About The Company
Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO) was founded as a pioneer brand in marijuana Inc. So you may consider the company as the flagship brand that began in 2012 to push the envelope of hemp-based products in the mainstream market. The company is regarded to be the first mainstream CBD oil brand that outshined others in the market. RSHO strives to maintain its upscale status in the market by offering quality products and clear triple-tested lab results. They utilize only non-GMO organic hemp and a solvent-free CO2 extraction process.
The company boasts an extensive research background behind CBD and its potential to offer 100% pure products that meet the needs of the US marketplace and beyond. The RSHO product pages and labels are direct and offer details on the total quantity of CBD in every product. Besides, the company provides information about CBD concentration, clear instructions, and consumption methods on each product.
Pricing is vivid for the blue, green, and Gold labeled products categories. The gold label product was the only CBD product included in the PDR (Prescriber’s Desk Reference). This reference guide guides doctors on how to utilize it when considering medications for patients. Usage instructions and consumption methods were elaborated clearly on the label and the website alike. Moreover, adequate information is offered on the extraction process and third-party laboratory testing.
Labeling of different product categories was clear on the CBD concentrations available in every product and the CBD quantity per serving. The THC level, however, is not captured on the labels. A QR code on every label takes the consumer directly to the batch laboratory test, and the lab report is quite clear too. For instance, regarding THC in the laboratory test section, concentrations for THC together with THCA and THCV were listed.
The company website also offers clear details regarding ordering, shipping, and return policies. Shipping options are direct, even detailing when your order will be shipped, depending on your zip code and when you place the order. Additionally, the returns policy is indicated, and the company vividly states the products it will not accept for return, like used vape pens. Pricing for the products is always availed, and there is a separate link on the website to navigate to all CBD products on sale at a particular time.
It was a bit challenging to locate details about the RSHO specific manufacturing process. The parent company uses a similar manufacturing process for all its brands – (RSHO, Dixie Botanicals). So, you have to return to the parent company site to get this information. RSHO CBD products are processed from non-GMO hemp cultivated in Europe, in countries like the Netherlands, on family-owned farms with decades of farming experience. The hemp is cultivated without using herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers. Instead, these farmlands utilize proven organic farming techniques.
These farmers cultivate unique cannabis varieties that are CBD-rich and naturally low in THC. However, I could not get details on whether the hemp is USDA certified or whether the company abides by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) guidelines. Sometimes you might not get the green EU EMA logo anywhere on the label or the website. The RSHO site itself might be challenging when searching, which makes information access a bit difficult. When accessing details as a website visitor, you are channeled to the main website Hempmeds.com which is searchable. The label does not explain anything regarding THC. The laboratory tests have THC results, but you have to connect with lab test results using the QR code. The farms are registered and licensed in Europe.
The Netherlands is an excellent growing environment, not to mention that the hemp plants are a naturally resilient crop. So, nature works its wonders in the Netherlands. The extraction method is a solvent-free CO2 extraction process engineered to synthesize concentrated non-toxic CBD oil. RSHO makes both full-spectrum and isolates in which the other beneficial elements such as vitamins, amino acids, terpenes, iron, and important fatty acids are maintained in the extract. Other essential cannabinoids remain, too, such as cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN).
The original CBD oil extract is used to formulate the respective RSHO tinctures, oils, and salves. Once the extraction process is completed, the company uses simple filtering and heating strategies known as light touch methods to create four different hemp CBD oil formulations that correspond to their four main CBD product offerings. There is insufficient information provided about the light touch method. It, therefore, becomes challenging to determine from the main company site whether this is a proprietary method used by this company or utilized by numerous manufacturers.
RSHO’s CBD oil is available in various sizes and strengths to ensure that all CBD users can find the right product potency to tend to their needs. The product is present in three variants: Blue Label, Green Label, and Gold label, all available in two-and four-oz bottles. RSHO Green label tinctures hold hemp’s raw state and contain medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from coconut and palm oil. According to the brand, the MCT oil utility in their formulations serves as a perfect source of healthy fatty acids. The RSHO green label 2oz CBD oil pigment (500mg CBD) has full-spectrum CBD. Other reasonable ingredients of CBD hemp oil are omega-3, terpenes, and chlorophyll.
Meanwhile, the brand’s Blue label CBD hemp oils have ideal decarboxylated hemp. The decarboxylation process involves subjecting cannabis plants to heat to activate the plant’s major components. The RSHO blue label 2oz CBD tincture (500 mg CBD) has coconut oil MCT oil. The product is also accessible in a one-ounce bottle, which has 100mg of CBD. Gold label tinctures have perfect decarboxylated and filtered hemp oil.
