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Tee CorleyTee CorleySeptember 17, 2020
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6min00

Company: Harvey’s All Naturals

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Harvey’s All Naturals was founded in 2015 by, well, Harvey! Born and educated in Massachusetts, Harvey relocated to a patch of land in Colorado after receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst. That’s where he began farming hemp.

Harvey doesn’t do it like the other up-and-coming farmers of his time. He’s devoted to 100% natural and organic farming practices. That means swapping out pesticides for over 20,000 species of anti-pest insects and beneficial microorganisms for insect and disease control.

It also means not “farming out” his services to large-scale commercial farms that simply don’t have the capacity to grow hemp to Harvey’s standards. Instead, Harvey partners with other local small farms in Colorado so he can ensure the highest quality chemical-free CBD hemp.

We got to sample Harvey’s CBD tincture and healing salve. Let’s see how they performed.

Harvey’s CBD Elixir (500mg, 15ml) Review

What makes this brand so cool is its simplicity. It’s the story of a humble engineer-turned-farmer in the serene mountains of Colorado. This very chill vibe is reflected in the elegant minimalistic design shared across Harvey’s products.

The CBD elixir came to me in a small amber bottle, perfect for tossing in my backpack and hitting the road. A glossy white label displays Harvey’s mountain logo, giving this little medicine bottle an old-timey feel.

Why such a tiny bottle for the price of a typical 30ml bottle? It’s no rip-off. This CBD tincture is just highly concentrated. Instead of taking a dropperful, you only need 4 – 8 drops per dose.

Harvey’s accomplishes this by cold processing their hemp. The company grows for terpenes and collects all the secondary cannabinoids that come with them. After cold processing, a technique that loses fewer cannabinoids than other methods of extraction, the full spectrum concentrate is infused with grapeseed oil to improve bioavailability.

The lack of harsh chemicals in the farming and manufacturing of Harvey’s means you get all the good without the bad. However, it also means you can taste all the good, and that’s a pretty strong flavor. Fortunately, the hempy earthy taste is mitigated by the fact that you’ll only be taking 4 – 8 drops. After 30 – 90 seconds, the bitterness is gone.

As for the effects, we found Harvey’s to be among the most effective CBD tinctures for stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Perhaps thanks to the extreme concentration of this tincture, the stress reduction was noticeable almost instantly, like a sudden change of perspective.

We recommend Harvey’s for people who travel and need relief fast, but not for people who can’t stand the taste of hemp.

Harvey’s CBD Healing Salve (500mg, 30ml) Review

Harvey’s full spectrum healing salve arrived in an adorable yet modern one ounce amber jar. With a black plastic lid, Harvey’s white labels on the top and sides are another example of Harvey’s simple yet striking package design.

With a twist of the wrist, we opened the jar to find a yellow waxy looking substance. As soon as we touched the salve, it seemed to magically melt into a thin oil, emitting floral and herbal scents.

Fortunately, Harvey’s never uses dyes or artificial fragrances as these can contain harmful chemicals. Instead, the salve is the natural color of its base ingredients: olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and of course full spectrum hemp flower oil with 500mg of CBD. And it gets its scent and mild tingling sensation from all-natural lavender and peppermint essential oils.

Those aren’t just the highlights of the ingredients list; that’s the whole thing! This moisturizing salve uses CBD and lavender to calm the body and mind. Coconut oil and olive oil help keep skin hydrated and nourished and beeswax locks the ingredients in so they can help you heal.

We use this wonderful salve for inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, rheumatism, muscle tension, sports injuries, and even as a hand lotion for dry, chapped skin.


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonSeptember 16, 2020
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3min00

VCC Brands, leading manufacturer and distributor of a range of cannabis-infused products out of California, launched Subtle Tea in 2010, and with it a line of full-spectrum beverages intended to refresh the senses while balancing the body via the endocannabinoid system. Their CBD-only line is cold brewed with 25mg of broad spectrum CBD per bottle, all natural ingredients, and just a hint of sweetness from plant-based, keto-friendly stevia. Subtle Tea is crafted to appeal to health-conscious consumers with a predilection for creative thirst-quenching.

