Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The smell of CBDfx Lychee Lemon Kiwi Tincture Oil 500 Series is fruity and delectable as soon as you unscrew the cap. The smell is sweeter and much stronger than other tinctures we’ve tried by the brand. Although it is a hard scent to describe, it lies somewhere between the aroma of fresh squeezed lemonade and the sour gummy straws you could buy from the vending machine in middle school. The smell is definitely not mild, though the taste is a little different.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
Just like when we tried CBDfx’s Blueberry Pineapple Lemon Tincture, this has an unexplainable, but delightful similarity to Hubba Bubba bubblegum. The Lychee Lemon Kiwi, however, has even fruitier, tropical undertones, and a fresh aftertaste that is almost like a mild, fruit-flavored breath mint. The citrus tones are most apparent, though the flavor is still super mild overall, and no hempy tones seem to break through while dosing.
This tincture would be suitable for anyone who loves tropical fruits or anyone looking for a CBD tincture that fully eliminates the hempy flavor of most full spectrum hemp oils.
This oil is super thin and light, making it easy to measure and dose accordingly. The oil, which is perfectly clear, feels smooth and light in the mouth, leaving behind no oily, thick, or sticky residue after you swallow.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
Like the other CBDfx tinctures we tested, this product took effect almost instantly, within 10 minutes of our 16.5-milligram sublingual dose. We received this product just before a long day trip to the zoo, where the tincture seemed to keep anxiety at bay through the entire trip.
The real test happened the next day, however, when two testers had aches all over from the previous day’s excursions. Soreness in our feet, legs, and back began to immediately subside after a morning dose. One single 10 a.m. dose pushed us through an entire day pain-free, and the effects didn’t seem to fade away (or the aching in our feet return) for almost 6 hours. Another dose immediately dulled any soreness and helped both testers push through a pretty intense leg-day workout that afternoon.
Alternatively, a few days later we grabbed this tincture when we were experiencing a bit of sleeplessness and took a double dose (larger amounts reportedly have more of a sedative effect). Within an hour, we were fast asleep and woke up the next day feeling refreshed and rested. A quick, (single) morning dose helped us seamlessly slide through the next day without pain, and with increased focus and concentration, despite the hour and a half of lost sleep the night before. Overall, the effects of this tincture are prominent, and it would be a useful supplement wherever CBD is beneficial.
Best used for
This tincture, like many others, is one of the quickest dosing mechanisms when considering all the different types of cannabidiol products. Because of its fast acting, quality effects, it could be useful for a number of different conditions and symptoms, including some related to chronic illness. According to research, cannabidiol has anxiolytic effects that may make it suitable for treating a range of different anxiety disorders, especially social anxiety related issues.
Further, research shows that cannabidiol interacts with neuroreceptors to block signals of pain and inflammation, which is why it may be useful for managing pain due to illness, different types of neuropathic pain, post-operative pain, or even muscle pain and joint soreness. Many people even use CBD when working out to help speed muscle recovery time and soothe swollen, sore, or tired muscles after a heavy session. CBD tinctures like this one are also super popular among people who use CBD for epilepsy, and studies show that cannabidiol may be useful for managing seizures, including recurring seizures due to illness.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
We didn’t combine this tincture oil with any other product, and we still got phenomenal results. However, depending on how you intend to use CBD, this tincture may pair well with other CBD products to provide extended or targeted effects. CBDfx Pain Cream would work well alongside this tincture for managing pain in the muscles and joints. CBDfx also makes a CBD Healing Balm that may combine with this tincture to help manage topical concerns, like blemishes or wounds.
Further, fast-acting tinctures always pair well with edible products that are slower to take effect, like CBDfx Hemp Gummies. If a gummy dose and tincture are taken at the same time, the tincture will take effect immediately, but the gummy will take an hour or more to start digesting. Since gummies already have reportedly extended effects, this could extend the 6-8 hour span of the tincture (when used alone) to over 10 hours of healing, CBD-provided relief.
This tincture contains 500 total milligrams of CBD and costs about $75, which equals about $0.15 per milligram. At 10 milligrams per dose, a dose costs $1.50 each. Compared to other products, this price is on the lower end of the high price range. For reference, another high-quality CBD brand, Nature’s Script, offers a 300mg Pure Hemp Extract Tincture Oil that costs about $1.67 per 10-milligram dose.
Although some tinctures do range up to $2 per 10-milligram dose, other brands offer a lower price as well. For instance, Joy Organics CBD Oil 1000mg Tincture costs only $0.10 per milligram.
There are multiple other brands that offer a tincture of similar quality, though CBDfx does have some of the most interesting flavor combinations (like this one, Blueberry Pineapple Lemon, or Lemon Lime Mint) we’ve seen yet. This high-quality tincture does taste amazing and provides quick effects comparable to other high-quality products we’ve tried.
CBDfx provides all the necessary lab results to pass our Buyer’s Guide test, so it stands up against all the competition. If you’d like to try an alternative just to see what’s out there, check out Ambary Gardens Full Spectrum CBD Tincture.
CBDfx Lemon Lime Mint Hemp + MCT Oil 30mL 500 Series
Ingredients: MCT Oil, Organic Natural Flavors, CBD Rich Hemp Oil
Directions for Use: Shake well before use. Place one dropper full (1mL) under the tongue and hold for one minute before swallowing. Use once or twice a day.
Serving size: 1 dropper (1 mL)
Servings per container:
Total fat: 1 gram
Saturated Fat: 1 gram
500mg total CBD per bottle