Synerva are a UK company who want the nation to have access to high quality CBD. They are confident that they have found the highest-grade hemp extract in the world and use it in all their products. It is grown in Colorado and then shipped to the UK to be used in their range of oils, capsules and gummies.
I have been testing out a 10ml bottle of their 10%, 1000mg CBD oil. When it arrived, I was immediately impressed by the style of the bottle and its label. It has a clean uncluttered appearance like many other brands, but the difference is the metallic silver label and lid. The combination of the simple design and eye catching colour makes it stand out.
Upon reading the label and taking a closer look at the oil, I had some misgivings. The label proclaims both ‘full-spectrum’ and zero THC. A full-spectrum extract must contain THC otherwise it is regarded as broad-spectrum. My feeling is that this is inaccurate by mistake rather than intentionally misleading.
Everything else, from the packaging to the look and smell of the oil itself give the impression of a premium oil. After my visual inspection I had found a mix of highs and lows, next I tried the Synerva CBD oil to test for taste and potency.
Synerva 10% Oil Taste
These CBD drops taste good; the carrier oil is a hemp seed oil which is like coconut oil but without the rich butteriness. This gives it an initially mild flavour quickly followed by a nutty and slightly bitter aftertaste.
There was also no hint of grassiness, many CBD oils can be bitter and grassy but Synerva is an exception. Their extraction technique removes all traces of chlorophyll and other plant matter which removes the bad after taste that goes with many of the top brands. There is a very faint cannabis aroma but that doesn’t appear in the flavour.
The price of a 10ml bottle containing 1000mg of CBD is £49.95. This is great value, particularly as the appearance and quality so far put me in mind of other premium priced oils like those available at Love CBD and BioBloom.
As a mid-strength oil with a good flavour it would be great for someone looking for something stronger after a 4 or 5% bottle. It undercuts several other 10% oils and appears to match a them for quality.
Synerva 1000mg Effectiveness
This had enough power for a 10% oil and reached the potency I expected. Small amounts kept me alert during the day and a larger amounts helped me to relax in the evening. 1000mg in 10ml means it’s a step up on many weaker oils. It’s still fairly gentle but perfect for an intermediate user.
Ease of Use
When using the oil, the first thing I noticed was the lack of childproof cap. It does have a note on the bottle saying, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ but many brands now include childproof features as standard. I find them useful because I have a very dexterous two-year-old, so a secure lid gives me extra peace of mind.
As I began to look at the suggested amount, I found that there were no clear suggested measures. It says, ‘Recommended daily dosage 10 – 20mg’ but doesn’t tell you how many mgs are in one drop, or one dropperful.
For those looking for this information I did some Maths and figured that each drop contains 5mg. To take the recommended daily amount would mean taking 1-2 drops in the morning and evening.
The dropper has a bulb tip which is much better at preventing waste from spillages. The tapering tips often squeeze out a few extra drops as you hold it in your hands.
This is a good oil, it’s well priced, fairly strong and has a pleasant flavour. Unfortunately, it has some work to do to improve on some admin.
It has an impressive range of cannabinoids and terpenes displayed on its comprehensive lab results. They show no toxins but are hard to decipher. The analysis is based on the extract that goes into all Synerva items, rather than each product.
This means that the amounts don’t match up and make it hard to check that you are getting the advertised amount. While the information was all there, I feel that it should be presented clearly to demonstrate transparency. Note: we did contact Synerva CBD Oils and they sent us the most recent lab results for the 10% oil. They also informed us they now have updated lab results for all other products and need to upload these.
This combined with the lack of clear usage instructions and the combination of the phrases ‘full-spectrum’ and ‘zero THC’ shows that there is still work to be done. However, at its heart this is a good, possibly great oil, made from quality hemp and manufactured to high standards.