PureKana Review & Our Lab Results

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Last Updated: July 2020
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PureKana SCORE

EXCELLENT

(4.45)

The company’s focus on transparency, information and quality, have made PureKana one of the top selling CBD companies on the market. We would like to see a faster customer service response and a faster shipping time; but the outstanding full spectrum formula, along with the care and transparency that goes into the company’s products, makes this one of the top CBD brands on our list.

89%
Overall Rating
CBD Quality100%
Transparency93%
Pricing60%
Shipping60%
Customer Service80%

Even though PureKana has been around for only a few short years, the company has established itself as one of the top selling CBD brands in the country. This is certainly in no small way due to the hard work put forth by PureKana’s co-founder Cody Alt, who has former experience managing social media promotions for cannabis companies, before starting his own.

Knowing how important quality and transparency are to those looking to make purchases in the CBD market, Alt pledged to make PureKana completely transparent in its practices—and the company is doing pretty well toward that goal. PureKana also makes education and consumer information a priority, because CBD is still a much misunderstood and stigmatized product.

Everything manufactured by PureKana is made with hemp cultivated on organic farms in Kentucky—one of the top hemp-producing states with some of the most stringent growing guidelines in the country. The company has a wide selection of products, some completely unique to PureKana, and all made with a potent full spectrum formula.

Along with the standard CBD oils, gummies and capsules that one would expect from most any CBD company, PureKana also carries CBD infused toothpicks, vape products, beverage enhancers, honey sticks and oral sprays. If you want to find products that are not available anywhere else, PureKana is the place to look.

Overall, it is plain to see why PureKana is doing so well, and why it is growing so quickly. It has managed to expand its product line to include innovative and unique items, without overwhelming the customer or sacrificing quality.

The company scores well in the area of transparency, which we think is one of the most important metrics when evaluating a company. With PureKana, you can see where your products come from, and they are labeled accurately, too.

Quick Summary

Pros:

  • Certificate of analysis for all products readily available on the website
  • One of the widest selections of CBD products on the market today
  • PureKana’s CBD is extracted from hemp grown on organic farms
  • You can search for products filtered by category, total CBD content, and flavor
  • Company is recognized for quality by several publications including LA Weekly, Way of Leaf, Forbes and Medical Daily

Cons:

  • Per dose CBD content is not clearly marked on many products
  • Website is inconsistent in some places, making information seem less trustworthy

Background Information

Entrepreneur Cody Alt and ecommerce expert Jeff Yauck have teamed up to create one of the most popular CBD companies in the industry.

The sleek design of the products are appealing to consumers; and the goal of education and information help to spread the word about CBD, decrease stigma surrounding the product and raise brand awareness for PureKana. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company was founded in 2017 and it has already seen enormous growth.

Most ownership of PureKana was recently acquired by international, Toronto-based CBD company, HeavenlyRx, but manufacturing will still be managed by PureKana’s headquarters in Arizona. This means more potential growth for PureKana in the near future, without sacrificing the hands-on approach to transparent products for consumers.

PureKana sources its hemp from organic farms in Kentucky, meaning that no chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used in the growing process.

The company uses a CO2 extraction process to formulate its full spectrum CBD oil, and it sends every batch of its final products out to a leading third-party cannabis testing lab, to evaluate for contaminants and concentration. Some companies do their final testing in-house, but PureKana understands how important it is to have independent sources evaluate and confirm the quality of its products.

Shipping and Returns

PureKana ships for free to all qualifying states in the United States. This is an exceptional deal, because most companies only offer free shipping after you order a certain amount worth of products.

The company will not ship to Wyoming, South Dakota or Idaho due to strict state laws; but if you are in any of the other US states or territories, you can generally expect to receive your order within 3 – 9 business days through standard shipping. There does not appear to be an option for expedited or international shipping at this time.

We ordered CBD oil from PureKana on a weekday, and the company shipped it out two days later. We got our order within the promised time, though it was on the later end, at 8 days after we placed the order. We are pretty satisfied, though, considering we didn’t have to spend a certain amount of money in order to get our product shipped for free.

PureKana wants you to be completely satisfied with your products, and if you are not, the company will gladly supply you with a full refund (minus shipping costs) as long as you make your return within 30 days of receipt.

PureKana’s Products

CBD Oil

PureKana keeps it simple with whole-plant, full-spectrum CBD oil products. The ingredients are simple, with CBD, terpenes, MCT oil and natural flavorings including mint, citrus and vanilla.

While CBD purists can enjoy PureKana’s larger sized bottles—which only come in natural flavor—flavor aficionados can get adventurous with smaller bottles. You can add the oils to your favorite foods and beverages, or you can simply place the drops under your tongue and hold them there for 60 – 90 seconds before swallowing. 

CBD Oil Drops ($70 – $390) – These drops are available in 60mL or 30mL bottles, but each bottle comes with a range of CBD content. 60mL bottles come in concentrations of 5000mg or 2500mg of CBD per bottle. 30mL bottles contain CBD amounts ranging from 300mg to 1000mg.Choose between vanilla, mint, or citrus flavors.

CBD Capsules

PureKana has no qualms about acknowledging that sometimes, CBD tinctures are a hassle or even uncomfortable around other people. So for those looking for a quick shot of CBD, PureKana offers CBD softgel capsules that are practically effortless to swallow and keep your life simple.

These capsules are formulated with the same whole-plant extract as PureKana’s oils, but there are three different kinds each with their own additives to enhance specific effects. Each bottle contains 30 capsules. They are a bit expensive, but they do simplify taking the right dose of CBD every time.

CBD Capsules (83.00) – Keep it easy with these 25mg capsules. Whether you’re looking for something to help you deal with today’s stress, or just need a bit of a pick-me up, these are the capsules for you.

