Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
This tincture has a mild, floral smell that is only slightly reminiscent of the “nutty” flavor associated with many raw hemp products. Although there are no flavorings added, the smell is slightly sweet and definitely not overbearing, though it smells more like a perfume than an edible.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The taste is a little stronger than the scent lets on, and actually tastes a bit like perfume as well. Of course, there are no added chemicals, so the strong flavor is entirely plant-derived; a product of the propriety terpene blend that gives this tincture its anti-inflammatory effects. It definitely doesn’t taste the best, but we’ve had worse, and the flavor washes away pretty easily with a drink.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We got lucky, I guess you could say, with the arrival of SeaBeDee’s Inflammation blend being timed up perfectly with one product testers unlucky shoulder injury. In place of the painkillers prescribed by her doctor, she decided to try this tincture. Given the severity of the injury and the amount of pain, she decided to take 1.5 servings, or approximately 26mg. It was over an hour before she noticed the swelling ease up, but she reported that the CBD had little to no effect on her pain level.
Although it did help her regain some motion in her shoulder, she was instructed not to move it much for the first week. Determined to give this Inflammation Blend a fighting chance, she took it in combination with her painkillers, under the guidance of a doctor. It wasn’t until she started physical therapy a week after the injury that she noticed the true benefits of this tincture. The first therapy session did not go well, and her range of motion was very limited, which made therapy incredibly painful.
Then, she took a dose of this tincture before reporting to another one-hour therapy session. Everything went well, and although her motion was still limited, she noticed a significant difference in just how far she could push herself, and a significant reduction in the amount of pain she experienced. This is similar to the way that many athletes use CBD to control mid-workout inflammation to reduce fatigue and increase gains. Her therapy will continue for another six weeks, but she plans to use the CBD every day.
Best used for
CBD has multiple uses, and science exists that supports the use of CBD for pain, anxiety, and multiple forms of chronic illness. This CBD blend was uniquely designed to help combat inflammation, and CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects are becoming very well known in the world of cannabis.
The exact terpenes used in this proprietary blend are not disclosed, but we’d assume that SeaBeDee combined the power of terpenes like Beta-Caryophyllene with CBD to help boost the anti-inflammatory potential of this supplement.
Tinctures are great for anyone who may benefit from CBD, but are exceptionally beneficial to new users who don’t know their perfect dose or anyone who requires varying doses of CBD.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This tincture exceeded our expectations when taken alone before physical therapy sessions. It may be an appropriate option for managing any type of inflammation or oxidative stress, but tinctures may not be the best option where immediate relief is needed.
For inflammatory conditions that come in flares, it may be a good idea to combine this tincture with a fast acting CBD vaporizer, like Joy Organics CBD Vape Oil Cartridge in Lite Citrus Breeze. The effects of vaporized CBD can come on in as little as five minutes, which can help tie you over until this tincture can kick in. For inflammation in the muscles and joints, this tincture may also pair well with SeaBeDee’s Muscle and Joint Relief cream, which can take the edge off of pain almost instantly.