Since the federal government legalized industrial hemp farming with the Farm Act in 2018, CBD products have steadily gained popularity. In fact, according to a 2019 Gallup poll, one in seven Americans uses a CBD product for pain relief (40%), anxiety (20%), and sleep (11%). However, even with this jump in popularity, there isn’t much federal oversight, so there are no standards companies are held to. It can be difficult to figure out which ones make products that actually provide what they promise.
Should Medterra CBD be your choice, or would your money be better spent elsewhere? We investigated the company and tested a few of its products to help you decide.
Medterra CBD is a CBD brand that has high standards for its CBD, and seems like it generally follows through. Medterra creates a wide range of mostly CBD isolate products for just about every issue you can solve with CBD. The company has U.S. Hemp Authority certification and doesn’t make the cheapest products, but they’re well-formulated and have several transparent safety steps that all but guarantee complete safety. While we ran into some complicated, frustrating loopholes in specific situations at checkout that weren’t easily resolved with customer service, Medterra’s products were potent enough to help us let go of that stress and much more beyond it.
Like all CBD products, we considered four major criteria when we evaluated Medterra:
Overall, Medterra’s CBD products are reasonably dosed but never high-potency, and its focus on CBD isolate side-steps the benefits of minor cannabinoids and the entourage effect (unless you use the True Full Spectrum line of products, which include 2mg THC, but there’s very little middle ground between no cannabinoids and a lot of them). The gummies are a stand-out line of products, and everything the company makes has comprehensive, easy-to-access (but sometimes difficult to read) certificates of analysis with U.S. Hemp Authority certification. However, they are on the more expensive side (particularly the gummies, which just had their prices raised by $6), and several loopholes and long shipping times make it somewhat difficult to get the product in your hands. Once you do, though, we think it’s definitely worth those potential hassles.
Medterra makes high-quality CBD. Most notable here is the company’s line of CBD gummies. These gummies have recently been revamped with new formulas, flavors, and higher prices, and the formulas are significantly improved. In fact, the Keep Calm gummies are some of the best anti-anxiety supplements our testers have tried yet.
However, the company also offers fast-acting gummies that are exclusively made of a proprietary blend that doesn’t even contain CBD, so it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Plus, most of the company’s CBD oils are made from CBD isolate, which is generally the least effective kind of CBD.
Medterra doesn’t offer much in terms of high-potency products, but you’ll have plenty of options if you’re just starting with CBD. We also think their original formula gummies and Joint Support pet chews are stand-out choices in the CBD sphere.
Medterra employs several third parties — including the Baylor College of Medicine — to test, analyze, check, and formulate all of its CBD products. The test results are easy to access and contain everything you could need, though not everything is easy to read in the certificate of analysis itself, and it can be difficult trying to find previous batches’ certificates. CBD products themselves are well-dosed, so there’s a much smaller chance that you’ll run into side effects, and the droppers for CBD oils are clearly labeled and easy to use. Out of all of the CBD oils our testers tried, this was the easiest dropper to regularly measure a consistent dose.
Medterra is slightly more expensive than average as far as high-quality CBD goes. You’ll pay an average of five to eight cents per milligram of CBD, depending on your product (other companies generally range from five to seven cents, with some reaching as low as two or three cents per milligram). You can order through its subscription program, which has a relatively limited window of flexibility in terms of how often you can get new products and can be difficult to cancel if you forget to make an account first, but it will save you an average of 30% on each order. On the plus side, Medterra is one of the only CBD companies that offers both an assistance program (for veterans, students, and low-income households) and a rewards program (open to the masses). CBD companies generally have one or the other.
You’ll get high-quality products for the amount you spend, but you can definitely find less expensive options for similar products at companies like Five CBD and Lazarus Naturals.
We appreciate Medterra’s subscription and assistance programs, but neither are particularly easy to join. The subscription program, in particular, has some issues because you don’t have to make an account before starting a subscription, which makes going in and managing or canceling your subscription a complicated pain. Customer support staff varied in their knowledge and response speed, so be prepared to wait a minute to get an answer. And shipping takes significantly longer than many other CBD brands; it took nine business days to receive our product, whereas it only took three to get a box from Lazarus Naturals.