I recently sampled Subtle Tea’s Jasmine Green Tea with Lychee (CBD only), though it was a hard choice between that and the White Peach Tea with Cardamom and Ginger White Tea with Fuji Apple. I immediately loved the look of the bottle, with its appropriately subtle label graphics and simple design, choosing to drink it over ice on an especially steamy mid-Atlantic summer day.

As for the beverage itself, I’ll start by saying that I am fairly particular when it comes to bottled teas and tend to avoid them, as it is difficult to find one that is not heavily sweetened, and those that are can be too bitter for my taste. Green tea in particular requires precise steeping in order to avoid a level of bitterness that must then be offset by excessive sweeteners, not to mention what happens to all of those fragile antioxidants. Jasmine green tea can be especially hard to do well, as the jasmine overtones are delicate and easily overwhelmed by over-steeping.

The light color of the tea was immediately reassuring, suggesting that the green tea had not been left to brew too long. An initial sip proved this to be the case. The green tea was mild and smooth and the jasmine and lychee played well together for a flavor that was bright and floral without being overly fruity. The hint of sweetness was pleasant and not at all overpowering, and the caffeine/CBD combination put me in a calm but alert state that kept me on task throughout my day without sabotaging a good night’s sleep. If the other flavors in Subtle Tea’s THC and THC/CBD blends yield similar results, craft beverage drinkers looking for a healthy pick-me-up will be well-pleased.


Tee CorleyTee CorleySeptember 15, 2020
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4min00

Company: Jupiter

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Jupiter sets themselves apart from other CBD brands with their commitment to quality and intentionality. In other words, every decision the Jupiter team makes is to better the quality of their hemp and the environment.

Fortunately, these two values go hand-in-hand. Grown on a single family farm in the USA, Jupiter’s hemp is manufactured in small batches using simple organic ingredients. They never use any fillers, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.

In fact, this USDA certified organic product is packaged in BPA-free glass bottles complete with 100% recyclable packaging.

And as far as quality goes, they’ve got that down, too. Not content to process the whole plant like other CBD brands, Jupiter only uses the flowers which contain the highest CBD and terpene content of the plant. Each batch is lab-tested three times and the results are easily accessible.

So, how did we enjoy Jupiter’s CBD oil? Read on for the details.

Jupiter’s Mint Organic CBD Drops (450mg/30ml) Review

Currently, Jupiter only sells this mint CBD oil, so you can be sure they’re putting all their love and effort into each delightful bottle.

Jupiter’s colors are as galactic as its name: calming dark blue and a playful teal representing the refreshing mint taste. Sure enough, this color scheme is reflected across all of Jupiter’s branding, even the inside of the box!

The cool blue label contrasted against the teal sustainable packaging that prominently displayed the amber bottle. What can we say? We believe in dazzling unboxing experiences!

But the effects of this product are far more important. Whether you’re looking for a daytime refresher or a nighttime de-stresser, we believe Jupiter is perfect for everyone and anyone.

We highly recommend this particular strength for first time users. The dosage is just enough to help us relax without putting us to sleep. Furthermore, there is absolutely no trace of hemp flavor in this tincture. The mint flavor is light and natural – not too strong by any means.

The Takeaway

Jupiter puts all their cash and energy into ensuring their one and only product is everything it can and should be: organic, tasty and effective.

Perhaps that’s why there’s no need to niche down further. Jupiter’s CBD drops cover all your bases: from stress and anxiety to a general feeling of well being. If you’re still unsure, you can buy a sample. Also, know that Jupiter offers a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee with free returns.


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonSeptember 14, 2020
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4min00

Rachel Rapinoe, Kendra Freeman, and Brett Schwager’s CBD brand Mendi takes self-care for athletes to the next level with its line of full-spectrum and THC-free CBD products. Mendi recruits from a deep bench of professional athletes to share their personal stories of enhanced recovery and improved performance, using Mendi’s offerings as a key part of their wellness regimens.

