Hempura CBD is committed to bringing its customers the purest CBD products to the UK and has a desire to minimize its impact on the environment, by using eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials. Check out our review of Hempura CBD and read customer reviews below .
About Hempura CBD
Launched in 2017, Hempura has quickly grown to become one of the leading CBD oil brands in the UK and has made its mission to help people through natural, organic alternatives to lead healthier lives.
The company is focused on providing high quality, safe and effective hemp-derived CBD products and has carved out a niche for itself by appealing to eco-conscious customers thanks to its efforts to minimise its impact on the planet and reduce their carbon footprint by producing as little waste as possible.
Hempura is registered with The Vegan Society since July 2019 and is committed to securing the safety of animals and the preservation of the environment by not testing their products on animals and using recyclable materials.
Hempura CBD oil is made of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD and contains no artificial preservatives, no GMOs and no pesticides. As such, their CBD products have all the other all-natural hemp extracts such as CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabicitran), as well as the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids. Their full-spectrum CBD oils contain traces of THC whilst their broad-spectrum oils are THC free.
All their CBD oils focus on maximising the entourage effect – a physiological phenomenon wherein the properties of active hemp compounds appear to be more powerful when consumed together rather than by themselves individually – through the preservation of synergy between the plants cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids.
Their products are all derived from organic hemp plants that are grown under the highest agricultural directives in Europe and their products are made in the UK.
Hempura 10% full-spectrum CBD oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free, organic, GMO free, lab tested and contains less than 0.2% THC.
Hempura reviews are overwhelmingly positive with hundreds of customers praising their full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oils. Hempura have made a clear commitment to minimize their impact on the environment by using eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials which we love!
With hundreds of positive customer reviews, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on Hempura products. Their CBD oil has been officially tested by the CBD Unboxed team and products have not been gifted by the brand. As such, this review is 100% independent and based on our personal findings.
The CBD Unboxed Story
I founded CBD Unboxed because I suffer from bilateral femoroacetabular impingement (known as FAI), a painful condition in which extra bone grows on the head of the femur (hip joint), giving the bones an irregular shape.
Because they do not fit together perfectly, the bones rub against each other during movement. Over time this friction can damage the joint, causing pain and resulting in arthritis of the hip joint.
To manage my pain and to avoid relying on traditional painkillers which have known side effects, I turned to more natural products and found CBD to be a godsend. I have been using CBD for the past 3 years and want to share my experience so you too can experience the health benefits of CBD which include pain relief, improved sleep, reduced anxiety and more. If you want to find out more, check out this article on the effects of CBD.
Each brand is tested by myself and the rest of the CBD Unboxed team for a period of 2 weeks, and is then rated across 7 key metrics including:
- Product Efficacy
- Value for Money
- Shipping & Delivery
- Customer Reviews
- Product Range
- Lab Testing
At the end of this article we have also hand-picked the best CBD products from Hempura.
Our Test: Hempura 10% CBD Oil
The test carried out by the CBD Unboxed team focused on their 1000mg Full-Spectrum CBD oil (10% concentration with organic hemp seed oil carrier), which contains all the other all-natural hemp extracts such as Cannabidiol (CBD), CBDv (Cannabidivarin), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBT (Cannabitriol), as well as any of the naturally-occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and Omega acids. It also contains traces of THC (less than 0.02%) and as such this oil benefit from the entourage effect.
During the two-week period, we took 20mg of CBD in the morning on an empty stomach, followed by 10mg at lunchtime and a further 10mg an hour before bedtime, giving us a total of 40mg of CBD per day.
Their products are all derived from organic hemp plants that are grown organically in European hemp farms and their products are made in the UK.
Hempura CBD oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free, organic, GMO free and lab tested, ensuring you get the purest CBD possible with less than 0.2% THC.
The characteristics of their 1000mg (10%) CBD oil are detailed below.
|10% CBD oil
|Hemp Seed Oil
|Cost per day
|7.6 / 10
Be aware that results may vary depending on your personal requirements so be sure to check the dosage recommendations before taking any CBD products.
So how well did Hempura full-spectrum CBD perform?
Product Efficacy (7/10)
Hempura CBD Oil for Pain Relief
Whilst a number of brands we have tested and reviewed in our best UK CBD oils have performed better than Hempura, their 10% CBD oil has proven to have good analgesic (i.e. to relieve pain) and anti-inflammatory properties.
The oil is left under the tongue for 30-60 seconds and absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. It gets to work within 30 minutes and in my case it provided me with good pain relief throughout the duration of our product test.
