Hempura CBD review (Our Honest Thoughts)

Hempura review

3 minute read

Updated September 20th, 2021

If you have been trawling the internet for CBD oil recommendations then you have more than certainly come across Hempura CBD. Over the past couple of years, they've grown to be one of the most popular brands in the UK, and they seem to be doing a pretty great job. Hempura is often found on 'top ten best' blogs such as 'green shoppers' and 'way of leaf' and are often compared to the likes of Provacan, Blessed CBD and Healthspan.

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As with all of our reviews, we'll be taking a look at the following:

Quick Overview:

If you're pressed for time then here is a quick overview of Hempura - we're impressed by certain things and disappointed by others. Firstly, the speed of delivery was surprising considering that we didn't pay anything for shipping (if you spend over £20 then you get free shipping). We also think the range of CBD products available to buy from Hempura is great, with everything from capsules to vape liquids. However, we weren't impressed that many of the products weren't vegan or vegetarian, including some products that you'd expect to be suitable for vegetarians (such as the CBD chocolate).

Who are Hempura?

There are a number of articles online about Hempura, featuring interviews with the owner Lewis (you can find a good one here). He comes across as a decent guy and someone who is genuinely driven to change the CBD industry for the better. There are loads of articles online about Hempura so definitely have a look at those. The 'Our Story' section on the Hempura website explains that the brand was founded in 2017, making them one of the older brands operating in the UK. It also states that Lewis the founder previously worked in the nuclear industry and has a degree in project managment. We actually really like to see this information on the Hempura website as lots of brands in the UK don't include any information about the founders on their website. Definitely take a look at this section on the Hempura website for more information before you buy.

What are the Hempura CBD products like?

Hempura have a wide product range, but their most popular product by far is their oils. They're full spectrum, which means they contain not just CBD but also a small amount of THC, terpenes and other phytocannabinoids/flavonoids. In our opinion full spectrum is the best way to go, because you can get the goodness of the entire plant plus you can benefit from the entourage effect when all of these compounds work together.

Hempura CBD oils

Hempura 250mg CBD oil
the 250mg CBD oil from Hempura

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The CBD oil range from Hempura starts with a low 250mg/10ml oil, providing 1.25mg of CBD per drop. For a handful of people this could be enough to feel the benefits of the oil, however, we'd always recommend an oil which provides at least 2.5mg of CBD per drop. The Hempura full-spectrum CBD oil range goes up to a 1000mg/10ml oil providing 5mg of CBD per drop.
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Hempura also sells a broad spectrum CBD oil range; their broad-spectrum oils have been winterized and contain virtually no trace amounts of THC, so you won't benefit from the entourage effect but it does mean that you will not be consuming THC. We prefer the presence of THC as it is a key component of any cannabis oil but we know there will be some people out there who would prefer a broad spectrum of oil.
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We usually identify whether the company is telling the truth by checking out their lab-reports but we can't get easy access to all of them as you need a specific batch number. We used our batch number and nothing came up which was a bit of a pain- we found a lab report that suggested the '250mg CBD Oil' did not contain THC. It did not mention that it was the 'full spectrum' product so we could have been looking at the report for the broad spectrum. it was hard to tell. We, however, do trust Hempura as they clearly know the difference and do not think they would offer both spectrum oils if the full spectrum did not contain THC.
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Hempura CBD capsules

Aside from oils, the capsules sold by Hempura are very popular too. You get 10mg of CBD per capsule which is pretty good. The capsules are probably the most popular product within the Hempura range which is quite interesting as typically CBD oils are bestsellers. Each pack of CBD capsules contains 30 capsules, so you've got enough for a month. They're full spectrum so contain other beneficial cannabinoids alongside the CBD, as well as other plant goodness like terpenes and flavonoids. The capsules are made from HPMC, which is suitable for vegetarians. They're also lab-tested and made with organic hemp. There is a lot to like about these CBD capsules and we can definitely see why they're the most popular product within the Hempura range.

Hempura CBD capsules 300mg
the 300mg Hempura CBD capsules

Hempura CBD vape juice

The Hempura CBD vape juice isn't their most popular product, but it has grown in popularity over the last year or so. At the moment you can choose from 3 different vape juices, each coming in a 10ml bottle but varying in the concentration of CBD (100mg, 250mg and 500mg). None of them contains any artificial flavours and they each contain 200 drops per bottle. Each has a citrus terpene profile and is made from a VG/PG blend (40%/60%). Lab reports are also included on the Hempura product pages which is pretty good.