The products themselves are easy to take, well-portioned, and malleable, but the range of doses isn’t as large as other companies, which offer both smaller trial portions and larger high-potency options.
CBD’s only been federally legal in the U.S. since 2018, meaning there have only been a few years where it’s been possible for us all to become acquainted with the substance — and for online retailers like Medterra to garner national attention.
We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and testing various CBD products, from full-spectrum oils to isolate gummies with herbal additions. We identified, ordered, and tried two different products from Medterra ourselves to get the full experience and ensure you’ll be in good hands, especially compared to other top CBD brands like CBDistillery and Lazarus Naturals. And over our studies, we’ve read over 125 clinical studies examining how CBD works in the body, what it can (and can’t) do to improve your health, and what the safest and most effective ways to take CBD are, so we can take a critical lens to Medterra’s product line.
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Medterra is a CBD company providing a small range of the most common CBD products in all forms but at a high quality. The company uses industrial, Kentucky-grown hemp that is certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority, meaning it meets high standards for consistency and potency. Like all good CBD brands, the company also hires a third party to test all of their products for purity, potency, cannabinoid content, and potential contaminants and provides the results (called certificates of analysis) linked to each product’s individual page.
Most products also use organic ingredients outside of just CBD, and all of the hemp is non-GMO. And Medterra partners with the Hemp Pilot Research Program, Baylor College of Medicine, and a medical advisory board to produce top-notch therapeutic CBD rooted in science, accessibility, and quality.
Medterra provides a full range of products that contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of the major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. You might have heard of THC, the other major cannabinoid, but CBD is different from THC. CBD won’t give you a high like THC. Instead, CBD has been clinically proven to help with a variety of issues, including:
CBD is not the same as THC, which is the cannabinoid compound in marijuana that causes you to feel high or can have other intoxicating effects. Most CBD products don’t contain enough THC to cause psychoactive effects, though some types of CBD can have up to 0.3% THC. Some brands, like Five CBD, get around this through some legal loopholes and have up to 2mg THC per dose.
There are three main types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate.
Full-spectrum CBD retains all of the chemical compounds from the hemp it’s made from, including CBD, THC, minor cannabinoids like CBG and CBC, terpenes, and flavonoids.¹ ² This encourages something called the entourage effect, which is a scientific theory suggesting that all of these chemicals work together to increase the benefits you experience.
Broad-spectrum CBD products are similar to full-spectrum products but remove THC. This makes them ideal for people who don’t want to risk experiencing mind-altering effects or who need to be regularly drug tested. Be aware that some broad-spectrum CBD products have near-undetectable amounts of THC that can build up enough over time that, in extreme situations, you may still fail a drug test.
Isolate products contain only pure CBD without any other components. They’re generally considered the least effective and the most likely to induce harmful side effects but are a good alternative if you absolutely cannot have any THC.
There are several different ways to consume CBD too. CBD is hydrophobic, meaning that it binds to oil, not water, and is harder for our mostly-water bodies to absorb. During manufacturing, CBD is put in a carrier oil (like MCT coconut oil), which is then either bottled or put into another product. Medterra carries most kinds of CBD forms, including:
Want to learn more about CBD, including the best ways to take it? Check out our comprehensive guide.
There’s really one factor that decides whether or not a CBD product is safe: if they test their CBD and are willing to share the results publicly. We prefer companies who post the results in easy-to-find locations. This is what Medterra does; it links to them on every product page. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the companies that share their test results end up proving that they’re likely safe and accurately dosed (it’s hard to imagine a company that will share results saying their products are contaminated or have significantly less CBD than expected).
Specifically, these analyses look for:
The company’s U.S. Hemp Authority certification is another big positive, meaning the manufacturing process has been streamlined and improved as much as possible. Medterra also partners with Baylor College of Medicine and an in-house medical advisory board to review and evaluate the safety and efficacy of its products. And, like with its gummies, the company isn’t afraid to improve ingredient lists to get you the best results.