By taking 20mg of their 10% CBD oil immediately after a tough workout in the morning (on an empty stomach), an additional 10mg of CBD at lunchtime and 10mg of CBD just before bedtime, I have experienced an improvement of my arthritic symptoms and reduction of my pain levels. The only downside of their CBD oil based on my experience is the fact that it tends to wear off rather quickly, which forced me to increase my CBD intake during the test in order to remain pain-free throughout the day.
That being said, I would expect their CBD to perform well for most people with mild to moderate symptoms.
Immediately after I stopped taking Hempura 10% CBD oil at the end of the two-week product test, I noticed that my hip slowly started to be painful and stiff again, especially first thing in the morning and after my daily workout. After two or three days of not taking their CBD oil, the pain and discomfort were back during the day and my sleep was disrupted due to the pain, which clearly shows that their CBD oil works.
As a final point, it’s a shame they have not developed a stronger CBD oil as arthritis of the hip joint is incredibly painful and it would be good to see how higher strength products would perform in comparison to their 10% concentration.
Hempura CBD Oil for Sleep & Stress
So how did their CBD perform when it comes to improving sleep and reducing stress?
CBD is known to interact with specific receptors, specifically the CB1R and CB2R. CB1 receptors co-ordinate mood, emotion, appetite, and other functions. While CB2 receptors are responsible for controlling inflammation and pain. CBD stimulates these receptors and induces the body to release serotonin.
Serotonin, or 5-HT, is a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the other. CBD increases the level of serotonin, which, in return, helps relieve stress and other medical conditions.
By taking their CBD, I have found that my overall stress levels came down, and it’s also allowed me to fall asleep faster in the evening. So if insomnia, stress or anxiety are impacting your daily life, I would highly recommend you check out Hempura CBD oils.
Whilst the most popular way to consume CBD is by using CBD tincture (oil), they often have a more earthy, nutty, woody or grass-like taste which is down to the fact the product is natural, safe, and non-toxic.
Taste: Strong Flavour Profile
After taking Hempura 10% CBD oil for two weeks, it is fair to say that it has quite a strong flavour profile.
The first thing we noticed is that their CBD oil is quite dark, almost green. In our experience, a darker colour often indicates a stronger and less palatable CBD oil, which in in the case of Hempura turned out to be true. Their CBD oil tastes quite grassy and it is a little too over-powering. However, it does not leave too much of a bad aftertaste in your mouth, so that’s definitely a thumbs up from us!
When swallowing the oil after leaving it under the tongue for 30-60 seconds, you will get a grass-like taste in your mouth and the flavours of the oil can be explained by a couple of factors:
- Full-Spectrum: Their full-spectrum oil contains all the terpenes and flavonoids. Unlike their broad-spectrum oils, they have not gone through the extra filtration to remove excess waxes and plant matter which gives it this grassy flavour.
- Hemp Seed Oil: CBD is usually mixed with hempseed oil, MCT oil or olive oil. Whilst MCT and olive oil tend to be more gentle on the palette, hempseed oil comes from the hemp plant and therefore does have quite a strong taste.
- Ethanol Extraction: Unlike most CBD brands we have tested over the years which tend to use CO2 to extract the CBD from the hemp plant, Hempura use solvent (ethanol) which could potentially impact the flavour of their oil.
Whilst this after taste can be unpleasant, it does not linger in your mouth and throat very long.
We personally think that CBD oil is the best way to consume CBD as it gets absorbed quickly into the bloodstream in comparison to other products such as CBD capsules or gummies, which have to go through the digestive track. However, if you don’t like the taste of hemp, check-out their broad-spectrum oils which are way milder as they have removed the excess waxes and plant matters.
Value for Money (7/10)
So, not only would we put Hempura CBD oil in the middle of the pack when it comes to its efficacy and taste, but this is also where it sits when it comes to its value for money.
A person between 150 and 240 lbs may need between 18mg and 27mg of CBD per day depending on the severity of their symptoms. A 10ml bottle of their 1000mg CBD oil (retail: £64.99) will therefore last between 37 and 56 days and cost between £1.17 and £1.75 per day (with free shipping over £20), which we think is quite a good value for money product when compared to other CBD brands in our Top 10.
Based on 20mg of CBD per day, here’s how the Top 10 CBD brands stack-up in terms of daily cost:
|Four Five CBD
|Bud & Tender
So heavy CBD users will need to place an order every month, whilst mild users may be able to push this to 2 months.
In terms of how it compares to other brands in our Top 10, we think that its a good option although it may not be the most suitable CBD oil if your condition is severe or painful, as you may need to increase your overall daily consumption which could result in the cost per day getting well over the £2.00 mark.
