We purchased this CBD product and tested it at independent testing facilities to measure levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids and compare the results to the manufacturer's claims. Here are the results. (Learn more about our review process.)
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Elixinol claims to have 1000 mg of CBD in this 100 mL bottle. Lab B converted their milliliter claims into grams, which is about 1.01 grams per milliliter. It’s about a gram per milliliter. This conversion suggests that Elixinol claims 9.89 mg of CBD per gram. Lab B found 9.34 mg of CBD and trace levels of other cannabinoids.
*It's common to see oral CBD doses at 5 mg, 15 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg for consumer products. Researchers use much larger doses (25 mg to 1500 mg of CBD). CBD dosing is highly individualized and much less is known about topical CBD doses.
The package quantity in grams is 101.147, based on a g/ml conversion factor of 1.01147 reported by Lab B.
Disclaimer: the lab results here are an estimate and will not be exact. The labs measure creams in grams. Manufacturer claims for this product are in milliliters, which is a measure of volume. Volume can change based on temperature, settling, air pockets, etc. Additional ingredients and the consistency of creams may also affect lab results.
Elixinol claims this Sports Gel is broad-spectrum, including CBD, other cannabinoids, and zero THC. We found their claims to be valid.
Lab B found that Elixinol contained 5.53% fewer cannabinoids than suggested by their label or an "A" score. We'll give Elixinol the benefit of the doubt and say that their claims are exact because the gels' volume can change slightly and affect lab results.
Elixinol is known for being one of the largest CBD companies and is USDA Organic, US Hemp Authority Certified, and reputable. Plus, they're Australian and everyone loves the Aussies. My first review of Elixinol was rough, but I became a fan of this brand after trying their 500 mg Cinnamint tincture, which was delightful.
This topical broad-spectrum CBD is a good deal at 6.6 cents. Your average broad-spectrum CBD oil is 10 cents per milligram.
They nailed it. There's zero hemp smell. It's got menthol, but it subtle. It's got camphor, but it doesn't smell like Vicks Vapor rub. It's got capsaicin, but it doesn't smell like a chili pepper. It smells like a clean sweet mint. I can't fully describe the scent because nothing is overwhelming. There's basil here, maybe I smell sweet basil, but I can't say for sure. It almost smells like a good chia tea mixed with some mint and other pleasing aromas. Maybe it's the grapefruit that I like. Some might just say it smells like sweet mint. It smells great.
The CBD dose claimed by Elixinol is 1000 mg CBD in this 100 mL bottle. That's about 10 mg of CBD per milliliter squirt. One milliliter is roughly a gram or a spray the size of a quarter that you can massage over an entire body part. Our labs found slightly less CBD, but they also had to estimate the volume of this cream and the volume changes based on temp, air pockets, settling, etc. Lab B found 9.34 mg of CBD per gram and that's a decent size dose. This gel is "broad-spectrum" and includes other cannabinoids, but their trace levels are likely too low to increase CBD's effects. The menthol, camphor, capsaicin, arnica, and other natural ingredients are typical in pain relief creams. This sports gel is an excellent combination of CBD and natural pain-relief ingredients.
CBD dosing is highly individualized. There’s not enough topical-CBD research to suggest a dose. The combination of cannabinoids that helps me is different from what will help you. Base the strength of a CBD product on its cannabinoid levels and how they affect you personally. Look for products with similar cannabinoid levels when you find one that works.
It's a cream-colored gel that goes on clear. Perfect. The bottle is super sturdy with a nice pump on it. The branding and material are all high end.
Elixinol’s Sports Gel goes on clear and smells fantastic. The natural ingredients are powerful. It says broad-spectrum, but like most broad-spectrums, it pretty much just CBD. If you want a cream with a bunch of cannabinoids, go for a full-spectrum CBD. Elixinol's Sports Gel is excellent if you want a natural, potent CBD topical from a reputable company.
Elixinol offers CBD extracts, capsules, and topicals.