PureKana Review 2019

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The Bottom Line

Overall, it was a great experience and I strongly suggest you do your own research and to figure out which product is best for your needs. Select the product based on potency, concentration, cost and health benefits. For me, the gummies were more like a candy, the vape pen was good, but I was actively thinking if it was safe and finally, the tincture gave me the best sensation. 

PureKana’s products can be obtained in the form of capsules, gummies, powder, topical salves, oral sprays, vape pens and even edibles like peanut butter. Additionally, they offer hemp CBD products for pets. 

Regarding each product, this is what I think:

  1. Natural CBD Oil (Full-Spectrum) 300 mg potency: This product is very mild in flavor, which is good for people who are sensitive to taking it. Compared to other brands, it is around $5.00 to $10.00 USD more expensive.
  2. CBD Vegan Gummies 25 mg per gummy/500 mg per bottle: This product was very tasty and easy to consume. It is not too sweet, which is very convenient. The amount of CBD per gummy was low compared to other brands, and the quantity of gummies was only 20. If there were a larger number of gummies, that could have been more helpful. For example, 30 gummies can last for a whole month.  
  3. Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen (Calm) 1.85 mg/serving: It was very easy to use, and the flavor did not leave me with an aftertaste. It looked neat, but I still think it is expensive when compared to other brands.

Pros:

  • They offer a great variety of products. 
  • Claim that they utilize Organic raw materials. 
  • They offer coupons.
  • For the oil, taste is acceptable; mild mint taste with no chemical taste, very good aroma and easy to swallow. 
  • I like the fact that they use natural or organic flavors.
  • The vape pen was easy to use and the instructions were clear. Very discreet as well. 
  • They offer products with different levels of potency and various purity levels of CBD. 

Cons:

  • Very bad customer support. No chat options.
  • The emails replies were very vague. No precise answers.
  • Lab results are published for product and not for each batch manufactured.
  • Lack of confidence during the checkout process. No additional secure checkout options. 
  • The seal on the bottle for the gummies comes off too easily. 
  • The products are a bit expensive compared to others. 
  • They do not provide the entire product labels on their website. 
  • No GMP Certifications on their website.
  • Although they claim to provide Organic CBD, there is no USDA Certificate on their website to substantiate their claim.

Specs

May Support
Headaches
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Consumption Method
Oil & Tinctures, Capsules, Gummies & Edibles, Vapes & Liquids
Hemp Source
Kentucky
Extract Types
Isolate, Full Spectrum
Price Range
$29 - $390
Worldwide Shipping
No
CBD Strength
25 mg - 5000 mg, NA
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Offers Tastes
No
Military Veteran Discount
No
Samples
false
PureKana CBD oil products (Mint CBD Oil – Full spectrum, CBD Vegan Gummies , Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen)

Table of contents:

About the company

PureKana was established in 2017 by the CEO Cody Alt and the Co-Founder Jeff Yauck. The firm is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. PureKana is one of the most popular companies currently selling CBD-based products. On the BBB site you can find additional information regarding the location and company size.

According to PureKana’s website, their CBD oil is derived from hemp plants that have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), while having a low level of THC. They claim that their CBD oils consistently have less than 0.2% THC, but it is difficult to verify since there are no lab records available to the public. These extracts can then be used in paste form, or mixed with other oils such as hemp seed oil, to lower the viscosity of the extract. 

When it comes to learning about their business address and contact information. I was able to find all the details on the Contact Us page. They provided the exact business address, working hours, phone number for both customer support and for sales as well as their email address. 

The brand started out as a small family business and their goal was to create the finest quality CBD oil products using a solvent free CO2 extraction process. The PureKana website features a FAQ section, where they offer answers to general questions regarding CBD, legality, testing methods, the differences between hemp and CBD oil, etc. They also offer the option to subscribe to their newsletter for customers who wish to receive notifications and coupons. 

Is PureKana Products Legal in Every State?

According to PureKana’s website, their hemp CBD products are legal in all 50 states.

Manufacturing Process

Solvent free CO2 extraction

PureKana’s manufacturing process is based on a solvent-free CO2 extraction method, which tends to be a more costly method of extraction. What’s important about this method is that it does not leave any harmful or toxic solvents in the finished product. 

PureKanna’s Harvesting and Testing Process

According to PureKana’s website, they harvest their organic hemp from Kentucky. PureKana offers Non-GMO hemp CBD products that they claim do not contain any pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Still, it is impossible to verify that the CBD is in fact Organic because they do not show a USDA Certificate to prove it. The company also does not mention if their products are manufactured in a GMP Certified facility or not.

For reference, I requested by email a copy of the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) or their testing results so I could compare the CBD content for all three products. To date, I haven’t received an answer. It seems that PureKana used to provide the results for their tincture and oils which were tested by ProVerde lab, a well known and respected laboratory, It seems that the company has removed the page

It seems like nowadays, they are working with a lab called “Ace Analytical Laboratories”. We couldn’t find information about this laboratory on-line, but the test results are available for each product, at the bottom of the relevant  product page. Once again,results are not available for each manufacturing batch. For example, here are the results for the Mint CBD Oil 300mg.

