The Elixinol Citrus Twist 300 mg Liposome Hemp Oil from Elixinol is an organic full spectrum lightly sweetened CBD oil that uses liposomes to help deliver the CBD oil into your system faster. Liposomes are carrier oils that help to break through the cellular membranes of your body more quickly, speeding up the time it takes for you to feel the benefits of the CBD. The Liposomal CBD can be taken with water or taken directly under the tongue with the convenient pump bottle.
A Seed to Store Pharmaceutical Grade CBD Supplement Provider for U.S. and European Markets
Elixinol grows, manufactures, and sells (“seed to store”) its full spectrum CBD to both the U.S. and Europe. The United States Elixinol products are grown in Colorado, U.S., but Elixinol also has farms in Europe for their European products and customers. They grow their own non-GMO, organic industrial Hemp and manufacture all their supplements in house. All products are tested with advanced HPLC (HPLC-DAD) equipment to ensure potency as well as to test for contamination. Elixinol practices cGMP/GLP manufacturing and they are US Hemp Authority Certified further exemplifying their dedication to quality control.
What are Liposomes and How does this change the CBD Supplement?
Liposomes were developed originally in the mid-1960s using nanotechnology. Liposomal applications have been used in the medical field since the 1980s, helping to deliver specific, helpful compounds into the body more effectively. Basically, liposomes are phospholipids that can withstand gastrointestinal acids, and subsequently bypass the detoxification of the liver, so it can more effectively deliver the CBD into your system. This particular application method is beneficial as it helps to ensure more of the CBD makes it past your digestive system and into the rest of your body.
Let’s Explore the 300 mg Liposome CBD by Exlinol
For this review, I got the 300 mg Citrus Twist Liposome CBD which is an organic full spectrum industrial hemp oil. It is 3rd party tested for purity, uses liposomes that have been infused with supercritical CO2 extracted CBD to provide 5 mg of CBD per serving. Each bottle contains 60 servings and comes in a 30 ml sized bottle.
Elixinol 300 g Liposome Hemp Information
|Flavors available||Natural and Citrus Flavor|
|Ingredients||Phosphatidylcholine Complex, Phospholipid Complex, Glycerin, Organic|
MCT Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Flavoring
|Suggested serving size||5 sprays|
|Amount of CBD per Serving||(5 mg)|
|Available bottle sizes||30ml|
|Amount of CBD in bottles||300 mg|
|Carrier Oil||Liposomal Complex, Coconut Oil, & Glycerine|
|Attributes||Organic, Pharmaceutically Compounded, Vegan, cGMP/GLP manufacturing|
|Test Results Available||Online, No QR Code Available|
|Certification||cGMP/GLP manufacturing and they are US Hemp Authority Certified|
|Brand Headquarters||Colorado, USA|
|Where Can You Get Elixinol?||Worldwide: Elixinol has partners in USA, Japan, Australia, South America, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Europe|
What do the Test Results Say?
Elixinol posts the Certificate of Analysis for their products, rather than the full 3rd party test results. They use Botanacor Services and ProVerde Laboratories for their 3rd party test results with Botanacor analyzing the hemp for cannabinoids, while ProVerde tests for purity, heavy metals, and pesticides. Elixinol does not post these specific third party results, only their Certificate of Analysis, which serves as more of a summary of the results.
The Elixinol Certificate of Analysis is posted by batches, but the batch numbers aren’t on the bottles. Since I didn’t have a batch number, I had to assume my bottle is from the most recent batch, so I studied the top COA. Each COA describes the product and then discloses how much total CBD and other cannabinoids such as THC are found in the bottle.
In this case, 300 mg of CBD is found in the bottle and 0% THC, which I found interesting because this is a full spectrum product (therefore, I would expect at least trace amounts of THC.) The COA also highlights the fact that there are no traces of potentially dangerous microbiological substances and negligible amounts of trace metals and pesticides. It lists all the ingredients found in the product, including glycerin and MCT which typically are used as carrier oils in CBD supplements. Something that I found interesting about the provided COA is that it does not list out the individual cannabinoids found in the product, nor does it list the terpenes or flavonoids.
My First Experience with Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil
How I Figured Out the Bottle
I ordered the Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Liposomal CBD oil for the purposes of this review because I had never tried a liposome CBD product. I didn’t know much about Liposomes, but since it claims to be a more effective means to take CBD, I wanted to try it. It comes in a dark amber bottle that is sealed at the top with plastic and also has an interesting cap so that you don’t have any unintended “sprays.” The company describes the dispensing mechanism as a spray, but I thought it was more of a pump. It took me a couple of extra moments to figure out how to get the cap off because it slides off instead of pulls up, but I like that it is reusable (because I have spilled CBD products in my purse more than once.)
