About Us

Last updated on April 19th, 2020

Our team includes people with biological science experience in clinical and laboratory research. At the heart of what we do is a deep passion for data and evidence-based decision making.

CBDReviewer is an independent source of consumer information on products that contain cannabidiol (CBD) as a main active ingredient. Our aim is to help people identify what kinds of CBD products will work best for their personal needs, whether for pain management or general health, by examining how well these products work for others.

If you have questions for our team, please contact us.

The CBDReviewer Score

Every CBD product and brand that our team reviews is given a CBDReviewer Score. This is a number between 1 and 5 that represents how well a product helps with certain symptoms, like pain, and how well it performs in a standard quality audit. A score of 5 is the highest. In order for a brand or product to have a CBDReviewer Score, our team must have primary experiential data to incorporate into that analysis.

Some brands and products on this website won’t have a CBDReviewer Score until our team has the time to perform our reviews.

As the amount of data points we collect goes up, so does our confidence in a product’s ability to have a positive impact for others. It is then ranked against products that are known to treat similar things.

In addition to summarizing vetted survey data about the usage of a specific product, the CBDReviewer Score also reflects the sentiment of our expert Panel Reviewers: trusted, everyday people who use CBD products and who are willing to share detailed personal stories about that usage. Their stories, combined with ongoing surveys, come together to enhance the recommendations we provide.

What can CBD do?

Cannabidiol has shown promising clinical applications, but if you are new to CBD research and you intend to use CBD products for anything other than general wellness, or you are currently taking prescription or other medication, you need to consult your doctor. CBD has a low prevalence for negative side-effects, but everyone’s body is different, and cannabidiol products can interact with certain medications and cause adverse reactions.

The information on CBDReviewer does not constitute medical advice. We verify all research and information we provide with manufacturer or scientific evidence, but when it comes to dosing, always follow the baseline recommendations from your doctor and the manufacturer. In a 2017 review of clinical data on the safety and side-effects of cannabidiol, the most commonly reported side-effects of CBD use were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite. The review concluded that though CBD has a favorable safety profile for humans, there is still much to be studied and understood about how it impacts humans long-term.