The CBD industry is becoming so huge that brands from other sectors are trying to muscle in on the action. We have already seen how Big Pharma has dug its talons in by selling synthesized CBD and THC medicines. Oddly enough, the FDA approves the likes of Epidolex while the real thing, CBD oil, remains […]
The CBD industry is becoming so huge that brands from other sectors are trying to muscle in on the action. We have already seen how Big Pharma has dug its talons in by selling synthesized CBD and THC medicines. Oddly enough, the FDA approves the likes of Epidolex while the real thing, CBD oil, remains on the list of controlled substances.
The issue with companies from other arenas getting involved is a lack of knowledge. Will they take the proper precautions and deliver high-quality CBD? Let’s see if ApexXx CBD is capable of doing so.
Who is ApexXx CBD?
This particular company is merely the CBD arm of the ApexXx Nutrition brand. It is a UK-based organization but has designs on becoming a big name on the international scene. ApexXx CBD began with a Freeze Roll-On which was very popular by all accounts, so now it has expanded to sell more CBD products.
The brand claims the quality of CBD sets it apart from the rest. ApexXx uses nano-technology to boost the bioavailability of its cannabidiol products. When you use CBD isolate orally, for example, it has to pass through the digestive system, which prevents the compound from going where it needs to. In fact, orally consumed CBD often has a bioavailability rate of just 10%.
ApexXx CBD makes the dubious claim that 99% of the CBD you consume in its products will be instantly converted to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). All of its products are non-GMO, vegan, and 100% natural. The CBD comes from hemp grown in the EU and the United States. With no pesticides, insecticides, or other harmful chemicals, you should not have to worry about contamination.
Review of ApexXx CBD Oil
The brand doesn’t try to make things over-complicated when it comes to its CBD oil. It is full-spectrum and comes in two strengths:
- 500mg: £35.99
- 1500mg: £69.99
You can also buy 5 x 500mg for £145.60 and 5 x 1500mg for £292. The latter works out at just under £39 per 1000mg of CBD, which is excellent value.
Both strengths come in a 10ml bottle, which also includes a 1ml dropper. The 1500mg oil is 85% organic hemp seed oil and 15% full-spectrum organic nano hemp extract. The 500mg oil is 95% hemp seed oil and 5% organic nano hemp extract. If you pick the 1500mg bottle, you get a whopping 150mg of CBD per 1ml dropper.
To use, simply place 2-3 drops beneath the tongue and avoid swallowing for up to 60 seconds. ApexXx says you can use the oil up to four times a day. The dose you take is entirely up to you, but it is always wise, to begin with a low amount (around 10mg a day) and work your way up.
If you wish to learn more about nanotechnology and CBD, check out this Marijuana Break article. In essence, the jury is very much out on whether nanotechnology enhances the efficacy of CBD. As for the claim of 99% bioavailability, while I am not saying it isn’t possible, research to back up this suggestion is not widely available.
There is no flavored CBD oil, so if you don’t like the bitter hemp taste, you need to check out alternative products. Luckily, ApexXx has you covered.
Review of ApexXx CBD Freeze
CBD Freeze was apparently this brand’s flagship product, so it is strange that it is under the ‘More’ tab on the official website rather than having its own section. It is a roll-on form of CBD that costs £39.99 and contains a total of 100mg of CBD. Its other active ingredient is menthol, which helps provide that awesome fresh and cool feeling after you apply the Freeze to your skin.
According to ApexXx, the Freeze is 99.5% pure CBD derived from organically grown hemp. Other ingredients include the terpenes Limonene and Beta-Caryophyllene and fatty acids. Once again, the brand claims that its CBD reacts immediately within the ECS.
I am simply not a fan of CBD companies that make such bold statements as this. While research shows that CBD can help pain relief, and symptoms of other conditions, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest it works ‘instantly’ or ‘immediately.’
It isn’t necessary to engage in hyperbole because CBD Freeze is a handy product. It feels good on the skin and begins to tackle pain quickly, just not immediately. It doesn’t contain drugs such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or NSAIDs, and is extremely convenient.
