{"id":605624697138,"title":"Five CBD Review: Is Delta-9 CBD Better?","created_at":"2023-06-12T20:36:08-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Five CBD Review: Is Delta-9 CBD Better?\",\n \"keywords\": \"five cbd, five cbd review, five cbd reviews, five cbd side effects, five cbd gummies, is five cbd legit, five cbd gummies reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes medical studies on delta-9 THC to give our take on whether it's a better option than CBD alone. We share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures on Five CBD's website, and feature real customer reviews of the brand.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/five-cbd-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to THC use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eF\u003c\/span\u003eive CBD is a brand that sells combined CBD and THC supplements. The brand sells supplements for sleep, relaxation, pain relief and more. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut are CBD and THC supplements a better option than CBD alone? What is Delta 9 and why is it included in these products? What's actually in Five CBD? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Five CBD?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on CBD and THC to compare its effects and potential risks to CBD use alone.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll discuss Delta 9, feature real Five CBD customer reviews and share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures (or lack thereof) published by Five CBD.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs CBD + THC Better Than CBD Alone?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhether Five CBD is a better choice than other CBD brands mostly comes down to the goal of the consumer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eIf the goal is to have a psychoactive experience, then Five CBD is probably a better option than a CBD supplement.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDelta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC, commonly referred to as Delta 9) is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18847571\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have psychoactive effects, and may induce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, altered sense of time or anxiety depending on the individual.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDelta-9-THC may also support pain relief and promote appetite\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15302527\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the Toxicon journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile side effects from Delta-9 use appear to be rare, a 2009 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/jamanetwork.com\/journals\/jamapsychiatry\/fullarticle\/482939\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e reported that this compound increased anxiety in some users.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any convincing medical evidence that THC improves sleep or anxiety, and a 2021 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8116407\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e suggested that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003elong-term THC use may even reduce total sleep time\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD alone has been clinically shown to support sleep (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28349316\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esource\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e) and to support relaxation and anxiety relief (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31866386\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esource\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFor consumers seeking sleep or relaxation benefits, we believe CBD alone may be a better option than CBD + THC. For consumers seeking pain relief, CBD + THC may be a better option with the approval of a doctor.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut what’s actually in Five CBD? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat’s Actually in Five CBD?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of updating this article, Five CBD fails to publish a full ingredient list or Supplement Facts panel on the product page for their CBD gummies and CBD oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe very strongly recommend avoiding supplement brands that fail to publish full ingredient lists, and this is especially concerning for a supplement brand selling psychoactive compounds.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand doesn’t even publish a full ingredient list in their FAQ section, and we can’t find ingredient lists or Supplement Facts labels anywhere on Five’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe have never before come across a CBD supplement brand that failed to publish full ingredient lists for their products in an Illuminate Health review, and we consider this a serious red flag for consumer safety.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe hope that in the near future, Five rectifies this issue and publishes a comprehensive Supplement Facts label either in their product images at the top of the page, or in a hyperlink above-the-fold on their product pages. This is information that consumers deserve to have.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real customers rate and describe the effects of Five CBD? We’ll discuss this in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Five CBD\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “SchmuckleBud” shared his experience using Five CBD gummies for the first time:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/HxuFw05MiC4\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named “Naybae0220” suggests that Five CBD has been helpful for chronic pain and depression:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7211647153251323178\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@naybae0220\/video\/7211647153251323178\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@naybae0220?refer=embed\" title=\"@naybae0220\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@naybae0220\u003c\/a\u003e @ayyyonikki Thank you 💙 