Let’s start off with the basics first. The Cannabinoid Creations products do not effect you like a cannabis-based edible; these are infused with hemp CBD extract which has zero THC and is legal in all 50 states right now.
So if you are looking to mellow out, reduce inflammation, calm your anxiety and sleep better, this is the cannabinoid for you, and it’s easy to get. There are a multitude of companies that are making products from hemp CBD, some are great, and others are not so great, it all comes down to the quality of the plant and how clean their extraction process is.
The good news here is that all the Cannabinoid Creations products are made with pharmaceutical grade hemp, so you know it’s sourced well and free of crap.
Without getting too nerdy the difference that we are addressing here is that the hemp plant does not contain THC or any psychoactive cannabinoids like the cannabis plant. Some experts and aficionados will argue that the CBD from hemp is not as effective as the CBD derived from the cannabis plant and that the CBD and THC cannabinoids are better when they are working in concert (aka the entourage effect), which I’m not really going to get into here.
I’ve personally had good luck with both types of products, and the Cannabinoid Creations offerings are some of the better products I’ve tried in both taste and effect.
So let’s take a closer look at this rather extensive product line shall we.
CBD Soda - This was the first product that I ever experienced from the brand and was the big reason that I followed up with them so diligently. The flavors are what you would expect from a high-end boutique soda brand, and they taste just as good as they sound. Currently, there are three flavors available which are High Tide HoneyDew Melon, Cartoon Cereal Crunch, and Grape Limeade, which all taste almost exactly as they are described. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I’m going to stick with Cartoon Cereal Crunch which is a legal way for them to say Capn’ Crunch because that’s what it is, the ole' capn’ flipped into 7 ounces of sparkling liquid. The bottles are small, and I’m not clear of the exact dose of CBD, but I never really felt any effects after consuming. This product is more of a gourmet soda treat than a CBD heavy product, and I’m fine with that because it’s so delicious. I
Hard Candy - I’m not a big hard candy fan but again the gourmet flavors and taste won me over here, and the dose of CBD is quite a bit more impactful, two hard candies managed to mellow me out after a hard day of snowboarding. I also took a couple after a little too much coffee, and they helped even me out and took the edge off. They come in Blue Raspberry, Caramel Apple Pie, Cartoon Cereal Crunch and Pomegranate Lemonade. My favorite flavor is the Caramel Apple Pie this time around as the CBD hemp extract was masked the most proficiently with this flavor. The one thing you will notice is that there is a slight aftertaste with the hard candy that is not great but it’s so delicate that you barely notice unless you are actually searching it out. More importantly, these do the job in regards to the overall effect, and I highly recommend them.
Tinctures - I’m a big fan of tinctures as they just get straight to the point and are a quick way to ingest the CBD. The flavors are great, and I prefer these varieties as you can still taste it for a couple of minutes after ingested. You pump the dropper up and shoot it under your tongue, and you are ready to go, you can play with doses to see how much you need for the desired effects, I was fine with two dropper hits. My flavor of choice is the Cinnamon, but they also come in Unflavored, Carmel Apple Pie, Cartoon Cereal Crunch, Chocolate Mint and in a pet variety to keep your furry friends more laid back.
Syrup - I’m also a big fan of the syrups, I only tested the AM formulation, but they also come in PM to help you get to sleep. I put the cherry flavor in my post workout smoothie after I got back from the gym and it really delivered on the mellow feeling. I’m usually a little worked up after a workout, and the CBD helped even things out and allowed me to go right back to work in a very calm and productive manner. The syrup also comes in a grape flavor which I’ve yet to try, but I'm sure it's solid. If you are looking for a great tasting fix that will help you with stressful mornings, then I would highly recommend the AM syrup.
Chocolate - The chocolates are one of the flagship products for Cannabinoid Creations, and they have a High Times Cannabis Cup award to vouch for it. Again these chocolates deliver on the CBD mellow and taste fantastic without much of an aftertaste at all. With three flavors to choose from Dark Chocolate Boysenberry Crunch, Dark Chocolate Mint and Milk Chocolate these are a great option for the chocolate lover. My favorite was the Milk Chocolate as I typically head for the smoother and sweeter chocolate varieties.
Lotion - The unscented lotion is nice, but I’m not sure I felt any significant relief on my sore muscles, but as a moisturizing lotion it worked well and didn’t have all the colors or scents of a lot of over the counter brands. For serious pain, I use the cannabis salves that you have to get at dispensaries as they work much better for inflammation and after workout pain.
If you are looking for great tasting hemp-based CBD products that work quite well on delivering a nice mellow vibe, then I would highly consider giving some of the Cannabinoid Creations products a try. The candy and chocolate provide the mellowest effects while the tinctures and syrups are a little more intense with the relaxed vibes and might cause some people to get sleepy pretty quickly. The sodas are also fantastic but more of a gourmet treat than a high impact CBD experience.
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