Endoca Hemp CBD Review

CBD oil

Our Rating: C-.  Waiting on 3rd party labs.

raw hemp oil drops 1500mg

Figure 1.https://www.endoca.com/product/raw-hemp-oil-drops-1500mg

Overall Grade:  C minus.

The first thing you see on their website is a rating from trustpilot of 4 stars.  We are not familiar enough to say if this has any meaning.  However, it is a bad sign for ratings by an interested party to be displayed as if it were trust worthy or objective.  The website is ‘advertising-esque’, which is also a bad sign.  Companies that have a powerful product only need to put facts on their website.  Companies which are struggling to sell ineffective products have to flood you with advertising and unrealistic images.

Consider the picture below from the home page:

Endoca cbd

Is Endoca CBD gonna cause magical, multi-color bubbles to drizzle down your throat and purify your body?  Is that what’s in the picture?  I don’t believe that is how cannabidiol works at all.  Pictures like this provide a selection pressure to attract less intelligent people just like cartoon, breakfast cereal commercials, so you have to wonder why they might want child-like customers?  Is it because they can more easily fool them?  This is also the same reason there is outcry when cartoons are used to sell cigarettes.

The website also advertises low to high CBD content.  This is a strange thing to say.  Does anyone really want low CBD?  You should expect low CBD in Endoca hemp oil products, that’s fine.  But generally, you want low toxins, low mycotoxin, low pesticide levels, but not low CBD.  It could be by low CBD, they actually mean high CBDa, or high MCTs and phytonutrients, in which cause it’s just an oversight by the website writer.  We will see later if they honestly label their products.  However, even if they do, it’s easy to make up good labels if you don’t really run the tests that are necessary.

 Is it CBD oil?Yes.
Old, trusted company?No.
Contains verified therapeutic levels of CBD?No.
Sourced in the United States?No.  Scandanavia.
Sourced in Europe?Yes.
Certified Organic in the US?No.
Certified Organic by European Commission?Unknown.
Lab tested in the United States?Unknown.
3rd Party Testing?Claimed, but not available on their website.
Do they tell what percentage CBD in product?Yes.

Going by these test questions alone, we would advise great caution if considering Endoca products.  As well, the lack of available 3rd party labs is a non-negotiable minus.

Advantages of Endoca Hemp Oil

Endoca Hemp Oil

Endoca stands out because it has a wide variety of products including balms and CBD chewing gum.

Also, on its website, Endoca does a superior job of labeling its products.  It tells you how to take of each product and exactly how much of each therapeutic substance is in each drop of the product.

Lab Analyses

Endoca Hemp Oil analysis

Certificates of analysis for Endoca products are available at https://www.endoca.com/quality-reports.  These certificates appear to be from Endoca’s in-house lab.  This is a major oversight.  We advise never to buy a product which will not post 3rd party labs.  Often, they do this because they know that many of their batches won’t pass the qualilty test.  Also, social media reports about Endoca’s products are hit and miss, more so than our most trusted CBD producers.  Also, the ‘responsible supervisor’ is listed as Martin V.  We know that this is a family company and the owner’s name is Henry Vicenty.  Martin V. might be a relative and that’s definitely a no no.  You can’t have your relatives doing your quality control reporting because they may fudge results.

After a chat with representatives, we were told we will be sent a third-party lab by contacting infousa@endoca.com  Until we receive positive 3rd party lab results, we will have to consider Endoca a no go.

Endoca Hemp prices and products

You can get right into the shopping from the homepage, this is a good sign.  Endoca does have some innovative products, including cbd gum and suppositories.  Also, they include both CBD and CBD A in the products, so someone is at least thinking about product design.  But can they prove the levels in their products?