Website profiles detailing the product preferences of sports luminaries like Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and Merritt Mathias entice everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes to reap the benefits of Mendi’s formulations. Products are available in either the “Core” or “Base” line categories, with Core formulations containing less than .3% THC and the Base line no THC at all for those subject to stringent drug testing.

After sampling Mendi’s full spectrum gummies and Lemon Balm & Rose Bath Salt, I can confidently say that Mendi is getting a lot of things right on both counts, at least according to my melty, blissed-out muscles. A tough week of home renovations put these products to the test, and they passed with flying colors.

With most other gummies, I typically need at least two (one, and then a follow-up dose an hour or so later) to unwind and unclench from the day’s exertions, but with Mendi’s gummies, one did the trick. I was experiencing naggingly achy shoulders and lower back pain from painting, and the next day I woke up pain-free. Flavored with concentrated fruit juices, I didn’t feel like a kid sneaking handfuls of Lucky Charms before bed, and the sugar content didn’t send me into the stratosphere.

I saved the bath salts for when the last coat of paint had dried, the final trim nailed into place, and the last drifts of drywall dust swept away. Lemon balm and rose geranium (not rose, as the front of the pouch, suggests- the two are different plants) share a therapeutic mission of calming the nervous system and providing pain relief. The scent of this bath salt is pure heaven, and in combination with the Epsom salt I added (as recommended) and the formulation’s own salt blend would have been enough to turn my knots to mush. But the addition of full-spectrum CBD seemed to prolong the effects of the soak well into the following day. While I’m far from a professional athlete, I am an active person who demands a lot from her body, and I found Mendi’s gummies and bath salts to be a perfect way to give back and restore myself for the next hurdle on the home front.

 


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonSeptember 9, 2020
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4min00

California-based TruFlora Herbal Spliffs sources hand-harvested ingredients from small farms dedicated to “sustainable, mindful horticulture” in order to realize TruFlora’s founding vision of  sparking “a plant-human cosmic connection.” This pitch is reinforced by their gold-embossed black packaging adorned by colorful plant renderings, which bear filtered roll-ups in corked plastic tubes. TruFlora cannabis is also “sun grown and dry framed”, which means that the plants are raised outside of grow houses using no excess water, in addition to being harvested according to the phases of the moon.

 Co-founders Erica Kay and Carlos De La Torre, who also own Los Angeles dispensary Cornerstone Wellness and bring over 20 years of experience to their latest venture, work to bring people and plants together through botanically-inspired cannabis products. Kay and De La Torre expand their efforts into the realms of empowered education, community outreach, and policy change in order to further their mission to build a “conscious cannabis business”.

I sampled TruFlora’s “Feel Good” and “Wings” pre-rolls, and found if not what I would call a “cosmic connection”, then at least some distinctly pleasurable effects. The “Feel Good” blend contains 60mg of THC and 113.68mg of CBD in addition to Wanderlust Cannabis (85%) and “Vizion Herbal Blend” (15%), which includes organic Gingko Biloba, Gotu Kola, Damiana, Mate, Calamus, Lobelia, and Skullcap. These are some of my favorite herbs to work with and Lobelia is notable for being beneficial for the lungs, though it never would have occurred to me to smoke Mate. The packaging promises a “euphoric and vibrant” experience, which I didn’t quite achieve, but I did experience a clear-headed calm that was most welcome and seemed to contribute to more restful sleep that evening. 

“Wings”, billed as a “creative and engaging” smoking experience, contains 176.4mg of THC, 1mg of CBD from Wanderlust cannabis, and a “KinNikNik Herbal Blend”(15%), which is made up of Uva Ursi, Passionflower, Motherwort, Damiana, Red Raspberry Leaf, and Lobelia. I enjoyed the taste of this one  and the presence of Motherwort, which is a supreme herb for anxiety. Passionflower has a deep tranquilizing effect on me, which did not lend itself to feeling “creative and engaging”, though the blend did seem to boost me over the kind of negative self-talk that can sometimes hinder my creativity.

