{"id":556927385673,"title":"PureKana CBD Review: Is The Brand Overpriced?","created_at":"2022-09-09T23:53:53-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"PureKana CBD Review: Is The Brand Overpriced?\",\n \"keywords\": \"purekana, purekana cbd, purekana cbd reviews, purekana premium cbd gummies, purekana reviews, purekana cbd gummies review, purekana cbd gummies reviews, purekana cbd oil\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in PureKana CBD Oil and CBD Gummies to give our take on whether the products are well-formulated from a health perspective, and whether they're overpriced compared to other CBD brands. 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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 prescription medication.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eP\u003c\/span\u003eureKana is a popular cannabidiol (CBD) brand that sells CBD oil and CBD gummies, along with other CBD products. The brand claims that their products are “made with premium natural ingredients” and “lab tested for quality \u0026amp; safety.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut are their formulations actually superior to other CBD brands? Do their products contain any questionable additives like added sugar or flavoring agents? How does the price compare to similar products from other CBD brands?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll seek to answer these questions and more by analyzing the price and ingredients in PureKana’s most popular products: their CBD oil and their CBD gummies. We’ll also analyze whether CBD itself is effective based on medical research.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes CBD Actually Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD is typically used for three main reasons by consumers: for stress-reduction (anti-anxiety) effect, to reduce pain and to aid sleep. The compound has been studied for all three outcomes in published medical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31866386\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of the American Pharmacists Association\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e analyzed the effectiveness of CBD for general anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. The researchers looked into data from 6 clinical trials on the topic and concluded that\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e “CBD has a promising role as alternative therapy in the management of anxiety disorders.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD was found to reduce anxiety scores for patients with generalized anxiety, and with social anxiety. No serious side effects were noted.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA more recent \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7700528\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in 2020 found that CBD may have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. The study authors reviewed data from various clinical trials on CBD used to treat different types of pain, such as arthritic pain, inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain. Many of the studies had animal participants rather than human participants, which is a weaker standard of evidence.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe researchers stated that CBD “has the potential” to be an anti-inflammatory supplement, but that it’s too early to say so definitively. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThey described CBD as “a substance of great therapeutic potential.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33244728\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the CNS Drugs journal examined the effects of cannabinoids (including CBD) on insomnia. Data from over 200 patients that enrolled in studies on cannabinoid supplementation and insomnia was analyzed.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe study authors found that cannabinoids improved sleep quality ratings after 4 weeks, and even more so after 8 weeks. At both points in time, the improvement of sleep quality was statistically significant.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, the data wasn’t conclusive enough to say that this class of compounds definitively improves sleep quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we will consider CBD to be potentially effective for anxiety, chronic pain and sleep, but we cannot say so definitively at this stage. The research appears to be too early-stage, and more data is needed on the therapeutic dosing range.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePureKana CBD Oil Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/PureKana_CBD_Oil_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662782228\" alt=\"PureKana CBD Oil ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana sells CBD oil in a wide variety of flavors. We would always recommend the unflavored version from a health perspective, because flavoring agents are loosely regulated and may pose toxicity concerns, according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3620743\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in a well-reputed journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe good news is that the unflavored version of PureKana CBD oil has a clean formulation that we would approve of. The only active ingredient is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003efull spectrum hemp extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and the carrier oil is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eMCT oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is a safe and non-toxic choice. There are no questionable additives in this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana publishes lab reports on their product page proving that their CBD oil is free of pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants, which is a sign of a high-quality brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes PureKana CBD Actually Contain What it Claims?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular YouTube videos reviewing PureKana is from a channel called “CBD Examine.” The creator actually sent samples of PureKana to an independent laboratory for testing against the company’s claims. This is a much higher standard of data than manufacturer-provided results, because there is a low risk of bias.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend any consumers considering PureKana give this review a watch:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/m57pEzwQ54U\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur CBD Oil Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Feals_CBD_Oil_Product_Shot_Optimized.webp?v=1662782207\" alt=\"Feals CBD Oil product shot\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/feals.mvqw.net\/c\/3271428\/612823\/10000?trafsrc=affiliate\u0026amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Ffeals.com%2Fproducts%2Ftinctures%3Fvariant%3D40173144473644%26selling_plan%3D547815468\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFeals CBD Oil\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e because of its clean formulation and relatively cheap price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLike PureKana, this CBD oil has no harmful additives. The only active ingredient is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eorganic hemp extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and the carrier oil is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eorganic coconut medium-chain triglycerides\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFeals also has a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/help.feals.com\/en_us\/do-you-test-your-products-HJRJtABvN?_ga=2.202364305.1618879282.1662780894-1180375694.1661661965\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elab reports page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e proving the purity and potency of their products. This is somewhat of an industry standard in the CBD industry, which is a great thing for consumers because few dietary supplements brands are so transparent about their product testing like both PureKana and Feals are.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince both CBD oils are equivalently the same, the main differentiator is price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 2,500 milligram (mg) CBD oil sold by PureKana currently costs $249 for a one-time purchase, while the 2,400 mg CBD oil sold by Feals costs $185 for a one-time purchase.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThat equates to a price per-milligram of CBD of $0.10 for PureKana and \u003cstrong\u003e$0.08\u003c\/strong\u003e for Feals, \u003cstrong\u003emaking Feals around 20% cheaper per serving.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Feals \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/feals.mvqw.net\/c\/3271428\/612823\/10000?trafsrc=affiliate\u0026amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Ffeals.com%2Fproducts%2Ftinctures%3Fvariant%3D40173144473644%26selling_plan%3D547815468\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePureKana CBD Gummies Review\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/PureKana_CBD_Gummies_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662782186\" alt=\"PureKana CBD Gummies Ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana also sells a popular CBD gummies product called PureKana Premium CBD Gummies. We typically don’t recommend CBD gummies and recommend CBD oil instead, because gummies are typically more expensive per serving of CBD, and also much more likely to contain additive ingredients like added sugar and artificial flavors that are questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis brand’s CBD gummies are decently formulated. They only contain 2 grams (g) of added sugar per serving, which is relatively low. They’re naturally colored with botanical ingredients like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eblack carrot juice concentrate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is a much healthier option than the artificial colors that many brands use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis formulation does contain natural flavors which we recommend avoiding, but which nearly all CBD gummies contain.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThese gummies cost $69.99 and contain 1,000 mg CBD, which equates to a price per-milligram CBD of $0.07 which is surprisingly lower than their CBD oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers interested in PureKana CBD products, we would definitely recommend the CBD oil over the CBD gummies from both a cost and health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBad BBB Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana has an average customer review score on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/az\/scottsdale\/profile\/cbd-oil\/purekana-1126-1000050481\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/a\u003e of 1.41\/5 which is relatively unimpressive. While many companies have low scores on that site because customers are more likely to leave a review when they're upset than when they're pleased, this is a particularly low score.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor a few comparative examples, CBDistillery (which is another major CBD brand) has an average rating of 3.18\/5 and Charlotte's Web has an average rating of 3.09\/5.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana does reply to the negative reviews to try and resolve the issue, which is a good sign.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany of the negative reviews involve customers being billed for recurring orders when they claim to have only signed up for a one-time order.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA review from a user named \"Shannon\" states the following:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"I placed an order for just a ONE time order of CBD gummies and they keep charging my account even though when I go to my PureKana account it says no recent order and no payment on file. So how are they still able to keep charging my credit card $159\/monthly!!!!! \"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider PureKana to be a relatively high-quality CBD brand from a formulation perspective. The brand clearly strives for clean formulations and minimal additive ingredients. Their CBD oil meets our formulation standards as it has a clean and effective formulation with no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would recommend PureKana CBD oil over PureKana CBD gummies because the gummies contain added sugar and natural flavors.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePureKana’s CBD gummies are surprisingly well priced per serving, and have one of the cleanest formulations for CBD gummies that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are many negative reviews of PureKana on the brand's BBB page which is somewhat concerning. The brand appears to have worse BBB ratings than some of its competitors.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-09T23:58:41-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:28:26-04:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in PureKana CBD Oil and CBD Gummies to give our take on whether the products are well-formulated from a health perspective, and whether they're overpriced compared to other CBD brands. We highlight some bad reviews of PureKana on the BBB site.","template_suffix":"","handle":"purekana-cbd-review","tags":"_related:cbd"}