It’s important for both the company and the users to publish their 3rd party lab results. Most people interested in CBD products are always searching for information concerning the concentration or potency, cleanliness and purity of the CBD products that they are considering for purchase. Additionally,  providing this information gives a sense of trust because there are so many unreliable CBD products in the market.

Range of Products

CBD Oils

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PureKana offers 11 different types of CBD tinctures/oils. The quantity of CBD  in each bottle of oil vary from 300 mg to 5,000 mg. These products come in 30 mL bottle and the company produces different flavors, including natural, mint and vanilla. The prices range from $54.00 USD to $390.00 USD. The presentation appears attractive since they offer different label colors depending upon the flavor and potency. 

The CBD tincture/oils cannot be purchased in a bundle, they can only be purchased individually. The website offers discounts for some of them, but not for all. PureKana is also providing additional information regarding the ingredients in each product and the recommended dosage Further, they offer additional information about CBD and their products in general. At the same time, a rating is displayed for each product and an option is available for people to leave comments. 

CBD Capsules

PureKana offers only one CBD product in capsule form (SoftGels). The CBD content 25 mg per capsule or 750 mg per bottle. They offer a discounted price of $83.00 USD.

CBD Topicals

PureKana offers two CBD topicals. One of them is a 3.4oz Topical CBD Ointment which contains 600 mg of CBD and the second one is a CBD Muscle Menthol Roll-On Gel on a 3 oz.package which contains 600 mg of CBD. PureKana offers both products at a discounted price of $80.00 USD.

CBD Gummies

PureKana offers only one CBD product in gummy form . The CBD content of each gummy is 25 mg or 500 mg per bottle. The price of the gummies is $40.00 USD.

CBD Edibles

PureKana offers two types of CBD edible in addition to the gummies:

CBD Beverage Enhancer

  • Mixed Berry (Sleep – based on their product label and claims)
  • Lemon Lime (Immunity – based on their product label and claims)
  • Citrus (Energy – based on their product label and claims)

These products offer a CBD content of roughly 2.6 mg full-spectrum CBD per serving. The price for these products is $34.00 USD. 

CBD Oral Spray Peppermint, which contains 180 mg CBD.

CBD Pure Picks

PureKana offers ten different flavors for their CBD pure picks. They are infused with natural Spilanthes extract. The product is designed to release the CBD over 10 minutes. Each pick offers 25 mg of CBD. The price of the pure picks is $29.00 USD.

According to PureKanna, you should suck on each end of the stick for 5 minutes to receive a full spectrum effect for up to 45 minutes

CBD for Pets

PureKana offers hemp dog treats for both small and large dogs. They offer three different flavors for small dogs and three different flavors for large dogs. Each bag contains 3.25oz (91G) with 20 treats per bag. The price is $29.99 USD for the small dogs and $34.99 USD for large dogs. 

CBD Bath Bombs

PureKana offers bath bombs in five different presentations. Each bath bomb contains 7oz (Net Wt.) and 50 mg of CBD. The price of the bath bomb is $12.99 USD. 

CBD Vape Pens

PureKana offers CBD vape pens in four different flavors: mint, blood orange, watermelon and blue raspberry. Each CBD vape pen contains over 200 mg of pure CBD extract per unit. The price of  a CBD vape pen is $45.00 USD. 

Products Reviewed

Although PureKana sells a variety of products, in this section I will focus my review on the following products, I’ve purchased and tested:

  1. Natural CBD Oil (Full Spectrum) 300 mg potency
  2. CBD Vegan Gummies 25 mg per gummy/500 mg per bottle
  3. Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen (Calm) 1.85 mg/serving
PureKana CBD oil products (Mint CBD Oil – Full spectrum, CBD Vegan Gummies , Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen)

Before we get into the details of each product, let’s focus on my buying experience.

Buying Experience

The browsing experience was very straight forward. The website provided me with the information needed to find the products in a fast and reliable way. 

The website’s structure is easy to understand and the products are organized in a very easy-to-find way. For example, the sequence allows you to go rapidly to the section of the product(s) that most interest you, from oils to gummies to pens.

I purchased the three products during a federal holiday and, overall, my products were not delivered as soon as I expected. It took almost one week to receive them. The company offers free shipping for all 50 states, which is good but it may take longer than other expedited methods. It does not say, however,  how long it will take to be delivered.

As you can see, they do not mention the shipping method or the estimated delivery time. Additional shipping methods were not mentioned. 

This is my purchase history:

Date of Purchase: Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Date Order was processed: Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Date Order was shipped: Monday, July 8th, 2019

Shipping Method: USPS First-Class Mail

Shipping Cost: FREE

Date Order was received: Thursday, July 11th, 2019

 

Here is how the package I’ve got looks:

PureKana package closed

 

Above look

 

Open look             

Mint CBD Oil – Full spectrum, 300 mg , 40 Serving, $54

PureKana’s CBD oil/tincture is by far its main seller. It comes in different flavors, Natural, Vanilla, and Mint. The Mint CBD Oil comes in three strengths: 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1,000 mg. For the purpose of this review, I selected the one with the lowest potency (300 mg).