Unlike CBD creams which get messy when you try to apply them, you can whip out your roll-on stick and apply to any area of the body. Although it only contains 100mg of CBD, a little does go a long way in this case. You can also get a ‘Pain Relief’ Bundle consisting of a Freeze Roll-On stick and 1500mg of CBD oil for £97.99. A 5-pack of Freeze costs £164.
Review of ApexXx’s Other Products
ApexXx CBD sells four other products. First up is its gummy bear range. Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD, and you get a 30-pack for £40. It is a convenient method for getting your CBD intake although we know that edibles have a lower bioavailability rate than CBD consumed through a vaporizer, for example.
Bath Bombs are designed to be added to your bath. They are round balls containing 60mg of CBD. Once again, ApexXx says the product is infused with nanotechnology CBD for better absorption. You can choose between four fragrances:
- Coconut Lime
- Amber Bergamot
They are designed to help with conditions such as anxiety, stress, pain, sleep disorders, and menstrual cramps. All you need to do is place a Bath Bomb in warm water and soak in it for about half an hour. The CBD is absorbed through the skin, and with a high bioavailability rate, you should feel the benefits of a reasonably high dose of CBD.
ApexXx also sells the standard CBD capsules. They are nanotechnology softgels with 25mg of CBD apiece. You can purchase a 5-pack or 25-pack. According to the brand, the technology enables the dense hemp oil extract to turn into a water-soluble liquid ready for absorption. Each softgel also contains a range of terpenes.
The final product for sale is a pain relief patch. Each one contains 60mg of nanotechnology CBD, and ApexXx claims that each patch offers up to 96 hours of relief! That’s an extraordinary claim, but one I could not verify since the patches were out of stock when I tried to purchase them.
The patches are also vegan, hypoallergenic, non-GMO, and free from GMOs. They feature a medical grade adhesive which should ensure they don’t peel off. When you wear one of these patches, the CBD enters the bloodstream through your skin. Also, the patches contain menthol and lidocaine, which help increase the pain-relieving effects.
Where Can I Buy ApexXx CBD Products?
As always, I recommend the official ApexXx website. The brand pledges to send out your order on the next business day. It should take three working days for your package to arrive. International customers must wait 4-7 working days on average; although it could be longer. These individuals may also have to pay customs and import charges.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, get in touch within three days of receiving the product(s). ApexXx only offers refunds if they receive the request within seven days of purchase. It may not give you your money back if the items are damaged in any way, or opened.
Final Thoughts on ApexXx CBD
First of all, it is essential not to confuse this brand with the American-based CBD seller, APEX. I can’t be sure, but I don’t think the two companies are in any way related. In any case, ApexXx makes some claims which could be construed as hyperbolic.
It suggests that nanotechnology CBD has a 99% absorption rate and works instantly. I’ve yet to come across research which helps verify either claim, but I could be wrong! To be fair, the brand does go on to say that the ‘effects’ are felt in minutes, which is true when using the CBD Freeze.
Rather than trying to squeeze CBD oil and Freeze into its existing brand, ApexXx Nutrition has created an entirely different company. Yet the website is poorly designed with a couple of glaring spelling mistakes, and it hides several of its products beneath a ‘More’ tab. It was also sold out of half of its six products when I visited the site, which is amazing. I have never seen a CBD seller with so many ‘sold out’ products. It clearly doesn’t stock many of those particular items.
Overall, it is worth trying the CBD Freeze for pain, and the CBD oil is reasonably priced. There are, however, more established brands on the market, so it will be hard for ApexXx to make a breakthrough.
- Nicely priced CBD oil.
- CBD Freeze Roll-On is convenient and practical.
- It isn’t well-established in the CBD sector, but ApexXx Nutrition is a legitimate company.
- For a new organization, it offers a reasonable range of products.
- The website is poorly designed with several products hidden under a single tab.
- Practically all of the information it provides on CBD is stuck on one page rather than divided into sections.
- When I went to purchase goods, the Bath Bombs, CBD capsules, and pain patches were all sold out.
- There are a handful of positive reviews on the site, but ApexXx needs to update it as the last one I could see was from September 2018.
The site makes a few spurious claims about CBD, which doesn’t help an industry where more research is needed.