Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Upon opening the package of Pure Relief Pure Hemp Cannabidiol Gummies, we smelled an interesting combination of a variety of fruits(orange, strawberry, and lemon predominantly) and the peppery, herbal scent of hemp terpenes. It’s an interesting combination that made a few of our testers sneeze, but it isn’t necessarily unpleasant unless you aren’t a fan of the scent of cannabis.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The package comes with different flavors of gummy bears: lemon, orange, strawberry, and raspberry. The strawberry gummies were probably our favorites; they tasted bright and fruity, and the flavors worked well with the herbal, slightly astringent notes lent by the terpenes.
The lemon flavor was another memorable one, reminding us of a cross between a Lemon Head and the herbal flavor of a natural cough drop. Zesty without being bitter, the flavor strikes a pleasing balance between tart and sweet. The orange flavor is reminiscent of the candied orange slices in confectionery jars, but with that familiar astringent, subtly bitter aftertaste.
The raspberry flavor is the most brightly colored, but surprisingly had the mildest flavor. These were the most terpene-flavored of the bunch and, while we didn’t dislike them, they didn’t impress us as much as the other three flavors in the package. Fortunately, the assortment of flavors keeps you from getting stuck with a flavor you dislike.
These gummies are fully vegan and therefore lack the traditional bovine-derived gelatin in many gummy candies. They are much softer than your run-of-the-mill gummy bear and very easy to chew, with sugar crystals coating the outside of the candies.
The lemon gummies are a sunny yellow, while the orange flavored candies are a vibrant orange verging on neon. The strawberry bears are pink, and the raspberry flavor is a deep red. The colors are easy to distinguish from one another in the package, eliminating the need to look at certain flavors side-by-side.
The sugar crystals on the exterior of the gummies provide a pleasant crunch that contrasts with the softness of the candies themselves. They do not leave much of a residual aftertaste, though we should note that the herbal flavors are the ones that linger the longest. If you’re not a fan of the flavors lent by terpenes, follow up the gummies with a sip of juice or water to eliminate this issue.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
Like most edible products, these gummies take some time to take effect. We felt them coming on about 40-60 minutes from ingestion, but your personal mileage may vary here depending on your metabolism, what you have (or haven’t) eaten that day, and a number of other individual factors.
The first signs we felt of the gummies taking effect was a physical and mental relaxation, along with a noticeable reduction in anxiety, improved focus, and a general sense of wellbeing. Next, we noted a reduction in chronic pain and inflammation, a boost in mood, and better range of motion in stiff joints.
At thirty milligrams of organic CBD per gummy, these little dudes pack a powerful therapeutic punch — most of our testers experienced substantial or complete symptom relief at this dose, and only a few of us who generally take 75+ milligrams daily required extra dosing for complete symptom relief. We like this dosage strength best for treating moderate to severe symptoms.
We felt symptom relief for 7-8 hours from dosing with these little guys, which is comparable to other edible CBD products we’ve tried. They’re good for providing all-day relief without unpleasant side effects. That said, a tester used to taking very low doses reported feeling a bit sleepy after their gummy. If this sounds like you, you might consider choosing a lower dosage strength or starting with half a gummy to avoid potential drowsiness.
Best used for
We like this product best for long-lasting relief from moderate to severesymptoms. We used the gummies to successfully treat symptoms arising from a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to inflammation resulting from conditions like arthritis and autoimmune disorders to anxiety, depression, and low mood. If your symptoms can be traced back to some kind of inflammation (and there’s some compelling evidence to support that they can), a systemic CBD product like these gummies might be worth looking into.
The gummies are especially good for lasting symptom relief. At this dosage strength, we found them to be effective for alleviating our symptoms throughout our day (and most of us are moderately active or more) without needing to supplement our dose with other products as the day went on. If you’re active and need to treat symptoms without side effects slowing you down, these CBD gummies are a potentially helpful option. If you’re looking for help with sleep specifically, the gummies are also available in a nighttime formulation with melatonin.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
We found the gummies ideal for lasting relief, but since they’re absorbed through the digestive system, they take some time to take effect. We like to supplement them with something faster-acting like a hemp flower joint or a sublingual CBD oil to provide symptom relief in the more immediate term.
If you need targeted pain or inflammation relief for muscle pain or soreness, joint pain, or skin irritation, you might consider adding a topical form of CBD to address inflammation, pain, and redness at the site. Meanwhile, your systemic dose will work from within, providing all-around symptom relief.
Each envelope contains 30 gummies, each with 30 mg of organic, broad-spectrum CBD for a total of 900 mg per package. Each package costs $50, and therefore just over $0.05 per milligram and $1.67 per gummy — very reasonable for the dosage and quality of the product. This is on the more affordable end of the spectrum of comparable products, and the price is well worth it.
Next to other gummies we’ve tested, we really like these. They’re affordable, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, THC-free, and made with responsibly sourced ingredients. They meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality, purity, and potency; the gummies hold their own in a crowded market and are one of our favorite products offered by Pure Relief.
Directions: Take 1 gummy orally, wait up to an hour and increase dosage as necessary to reach desired effects. Use daily. Individual results may vary. Store in a cool place, out of sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Consume responsibly. Before using this product, consult with your physician if you are under the age of 18, nursing or pregnant, have any known allergies or medical conditions, or are taking any medication.
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Corn Syrup, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Colors Added (Including Annatto, Turmeric, Grape Juice Concentrate, Red Fruit Juice Concentrate).
- 30 servings per container
- Serving Size: 1 gummy
- Calories: 8
- Total Fat: 0 g 0%
- Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
- Sodium: 50 mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate: 2 g 1%
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
- Total Sugars: 2 g
- Includes 0 g Added Sugars
- Protein: 0 g 0%
- Vitamin D: 0 mcg 0%
- Calcium: 0 mg 0%
- Iron: 0 mg 0%
- Potassium: 0 mg 0%
- Vitamin C: 8%