For the last two weeks, I’ve been taking a 15% broad-spectrum CBD oil from Naturecan. Naturecan is a global CBD brand supplying its products to over 30 countries. They aim to stand above the rest by prioritising rigorous testing and supply chain transparency.
The 10ml bottle contains a broad-spectrum extract suspended in MCT oil. Naturecan refers to the extract as a ‘broad-spectrum distillate’ and states that it has ‘non-detectable levels of THC (0.01%)’. They also offer this oil in a range of strengths from 4% up to 40%.
One bottle of Naturecan’s 15% CBD oil delivers about 240 drops, each providing about 6.25mg of CBD. To give a fair comparison between products I always use 40mg of CBD per day. With this oil, I chose to take 3 drops (18.75mg CBD) under my tongue as soon as I got up in the morning and another 3 drops at approximately 7 pm in the evening.
Naturecan 15% CBD Oil in Brief
The oil has a mild cinnamon-like flavour with a sharp aftertaste.
I experienced a feeling of relaxation almost immediately. It also improved my sleep and reduced the frequency of my tension headaches.
The bottle has a taper-tipped dropper and child-safe cap.
You can access an example lab report via a QR code on the box or the link on the product page.
Lab results can’t be found by batch number.
The lab results detected 7 cannabinoids, including traces of CBN, THCV and Δ9-THC.
CBD per drop:
6.25mg (based on 24 drops per ml)
Mg per ml:
‘Advanced purification technologies’
Hemp is grown in:
Organic hemp (Certified by Oregon Tilth)
Third-party lab tested:
Who is Naturecan?
Founded by Andy Duckworth (formerly of MyProtein) and Paul Finnegan, Naturecan is a forward-thinking CBD brand setting its sites on the global market. They offer an extensive range of CBD products, including oils, capsules, balms and snacks, alongside a selection of protein powders and vitamin supplements.
A member of both the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), Naturecan’s primary goal is to ‘create products that help people to lead happier and healthier lives’. To do this they source organic hemp from Oregon where they believe the climate, raw material quality and market standards are higher. The hemp is certified as organic by Oregon Tilth, although they don’t provide traceable details of the certification.
Naturecan makes sure that they reach exceptionally high standards by implementing a rigorous six-stage third-party testing process. With tests at every stage from the hemp plant to the final product, samples are sent to well-known labs, including Labdoor, Eurofins and TÜV SÜD to guarantee quality and safety levels have been met.
With close to 500 reviews from UK customers on Trustpilot (03/02/23) the response is impressively positive. Over 80% of the ratings are 5-star and very few fall below 3 stars. There are mentions of excellent communication and effective products.
A single set of lab results can be found on the sales page of each of Naturecan’s products. Unfortunately, there is no batch number on the test or my oil so I can’t ascertain if the results refer directly to the oil I’m using. Both Endoca and Eir Health are great examples of brands that use batch numbers to set up a comprehensive database of past and present lab results.
The results show only a cannabinoid profile but if you visit Naturecan’s quality assurance page you’ll find a link to a single document showing contaminant screening. The cannabinoid profile shows that the extract contained 16.39% CBD alongside 6 other cannabinoids, CBD CBDV, CBG, CBN, THCV and Δ9-THC. While the 0.0037 Δ9-THC is only a trace and falls well below the 1mg per container legal limit it does mean that I can’t confirm Naturecan’s oil as broad-spectrum (THC-free) but it is as close as can be.
Herb Reviews Terminology:
Full-spectrum – A product that contains a complete range of cannabinoids including THC.
Broad-spectrum – A product that contains a complete range of cannabinoids except for THC.
Isolate – A product that only contains CBD.
I haven’t scored the lab results higher because of the lack of batch numbers, no terpene profile and that I couldn’t verify it as broad-spectrum.
Naturecan Ease of Use
Naturecan CBD oil comes with a child-safe cap and a tapered dropper. The cap is useful to prevent the oil from getting into little hands, it also gives an extra level of protection against spills; if oil gets on the thread of a standard bottle cap it could unscrew in your bag, causing a leak. Unfortunately, there isn’t a scale on the side of the dropper so you’ll have to rely on counting out drops into your mouth. I find this quite tricky so recommend using a mirror to help ensure you use the correct amount. This is a relatively easy-to-use product but if you’re new to CBD oil it may take a little while to get it right.
This oil has a pleasant taste that’s reminiscent of cinnamon with a hint of grass. Unfortunately, that is followed by a sharper, slightly bitter aftertaste. When holding the oil under your tongue, as per the directions, you’ll likely not taste anything but the taste will come through when you swallow it.
Naturecan CBD Oil Potency/ Effectiveness
After the first use of Naturecan’s CBD oil, I noticed a steady feeling of relaxation. Throughout the two weeks, I continued to feel calmer and significantly more chilled than normal. I also noticed an improvement in the quality and length of my sleep. My regular tension headaches were less frequent and when I did have one it was much less intense than usual.
Value for Money
A 10ml bottle of oil containing 1500mg CBD currently costs £64.99. This works out at about 4.3p per mg of CBD, putting it close to Hemp Point (4p per mg) and the excellent CBD Brothers Blue Edition (4p per mg). It’s more expensive than budget options like Access CBD (1.4p per mg) and Vitality CBD (1.7p per mg) which are both broad-spectrum products. However, thanks to its range of useful effects I still think it represents excellent value.
Would I Buy it Again?
If I was looking for a good full-spectrum oil I would definitely buy this one again. However, due to the presence of a trace of THC (well within UK legal limits) on the example lab reports I would likely avoid it if getting a THC-free product was a priority for me. While I would like to see a scale on the dropper, Naturecan’s oil was relatively easy to use and delivered a range of impressive effects over two weeks. The sharp aftertaste might be off-putting for some but it’s something you generally need to accept if you want a good, naturally flavoured full or broad-spectrum oil.
Naturecan CBD Oil Final Scores
Naturecan CBD Oil Review
Naturecan’s 15% CBD oil is potent and offers great value. It produces a range of useful effects including improved sleep, relaxation and reduced tension headaches. Disappointingly, lab reports aren’t available by batch number and there was a trace of THC present (well within UK legal limits) despite the extract being labelled as broad-spectrum (THC-free). On the whole, it’s a well-made, effective product that won’t break the bank.
Third-party lab results
Ease of use
Value for money
7 cannabinoids were detected.
It’s made with certified organic hemp.
The bottle comes with a child-safe cap.
I experienced a range of effects including relaxation and improved sleep quality.
There is a sharp aftertaste even when you let it absorb under your tongue.
It’s labelled as broad-spectrum (THC-free) but a trace of THC was detected on the lab results.