In the mornings if I took it I would still feel anxious, but in the evening I mellowed out more. Maybe it was because the day was winding down, but I found that taking it a few hours before bed gave me a more restful sleep (I track the quality of my sleep with this app called Pillow). Days where I had Not Pot during the day ended with sleep quality in mid to high 60%. If I took it in the evening, my sleep quality would jump into the mid to high 70%.
Hey there! A lot of people have been wondering and asking me my thoughts on Not Pot’s CBD chocolates. I’ve been taking them for about a month (it’s a 30 day supply) and now I think I can share my thoughts with you 🙂 I initially was interested because I, like a lot of people, struggle with anxiety. I have for a few years and finding ways to cope with it has been hard too. I gave Not Pot a try in hopes of being able to chill out a bit more lol. Let me say off the bat, Not Pot is free of gluten, soy, dairy and THC (which is the psychoactive that would get you high).
First let’s talk about the CBD in the chocolates. CBD is Cannabidiol which will not get you high, hence the name “Not Pot” and the label saying very clearly “This is Not Pot”. CBD has healing components and many people use it for a lot of different reasons including to help treat pain, anxiety, diabetes, cancer and more. CBD is completely legal too 🙂 The dosage of CBD in Not Pot is pretty low and ideal for those who are just starting to use CBD. Not Pot includes Ashwagandha as well, which also helps with stress and anxiety. I actually have been taking Ashwagandha for a couple months too!
Now, the taste. It is a dark chocolate so it’s not necessarily sweet, but a little bitter. I love chocolate regardless so this wasn’t a problem for me, although I did discover that I sneeze every time I eat one! I looked this up and asked some people, they said it’s normal for it to happen to certain people but it can’t really be explained. There are some theories about it if you’re interested in Googling it. Anyways, you’re meant to have one of these chocolate hearts once a day. I prefer to take them in the evening.
In my personal experience. I love eating chocolate, yes. I could probably eat more than one a day and some days I wish I did because they taste good. More importantly, I tried to monitor how I felt while taking these over the past month. My anxiety can get pretty bad and this month has been crazy especially because of Mercury being in retrograde. but lets not talk about that, I’m sure we were all struggling. Since Not Pot contains a low dosage of CBD, I personally couldn’t feel much of a difference, well depending on the time. Also depending on what you are trying to treat and the severity of it, Not Pot will take shorter or longer to work. You could need to take these consistently for a longer period of time to see a difference, but someone else may see a difference within the month.
Packaging is almost always important too. It comes in a cute little jar that will sit pretty on your nightstand or wherever you decide to put it. The fact that the chocolates are in the shape of hearts is even more of a plus! The sweet packaging kind of makes the whole thing more approachable to those who aren’t familiar with CBD. Nothing to be afraid of!
In the future I would love to try something with a higher dose. I believe that Not Pot will create something new for all the people who are feeling the same as me. Until then I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of that! And now I know that dark chocolate makes me sneeze hehe.
The adorably palm-printed pink jar will run you $30 for 30 hearts, making it about 50 cents per CBD milligram. They're pricey – but delicious. Maybe that's just the price of self-care.
Though not printed on the label or listed online, Not Pot told POPSUGAR that each heart has two milligrams of CBD. This is a very light dose and a great idea for someone who is just easing into CBD. For reference, one dropper full (one serving) of the medium-strength Charlotte's Web Hemp CBD Oil is 25 milligrams. Not Pot recommends one heart a day.
Love dark chocolate? You'll love these. Because, well . . . they're dark chocolate – and, from what we taste, really good quality. There's the subtlest, almost unnoticeable touch of herb, which might be the hemp but also might be the ashwagandha. It's so subtle that you may not, in fact, taste it at all. To me, they taste just like dessert (read: my organic dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe's). Compared to the CBD oil and hemp extract (which I still love), this is such a treat, because despite the fact that I still take the oil, it tastes kind of like an ashtray.
With organic raw cacao, maple sugar, and ashwagandha, these little hearts are dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and all-organic. You might as well sell this at Whole Foods or at Moon Juice in Venice Beach, CA.
As aforementioned, it's a very low dose. I tried this with POPSUGAR editor Brinton Parker, and both of us needed about three chocolate hearts to feel the effects. That said, once we felt them, it was exceptionally relaxing. We brought this up with the peeps at Not Pot, who suggested that this product is "meant to build up over time." One reviewer on the brand's website noted that they "felt calmer in a week's time." I'll have to take them more consistently day after day to see if I can log a more considerable difference vs. my "take three and chill" experiment.
Ready for an all-natural self-care treat that you'll soon be obsessed with? Cool. Same. Let us introduce you to Not Pot's CBD Chocolate Hearts – not only is the packaging freakin' adorable, but they are also a real treat. Let's go over everything you need to know.
Would I use these to replace Ativan or Xanax? No – I'll probably stick to CBD oil for that since it's such a higher concentrate and has the more immediate, more potent effects I'd need to stave off a panic attack. Would I have one of these little hearts each day to create a sense of calm and lower my stress levels overall? Absolutely! An organic, natural product from Mother Nature that tastes great and combats anxiety? I'll take 8,000 units, please. Plus, it's chocolate – you don't have to twist my arm to get me to eat chocolate every day.