The products are also instilled with MCT oil from coconut oil. The RSHO gold label 2oz CBND tinctures (500 mg CBD) is instilled with full-spectrum CBD. The brand’s products have terpenes, minerals, vitamins, and other cannabinoids. And according to product labels, RSHO tinctures are better consumed once or twice per day. You might also gradually elevate the serving size until you attain the results desired. Also, you may consume the oil sublingually or by using a dropper to put the oil under your tongue.
One of the brand’s popular products is the RSHO 1.3oz CBD salve (500 mg CBD). The salve is formulated using numerous active ingredients: beeswax, candelilla, sunflower butter, jojoba butter, and rice bran. According to a study, jojoba oil contains antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Another study showed that sunflower seeds and sprouts have antimicrobial, wound-healing, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile, a 2017 study expounded on the antimicrobial properties of beeswax in humans. And based on that research, beeswax showed inhibitory effects against bacteria, including salmonella and candida albicans which may cause skin diseases.
The brand recommends the salve to users who desire to nourish and hydrate dry skin. The salve might also be applied to worn and tired areas of your body, from tired joints and muscles to dry elbows and cuticles. Hempmeds also prescribe the salve to more active CBD users, including competitive athletes and players. According to RSHO, you might also apply the product daily on wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots. Product reviews reveal that other product users experience relief from muscle pain after using this salve.
RSHO provides CBD capsules which are also present in green, GoldGold, and blue label variants. This vegan-friendly product has minimally processed full-spectrum hemp oil. According to RSHO, the hemp oil contained in the product is unfiltered to hold the hemp plant’s raw form. Meanwhile, the RSHO blue label CBD capsules (25 mg CBD) 30 count is available for $108.99. The hemp oil found in the product undergoes decarboxylation to activate the plant’s CBD.
Moreover, the $118.99 RSHO gold label CBD capsules (25 mg CBD) 30 count also has decarboxylated hemp oil. The hemp oil in the product is filtered and clean. The company’s capsules also have 200mg of calcium and 200mg of a special blend of powdered white willow bark and turmeric root. In harmony with a study conducted in 2017, turmeric contains curcumin, a naturally occurring compound that assists in managing a wide range of medical conditions, including anxiety, inflammatory diseases, and arthritis.
What We Like About the Company
- The real scientific hemp oil provides CBD applicators, CBD oils encased in tubes for convenient and consistent dosing.
- RSHO products are confirmed by the US hemp authority, which recognizes brands with high standards and best practices.
- The brand explains that it taps a testing lab with an ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accreditation to ensure product quality and safety. The accreditation is offered to competent calibration and testing laboratories.
- The brand uses hemp ingredients confirmed with the OECD for the UK and central European markets.
- The educational e-book CBD oil gets your questions regarding CBD products answered comprehensively.
- Offers 10% first-time purchase discount to all customers.
- Provides transparent labeling of ingredients, certifications, and QR code that connects to lab testing.
- Provides charity support of ECHO: Education, collaboration, and hope.
What We Dislike About the Company
- The RSHO website has a contradicting layout that redirects you to external sites when you press on featured tabs.
- Unlike other CBD brands, RSHO does not shop online on its website, which may be inconvenient for buyers. Instead of purchasing on the RSHO website, consumers are redirected to the website of the brand’s online distributor, HempMeds.
- Labs test results are not disclosed on the brand’s website. A QR code surrendered to those who bought RSHO products is required to access lab results.
- A few products’ prices are on the high side (for example, salve’s price is $0.78/mg CBD)
- They don’t have a FAQ page.
- Shipping can take up to 10 days, depending on your mode, order amount, and zip code.
Overall, RSHO is committed to successfully educating the crowds on CBD’S medicinal aids by offering the highest quality CBD products. The brand is also dedicated to producing safe CBD products, which serves as a template to other CBD brands for their triple testing processes that ensure CBD products’ safety. Since RSHO products are THC-free, they are ideal for first responders, competitive athletes, or anyone subject to a drug test. Nevertheless, RSHO might still boost its service by putting more information on its website. The website currently lacks important information, and the product pages are still co-hosted on the HempMeds website. RSHO might also be clearer by publishing its third-party laboratory reports on its website. This way, even those who are still looking to purchase RSHO products may check the COAs.