Surprising us is a rarity. From tinctures to vapes, to gummies, and everything in between we’ve seen and tried it all.
But it was a special day at CBD Informative when we got our hands on a fully CBG hemp extract – life Research’s 1000 mg CBG Rosin.
CBG, the mother of all cannabinoids, is a difficult compound to extract. It usually shows up in traces in more common tinctures of CBD.
A full CBG formula like this was a first for us. Needless to say, we were excited y’all.
So, we put life Research’s tincture to the test with expectations running high. And we’re pleased to say it exceeded all of them.
Overall Rating for life Research Rosin CBG Tincture
First things first. Life Research impressed the whole team with this powerful formula. Their 1000 mg CBG Rosin earned a well-deserved 9.9 overall score. That landed it in a tie for the number 2 spot in our most highly reviewed products ever.
This tincture’s got it all: stylish packaging, simple ingredients, potent effects, and a nice taste to boot.
We can’t recommend this one highly enough. It’s perfect for those curious to see what CBG can do, or anyone looking for a damn good hemp oil.
Read on for the full breakdown on why you need to try this unique CBG tincture.
The CBD Informative Scoring System
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here’s a quick breakdown of how we come up with our scores.
- Lab Quality (5 points) – The product is sent to a 3rd-party lab for testing. There, it’s checked for cannabinoid levels and impurities to see if it’s consistent with the company’s claims.
- Effects (1 point) – Our testers sample the extract for two weeks and record their experience.
- Taste (1 point) – Testers judge the flavor profile and share their thoughts.
- Packaging (1 point) – This score is our initial impressions on the quality of labeling, packaging, and the company website.
This review was tricky to fit into our existing algorithm since we’ve never tried a full CBG extract. We usually factor in active CBD and THC cannabinoids alone.
But, since this tincture added a couple of CBG compounds into the mix, we had to come up with a new algorithm. We’re still factoring in THC here since staying under 0.3% is critical.
Life Research 1000mg Rosin CBGa Tincture
Life Research’s 1000 mg Rosin tincture is the first full CBG extract we’ve ever reviewed. CBG is the root (or “mother”) of all other cannabinoids. Every other cannabinoid including THC and CBD comes from this one compound.
CBG’s been getting a lot of attention recently for the long list of ailments it has the potential to help with. There’s a lot left to learn, but researchers are working to understand CBG’s role in anxiety, inflammation, pain, and a lot more.
So naturally, our team couldn’t wait to see what the mother of all cannabinoids could do!
The ingredients list is bare and simple at just two items long. This no-fuss tincture had our hopes high from the start thanks to its all-natural approach. This tincture contains:
- MCT Oil – a safe delivery agent that protects the active cannabinoids as they’re digested
- Full-Spectrum Rosin Extracted Hemp Oil – 1000 mg of CBG-rich oil. A rosin extraction uses heat and pressure to naturally press the oil from plants. It’s 100% solvent-free and retains terpenes extremely well.
That’s it! Once we knew what was under the hood, it was time to apply some science and check the company’s claims.
The CBD Informative Testing and Rating
We start every test the same way you should, by confirming the lab results. But unless you’re packing a real serious chemistry kit, you probably have no way to check your CBD label’s claims. So, we took care of that for you with our friends over at Level One Labs.
Their reliable testing gives us our first and most important score: potency. We were expecting a lot based on the sleek, mysterious bottle, and raw ingredients list.
Third Party Test Results
The graph above it shows the same levels of CBD as the CBGa. We had to include the measure of CBD as that is what our system’s algorithm is set up to measure. life Research does not have much CBD in it as it is focused on CBG and CBGa. View our lab report for all the accurate levels of CBD and CBG and CBGa.
The results gave this CBG rosin a 10 out of 10 for potency. Before we get into it, check out the company’s claim vs. our lab test:
It’s expected to miss the mark a bit when you’re dealing with organics like plants. So, we allow a 10% variance in claims to lab results. (Read about our scoring system for more on that.) Life Research’s result of under 5% variance is really impressive to us. This shows rigorous oversight during manufacturing and a precise extraction method.
Life Research’s team told us they make sure there’s more than enough CBG in their products to match the label. We think you can expect to get everything you pay for (and maybe a little bit extra) across their whole line.
The CBD Informative Assessment
After the lab tests were squared away, our team went to work on the subjective parts of our review. We rated the manufacturing quality and the tincture’s effects next.
The Manufacturer – life Research
A brand’s labeling is one of the first signs of its quality. And life Research nailed it here. We were impressed for sure and gave them a 9.7 since they were close to our perfect 10 awarded to Kurativ and Cypress Hemp.
Our initial impressions of life Research’s packaging were great! We all enjoyed the understated and elegant labeling on the bottles. There’s an old-timey, mystical quality to the transparent labeling and see-through green tint of the bottle.
The high contrast of the white text is easy to read and looks classy against the emerald glass. It’s also easy to see how much CBD you have left with a quick glance.
We factor in a brand’s website into this category too. And we’re happy to say life Research didn’t disappoint.
Their website has the same clean, understated look of the bottles. The information on the site is easy to find and you’re never bombarded with too much. The real bottle lives up to the high standards that the photos set on their website too.
The Product – Full-Spectrum Rosin CBG Extract: 1000mg CBG
Next, let’s talk about two of the most important things in any hemp extract: the taste and the effects.
We gave this enjoyable CBG extract a 9.5 for taste.
The extract pulled into the dropper as a hazy, golden green. Its natural look was a big hint about the flavor we were all about to enjoy.
It doesn’t taste like a pure cannabis flavor exactly. But, there’s something so natural and organic about the flavor. The most interesting note was a slight peppery feeling at the back end. Lovers of plain hemp flavor will really enjoy this one.
We’d still give it high marks in the flavor department, even without knowing all the benefits in this extract. The fact that there are no sacrifices to the taste to get them there is another big plus.
We were blown away by how well this CBG extract worked. So, the team unanimously gave it a perfect 10.
Most of our testers prefer full spectrum products. So, they were curious to see what this full spectrum CBG formula could do. All testers tried the extract for a couple of weeks to fully experience any differences.
Well, the mother of cannabinoids really delivered. All testers agreed they felt a wealth of benefits. And two said it was tough to keep their eyes open when used for bedtime. They reported some of the deepest sleep they’d felt in a long time.
All about life Research
We look into every company we feature here on CBD Informative. It’s important to us to know you’re buying from transparent companies you can trust.
You can really feel good about buying from life Research. The owners, DJ and Robert Hill are two amazing people with a genuine mission to help people.
DJ and Robert both grew up in rural areas of Minnesota. They succeeded in writing and the arts, and a law practice, respectively. But after stumbling upon the potential of hemp as a versatile remedy, the pair shifted their sights to life research (hence the brand name).
The couple’s shared interest in holistic medicine and the healing power of cannabis led them to buy a hemp farm in Colorado. There they grow a unique strain of CBG-rich hemp created over 3 years of careful research.
Thanks to the work of some brilliant hemp geneticists, a splash of alchemical mystique, and good old-fashioned, Minnesota-made work ethic, life Research’s CBG-focused rosins, and spagyric tinctures are like nothing else on the shelves right now.
Make an Informed Buy with CBD Informative
That wraps up our review of this incredible tincture. Seeing how effective this rosin was, CBG absolutely can (and maybe should) have a place in your wellness routine. We don’t know about you, but we’re certainly looking forward to what else is discovered about the mother of all cannabinoids.
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