Medterra’s CBD oil category features several different oils and tinctures featuring full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD at several different strengths. Each oil comes with its own labeled dropper (at each 0.25mL), so you can customize your dose with what gives you the best relief. There are five oils currently in Medterra’s catalog:
CBD oil is a great option if you need a high dose of CBD or the flexibility to quickly change your dose. It lasts a long time — between four and eight hours, depending on your metabolism, how you took it, and other factors. However, it takes significantly longer to feel the effects of CBD oil than something like topical CBD; taking it sublingually (under your tongue) is generally the best way, but it will still take 10-40 minutes to begin feeling the effects. Taking CBD sublingually helps it absorb quickly and more effectively into your bloodstream than just swallowing it or mixing it into a food or drink. That said, it may take some experimentation at first to find the right amount of oil that works for you.
Those who are sensitive to THC or who want to avoid a positive drug test may want to skip Medterra’s broad- or full-spectrum products. And if you don’t like the oil flavors, there’s no way to get around it. Luckily, the unflavored products have no flavors at all, including oily residues that linger like some CBD brands.
True Full Spectrum CBD Oil is one of Medterra’s most popular products and has an exceptionally high THC content, embracing the entourage effect to its fullest capacity. It comes in four strengths:
All options include 2mg of THC per dropper, and you can choose from two flavors (chocolate mint or citrus). In addition to full-spectrum CBD, the oil contains stevia extract for sweetness and an organic MCT oil carrier. The combination of MCT oil and stevia can be rough on some digestive systems, so it’s best to stay away from this particular oil if you have a particularly sensitive stomach.
Here’s how much each bottle costs:
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Isolate CBD Oil also falls under Medterra’s relaxation category and comes in either a 30ml or 60ml bottle. It includes pure, unflavored CBD oil and MCT oil derived from coconuts. Like the full-spectrum oil, it’s available in four strengths:
Like most CBD oils, the strength and bottle size determine the amount of CBD you get per dropper. For example, the 500mg bottle contains 30 1ml servings, so each dropper of oil contains 16mg of CBD. This number increases as the strength increases:
Costs vary based on bottle strength, and there are no flavors available for this oil. Luckily, when our testers tried it, they noted it had an extremely neutral flavor (less than a vegetable or cooking oil) that was still palatable.
Check out its pricing details in the chart below.
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Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD Oil is our favorite THC-free oil for combating anxiety because of its high 10:1 ratio of CBD to minor cannabinoids with no THC. Broad-spectrum CBD tends to have a slightly lower ratio of CBD to minor cannabinoids (about 5:1), whereas full-spectrum CBD has a higher ratio equal to this product. Essentially, you’re getting all of the benefits of a full-spectrum CBD without THC, making it an excellent choice for those who can’t have THC but want to experience some of the benefits of the entourage effect.
It comes in three flavors (strawberry mint, citrus, and unflavored) and two strengths in 30mL bottles (1,000mg and 2,000mg). Here’s how much each of those bottles will cost:
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Immune Boost CBD Oil mixes CBD with other herbal and botanical ingredients to jumpstart your immune system. It includes:
While you might not think of ashwagandha and lemon balm when you think of immune system support, there is some scientific evidence that they can support a healthy life. One of ashwagandha’s big effects is regulating your cortisol levels; high cortisol levels from stress can lower your immune system’s ability to fight illnesses over time.³ ⁴ It isn’t clear exactly what Reishi mushrooms can do, as there isn’t much clinical evidence of immune-boosting or stress reduction properties, but lemon balm can lower stress levels like ashwagandha.
Immune Boost only comes in 750mg strength which provides 25mg of CBD per serving and is unflavored. It costs $39.99 for a one-time purchase and $27.99 with a subscription.
