Savage CBD Review & Our Lab Results

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Last Updated: July 2020
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(3.75)

All of Savage CBD’s products seem to be on sale all the time, which makes one wonder if these are just the regular prices, and transparency is a bit of an issue with this company. Not all certificates of analysis are posted directly in the website. Additionally, our independent lab results indicated a 25 percent discrepancy between labeling and CBD concentration, as well as a lack of the presence of other cannabinoids despite the product being marketed as full spectrum. For some, the low price of these products may be worth the extra effort, but we would suggest using caution when making your purchase. Confirm the CBD concentration before you complete an order, and shop elsewhere if you are looking for a full spectrum formula.

75%
Overall Rating
CBD Quality80%
Transparency53%
Pricing84%
Shipping70%
Customer Service60%

A lifestyle brand built around empowering people to live their best lives and be as healthy as possible, Savage CBD has some fairly standard branding for the CBD market. The website features younger tattooed adults doing yoga, skateboarding and getting ready for their morning run, and they are all using the CBD that has been tailored to match their way of life.

The company offers CBD vapes and cartridges, raw CBD flower, CBD tinctures and oils, CBD edibles and CBD topicals, and it is working to expand its line to include products that contain kratom and delta 8 THC, a cannabinoid thought to help further reduce inflammation and anxiety.

Savage CBD is part of Savage Enterprises, and the company sells other brands including Hyve, Knockout, Eclipse and CBDFx. All are collections made under the parent company and can be found on the Savage CBD website.

Savage CBD specifically appears to only sell full spectrum CBD products; but our independent lab testing indicates that at least one sample marketed as full spectrum has no cannabinoids except for CBD. This is more of an isolate product. The other brands sold on the website do feature other CBD formulas, including CBD isolate, broad spectrum CBD, and of course full spectrum CBD.

Our biggest issue with this company is its lack of transparency, with spotty availability of lab results and a lack of involvement in the hemp sourcing for its products.

Prices are good and it appears that everything is always on sale, but you can probably find a more transparent CBD supply for a similar price elsewhere—especially considering the full spectrum products may in all actuality just be a cheaper CBD isolate formula.

Quick Summary

Pros:

  • Huge variety of products
  • Website includes all the other brands under the parent company
  • Company passes the Leaf Report accuracy test
  • Free shipping on all orders
  • Attractive packaging

Cons:

  • Products may not actually be full spectrum even though they are advertised as such
  • Confusing product selection and busy website

Background Information

Back in 2013, Chris Wheeler and Matt Winters had a tiny vape shop in Orange, California, where they made their own special juice mixes in the back. Customers loved them, and Wheeler and Winters quickly expanded, founding Savage Enterprises on their vape shop business model.

In 2016, they discovered the benefits of CBD and realized that they could help thousands—if not millions—of people with products made with the healing substance. Since then, the founders have focused on listening to customers, providing them with products they love, and making sure they follow industry standards for safe CBD products.

One of the most unique things about Savage CBD, is the fact that the company is open about how the CBD used in its products is made.

It is largely uninvolved on the cultivation and harvesting of the hemp used to make the CBD it uses, though the website does indicate that the processing facilities it contracts with source their hemp from across the US and Europe. Savage CBD obtains their processed materials from labs that test their extracts before selling.

Savage then uses the CBD they purchased to make their products (like oils, gummies, etc.), and they send them off to a third party lab when finished. The final results are posted “at random” on the website. This raises some concern because we would like to see all the results. 

Shipping and Returns

When you place an order with Savage CBD, they will generally process it and get it into the mail within 72 hours. The company offers free domestic shipping on all orders, which is an excellent deal. This means you do not have to reach a minimum order.

All products are sent standard mail through the USPS, and Savage CBD does not currently ship to Nebraska, Idaho or South Dakota due to state regulations. Additionally, you cannot receive gummies or drink mixes in California. 

