Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Hemp Drops come in three different flavors; Peppermint, Goji-Blueberry, and Unflavored. We tested the peppermint version and the tinctures smell like a sweet peppermint. The enjoyable and not overpowering scent is reminiscent of candy canes.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
These oral CBD tinctures taste as they smell, of sweet peppermint. There is a hint of bitterness that is hidden by the sweetened peppermint flavor. The tinctures are described by PlusCBD as lightly sweetened with monk fruit (a zero calorie, natural sweetener). Some folks who don’t often consume added sweeteners may find these drops to be somewhat overly sweet. For those who regularly consume sweetened products, the level of sweetness is just right.
The PlusCBD Oil Hemp Drops have a slightly viscous, fluid consistency. The product is composed primarily of hemp oil, olive oil, peppermint oil, and a sweetener. Oil comes through as the primary texture, while the monk fruit sweetener suspended in the oils lends a small amount of viscosity to the product. The drops are an eye-catching, light-gold tone.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The effect of these drops is strong for the amount of cannabidiol (CBD) per the recommended serving (3-5mg). This is likely because it’s a full-spectrum product, which provides a synergistic “Entourage Effect”. The drops provide a calming effect by reducing stress, relieving anxiety, and producing an overall sense of well-being.
They help to decrease inflammation and pain. They’re also excellent for a good night’s sleep. There isn’t a “high” with these drops as the agricultural hemp from which they’re made contains little to no THC (no more than .3%). Due to the fast absorption rate of the drops, the onset of effects can be felt within minutes or in up to an hour depending on the metabolism of the person consuming them. The effects will typically last for up to 8 hours. The intensity of these drops is quite apparent and can be easily adjusted by taking more or less than the suggested dosage.
Best used for
These tinctures are produced with the most potent concentration of hemp extract offered by PlusCBD Oil—the Gold Formula is meant for critical and high-intensity support. Meaning someone suffering from a medical condition that’s looking for a natural way to find relief will determine this product to be a good solution to help achieve higher levels of health. The PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Hemp Drops are effective in treating pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and sleep disorders.
Athletes will appreciate that the CBD dosage (3mg-5mg/serving) of this strong formula is appropriate for post-workout recovery. Due to the sweetener in this product, it would likely be palatable to children who find the taste of typical hemp oils to be too bitter. As with any CBD product, these drops may also be used to supplement THC products by reducing their psychoactive effects while still retaining the more desirable qualities of medical marijuana.