CBD sellers have been emboldened by the Farm Bill of 2018 which legalized industrial hemp cultivation. They have gone from lurking in the shadows to taking up the most space at your local health supplement store! From this point on, the CBD market is going to explode whether you like it or not. At Marijuana […]
CBD sellers have been emboldened by the Farm Bill of 2018 which legalized industrial hemp cultivation. They have gone from lurking in the shadows to taking up the most space at your local health supplement store! From this point on, the CBD market is going to explode whether you like it or not.
At Marijuana Break, our review team is trying its hardest to keep up to date with the latest companies on the market, as well as catching up on brands that have been around for a while, such as the subject of today’s review, Herbstrong.
Who is Herbstrong?
That’s a very good question, and you won’t find the answer on the company website which bizarrely has no ‘About Us’ page. It appears to have a LinkedIn account which states its HQ is in Austin, Texas, but it is hard to determine if that applies to this particular brand. It is very much a company in tune with the social media generation.
While its Facebook and Twitter pages don’t appear to have many followers, the brand is HUGE on Instagram with over 73,000 followers and counting. It is also a very different type of CBD brand to others on the market.
Typically, CBD sellers are holistic, but Herbstrong, as the name suggests, appeals to regular gym users. Its home page tagline says “Welcome to the Future. You’re Late.” It also features several photos of strong and fit men and women using a Herbstrong product. Its Instagram page is filled with fitness models who all apparently swear by Herbstrong. Finding information about the company’s founders is tricky, but it does appear to be a legitimate brand, at least going by its Instagram presence.
Review of Herbstrong’s Extra Strong Full Spectrum Recovery Drops
This is the brand’s CBD oil offering and it’s made with organic, vegan ingredients. It is available in three sizes:
- 1000mg: $65
- 3,000mg (Silver Edition): $190
- 5,000mg (Gold Edition): $320
The price point compares well with its competitors, and the golden oil is a good sign. While the 1,000mg bottle contains 15 ml of liquid, the two larger options contain 30ml. As a result, there is 4mg of CBD per drop in the 1,000 mg bottle, 6mg a drop in the 3,000mg, and 10mg a drop in the 5,000 mg bottle.
Since most people use 20-40mg a day, only having to take 2-4 drops as you would with the Gold Edition is very convenient. The oil is infused in MCT oil for better bioavailability. I tried the Silver version for my back pain and immediately got a plant taste from the oil which may not be to everyone’s liking.
Personally, I don’t like it when companies add sweetener to their oil, so I was happy with the natural taste. It only took an hour after the first dose to feel a promising tingle on my lower back area. I also noticed an improvement in my mood a few hours later. All of this is to be expected when you take a high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil.
Review of Extra Strong Full Spectrum Recovery Cream
This is the only topical available from Herbstrong, and there is 1000mg of CBD per tub for $65. Once again, this is far less expensive than most of its rivals. The cream also contains ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, stearic acid, glyceryl distearate, and cetyl alcohol.
It is a well-packaged product, and the cream is deliberately unscented. It is unusual to get 50 x 20mg servings of cream in a tub for such a low price, so it is excellent value for money if it works. Fortunately, it does. I rubbed it on my lower back and prepared for fireworks. Of course, what happened was a gradual relaxation of the muscles.
Whenever I had extreme pain, I rubbed some of this cream on the affected area and found the pain manageable in under an hour. This Extra Strong cream could be a lifesaver for those who perform a lot of manual labor because it eliminates the crippling pain that would otherwise force you to stay at home or become chained to a desk.
Review of Extra Strong Full Spectrum Cartridge and Battery Set
If you like vaping and need CBD for any reason, this is a fantastic piece of kit for $70. It enables you to vape CBD to your heart’s content and comes with 500mg of CBD vaping oil. There is also a mini USB charging unit, and any standard 510 cartridges will fit the battery, so you don’t necessarily need to purchase Herbstrong cartridges.
Once again, the oil is naturally hemp flavored and is infused in MCT oil. To use, screw one of the magnetic disks to the bottom of the cartridge after you have removed the plastic cover. Simply slide the cartridge into the battery and start vaping! It switches on automatically, which means no buttons and no learning curve.
I thoroughly enjoyed the vaping experience and is something I need to do more often. As expected, the vaporized CBD worked fast, and I felt relaxed and calm, but not high because of course there is effectively zero THC in the oil. It is an excellent option whether you have chronic pain or else you want to relax in the afternoon or evening. You can purchase a 500mg CBD oil cartridge separately for $45, and the battery costs $30 by itself.
What About Herbstrong’s Other Products?
The rest of the brand’s items relate to pets, in what it calls its ‘Strong Paws’ range. You can purchase full spectrum recovery drops for your pet in three strengths:
- 250mg: $30
- 1000mg: $65
- 2000mg: $125
You are supposed to give 1 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of your pet’s weight. Therefore, a 100-pound dog would need 10mg of CBD each day. Research into cannabidiol’s effect on animals, especially dogs, is even less detailed than research into the impact on humans. It is up to you to decide if CBD is worth a shot.
Finally, you have the option to purchase a Herbstrong gift card in six amounts: $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, and $200.
Where Can I Purchase Herbstrong’s Products?
Make your way to the official Herbstrong shopping page to get everything you need from this brand. Customers can benefit from free shipping on all U.S. orders of $100+. Enter the code ‘STRONGER15’ at the checkout to receive a 15% discount. Herbstrong also ships to certain locations in Australia. If you live in the U.S, you should receive your package in 2-5 working days.
Final Thoughts on Herbstrong
Although Herbstrong markets itself to the fitness community, anyone in need of something to reduce stress and treat chronic pain is welcome to try this brand’s CBD products. The ones I used worked faster than most I have tried. This combination of efficacy and speed means Herbstrong is a brand to watch, and perhaps one worth investing in.
- Excellent value for money.
- Ships relatively quickly across the United States.
- Uses full-spectrum CBD oil.
- The products I tried worked quickly and provided noticeable benefits.
- Lack of information about the brand on the official website.
- Lack of third-party lab reports is always a concern.