Welcome, CBD Curious. You’re in the right place at the right time with Eddy’s reports. She explores products ranging from 3mg-10mg CBD and little to no THC. What does this mean for you? No THC = No psychoactive effect = No fear of losing control.
Satori CBD-Salted caramel almonds in dark chocolate, 6mg each
Mmmmm hands down favorite edibles evah. Each almond delivers a reliable dose and predictable effect. My anxiety dissipates and I enjoy a light sense of calm. It’s hard to explain exactly, but I just feel better, physically and mentally.
I’ve read this is because CBD soothes your parasympathetic nervous system.
I’m beginning to understand what a ‘body high’ is all about. One danger: these almonds are so delicious I have to remind myself they’re infused before I consume too many calories. Also, more than three can have a sleepy effect, but once again more on the body level vs. the mind.
Parklife CBD Mango & Tumeric sublingual strips, 10mg each
I love these slips, especially the way they dissolve quickly leaving a fresh green taste (like a garden!) under your tongue. I tried the 10mg which was OK but not as impactful as the 6mg Satori almonds. Interesting, because typically sublingual takes effect more quickly and is stronger than edibles.
I’m learning that dosing is very situational for me. I prefer higher ratios like 18 CBD: 1 THC during the day. In the evening I go lower, 5 CBD: 1 THC or even 1 CBD:1 THC. Even at these lower ratios, the THC is a manageable microdose so that it doesn’t make me feel “high” or checked out of a conversation with others.
Dompen CBD disposable vape pen, 4:1 CBD:THC
I was surprised by how pleasant I find vaping. I appreciate the quick acting effect compared to edibles. And the range of available flavors and products. This Dom pen is a favorite both in terms of smooth, honey like flavor and the svelte yet solid way it fits in my hand. The compact size makes it discreet and eminently portable. I would like there to be a recycling option however, like some brands offer. The 4:1 CBD:THC ratio is lovely and uplifting for a sweet evening body buzz. I find two draws do the trick.
Dosist Calm VAPE PEN, 1:10 CBD:THC
Dosist is the Newbie’s Go To because the company has patented technology that vibrates once the user draws a 2.5mg dose. Soooo effective! You’ll notice that the length of your draw might differ as you deplete the cartridge, but it will still vibrate once it has delivered the 2.5mg dose. The taste is smooth and the effect pleasant. However after getting used to both the process and effect, I found that I preferred the higher doses and range of flavors delivered by my other vape pens. Like I said, Dosist is good for Newbies. After you get used to it, you’ll be confident about levelling up. I find that 2-3 draws, or 5-7.5 mg works well with Calm, the CBD dominant version of this pen.
Select CBD Vape PEN IN spearmint, 1:1 THC:CBD
This is a yummy vape pen. First of all, who can resist the chipper blue color? Uplifting from the get go. Then there’s the subtle, minty flavor, kind of like a low key breath freshener. Finally two draws delivers a consistent, calming effect. I highly recommend this pen. Hmmm was that pun intended?
+CBD Oil Capsules - 10 and 20 mg, Hemp-based CBD
I have tried both the 10mg capsules and the 20mg - all hemp-based CBD. The first time I tried the higher dosage I had sprained my ankle and was looking for something to help me relax after the initial shock of it. I took one of the 20mg pills and within 15 minutes the throbbing pain disappeared completely. I hadn’t known what to expect and was completely blown away by the results.
The high dose made me feel a bit tired and giddy, perfect for evening and lounging in front of the TV but not great for productivity. I tried the lower dose during the day to see what the effect might be and again it made me a bit sleepy, although not quite as loopy as the higher dose. I would recommend this product mostly for evening use, maybe instead of or with a glass of wine. I would also recommend it as a pain reducer because it worked so well for me, but obviously consult a doctor if you have something serious.
I gave the pills zero stars for taste because that’s not really the point!
Bionnico Hemp Gummies - 25mg Oil Extract
I love these gummies. They taste delicious and are light enough to take during the day without feeling like you need a break from regularly scheduled activities.
In addition to 25mg of CBD hemp oil in each one, they have various multi-vitamins so you can feel good about taking them.
I would describe the high as a gentle grounding into your body. It tends towards the sleepy side, so if you are already super tired it might make you want to take a nap. I took these for about a week in the afternoon or evening and found that they helped curb some of the afternoon burnout.
Overall, highly recommend!