Garden of Life has hundreds of supplement lines that you’ve seen at your grocery store. They’re reputable and my extensive background check found that overall, Garden of Life is a great company. Nestle now owns it. I tested their 10 mg and 30 mg tinctures and found that they were ok. However, like most broad-spectrum extracts, those formulas didn’t contain meaningful levels of other cannabinoids.
A value is hard to give this one because it’s got the trademarked Lipowheat ceramides, organic essential oils, and CBD. It’s also got “Youthful Skin” on the label, which adds god knows how much to the value. The cost per milligram of CBD is 13 cents. The average for CBD oils from isolate is 7.5 cents per milligram. This didn’t have any other meaningful cannabinoid levels in it. The cost of the trademarked Lipowheat supplement is about $20 on amazon. Plus, Garden of Life also has a bunch of essential oils in it. At $70, I would say about $30 of that is going to the “Youthful Skin” text on the label.
The box says organic mint spice flavor. I taste the orange peel, mint, nutmeg, and cardamom-a piney flavor. It’s weird. It’s not horrible. The flavor reminds me of Fernet, like, am I drinking a number 2 pencil, or does this taste good? This CBD tincture has a strange mix of essential oils. You better be ready to get weird.
Garden of Life claims this has 15 mg of CBD per milliliter and the labs found 17 or 18 mg of CBD. They also claim it has the cannabinoids found in a full-spectrum extract and the labs found it has no other meaningful levels of cannabinoids. This also has the essential oils and trademarked Lipowheat ceramides for healthy skin. The Lipowheat supplements on Amazon have great reviews and CBD is also popular in skin products. I only used this product for a few days and it wasn’t enough to notice a difference in skin health. However, I use many CBD products and I wouldn’t expect my skin to change too much.
*It’s common to see 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.
Garden of Life looks like a supplement brand that your grandma would buy, if your grandma were wealthy. It seems like a trustworthy brand that’s been around a long time. The oil itself is a golden orange color. The dropper is not labeled, so good luck with correctly measuring your dose.
I like Garden of Life. I don’t like that they call this a broad-spectrum extract that contains other cannabinoids because it doesn’t. At least, it doesn’t have meaningful levels of additional cannabinoids. People seem to like the trademarked Lipowheat supplements for skin health. It may be the right product for skin health, but it’s not an excellent broad-spectrum CBD oil.