Hempura hemp tea (with Vitamin B1)

We also tried some of the hemp tea from Hempura, and found it to be pretty great. The flavour was nice and we liked that Vitamin B1 has been added.
Hempura CBD tea with Vitamin B1

Anything else to mention?

Yes - similar to when we ordered CBD from Healthspan, we were given an intro booklet along with our order from Hempura. This booklet was much smaller than the one from Healthspan but actually had some good information from it (especially about dosing). It also had a section with information about the other Hempura CBD products. Not bad at all!

What are the positives about Hempura?

If we had to summarize positives about Hempura, we'd start by saying that we think the Hempura product range is pretty good and has a nice simple selection of CBD products to suit a range of needs and tastes. It's quite refreshing to see a CBD brand focusing on a smaller number of products rather than trying to cram everything they can on their website, so they definitely get some credit for that.
We also think another positive for Hempura has to be that they're well established and have been operating for a number of years. This means that they've had plenty of time to perfect their approach and they've built up a loyal customer base, which gives them more money to invest back into their products to ensure quality. This can only be a good thing, and their reputation is cemented by their impressive Trustpilot profile ratings.

What are the negatives about Hempura?

Our main complaint about Hempura would be that their product range is perhaps a bit too limited for our liking. We certainly prefer their simplistic approach to CBD brands who cram as much as they can onto their websites, but we'd love to see popular products such as CBD gummies on there. They stock CBD chocolate, but CBD gummies are a much more popular type of product and we'd expect to see them on the website.
Secondly, this is a bit of a nitpick but we're really not a fan of the branding. It reminds us a little of curtains or carpets, not really a design that makes us think of an effective CBD product. Of course, this doesn't detract from the quality of the product necessarily, however it probably does have an impact on their sales to some degree, as we can imagine some younger customers choosing to shop elsewhere for a CBD brand that looks a bit more modern compared to the Hempura products.
Lastly, we're not sure that the sports CBD oil stocked by Hempura fits within their range. The branding is very loud and totally different to the other Hempura products, plus the name is a little confusing (it's listed within the store section of the website as 'Pure Sports CBD', which is a little confusing considering there is already a brand called Pure Sport CBD).
Overall these negatives don't totally ruin Hempura for us, but we'd certainly love to see these aspects of the brand improved.
Hempura sport CBD oil

The Hempura Sport CBD oil - as you can see, it looks quite different compared to the main line of products. 

What are the Hempura third-party reviews like?

Hempura Trustpilot reviews

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Currently Hempura are using Trustpilot to collect most of their reviews, and they're sitting with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 from over 700 reviews. To put this in perspective, Hempura have more ratings on Trustpilot than Provocan (a brand who are often considered to be the largest in the UK). That's pretty impressive and shows that Hempura are taking reviews seriously.
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Even more impressive is the fact that Hempura reply to every single review, even the negative ones (approximately 2% of the reviews are either poor or bad). Most of the reviews are very positive, with reviewers commending the quality of the products and the great customer service. We're very happy to see how engaged Hempura are with their customers on Trustpilot.
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When discussing the negative review we like to look to see if we can find any reoccurring trends. We noticed that there have been a few issues with service but most of the issues are seemingly random or that the 'product does not work'. In all frankness, you need to expect these things with CBD reviews as CBD is not for everybody. The issues with service are very sporadic too so we do not think it is a concern.
You can explore all of the reviews on the Hempura Trustpilot profile here.

What does Reddit think of Hempura?

Hempura Reddit review

There is a large and very active CBD community over on Reddit, so whenever we see a CBD brand being discussed on the platform we find it to be very reassuring. We found a few Reddit threads about Hempura, however perhaps not as many as we'd expect to see considering the popularity of the brand. The few mentions we did find were pretty positive, with users recommending their products and praising the free samples which the company offers.

In Conclusion

If you're looking at the bigger CBD brands in the UK and wondering which one to go with, Hempura would be a pretty good choice. They're reasonably priced and seem to know their stuff.