If however you are on a budget and are looking for a cheaper CBD oil, you may want to check out other CBD brands we’ve tried, tested and reckon you’ll like.
Product Range (8/10)
Whilst Hempura have been in business since 2017, they have managed to develop quite a large range of products, first by focusing on full-spectrum and broad-spectrum oils, and then adding new product lines such as CBD capsules, CBD chocolates or CBD vapes.
Hempura CBD Oils
To date, Hempura offers 4 different strengths for their full-spectrum (FS), broad-spectrum (BS) and pure CBD oils, which can be purchased in 10ml bottles (except 8% oil in 30ml bottle):
|CBD / Drop*
*Amount of CBD oil per drop = 0.025ml
When comparing the price and strength of their CBD oils, going for a higher potency works out cheaper in the long run as a person using 20g of CBD per day will spend £1.60 per day using their 2.5% CBD oil and £1.48 per day when using their 10% oil, a saving of 7.5% when going for the higher potency oil.
Hempura CBD Capsules
If the taste of CBD oil isn’t your thing or you would prefer not to take CBD by using the dropper pipette and leaving the oil under the tongue, you may want to check out Hempura CBD capsules, as you will be able to experience all the benefits of CBD without the downsides of CBD oil.
They only offer a single size and strength for their CBD capsules, so each 300mg box contains 30 capsules each packed with 10mg of full-plant spectrum CBD and rich in natural hemp terpenes.
Choosing capsules is a great way to get your CBD intake and it’s incredibly travel friendly, the ideal solution for those who are always on the go.
As with other Hempura CBD products, their capsules contain no pesticides, herbicides, solvents or chemical fertilizers, they are sourced from organically grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp plants that have been grown in the EU. They have also been lab tested for potency and purity.
Price wise, you can get their 10mg capsules (30 capsules per box) for £19.99, which means £0.06 per mg of CBD so a similar price to their CBD oil.
Hempura CBD Cream
If your aim is to improve muscle recovery post workout, treat an inflamed muscle or tendon or simply to look after your skin, then we would recommend looking at Hempura CBD creams, which they offer in two different strengths.
|CBD / Pump
Their CBD creams are quickly absorbed and clinically proven to repair, restore and soothe the skin when applied externally.
However, whilst CBD creams are great, they are only for topical use and are often used in conjunction with other CBD products such as CBD oils or capsules.
Hempura CBD Tea
If you are the type of person who is always searching for new ways to get your daily dose of CBD, then you may want to check out Hempura’s range of CBD infused teas, especially if coffee isn’t your beverage of choice in the morning or evening.
Their natural lemon and natural raspberry hemp tea is produced from high-quality hemp that is 100% organic and free of artificial additives. It is packed into convenient tea bags that you can simply steep in hot water for a few minutes before drinking. Their hemp tea is THC free and is rich in Vitamin C to support the immune system.
Hempura CBD E-Liquids
If you are already smoking, then you may want to check out Hempura’s range of refined CBD vape juices.
CBD vape oil is made using a similar process to standard CBD oil as it is derived from the hemp plant and uses CBD extract. To extract the CBD from cannabis sativa, a complex process involving CO2 extraction or solvent distillation (natural solvents like ethanol) is used, resulting in clean CBD extracts.
However, unlike CBD oil which use MCT or Olive oil as a carrier, CBD vape juices use thinning agents such as Vegetable Glycerin (known as VG), a thick, sweet liquid or Propylene Glycol (known as PG), a much thinner and tasteless liquid. It is the presence of these thinning agents that make the CBD juice ok to vape or inhale.
Products using Propylene Glycol tend to produce more of a “throat hit” than Vegetable Glycerin does, and as a result may simulate the feel of smoking better.
Hempura CBD vape juices use high-quality ingredients, have a natural citrus terpene profile, contain no artificial flavours and have a 40:60 VG:PG blend to maximise your enjoyment. As it has 60% of Propylene Glycol, it will give you than throat hit, but not as much as a product that would only contain PG.
Their CBD e-liquids come in 3 different strengths:
|CBD / Drop
If you’re already using a CBD vape, add their CBD vape juice to your vape is easy and can be an efficient way of getting your daily dose of CBD.
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Lab Testing (10/10)
As a CBD company, Hempura plays the transparency card with their customers and is a member of The Vegan Society since July 2019 and is committed to securing the safety of animals and the preservation of the environment by not testing their products on animals and using recyclable materials.
Since many CBD products contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, fungi and dangerous mycotoxins, Hempura are working closely with British Cannabis, a dedicated testing facility in the South East of England, to test all their CBD oils.
