes on Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil Review

Charlotte’s Web has already proven that it can do wonders for one’s life. The example of Charlotte Figi clearly shows that Cannabidiol has great potential when it comes to enhancing health. The company has made a great use of their initial popularity, becoming one of the most trusted names in the industry. Charlotte’s Web offers a range of standard CBD oil products being aware that more is not merrier when it comes to Cannabidiol. The unique formula rich in cannabidiol and the ultra-low THC content lets you experience the health benefits of Charlotte’s Web CBD oil without worrying about getting high.

James Reed

James Reed

James is our in-house cannabis expert and foodie. He earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a focus on pharmacology several years ago and has since been working as a writer and editor for cannabis-related blogs and e-commerce brands. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the landscape around his Crescent City home with his dog Gus.

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