Organic Vermont grown CBD
Upstate Elevator Supply Co provides CBD products that have been organically grown and processed in Vermont. Their website has a refreshing, modern, boho sort of vibe that really appeals to my nature and the site provides a wealth of information for new and experienced CBD users alike, to dive into.
I hadn’t heard of Upstate Elevator CBD until just a few short months ago, but their knowledge, know-how, product effectiveness, and company values have blown me away and I can honestly say that they have quickly become one of my favorite CBD brands to work with!
- Personal consultations offered free of charge
- Clean, organic hemp sources
- Transparent practises across the board
- Comprehensive third-party lab testing
- Wide variety of product and extract types
- Carry the only USDA certified organic CBD capsules on the market
- Superior customer experience
- Great discounts for loyal customers (subscriptions and rewards program)
- 30-day, money-back guarantee
- Not as affordable as some other brands
- Need to spend $50 to qualify for free shipping
Upstate Elevator CBD Reviews
I was lucky enough to try a variety of products from Upstate Elevator Supply. These are just a few of my favorites.
I was thrilled when I opened up my package from Upstate CBD and saw that I’d been sent strawberry & tangerine flavor seltzers with CBD & CBG. Not only because I love seltzers for their subtle sparkling flavors, but also because I love the CBD/CBG cannabinoid combo.
This combination of cannabinoids really uplifts and motivates me, and these seltzers were so convenient for grabbing out of the fridge when I needed to rush out of the door to run errands or a refreshing afternoon pick me up.
Each can contains 6mg of nano-encapsulated CBD and CBG which doesn’t sound like a lot, but nano-cannabinoids work a lot harder than their non-nano counterparts, so 6mg actually goes a lot further than you think.
Nano-emulsion technology reduces the particle size of the cannabinoids, making them water-soluble. Their smaller size also means they have a greater surface area, which provides greater and faster absorption into the body.
I could definitely get used to having a stash of these seltzers in the fridge at all times.
CBDA and CBGA hit the headlines recently as, in a petri dish, they were shown to block the entry of COVID-19 into human cells, effectively disarming the disease. But there is also some preclinical evidence that predates this study to suggest that CBDA may also be more potent than CBD in combating nausea, inflammation, and pain especially.
At 100mg per capsule, these Raw CBDA + CBD capsules from Upstate Elevator Supply Co are extremely potent, so I gave them to one of my neighbors who is recovering from knee surgery (in case you’ve been reading any of my other reviews, I’d like to clarify that I have two neighbors who recently had knee replacements!).
This guy takes CBD in his usual daily routine but had never taken such high doses like this before. When he reported back a couple of weeks later he said that these capsules really helped him transition off his post-op painkillers. He took the capsules at night and found that they improved the quality and duration of his sleep by making it more pain-free.
These USDA certified organic capsules contain a total of 30mg of CBG, CBD, and CBDA in a 1:1:1 ratio. This is less CBD than I would usually take in a day, but I’m hoping the presence of CBDA will more than make up for that.
The capsules contain full-spectrum hemp extract in an organic vegan capsule, which I found easy to swallow and incorporate into my morning routine.
As I mentioned, taking CBD and CBG together in the mornings is my favorite cannabinoid dose as I find that it really lifts my mood and helps me focus. I find CBG to be slightly stimulating (interestingly, Upstate’s cannabinoid expert, Kelsy estimates that CBG affects around 60% of people this way) so I feel really motivated when I take it together with CBD.
In summary, I think the capsules are of excellent quality. I found them to be very effective, working in all the ways I expected, despite having less than half the amount of CBD in them. Did the CBDA add anything else? I guess I felt a little more “zen” than usual, but then I have also been exercising more too, so that extra contentment could be attributed to either change.
Overall though, I’m really impressed with these capsules and would take them again.
And while I would definitely buy the CBG + CBD + CBDA capsules again, I’d also invest in this oil to help combat the occasional bout of anxiety. I prefer the capsule format when it comes to taking CBD on a daily basis, but I also like to have an oil on hand, from which I can take a faster-acting sublingual dose of cannabinoids for anxiety.
I slip between a half and a full dropper under my tongue and hold it there for a few minutes. Twenty to thirty minutes later, I feel like a different person. I’m ready to face my problems and the world head on with a new positive mental attitude. I think this might just be one of my new favorite CBD tinctures for anxiety!
Why choose Upstate Elevator Supply Co?
In my opinion, Upstate CBD is a fantastic company to jump on board with. Everyone I interacted with, at the company, was friendly, kind, and extremely knowledgeable and experienced in cannabinoid therapy. Here are some of the main reasons why I think they’re a great company to work with:
Free, personal consultations
I have to say in all my years of experience in the hemp and cannabis market, I’ve never before seen a one-to-one personal consultation service offered, like Upstate does. It’s nothing short of amazing!
