Afraid to try hemp? Emerald Health Bioceuticals boost the endocannabinoid system with dietary non-hemp botanicals.
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Product selection: Soft gel capsules
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Available in retail stores • High-profile scientific team • Modern website • Huge discount for veterans
Zero CBD • Low transparency • Science not provided
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a way to boost your endocannabinoid system without hemp or CBD, check out the dietary supplements from Emerald Health Bioceuticals.
Who they are:
This is not a mom-and-pop startup, folks. Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a subsidiary of Emerald Health Sciences, a major manufacturer of cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. The scientific advisory board includes the likes of Dr. Michael Murray, author of 30+ books, and Dr. Giovanni Appendino, international thought leader on cannabinoid research. Jade Beutler, CEO, developed these products to work around the legal ambiguity of hemp cannabinoids in the United States.
Emerald Health Bioceuticals does not offer CBD. None of their soft gel supplements contain hemp or cannabis. Instead, they market the PhytoCann® Complex, a blend of six herbals: clove, Szechuan pepper, ginger, Echinacea, and magnolia. The goal? Boost cannabinoid production in the body sans hemp. They claim the proprietary blend is backed by science, but no research is provided. Sourcing and manufacturing are opaque, but the products are available from the national chain Whole Foods and other retailers.
Why they’re unique: Targeting the endocannabinoid system with dietary herbs – not CBD or hemp cannabinoids – is innovative. It’s kind of a big deal. The minds behind Emerald are big in the cannabinoid pharmaceutical space… you be the judge.
What products they have: Vegan, allergen-free soft gel capsules. They come in five varieties to target specific conditions. The core of each product is 173 mg of PhytoCann® Complex. Endo Sleep adds gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), passion flower, and a touch of melatonin to help you catch your beauty sleep. Endo Bliss intermingles saffron extract to stimulate mood.
If you’re looking to relieve stress and anxiety, try Endo Calm, which features GABA and ashwagandha. Endo Inflame aims to combat inflammation with the addition of two ingredients: curcumin and boswellia. For cognitive health, Emerald offers Endo Brain with bacopa and huperzine. Keep in mind, the scientific research on some botanicals may not yet be robust.
Bonus: Emerald boasts a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, meaning you can try their product for 30 days and get your money back if you think it’s bunk. They offer free shipping. If you join their e-mail list, you get a discount for 20% off. Veterans and first responders get a 40% discount. Not bad.