CBD OilCBD Capsules and PillsSkin CareCBD ExtractCBD SuppositoriesCannabis CrystalsCBD Tincture
RAW CBD Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg

$ 129

RAW Hemp Oil Capsules 1500mg of CBD+CBDa

$ 129

Hemp Salve (750mg CBD)

$ 64

RAW Hemp Oil 2000mg CBD + CBDa

$ 199

CBD Suppositories Total: 500mg CBD

$ 52

Cannabis Crystals 99% 500mg (Pure CBD)

$ 48

RAW Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg

$ 129

Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (15%)

$ 129

Capsules Hemp Oil Total: 1500mg CBD

$ 129

Hemp Whipped Body Butter (1500mg CBD)

$ 145

30% CBDa + CBD (3000mg)

$ 286

Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (15%)

$ 129

RAW Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD + CBDa (3%)RAW Hemp Oil Capsules 300mg of CBD+CBDa

$ 31

CBD Lips + Skin 20mg CBD

$ 8

RAW Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD + CBDa (3%)

$ 31

Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (3%)

$ 31

Capsules Hemp Oil Total: 300mg CBD

$ 31

Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (3%)

$ 31

CBD Chewing Gum 150mg

$ 15

 Ingredients

Endoca Hemp Oil ingredients

These are the ingredients listed on the website for Endoca Raw Hemp oil.  We have to give Endoca props for this.  They list each substance contained in the product, how much by percent and milligram, other molecules which are not central to the mechanism, and inactive ingredients.  The one thing we have to fault them on is not telling us how much CBDa there is versus how much CBD.  However, many CBD enthusiasts urge users to take both CBDa and CBD rather than just CBD, so there may in fact be a benefit to this, but this is not scientifically known, as CBDa hasn’t been well-studied compared to CBD.  Also, since this is Raw Hemp oil, if one wants CBD, they should get CBD Hemp oil where the CBD has been activated.

CBD stands for cannabidiol.  Cannabidiol is the most therapeutic substance in medical hemp.  It is often the cannabinoid with the highest content in industrial hemp plants which have little psychoactive THC and no psychoactive effect.  Cannabidiol will not make you high.  CBDa stands for cannabidiolic acid.  This is a non-activated form of cannabidiol which will become cannabidiol when heated at the right temperature for the right amount of time.  Some well-versed researchers say that CBDa has different therapeutic effects than CBD, mainly of an anti-inflammatory nature.

Omega 3 and 6 acids are known to have positive effects on health when they are taken in in a healthy balance.  You want to have more omega 3 than omega 6 because omega 6 acids can have some inflammatory effects.  Hemp seed oil contains both, but, there is more Omega 6, so this is not a healthy balance.  However, the amount one would take would not likely be enough to cause negative health effects and the many anti-inflammatory ingredients in the hemp oil will likely suppress any resultant inflammation.

We give Endoca an A for listing and explaining ingredients, but that’s not the entire story.  If you can’t prove with 3rd party labs that your product contains these ingredients, then even listing them is a form of fraud.

How to Use

Vaping

Endoca does not appear to have any vape products.  This is actually a good sign.  Serious companies don’t often have vape products.  This is likely because vaping has not proven to be safe and effective.  It is not known if vaping can deliver a therapeutic cannabidiol dose.

Dabbing

Endoca sells a cbd concentrate.  It is not known if it can be used like a dab in an oil rig.  Smoking a product not meant to be smoked can lead to health problems like lung damage.

Edibles

Several of Endoca’s products are edible.  The CBD Oils, CBD capsules and pills, CBD extract, Cannabis Crystals, and CBD Tinctures are all potentially edible.

Sublingual

CBD Tinctures can be potentially taken under the tongue as well as CBD oils.

Topical application

Endoca has topical balms containing CBD and/or CBDa.  Its oils can also be applied topically.

Tinctures

Endoca has several tincture products.  Tincture can be added to foods.  Sometimes tinctures can be taken sublingually, but tinctures with high alcohol content can burn under the tongue.

Dosage

CBD Oil Dosages
RAW Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg

$ 129

One drop contains 5 mg of CBD/CBDa.  Therefore a typical beginning dose for anxiety may be about 5 drops or 25 mg of CBD+CBDA.

For chronic pain, you might take 20 mg per day, or 4 drops.

For non-medical anxiety in people who have epilepsy, up to 300 mg or 60 drops in divided doses throughout the day.

For inability to sleep well at night, 8 drops or 40 mg before bedtime daily.

For stress and tension in a person who has Huntington’s disease, 10 mg per kilogram of bodyweight or two drops per kilogram of bodyweight.

For stress and tension in a person who has schizophrenia, up to 1,280 mg or 256 drops per day.