PM CBD Capsules (83.00) – Trouble sleeping? While CBD is already great at chilling you out (without the THC getting you high), PureKana takes these a step above and beyond. In addition to the 25mg of CBD, these softgels include melatonin, L-theanine, and GABA to help you get a better night’s sleep.

AM CBD Capsules ($83.00) – PureKana’s AM CBD Capsules are filled with caffeine, as well as vitamins B1, B6, and B12, all on top of 15mg of CBD. These morning boosts are specifically formulated with slightly less CBD, so you can be relaxed without losing any speed throughout your day.

CBD Gummies

PureKana CBD gummies, like their capsule counterparts, are easy to take on the move. Better yet, these gummies are vegan and GMO free, made with tapioca and pectin. Each bottle contains 20 gummies, and they are a lot cheaper than the capsules.

CBD Vegan Gummies ($40) –  PureKana’s gummies contain 25mg of full spectrum CBD. There is an assortment of delicious fruit flavors in every bottle, flavored and colored naturally. These yummy gummies are by far the best deal on the website.

CBD Topicals

CBD can also be used to rebalance your skin and body when applied straight to the source. For those looking for CBD products that don’t need to be consumed orally, PureKana offers numerous products at a variety of prices.

Here, we feature their top-selling menthol roll-on as well as their unique transdermal CBD patches. These products are overall pretty expensive for the amount of CBD they contain, but this is standard for CBD topicals. 

Topical CBD Ointment ($80.00) – PureKana’s replenishing moisturizer is packed with 600mg of CBD, absorbed straight into your skin. This little bottle is perfect for on-the-go people anywhere; better yet, at 3.4 OZ, it’s travel sized!

CBD Muscle Menthol Roll-On Gel ($80.00) – Menthol and CBD are an awesome muscle and joint relief combo. The menthol works to cool down inflammation, and the CBD works to provide lasting relaxation to soothe away your aches and pains. This gel also contains an extensive list of natural essential oils, making you feel relaxed, refreshed and pampered.

CBD Transdermal Patches ($17.99 – $48.99) – These patches stay on for up to for 4 days and they’re waterproof. Stick it on your skin and it spends the next few days working its hassle-free magic.

Unfortunately, however, there is some discrepancy on PureKana’s website over just how much CBD is in these patches. In one place, it says 60mg, but further down it says 50mg. These patches can be purchased one at a time, or in a pack of three.

Pet Products

CBD is great for human consumption. But did you know it’s safe for pets—and good for them too! PureKana is all about making your furry friend feel just as good as you.

For now, it looks like all of their pet products are marketed toward dogs, but maybe they’ll expand in the future. CBD pet products from PureKana (or should we say, PureCanine?) range from $29.99 to $45.

Bacon Flavor CBD Oil for Pets ($30.00 – $45.00) – This 30mL bottle comes in two CBD dose amounts: 250mg or 300mg. It’s safe (and yummy) for dogs of all sizes, and it can be added to their normal food or given to them directly.

Hemp Dog Treats ($34.99 – $39.99) – PureKana also offers yummy hemp biscuits for your pupper! Though these treats are nutrient rich and full of goodness, along with 2.5mg of CBD per treat. These delicious snacks come in small or large dog sizes, and come in several flavors: Steak & Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter & Pumpkin, and Blueberry & Chicken. 

Lab Results

Transparency is one of the most important aspects of a CBD company. Unfortunately, even when they post lab results right on their website, some companies label their products inaccurately. So we like to send out a sample of oils to a third-party lab to see for ourselves whether a company’s claims are true.

As you can see, PureKana’s CBD content was actually a little over what the label for our bottle of 600mg full spectrum CBD indicated. What’s even better, is that this is one of the best full spectrum formulas we have seen.

The overall cannabinoid profile has a strong concentration of minor active cannabinoids, and just enough THC to punctuate the entourage effect this type of formula is famous for without going over Federally legal limitations.

The Facts

What Was TestedThe Results
Product TestedPurekana Natural CBD Oil 600mg
Price/mg of CBD$0.16
Claimed CBD mg/package600mg 
Actual total CBD mg/package633mg
Actual total THC mg/package24mg
Actual total CBN mg/package6mg
Actual total CBC mg/package24mg
Actual total CBG mg/package3mg
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Website Experience

The PureKana website includes a blog packed with information about CBD, and a recent feature is a series of articles on CBD laws in each state. The site is aesthetically pleasing, and you can search for products by category, flavor and dose per package.

This makes it easier to find what you are looking for, which is helpful because the site is overall somewhat inconsistent, and individual dosing is confusing. Some sections of the site are cut off, and the top menu is difficult to read. The ordering process is fairly simple, however and the search filters make it easy to find what you are looking for. 

Customer Service

We contacted PureKana with a few questions about their products, and received an email back two days later. They say that they pride themselves on their ability to respond to customers within 24 hours, so this is fairly slow even by their standards.

However, the answers provided by Meredith from their customer support team were more than satisfactory. So we’d still recommend trying to contact them if necessary, even though you might need to wait awhile.

Final Verdict

PureKana has a lot of great features for the brand. The company is a fairly recent addition to the market, and it has already gained widespread popularity. Cody Alt started PureKana with only $18,000 and a dream, and it is paying off more than he could have imagined.

The company’s focus on transparency, information and quality, have made PureKana one of the top selling CBD companies on the market. Starting with hemp that is grown on organic farms, using a high-quality CO2 extraction process, and investing in third-party testing of every final product with one of the most reputable labs in the country, all contribute to PureKana’s growth in the industry.

We would like to see a faster customer service response and a faster shipping time; but the outstanding full spectrum formula, along with the care and transparency that goes into the company’s products, makes this one of the top CBD brands on our list.

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