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This Veritas Farms review has been medically reviewed by Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD and was written by the team at CBDStudy, a CBD research publication.

Veritas Farms is a CBD company that is committed to transparency and being in control of the entire process, from seed to sale. They aim to use high-quality ingredients in creating products that are the best the CBD market has to offer.

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Veritas Farms Overview

Veritas Farms is one of the only companies we have reviewed that controls everything in-house, from cultivation all the way to packaging and selling. This makes for a better product if it is done correctly, which it looks like Veritas Farms has. The company offers a variety of CBD products for both humans and animals, and they all contain full-spectrum extracts.

The brand is also available in mainstream stores, which makes getting the product a little bit easier, and you can avoid shipping fees. It is available in places like Rite-Aid, CVS and Kroger.

Arguably, the best part about Veritas Farms is the ability to find out everything you need to know about them directly on their website. They go into great detail about their growing processes, what exactly they do, and why they do it. We appreciate Veritas Farms’ transparency and honesty about their growing processes. The only thing we couldn’t immediately see was their method of extraction. We assume they use CO2 as their extraction method.

The Good:

  • Products are seed-to-sale—the company controls every aspect of the process, which allows for more control and company accountability
  • Transparency
  • High-quality products
  • Available at common brick-and-mortar stores like Kroger and Rite-Aid

The Bad:

  • Not a very robust cannabinoid profile
  • We experienced slower-than-normal shipping times
  • The website (specifically product pages) have some organization errors

Who Is Veritas Farms?

Veritas Farms was founded by Erdius Sanabria and Alexander Salgado in 2011.[1] It has since grown large enough to become a publicly traded company. The products are sold in brick-and-mortar drug and grocery stores across the United States.

The company’s headquarters are in Florida, and its farm and processing plant are in Colorado. This does raise a few questions about the company’s oversight being across the country, but the Veritas Farms team is made up of some of the industry’s top professionals. The current VP of Research is a recent addition to the team, Dr. Dan Connors, who has spent time in the Food and Drug Administration.[2] His experience and oversight regarding these issues is another point in favor of Veritas Farms’ credibility.

Their Approach

The cultivation and processing happen in Pueblo, Colorado. Veritas Farms explains on their website that they are committed to sustainable farming. They have even developed their own fertilizer, which supposedly balances out the local ecosystem.

In addition, Veritas Farms uses drip irrigation, allowing water to drip slowly into the root system of the plants. This process allows for a more hands-off approach when it comes to watering, as well as providing a slow and even watering to the plants. It also uses less water, which is another point for sustainability. We love their eco-friendly and sustainable stance.

The company does not grow their plants from seeds, but rather from mother clones, which allows them to maintain consistent genetics. Genetic stability means a consistent product that works every time. Clones are first clipped from the mothers and then undergo a rooting process that takes between seven and 14 days.

From the flowering stage onward, Veritas Farms monitors cannabinoid levels using a high-performance liquid chromatography analyzer. This helps them to determine the hemp’s quality, as well as ensuring they are compliant with Colorado state law regarding hemp.

Their approach involves regulation, oversight, control of each process and high-quality ingredients. We don’t see anything about whether or not they use organic growing methods, but their product did not contain any traceable levels of pesticides that we tested for using a third-party.

Veritas Farms: Product Highlights

The company has a fairly extensive product portfolio, and the topical line is more robust than a lot of other brands we have reviewed. In our opinion, they have just the right number of products. A small, but functional and diverse, product line allows the company to focus on each product and give it the time it needs.

CBD Oils

Veritas Farms offers a full-spectrum oil with four flavor options: unflavored, citrus, peppermint, watermelon and strawberry. The oils range from 250 milligrams to 2,000 milligrams and cost between $29.99 and $199.99.

There is also the option to buy their large-format tincture. According to the website, “the large format 100 mL, 1,000 mg tincture is intended to be an option for those that use either the 250 or 500 mg tincture more often than once per day.” The large-format option comes in either peppermint flavor or an unflavored oil.

The ingredient list for the oils is pretty minimal. It is made using the aerial leaves of the hemp plant and organic MCT oil derived from coconut oil, like many other CBD brands. Different flavor variations may also contain organic stevia, natural flavorings or essential oils.

We do have some concerns about both natural flavorings and essential oils being in the product. Natural flavorings don’t have a single specific definition. Veritas Farms’ natural flavors may not be the same natural flavors you’d find with another brand. We aren’t thrilled that they can’t be easily verified; however, it’s not a dealbreaker.

Also, there is some debate about the safety of ingesting essential oils.[3] Most certified aromatherapists will tell you ingesting essential oils should only be done under the guidance of a professional. Essential oils are powerful and potent, and should be used with care.

CBD Capsules

There are many reasons why people choose capsules over oils. The taste, especially of a full-spectrum oil, may be too much for them to handle. Capsules are also more convenient, which is great for people who are always on the go.

Veritas Farms’ capsules are 100 percent vegan. While most CBD oils are vegan, capsules typically use gelatin, which is derived from animal products. Veritas Farms has taken care to use plant-based capsules so that vegans can still enjoy their products.

We like that the capsules are offered in both 10 and 25 milligrams per capsule. Not many brands give you the option to choose the strength of your individual capsules; for most, you must choose your dosage for the entire bottle. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, which are made with the same formula as the oils. The price ranges from $29.99 to $69.99.