In addition to being sourced and extracted from the highest-grade certified organic EU hemp, they guarantee that their products are 100% organic and free of synthetic ingredients.
They allow customers to see their Certificates of Analysis online by entering the relevant batch number into their search bar. Each lab report then breaks down the potency of cannabinoids, the presence of terpenes and flavonoids, as well as the absence of heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides or microbes.
Below is an example of their certificate of analysis for their 250mg CBD Oil.
Farming (EU Hemp)
Like most CBD companies, Hempura does not grow its own hemp and relies on hemp farmers who are specialised in CBD and THC producing plants, which unlike fibre hemp plants that are used for the textile industry, need to be planted at wider intervals and harvested by hand, which requires specific farming methods.
Their hemp is sourced from the EU and grown under the highest agricultural directives in these countries.
Why EU hemp?
Hemp requires around 20-30 inches of rainfall during it’s growing season, either from rainfalls or via modern irrigation methods, and whilst the plant is largely unaffected by low temperatures and can even withstand frost down to -5°C, the ideal growing temperatures for good quality hemp are between 19-25°C.
Europe is a big producer of hemp with France leading the charge, followed by Italy and the Netherlands.
Outside of Europe, the US is a large producer of hemp with Montana, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oregon being the 5 largest producers in the country. These five states are important location for hemp farming as they have the right regulations to grow hemp and the perfect climate.
For all these reasons, it makes the EU a great place for Hempura to source their hemp from.
Hemp Preparation & Extraction
Once the plants have been harvested they are stored in a warehouse and left to dry. The dry hemp is then turned into a coarse powder – similar to coffee grounds – through a milling process which follows the strict standards of the hemp farming industry.
At that point, the hemp powder is transferred to the manufacturing and processing facility where it is needs to go through an extraction and purification process in order to remove all unwanted compounds and which produce a high-quality hemp extract which can then be used in oils, capsules, gummies and other CBD products.
Unlike many CBD products available on the market that use hemp produced at an industrial rate under very high temperatures to speed up the extraction process, but which ultimately degrades the quality of the CBD extract, Hempura’s production method are efficient as they use ethanol extraction.
Many products on the market contain pesticides, herbicides, mould, fungi and dangerous mycotoxins and for these reasons, Hempura products go through a rigorous process to ensure they are tested for quality and potency. To do so, they use cutting-edge testing equipment and work with British Cannabis, an independent laboratory based in London (UK) that offers analytical testing for CBD products. The tests carried out focus on various dimensions to guarantee the quality and safety of each batch.
- Over 200 different pesticides
- Heavy Metals like Arsenic, Lead, or Mercury
- Aflatoxins and Mycotoxins
Cannabinoids Test: The Cannabinoid test allows Hempura to accurately determinate the concentration of each cannabinoid in their product. This not only helps them ensure that the correct level of CBD is present within the oil (e.g. 2.5% concentration vs 10%), but it also gives customers full-transparency regarding what other cannabinoids – including CBG, CBC and CBDV – are present. This is critical as these additional cannabinoids can boost the effectiveness of a CBD oil when compared to just CBD alone. This is what is known as the ‘entourage effect’.
On top of looking for the presence of other cannabinoids, Hempura check that there aren’t any illegal cannabinoids present such as THC, CBN or THCV.
Terpenes Test: Terpenes are produced by the cannabis flower in the same way cannabinoids are, and they are responsible for giving CBD oil its individual flavour profile. You are already familiar with them as terpenes are what give a lemon its citrusy smell.
When it comes to CBD oil, not only do terpenes determine the flavour and smell of the oil, but they also work together with cannabinoids to enhance the effectiveness of the CBD oil. So terpenes are also part of the ‘entourage effect’.
The key terpenes found in CBD oil are Myrcene (known to have relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties), Limonene (anti-fungal and antibacterial properties), Pinene (anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties), Linalool (stress-relieving and anti-depressant properties), Caryophyllene (known to reduce anxiety and inflammation) or Humulene (anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties).
Flavonoids Test: Flavonoids are phytonutrients found in the leaves, flowers and trichomes of the cannabis plant. They play a role in the plant pigmentation, taste and smell and along with cannabinoids and terpenes, they bind with cannabinoid receptors to contribute to the ‘entourage effect’.
Heavy Metals Test: Hemp, like every other plant, tends to absorb heavy metals from the soil, water and air. These heavy metals – which include arsenic, mercury, lead or cadmium – can be passed into the cannabis extract if present in the hemp, resulting in the consumer absorbing some of it into their own system. Due to the high toxicity of these heavy metals, human consumption could lead to serious health consequences and this is why Hempura CBD extracts are screened for these heavy metals to ensure their products are safe for human consumption.
