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I recently received some samples of CBD oil from Plant People for review. There are hundreds of CBD oil products available and the growth of this market has sort of mirrored microbreweries. There’s lots of claims out there and the more companies come online, the more confusion there seems to be. Plant People CBD products made with hemp grown in Colorado and are tested for purity. They even are mindful of using recycled paper in their packaging. All of this comes at a very reasonable cost too.
Overview of Plant People CBD
I received a package of 3 Plant People products, the Drops+Sleep, Be Calm capsules and Drops Mind+ Body which is a good sampling of the variety of products they offer. Here’s a picture of the packaging which is well thought out and well protected so your product won’t break or leak.
Here’s what the each product looks like out of the box.
What’s In Plant People CBD Products?
According to their website,
Plant People’s CBD is derived from 100% organic industrial hemp plants. All of our farmers grow in full compliance with the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s industrial hemp program. These plants contain significantly less than 0.3% THC, they are classified as industrial hemp under federal and state law. Plant People capsules contain isolate which has 0% THC and is extracted with ethanol and or CO2, the cleanest methods.
My Plant People Findings
Compared to other CBD products I have tried, Plant People CBD has a more subtle effect. I first tried the Be Calm product which was timely because that’s right when all the news about coronavirus hit and I was feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes CBD can make me too drowsy which leads me to be relaxed but ineffective. This product allowed me to still go about my day without feeling like it was a chore to get off the couch. I was able to be productive yet wasn’t constantly distracted by news stories that fueled anxiety.
I waited a few days to try the “drops + sleep” tincture so I could get an accurate assessment. I took the recommended dosage about an hour before bed. My wife and I usually watch a show on HGTV as a nightcap, our favorite being House Hunters. It’s mindless entertainment that helps me forget about the day’s events and what I may have in store for tomorrow. And although it helps, sometimes it’s not enough. I could feel the tincture starting to work in a little under an hour. Again, this was also a subtle effect, I didn’t get knocked out but it was easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sometimes I will take a melatonin supplement to help me fall asleep, but if I am feeling anxious, I may wake up a few hours later and have trouble falling back asleep. With CBD, I am able to stay asleep through the night. Yes, I may get up to go to the bathroom but it’s much easier to fall back asleep without worries creeping into my head.
Another thing I noticed about taking CBD is that I often have more vivid dreams and tend to remember them better. I don’t know what’s really going on in my brain but it seems like I am getting more restorative sleep. Now, with any supplement, I am mindful to take them in moderation and am hesitant to take them consistently so that I don’t build up a tolerance and this product is no exception. It is nice to know that I have it available for nights that I know may be more difficult for falling asleep or when I know that I am going to need quality sleep to face the stresses of the foll0wing day.
The Mind + Body drops are good for use during the day. I will occasionally take CBD oil on days when I am particularly sore after a workout. For me, it’s better than taking ibuprofen. With the Mind + Body drops, I don’t feel lethargic either, I can still be productive without feeling lethargic.
Lastly, I wouldn’t say the drops taste great but they aren’t that bad either. Some CBD oil I have used had a very strong hemp taste and was sort of gritty. Plant People CBD oil is smooth and doesn’t have a lingering taste. This is important because the last thing you want to do before taking the sleep tincture is drink juice to clear your palate before bed.
While these products certainly aren’t cheap, ($79 for 720 mg for the sleep blend) they are effective, quality products made with organic material and I would rather pay the extra money to get something that is lab-tested than a cheaper product with less credentials. There are plenty of cheaper CBD products but often you may have to take a higher dose.
If you’re looking for quality, effective CBD, Plant People is one of the best.