Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The oil itself tastes sort of like a light olive oil with a hint of cannabis taste — one of the presses that’s meant to have a less assertive taste than the preferred extra-virgin, but with a hint of that terpene flavor distinct to cannabis. Since it’s very mild, it doesn’t leave any weird aftertaste or make your burps taste funny after consuming.
We prefer to take this product straight, but it could also be used to add to food or beverages (savory dishes are probably best as the hemp flavor is a bit more pronounced, but you could make it work with sweets as well) for an extra boost of CBD without noticeably affecting the flavor of the dish.
The oil is loose and free-flowing in the bottle, with a warm, greenish-golden cast to it. It is clear and easy to draw up in the included dropper for dosing. That said, like many dropper dispensers, this one sometimes takes an extra squeeze or two to fully empty, so be aware of that when taking your dose.
In the mouth, the product isn’t overly thick or viscous and doesn’t leave an unpleasant residue behind on the mucosa after swallowing. It makes for easy, straightforward dosing for even extra-sensitive palates, and also blends well with other ingredients in foods and beverages for people who prefer to dose using that method.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We felt the effects of this product within about 30-45 minutes after taking it. That said, as with any ingestible product, your particular mileage may vary here within a margin of 15-30 minutes or so. The relief we felt was long-lasting, between 8 and 10 hours on average (pretty typical for an oral dose of CBD), and allowed us to get through our day (or night!) without symptoms.
We received relief from moderate pain and inflammation, with a boost in mood and a reduction in the severity of anxiety symptoms. The effects were notable, even in our testers who routinely consume higher doses of CBD to manage symptoms. That said, some of us found ourselves needing more of the product for complete symptom relief.
At this dose (24 mg per mL of product), we felt a good level of symptom relief — it was helpful to our testers with mild to moderate symptoms, and all of our testers noted a difference in their symptoms after dosing. However, some of us were left needing a little more to alleviate our symptoms effectively. This isn’t meant as a dig against the product; it’s intended to be a lower-dosage oil and it’s perfect for some consumers. That said, it may not be effective for everyone, so don’t worry if it doesn’t work out for you immediately. CBD dosing is not an exact science, and it may take some trial and error to find what works for you and your body.
Best used for
As a full-spectrum ingestible product, this CBD oil could provide effective relief from a variety of mild to moderate symptoms, depending on your body and condition(s). We like it for pain and inflammation in particular, but it also works well to take the edge off of anxiety and help induce a general feeling of wellbeing and calm.
Because it’s mostly absorbed through the digestive tract, the effects of the oil will last longer than if that same dose of oil were vaporized. While it takes a little more time to kick in, an oil like this one can help provide relief throughout the day or all through a peaceful night of sleep.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
Because this oil can take an hour or more to take effect, we like pairing it with a vaporizer or bowl of organic hemp flower to impart fast-acting CBD relief while the oil is absorbed into your system. For moments when you need immediate relief from severe symptoms, a CBD vape or a hemp joint can be immensely helpful.
The product contains 25 mL of oil and 600 mg of CBD, which works out to 24 mg per dose. At $99.99 per bottle, this works out to about $0.17 per milligram — not terrible, but not exactly a bargain, either. That said, the price per milligram goes down a little bit at the highest dosage strength, and you can also receive a 15% discount when you order the product as a subscription.
In terms of organic, responsibly cultivated, batch-tested CBD oils, the products from Cannabare hold up well against the competition. The organically cultivated hemp is subjected to an environmentally-friendly CO2 extraction process, then formulated into CBD oils that are batch-tested for quality, purity, and potency. Cannabare meets our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality of ingredients, the potency of extract, and purity of the product.
Full Spectrum 100% Organic Hemp Extract Phytocannabinoid-Rich Concentrate
CBD 600 mg THC <0.3%
Serving Size: 1 dropper
Servings per bottle: Approx. 25
Amount Per Serving
Domestic Hemp Extract: 24 mg
Not a significant source of fat, calories, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, & iron.