The heat is very much on CBD oil sellers these days as the FDA continues to crack down on companies best referred to as ‘snake oil’ sellers. Since 2015, when the FDA issued warnings to multiple CBD sellers, the industry has been forced to clean up its act. As a result, customers can now be confident that most companies out there are legitimate. However, you should still keep your eyes peeled as we continue to review as many of these firms as possible.
Today, HempWorx is in the hot seat as we discuss their line of products, the effectiveness of their CBD oils, and the general motives behind the brand.
Who Are HempWorx?
Although the HempWorx ‘About Us’ page is filled with excellent information about the history of CBD, there is scant data about the actual organization itself. We did learn, however, that they use special technology that extracts over 400 phytonutrients from hemp plants, and that they don’t use any harmful solvents or heat.
Also, all HempWorx products are 100% organic and non-genetically modified. The company makes all of its products in the United States, and its hemp oil is grown in Kentucky. And unlike a lot of firms that claim their CBD products to be third-party lab tested, HempWorx actually walks the walk by publishing details of their lab test results on the site.
HempWorx’s CBD Oil Reviewed
HempWorx’s CBD Oil comes in two strengths: HempWorx 500 and HempWorx 750. Both concentrations contain pure CBD oil and some peppermint to improve the taste, and the ingredients contain nothing other than phytocannabinoid rich oil and natural flavor.
For both products, the serving size is 0.6 ml or 20 drops, and there are 50 servings in each 30ml container. The only difference is that the ‘500’ bottle contains 10mg of CBD oil per serving, and the ‘750’ bottle contains 15mg per serving.
In terms of actually testing out the products, everything seemed to be going fine until we tried to actually purchase some of the oil! All of a sudden, what had been a simple breeze quickly became a puzzle of Rubik’s Cube proportions.
First of all, there are no prices on the site!!! If you want to order (without knowing the price), then you apparently have to be referred by an outside person. For example, when you click ‘order’ on the site, you get a message telling you to: “Provide the username of the person who referred you.”
In addition to their line of CBD oils, HempWorx also sells a product called Renew Anti Aging Cream, which contains CBD oil and Apple Stem Cells. This is in addition to a collagen cream, icy pain rub, and a line of pet products called HempWorx for pets. But yet again, try to place an order and it appears that you can only purchase these products with a referral.
Eventually, however, we were able to discover that the 500mg bottle of CBD oil costs $69 plus shipping, while the 750mg bottle of oil costs $89 plus shipping. These prices are far higher than comparable brands, but wouldn’t be such an issue if HempWorx’s products were of superior quality.
To be fair, though, HempWorx’s CBD oil is ‘okay’ and it does do a decent job of alleviating pain and easing stress, at least in our experience. However, it is in no way, shape, or form, the best CBD oil on the market.
In actual fact, it is somewhere in the middle which means the exceedingly high price is not justified whatsoever. And actually, the real problem isn’t the mediocre CBD oil or even the price; it is the purchasing process, which we found to be extremely confusing.
HempWorx & the Profit Motive
The chief focus of the HempWorx website is NOT to sell CBD oil in the traditional sense. Instead, it is all about finding new affiliates. The company outlines the immense potential of the cannabis industry and claims to offer a frankly absurd 85% commission payout.
The thing is, HempWorx is not really a Ponzi scheme since they do offer a real and tangible product for sale. What is irritating is the frankly ludicrous YouTube video where the company promises not only the large commission fee, but also the chance to earn ‘prizes’ such as diamond watches, luxury vacations, iPads, new cars, and cash bonuses of up to $100,000. If these ‘rewards’ don’t raise a hell of a lot of red flags, then you perhaps are the suggestible type.
Another problem is the fact that HempWorx is now aligned with My Daily Choice, which is a company with a dubious reputation. If you earn the status of ‘Preferred Customer,’ you can get free HempWorx products by referring friends and family. To get one free product, though, you have to refer a friend, and three of their friends have to purchase HempWorx products.
Even though you need to have rocks in your head to waste your time becoming an affiliate in the quest for these phantom rewards, there are a surprisingly large number of them that are active on social media sites. Given the stakes, the behavior of many affiliates is scandalous, to say the least, as they resort to pushy ‘second-hand car’ sales tactics – and not to mention outright lie! – about the capabilities of HempWorx products.
And lastly, we must also point out that there are a lot of suspicious looking customer reviews on the website. The second ‘review,’ for example, comes from Jenna Zwagil who claims “This CBD Oil is a Life Saver.” But here’s the thing; her husband, Josh, is the CEO and founder of My Daily Choice! It kind of makes you wonder just how legitimate the rest of these reviews are.
Where to Buy HempWorx CBD Oil?
If you’re still interested in HempWorx CBD oil after reading all of the above, the more power to you! Go to the site’s ‘Our Products’ page if you want to learn more. However, if you didn’t catch it in our tirade above, you will need a referral to order.
Final Thoughts on HempWorx
HempWorx’s products are pretty standard and slightly overpriced, so we wouldn’t have recommended them in any case. However, what we were most unhappy with was their sole focus on gaining affiliates – a clear sign that HempWorx is not interested in creating one of the best CBD oils in the market.
Instead, the entire enterprise looks like a clear attempt to cash in on the popularity of the CBD industry.
At this point we simply can’t recommend HempWorx, as we have standards.