 Overall, I rate TruFlora’s herbal spliffs high for taste, quality, and experience, but no herb is one-size-fits all and will affect every individual differently. Not everyone who smokes TruFlora’s pre-rolls will find themselves in a “cosmic connection” with the plant world, but they will have a thoroughly enjoyable smoke balanced by some of nature’s most effective botanical allies. 


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 30, 2020
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5min00

Company: Harbor Hemp Company

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What Makes This Brand Unique: If you haven’t yet heard of Harbor Hemp Company, it’s high time you got in on this family-run health and wellness CBD brand.

Based in Connecticut, Harbor Hemp is among the most health and eco-conscious CBD purveyors in the country. Using only industrial hemp grown in the US, Harbor Hemp CBD is lab tested twice and manufactured at a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified facility in Connecticut.

If you’ve read our previous reviews of Harbor Hemp, you’re familiar with the sheer variety of products this company offers. From sports creams to lab-tested tinctures, it’s no surprise they’re among the brands pioneering CBD-infused beverages.

Calm Seas CBD-Infused Seltzer Review

We had the opportunity to sample Harbor Hemp Company’s Calm Seas CBD-infused seltzer, and we were not disappointed.

This beverage came to us discreetly packaged in a perfectly-sized brown box. Sure enough, the cans themselves were professionally styled to match the running theme across all Harbor Hemp products: a red, white, and blue label depicting a stylized scenic coastline and the watchful eye of a lighthouse.

It’s no wonder that they named this seltzer Calm Seas. In line with their overall New England-style branding, this beverage is designed inside and out to elicit a total sense of mind-body harmony.

True to their mission to offer the highest quality CBD in healthful consumable forms, Harbor Hemp includes only 4 ingredients in their seltzer: water, 26mg CBD extract, natural black cherry flavor, and citric acid.

We considered this product to be a positive alternative to alcohol. After all, the 16-ounce cans and red, white, and blue color scheme do remind one of a PBR tallboy.

However, it’s so much better than that. Instead of cracking open a beer at the end of a long day, we opted for Calm Seas. The desired end result is achieved: a totally relaxing summer evening enjoying a beverage on the front porch.

The side effects of alcohol are skillfully avoided. With 0% THC, you’ll experience no intoxication or hangover. Instead, you’ll get the hydration you slacked on throughout the day.

And no offense to the diehard fans, but we are happy to announce that Calms Seas tastes worlds better than a beer.

The black cherry flavor is light with a slightly citric tang. Citric acid is a natural preservative and may aid your body in the absorption of water. There is absolutely no hemp scent or flavor to this beverage.

Overall, this beverage is an amazing alternative to an alcoholic nightcap. It’s also great to sip on throughout the day. Whenever you need to de-stress, Calm Seas will bathe you in a feeling of wellness.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 28, 2020
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6min00

Company: Bluebird Botanicals

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Looking for reliable high-quality CBD while promoting a healthier future for the planet, too? Bluebird Botanicals partners with their clients to pass proceeds onto charities, safer agricultural practices, and members of its own financial assistance program.

This brand’s passion for healing starts with getting helpful hemp products into the hands of those who need them. From there, lives and relationships improve synergistically. Their ultimate mission is to help build a future “where our relationships with ourselves, each other, and all of Mother Earth are held in reverence.”

That’s why Bluebird only uses hemp grown by US farms practicing regenerative agriculture and following strict environmental guidelines. In fact, Bluebird Botanicals is a certified B-Corp. They’re also Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free certified, Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified, Low-Carbon Footprint certified, Glyphosate Residue Free certified and US Hemp Authority certified. That’s a pretty impressive resume!

If Bluebird Botanicals’ values align with yours, you’ll be especially pleased to read about their latest CBD tincture: Immunity.

Immunity Vitamin D3 + Hemp Extract Tincture Review

While Bluebird Botanicals already has a beefy line of hemp oil extracts, their recent release of Immunity, a CBD hemp oil extract with vitamin D3, seems especially timely.

