Josh Hurst is a journalist, critic, copywriter, and essayist. He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife and three sons. As a writer for Remedy Review, an independent CBD review site, Josh covers the relationship between cannabis-based products and the human body.
If you've ever taken CBD and felt zero effects afterward, you're not alone. In fact, my first time trying CBD didn't go over too well. I started my journey with cannabidiol (CBD) a couple years ago when I tried a topical cream to alleviate muscle soreness. I didn't really notice much difference until I bought a completely different CBD cream that had amazing results. It was at that moment I realized not all CBD products are created equal. Since then, I've expanded my knowledge of CBD and tried several other products, including tinctures, gummies, capsules, and much more.
I was initially drawn to Medterra because it grows its hemp in Kentucky and helps support American farmers. The company is even a member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which means its source crops meet stringent regulatory standards. This commitment to farm-to-shelf oils, edibles, and topicals is what made Medterra a popular player online and one of my reasonings for trying its products.
A few things to keep in mind when looking at a COA are the date (which should be within the last year), the CBD potency, and test results for the presence of any heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, and other unwanted chemicals. Only with the confidence of knowing that a brand is safe do I then try the products to see how they make me feel. One brand that passed my review of lab tests was Medterra, which is a well-known brand that tests all of its products through accredited third-party testing centers like ProVerde Labs and Green Scientific Labs.
One thing I've learned from my experience with CBD is that lab test results are a must. Before I try any product for myself, I want to make sure what I'm putting into my body is a safe product, and I'm sure many other consumers would want the same. That's why I took the time to learn the ins and outs of CBD product testing to know exactly what I'm looking for when I come across a lab test. These test results, or Certificates of Analysis (COA), are one of the easiest ways to evaluate a CBD company and its products.
As a member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, Medterra adheres to rigorous guidelines that ensure each batch of hemp is nothing but the best in terms of quality and potency.
You guessed it: THC.
1.) Medterra products are made from the world’s best hemp.
This bundle comes complete with a bottle of 750mg Rapid Cooling Cream and a bottle of Medterra’s signature CBD gel capsules.
Now that we’ve talked about Medterra’s different formulas, let’s decide which one’s best for you.
In each of Medterra’s capsules, 25mg of CBD is suspended in fractionated coconut oil and then encapsulated for easy consumption.
Medterra recommends these CBD topicals to help manage sore muscles and joints. The formula used to make this product is well-suited for this application — especially if you prefer a cooling action over a heating action. This is often a matter of opinion but can also depend on the source of the problem.
There are two CBD concentrations of this product currently available. Many companies only offer one or two topicals, so this is a decent selection in this category of CBD products.
This rapid cooling cream from Medterra is formulated with high-strength CBD, along with cooling menthol and a series of botanical extracts like arnica, bergamot, and grapefruit seed oils to ease inflammation and soothe the affected areas.
Topicals allow you to target specific areas of your body to focus the effects of the CBD directly to the affected area.
Medterra offers two potencies of their cooling creams — a milder 2.5 mg/mL potency, and a stronger 7.5 mg/mL version. Both are formulated with other healing herbs like arnica, menthol, grapefruit, rosemary, clary sage, ginger and more to help guide the effects of the CBD and make the formula more effective at fighting pain and inflammation.
Both concentrations of this Rapid Cooling Cream come in 100 mL bottles.
This formula is simple but highly useful for the intended use of this product. The active ingredients are cannabidiol (CBD), along with cooling menthol, grapefruit seed extract, safflower seed oil, olive fruit oil, basil leaf oil, bergamot oil, Arnica montana extract, tea tree oil, ginger extract, lemon peel extract, lime peel oil, rosemary extract, and clary sage oil.