How I Learned That Perhaps I Can’t Feel Things Under My Tongue
I assumed the Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil was a spray at first because that’s what the company calls its application mechanism, so my first attempt at using the product was a bit of an overkill since I assumed I’d need to spray it a few times to get the oil primed. Rather than waste any precious oil, I just started pumping it under my tongue, assuming I’d be able to tell when the product started to spray out. I’m honestly not sure how many pumps it took to get the product into the spray pump, but my first dose had at least 15 “sprays” before I realized I was overflowing my mouth with CBD. (whoops!) I’m thankful that I tried it the first time at night because within about 30 minutes I was asleep and I don’t think I moved at all for the whole night. (that’s even with a 4-year old that climbs in bed every night!) The consistency is a little thicker than typical MCT carrier products, but it wasn’t as thick as the Green Roads 350 mg CBD, which I prefer.
What Exactly is a Twisted Citrus Anyway?
The Citrus Twist flavor is definitely citrusy, but it’s not like orange or grapefruit. It’s more like a sour maybe orange/lemon flavor with a strong Stevia after taste. If you don’t like Stevia’s flavor, you may want to keep that in mind. However, I didn’t taste any of the more earthy flavors common in full spectrum products, which I appreciated. Since it is a pump bottle, you don’t open the entire bottle to get the product, the only product released is under your tongue, so it doesn’t smell strong, like other bottles when you open them. It does smell faintly like children’s sour candies, which is a far cry from the more potent natural flavors common in competing products.
My Life with Elxinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Liposomes
The next morning, I did the prescribed 5 pumps and noticed that it started to work within 30 minutes. I didn’t get overly tired, but I was able to stay focused on the 100 tasks I have at any given time, so that was good. I was also able to take the 5 mg and then do a full yoga practice, which I normally don’t do because I usually am just too relaxed to try to push myself to practice hard. I did notice some residual pain in my shoulders and low back, but it wasn’t as bad as if I had not taken the supplement. That night, I tried to take the 5 pumps again (because it isn’t a spray, it’s a pump with a dense liquid as compared to an aerosol I typically consider that comes from a spray.) Unfortunately, I got in bed and didn’t fall asleep, because it wasn’t enough CBD to help calm down my very crazy brain, so about an hour later, I got up and took another 5 pumps and that put me to sleep in about 30 minutes or so.
Over the course of the next several weeks, I continued to take the 5 pumps in the morning and 10 at night and I saw my typical symptoms alleviated. 5 pumps weren’t quite enough to get rid of all my pain, but it was good enough for me to not think about increasing my dose. I definitely needed the full 10 sprays for sleep though.
The Best Characteristics of Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Liposome
This product does not taste earthy at all. I don’t taste any of the natural, plantlike flavors common in full spectrum products which is really great if you are really averse to that flavor. I also liked how effective this product was. Lately, I have been taking a bit more CBD (around 33 mg or so twice a day) than I used to because of an exacerbated injury (and I have two young children, a small business, and –well LIFE, so ) I was surprised that I was fine with 5 mg during the day and just 10 mg at night. I also liked how easy it was to pump the product vs trying to draw up the appropriate dose from typical CBD oil products. It was nice knowing the pre-measured amount so I knew I was getting exactly 5 or 10 mg each dose.
The Characteristics of Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Liposome That I Wish I Could Change
I don’t love stevia. In fact, I really don’t like it and you can definitely taste it in this product. I know it’s an acquired taste but as far as I’m concerned, I’ve acquired the taste for beer and I don’t need any other acquisitions in the taste department. I also don’t like that it is twice the cost of their 300 mg Cinnamint Tincture, and in general more expensive than other comparable concentrations. The company also doesn’t put a QR code on their bottles for easy access to test results, which means you have to go to their website. The test results available do show consistent results, however, it doesn’t show the amount of various cannabinoids inside their product. Rather, it shows the total amount of CBD and THC in the bottle. I think it would be great if they disclosed the amount of the different cannabinoids as well.
The Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Fast Facts:
Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Liposomes Value
Each bottle contains 60 5 mg organic, full spectrum servings in each bottle. You don’t have to worry about measuring everything with the included pre-measured pump bottle. It doesn’t taste like typical full spectrum products, but it is a little more expensive than similarly concentrated products. However, this has more advanced technology in place for application, so the price is higher to compensate for the increased production costs.
Elixinol 300 mg Citrus Twist Hemp Oil Liposome Essentials
- Contains 5 mg of Liposome CO2 extracted CBD per 5 drops
- 30 ml bottle
- This is a full spectrum product with 0% THC per the COA report
- Citrus Twist and Naturally flavored
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