How can you tell if your immune system needs a boost? Penn Medicine lists 6 signs your immune system could use some support:

  1. Your stress level is high
  2. You often have a cold
  3. You frequently have an upset stomach
  4. Your wounds and bruises are slow to heal
  5. You tend to get infections
  6. You feel tired all the time

If some or all of these symptoms apply to you, consider taking Immunity as a dietary supplement.

Unlike most CBD tinctures, one dose of Immunity is 0.5ml, or half a dropperful. Bluebird Botanicals recommends taking no more than 1ml per day.

One dose of Immunity contains 2,500IU of vitamin D3 and 4.2mg CBD extract. Suspended in MCT oil (a derivative of coconut oil) and hemp extract, this tincture is dark amber in color with a robust hempy fragrance. That earthy flavor is strong but not bitter.

Vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin used by your body to support your immune system, fight the flu, and ensure healthy bones and teeth.

Unfortunately, approximately 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient to some degree. The effects of vitamin D deficiency are lethargy, fatigue, depression and more frequent illness.

The added CBD helps boost your immune system by relieving tension and stress. In Penn Medicine’s list above, you’ll notice that reducing stress is the first factor that could strengthen your immune system.

That makes Immunity a one-two punch to viruses and other symptoms of a weak immune system and vitamin D deficiency.

Immunity comes in an amber glass bottle with a marked dropper for easy measurement. Not sure it’s the real stuff? True to their values, Bluebird Botanicals keeps their lab tests transparent. Simply scan the QR code on the purple and orange label to read that specific batch’s lab results.

This supplement is intended to be taken like a daily vitamin. Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins you can have too much of. Always consult with your doctor before taking a new supplement.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 22, 2020
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7min00

Company: Lifted Made

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Lifted Made is a premium hemp brand with humble beginnings. CEO Nicholas Warrender started with big dreams in a little room crafting easy-to-consume CBD products in 2015.

Today, Lifted Made is a subsidiary of Acquired Sales Co., a massive publicly traded company collecting and investing in the best brands in the hemp industry.

Warrender credits his tremendous progress over the past 5 years to the creative innovators with whom he works. Together, the team at Lifted Made strives to provide consumers with wellness boosting cannabinoid products at a reasonable price point.

In a press release Warrender stated, “Everyone wants to be healthy and stay healthy, especially in today’s environment.” It was this idea on which Lifted Made is founded.

URB Delta-8 THC Tincture Nano Drops

Lifted Made’s latest addition to their incredible variety of hemp products, URB delta-8 drops offer a fresh take on a cannabinoid you’ve been unknowingly consuming.

What is delta-8 THC? Think of it as the love child of CBD and delta-9 THC (the cannabinoid that gets you “high”).

Delta-8 is found in small quantities in hemp plants. It’s actually a derivative of CBD. The main difference between delta-8 and “regular” THC is that delta-8 acts and feels more akin to CBD, relaxing your mind and body without the high that comes with delta-9.

So, why not just take CBD? CBD works with your endocannabinoid system by binding to your brain’s C2 receptors. THC binds to your C1 receptors. Delta-8 THC appears to bind to both.

The result is the best of both worlds: a total mind-body calming experience that you can feel (but not too much).

Let’s Mango Delta-8 Nano Drops Review

Now that we’ve got your interest peaked, we’ll let you in on our experience with this newfangled but increasingly popular delta-8 THC.

Upon opening the box, we were surprised to see a hot pink opaque liquid contained inside a sea-glass matte bottle. We’re used to the traditional amber glass with a dark dropper, but Lifted Made’s design alone brings out the lighter side of life.

With a large, white dropper and lime green labeling, this product screams, “Summer Vibes!”

And rightfully so. These drops come in Go Grape, Orange Dream and Let’s Mango. The color and texture of a melted mango smoothie, Let’s Mango’s taste is as bursting with vibrance as it looks.