 

These are the different Mint CBD Oil products PureKana offers:

Product

Name

Product

Potency

Product

\Price

CBD per Serving Cost per Serving Cost per mg
Mint CBD Oil (Full Spectrum) 300 mg $54.00 USD 7.5 mg $1.35 USD $0.18 USD
Mint CBD Oil (Full Spectrum) 600 mg $95.00 USD 15 mg $2.4 USD $0.16 USD
Mint CBD Oil (Full Spectrum) 1,000 mg $139.00 USD (after discount) 25 mg $3.5 USD $0.14 USD

PureKana’s Mint CBD Oil comes in 30 ml (1 oz) bottles.For the 300 mg version, the serving size indicated was ½ dropper which contains around 7.5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD). The total number of servings per container is about 40. The bottle already includes the 1 mL dropper and the directions indicate to take it twice daily. Also, they suggest placing the indicated serving size of ½ of the dropper under the tongue, waiting 60-90 seconds and then swallowing the dose. 

PureKana CBD oil labels photos: 

CBD oil Nutrition facts

 

CBD oil warnings

Based on the company’s website, its Mint CBD Oil is organic, non-GMO, lab-tested, free from solvents and chemicals and it contains less than 0.02% THC, which is within the allowed limits. In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, reads “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” (Reference: https://nifa.usda.gov/industrial-hemp

One more aspect to consider is the price. The MINT CBD Oil (300 mg) was $54.00 USD per bottle. For some people, this may seem to be expensive as 1 mg will cost around  $0.18 USD. This pricing level may be compared to low-cost CBD oils, which usually fall between $0.05 and $0.10 USD per mg and mid-range CBD oil usually priced at $0.11 USD to $0.15 USD per mg. A container of CBD oil will last around 40 days or approximately one-month. On the positive side, this full-spectrum CBD product includes terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids, which enhances its bioavailability and effectiveness. 

Highlights

  • The CBD oil had a mild mint flavor, very slight/low potency. 
  • Easy to swallow. 
  • Mint smell. 
  • Colorless.
  • The viscosity is like MCT oil, not thick and with a semi-fluid consistency.

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CBD Vegan Gummies – 20 Gummies, 25 mg Each, $40.00

CBD Vegan Gummies – 20 Gummies, 25 mg Each

Highlights

  • The CBD gummies were very tasty and flavorful. 
  • Easy to consume. 
  • Each serving (2 gummies) contains 15 calories and 2 grams of sugar.
  • They came in different flavors like apple, carrot, pumpkin and black currant.
  • The colors of the gummies were yellow, pinkish/red, purple and orange. 
  • The only downside to the product was experienced when I opened the bottle. The seal came off instantly. Perhaps this means that the bottle was not completely sealed and it was exposed for an extended period to moisture.

PureKana CBD gummies labels photos:

Nutrition facts

 

Warnings

Product

Name

Product

Potency

Product

Price

CBD per Serving Cost per gummy Cost per mg
Vegan CBD Gummies 500 mg $40.00 USD 50 mg $2.00 USD

$0.08mg

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Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen (Calm) – 200 mg, 125 Servings, 1.85 mg/serving $45

Blue Raz CBD Vape Pen (Calm) – 200 mg

Highlights

  • The CBD vape pen had a very nice professional look. Very slim and easy to grab.
  • It has a refreshing blueberry flavor.
  • Did not impart a chemical aftertaste. 
  • The product was easy to use and convenient.
  •  
  • PureKana is marketing the vape pen to consumers who wish to use CBD for relaxing at the end of a long day or, anytime you need a little bit of calm. This CBD-filled disposable vape pen contains 125 servings of between 1.63 mg to 1.85 mg of CBD per dose. Vaping is a conventional way to introduce CBD into the body. And the blue raspberry essential oil has a light, uplifting flavor and scent.

PureKana CBD vape pen photos:

Checkout Experience

The checkout experience was very straight forward. I thought it was a little strange at first because there is no second verification process. It makes me wonder if any credit card can be added to the payment system without verifying the address of the card holder or if it automatically verifies the address based upon the billing details section.

There is a division between returning customers and promo code/coupon holders.  The checkout process was very fast and took no more than three minutes.

Customer Service

I contacted their customer support staff using the Contact Us page of the website to inquire about their shipping system, both domestic and international. They replied (as shown above) that they only ship to addresses located within the United States. I received a reply by email. I did not try to contact the company by phone, only by email. 

I believe they are being cautious because of the FDA regulations. Still, I always received the same response for all my questions. I even requested the lab results for all three of the products I purchased. It took some time to receive a reply but the reply did not the contain lab results. Other than that, I received a reply but not a helpful answer:

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