We ordered the 1000mg full spectrum CBD oil from Savage on a Tuesday, it was processed and shipped the next day, and we received it within seven days of placing our order. This is right within the window the company promised for delivery time. Though, we generally like to get our CBD a little faster.

Savage CBD’s return policy is rather stingy. You cannot return any item that has been opened or used, so you are out of luck if you are dissatisfied with your product.

The company refers you to the USPS for any items that get damaged during delivery. You also cannot cancel an order once it has been placed, so be very careful to ensure you are ordering exactly what you want before you hit the “complete order” button.

Savage CBD’s Products

CBD Oil

Savage CBD offers just one kind of CBD oil tincture, but it comes in multiple flavors and concentrations. The oil is blended with a mix of hemp seed and MCT oils for accurate dosing, and it is flavored with natural essential oils and terpenes.

Disappointingly, there are no lower-dose concentrations; the lowest amount you can order is 1000mg. But you can find other brands that fall within the Savage Enterprises family, which opens up your options for different formulas and concentrations.

Savage CBD’s Full Spectrum Tincture ($69.99 – $109.99) – Savage CBD’s tincture is often on sale at the prices listed here, and the regular prices are $109.99 to $179.99.

These oils come in attractive packaging, and the amount of CBD can be verified for most flavors with lab results posted on the site. Choose between refreshing pink grapefruit, lemon lime, orange, peach pear and cucumber mint flavors in 1000mg, 1500mg or 2000mg concentrations.

CBD Capsules

Whether you prefer oils and tinctures or capsules is obviously a personal choice. Oils are more flexible with dosing because you don’t have to take the whole dropperful, but capsules are easier to travel with and more convenient for hectic days.

Savage CBD sells one kind of capsule, and there are no other brands available on their site. You really only need one kind of CBD capsule, but it would be nice to see different dosing options.

Full Spectrum Softgels ($34.99 – $89.99) – The sale price for these capsules makes them worth a try; but if you have to pay full price ($54.99 – $109.99) that may not be the case.

Bottles come with either 8 or 30 capsules which all contain 25mg of full spectrum CBD. We would not recommend these capsules for anyone just getting started with CBD, as they do not allow for you to work your way up to the higher dose.

CBD Gummies

Savage CBD doesn’t make it clear on their product page which CBD formula they use for their gummies, but the lab results would indicate that they are using a CBD isolate.

The gummies are fruit flavored, but there is no indication if there are specific flavors or just a generic flavor of fruitiness. There are other brands of gummies available on the website, and Savage CBD makes drink mixes as well.

CBD Gummies from Savage CBD ($29.99) – Once again, the CBD gummies sale price is an excellent deal. With 50mg of CBD in each piece, these are some pretty strong gummies, and beginners should be careful with their consumption or choose a different brand with lower concentrations. Each pack contains 10 pieces.

CBD Topicals

Topicals are a popular format for CBD products because they allow people to target specific sore joints and muscles, and CBD is great for skin problems and inflammations as well. Savage makes a couple of the standard products like cooling roll-ons and balms, but they also make CBD sunscreen and aloe vera gel. 

Full Spectrum Roll-On ($48.99) – 750mg of CBD infused into MCT oil and cooling essential oils make this roll-on perfect for getting your problem spots on the go. 

Full Spectrum CBD Balm and Lavender Citrus Lotion ($24.99 – $39.99) – The balm is a thicker topical product meant to soothe and protect, with its base of grapeseed oil and beeswax, along with 150mg of CBD infused into the 2 ounce container.

Savage CBD’s Lavender Citrus Lotion has a delightful light scent, and its 300mg of CBD are infused into 8 ounces of lotion, for just the right moisturizing formula.

Full Spectrum Sunscreen and Aloe Vera After-Sun Gel ($26.99 – $35.99) – For a full day of fun in the sun, these two products go together like sand and surf. Start with the SPF 30 sunscreen containing 100mg of CBD, to protect against sunburn. Rub down tender spots at the end of the day with this cooling aloe vera gel containing 200mg of healing CBD.

