I love how creative this industry is, they could have created the CBD oil and settled, but I’m forever finding unique and innovative ways to consume CBD, from tasty edibles to topical treatments.
Today I’m taking a closer look at the Elevar Leafs CBD Oral Strips, so read on for the full review.
What Do You Get In Each Strip?
According to the lab reports, they contained a minimum of the 25mg of CBD they state on the packaging. With 5 strips in each pack, this means you get 125mg per pack.
On top of this, they do contain small amounts of other cannabinoids, including CBN and my favourite cannabinoid of them all, CBG.
You can easily find the lab report on their website via the top navigation or in the footer, always worth checking to ensure they have the levels they’re stating. If you don’t know how to read a lab report, take a look at my guide to a certificate of analysis.
Outside of the broad spectrum hemp oil, they also contain carboxymethyl cellulose which is used to thicken, soy lecithin as an emulsifier and they use pectin as the gelling agent.
Cocoa butter is also included, along with the flavourings, depending on which option you choose.
How Do They Taste?
There are three flavours to pick from: Berry mint, lavender or fresh mint.
Berry mint was my favourite, as I love a fruity flavour. But perhaps the one that surprised me was fresh mint. I was expecting the mint to taste like a chewing gum, but it was sweeter and tastier.
I then had a look through the flavour ingredients, and I saw cream vanilla alongside the spearmint, which suddenly made a lot of sense, as it did taste almost a bit creamy, like you would get with an After Eight.
Why Use CBD Oral Strips?
One key benefit is the precise dosing, which can be difficult with a liquid. Each strip has been perfectly measured out, so you know you’re getting exactly 25mg of CBD in each helping.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve struggled to know if I’ve dropped 3 or 4 drops when it has accidentally come out a bit too quick.
This is also a much more discreet way to take CBD, especially if you’re in a workplace or out in public, where you don’t want to drop CBD oil in front of people and then spend the next 2 minutes with your mouth closed unable to talk.
There aren’t too many CBD strips on the market, I’ve had one other, but the Elevar Leaf strips were far superior in every way (I won’t name and shame the other brand).
Another factor that sets this product apart from its competitors is that the price is flexible based on how many you order, with the cost per pack dropping when you order more than two.
Are These Vegan Friendly?
Looking at the ingredients, I can’t see anything that would qualify as an animal source. For the gelling agent, they use pectin instead of gelatine, a plant-based alternative.
How Are They Packaged?
The strips come in a 11cm x 7.5cm compact slip, sealed at the back. Once you peel off the anti-tampering protective seal from the back, the packet opens out, with further information inside and then the individually wrapped strips held at the back.
The strips are in foil sachets which are easy to peel open, at which point you find the strip inside, which you place directly on your tongue.
How Do You Take The CBD Oral Strips?
Once you’ve opened the foil sachets, you take the strip out and place on your tongue. Honestly, most of the time I placed my tongue directly onto the strip and it lifted into my mouth, sticking to my tongue, but you can alternatively pick it up and place it onto your tongue.
They recommend you take two per day, which would be 50mg of CBD. You could then split these out based on when you require a dose of CBD.
During testing, I had a number of important calls with clients, so I would take a strip before a call and then save the other for an hour before bed, to help me sleep at night.
The strips will gradually dissolve on your tongue, for me it was around 2-3 minutes before it completely dissolved.
Where Can I Order Them From?
You can purchase them directly from their website for €12.50 per pack of 5 strips, regardless of which flavour you pick.
Of course, if you don’t know what flavour you will like the most, you can instead opt for the starter kit, which contains all three flavours, costing €33.75, which is 10% cheaper than buying all three flavours individually.
They offer free shipping on orders over €60 to people in the UK and pretty much the whole of Europe (except Switzerland, where it is €100.00 minimum for free delivery).
If you don’t spend the minimum for free shipping, then you’ll have to pay €4.95 if you live in Poland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden.
If you’re in the UK like me, then the shipping fee is €9.95, so I would recommend reaching that minimum for free shipping.
The shipping in Poland is handled by DPD, whereas for any other country it is handled by UPS.