New companies entering the CBD industry are highly competitive these days.
Customers are more conscious when it comes to their choices and there are already certain standards in place that make it hard for fly-by-night businesses to profit from the booming market.
Today, I’m going to show you one of the CBD newcomers that have recently grabbed my attention — Royal CBD.
Unlike many young companies, Royal CBD has a clearly defined target audience — people looking for premium CBD products from organic hemp at a reasonable price.
The company’s product selection is pretty simple, featuring full-spectrum CBD oil and softgel capsules as well as ZERO-THC gummies. All Royal CBD products are third-party tested in certified laboratories to prove their potency and purity.
Let’s get started!
About Royal CBD
Royal CBD is a California-based company launched by a group of cannabis advocates. The founders of the brand decided to start their own CBD brand as a way to apply their passion and longstanding experience in the CBD and cannabis industry to raise the standards for the industry.
Royal CBD sources its CBD from non-GMO organic hemp grown without the use of dangerous chemicals and pesticides. The source of hemp is particularly important because those plants are considered bio-accumulators.
What does this mean?
Being a bioaccumulator means the plant is able to absorb and accumulate all the chemical compounds from the soil and air in which it’s grown — this includes both the good and bad substances.
If bioaccumulators like hemp are grown in contaminated soils, the plant will accumulate toxic compounds like heavy metals in the leaves and flowers — which ultimately make their way into the final product.
Royal CBD primarily sells full-spectrum CBD products, allowing you to maximize the benefits of cannabidiol. The brand also offers isolate-based CBD gummies that are a good alternative for people who want to steer clear of any amounts of THC in their products.
What Makes Royal CBD A Premium Brand?
In this section, I’ll cover the highlighted benefits of Royal CBD products in detail.
1. Royal CBD Uses Organic Hemp from US Growers
I was pleased to learn that Royal CBD uses US-grown organic hemp plants to make its CBD products.
However, none of their extracts are certified-organic yet. This is more of a problem within the industry than it is on part of Royal CBD. Receiving USDA organic certification involves a lot of bureaucracy, which means both money and time — that’s why many companies decide to omit this process for the time being even though they use organic methods to grow their hemp.
2. All Royal CBD Products Are Extracted Using Supercritical CO2
Supercritical extraction uses pressurized CO2 at high temperatures to extract the naturally-occurring compounds from hemp. Supercritical CO2 works as a solvent, changing its state from gas to liquid and leaving behind an oily CBD extract that’s full of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.
CO2 extraction ensures that the end product will be both potent and safe for use, as there are no toxic solvents involved in the process (like butane, hexane, or propane). That’s why this method has become the gold standard for making CBD products.
3. Royal CBD Sends Each Batch of Products for 3rd-Party Lab Testing
Consistency in transparency is just as important as consistency in quality. If a company doesn’t provide lab reports for the samples of its products while making far-reaching claims about its effects, I immediately look somewhere else.
This isn’t a problem with Royal CBD. The brand sends each batch of product to a certified laboratory for content analysis. Lab tests check for the potency of CBD as well as for 200 common contaminants including cadmium, lead, mercury, butane, and several dangerous mycotoxins.
4. The Company Has a Diverse Product Selection
Royal CBD offers three basic CBD products: CBD oil, capsules, and gummies.
It’s a very simple line up but I need to give some serious credit to Royal CBD for so selling CBD oil in so many variants. The oil is available in three different strengths and four flavor options, making it a versatile product for different types of CBD users when it comes to dosage needs and taste preferences.
5. You Can Choose Between Full-Spectrum or ZERO THC Extracts
Full-spectrum extracts are considered a superior option among CBD consumers because they have stronger effects and produce fewer side-effects according to scientific research.
However, full-spectrum extracts contain trace amounts of THC. Although this is usually below 0.3%, some people prefer to use products that carry no THC at all. This may be caused by sensitivities to this cannabinoid, or by the fear of testing false-positive on a drug test at work or from your athletic commission.
Royal CBD has both options available in their store — the company sells both full-spectrum products (CBD oil and softgels) and THC-free products (CBD gummies)
Royal CBD Product Overview
As I said, Royal CBD’s assortment focuses on traditional products. The brand sells oil drops, capsules, and gummy bears. I’ve got the chance to try all these products and I will share my experience in the section below.
1. Royal CBD Oil (Full Spectrum)
- Infused with the full-spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes
- Suspended in premium MCT oil
- 3 potency options to choose from: 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1000 mg
- High dose per serving: up to 33.3 mg CBD/mL (the strongest version)
- Available in 4 flavor options: Natural, Berry, Mint, and Vanilla
- Lab-tested for potency and purity
- Only sold in 30-mL bottles
My review of Royal CBD full-spectrum CBD oil
I’ve been using each option for one week to assess which option will have the highest cost-efficacy for my symptoms. Although I benefit from relatively low doses — 10 mg does the job for my daily stress levels — I’ve found the 1000 mg option to produce the best effects. I only take a third of the dropper to meet my daily dose — which is great considering the distinct taste of natural CBD oil.
The oil is also clean and viscous, which is a good indicator of its quality. This means the extract carries a wealth of beneficial compounds from hemp.
2. Royal CBD Softgel Capsules (Full Spectrum)
- Made with full-spectrum CBD
- Suspended in premium MCT oil
- Easy to swallow, softgel form
- 25 mg of CBD per capsule
- Easy dosing
- Slightly more expensive than CBD capsules from competitor brands
My review of Royal CBD full-spectrum capsules
I used to dislike taking any supplement in a capsule form when I was younger because the majority of capsules sold in those days involved huge pills — and swallowing them was a pain, both figuratively and literally speaking.
So, after a long break from taking capsules, I had no other choice but to try Royal CBD softgels when my package arrived.
These softgels are about twice as small as regular capsules. They’re very easy to swallow and don’t leave any aftertaste on the palate. Although I’m still not a fan of this CBD format, this would be my go-to product if I had to take my CBD on the go on a daily basis.
3. Royal CBD Gummies (ZERO THC)
- Delicious taste — a nice mix of fruity and herbal flavors
- 10 MG of CBD per gummy — great increments for beginners
- Made with 99% pure CBD isolate
- Only natural flavorings and colorings
- No high-potency options available
My review of Royal CBD Gummies:
These gummy bears are super easy to dose because they contain 10 mg of pure CBD per count. Whether you need 10, 20, or 40 mg of CBD daily, you just need to multiply your serving to meet your recommended dosage.
I’d recommend this product for users who can benefit from low dosages and use them for general supplementation, mild sleep aid, or daily stress relief. One jar of Royal CBD gummies usually makes for a month-supply for people getting started with CBD products — or even more if they only take gummies on occasion.
I also like the taste of these gummies — they offer a nice combination of fruity and herbal flavors. There’s no artificial aftertaste on the tongue, as these gummies are made with 100% natural ingredients.
I’m looking forward to seeing more potency options or different flavors in Royal CBD’s assortment.
Final Verdict: Premium-Quality CBD Products at a Fair Price
Despite being a relatively new brand, Royal CBD could easily compete with the industry’s leaders when it comes to the quality of CBD products.
The Royal CBD team openly states that they’re a premium brand, so the prices are slightly higher than what you’ll find in most stores, but this price is well justified by the quality of ingredients.
All in all, Royal CBD is a trustworthy manufacturer and I look forward to following this new CBD company as they continue to develop their lineup with new premium product options.