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Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels Review

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Written by The CBD Insider

Welcome to our Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels Review!

Having already reviewed the pharmacist-led brand behind these 25mg capsules, we have high expectations on the formulation end.

After sampling these softgels for ourselves, we can confidently confirm the telltale signs of the “entourage effect” at work, which took no more than two of these capsules to occur.

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense CBD capsule that reliably delivers all the calming benefits of CBD from a trustworthy brand, we recommend these Green Roads Full Spectrum Hemp Softgels.

Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels

Concentration

750mg: 30 x 25mg

Ingredients

Hemp Derived Full Spectrum Cannabinoid (CBD) Extract, MCT Oil (Fractionated Coconut oil), Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water

Price

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Pros and Cons

Let’s start with the pros:

  • Effective for stress and discomfort
  • Sound formulation and lab report
  • Convenient, portable option

And now the cons:

  • Not competitively priced
  • No non-CBD botanicals

Quality

Green Roads partners directly with hemp farmers in North Carolina, Oregon, and California who use organic methods.

Technical knowledge runs deep throughout their team of formulators, more than one of whom is/was a pharmacist; many Green Roads products contain unique carrier oils optimized for better absorption of the hemp extract.

Every batch of Green Roads hemp products undergoes full-panel testing (cannabinoid density, residual solvents, heavy metals, toxins, etc.) at Kaycha Labs, an ISO-17025 accredited laboratory, and all reports are made readily available to Green Roads customers via their website and product packaging.

While many brands we’ve reviewed maintain Good Manufacturing Practicing (GMP) certification, an FDA-ready designation of quality, Green Roads is unique in their Over-the-Counter certifications.

Finally, Green Roads uses the industry gold standard—CO2 extraction—to derive their extracts from the hemp plant biomass.

Overall, there’s very little room to poke at the quality standards set forth and maintained by the Green Roads team.

Concentration

Each Green Roads Full Spectrum Hemp Softgel provides 25mg of CBD, and they come in a 30-count jar, totaling 750mg of CBD per container.

Here is the cannabinoid potency breakdown per the lab report pertaining to our particular product batch:

  • CBD: 28.024mg/softgel
  • THC: 0.992mg/softgel
  • Total Cannabinoids: 31.596mg/softgel

It almost goes without saying⁠—since the product ended up in our hands⁠—that these softgels passed every test for residual solvents, heavy metals, and other potential contaminants. 

As for cannabinoids, the CBD is over-delivered, the THC content approaches 4% of the CBD content, and the remaining cannabinoid content is closer to 8-10% of the CBD content.

Our cutoff for a cannabinoid-dense extract that is likely to stimulate the entourage effect is a ratio of 10:1 supporting cannabinoids to CBD, which this lab report surpasses by a small margin.

We’ve seen more supporting cannabinoids, but considering the overshooting of CBD and the decent THC content, we still feel good about the entourage effect (which makes sense, because we felt it at work).

Overall, the lab report for our Full Spectrum CBD Softgels points to an honestly labeled and cannabinoid-dense product.

Value

Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels retail on the brand’s website for $49.99, which reduces to 6.6 cents per milligram of CBD.

Not taking quality or brand reputation into account, we would appraise this price point as average or even slightly expensive as CBD capsules go.

Factoring back in the technical know-how of the formulation team, the proven quality of their catalog, and the cannabinoid density, we consider the price point to be slightly above average.

In other words, you can easily find cheaper capsules, but you may be hard-pressed to find a greater value for the quality.

Capsules remain the most affordable form of popularly consumed hemp products (not counting bulk isolate, powder, etc.), so if you’re looking for a portable and convenient way to get your hemp in, these make a strong case.

Packaging

Our Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels arrived undamaged in a plastic, matte white container, which was enclosed in a small box. 

Between the box and the container, we were able to glean the concentration, usage instructions, warnings, a blurb about the company, a breakdown of hemp extract types, and more.

The threaded, child-proof lid gave us no issues throughout our use of the product, and as hoped, the QR code on the container took us to the same lab report page we accessed through the website.

Overall, we have no complaints about the packaging whatsoever.

Ingredients

Here is the ingredient list for Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels:

Hemp Derived Full Spectrum Cannabinoid (CBD) Extract, MCT Oil (Fractionated Coconut oil), Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) are favored by the keto community because they provide an easily digestible form of fat that allows for a sustained energy boost.

Assuming you’re not in ketosis, the advantage here is not so much for an energy boost, but for enhanced CBD absorption, because CBD is lipophilic (“fat loving”).

There isn’t much else to comment on, considering the only remaining ingredients are the hemp extract and the capsule constituents.

Speaking of what isn’t in this list, we don’t heavily discount products for not including supporting non-CBD botanical ingredients (e.g., ashwagandha, melatonin, etc.), but some customers prefer it.

Overall, this ingredient list speaks to a commitment to sound formulation.

Flavor and Texture

It may seem trivial to comment on the flavor and texture of a capsule, but when you’ve tried as many as we have, you’ll know the value of a capsule that doesn’t land bitterly on the tongue and/or dissolve before you have a chance to swallow it.

Neither was the case with these Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels, which imparted a very neutral taste if any and remained fully intact long enough for us to swallow them.

Effectiveness

About 90-120 minutes after taking two capsules, our review team noted consistent improvements in mood, calmness, and discomfort, which we expect out of a full-spectrum extract.

These effects lasted for several hours, and made typically strenuous work tasks and other chores around the home much more tolerable.

Another, rarer benefit we noticed was increased resilience to the physical stressors of exercise, as these softgels seemed to make it easier to workout harder and for longer periods of time before feeling significantly fatigued.

Depending on your familiarity with CBD, your weight, and a variety of other factors, you may feel more comfortable with one capsule, which is an excellent starting point.

For those with more experience, we recommend two capsules for potent and sustained effects.

Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels

Concentration

750mg: 30 x 25mg

Ingredients

Hemp Derived Full Spectrum Cannabinoid (CBD) Extract, MCT Oil (Fractionated Coconut oil), Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water

Price

Click “Shop Now” to see price

Conclusion 

Knowing Green Roads, we kept our standards high throughout this review process, but they were continually met or exceeded by this soundly developed softgel.

They’re easy to use, effective, and come with a quality-affirming lab report.

Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels could be more competitively priced, but for more serious hemp users looking for a higher tier of quality, they’re not outlandish by any means.

We recommend Green Roads Full Spectrum CBD Softgels to anyone looking for a safe and consistent way to elevate their mood and ease discomfort.