In fact, the flavor is so strong, we recommend adding a dropperful to juice, smoothies, seltzers, energy drinks, pre-workout mixes or whatever beverage (or even cereal) could use a fruity boost.

While most CBD tinctures need to absorb under your tongue, Lifted Made’s nano technology ensures increased bioavailability during digestion.

The beauty is that the choice is yours. The smell, taste and look of the packaging are discreet enough to pass as a liquid vitamin supplement. There is no detectable hemp flavor or scent.

You may be wondering why we suggest taking delta-8 nano drops in energy drinks and pre-workout sports drinks. The answer is in the effect.

We found that delta-8 THC reduced anxiety like a cascade of warmth washing over our bodies. Because delta-8 doesn’t make you feel “high,” it’s the perfect on-the-go stress reliever.

Energy drinks and delta-9 THC often come with uncomfortable side effects like a racing heart, the inability to take a deep breath and general tension and anxiety.

From our experience, delta-8 THC nano drops not only eliminated those symptoms, they also added an overall sense of well-being. A bike ride or scenic run felt like a new experience: one filled with a sense of gratitude for the moment, the ability to use our bodies without pain, and a heightened awareness of the open air streaming past our faces.

Suffering from insomnia? The most prominent effects of delta-8 THC we noticed was the release from bodily tension. In fact, beware of getting “velcro-butt” (getting stuck to your couch) from too much relaxation. A nightly dose of these drops will have you melting into your bed.

URB Delta-8 THC drops contain 11mg of delta-8 THC, 3mg of delta-9 THC, and 0.5mg of CBN per 1ml dropperful. Fortunately for those of you in states where THC is prohibited, the amount of delta-9 THC is below the legal limit. Instead of getting you high, it complements the effects of delta-8 THC and additional cannabinoids.

Overall, we certainly recommend exploring the brave new world of delta-8 THC, and the quality of these drops make Lifted Made’s nano drops a great place to start.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 9, 2020
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7min00

Company: Radio

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Radio is an up-and-coming wellness-centered lifestyle brand. For Radio, CBD is but one element of a well-rounded supplement of organic herbs and extracts. Their ultimate goal is to make CBD and other natural ingredients more accessible and consumable (read: tastier!) for all.

The packaging design stands out first and foremost: elegant yet electric. Across all Radio’s products, the cardboard box housing the goodness inside looks like a box that would hold an old amplifier vacuum tube or DIY electronics component. It’s even sealed with copper-colored tape emulating the circuit board of an old school radio.

We can only speculate as to their intention, but based on their desire to incorporate nature into your system, it feels clear: the design lets consumers know that their powerful products seamlessly sync up with your body’s natural processes.

Radio products are manufactured in sunny Southern California. Radio has a clear focus on high quality, organic ingredients with 0% THC (see their lab results for each lot here); tastier, more digestible wellness products; and accessibility via payment plans and discreet shipping and packaging.

We sampled two products designed to support your body’s energy production and your brain’s concentration. Let’s jump in and see how these products performed.

Lazer Focus CBD Tincture: Full Spectrum CBD Oil (500mg) Review

In an effort to find a non-narcotic focus enhancer, we decided to give Radio’s Lazer Focus CBD tincture a try. Lazer Focus is a CBD tincture with 0.0% THC. In other words, it won’t give you that distracted, lethargic feeling of a marijuana high.

Instead, you’ll find this tincture is chock full of organic herbal extracts believed to improve concentration and boost energy. Mood-elevating citrus, black pepper, hops, pine, and jasmine perk you up before work. Lab-tested hemp oil extract balances this energizing concoction with calming terpenes, CBD, and flavonoids.

The result? Lazer Focus, of course! Just 1-2ml doses of Lazer Focus helped our team de-stress and tune in. Matched with the invigorating flavor of orange and hibiscus, this tincture is sure to turn your lights on.

In fact, this product helped us realize many of our internal distractions come from stress. How can we do our best work with the weight of the world on our minds? To make matters worse, stimulants like controlled ADHD medications and caffeine often worsen our stress. Lazer Focus eases us into a productive flow without any anxiety or crash.

