Social CBD, formerly Select CBD, is a CBD-brand powerhouse that has only been around for the last year or so. Partnered with Volcom, Zooey, and Sports Illustrated, Social hasn’t had any issues making a name for themselves. Their popularity undoubtedly stems from the pure, unadulterated products this company produces. Social’s CBD undergoes extremely strict extraction processes to ensure zero amounts of THC and the purest broad-spectrum or isolate extract possible. (You’ll notice that even their CBD oils are clear— that’s how pure they are.)
From tinctures to topicals to vape pens, gummies, and everything in between, Social CBD has quite an impressive range of infused products, including CBG drops. Some of their products are on the pricier side, but paying more for quality and purity is something I’ll always get behind. Social CBD is exploding in popularity so much that you can even find their products at certain Walgreens and CVS pharmacies, which is something I’ll be keeping my eye out for — though I am still trying to figure out if their products are full spectrum, broad spectrum, or both!
As some of the purest CBD on the planet, Social CBD’s products did not disappoint. Every option includes a highly concentrated dose of either broad-spectrum or CBD isolate that you can feel almost instantly. Following dosage directions, my mind felt clearer, my stress was reduced, and I wasn’t at all bothered by their taste — a strong mint seemed to be the theme flavor of this brand, which was unexpected, yet a real treat. With purity comes satisfaction, and Social CBD’s potent, unrefined products gave me much more than just that.
I’m always looking for the next best thing, so when I saw Social CBD’s CBG Oil Drops, I was hooked. CBG, or cannabigerol, is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s said to deliver serious health and wellness benefits. This tincture came with a whopping 1500mg and was totally unflavored. Within an hour, my brain fog was gone and writing became no issue.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Drops – Vanilla Mint (750mg)
Social CBD’s Vanilla Mint 750 mg. Broad-Spectrum CBD oil may be a mouthful, but it’s a mouthful of goodness. This concentrated formula provided me with waves of relaxation shortly after consuming, allowing me to fully focus on what I wanted to.
Being made purely from MCT oil, CBD, Stevia, and natural flavors, the transparent oil comes to no surprise. (After all, Social CBD does say they test their products five times.) Their broad-spectrum infused MCT created oil makes a nice change from other products similar by removing doubt on ingredients and the chance of consuming contaminants compared to other companies. The vanilla, herbal flavor makes for a perfect addition to most drinks, or you can place it directly under the tongue for quicker results but more potent flavor.
If there’s one thing Social CBD’s tinctures will do, it’s get you relaxed. Just one or two drops of this highly concentrated, pure oil were enough to provide me all-day calm and feelings of stability, and the product’s all-natural ingredients and totally pure formula eased my anxieties even more. Though I found the mint flavor to be a bit strong under the tongue, in my tea, it was absolutely wonderful.
Taking just a few puffs has never been more relaxing… literally. Social CBD’s Relax Lavender vape pen is packed full of CBD and essential oils to help provide an aromatic experience that both your mind and body will love.
Without any amounts of THC and in an easy-to-use modality, the Relax pen is easily one of my favorite CBD vapes thus far. The flavors aren’t too strong, the CBD isn’t too mild, and it is an ideal assistant after a long day of work. Plus, the baby blue color the pen comes in is just too cute to pass up.
Inhale, exhale: that’s all you have to do. This calming, potent CBD formula makes for the perfect before-bed ingredient. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of lavender smells, but when paired with hemp, the subtle aromas were just as calming as the vapor itself. It took a few hits to get me where I wanted to be, so I was bummed that I couldn’t see the lab-test results myself — also the lavender flavor tasted very artificial and perfume-like.
Often, CBD gummies can taste like you’re biting directly into a hemp leaf covered in sugar. Thankfully, that’s not the case at all with Social CBD’s raspberry broad-spectrum gummies; they’re made with real fruit juice and pure hemp extract to create natural flavors and a perfect chewy texture.
Each gummy comes with 25 mg. of CBD to give you a mild dose of health and wellness, though these gummies aren’t specialized for anything in particular. Rather, they’re made for full-body balance and stability.
With only very subtle hints of hemp combined with real raspberry and apple juice, I had no issue enjoying a few of these gummies throughout my day for added stability. Unfortunately, the packs only come with ten gummies, and, though they were effective enough to provide me a sense of calm, the 25 mg. might not be a potent enough dose for everyone. They were extra chewy with a natural fruity flavor, providing effects within an hour. The calm wasn’t long lasting, but I’d say these give about 2-3 hours.
Non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and made with all-natural ingredients, Social CBD’s Rest body lotion is one I can easily support. I’ve found a lot of CBD topicals to leave behind a messy residue that only leaves me more frustrated than anything.
This Rest body lotion, however, practically seamlessly blends into your skin without issue, and it doesn’t leave you feeling oily after use. With essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and bergamot, the topical doesn’t smell artificial nor too much like hemp. I’d say it’s just right.
At first glance, I was a bit skeptical about a topical that promoted sleep and not muscle and joint relief. I tend to utilize topicals for concentrated pain, but with the soothing essential oils combined with 300 mg. of CBD, I definitely understood what Social is about. Though this lotion won’t target stubborn pain, it releases heavy floral scents that calm you down — a perfect addition to any spa day or aromatherapy routine.
Though exercising feels great, the aches and pains that come afterward definitely don’t. Social CBD has made a product to directly combat exercise-induced inflammation called their Recover gel capsules. Each one of these potent capsules contains 33.3 mg. of CBD isolate combined with turmeric and black pepper to make for an ultimate recovery supplement that you don’t have to taste.
You also don’t have to wait very long to feel the effects. Unlike most capsules, these literally hold oil inside which allows for maximum absorption and faster effects — which can be felt in around 25-30 minutes or so.
One capsule in the morning after yoga and or in the evening after a run, and my body is feeling better than ever. I often struggle to accomplish much after the pains of a harsh workout, but taking these Recovery capsules are not only easy, but they truly do work. Within an hour, my muscles felt looser and my mind was ready to tackle the rest of the day.
Social CBD favors more than just cannabidiol. Their newest tincture, the CBG Oil Drops, utilizes a lesser-known cannabinoid called cannabigerol to provide an added boost to your brain health.
Known for reducing brain fog and enhancing mental clarity, Social’s CBG drops are designed to be taken sublingually for fast-acting and potent results. The tincture itself comes with a hefty 1,500 mg. of CBG and absolutely no added flavors or sugars.
When I saw that Social CBD branched out into CBG, I was excited to discover how they handled the cannabinoid. After about an hour, I found myself feeling more focused, and my thoughts were more uniform than my anxiety-filled self is used to. (Though the taste lingered, a bit.) Unfortunately, without the third-party test results, I still couldn’t be sure of the quality, despite how attentive it made me feel.
Instead of dealing with greasy, messy lotions or creams, you can rely on a CBD-infused patch to do the trick without any cleanup. Social CBD’s Infused Patch comes with a healthy dose of 60 mg. of CBD per patch, designed to deliver concentrated relief in an easy-to-use, long-lasting form.
Simply, you place the patch on your area of pain, apply pressure, and then replace it after 24 hours. It’ll take about an hour to start working, but, once it does, you have a full day of pain relief wherever the patch targets.
I’ll admit it: Social CBD has come up with one of the easiest ways to enjoy CBD. I felt pain relief from the second I applied the patch to the moment I replaced it, and I didn’t have to worry about reapplication or readjustment. The biggest issue I found with these patches is their availability of only 1 or 3-packs: this simply isn’t enough to stay ahead of the pain.