For glaucoma, absolutely no more than 40 mg or 8 drops per day.  Higher doses can worsen symptoms.  

 

Hemp Oil Drops 1500mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (15%)

$ 129

One drop contains 5 mg of CBD.  Therefore, a typical beginning dose for anxiety may be about 5 drops or 25 mg of CBD.

For chronic pain, you might take 20 mg per day, or 4 drops.

For non-medical anxiety in people who have epilepsy, up to 300 mg or 60 drops in divided doses throughout the day.

For inability to sleep well at night, 8 drops or 40 mg before bedtime daily.

For stress and tension in a person who has Huntington’s disease, 10 mg per kilogram of bodyweight or two drops per kilogram of bodyweight.

For stress and tension in a person who has schizophrenia, up to 1,280 mg or 256 drops per day.

For glaucoma, absolutely no more than 40 mg or 8 drops per day.  Higher doses can worsen symptoms.

 

RAW Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD + CBDa (3%)

One drop contains 5 mg of CBD.  Therefore, a typical beginning dose for anxiety may be about 5 drops or 25 mg of CBD.

For chronic pain, you might take 20 mg per day, or 4 drops.

For non-medical anxiety in people who have epilepsy, up to 300 mg or 60 drops in divided doses throughout the day.

For inability to sleep well at night, 8 drops or 40 mg before bedtime daily.

For stress and tension in a person who has Huntington’s disease, 10 mg per kilogram of bodyweight or two drops per kilogram of bodyweight.

For stress and tension in a person who has schizophrenia, up to 1,280 mg or 256 drops per day.

For glaucoma, absolutely no more than 40 mg or 8 drops per day.  Higher doses can worsen symptoms.

Hemp Oil Drops 300mg CBD (Cannabidiol) (3%)

$ 31

One drop contains 1 mg of CBD.  Therefore, a typical beginning dose for anxiety may be about 25 drops or 25 mg of CBD.

For chronic pain, you might take 20 mg per day, or 20 drops.

For non-medical anxiety in people who have epilepsy, up to 300 mg or 300 drops in divided doses throughout the day.

For inability to sleep well at night, 40 drops or 40 mg before bedtime daily.

For stress and tension in a person who has Huntington’s disease, 10 mg per kilogram of bodyweight or ten drops per kilogram of bodyweight.

For stress and tension in a person who has schizophrenia, up to 1,280 mg or 1,280 drops per day.

For glaucoma, absolutely no more than 40 mg or 40 drops per day.  Higher doses can worsen symptoms.

Endoca Hemp Oil recommendations

How it Works

Endoca’s products have cannabidiol as the main active ingredient.  Cannabidiol is known to have many mechanisms of action.  We list the receptors in the central nervous system which cannabidiol binds to below.  These include cannabinoid receptors, serotonin receptors, and orphan receptors which are related to cannabinoid receptors by their structure.  CBD also modulates opioid receptors by which it affects pain perception.  These are not the only receptors cannabidiol may bind to or affect.

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) have been shown to have the following effects:

  • Fighting nausea (Rock, Limebeer, & Parker, Effect of combined doses of Δ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) on acute and anticipatory nausea using rat (Sprague- Dawley) models of conditioned gaping, 2015)
  • Breast Cancer growth inhibitor (Takeda, et al., 2012)
  • Anxiety fighter (Pertwee, et al., 2018)
  • Vomiting fighter (Bolognini, et al., 2013)
  • Depression fighter (Hen-Shoval, et al., 2018)
  • Diarrhea fighter (Cluny, et al., 2011)
  • Studied for inflammatory pain (Rock, Limebeer, & Parker, Effect of cannabidiolic acid and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol on carrageenan-induced hyperalgesia and edema in a rodent model of inflammatory pain., 2018)

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown to have the following effects:

