Product review: Giving our health the time of day with Foria’s Hemp Tonic
In a world of deadlines, ticking clocks, and endless to-do lists, it’s easy to lose sight of your health and wind up eating ramen at your desk on the daily instead of a salad or a fruit-filled smoothie. Luckily for us, Foria, a cannabis company out of California, decided to take pity on us and send us a few products to give a spin.
While this company is making headlines with its Pleasure line of products (suppositories, lube, vapes), this week we tested out the Foria Basics Broad-Spectrum Hemp Tonic for Daily Wellness. This sleek little bottle contains 1000 mg of hemp extracted CBD in 100 percent organic MCT coconut oil. The tonic contains zero solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, additives, preservatives, or THC.
The packaging suggests adults take 0.5 ml of the tonic, which I mixed in with my daily morning beverage (coffee or tea). There are about 60 servings in each container (if you stay true to the suggested 0.5 ml amount).
On its own, the tonic itself isn’t too bad - it’s oily with a minty aftertaste and smell. However, I much preferred measuring out the droplets into my morning beverage, rather than pouring the vial straight down my gullet. While the tonic isn’t terrible, coffee and tea are preferable to the taste buds, in my humble opinion.
I wasn’t feeling terribly well when I started including the tonic in my daily ritual. Tis the season for holiday stress and all kinds of fun illnesses, unfortunately. Fortunately, not long after I began taking the tonic, I felt a noticeable difference in my energy levels and how I was feeling overall. I am in no way claiming that Foria’s health tonic cured what I eventually found out was a virus/strep throat (go me) – pretty sure my antibiotic did that – but I did find myself feeling less like I wanted to curl up on the couch and die.
I’d like to continue to keep Foria’s tonic in my daily routine. It’s a simple way to take one more step toward giving a damn about my health, and, as an added bonus, it doesn’t taste like a blade of grass I’m trying to convince myself to swallow, cuz vitamins.
If you’re someone who is also trying to give a damn about your health and you’ve got a little extra money to splurge, I would suggest giving this little health tonic a whirl. It’s an easy peasy way to give your body the health benefits it deserves, but probably isn’t getting.
Sir Blaze Ridcully