Pesticides Test: Whilst pesticides are used in many forms of commercial farming, they are known to cause serious harm to the health of consumers, including cancer and mutation of their DNA, resulting in certain diseases. Whilst Hempura’s hemp is grown organically without the use of pesticides, they test their CBD extracts for 67 different pesticides to ensure their products are clean and safe to consume.
Microbiological Test: To avoid any risk of microbes such as Shiga toxin E. coli, salmonella, or Listeria being present in their CBD extracts, which could lead to serious illnesses and health complications, Hempura CBD products got through microbiological tests to ensure they are microbe free.
Residual Solvents Test: Solvents such as butane and ethanol can be used to extract cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids from the cannabis plant as well as during the filtration process, so it is key for CBD manufacturers to ensure that there are no residual traces of these solvents in their CBD extracts. As Hempura use ethanol during their extraction and filtration process, it is vital for them to test their CBD extracts for ethanol as well as other solvents such as benzene, propane or methanol which could come from their extraction process or a contaminated soil from nearby farms.
Mycotoxins Test: Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain moulds and fungi which can cause cancer and mutation of your DNA. Seeing as mould can grow on a variety of different crops, including hemp, it is vital for CBD manufacturers to run mycotoxins test on their CBD extracts. Hempura currently tests for the 5 main mycotoxins including Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2 and Ochratoxin A, to ensure their products are clean and safe to consume.
By focusing on full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate products, Hempura has built a great reputation and has a loyal customer base. The company has over 700 verified reviews on Trustpilot, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5, making it one of the best rated CBD brands in the market. Below are some of their latest customer reviews.
Superb company with superb products. Would highly recommend to all. I’ve been using the 250mg CBD oil each day for a while now, and I’ve found it’s having such a positive impact to my overall wellbeing. Plenty of information available through Hempura, helping expand your knowledge on the impact of taking CBD and amazing customer service. Thank you!
Excellent product with fast and efficient service to my home in the highlands. I am in my 70s and the 1000mg drops (full spectrum – original extract) suit me perfectly. I find the taste gentler than some other brands.
- 10ml per bottle (1000mg of CBD)
- 10% concentration
- Approx 5mg of CBD per drop
- Full spectrum CBD
- Less than 0.02% THC
- Hemp oil carrier
- Entourage effect
- 10ml per bottle (1000mg of CBD)
- Approx 5mg of CBD per drop
- Refined broad-plant spectrum oil
- THC free
- Better tasting: no chlorophyll or excess plant material
- Entourage effect
- 30ml bottle (3000mg of CBD)
- 10% concentration
- 25mg CBD per 0.25ml serving
- Pure CBD oil
- Orange flavour
- Zero THC
- Approx. 120 servings
- 30ml per bottle (2400mg of CBD)
- 8% concentration
- Approx 4mg of CBD per drop
- Fruity wild berry flavour
- Pure CBD extract
- THC free
- MCT oil carrier
- 30 capsules per bottle (300mg of CBD)
- 10mg of CBD per capsule
- Full spectrum CBD
- Less than 0.02% THC
- Entourage effect
- Vegan friendly
- 20 chocolates per box (1000mg of CBD)
- 50mg of CBD per chocolate
- White chocolate
- Broad spectrum refined CBD extract
- Melts under the tongue
- Entourage effect
- 500mg of CBD per jar
- Approx 2.2mg of CBD per single pump
- Broad spectrum refined CBD extract
- Repair, restore & soothe the skin
- 100% natural
- 20 tea bags per box
- Rich in natural hemp terpenes
- Natural Lemon flavour
- THC free
- Caffeine free
Hempura CBD Oil 1000mg (10%)
Hempura Refined CBD Oil 1000mg (10%)
Hempura Precision CBD Sport 3000mg (Orange Flavour)
Hempura Pure CBD Oil 2400mg (8%)
Hempura CBD Capsules 10mg
Hempura CBD White Chocolate 1000mg
Hempura CBD Cream 500mg
Hempura CBD Hemp Tea
Hempura CBD Review: The Verdict
In terms of how it compares to other brands in our Top 10 CBDs oils, we believe that Hempura offers a good balance between efficacy and value for money. Their packaging is not the most impressive or attractive, but we like the fact they have made a commitment to the environment by using recyclable materials.
All in all, Hempura is a good CBD oil and we would definitely recommend giving it a go so you can judge by yourself.
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