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fivecbd?refer=embed\" title=\"fivecbd\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fivecbd\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fyp?refer=embed\" title=\"fyp\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fyp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/chronicpainwarrior?refer=embed\" title=\"chronicpainwarrior\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#chronicpainwarrior\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ankylosingspondylitis?refer=embed\" title=\"ankylosingspondylitis\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#ankylosingspondylitis\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fibromyalgia?refer=embed\" title=\"fibromyalgia\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fibromyalgia\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/grief?refer=embed\" title=\"grief\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#grief\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/trauma?refer=embed\" title=\"trauma\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#trauma\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/depressionanxiety?refer=embed\" title=\"depressionanxiety\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#depressionanxiety\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7211647144816577326?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Naybae0220\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Naybae0220\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean CBD Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/CBD_Oil_Image_1_23b0e7f8-4fdc-4e61-aea8-0bf724240edc.png?v=1686616787\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=207\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=4385\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eFeals CBD Oil\u003c\/a\u003e is our top CBD oil pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIt has a clean formulation of organic hemp extract and organic coconut medium-chain triglycerides, and no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/strong\u003e We consider CBD oil to be a healthier option than CBD gummies because it's free of added sugar and added flavors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Feals CBD Oil \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=207\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=4385\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8360\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eCornbread CBD Gummies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top CBD gummy pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is the healthiest CBD gummy formulation we've come across, because the brand uses organic flavoring and organic beetroot for color. \u003c\/strong\u003eThe brand publishes third-party test results proving their supplement is as potent as advertised and low in contaminants like pesticides.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Gummies \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8360\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8359\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eCornbread CBD Lotion\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top pick for a topical CBD product.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCBD \u003cspan\u003eis\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC9859876\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto be effectively absorbed through the skin, and CBD caused\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e\"significant improvements in pain\" when applied topically\u003c\/strong\u003e in a 2020 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31793418\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis lotion also contains menthol, which was shown in a 2022\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34552033\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto reduce pain scores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Lotion\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8359\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Five CBD\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreat packaging\/branding\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTHC is psychoactive which can benefit some individuals\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTHC may support pain relief\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay be more potent than CBD alone\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTHC may increase risk of side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLong-term THC use may negatively impact sleep\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand fails to publish full ingredient lists\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDelta-9 may increase anxiety in some individuals\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo formulations appear to be clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD and THC combined, like what Five CBD sells, may have beneficial effects compared to THC alone.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome medical studies we reviewed in this article suggested that THC can support pain relief and can have a psychoactive effect. However, THC and especially Delta-9 may increase anxiety in sensitive individuals, so we would recommend that consumers speak with their doctor prior to using Five CBD supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFive CBD fails to clearly publish an ingredient list for their CBD gummies or CBD oil at the time of publishing this article, which is concerning in our opinion because this information is critically important for consumers to make safe purchase decisions and avoid ingredients that they are allergic to.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost customer reviews of Five CBD that we came across while researching this article were favorable, but it’s a challenge to find unsponsored reviews because the brand is not sold on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing from Five CBD, the brand’s website appears to be the best channel to do so.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-06-12T21:04:21-04:00","updated_at":"2023-11-05T16:45:01-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze medical studies on delta-9 THC to give our take on whether it's a better option than CBD alone. We share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures on Five CBD's website, and feature real customer reviews of the brand.","template_suffix":"","handle":"five-cbd-review","tags":"_related:cbd, _related:psychedelics"}

