Ardoa Organics is a CBD brand that puts testing, provenance and science at the forefront of product development. Their specially formulated CBD products are some of the best on the market, all developed in house. Because of this attention to detail and rigorous approach to detail, we couldn’t wait to get a selection of their products into the hands of our review team after learning more about the brand a few weeks ago. As always, the reviews are the words of everyday CBD users who have road-tested the products for a few weeks before telling us what they think.
Ardoa S-drops, Cerulean53 CBD Oil
I suffer quite badly with period and ovulation pain and quite recently was diagnosed with Endometriosis. This means most of the month my pelvis is tense with constant dull aching pains. I started taking Ardoa S- drops in the hope to relieve some of the tension in my lower back and pelvis area.
Ardoa S-drops came in neat and informative packaging with an extensive peel back label full of ingredients and instructions on the bottle. It also stated recommended usage which was really helpful. The taste wasn’t that bad either. It tasted grassy but was not overpowering and didn’t linger after I swallowed the dose. My only negative was that the pipet didn’t have any measurements on it which is something I think would help clear up how much CBD oil is classed as one dose.
I started with taking one drop twice a day however increased the dosage to three drops on days where I felt my chronic pain was worse. Whilst I did not notice any noticeable pain relief when taking Ardoa S- drops on its own, it did however help when combined with prescribed medication. Without doubt my mindset and anxiety improved on the days I took it and perhaps the longer I take the product the more it will do for my pain. I will definitely continue to take it to see.
Ardoa Bodycare Teal22, CBD Muscle, Joint & Skin Recovery Cream
Each year, around the time the heating goes on, I get itchy, dry skin that I inevitably scratch until I break the skin. This has been ongoing for years and only certain products will clear it up.
It just so happens that I was asked to review this cream around the time summer ends and by coincidence, I’ve just taken up training at the gym, so I was curious to see if this product would help me with recovery and the coming months of itchiness.
So far so good, my legs haven’t dried out. I can’t begin to tell you how many products I’ve tried and only ‘hardcore’ creams like E45 do the trick usually. I’ve also been using the product after the gym but to be honest, I had a couple of weeks break just as the cream arrived so I can’t give an honest answer on the results there yet, but as a skin cream, this works 100% and I expect it to keep delivering.
The product has a really nice smell, not clinical like E45, I’d say botanical but not overpowering. Almost edible. I can’t work out what the smell is, but it’s really pleasant nonetheless! it rubs in really nicely, rather than leaving a weird white film and the tin feels a bit more luxurious compared to a clinical cream. I’d happily ditch the E45 for this so thanks!
Ardoa S-drops, Indigo66 Night-time CBD Oil
When approached about reviewing this product I was excited about testing it, especially as this is dedicated to night time use. I have previously used CBD capsules to help with sleeping and to improve my skin. I find them convenient and easy to consume as they have no taste. I have never used an oil before because of the flavour, this has previously put me off, but on this occasion, I was willing to give Ardoa ‘s Indigo66 oil a try.
The product comes in a glass bottle, in a cardboard box, branded nicely, with a medicinal feel, the label on the bottle shows clear instructions and ingredients. It comes with a small measuring plastic spoon. The oil is easy to pour, but to get the correct measure right was tricky, I would prefer a dropper to avoid spillage/mess. The flavour wasn’t too bad, it has a light grassy taste but once swallowed it leaves little after taste.
I believe this product really did help with my sleep, and I feel like it worked quicker and better than the capsules. I would recommend this product even at the high price, you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep.
Ardoa M-drops, Amber42 CBD Oil
As a woman in her late 50’s I thought the aches and pains I was experiencing were a normal part of growing older! But they became so bad that I needed to consult my GP. I was diagnosed with a rheumatic condition requiring long term medication.
Not wanting to rely solely on the prescribed medicine, particularly as one of the significant side effects is disrupted sleep, for the last two weeks I have been using Ardoa Amber 42 CBD Oil to help with my sleep and aches and pains. I started off with 3 droplets for a few days, just before bedtime then progressed to recommended 6 droplets.
I am now free of pain and far more mobile than I have been for months. This is probably due to the medication but I believe that the CBD oil is helping me relax at bedtime so that I get off to sleep much easier. I still don’t sleep as long as I would like at night but the hours I’m getting now are much deeper than before I started using this oil.
I have tried other CBD oils which have been very harsh on the throat with a very unpleasant aftertaste. Whilst this oil still has a grassy flavour it isn’t too over powering or unpleasant and it is certainly smoother.
Cross Pro Topical
I am a cyclist and general outdoors active person, who regularly rides multi-day endurance events. Long days back to back on the bike can leave both muscles and joints sore, tender and inflamed so managing this to avoid injury is critical to my enjoyment and success in completing big physical challenges. Having used various different products, I was keen to try the Cross Pro Topical CBD Recovery Cream to see if this could provide a solution.
I tested the Recovery Cream after completing a 36 hour endurance event on the bike, that left my quads extremely tight, and a large amount of inflammation and resulting pain in my right knee joint.
The cream itself is light, what I’d describe as a whipped texture with a neutral, clean smell. Following the instructions, I applied a generous amount to my quads in a circular motion until all the cream had been absorbed. It has a slight cooling sensation, I’m guessing from the aloe, which feels soothing on the skin and aching muscles.
I used this product every evening for three or four days after the event, combined with some gentle foam rolling and I was really impressed. I felt noticeable relief each morning when I woke up.
I used this product every evening for three or four days after the event… I was really impressed. I felt noticeable relief each morning when I woke up.
Given the large area I was working on (quads and knees) I’ve probably used half the 50ml tin, and I think because of the light nature of the cream it doesn’t go as far as I’d expect as it is absorbed very quickly.
Previously arnica salve has been my go to for muscle recovery. Having used the Cross Pro CBD cream for a few days, I believe the muscle relief is better – and therefore it would be great to see in addition to this product an extension to the range that is more suitable for massage e.g oil / balm / salve.
I love that this product is organic, 100% plant based and comes in a small, lightweight metal tin which means it’s easily transportable in my bike packing set up or gym bag.