CBG+CBD Full Spectrum Tincture includes CBD, THC, and CBG. CBG is a minor cannabinoid that, while relatively understudied, seems to act on CB2 receptors to improve digestive health, symptoms related to neurological disorders, and potentially rheumatoid arthritis.⁵ This oil pairs equal parts CBD and CBG in either a 1,000mg (16mg/mL) or 2,000mg (33mg/mL) strength. It’s only available in a citrus flavor.
Here’s how much each size costs:
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Medterra’s CBD capsules add an extra layer of convenience to products like oils or tinctures. These products include a potent amount of CBD in an easy-to-swallow capsule you can take on the go. The products in this line cover a variety of health benefits, from better sleep to enhanced focus, and each bottle contains 30 capsules (except for the 60-count Good Night Capsules).
Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD Liquid Capsules are designed for relaxation and include CBD, MCT oil, and terpenes. Each vegan capsule contains 50mg of hemp extract and no THC. For best results, you should take one capsule daily for a prolonged period.
True Full Spectrum CBD Capsules are vegan, containing just 50mg of full-spectrum CBD extract and 2mg THC in each capsule. This is the same product as the True Full Spectrum CBD oil.
Isolate CBD Gel Capsules contain 25mg, 50mg, or 100mg of just CBD isolate in a softgel capsule. Be aware that this product contains bovine gelatin, so it’s not great for vegans.
In addition to CBD, Medterra’s Good Night Capsules include 1.5mg CBN (a minor cannabinoid associated with falling asleep easily), 200mg KSM-66 ashwagandha, 250mg kava kava, 300mg magnesium, 3mg melatonin, and 40mg zinc oxide. Each serving (two capsules) contains 50mg of CBD. If you can’t fall asleep after taking two of these capsules, it’s entirely possible nothing could help.
The Good Morning Capsules are almost like nootropic supplements, designed to help you focus and boost your morning energy. In addition to 25mg of CBD per capsule, this product also includes 25mg CBG, 125mg ashwagandha, 200mg Bacopa monnieri, and 75mg caffeine.⁶ You should take these capsules with food.
You can purchase each capsule product once or opt for a subscription to save up to 30% and receive free shipping. The chart below breaks down the price of each product with and without a subscription.
|CBD per capsule||Number of capsules per bottle||Cost||Cost with subscription|
|Ultra Broad Spectrum||50mg||30||$79.99||$55.99|
|True Full Spectrum||50mg||30||$109.99||$76.99|
|Isolate||25mg, 50mg, 100mg,||30||$49.99, $69.99, $99.99||$34.99, $48.99, $69.99|
CBD capsules differ from CBD oil because they take longer to work, but you’re all but guaranteed to get a consistent dose from capsules. By contrast, it requires more work to get a consistent dose from CBD oil; you have to measure it out yourself in a dropper. The only downside is that if you need a different dose than one capsule offers, you can’t adjust it like you can with CBD oil. Specifically, the Ultra Broad Spectrum, True Full Spectrum, and Isolate capsules are just the respective CBD oils inside of capsules, so it’s a great option if you want to try any of those oils but get easily frustrated with trying to dose the oil. Capsules are also more likely to have additional ingredients like ashwagandha, Bacopa extract, and magnesium, which are difficult to add to things like CBD oil.
Those who have trouble swallowing pills may want to explore other forms of CBD, like oils or balms. And while many of Medterra’s capsule products are vegan, some capsules contain animal products. Be sure to check the full ingredient list of any product you’re interested in purchasing.
Much like the company’s capsules, Medterra’s CBD gummies all contain either 25mg or 50mg of CBD. Each product comes in a fruity flavor and is completely vegan without:
The chart below outlines each of Medterra’s CBD gummies, including price, potency, and flavors.
*The new line of fast-acting gummies doesn’t actually contain any CBD. Instead, they use a proprietary blend of herbs and CBG or CBN, which is supposed to improve how quickly you’ll respond. We don’t think these gummies are worth it compared to other anxiety-reducing and sleep-inducing herbal supplements because of the proprietary blends, which make it difficult to tell exactly what you’re taking.