You can schedule a 15 or 30 minute Zoom call with their Director of Education (Kelsy) to learn more about how you can introduce CBD to your daily life.
This is such a great resource for CBD newbies because it can be quite overwhelming knowing where to start with CBD, due to the sheer amount of choice available. In fact, even as a seasoned CBD user, I would still recommend that you complete a free consultation, just in case Kelsy can suggest some tweaks and/or improvements.
I “mystery shopped” Upstate Elevator Supply Co and booked a consultation (sorry Kelsy!) and was really impressed with the professionalism and advice offered. I even came to some realizations about how my CBD routine can be improved!
After your consultation is over, you receive a follow up email with your recommendations, as well as a discount voucher code for 15% off your first (or next) order! Sweeeet!
If you don’t have the time or are too shy to speak to Kelsy in person, then you also have the option to shop for the benefit you’re looking for. Select from a variety of needs such as focus, sleep, and stress, to see what products they have that can help improve those areas of your life.
Clean, organic, sustainable hemp sources
Upstate Elevator Supply Co. partners with Earthkeep Farmcommon, a six hundred acre regenerative farm in Charlotte, Vermont, for all of their hemp growing needs. The location of the farm itself is excellent, offering great quality soil, water, and fresh air that hemp plants thrive on, plus the farm is USDA certified organic, non-GMO, and pesticide-free.
I think it’s a great testament to Upstate that they offer this level of transparency to their customers. I certainly feel much more comfortable knowing where my CBD came from and don’t even mind paying a few extra dollars to know how and where it was grown.
Transparent across the board
This level of transparency continues elsewhere on the site as Upstate has also uploaded all of the relevant documents that support their claims of being organic, certified, and licensed. They even provide proof of their nano-technology, which is used in some of their products, by providing the lab analysis of their nano-particle size (73.95nm).
Comprehensive third-party lab testing
Upstate Elevator Supply Co’s third-party lab analysis and testing is fully comprehensive, verifying the brand’s products’ potency and purity.
Their test results show you a breakdown of the cannabinoid content and include screening for pesticides, microbials, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and residual solvents.
Lack of regulation in the industry means that many of these tests aren’t compulsory, so the fact that Upstate Elevator Supply Co pays for them to be carried out anyway just goes to show that they care about the quality and safety of the products that they’re selling.
Wide variety of products
Having a wide variety of products available is great because it means that Upstate has a product type to suit almost everyone, depending on their needs. You can choose from tinctures, capsules, gummies, drinks, creams, roll-ons, balms, and pet products.
I like to take capsules in the morning, but that’s mainly because sometimes I forget to take my CBD before brushing my teeth (and then hate eating a sweet gummy afterwards or coating my mouth with oil). However, I often switch to gummies later in the day if I feel like I need a top up.
On the other hand, my neighbor massively prefers gummies or oil because he already has so many pills and capsules to take each morning (bless him!), so any alternative is preferable!
Having this product choice available, combined with a personal consultation to help you choose the best products for you, is going to help a daily dose of CBD slip more naturally and easily into your life. And Upstate Elevator Supply CBD gummies are vegan-friendly too.
Different extract types to suit different products
On top of that, Upstate Elevator Supply Co also produces a variety of extract types to best suit the product or person it’s going to end up in. You can tell they’ve put a lot of thought into product development, including how the extract type might affect the results.
For example, they produce CBD isolate products for people that really want or need to avoid THC at costs. Plus, they utilize lipid infusion and cold ethanol extraction to achieve the purest and most natural broad and full spectrum extracts.
Finally, they also use nano-technology to reduce the particle size of CBD, thereby making the compound more bioavailable, so it’s easier for our body’s to absorb.
Superior customer experience
You also get free shipping on your order when you spend over $49.99, a fantastic rewards program that gives you points for every $1 spent, as well as free points for referrals, birthdays, reviews, and product photos, as well as an attentive customer service team at your disposal.
Offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee
I’m already sold, but if you need more convincing, then their 30-day, money-back guarantee will probably be the deal breaker. Upstate Elevator Supply Co are so confident that you’ll like their products, they offer a 30-day, money guarantee on all products for any products that you don’t like or don’t work for you.
You can even return a used product to them and receive a full refund, so there is literally no risk involved in trying out their products!
When I first came across Upstate Elevator Supply Co, I didn’t really get the brand name and how clever it is, but then I visited their website… “Find your upstate with CBD”… Of course! After that “ahhh now I get it” moment, I love it! I’m sharing this just in case I’m not the only slow person in the room (you’re not alone!).
The more I use this company’s products and the more I interact with the helpful owners and employees, the more I love this brand. If you’re new to CBD then Upstate is an especially great company to work with as they have tons of information, as well as a free consultation service, to help guide you on your CBD journey. But most importantly, their products are exceptional quality, highly effective, and they have a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee, so what are you waiting for?