PureKana CBD Review: Is The Brand Overpriced?

PureKana CBD Review: Is The Brand Overpriced?


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PureKana is a popular cannabidiol (CBD) brand that sells CBD oil and CBD gummies, along with other CBD products. The brand claims that their products are “made with premium natural ingredients” and “lab tested for quality & safety.”

But are their formulations actually superior to other CBD brands? Do their products contain any questionable additives like added sugar or flavoring agents? How does the price compare to similar products from other CBD brands?

In this article we’ll seek to answer these questions and more by analyzing the price and ingredients in PureKana’s most popular products: their CBD oil and their CBD gummies. We’ll also analyze whether CBD itself is effective based on medical research.

Does CBD Actually Work?

CBD is typically used for three main reasons by consumers: for stress-reduction (anti-anxiety) effect, to reduce pain and to aid sleep. The compound has been studied for all three outcomes in published medical trials.

A medical review published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association analyzed the effectiveness of CBD for general anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. The researchers looked into data from 6 clinical trials on the topic and concluded that “CBD has a promising role as alternative therapy in the management of anxiety disorders.”

CBD was found to reduce anxiety scores for patients with generalized anxiety, and with social anxiety. No serious side effects were noted.

A more recent medical review published in 2020 found that CBD may have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. The study authors reviewed data from various clinical trials on CBD used to treat different types of pain, such as arthritic pain, inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain. Many of the studies had animal participants rather than human participants, which is a weaker standard of evidence.

The researchers stated that CBD “has the potential” to be an anti-inflammatory supplement, but that it’s too early to say so definitively. They described CBD as “a substance of great therapeutic potential.”

