Ananda Hemp Review & Our Lab Results

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Last Updated: October 2020
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Ananda Hemp SCORE

EXCELLENT

(4.55)

Ananda Hemp or Ecofibre are directly involved in every step of the process of making CBD—including the selection of genetically-controlled seeds from the world’s largest hemp seed bank, monitoring and overseeing plant cultivation at Ecofibre’s Kentucky farms, and developing products that are legitimately potent, robust, and helpful. Ananda Hemp’s products are a bit on the pricey side, but we think your money will be well spent on CBD oil, capsules, topicals, or pet products from this company.

91%
Overall Rating
CBD Quality100%
Transparency93%
Pricing72%
Shipping100%
Customer Service80%

Ananda Hemp is one of the most exemplary companies on our list. Its full spectrum formula is nearly perfect, with a robust cannabinoid profile and just the right amount of THC for a flawless entourage effect.

All the information you could ask for from this company is accessible and easy to find, and its parent company is one of the oldest and largest hemp development companies in the industry.

Everything Ananda carries, including its full and broad spectrum CBD oils, softgels, topicals, and pet products, comes with one of the most comprehensive lab reports we have seen; and you can access it right from the product page.

These reports even list all the base ingredients, along with their sources, so you know everything about what is in your products.

If you have been looking for a company that carries a full line of robust CBD formats and formulas, made with natural and organic ingredients, this is your lucky day. Ananda’s prices may be a little on the higher side, but its quality is premium and its transparency is outstanding. 

Quick Summary

Pros:

  • Stellar CBD formulas
  • First person to receive a Ph.D. in cannabinoid science is on advisory and research board
  • Parent company is one of oldest and largest hemp development companies in the world
  • THC free products also available
  • Very high level of transparency

Cons:

  • Products are somewhat expensive
  • Not as many options available for broad spectrum products

Background Information

Ananda Hemp’s parent company, Ecofibre, is an Australian-based company with more than two decades in the hemp industry.

This biotech company’s primary focus is making our existence more sustainable through hemp. Ecofibre has the largest hemp seed bank in the world, creating the perfect environment for ultimate genetic control over the plants it cultivates for each individual purpose.

Ananda Hemp and Ananda Professional, together, cover the consumer market and are working to provide the first medically relevant CBD products to hit the industry. 

Ananda Hemp is directly involved in every step of the process. It controls the genetics of the hemp plants its partner farms in Kentucky grow, and it oversees the every detail of production including harvesting and ethanol extraction.

Lab results display the origin of all base ingredients for each product; every ingredient is all-natural, and many are organic. Ananda provides a true seed-to-sale vertically integrated product that the average consumer can access and understand.

Shipping and Returns

Ananda Hemp offers free shipping on domestic orders over $50. The company delivers to all 50 states, and it also ships to countries on every continent except Asia.

For orders under $50, shipping is calculated at checkout. The default delivery method is standard mail, but you can get express shipping for an additional charge.

We love it when a company gets our CBD to us quickly, and Ananda gave us exactly what we wanted. We ordered our CBD on a Tuesday, Ananda processed our order the following day, and we had our package in hand on Friday, just in time for the weekend. 

One true sign of quality is a company’s refund policy. If the company is confident with its products, it will give customers a chance to give them a try risk-free. Ananda offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with your products within that time-frame, you can return them for a full refund. 

Ananda Hemp’s Products

CBD Oil

CBD oil’s benefits are practically endless, according to recent research. Using organically grown hemp that has been controlled for precise genetics, Ananda has developed some of the best CBD products on the market.

Their ethanol extraction process allows for more phytonutrients to be retained in their oil, leading to some of the most robust and potent full and broad spectrum formulas we have seen. All oils are suspended in original source organic hempseed oil and MCT oil.

Full Spectrum Hemp Extract ($49.95 – $190) – Ananda Hemp’s full spectrum CBD oil is packed with phytonutrients and has a robust blend of minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and just the right amount of THC to contribute to the entourage effect without going above the legal limit or becoming an intoxicant.

Available in 300mg and 600mg concentrations, or 2000mg for a bigger kick. In the event that you don’t like the flavor of hemp (many people don’t) they suggest that you mix their formula into a smoothie, or have a drink ready for after you ingest the oil.

Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract ($89.95) – While the full spectrum formula may contain traces of THC, Ananda Hemp’s broad spectrum formula does not contain any THC.

Unfortunately, this does not mean you’ll pass a drug test; the powerful combination of many other cannabinoids in this CBD oil could change in your system and cause you to come up positive. Unfortunately, this oil comes in a “one-size-fits all” 30mL bottle with 600mg cannabinoids, and there are no other options available.

CBD Capsules

Like their oils, Ananda Hemp offers softgel capsules in full or broad spectrum varieties.

As we mentioned before, both formulas carry with them an earthy taste that many CBD enthusiasts find unappealing. Rather than making the expected move of using isolate and/or gummies, Ananda Hemp suggests that customers try their capsules for a flavorless way to still get your dose of wellness.

At around $2 or more a piece, however, these capsules are a bit pricey. We are a little disappointed that the CBD capsules are not vegan, and we hope Ananda plans to add that option to their line in the future.

Full Spectrum Capsules ($64.95 – $119.95) – Each capsule is filled with 15mg of full spectrum CBD suspended in cold-pressed hemp seed oil. This is a great middle-of-the-road dose that can be effective on its own, but could also be doubled up for an even bigger kick. These down-to-business capsules come in a 30 or 60 count bottle. 