These formulas have been improved significantly in the last year, but prices have gone up $6 accordingly. We think that these new blends are worth it, especially for the CBD Keep Calm gummies.
One of the products our testers tried was the CBD Keep Calm gummies (25mg). They came to the consensus that these were the best anti-anxiety gummies — not just from the CBD world, but some of the best, most effective anti-anxiety supplements that they’ve tried, period. (And our testers have tried a lot of different anti-anxiety supplements.) The combination of ashwagandha, L-theanine, and CBD not only physically calmed symptoms of anxiety, but provided a sense of relief and relieved tension so much that some testers forgot they’d been anxious in the first place. However, the one potential downside is that they made our testers drowsy as the effects wore off (between four and five hours after taking them). We recommend trying one on a day off or in the evening before bed for the first time so you know how your body will react to them prior to a stressful or anxiety-provoking experience.
CBD gummies are a convenient and long-lasting alternative to capsules and oils. Each gummy measures out a specific amount of CBD, so you don’t have to worry about dosing (as you do with oil). And Medterra’s gummies come in a variety of flavors made from vegan ingredients. However, gummies aren’t as easy for your body to break down as oil or a capsule. You ultimately absorb less of the active ingredients like CBD because, as it takes longer for the gummy to be physically broken up, your stomach’s high pH dissolves some of the active ingredients before they make it into your bloodstream. Nonetheless, as described above, our testing experience of the Keep Calm gummies demonstrates how potent and effective these can be.
Digesting CBD versus taking it sublingually has added benefits. When eating a CBD gummy, the CBD has to pass through your digestive system, which means it’ll take longer to start working, but you’ll experience those effects over a longer period of time. When placing the oil under your tongue, the effect is faster-acting but shorter-lived.
Gummies are not ideal for those who want to feel CBD’s effects quicker or don’t want to add the extra calories to their diet (though there aren’t many in each serving of Medterra’s gummies).
Medterra’s line of CBD topicals are designed to ease aches and pains in your joints, muscles, and skin. Ideal for post-workout fatigue or specific joint pain, researchers don’t think that topical CBD makes it through to your bloodstream for systemic circulation, so don’t expect to feel less anxious from these products.
Generally, these topical products are either roll-on oils or creams. They have the most additional ingredients, both to make the cream and other active ingredients that nourish your skin and boost absorption. Medterra partners with the Baylor College of Medicine to test their topical products and ensure efficacy and safety.
Designed for arthritis and joint pain relief, Medterra’s Pain Relief Cream comes in two strengths: 500mg and 1,000mg. In addition to CBD isolate, this product also contains arnica, menthol, aloe, and shea butter, which improve absorption and provide a cooling sensation. It’s registered as an over-the-counter product, too.
Similar to the Pain Relief Cream but in a streamlined roll-on applicator, this product is better if you prefer a lighter oil rather than a cream. Each 1ml application contains 16mg of CBD, and the product is THC-free.
Medterra’s Rapid Recovery Cream is also primarily made from arnica and menthol, which provide a quick cooling sensation. It comes in a pump bottle, providing between 5-10mg of CBD per pump, and comes in three strengths: 250mg, 500mg, and 750mg.
The Rapid Recovery Roll-On is the Rapid Recovery Cream with a roll-on applicator instead of a pump. You’ll receive between 4-16mg of CBD in each milliliter of product in one of three strengths: 250mg, 500mg, and 1,000mg.
The product works best for dry skin, inflammation, and irritation. It contains manuka honey, well known for its antibacterial and pH-balancing properties, as well as other ingredients like aloe and jojoba oil that are more cosmetic but can hydrate and soften your skin.⁷ You can choose from 125mg or 250mg strengths.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how much you’ll pay for each topical CBD product from Medterra.