A meta-study published in the CNS Drugs journal examined the effects of cannabinoids (including CBD) on insomnia. Data from over 200 patients that enrolled in studies on cannabinoid supplementation and insomnia was analyzed.

The study authors found that cannabinoids improved sleep quality ratings after 4 weeks, and even more so after 8 weeks. At both points in time, the improvement of sleep quality was statistically significant.

However, the data wasn’t conclusive enough to say that this class of compounds definitively improves sleep quality.

Overall we will consider CBD to be potentially effective for anxiety, chronic pain and sleep, but we cannot say so definitively at this stage. The research appears to be too early-stage, and more data is needed on the therapeutic dosing range.

PureKana CBD Oil Review

PureKana CBD Oil ingredients

PureKana sells CBD oil in a wide variety of flavors. We would always recommend the unflavored version from a health perspective, because flavoring agents are loosely regulated and may pose toxicity concerns, according to a medical review published in a well-reputed journal.

The good news is that the unflavored version of PureKana CBD oil has a clean formulation that we would approve of. The only active ingredient is full spectrum hemp extract and the carrier oil is MCT oil which is a safe and non-toxic choice. There are no questionable additives in this product.

PureKana publishes lab reports on their product page proving that their CBD oil is free of pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants, which is a sign of a high-quality brand.

Does PureKana CBD Actually Contain What it Claims?

One of the most popular YouTube videos reviewing PureKana is from a channel called “CBD Examine.” The creator actually sent samples of PureKana to an independent laboratory for testing against the company’s claims. This is a much higher standard of data than manufacturer-provided results, because there is a low risk of bias.

We recommend any consumers considering PureKana give this review a watch:

Our CBD Oil Recommendation

Feals CBD Oil product shot

We recommend Feals CBD Oil because of its clean formulation and relatively cheap price.

Like PureKana, this CBD oil has no harmful additives. The only active ingredient is organic hemp extract, and the carrier oil is organic coconut medium-chain triglycerides.

Feals also has a lab reports page proving the purity and potency of their products. This is somewhat of an industry standard in the CBD industry, which is a great thing for consumers because few dietary supplements brands are so transparent about their product testing like both PureKana and Feals are.

Since both CBD oils are equivalently the same, the main differentiator is price.

The 2,500 milligram (mg) CBD oil sold by PureKana currently costs $249 for a one-time purchase, while the 2,400 mg CBD oil sold by Feals costs $185 for a one-time purchase.

That equates to a price per-milligram of CBD of $0.10 for PureKana and $0.08 for Feals, making Feals around 20% cheaper per serving.

Interested consumers can check out Feals at this link.

PureKana CBD Gummies Review

PureKana CBD Gummies Ingredients

PureKana also sells a popular CBD gummies product called PureKana Premium CBD Gummies. We typically don’t recommend CBD gummies and recommend CBD oil instead, because gummies are typically more expensive per serving of CBD, and also much more likely to contain additive ingredients like added sugar and artificial flavors that are questionable from a health perspective.

This brand’s CBD gummies are decently formulated. They only contain 2 grams (g) of added sugar per serving, which is relatively low. They’re naturally colored with botanical ingredients like black carrot juice concentrate which is a much healthier option than the artificial colors that many brands use.

This formulation does contain natural flavors which we recommend avoiding, but which nearly all CBD gummies contain.

These gummies cost $69.99 and contain 1,000 mg CBD, which equates to a price per-milligram CBD of $0.07 which is surprisingly lower than their CBD oil.

For consumers interested in PureKana CBD products, we would definitely recommend the CBD oil over the CBD gummies from both a cost and health perspective.

Bad BBB Reviews

PureKana has an average customer review score on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website of 1.41/5 which is relatively unimpressive. While many companies have low scores on that site because customers are more likely to leave a review when they're upset than when they're pleased, this is a particularly low score.

For a few comparative examples, CBDistillery (which is another major CBD brand) has an average rating of 3.18/5 and Charlotte's Web has an average rating of 3.09/5.

PureKana does reply to the negative reviews to try and resolve the issue, which is a good sign.

Many of the negative reviews involve customers being billed for recurring orders when they claim to have only signed up for a one-time order.

A review from a user named "Shannon" states the following:

"I placed an order for just a ONE time order of CBD gummies and they keep charging my account even though when I go to my PureKana account it says no recent order and no payment on file. So how are they still able to keep charging my credit card $159/monthly!!!!! "

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Conclusion

We consider PureKana to be a relatively high-quality CBD brand from a formulation perspective. The brand clearly strives for clean formulations and minimal additive ingredients. Their CBD oil meets our formulation standards as it has a clean and effective formulation with no questionable additive ingredients.

We would recommend PureKana CBD oil over PureKana CBD gummies because the gummies contain added sugar and natural flavors.

PureKana’s CBD gummies are surprisingly well priced per serving, and have one of the cleanest formulations for CBD gummies that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.

There are many negative reviews of PureKana on the brand's BBB page which is somewhat concerning. The brand appears to have worse BBB ratings than some of its competitors.




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