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Greenlife Organics CBD Oil Evaluation

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PURE GOLD FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL

Pure Gold is one of five tinctures available on the company website and is the most expensive of all five. The tincture is designed to help you sleep better, relieve your body from aches and pains, and helps support your body in dealing with stress. The tincture is described as being unflavored, which usually means a smooth and earthy flavor of hemp, but we’ll get to the actual taste test shortly. The tincture came in exquisite packaging: a pure white box with the company logo and gold accents. The Greenlife Organics mission statement was located on the right of the box and takes up the entire side of the packaging. On the left side of the box, there is a suggested usage, along with instructions on how to use and where to store. And finally, on the back of the box, there is a description of the product facts. The serving size and servings per bottle are listed (0.5mL and 60, respectively), as well as the other ingredients: hemp oil and pure gold extract. The little flap on the inside of the box was really cute, as it salutes your health with a statement “To Your Health And Wellness,” which I thought was a nice touch. 

Experience

The actual bottle came with a plastic seal (to ensure freshness) that encased the entire glass bottle. I was able to remove the plastic seal without difficulty (I used a box cutter blade to slice through it) and observed the bottle itself. The 30mL (1 oz.) bottle was frosted clear glass and the label wrapped nearly all the way around it. I was able to see the tincture’s color and level through the frosted glass but had a tough time seeing the liquid’s viscosity. The label itself was professional and crisp, with a white background boldly showcasing the gold letters, reflective gold banner, and green company logo. The name Pure Gold was stamped dead center into the label, with  “Hemp Extract <0.3% THC” & “Unflavored” located neatly below. There was a dark gray circle underneath this that stated that the bottle contained 1200mg of CBD, or roughly 40mg of CBD per dropper. The back of the label again stated the suggested use, instructions, and warnings, just like on the box. A barcode and the product origin (Made In The USA) were The dropper tip was a soft white nub and was encircled by a painted silver base that screwed onto the bottle. After vigorously shaking the bottle, I unscrewed the bottle with extreme ease and prepared to take my first dropperful of the tincture. 

Being that this tincture was 1200mg of CBD, I knew to expect a strong scent of hemp when I held the bottle to my nose. I squeezed the dropper full and observed the color of the tincture. The frosted glass makes the tincture look like it’s a dark brown, almost like freshly brewed coffee. However, the tincture showed easily through the graduated dropper to be a dark yellow, almost like an extra virgin olive oil. The dropper was strong enough to suck up an entire dropperful of tincture, almost to the very top! I had to release some to get to the suggested dosage of 0.5mg, but I noticed that the tincture was very oily and consistent. I placed the dropper contents under my tongue and let it sit for the recommended 90 seconds before swallowing. I noted that the tincture was easy to hold under my tongue and had a pleasant sensation. It wasn’t too oily nor did it taste like anything until I swallowed. A word of warning: the tincture was VERY strong in hemp flavor once I followed, and there was a slightly bitter aftertaste that lingered in the back of my throat for several seconds, sharpening with each passing second. I ended up taking a swig of water just to rid my throat of the growing discomfort, but overall, it wasn’t a bad scent, flavor, or texture. Just be prepared for that strong aftertaste and you’ll be fine.

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Beth Edmonds