  • Anti-cancer (Massi, Solinas, Cinquina, & Parolaro, 2013).
  • Anti-infarction (Hayakawa, et al., 2004).
  • Anti-psychotic (Iseger, Bossong, & Bossong, 2015).
  • Anti-seizure activity, known about in 1973 (Izquierdo, Orsingher, & Berardi, 1973).
  • Attenuates adverse effects of THC (Henquet & Kuepper, 2010).
  • Can fight memory loss caused by marijuana thc (Morgan, Schafer, Freeman, & Curran, 2010). This means that medical marijuana should be enriched with extra cannabidiol to avoid memory loss and psychotic effects
  • Fights cerebral infarction by modulating serotonin (Mishima, et al., 2005).
  • Fights migration of cancer cells (Kapoor, 2013).
  • Fights myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (Durst, et al., 2007).
  • Inhibiting angiogenesis which feeds cancers (Solinas, et al., 2012).
  • May fight autoimmune diabetes (Weiss, et al., Cannabidiol arrests onset of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice, 2008)
  • May fight colon cancer (Aviello, et al., 2012).
  • May fight neurodegeneration (Iuvone, Esposito, Filippis, Scuderi, & Steardo, 2009).
  • May help in colitis (Borrelli, et al., 2009).
  • May reduce immune system inflammatory responses (Kozela, et al., 2010).
  • Modulates sleep (Murillo-Rodríguez, Millán-Aldaco, Palomero-Rivero, Mechoulam, & Drucker-Colín, 2006).
  • Neuroprotective (Hampson, Grimaldi, Axelrod, & Wink, 1998).
  • Prevents diabetes (Weiss, et al., Cannabidiol lowers incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice, 2006)
  • Reduces anxiety in the right doses (Fusar-Poli, et al., 2009).
  • Vasorelaxation (Stanley, Hind, Tufarelli, & O’Sullivan, 2015).
  • Wakefulness promoting, modulation of circadian rhythms (Murillo-Rodríguez, et al., 2014).

Cannabidiol and cannabidiolic acid works by binding to various receptor targets throughout the central nervous system and the rest of the body.  Acting at these receptor sites, it exerts influence on the metabolism of various neurotransmitter systems.  It seems like ‘snake oil’ that one compound can have all the beneficial effects listed above; however, cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the nervous system and it is known that such a ubiquitous receptor must be involved in nearly everything the nervous system does, just like serotonin and dopamine receptors.  Dopamine affects pleasure, but also pain.  Anxiety and also relaxation.  Heart contraction and blood pressure.  All of these systems are integrated so cannabinoid receptors will indeed have effects on all of these systems and exogenous cannabinoids from plants can definitely have therapeutic effects which are extensive.
The action of CBD and CBDa produce anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, and anti-seizure effects which can be beneficial to address a range of discomforts.

Manufacturer and Customer Service Support

In the Unites States of America:

Endoca USA

2305 Historic Decatur Rd San Diego USA

infousa@endoca.com

Tel: +1-619-831-0156

In Europe:

Endoca BV

Siriusdreef 17 2132 WT Hoofddorp EU

VAT : NL14514519069B01

KVK : 69290911

000037650602

info@endoca.com

Tel: +31-235-689-151

You can also send a message to customer service or chat at their website at: https://www.endoca.com/contact-us

Does CBD have any side effects?

CBD is unlikely to have many side effects under 300 mg daily.  Above that dosage, one should consult a doctor.  CBDa is also not known to have many side effects.
In general, CBD is safe and well-tolerated.  Doses above 300 mg should have a doctor’s monitoring.

Pros and cons

Pros of Endoca CBD OilCons of Endoca CBD products
  • New innovative products like chewing gum
  • The main positive is their products also contain CBDa, not just CBD
  • Can be added to food
  • Can be taken topically
  • Can be uses sublingually
  • Contains CBD, small amounts of thc, and other cannabinoids
  • Contains hemp oil with healthy fatty acids
  • Contains MCT oil, a healthy fat
  • Contains terpenoids
  • Natural
  • Non-addictive
  • Non-psychoactive
  • Endoca has yet to produce to us 3rd party labs
  • Expensive for products without third party labs accessible

 Endoca Hemp CBD Oil reviews

Review rating: A.  “I picked this one…”

Endoca Hemp CBD Oil reviewA

This Facebook user trusts the product, but appears to be someone affiliated with the company.  It’s a bad sign when a company hires people to make fake reviews.

