AbsoluteXtracts is a cannabis company with a good reputation for all types of cannabis users. The brand is part of the CannaCraft family, which includes Care by Design and Satori, two lines we’ve also featured on CBD Oracle. AbsoluteXtracts makes everything from vape cartridges to sublingual drops and gummies, and does most of them very well. While used by some recreationally, AbsoluteXtracts prides themselves on being “committed to providing patients with pure, safe, and potent cannabis concentrates.”
AbsoluteXtracts products vary in effectiveness, but each is tied to the way the cannabinoids are absorbed, like sublingually vs. through digestion. Although there are some CBD-heavy options, most of their products are THC-forward, but incorporate the use of food grade terpenes both for flavor and effect. Each product is reasonably priced and medicinally effective – great for beginners and those who like to microdose, but easy to dose up with most of their products if you want a certain effect.
AbsoluteXtracts creates a variety of products, but seems to specialize in those for sleep and relaxation. Because the company makes products in multiple categories, the effectiveness varies across the brand. Sublingual drops and vapes provide a more immediate and consistent effect, whereas the softgels and gummies are easiest to consume but take the longest and vary the most. This discrepancy has to do with the way the cannabis is absorbed – sublingually vs. having to be digested. Regardless of the format, AbsoluteXtracts products have pleasant tastes with no off-putting notes of cannabis.
If you’re looking for a convenient, versatile and clean option for a vape pen, AbsoluteXtracts “Loud+Clear” line is an attractive option. Composed of a highly potent blend of cannabis oil and live resin, the brand has 8 different strains to choose from, with varying amounts of indica and sativa for a variety of effects. The best part is the cartridges fit on your standard battery.
Sleepy Time Cannabis Soft Gels (5mg)
AbsoluteXtracts 5mg Sleepy Time Cannabis Soft Gels contain 5mg THC and less than 2mg CBD per pill, but they have higher strengths depending on your needs. This product is designed to be taken at night for sleep, but effects can be felt in anywhere from 15-90 minutes, so make sure to plan for inconsistencies.
A lot of newer brands are using heavy CBD and CBN formulations for sleep, but AbsoluteXtracts chose to go with a THC-heavy blend with added terpenes. Specifically, this product features terpenes myrcene, linalool, and terpineol, which have been known to promote deep rest and soothing relaxation. This distillate-based product is fairly affordable, at just 60 cents per softgel.
AbsoluteXtracts Soft Gels are easy to consume, but there are some inconsistencies when it comes to cannabis that must be digested. Once you do start to feel the effects – which was around 45 minutes for me – it’s all good from there. The soft gels made me feel relaxed and drowsy, and this was the lowest dose! The Sleepy Time soft gels go up to 100mg per pill if you need stronger effects. Taking this product makes it feel like just another vitamin, which is a great feeling for some people.
These Loud+Clear cartridges are perfect for the experienced cannabis user. Made with a combination of cannabis oil and live resin, they are a more potent option in the product lineup. We tried the “Sherbet” strain for this review, intended to “chill, relax, and calm.”
Each cartridge contains 0.5 grams of oil, which equates to about 150 puffs depending on the user, and is best for the late afternoon or evening when you want to feel the effects immediately. At $45 per cartridge, this is a good option if you vape on-the-go; if it’s your sole way of consuming cannabis, it could get more costly.
Vaping almost always feels like a “cleaner” option than smoking out of a pipe. In recent times it’s more important than ever to make sure your manufacturer is playing by the rules, and AbsoluteXtracts makes their products with the utmost care. You can feel the calming effects of the “Sherbet” pen almost immediately, making it the perfect option to cure the Sunday scaries or a smaller dose to rid butterflies before a big networking event. The taste is pleasant and slightly fruity, which is great compared to the many sub-par cartridges I’ve tried in my day.
Sublingual drops are one of the most effective and consistent ways to consume cannabis. This Sleepy Time blend is perfect for curing tossing and turning at night almost immediately. Since the cannabinoids are absorbed under your tongue, they head straight to the bloodstream, meaning the effects are fast-acting and nearly immediate.
With 0.63mg THC per drop, it’s easy to microdose or scale your way up. The entire bottle runs for around $54 – it’s tough to figure out an exact cost per dose since it likely varies per user. But we’ve done the math and if you consume a dose of 4-5mg THC, the cost is about 45 cents per dose.
AbsoluteXtracts Sleepy Time sublingual drops are intended to put you to sleep and they are extremely effective. I felt the calming and relaxing effects almost immediately, like a wave washing over me. I had such a sound night’s sleep and felt refreshed the next day. The taste is pleasant, reminiscent of citrus, the cherry on top of a nearly perfect experience.