PhytoResin by PhytoFamily Review

PhytoResin – Single Source – Full Spectrum – Spectrum Strain (Batch #2) – 500mg

Today, I’m reviewing some PhytoResin by PhytoFamily. I love this brand with all my heart. I think they make awesome CBD isolate and full-spectrum concentrate, so I was excited when I received an email that asked me to try out some of their beta releases. I’ve decided to roll with Batch #2 of their PhytoResin. This stuff is super high on CBG, which can be difficult to find in the market, so I think that this product could be great for people with bladder disorders (definitely click this link if you want to learn more about CBG).

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Lab results for Batch #2 resin, showing high CBG content.

Shipping 10/10

Great shipping and payment. I used my credit card and it was fast. Easy. Shipped in a mylar bag earlier than I expected, and it was also wrapped up nicely in some more durable plastic. PhytoFamily also includes a coupon code and heating recommendations with the order too, which I thought was considerate of them.

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Appearance – 9.5/10

This stuff looks and feels completely natural. The glob of resin is both thick and dense. The cube has a deep, translucent orange color to it. It reminds me of the amber that traps ancient mosquitoes with dinosaur blood still in their systems from Jurassic Park. I love me some J Park so that’s always cool, bonus points for that, PhytoFamily.

 

Smell – 10-Jurassic-Park-Mosquitoes/10

Has a weak tangerine scent. Not that this category matters at all.

Taste – 6.5/10

They recommend heating it low, as you can see in the flyer above (no more than 450F). That’s what I did. Tastes very fresh, not harsh at all. It kind of has a yolky-citrus taste. And it’s weirdly good. I think the rig you use vastly changes the taste of the resin. In a smaller rig with minimal water percolation, the taste has a sharp tang to it. In a larger piece with more percolation, the taste is a lot more neutralized — yolky with hints of citrus. And that goes with any rig in terms of taste–the smaller the better. I think that is definitely amplified with this resin. Go for the small rig and it will taste more tangerine-like. But still, I could see some people not liking this flavor, because it can taste like drinking milk after you just brushed your teeth. Especially if your rig is too large or if you don’t heat it up correctly.

Effects – 10/10

Holy heck this stuff is strong. I wrote a journal entry on my first go-around:

  • 10:30pm – I took the resin less than 7 minutes ago. One tiny glob and I am already feeling super relaxed. I feel an acute muscle awareness, and I can feel that I am carrying a lot of stress in my shoulders and neck area. All I can say is that I really want a neck massage now. I might give one to myself or ask my roommate. I would definitely take some of this stuff before doing yoga.
  • 10:35pm – I’m going to do another tiny glob so I can get another taste test in.
  • 10:45pm – I lied. I did two more because I was really trying to lock down that taste. Definitely tastes better in a smaller rig, in my opinion. That yolky taste is a little weird but it gets better over time.
  • 11:10pm – I meant to keep writing but I ended up petting my dog and playing on my phone for the next 25 minutes. It’s safe to say that three or four hits of this stuff and you’ll be pretty sedated, almost couch-locked. I definitely see this being more beneficial in smaller doses if you want to curb that anxiety and still go about your day. Side note, I usually have pretty tight ankles and achilles pain, but that pain has been stifled.

Overall – 8.5/10

I’m giving this stuff a solid 8.5/10. Great packaging from Phytofamily. The taste can throw you off if you don’t like the idea of biting into an overripe grapefruit or something, but it tastes really natural, fresh, and you know that you’re getting some good cannabinoids in this–especially CBG. Effects are incredible and it definitely does the job for my anxiety. I would look into subscribing to PhytoFamily‘s email list because they have sales all the time.

 

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4 Reasons to Stop Smoking with Cheap Lighters

(The following post may contain affiliate links).

Long story short: Use a hemp wick. They are super cheap and you can find them on Amazon and have it at your door in 2 days or less. My favorite hemp wick products available on Amazon are linked at the bottom of this page.

Hemp wicks are also extremely easy to use (you’ll get the hang of it in 3 tries or less) — and once you go wick, it’ll be hard to go Bic, especially if you are inhaling CBD products and other herbs daily. Here are my top 4 reasons to use hemp wicks for all your herby needs.

1. Inhaling butane is BAD for your body

Here are just some of the effects that inhaling butane can have on your body…

Short-term dangers:

  • Nausea
  • Disorientation
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

Long-term dangers:

  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures

Obviously, this list is more directed to “sniffing” butane and unleaded gasoline products, and some will argue that butane burns relatively clean. I–personally–spent a lifetime suffering from headaches, seizures, depression, and anxiety, so it was a low-risk high-reward situation for me to switch from gas station lighters to hemp wicks.

2. The fuels contained in cheap, gas station lighters are not well-regulated.

In college and graduate school, I studied government policy and technical documents. Pretty boring stuff, but it did teach me to read behind the lines of every technical sentence that I encountered. Just out of curiosity, I went to the Bic (America’s #1 lighter) site and looked at the packaging information on their products.

If you look at the photos, you can see that the information that Bic provides is extremely vague. A “50 separate, automatic quality check” only means that a machine does their quality assurance to save time and money. BMW did a 99% quality acceptance check through automated quality inspection, and they still had 80 parts of a BMW car being potentially problematic.

Bic does not even say what kind of fuel is contained inside the lighters. Does it contain butane? Yes, most likely. But the fuel they use is almost definitely the cheapest, most impure form of fuel that can pass US regulation. The fuel contained in Bic lighters are likely outsourced from Asian countries where they can be acquired at a low price. After more research, it would appear that only Bic’s giant, multi-purpose candle lighters are made using U.S. fuel cartridges.  

3. It ruins the taste of your herb

Better taste — that’s the most immediate quality that you will notice when you switch from a lighter to a hemp wick. Until I made the switch, I never noticed how much cheap lighter flames were masking the taste of the natural terpenes. Hemp wicks are made of the herb that you are already inhaling, so even if the flame is masking some taste, it comes from the same plant. Once you use hemp wicks, you will notice that the smoke feels way cleaner, tastes more pure, and it will allow you to really dig into those flavorful terpenes, get all the benefits, without any extra chemicals getting in the way.

4. You’re supporting the hemp industry

The most important one of them all! I always say we need to buy more hemp products to increase its demand. Vote with your money. Money talks to politicians. That’s why Mitch McConnell is officially backing the hemp industry in Kentucky. It’s a cash crop, and it literally rakes in millions of dollars. The more we buy hemp products, the higher the stock gets. Buying more hemp will get politicians to ditch their ideals and push for federal legalization–because eventually they can’t resist the money.

My Amazon List:

Super cheap, 50-foot spool for all you no-nonsense shoppers:

This one is cool because you can just throw your Bic lighter on it for ease of use:

For all my die-hard RAW patrons. I like these because they’re wrapped in a bundle and I can just carry them around in my pocket with my lighter:

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