Review rating: B.  “I have been very pleased with the results…”

Endoca Hemp CBD Oil reviewB

This appears to be a real user, but one who is in a situation where her opinion may be suspect due to stress and needing relief.  However, even placebo relief can be helpful.  Also, even if the products don’t contain enough CBD or CBDa, hemp oil still has anti-inflammatory effects so all is not lost.

Review Rating: F “wasn’t really workin…”

Endoca Hemp CBD Oil reviewF

This was our fear that Endoca may have lax quality control and that is allowing products to slip through in which consumers are relying on to provide important stress relief, for children at that.  So, it’s not okay to sell ineffective products when you could sell effective products just because you can make more money with lax quality control.  If you grow a field of plants and they don’t produce the levels you want, you could lose a lot of money, or you could just sell them anyway and some poor mother is gonna give it to her child.  These products are not to be used for medical illness, but even for stress and anxiety, people are seeking relief.

Review rating: A.  “Labs look awesome but can’t tell if they are faked or not.”

Endoca Hemp CBD Oil review

This kinda verifies they may have bad quality control and are faking or lying about labs.

Questions and answers:

  1. Is CBD the same was marijuana?

CBD stands for cannabidiol.  It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.

CBD is not pot, weed, or cannabis.  Endoca’s CBD products contain no psychoactive THC, only small amounts of therapeutic thc, with large amounts of therapeutic CBD and CBDA.  Marijuana usually contains THC which is psychoactive, CBD does not.

  1. What is CBDa?

CBDa is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that occurs in raw hemp.  Some researchers believe that cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) should accompany CBD in order to get the best therapeutic effects.

  1. Is it legal?

Yes, with some caveats.  CBD and CBDa is legal in most states of the United States as long as it comes along with no more than 0.03% thc.  CBD all by itself, is pretty much legal everywhere.  However, you could still run into legal problems if you have a cop or court which is hell-bent on charging people with violation of marijuana laws or even laws about where you can buy non-psychoactive hemp.  This is rare but has happened on occasion.

CBD is legal in many countries, including:

  • Argentina,
  • Austria,
  • Belgium,
  • Belize,
  • Brazil,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Canada,
  • Chile,
  • China,
  • Colombia,
  • Costa Rica,
  • Croatia,
  • Cyprus,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Denmark,
  • South Africa,
  • Slovenia,
  • Russia,
  • Romania,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Portugal,
  • Poland,
  • Peru,
  • Paraguay,
  • Norway,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Netherlands,
  • Netherlands Antilles,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Lithuania,
  • Latvia,
  • Italy,
  • Ireland,
  • India,
  • Iceland,
  • Hungary,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Guatemala,
  • Guam,
  • Greece,
  • Germany,
  • Uruguay
  • S. Virgin Islands,
  • Switzerland,
  • Sweden,
  • Georgia,
  • France,
  • Finland,
  • Estonia.
  1. Is CBD psychoactive? Will it make you high?

No, and no.

  1. Does Endoca provide 3rd party labs on their website?

No.  They provide in house labs which are generally not to be trusted.

  1. What’s the difference between CBD, CBDa, hemp oil, and hemp extract?

CBD means cannabidiol.  Product’s like Edoca CBD Crystals contain CBD alone.  Hemp oil is often made from hemp oil seeds and contains healthy fatty acids.  Hemp extract is extracted from the whole hemp plant and contains Endoca Hemp cbd terpenes, other cannabinoids, and fatty acids.  CBDa is cannabidiolic acid, they non-heated, raw form of the cannabinoid that becomes CBD when heated.  CBDa has similar therapeutic properties and some advantages over CBD.

Conclusion

Grade:  F

Endoca has some creative products, but you can never expect them to work until they start showing us the 3rd party labs on their website.  At the best, their products could be ineffective but safe.  At the worst, they could contain dangerous toxins.

CBD oil disclaimers (please read, this is important):
General Medical Disclaimer: NCSM and its employees and partners do not represent the medical establishment and our information is not a replacement for your doctor’s advice.

Food and Drug Administration Disclaimer:  Use of CBD products with the exception of Epidiolex and Sativex have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Drug Screening Disclaimer:  While most CBD products claim to have little to no THC, it is theoretically possible to fail a drug test for THC.  This can happen because some CBD products have been tested to have far more THC than represented on the label.  Also, CBD is similar in structure to THC.

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