Tommy Chong CBD
People who grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s may remember the incredibly funny stoner comedy from the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin offered up comedy routines largely revolving around stoner humor in stand up comedy, record albums and later in movies beginning in 1978 with the film ‘Up In Smoke.’ In addition to the comedy, over the ensuing years, Tommy Chong became a well-known advocate for marijuana legalization. As what was once looked on as hippie counter-culture thing has become mainstream as many states have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana. And, in an effort to capitalize on these new attitudes toward both marijuana and hemp-sourced CBD it is not surprising that Tommy Chong would get into the business.
Tommy Chong has partnered with a manufacturer to offer a line of CBD products, which are heavily advertised across the Internet. (Chong has a line of marijuana products as well)
But how do these Tommy Chong’s CBD products stack up?
Well, in a nutshell not so good, for a number of reasons.
In sum, Tommy Chong’s CBD products are loaded with large amounts of totally unnecessary ingredients, some of them potential allergens and others with potential unpleasant side effects. Additionally, some of them use highly controversial and overly hyped ‘nano-CBD’ which present other potential problems along with no evidence that nano-CBD is any better than regular CBD. In fact, ‘nano-CBD’ contains potential highly allergic ingredients that could be very problematic for many people. Further, some of Tommy Chong’s sales pitch for his CBD is dangerously aggressive bordering on unethical. We are referring to his suggestion that his CBD helped him recover from cancer. In his gummy products, there are also lots of artificial ingredients including artificial flavorings, artificial colorings and sweeteners of the worst kind including corn syrup.
THE BOTTOM LINE is that because of the excessive extra ingredients, as well as their potential interaction with one another, and the increased risk of unpleasant side effects … and the overly aggressive hyping of the controversial ‘nano-CBD’ plus the unproven medical claims … we would avoid Tommy Chong CBD products.
Here Are Some Details Below About Tommy Chong CBD Products:
AVOID ‘Nano-CBD’ – Its’ Just A Bunch Of Hype
‘Nano’ basically means tiny. The hype by some newer entrants into the CBD marketplace suggests nano-CBD is something that is advanced and an improvement, but it is not. There is no science to support the claims that nano-CBD is better than regular CBD. It may sound scientifically advanced but it is not, so don’t be duped. In fact, there may be some risks to ‘nano-CBD. Nano CBD is created via an emulsion process. Once the CBD is emulsified it must be coated with a material and the materials used to coat the CBD may be very problematic for some people. The hype says nano- CBD is better absorbed by the body but there is no evidence to back up this claim.
We do not know which chemicals are used to coat Tommy Chong’s CBD but we do know that one chemical commonly used in this process is ‘propylene glycol’…a common additive for shelf-stable emulsions. The American Contact Dermatitis Society once named this chemical “Allergen of the Year”. Every small drop of CBD oil is coated with either this or other chemicals as part of the ‘nano’ process.
FACTS ABOUT NANO-CBD:
1) It is NOT better than regular CBD, despite the sales hype. There is simply no science behind the claims.
2) There may be allergic risks because of the added chemicals used to turn regular CBD into nano-CBD.
3) Despite to scientific sounding name, it is likely just a sales gimmick.
Note that two of Tommy Chong’s best selling CBD products are Nano-CBD products, specifically the Tommy Chong’s Nice Dreams and the Tommy Chong’s Good Vibes. But there are other problems with these products as well.
AVOID Tommy Chong’s ‘Nice Dreams’ CBD Because It Has Too Many Ingredients!
HERE IS THE ‘NICE DREAMS’ INGREDIENTS LABEL
This product contains ingredients such as full-spectrum nano-CBD, melatonin, GABA, Cordyceps Sinensis, sucralose, stevia, and hemp seed oil. We think the best CBD products contain minimal ingredients. Our first choice is pure CBD in a ‘carrier’ oil. Who needs all this other stuff? The more ingredients generally equates to more potential for unpleasant side effects or allergic reactions. And, some of these added ingredients include totally unnecessary sweeteners and flavorings. Sucralose is a problem for many people and some people do not want Stevia. Read the ingredients labels and see for yourself.
UNNECESSARY INGREDIENTS CAN CAUSE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
Extra Ingredients in Tommy Chong’s Nice Dreams CBD include:
Melatonin – Potential side effects include headache, short-term feelings of depression, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, stomach cramps, and irritability.
Cordyceps – Potential mild side effects, including stomach ache, nausea, diarrhea, or dry mouth
Sucralose – May raise blood sugar and insulin levels and may contribute to diabetes. It may also damage the bacterial environment in your gut. May worsen IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
Stevia– A 2019 study reported a possible link between nonnutritive sweeteners, including stevia, and the disruption in beneficial intestinal flora. The same study also suggested nonnutritive sweeteners may induce glucose intolerance and metabolic disorders.
Valerian Root – Potential side effects include headache, dizziness, stomach upset, and restlessness
Trytophan – Potential side effects include nausea, diarrhea, drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache, dry mouth, blurred vision, sedation, euphoria and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements).
Tommy Chong’s Good Vibes Energy CBD also has Too Many Unnecessary Ingredients
HERE IS THE ‘GOOD VIBES’ INGREDIENTS LABEL
Tommy Chong’s Good Vibes Energy CBD Ingredients Include
3) Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C
5) Citric Acid
6) Caffeine Anhydrous
8) Stevia Leaf Extract
When you see unknown ingredients, consumers should do some homework to assess the potential risks. That said, we don’t like the sweeteners used in ‘Good Vibes’ and if we want a caffeine jolt, we prefer a cup of good coffee!
THE TAKEAWAY: There are much better CBD products to buy than Tommy Chong’s CBD