Note: I've updated this review a few times to reflect all the new products I've tried since my initial purchase.
After recently being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis my search for CBD products has been reignited and that lead me to find an awesome company: Phyto Family!
Phyto Family has a pretty big product selection, all sorts of options to vape on as well as some drink/skin/bath products. They're all pretty competitively priced, and a massive thumbs up to PF for posting all of their product test results. Transparency is greatly appreciated.
As you can see from the pictures, I've already made a handful of different purchases from them which means you can probably tell I'm a happy customer. The amount of CBD in all of these products is just about the same, and with a nice dab of any of them, a lot of the joint pain from my PsA flares is eased away. After a bit of use, I've personally tended to stick with full spectrum stuff. Isolates work great, but I've noticed subtle differences, like decreased ocular pressure after using some of the Ratios products.
Speaking of those terps... first time I've used terp infused CBD, and I was quite curious how these products would match their THC counterparts. I specifically tried to grab flavors that match strains I've used with THC concentrates/flower to judge that. The Pineapple Express/Tangie OG were pretty close, but the citrus notes were almost so strong you could tell it was added. Grand Daddy Purp was a pretty 'mellow' flavor, although fairly close to the real thing. The Strawberry Cough/Super Lemon Haze/Jack Herer/Lime OG/Ghost Train Haze were spot on. Banana Kush, not too close to the real thing IMO, not a huge fan.
Then we bring in the Ratios + 'Pure Hemp' products. These products don't have any 'added' terps, just the natural ones retained during the various extraction methods they use. They are full spectrum, which I love, and a vast majority of them are also 'Max CBG'... not sure theres too many companies with extracts like this. They are a bit more pricey than other products they have available, but pretty worth it IMO. If you take advantage of a lot of the awesome sales they run they won't break the bank at all. Worth mentioning, at least to me, the flavors were no where near as strong as the terp added stuff, but I think that's to be expected. I can understanding wanting that big terpy flavor blast, but if you're dabbing this with other meds that have their own delicious terps and want the CBD to blend in nicely, the Ratios and Pure Hemp stuff is perfect for it.
The Phyto Resin category has also had a few new changes I can report on.. they've managed to up the flavor a bit in the second run of the 'Spectrum' strain, and they made the extremely smart move of changing up the packaging for the resins to the 'terp proof' sheets instead of the glass jars.
I also recently got one of their '1st run' CBD vape carts during a sale. It was a 'pure hemp' Spectrum strain flavor cart, the taste was more or less on par with the Phyto Resin Spectrum, albeit just a little bit milder. I'm typically not a huge fan of disposable carts, because a lot of the carts themselves aren't really that great and you wind up wasting a bit of product, but the carts that PF is using work quite well. They've got a bunch of wicking slots which I like, and they all rest more or less right at the bottom of the tank so you don't get left with any leftover goodness in the tank. I hope in the future they release more flavors.
While not vape related, I also got a chance to try some of their 'Pixel Pour' CBD syrup. I grabbed the sour pink lemonade flavor, and I've gotta say it was pretty damn tasty, like a slightly tarter Country Time pink lemonade. I mixed it in some Sprite, as well as an Arizona lemonade, both were great flavor combos. The syrup is a bit on the thick side though, requires a bit more stirring than expected. Really cool idea for a product though.
1 - Super Lemon Haze Full Spectrum Slab
2 - Lime OG Full Spectrum Slab
3 - Jack Herer Full Spectrum Slab
4 - Ghost Train Haze Full Spectrum Slab
5 - Strawberry Cough High Terp Isolate
6 - Tangie OG High Terp Isolate
7 - Pineapple Express High Terp Isolate
8 - Grand Daddy Purp High Terp Isolate
9 - Ratios Small Batch Crumble 'Remedy'
10 - Phyto Resin 'Spectrum #2'
11 - Phyto Resin 'Spectrum'/Spectrum Vape Cart
12 - Ratios Small Batch Crumble 'Blend #6'
13 - Ratios Distillate 'Remedy'
14 - Little Minty Cookies Full Spectrum Slab
15 - Pure Hemp Full Spectrum Slabs 'Otto'
16 - Banana Kush Full Spectrum Slab
17 - Ratios Cherry Crumble
18 - 99% Pure Isolate
Throwing a divider up here for this next review because I didn't purchase it with my own money like all the stuff up above, it was sent to me by Phyto Family for a review. To the guys at PF who sent this out, thank you very much!
Little Minty Cookies Full Spectrum Slab - This is an interesting one. There's a very noticeable minty scent when you open up the jar. I was a tad skeptical on this one... I'm truly not a huge fan of vaping anything minty, tends to remind me of when I smoked menthol cigs.
There's a pretty strong GSC flavor when vaping this, with kind of a 'cool mint' flavor on top of that on exhale. I had a couple rips where the mint was VERY strong. I wouldn't consider this one of my 'favorites', but it's pretty good. Not great for mixing with other meds though, flavor can be a bit overpowering for that. IMO, I probably wouldn't grab this flavor again in the future, but people that like that minty hit when vaping would probably LOVE this stuff.