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Tee Corley, Author at Hemp Market Report

Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 26, 2019
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4min00

Company: RAD Extracts

Product: Chocolate Mint Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in MCT Oil

Price: Prices Vary (Reseller Product)

What Makes This Product Unique: Based out of Colorado, RAD Extracts is a leader among high CBD full-spectrum hemp extract. This product is available for white-label and private-label purchases by wholesalers, distributors, and sellers who need to purchase large quantities of hemp extract.

RAD Extracts believes that hemp extract is most beneficial when the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are working synergistically. This means you won’t find isolates here. Grown certified-organic, the hemp is cold extracted using food-grade alcohol, and 3rd party tested to ensure it is below the legal limit of THC (which is 0.3% at this time). The takeaway: this product is best sold to people who want to experience the “entourage effect” of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD.

Review: We sampled RAD Extracts’ Chocolate Mint Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in MCT Oil. Stored in an amber glass bottle, the label is simple and to the point. The glossy black sticker is slightly crookedly stuck to the glass, displaying a supplement fact sheet and the classic warnings you’d see on supplements of any kind (i.e. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, etc.).

However, since RAD Extracts sells to wholesalers, you can have your company logo printed on the label. You can also choose from amber, green, or blue glass bottles. The end design is your decision.

We always like to see hemp extract carried in MCT oil. Naturally derived from coconuts, MCT oil has health benefits of its own. Known to increase metabolism and packed full of antioxidants, MCT oil is safe to consume and apply topically.

While the packaging notes that a serving size is 1ml, the short, fat dropper has no measurement marks on it. Typically, 1ml is about a dropper-full, but in this case, you’ll just have to guess.

True to RAD Extracts’ mission, the flavor of this full spectrum extract packs a strong hempy punch. The earthy hemp flavor was immediately noticeable as we dropped this oil under our tongues. However, we were pleasantly surprised as gentle chocolate notes began to arise. Queue the minty after-taste, which delightfully accented the earthy natural flavor. As you know, it’s important to keep CBD oil under your tongue for 60 – 90 seconds to get the full effect. This symphony of flavors made that easy!

Perhaps it was psychosomatic due to the rich flavors, but we noticed the relaxing effects of this full spectrum concoction within minutes. Unlike some full-spectrum CBD oils, this one kept us clear-headed and energized alongside the calming effects. It seems to be a great anxiety-reducer and perfect for twice a day dosing.

 


Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 22, 2019
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4min00

Company: Bluebird Botanicals

Product: Hemp CBD Essential Lotion & Hemp CBD Sport Lotion

Price:

  • Essential: $34.96 for 3.4oz, or $59.96 for 6oz
  • Sport: $59.96 for 6oz

What Makes This Product Unique: Bluebird Botanicals strives to make a difference. With certified bioplastic recyclable packaging, certified cruelty-free testing, and a low carbon footprint, Bluebird Botanicals goes above and beyond for the environment – and does even more for their customers. In fact, this world-leading manufacturer of hemp products has assistance programs for people on long-term disability, low-income individuals, and veterans. Finally, they support and donate to over 12 non-profit organizations.

If that doesn’t instill faith that this company truly cares about its products, we don’t know what will.

Review: Moving past this do-gooder distraction, let’s talk about Bluebird Botanicals’ CBD lotions. We sampled their Hemp CBD Essential Lotion for daily use and their Hemp CBD Sport Lotion for athletes.

Our hats are off to Bluebird Botanicals’ design department. The packaging is simple yet fun. Bright green marks the Essential Lotion while a vibrant orange denotes the Sport Lotion. Elegant hemp-related icons decorate the background while bold font tells you everything you need to know about the product.

But that packaging isn’t the only difference between these two lotions.

Hemp CBD Essential Lotion is intended for daily use on dry, aged, or irritated skin. Touting vegan, non-GMO, paraben-free, and cruelty-free ingredients, this nutrient-rich emulsion contains full-spectrum hemp extract, jojoba oil, carrot extract, rosemary oil, and coconut oil. This combination is flooded with healthful omega fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins. Importantly, there are no harmful chemicals, like SLS, or synthetic fragrances added.

Traditional lotions add chemicals and alcohol to make them feel light and weightless. These additives may feel good at first, but they dry out your skin in the long run. On the other hand, the Essential Lotion went on unusually thick. It required about 30 seconds of massaging before it sank in and lost visibility. However, we felt moisturized for the rest of the day. The earthy scent of hemp is a strong musk that overwhelmed the natural aromas of the other ingredients.

Hemp CBD Sport Lotion is designed to soothe inflammation with warming and cooling sensations. Like the Essential Lotion, Bluebird’s Sport Lotion is vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free. The full-spectrum hemp extract contains over 100 cannabinoids, including CBD. Added to this lotion are antioxidant-rich ginger, arnica and corn mint, jojoba, and coconut oil.

The Sport Lotion has a minty-fresh scent, though not as overwhelming as you’d find with products like Bengay. The cooling effect is also milder. We did not notice a warming effect with this lotion. Like the Essential Lotion, this product goes on thick and requires some massaging before the yellow-green streaks fully disappear. It is equally as effective, however, as we felt our skin was sufficiently and safely moisturized and nourished.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 12, 2019
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3min00

Company: Hudson Hemp

Product: MCT Oil

What Makes This Product Unique: Hudson Valley Hemp puts a special emphasis on regenerative organic farming – meaning not only do they practice organic farming, but they use methods that revitalize the soil throughout the process. Their overall goal is to go beyond sustainability by making efforts to replenish ecosystems. They operate on the belief that regenerative hemp growing practices will ultimately result in increased biodiversity and reduce social injustice. If that’s a stance you can get behind, keep reading.

Review: As seems to be the company’s motto, Hudson Hemp keeps it simple from seed to packaging. With the typical hemp-textured green-grey label, they provide little information and even less creative design. Perhaps they’re trying to send a message, but as a consumer, I’d like to know more about what I’m getting.

But let’s not judge an oil by its bottle. MCT oil is an excellent carrier oil derived from coconuts. Naturally nutritious, MCT oil, which stands for medium-chain triglycerides, is a healthy fatty acid missing from many Western diets. It can be used as a stand-alone weight loss supplement as it increases the metabolism and has thermogenic effects in the liver. Or, it can be mixed with CBD oil to apply to topically, or even cook and eat, as it has a high smoke point.

Despite the underwhelming packaging presented by Hudson Hemp, the MCT oil full spectrum hemp extract did not disappoint. An orb-tipped dropper made the 18 drop serving size easy to measure, delivering 10mg of full-spectrum hemp extract. The texture of the oil was thin with very slight viscosity. Unlike some MCT oils, it lacked any potent coconut scent, making it easy to add to my morning tea.

The hemp extract also lacked any noticeable flavor. Made from the aerial parts of the plant (think stems and leaves), full-spectrum hemp includes everything but the THC. I noticed a reduction in caffeine-related anxiety and jitters. 

Using it as an herbal and weight loss supplement, I did notice a reduced appetite and a bout of increased energy. I make sure to use it every morning before I eat for maximum metabolism-boosting effects.



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