CBD Edibles

The CBD gummies product page has some clarity issues. There is some confusion with the flavors and sizes that we cannot decipher. Based on what we can see, the company offers all of their gummies in a wild berry flavor.

You have the option to purchase either a five-count or a 30-count bag, with 7.5 milligrams and 5 milligrams per gummy, respectively. They also offer a bag of gummies with melatonin in the ingredients to help promote a restful night’s sleep.

The gummies are not vegan like the capsules, which is definitely a downside for some people. Also, there isn’t an option to learn more about the melatonin gummies. You can select it in the flavor drop-down menu, but there isn’t dosage information or a product description. In the picture, we can see that the package says there are 270 milligrams of CBD and 30 gummies in each bag, but that is about all we can gather. The CBD gummies range from $5.99 to $34.99.

CBD Topicals

The CBD topicals line from Veritas Farms is huge. They have a standard CBD topicals line as well as a line dedicated to skincare. The full-spectrum CBD salve has very simple ingredients, which is always a pro for us. They’re made with all organic ingredients, including beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils.

Obviously, the beeswax used in this product disqualifies it from being vegan. You can choose between three formulas: unscented, lavender eucalyptus and cooling menthol. The full-spectrum salve comes in either 400 or 1,000 milligram concentrations. It is unclear if they are the same size, but the price ranges from $39.99 to $94.99.

Veritas Farms also offers a sports cream that is both cruelty- and paraben-free. It was supposedly designed by compound pharmacists, which may give the formula more credibility. It is non-greasy and fragrance-free, and infused with 600 milligrams of CBD. It retails for $29.99.

The skincare line has a few products to choose from. A lot of CBD skincare lines offer just an oil and maybe a mask. Veritas Farms offers a cucumber eye cream, a hyaluronic day cream, a rejuvenating night cream and a mattifying blemish cream. You can also get their full skincare kit for $116. All of them are made with the brand’s full-spectrum formula and cost between $32.99 and $36.99.

Pet Products

Veritas Farms has an extensive pet line and offers basically any product you can think of. The full-spectrum CBD oil is just like the ones formulated for humans, even made with the same ingredients. It has 200 milligrams of CBD and comes in the flavor choices of bacon or tuna. It retails for $29.99.

The full-spectrum formula is also available in pet treats. We are unclear on the additional ingredients of the treats, but they start with a base of 10 milligrams per treat. They come in a bag of 30 and retail for $29.99. Veritas Farms offers more unique pet products as well, like an ear-cleaning system and a hot spot oil.

Our Lab Findings

We always want to back up our claims with action, so any product we review gets sent to a third-party lab to be tested. We tested the Veritas Farms 250 milligram CBD tincture. The CBD content tested out at 228 milligrams instead of 250. It is generally viewed as acceptable to have a variance of 10 percent, so this is right on the line. Also, their cannabinoid profile is not as strong as we hoped.

There are 6 milligrams of THC, 9 milligrams of CBC and CBG, and no CBN. For a brand that grows and processes their own plants, we would definitely like to see a more robust cannabinoid profile, but it isn’t a dealbreaker. This product also passed the solvents and pesticide test.

Shipping and Returns

There aren’t any statements on the website about processing or shipping times, but shipping is free on orders of $100 or more. You can choose between Priority Mail, Standard or Priority Mail Express.

We order our CBD just like any other customer to get a full and unbiased experience. The company processed our order the following business day, but it took a full six days for our package to be delivered through the Standard Mail option. They do not offer a money-back guarantee, unfortunately. If you have not opened your product, you can receive a refund minus the cost of shipping if you return it within 30 days.

Our Verdict on Vertias Farms

Veritas Farms has the largest selection of products that we have seen from a seed-to-sale company. We appreciate the consistency their products can bring because of the processes they choose to implement. It is also helpful for that information to be so easily accessible on their website.

We wish the cannabinoid profile was a little more robust. They also have a few site issues that could be streamlined for a better user experience. This is not a dealbreaker, however, especially since the cannabinoid profile does have at least some other cannabinoids. Overall, we are comfortable recommending this product. It also helps that you can purchase it at various retail locations. The price is fine for a company that puts so much emphasis on quality and doing everything in-house.

References

[1] CNA Finance LLC. (2019). Veritas Farms (VFRM) Stock: A Little-Known CBD Play That’s Worth Your Attention. Accesswire.com. Retrieved from https://www.accesswire.com/537399/Veritas-Farms-VFRM-Stock-A-Little-Known-CBD-Play-Thats-Worth-Your-Attention

[2] Veritas Farms Inc. (2020). Veritas Farms Welcomes Daniel Connors, PhD, as a New Executive of the Company. GlobalNewswire.com. Retrieved from https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/02/25/1989933/0/en/Veritas-Farms-Welcomes-Daniel-Connors-PhD-as-a-New-Executive-of-the-Company.html

[3] Paul Posadzki et al. (2012). Adverse effects of aromatherapy: a systematic review of case reports and case series. Int J Risk Saf Med. Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22936057/

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Suzie Ocie

I am a women’s rights activist, running junkie, and eternal marketing student. I help companies market their brand to millennials and gen z. In my spare time, you’ll find playing with my golden retriever and reading the newest business books by my fire.

Published October 2, 2020

 

 

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