After an extensive trial and evaluation of Radio’s Lazer Focus, we’d certainly recommend it for efficacy, innovation, and taste.

Foresight Capsules Review

Foresight capsules is a supplement packed with vitamins that boost energy and encourage focus. A vibrant blend of organic herbs and nootropics, these cognitive enhancing capsules are designed to gently promote mental focus and concentration.

Radio recommends taking two capsules per day, and we are inclined to agree. This dose packs 4,000% Daily Value of vitamin B12, the vitamin responsible for energy production at the cellular level. You’ll also benefit from 500% DV of vitamin D3, which many American adults are deficient in.

But the secret sauce is in the nootropics – a term referring to supplements that enhance mental function. Herbal nootropics in this blend include bacopa, alpinia galanga, ashwagandha, alpha-GPC, L-theanine, and black pepper extract. All of these natural herbs and vitamins are supposed to have mood lifting and cognitive enhancing effects.

Foresight capsules are ideal for those of us looking to perform our best at work, home, and play. Subtle yet meaningful, these capsules are a fantastic alternative to addicted stimulants without the painful side effects.


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonJune 29, 2020
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Prior to giving Wana Brands’ Wana Wellness Quick line a test drive, I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Hennessy, Wana Brands Director of Innovation, and Dr. Christopher Shade, CEO of Quicksilver Scientific on their collaboration to bring this cost-effective, maximally potent, and botanically-enhanced CBD tincture to market. Wana Brands’ Quick line of CBD tinctures uses advanced nanoemulsion technology that dramatically enhances absorption and bioavailability, and botanical extracts selected to act as “assistants” to specific cannabinoids in an entourage effect, to offer what Hennessy and Shade believe put their CBD tinctures at the front of the pack.

Using botanical extracts to enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD and other cannabinoids is not an innovation exclusive to Wana Brands or Quicksilver, but Dr. Shade is eager to point out that Quicksilver Scientific is the market leader in developing enhanced nanoemulsified products whose efficacy is backed by data and in-house measuring devices that few if any other companies possess.  “Some companies use “nano” as a buzzword but are not getting the particles small enough,” Mike Hennessy confirms. “One hundred nanometers is the established definition, but almost no one has the ability to measure that apart from us.”

Advanced Nanoemulsion

According to Dr. Shade, Quicksilver’s mastery of advanced nanoemulsion effectively accomplishes what so many other products merely pay lip service to, in the form of a tincture whose therapeutic effect can be felt within mere minutes of ingestion with at least six times the bioavailability of other CBD formulas. “And by including botanical extracts with similar effects to the strains used,” he adds, “you increase the number of receptor sites in the body that can receive the effect.”

To better grasp the significance of “nanoemulsions” and “receptor sites”, I tried out the Wana Wellness “Relax” formula, which in addition to delivering 13mg of hemp and 10mg of CBD per bottle comes enhanced with 5-HTP, GABA, L-Theanine, skullcap, and rose essential oil for what Dr. Shade characterizes as a “purifying and calming effect.” 

The formula comes in a pump bottle, with each dose requiring four pumps. I found the delivery method a bit messy until I worked out that I needed to put the nozzle nearly in my mouth and depress the pump quickly and firmly. The taste was sweet verging on cloying, with a slight bitter aftertaste common to CBD tinctures. Though I’ve sampled dozens of formulations, this was my first experience with “advanced nanoemulsion technology”, and the difference was noticeable. I felt a pleasant lassitude within five minutes, with attendant muscle relaxation and a quieting of mental chatter. As I continued to use the product, the effects persisted, so much so that I began keeping it by my bed rather than on my kitchen counter, so quickly did the relaxation kick in.  

Quicksilver Scientifics and Wana Brands intend to continue developing out the union between cannabinoids and their botanical counterparts, which will include developing THC products for dispensaries. As far as this satisfied customer is concerned, that is welcome news indeed.



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