We Tried It
REAL SIMPLE’S INTREPID STAFFERS WADED INTO THE WILD WORLD OF CBD PRODUCTS.
FOR DEEPER SLEEP Mandara Dream Nighttime Gummies
Testers loved the light flavors (watermelon and tart apple), as well as the soporific effects. One said, “I slept well with no interruptions and experienced no sluggishness the next day.” TO BUY: $80 for 30; mandaracbd.com.
FOR GENERAL ACHES AND PAINS Sunday Scaries CBD Tincture
“I had the worst neck pain from a stressful day, and the tincture seemed to soothe it,” a tester said about this formula, with vitamins B12 and D3. “It also helped me sleep through the night, which has seemed next to impossible lately.” TO BUY: $69 for 1 oz.; sundayscarieshemp.com.
FOR A MILD AND TASTY TREAT Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies
“Heaven!” one tester declared about the Berry Medley (there’s also a Citrus Medley and a 15-flavor sampler). Though testers agreed that the gummies’ effects were mild, they adored the sophisticated taste and texture: “They’re like those French sweets, pâtes de fruits. I’d put these out after a dinner party for a wind-down.” TO BUY: $35 for 30; shopcanopy.com.
FOR A CHILL PILL Plnt CBD Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract + Ashwagandha Capsules
The capsules contain trace amounts of THC, but our satisfied tester reported she could pop one and still have her wits about her: “It’s like having a glass of wine without the buzz.” TO BUY: $40 for 30; vitaminshoppe.com (not available for delivery in all 50 states).
FOR SORE MUSCLES Kind Lab Serenity CBD + Magnesium Salve
“It takes the edge off muscle and joint pain for several hours,” said one tester, who appreciated the organic hemp, the gentle scent of essential oils, and the womanowned company. TO BUY: $60 for 2 oz.; kindlab.co.
FOR A SOOTHING SOAK Extract Labs Deep CBD Bath Bomb
“They’re almost too pretty to use, but I’m glad I did,” our tester said. “The flower essences turn it into a spa experience.” TO BUY: $16; extractlabs.com.