Pet Products

Your furry friends can benefit from CBD just as much as you can, so why not give them a little something to keep them feeling great, too? Savage CBD offers products formulated just for your pets, with the same CBD you know and love. Find sprays, treats and even shampoo on the website, and enjoy a healthy happy life together with your best friend.

Full Spectrum Pet Spray ($39.99) – This full spectrum pet spray is made with coconut oil, hemp seed oil and 500mg of CBD. Unfortunately, the product description does not indicate how many milligrams are in each spritz or how many milligrams you should give your pet, but Savage CBD says it is perfect to spray onto food or water for easy ingestion.

Full Spectrum CBD Pet Treats ($21.99) – Your pooch will love these treats, made with real, natural ingredients and formulated to taste great. Each bag contains 150mg of CBD in 30 bite-sized treats for Fido.

Full-Spectrum CBD Pet Shampoo ($36.99) – This shampoo is pretty expensive even at the sale price. Savage CBD makes it with chamomile and oatmeal, along with 300mg of CBD, to soothe your pet’s skin and keep fur soft and healthy. Perfect for a pooch who gets hot spots.

Lab Results

We tested the Essentials by Savage 1000mg Full Spectrum Lemon Lime Flavored CBD at an independent lab and found their labeling to be off by a significant amount.

Most people won’t complain about getting 25 percent more CBD than they paid for, but it does make accurate dosing difficult when you don’t know what’s actually in your bottle. Additionally, we did not find any of the cannabinoids one would expect to find in a full spectrum CBD formula other than the CBD itself.

This would indicate to us that the full spectrum formulas fall more into a CBD isolate category. The oil was free of pesticides and heavy metals, which means that this sample is pure and safe.

The Facts

What Was TestedThe Results
Product TestedEssentials by Savage 1000mg Full Spectrum Lemon Lime Flavored CBD
Price/mg of CBD$0.07
Claimed CBD mg/package1000mg 
Actual total CBD mg/package1329mg
Actual total THC mg/packageNone Detected 
Actual total CBN mg/packageNone detected
Actual total CBC mg/packageNone Detected 
Actual total CBG mg/packageNone Detected 
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Website Experience

Savage CBD’s website could use quite a bit of work. It is pretty disorganized, especially considering multiple brands are lumped together on the same site. The intro video on the home page is a nice touch, and there are some fun elements the whole way through, but it is too busy to facilitate thoughtful purchases.

There is a search option, and the website also features a categorization of products by CBD experience level and price. But overall, Savage would do well to reorganize and maybe pare down the site a bit. 

Customer Service

We received a warm and friendly response from Savage CBD’s support representative. It was quite detailed and full of relevant information.

However, there was one major problem: it took them over 22 days just to reply to our email. While we appreciate that they eventually got around to contacting us back, there’s no reason it should’ve taken them that long to do so.

Final Verdict

Savage CBD got its start as a vape store in Orange, California, and now it is a growing CBD company focused on helping as many customers as possible while meeting industry standards. The company offers a variety of products, and it is convenient that the inventory is expanded by adding in other brands that fall under the Savage Enterprises name.

All of Savage CBD’s products seem to be on sale all the time, which makes one wonder if these are just the regular prices, and transparency is a bit of an issue with this company.

Not all certificates of analysis are posted directly in the website. Additionally, our independent lab results indicated a 25 percent discrepancy between labeling and CBD concentration, as well as a lack of the presence of other cannabinoids despite the product being marketed as full spectrum.

Savage CBD’s products are free of pesticides and heavy metals, so they are, at minimum, safe.

For some, the low price of these products may be worth the extra effort, but we would suggest using caution when making your purchase. Confirm the CBD concentration before you complete an order, and shop elsewhere if you are looking for a full spectrum formula.

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