Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
As you twist open the dropper lid on Earth Medicine’s Ease 600mg MicroCBD Natural CBD Drops, your nose immediately experiences a gust of sweet, minty delight. The smell is slightly sweet and distinctly minty, similar to the soft mints you usually only find at showers and weddings. The smell is very easy on the nose, almost relaxingly so before even taking a dose.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
These Natural CBD Drops have a very bold, strong minty flavor and is very sweet compared to most “flavored” tinctures, which usually only have a hint of flavor. Imagine those same delicious, sweet party mints, except in liquid form. It’s definitely a sort of shock to the senses, but in a good, sweet, breath freshening way. These mint flavored Natural CBD Drops also do a great job of masking the hempy flavor entirely, so they may be appropriate for anyone who dislikes the taste of natural CBD.
These Natural CBD Drops feature a slightly thicker consistency than some oil-based tinctures, but are still very easy to accurately measure. The drops are slightly milky white in color, and feel cool and light in the mouth. The MicroCBD technology helps make these CBD drops water-soluble, so they dissolve completely in the mouth, and leave no residue behind after you swallow.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
According the Earth Medicine, these Ease Natural CBD Drops are geared towards “sleep, stress, aches, mood, and calm,” so we tried these drops in two different scenarios–as an early morning dose to combat daytime anxiety, and as a pre-workout dose to potentially help ease post-workout discomfort. When taken first thing in the morning, we really admire the minty flavor of these CBD drops. The refreshing flavor would make the perfect addition to a warm cup of tea or coffee, making it easy to dose for those who don’t care for the under-the-tongue method. One dropper full, or 20mg of MicroCBD, brought on a slow and subtle calming effect after about 20 minutes. Still, the effects were mild and weren’t that noticeable until almost an hour later when we navigated public transportation with ease–something that generally incites quite a bit of anxiety. In fact, this tincture generally lifted our mood for the day, and the effects only seemed to begin to wane after 6-7 hours.
The minty fresh tincture was also enjoyable before hitting the gym, and within 20 minutes we felt the same easy, gentle wave of comfort as before. Still, the first hour of our workout seemed to go as usual, with no notable effects from the CBD. After about an hour, right as we began to wear down from a heavy workout, we noticed a sudden increase in resistance. The slow-building shake in our legs came to an equally slow rest, fatigued muscles felt lightly revived, and we probably could have pushed through another half hour of workouts. Instead, we rode the calm, relaxed feeling all the way home, thankful for relief from what could have been a long recovery period. Again, the effects wanted, and another dose of CBD was needed before bed to fight muscular aches throughout the night.
Best used for
CBD can be used in many ways, and research consistently opens up the possibility of new uses. Because these drops feature MicroCBD technology, or miniaturized, water soluble CBD, they may be more easily utilized by the body. This means they could be useful in many situations where CBD has proven its potential, like combating pain and inflammation, managing certain anxiety-related conditions, improving sleep, or managing stress. These drops may be the best option for anyone needing a systemic, highly bioavailable form of CBD that can be taken by mouth and tastes delicious!