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Hemp Bombs CBD E-Liquid Review

Founded in early 2016, Hemp Bombs has since managed to become one of the most popular CBD companies in the US, offering a wide variety of products, from CBD oils and tinctures, to CBD gummies, syrup and even e-liquid. They have so much stuff available that visiting their site can actually be a bit confusing, especially if, like me, you don’t know too much about CBD.

Having never gotten the chance to try CBD (cannabidiol) in any form, let alone vaping it, I was pretty excited when Hemp Bombs contacted me about doing a review of some of their premium CBD e-liquid. As I mentioned, I had only read about it before, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was curious to try it.

If you’re reading this, you probably know a lot more about CBD e-liquid than I do, so I won’t be going into details about it, but for those of you who are as new to this as I was, CBD e-liquids are the same as standard e-liquids except they have a concentrated amount of crystalline CBD isolate added to the base.

According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD is an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and could potentially be used to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from neuroinflammation and epilepsy to anxiety and schizophrenia. But that doesn’t mean it’s only consumed by people suffering from these ailments. CBD is also known to be a relaxant, help you sleep better and provide an overall feeling of well-being.

Hemp Bombs produces all their products in-house, using hemp imported from Europe. Lab results available via the company website show that their e-liquids contain no THC or any other cannabinoids, so it’s legal to use in all 50 US states.

Hemp Bombs e-liquids are available in a variety of CBD concentrations, starting at 75mg, all the way to 4000 mg. It’s recommended that you start out with lower concentrations and move up if you are not satisfied with the results. For this review, I received five 16.5ml with a 75mg CBD concentration.

Before I discuss how effective Hemp Bombs CBD e-liquid was in my case, let’s first talk a bit about the flavors I received:

Exotic Watermelon Kush – This was one of my favorite of the bunch. It’s just a very simple watermelon flavor that tastes incredibly fresh. I could swear there is a bit of cactus mixed in there, as I could taste it very clearly on the exhale, but it’s not listed on the bottom, so I can’t be sure. If you like crisp, fresh watermelon, you’re probably going to love Exotic Watermelon Kush.

Sugar Cookie Kryptonite – To say I hated this flavor would be an understatement. Honestly, this could be the worst-tasting e-juice that I have ever vaped, and I have vaped a few in the last 8 years. It doesn’t even qualify as vapeable in my book, and the only reason I forced myself to try it more than once was for this review. But it really didn’t matter, this stuff tastes nothing like a sugar cookie, or any other type of cookie. Actually, it doesn’t taste like anything edible. It just has a rancid taste that reminds me of the old Chinese-made juices that passed as tobacco about 7-8 years ago, only a lot worse.

I am honestly tempted to think that someone made mistake and switched some bottles, because I have a hard time believing someone tasted this stuff and said ‘yeah, that’s a good sugar cookie’. I know taste is subjective, but this stuff wouldn’t appeal to anyone, I’m sure of it.

Wild Blueberry Jam – Following my experience with Sugar Cookie Kryptonite, this flavor was a very pleasant surprise. The name says blueberry jam, but to me this tasted more like a berry mix or berry smoothie. It was fresh, very flavorful and just sweet enough to make it enjoyable to vape. If you like berry flavors, this juice is good choice.

Vanilla Cupcake Swirl – Sadly, this particular flavor wasn’t very good, and I am tempted to believe that Hemp Bombs just doesn’t do good dessert flavors. The fruity ones I’ve tried were decent, nothing to write home about but definitely good enough to vape, even just to get the benefits of the CBD. Vanilla Cupcake Swirl and that “sugar cookie” stuff, on the other hand, are pretty bad.

I guess I could say that this flavor is better than the sugar cookie one, as you can actually taste a bit of vanilla on the exhale, but otherwise, it has the same rancid, chemical-like taste that I for one cannot get used to.

Roasted Colombian Coffee – I don’t know if it’s Colombian, but it definitely tastes like coffee. Like the other four flavors I tested, it’s a really simple e-liquid that, unlike some of the others, actually tastes like you would expect.

Now, I know that these are not some gourmet e-liquids. People basically buy them for the CBD content, but that doesn’t mean they can taste disgusting and no one will care. I care, and I seriously hope Hemp Bombs does something about some of these recipes, because they are downright horrible.

Regarding the effectiveness of these CBD e-liquids, I can’t really say that I’ve been impressed with them. Maybe it’s the low CBD concentration I was sent, I’m not sure, but I didn’t really felt any changes to my mood after vaping them, at least not during the day. This was my first experience with CBD, so I’m pretty sure I would have noticed if it made a serious impact. I don’t suffer from any chronic pain, anxiety or any of the conditions that CBD is supposed to help with, so I can’t comment on e-liquids’ effectiveness in that regard, but in terms of “complete relaxation” and overall good feeling, I really didn’t feel any changes.

CBD is also supposed to help you sleep better, and I have to admit that on the occasions when I vaped it late at night, before going to bed, I did feel very sleepy and actually fell asleep very fast. It could have been the CBD, I guess, but it was also past midnight and my weekdays are usually very tiring, so it could have been just exhaustion as well. The placebo effect could also play a part.

Overall, my experience with Hemp Bombs CBD e-liquid has been inconclusive. As I understand it, CBD doesn’t really work for everyone, or at least doesn’t have the same effect, so even though I didn’t feel any significant improvement to my mood and well-being doesn’t mean that you won’t either. But I also can’t say it worked wonders, when it didn’t. maybe I’ll try a higher concentration next time, just for comparison.

These e-liquids were sent to me by Hemp Bombs, for the purpose of this review.

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