Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The CBDfx Turmeric and Spirulina Hemp Gummies smell heavenly as soon as you open the bottle. They have a sweet aroma that is almost reminiscent of vanilla, though we can’t figure out why. You can definitely smell the prominent, fruity sweetness as soon as you open the bottle, but the smell isn’t overwhelming and would probably be fine for anyone with a sensitive palate.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The taste is not quite what you’d expect from the sweet, fruity smell, but they definitely don’t taste bad. The initial flavor is sweet, with tangy undertones. As you chew, the herbal flavor of the spirulina, turmeric, and CBD is released. The combined sweet and herbal tones make for a bold flavor, with a sort of pungent kick (the turmeric had to come into play somewhere). They do leave a hempy aftertaste in your mouth, but it is particularly pleasant if you like the flavor of hemp products.
Just like regular CBDfx Hemp Gummy Bears, these gummies are quite thick and chewy, like a great gummy snack should be. The wholesome flavor mixed with the dense, lip-smacking consistency makes these gummies taste like grown-up fruit leather.
The gummies, which are coated in a sugary powder, don’t stick together and are easy to dose. They wash down quickly and don’t leave any weird textures behind.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
As expected, the onset was slow, about 1.5 hours after consumption. We took three gummies (15 mg) first thing in the morning and noticed a myriad of effects that made it easier to get going and stay focused throughout the day. Thinking that the spirulina and turmeric formulation could be put to better use, we swapped out our usual pre-workout dose for three of these gummies, and the results were impressive. Even after hitting the gym pretty hard (leg day!), there wasn’t much fatigue or soreness, even 5-6 hours after the workout.
Typically, after a workout of the same intensity, an oral tincture dose is needed 4-5 hours after the workout to avoid soreness and inflammation through the night, but these gummies eliminated the need for that extra dose. When the leg pain started up the next morning, these gummies provided the same level of relief, which lasted through the better part of the morning. Though the gummies could potentially be useful for a variety of things, we can definitely attest to their anti-inflammatory effects.
Best used for
Both spirulina and turmeric are recognized for their powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Additionally, evidence shows that CBD can help reduce both inflammation and pain. Although CBD has been linked to several different health benefits (like managing symptoms of anxiety and depression), this triple threat formulation seems to target inflammation and may be useful for managing inflammation due to injury, muscle soreness, or even chronic conditions. Studies have shown that cannabinoids may benefit those who suffer from inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis.
Further, all three compounds, (spirulina, turmeric, and cannabidiol) host a range of antioxidant benefits. Cannabidiol has been identified as a neuroprotective agent, while turmeric and spirulina have been said to help cleanse the blood and rid the body of harmful free radicals.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
These little gummies do fine on their own, but they do take a while to kick in. Combining them with another product, like a tincture, may help you get quick and extended relief. CBDfx also has several tinctures available that would pair well with these delicious gummy treats, like the CBDfx Lychee Lemon Kiwi CBD Tincture Oil.
Additionally, if you choose these CBDfx Turmeric and Spirulina Hemp Gummies for managing muscle soreness or joint pain, a CBD topical may help provide quick relief. CBDfx has a 100 mg Hemp Cream designed for targeting pain.
This bottle contains 60 gummies that have 5 milligrams of cannabidiol each. It costs about $60, which rounds out to $1 per gummy, or $2 for a 10-milligram dose. That is a bit higher than some alternative options (like Canna Comforts Full Spectrum Gummies, which cost $1.50 for a 10-milligram dose), but considering the inclusion of powerful herbs like spirulina and turmeric, these gummies are fairly priced.
There are several other CBD brands that have a gummy product, but this formulation that utilizes the power of turmeric and spirulina is unique. The main reason for opting for another product would be to avoid the turmeric or spirulina additive. When looking for a product that carries this amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power, though, alternatives are slim to none.
We found no reason to opt for an alternative, as CBDfx meets all of our strict standards in the formulation and sale of their CBD products. You can access all of the available lab tests for CBDfx products on their website to see how they stand up to the competition. In fact, CBDfx even offers a lab report regarding the antioxidant power of these gummies. If for some reason you need to opt for another brand or are looking for a different type of gummy treat, Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies offers an option that is third-party tested for potency and safety as well.
CBDfx Hemp Gummy Bears 300 60ct
- Full Spectrum
- Gluten Free
- Non GMO
- Vegan Product
Contains no corn syrup, animal gelatin, or artificial sweeteners
Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Sugar, Water, Pectin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Juice (for color), Turmeric, Spirulina, CBD Rich Hemp Oil
Serving size: 2 gummies
20 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 10 mg of CBD per serving
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Sealed for your protection. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your doctor before use.