|Strengths||Cost||Cost with subscription|
|Pain Relief Cream||500mg, 1,000mg||$39.99, $59.99||$27.99, $41.99|
|Pain Relief Roll-On||1,000mg||$64.99||$45.49|
|Rapid Recovery Cream||250mg, 500mg, 750mg||$24.99, $39.99, $64.99||$17.49, $27.99, $45.49|
|Rapid Recovery Roll On||250mg, 500mg, 1,000mg||$24.99, $39.99, $64.99||$17.49, $27.99, $45.49|
|Manuka Honey Healing Cream||150mg, 250mg||$39.99, $59.99||$27.99, $41.99|
Topical CBD products are great for people who have joint aches, muscle soreness, or skin irritation and want to try a CBD product to relieve their pain. Those who want to target one ache or pain rather than seeking holistically calming effects can also find substantial relief from topical CBD. Because Medterra uses additional ingredients to assist with absorption, you might find better and longer-lasting relief with these products in one specific area.
Topicals aren’t for customers who want help with sleep, relaxation, or focus — oils, capsules, and gummies are better suited for those purposes. Also, be sure to look at the full list of ingredients for each topical product to ensure that they don’t contain any components you’re allergic to.
Medterra offers a line of CBD oil and chews for cats and dogs to support relaxation and joint health. Their CBD pet products are all third-party tested and evaluated by Medterra’s Veterinary Advisory Board for quality and purity.
CBD Pet Oil is a CBD isolate that comes in three flavors (beef, chicken, and unflavored) and four strengths (150mg, 300mg, 750mg, and 1,200mg). Each bottle includes a weight chart that provides guidance about how much CBD oil to administer to your pet based on size.
The chart below shows the prices for each strength.
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Medterra’s CBD Joint Support Pet Chews use CBD isolate with glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin to alleviate pain from your pet’s joints and provide the building blocks that they need to prevent further deterioration. The chews are peanut-butter-flavored and contain 10mg of CBD per chew. Each bag contains 30 treats and a chart with dosing guidelines. A one-time purchase of chews costs $34.99 or $24.49 with a subscription.
The CBD Calming Pet Chews include 10mg of CBD isolate per chew with additional ingredients that help your pet relax, including L-tryptophan, valerian root, and chamomile. These herbal anxiety ingredients don’t have much (if any) clinical research backing them up in dogs specifically, but valerian root has an abundance of positive research in humans and lab animals, and there’s some evidence that L-tryptophan can reduce anxiety in cats who are afraid of new situations.⁸ Each bag comes with 30 chews, and dosing is dependent on your pet’s weight. Purchase the chews once for $29.99 or $20.99 with a subscription.
If you want your cat or dog to experience the same benefits of CBD that you do, these chews and oils are a good place to start. They don’t have all of the same ingredient scopes as other products, so they’re better for people who want either streamlined experiences or who have a pet with osteoarthritis (for the CBD Joint Support Pet Chews), as that particular product is very well-formulated compared to other joint support pet CBD products.
All three of Medterra’s pet products are intended for pets over 12 weeks old. If you have a puppy or kitten, wait until they reach this age benchmark before administering CBD products.
For more information about CBD for your pet dog, check out our full guide.
We think that Medterra CBD is a good value. Its prices are slightly higher than average, but you’re paying for well-made CBD with transparent testing, U.S. Hemp Authority certification, and organic ingredients. It does have a rewards program that is comparable to — if not slightly better than — CBDistillery’s rewards program, and the company is one of the few mid-size companies to offer both an assistance program and a rewards program. Generally, you’ll find assistance programs at smaller companies like Lazarus Naturals and Charlotte’s Web while finding rewards programs in companies with more sprawling offerings like CBDistillery and CBDfx. So if you are an active duty service member, veteran, student, or on long-term disability, you can apply for a discount on full-price products up to $250, and anyone can join Medterra’s free rewards program.
The company will also offer pop-up ads with more deals on one to three products when you add anything to your cart and again at checkout. Occasionally, this includes the item you’ve just put in your cart or something you’ve already got in there. However, these are discounts on add-ons, not the product you’ve already chosen; adding the deal will not change the original item’s price but will add another item in a buy-one-get-one situation.
Our testers had mixed responses to the customer service team; sometimes, replies were slow and robotic, and other times friendly and capable. Be aware that it may take several rounds of clarification before you get an answer to your questions.