Broad Spectrum Capsules ($64.95) – Like Ananda Hemp’s broad spectrum oil, these are a THC free alternative to their full spectrum counterpart. These CBD capsules come with 15mg of broad spectrum CBD, suspended cold-pressed hemp seed oil. Only available in bottles of 30.

CBD Topicals

Topicals: for when ingestible CBD just doesn’t cut it for that knot in your neck. CBD helps you feel good from the inside out; but it also helps you feel good from the outside in because of the way it absorbs into the skin and hits those problem spots.

Adding CBD topicals to your routine will take your self-care to the next level. Ananda Hemp offers two soothing CBD topical products, and both are certified cruelty free and made with plant-based materials. 

CBD Rich Body Salve ($23.95) – Have you ever used IcyHot®? This is kind of like that. When you’re experiencing muscle and joint aches, you can apply this salve to the affected area for rapid (10-15 minute) relief.

Ananda’s formula includes ingredients like menthol to cool and  cayenne to warm. The ingredients list is actually pretty extensive to provide a quality product that relaxes the body and delights the senses, in addition to 125mg of CBD. Packs quite punch into a 1oz jar. Ananda Hemp encourages consumers to not use this on their faces.

CBD Rich Roll-On ($24.95) – For more acute pain, Ananda offers this roll-on formula. It also dries faster with less residue than the salve. While the salve is thicker and more nourishing, the roll-on formula is hydrating. The roll-on applicator is perfect for on-the-go pain relief. This 1oz bottle offers 150mg of full spectrum hemp extract.

Pet Products

As our pets age, they often get more aches and pains, just like us. Or, sometimes, our pets are just anxious, hyper, or easily stressed. Fido may have arthritis and Snowball may not be able to stop running around the house. Ananda Hemp is here to help. You want your pets to feel as good as you do, and now you can.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil for Cats and Dogs ($59.95) – The ingredients list for this product is concise: Ananda Hemp flower extract, sustainably sourced MCT oil, and vegetarian certified bacon flavoring. Ananda Hemp keeps it simple so you know you’re giving your furry friend the best possible product.

Though the name indicates this is only for dogs and cats, they note on their website that their formula is for horses, too! The website also features a handy dosing chart so you know how much to give your furry friend. One full bottle contains 300mg of CBD.

Lab Results

We want to give the most thorough, unbiased reviews on the web, and having samples of oil from the companies we review tested by a third party lab keeps us objective. We must admit, though, that we get excited when the results come back with a winner.

Ananda Hemp’s full spectrum CBD oil is one of the robust and potent formulas we have seen. The amount of THC is right below the legal limit, maximizing that effect without going over.

A full profile of minor cannabinoids is also present. This oil is certain to produce the kind of powerful entourage effect that has made full and broad spectrum formulas famous.

We generally find a discrepancy between the amount of CBD on the label and the amount in the bottle of more than 10 percent to be unacceptable. However, Ananda’s was just barely over the line, and the potency and robustness of the formula make up for the half of a percent that is missing. 

The Facts

What Was TestedThe Results
Product TestedAnanda Full Spectrum 600mg CBD Oil
Price/mg of CBD$0.15
Claimed CBD mg/package600mg 
Actual total CBD mg/package537mg
Actual total THC mg/package57mg
Actual total CBN mg/package3mg
Actual total CBC mg/package24mg
Actual total CBG mg/package12mg
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Website Experience

The vehicle for Ananda’s branding, the company’s website is excellent. It is easy to navigate and all products are well-organized. Their descriptions are thorough, including all necessary information, and the certificate of analysis is linked right below the product name.

These COAs are the most complete and easy to understand that we have seen. The company even lists the origin of other ingredients in their products, so you can learn everything about your item in one convenient place.

The website offers an overview of the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids in general, and full spectrum CBD; and the blog is packed with informative articles that will keep you up to date on the latest research and developments in regard to CBD, hemp, and general wellness..

Customer Service

If there’s any area where Ananda could improve, aside from price, it would be with their customer service. While they responded to our email quickly and had a pleasant tone, their answers to our questions were a little lacking.

Ananda’s representative almost seemed hesitant to give us more than a few scant details about their products. We don’t consider this a deal breaker with a brand that handles everything else so well, but we would’ve liked to have seen more effort here.

Final Verdict

Ananda Hemp’s parent company, Ecofibre, is one of the largest and most experienced hemp developers in the country, and it shows on the thought and expertise that goes into everything Ananda does.

This company is a shining example of what we want to see more of in the CBD industry. It is incredibly transparent, organizing everything in a way that is easy to understand, and making information accessible and convenient.

Ananda Hemp or Ecofibre are directly involved in every step of the process of making CBD—including the selection of genetically-controlled seeds from the world’s largest hemp seed bank, monitoring and overseeing plant cultivation at Ecofibre’s Kentucky farms, and developing products that are legitimately potent, robust, and helpful.

Ananda makes full and broad spectrum products that contain the whole array of minor cannabinoids, and they are some of the most potent we have seen.

The main complaints that we have is that we would like to see better customer service and more products in the future, including some isolates for those most concerned about exposure to THC.

Ananda Hemp’s products are a bit on the pricey side, but we think your money will be well spent on CBD oil, capsules, topicals, or pet products from this company.

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