Five CBD Review: Is Delta-9 CBD Better?

Five CBD Review: Is Delta-9 CBD Better?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice. All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to THC use.

Five CBD is a brand that sells combined CBD and THC supplements. The brand sells supplements for sleep, relaxation, pain relief and more. 

But are CBD and THC supplements a better option than CBD alone? What is Delta 9 and why is it included in these products? What's actually in Five CBD? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Five CBD?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on CBD and THC to compare its effects and potential risks to CBD use alone.

We’ll discuss Delta 9, feature real Five CBD customer reviews and share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures (or lack thereof) published by Five CBD.

Is CBD + THC Better Than CBD Alone?

Whether Five CBD is a better choice than other CBD brands mostly comes down to the goal of the consumer.

If the goal is to have a psychoactive experience, then Five CBD is probably a better option than a CBD supplement.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC, commonly referred to as Delta 9) is clinically shown to have psychoactive effects, and may induce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, altered sense of time or anxiety depending on the individual.

Delta-9-THC may also support pain relief and promote appetite, according to a medical review published in the Toxicon journal.

While side effects from Delta-9 use appear to be rare, a 2009 clinical trial reported that this compound increased anxiety in some users.

We can’t find any convincing medical evidence that THC improves sleep or anxiety, and a 2021 medical review suggested that long-term THC use may even reduce total sleep time.

CBD alone has been clinically shown to support sleep (source) and to support relaxation and anxiety relief (source).

For consumers seeking sleep or relaxation benefits, we believe CBD alone may be a better option than CBD + THC. For consumers seeking pain relief, CBD + THC may be a better option with the approval of a doctor.

But what’s actually in Five CBD? We’ll review in the next section.

What’s Actually in Five CBD?

At the time of updating this article, Five CBD fails to publish a full ingredient list or Supplement Facts panel on the product page for their CBD gummies and CBD oil.

We very strongly recommend avoiding supplement brands that fail to publish full ingredient lists, and this is especially concerning for a supplement brand selling psychoactive compounds.

The brand doesn’t even publish a full ingredient list in their FAQ section, and we can’t find ingredient lists or Supplement Facts labels anywhere on Five’s website.

We have never before come across a CBD supplement brand that failed to publish full ingredient lists for their products in an Illuminate Health review, and we consider this a serious red flag for consumer safety.

We hope that in the near future, Five rectifies this issue and publishes a comprehensive Supplement Facts label either in their product images at the top of the page, or in a hyperlink above-the-fold on their product pages. This is information that consumers deserve to have.

But how do real customers rate and describe the effects of Five CBD? We’ll discuss this in the next section.

Real Customers Review Five CBD

A YouTube creator named “SchmuckleBud” shared his experience using Five CBD gummies for the first time:

A TikTok creator named “Naybae0220” suggests that Five CBD has been helpful for chronic pain and depression:

@naybae0220 @ayyyonikki Thank you 💙 #fivecbd #fyp #chronicpainwarrior #ankylosingspondylitis #fibromyalgia #grief #trauma #depressionanxiety ♬ original sound - Naybae0220

Our Clean CBD Picks

Feals CBD Oil is our top CBD oil pick.

It has a clean formulation of organic hemp extract and organic coconut medium-chain triglycerides, and no questionable additive ingredients. We consider CBD oil to be a healthier option than CBD gummies because it's free of added sugar and added flavors.

Interested consumers can check out Feals CBD Oil at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Cornbread CBD Gummies is our top CBD gummy pick.

This is the healthiest CBD gummy formulation we've come across, because the brand uses organic flavoring and organic beetroot for color. The brand publishes third-party test results proving their supplement is as potent as advertised and low in contaminants like pesticides.

Interested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Gummies at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Cornbread CBD Lotion is our top pick for a topical CBD product.

CBD is clinically shown to be effectively absorbed through the skin, and CBD caused "significant improvements in pain" when applied topically in a 2020 clinical trial.

This lotion also contains menthol, which was shown in a 2022 clinical trial to reduce pain scores.

Interested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Lotion at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Pros and Cons of Five CBD

Pros:

  • Great packaging/branding
  • THC is psychoactive which can benefit some individuals
  • THC may support pain relief
  • May be more potent than CBD alone

Cons:

  • THC may increase risk of side effects
  • Long-term THC use may negatively impact sleep
  • Brand fails to publish full ingredient lists
  • Delta-9 may increase anxiety in some individuals
  • No formulations appear to be clinically tested
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Conclusion

CBD and THC combined, like what Five CBD sells, may have beneficial effects compared to THC alone.

Some medical studies we reviewed in this article suggested that THC can support pain relief and can have a psychoactive effect. However, THC and especially Delta-9 may increase anxiety in sensitive individuals, so we would recommend that consumers speak with their doctor prior to using Five CBD supplements.

Five CBD fails to clearly publish an ingredient list for their CBD gummies or CBD oil at the time of publishing this article, which is concerning in our opinion because this information is critically important for consumers to make safe purchase decisions and avoid ingredients that they are allergic to.

Most customer reviews of Five CBD that we came across while researching this article were favorable, but it’s a challenge to find unsponsored reviews because the brand is not sold on Amazon.

For consumers intent on purchasing from Five CBD, the brand’s website appears to be the best channel to do so.