We are excited about the all-organic CBD elixirs produced by Canna Hemp; by restricting their ingredients to three elements (coconut MCT Oil, cannabidiol (CBD), and terpenes), clients receive the cleanest and most effective CBD products and results possible.
The elixirs formulated and manufactured by Canna Hemp always use 100% legal CBD and real cannabis terpenes (extracted independently of the CBD isolates), all using their state-of-the-art nanoparticle technology. This method produces microscopic particles small enough to be absorbed at a cellular level; in turn, this better combines the CBD and terpenes, creating an “entourage effect” (enhanced synergy between the cannabinoids and terpenes, for improved overall effects). For consumers, this means more effective results from these high quality organic products.
Terpenes are responsible for the fragrance and flavor of cannabis plants. As both smells and tastes have direct and subconscious effects on the human mind and body, familiar aromas or tastes can trigger physical and even emotional effects on people (for instance, both the smell of freshly baked cookies and popcorn often evoke strong but different memories and feelings). By combining various terpenes in their CBD products, Canna Hemp takes advantage of the healing, calming, and energizing effects they offer.
The Focus Elixir is, according to Canna Hemp, a “CBD-infused mix that invigorates the taste buds with a refreshing punch of grapefruit.” It is composed of a blend of the following terpenes (listed by percentage of mass from most to least as reported by RSR Analytical Laboratories), followed by their known properties (according to Science Direct) and natural flavors:
- Terpinene (0.141%) – Properties: sedative, antibiotic, AChE inhibitor, antioxidant, and antimalarial; Flavors: citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit
- Myrcene (0.118%) – Properties: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antimutagenic; Flavors: mangos, hops, lemongrass, and thyme
- Pinene (0.111%) – Properties: anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, stimulant, antibiotic, antineoplastic, and AChE inhibitor; Flavors: pine needles and earthy herbs like rosemary, basil, dill, and parsley
- Limonene (0.099%) – Properties: immune potentiator, antidepressant, and antimutagenic; Flavors: fruit rinds, rosemary, peppermint, and juniper
- Caryophyllene (0.064%) – Properties: anti-inflammatory, cytoprotective, antimalarial, and CB2 agonist; Flavors: cloves, cinnamon, and black peppers
- Geraniol (0.031%) – Properties: antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory; Flavors: rose, coriander, lemon, blueberry, and nutmeg
- Cymene (0.016%) – Properties: antibiotic, anticandidal, AChE inhibitor; Flavors: bergamot, allspice, anise, and blackberry
You may ask why terpinine, sitting at the top of the list, identifies sedative as a known property for a product promoting focus and concentration. In this instance, the sedative effect is mild and helps reduce anxiety, while balancing out other components containing natural stimulants (like pinene).
Anti-inflammatory properties appear in many of the terpenes, a reason this elixir is popular with fitness advocates and athletes. AChE inhibitors help increase attention and improve memory, resulting in quicker learning and greater motivation. With the antibiotic, antidepressant, anticancer, antioxidant, and other healthy properties also scattered among these terpenes, it all points to ingredients intended to help you focus with less distraction and sharper attention.
The CBD Informative Testing and Rating
At CBD Informative, we perform rigorous third party testing for every product we consider before giving our endorsement.
Third Party Test Results
We sent one bottle of the Focus Elixir to Level One Labs in Scottsdale, Arizona to verify the results of Canna Hemp’s 3rd Party Lab Results from RSR Analytical Laboratories in Nevada. Both laboratories have outstanding reputations for CBD testing.
The Certificate of Analysis from Level One Labs showed Focus Elixir contained 927.4 mg of total active cannabinoids, which were all CBD content. This compared to the original Certificate of Analysis from RSR Analytical Laboratories that showed their bottle contained 1,139.78 mg of cannabinoids, puts the variance at 0.2272 from the manufacturer’s original 3rd party analysis and report. This variance is outside of our 10% allowed threshold taking 1.272 points away from the potency score.
With Focus Elixir from Canna Hemp, our test verified their CBD is not fake, as we expected would happen considering our overall experience with this company.
CBD Informative Assessment
Our rating includes our own personal assessment; this involves evaluating the manufacturer and testing the product ourselves.
The Manufacturer – Canna Hemp
As a manufacturer, we are highly impressed with Canna Hemp; their Focus Elixir contains no sugar, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, or alcohol (as with all their other products). More important than what is excluded is what they include: we applaud their decision to exclusively use coconut MCT oil in their products.
In our opinion (and the opinion of most industry experts), coconut MCT oil is the best material to use in their elixirs since it is more readily absorbed by the body. (MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which is what allows for immediate absorption by the liver; alternatively, long-chain triglycerides are fatty acids not directly absorbed by the liver, instead relying upon other internal processes, such as bile or pancreatic enzymes, to further process those fatty acids before arriving at the liver). Their products are also highly water soluble, which is important as this allows more of the CBD to be absorbed, which in turn produces better and more effective effects.
We love what this company represents (quality, organic CBD), their mission statement (“To offer action sports athletes natural and alternative methods for recovery and rehabilitation”), and even their packaging. Once you get your hands on their product, you can tell that every detail was thoughtfully planned and implemented to produce the finest CBD elixir on the market.
Best of all, though, is how they infuse their terpenes into the CBD to develop rich flavors, which in turn enhance the results of their products. We a high regard for Canna Hemp and are proud to endorse their products for those seeking the best results from their CBD consumption.
The Product – Focus Elixir
Let us note in advance that our team are not fans of grapefruit, lemon, or other citrus flavors; that being said, we were completely impressed by the rich flavor this elixir delivered. More importantly is the positive effect our team experienced from using this product.
Since we regularly test CBD products, we can tell inferior elixirs from those that deliver anticipated results. (We have even tested CBD products that must have been a placebo, considering no one experienced any discernible effects.) With the Focus Elixir, within 30 minutes the effects were noticeable and good; the company benefited as well, since their work performance for the remainder of the day was focused and outstanding!
Our team is looking forward to testing the other elixirs in the Canna Hemp line: Calm Elixir, Euphoria Elixir, Relief Elixir, and Sleep Elixir blends all use different terpene mixtures, meaning new and delicious taste sensations to please their palates. Canna Hemp also produces a Natural Elixir, made just like their other elixirs but leaves out the terpenes, which eliminates flavoring (we consider it like a refreshing glass of clean clear water!).
The CBD Informative Overall Rating for Focus Elixir by Canna Hemp – 9.08
Our overall rating for Canna Hemp’s Focus Elixir is a 9.08 for a great product! Unfortunately, the product contained less CBD than advertised which results in a small point deduction. As our test group are not big citrus fans, they unanimously gave the taste a 9 out of 10. They did agree that the taste was natural and full, however the fruit aftertaste was the overlaying factor in that decision. More importantly than the taste, the effect was better than expected or experienced from many other CBD products.
For our clients looking to help reduce distractions and improve their performance, CBD Informative unhesitatingly endorses and recommends Focus Elixir by Canna Hemp!