Black Tie CBD is a premier supplier of industrial hemp flowers based in Umpqua Valley, Oregon. Black Tie CBD has been in business since 2018 and specialized in high rosin hemp flowers, which are then used to create a wide range of CBD and CBG products. Besides their hemp flower, Black Tie CBD sells everything from CBD pet treats, CBD oil cartridges, CBD tinctures, and even CBG tablets.
The quality of Black Tie’s flowers and products match what you would find in a dispensary and each of their products come with lab reports to prove their chemical makeup. Besides having up to date lab reports, Black Tie CBD’s sustainably sourced hemp products have also been certified Non-GMO, Halal, Vegan, and carry the Good Management Practices (GMP) certification.
I’ve previously had the pleasure of reviewing Black Tie CBD’s Blueberry Pie Hemp Flower. This time, Black Tie CBD sent over their CBG herbal tablets as well as their full spectrum CBD tincture in their lemon ginger flavor - I was excited to try both.
The Black Tie CBD CBG Herbal Capsules come in a white plastic bottle with a black cap. The label features the Black Tie CBD vertical logo in black and white as well as Supplement Facts all over a light grey argyle background. The bottle features 5000mg of decarboxylated CBG hemp flowers distributed evenly between 25 tablets. Opening the bottle reveals each of the tablets is a clear capsule that allows you to see the CBG flower inside.
I took one 200mg CBG herbal tablet after lunch and went about my day. About two hours in, I realized that the pain in the small of my back had gone away, which I expected. What was unexpected was that the stinging feeling in the cut on my finger had also subsided. Since the CBG herbal tablets feature CBG flowers, they also have concentrations of other cannabinoids which allow for the entourage effect and some of the familiar feelings I’ve experienced from CBD herbal tablets except with wider pain relief.
CBG (cannabigerol) isn’t nearly as well studied as THC or CBD, but what has come out from animal studies is promising to say the least. Besides being useful for pain relief, CBG has been shown to have an attenuating effect on THC’s psychoactive properties - making it useful and promising for applications where a clear head is a must. I did notice that the effects of my THC use during the rest of the day felt a little muted - but still enjoyable. What struck me the most though, was the sleep that I got that night. It sounds so cliche, but I slept like a baby and woke up feeling relaxed.
Ease of use: 5/5
Overall score: 5/5
The Black Tie CBD Full Spectrum Tincture comes in a black box that features the Black Tie bowtie logo in dark grey, a window to see the vial, as well as dosage, ingredients and disclaimer information. Opening up the box reveals the Full Spectrum tincture vial and its dropper top. The label on the vial has a beautiful argyle background that features shades of grey, lemon yellow, and ginger gold.
The 1 fluid ounce vial of full-spectrum hemp oil contains 1200mg of CBD. The oil is made of medium-chain triglycerides oil (MCT oil) which is easier for the body to absorb - leading to a more efficient CBD ingestion method. Since this CBD tincture is full-spectrum, that means that besides CBD, the tincture also contains CBN, CBG, CBDA, and THC in a legal amount (<0.3%). The oil also has citrus terpenes added to it which allows for the entourage effect to come into play. Black Tie CBD’s full spectrum CBD tincture is also available in Orange Citrus, Espresso, and Natural Hemp flavors.
I unscrewed the dropper top and saw that the dropper was marked at 0.25 mL, 0.5 mL, 0.75 mL, and 1 mL. I filled the dropper up to 0.5 mL to start with and dropped the full spectrum oil into my mouth under my tongue. I held it there for a full minute and let it dissipate into my mucous membranes - I didn’t feel the need to chase the oil with another drink or water like I sometimes have to do with tinctures.
To put it simply: The tincture is delicious. The lemon isn’t sweet at all, but neither is it tart. The ginger is discernible but not overpowering in its spiciness. The amount of ginger and lemon flavoring that Black Tie CBD used for their CBD tincture is perfect for those with a low ginger taste tolerance.
Within ten minutes, I started feeling the calming effects. The tightness and soreness in my lower abs loosened and I felt it was easier to sit up straight. Staying in a proper sitting position allowed my blood to circulate throughout my body better. One thing that I noticed with the tincture was that the handful of mosquito bites that I had nearly immediately stopped itching as much.
Ease of use: 4.9/5
Overall score: 4.9/5
Black Tie CBD offers all sorts of CBD and CBG products and I was thoroughly impressed with their full spectrum tincture and CBG herbal tablets. The tincture was delicious and efficacious, and while I didn’t really taste the CBG caps, I also found them to be extremely efficacious.
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