Medterra offers a subscription program that saves you 30% on every product you order and regularly sends you a new batch of those products every one or two months. This appears to be a relatively large savings but is pretty average as far as CBD subscription programs go. (Generally, you’ll find either 20% or 30% savings.)
Unlike almost every other subscription program we’ve run into — not just for CBD but in our entire supplement studies — you don’t have to make an account to start a subscription. This is actually a significant drawback for Medterra, as not making an account makes it extremely difficult to cancel or modify your subscription. Always make an account first, but if you don’t remember to, you can access and manage your subscription through the receipt that came with your order confirmation email. Otherwise, you’ll have to go through customer service (as our testers did), who will ask for your order number.
Medterra provides a 30-day return policy on all products. You can request a full refund (minus shipping costs) on any unopened products. The company also offers a 30-day risk-free guarantee for new customers: try out any product and return it for a full refund within 30 days if you’re unsatisfied. However, this only covers one product on your first order. You can get a refund if you decide you don’t want your order after all, but other products purchased must be returned like new and unopened.
One-time orders over $75 and all subscription orders ship for free within the continental U.S. All other orders can ship via standard shipping, UPS Ground, or UPS 2-day, and you can expect to pay $4.49 if you don’t meet either of those requirements. Most orders ship within one to three business days.
When our testers ordered from Medterra, it took three business days for their order to ship and then another six for the package to arrive at their door. This is within the time range that Medterra offers, and the order was placed during the holiday season, but Medterra isn’t the right company to order from if you need CBD ASAP. For comparison, our testers ordered CBD from three major companies (Medterra, Lazarus Naturals, and CBDistillery) at the same time and had both competitors’ products in hand a full week before Medterra’s arrived.
Insider Tip: If you’re unsure about which products may best suit you, take Medterra’s CBD quiz. It asks questions about your health concerns, experience with CBD, and other factors before recommending a specific product. At the end of the quiz, you can enter your email address for 20% off your first purchase, which is a nice bonus that not every CBD company offers.
Medterra creates safe, high-quality CBD products, but the prices are often high, and it isn’t always easy to actually get the order to your door. With such a large (and often unruly) market of CBD products, there are plenty of alternative companies you can choose from that make CBD that’s just as good.
Lazarus Naturals is repeatedly one of our top picks for high-quality CBD if you’re on a budget. The company primarily deals in full-spectrum products, which Medterra shies away from, and is best known for its high-potency full-spectrum oil, which gives you 50mg CBD per 1mL serving in three flavors and two sizes (30mL/1,500mg for $40 and 120mL/6,000mg for $120). Shipping was fast, and when our testers directly compared Lazarus Naturals’ high-potency, full-spectrum oil with Medterra’s isolate oil, they noted that it took almost twice as much of Medterra’s isolate to feel the same effects as Lazarus Naturals’ oil. Lazarus Naturals doesn’t have a subscription program, but it does have a bigger discount (60%) for veterans, people with disabilities, and low-income households. If you need strong CBD on a budget, can have a little bit of THC, and don’t mind re-ordering manually every time you run out, Lazarus Naturals is a good option.
Meanwhile, Five CBD has a Full Spectrum CBD + THC Oil, which you can get in the same flavors at the same sizes (except for a small 750mg bottle) as Medterra’s True Full-Spectrum oil. However, Five CBD’s oil costs half as much, and it doesn’t contain stevia, so it’s a significantly better deal with fewer added ingredients. You can get Medterra’s True Full-Spectrum oil in a softgel capsule or gummy form that is essentially identical to the oil form, though, which is a feature unique to this company.
And, if you need a bigger range of products, companies like CBDistillery also have some products certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority and with higher potencies, but not every product is approved, so keep an eye out for the label. The company offers the same deal on subscriptions as Medterra but can cost more upfront and doesn’t include as many products with herbal ingredients. CBDistillery is an excellent choice if you need a particularly powerful CBD oil or anything that stars a minor cannabinoid.
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