Ingredients: All natural, cold-pressed hemp seed oil, full spectrum CBD, CBN, and natural terpenes.
Dusk is a unique formulation of cannabinoids and terpenes engineered to help you rest. Sourced from the highest quality GMO- and pesticide-free hemp, each 1-ounce bottle contains 300 mg of full spectrum CBD, high levels of CBN, and a calming terpene blend of Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Citral.
Over the course of two years, we tested, tried, and ingested as many cannabinoid-based products as possible. Mostly because we wanted to, but also because it’s our job. (In case you’re new, hi, nice to meet you, we also make a magazine.) And while there are lots we love and will continue to recommend, the one thing people kept asking us about was sleep—and whether there was something out there that would help them get more of it.
With that in mind, we worked with Dr. Alex Capano, who holds the first and only doctorate in comprehensive cannabinoid science, and our friends at Ananda Hemp, the oldest producers of hemp-derived CBD in the United States, to create something specifically for those who struggle to turn off and turn in. Our formulation of CBD, CBN, and hand-picked terpenes shown to promote healthier sleep is engineered to help the rest of us rest.
OK, I’m intrigued. But do you lab test your products?
Dusk is tested for potency, contaminants, and quality three times before being packaged and shipped to you, and is both 3rd-party and batch tested. Every bottle of Dusk comes stamped with a unique lot number which you can use to look up the test results of your specific batch. If you're curious, our most recent lot number is 22W3153, and you can find the COA for that here.
How do I use Dusk?
Squeeze a dropper's worth under your tongue before brushing your teeth. Wait 30 seconds. Swallow. Brush your teeth. Put your phone in another room. Go to bed. If you want to take more, take more. If you want to take less, that’s fine, too. Everybody (and every body) is different.
What should I expect?
How and when you see the benefits of taking Dusk depends on a number of factors, including how fast your metabolism works and how much you weigh. Most people will feel a difference within a day or two of beginning a nightly regimen, but for others it may take up to two weeks, so please be patient (and consistent).
Will this get me high?
No. Neither CBD nor CBN (nor terpenes, for that matter) will get you high, stoned, baked or even lit.
Great, that’s good to know. But what are CBD and CBN?
Brace yourself, the prefix “canna-” is used a lot here. CBD (cannabidiol) and CBN (cannabinol) are cannabinoids. All humans (and all vertebrates, actually) have what is called an endocannabinoid system (or ECS, for short.) Your ECS is made up of receptors found throughout your body—in places like your brain, spinal cord, and digestive system, among others—which help keep your internal systems in balance. (Science calls this “homeostasis.”) These receptors respond to cannabinoids—both ”endogenous” ones that humans produce and “exogenous” ones that we get from greenery, like, say, cannabis.
Got it. CBD is a cannabinoid. But what does it do?
Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating (read: it won’t get you high). CBD also operates a little differently. Instead of binding directly to your ECS receptors, it merely stimulates them, which in turn impacts how other cannabinoids bind to those receptors—and how your body reacts to them. Preliminary research shows CBD is effective in modulating pain and decreasing anxiety, both of which go a long way toward some of CBD’s other benefits, like sleep and relaxation. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory.
What about CBN?
Cannabinol (or “the other CB,” as nobody says) is what happens when THC is oxidized. (That’s a multisyllabic way of saying “gets old”.) CBN has powerful sedative properties—a recent study shows that just 2.5 mg of CBN has the same effect as 5 mgs of diazepam (a.k.a. Valium)—which is why when most people turn to CBD, what they might really want is CBN. Or, more specifically, a CBD product formulated with increased amounts of CBN—such as Dusk. (See what we did there?)
I've heard people talk about the "entourage effect." What is it?
The “entourage effect” is when cannabinoids work in concert to increase their therapeutic benefits and effects. Think of it as the cannabinoid version of “it takes a village.” It’s also why we recommend full spectrum products (not just ours) over isolate ones.
Why a tincture?
The most efficient way to take CBD is sublingually. But this doesn’t mean just taking a dropperful and swallowing it. As we say in our directions, you should hold it under your tongue for at least 30 seconds (and ideally 60) for maximum absorption, and then swallow. Ingesting CBD directly (in food or drink) means processing it through your liver, and you lose up to 70% of the active cannabinoids that way (and put an unnecessary tax on your liver).
So I shouldn’t put CBD in my coffee?
Say you’re paying $4 for a squeeze of CBD tincture in your latte. In most cases, you have no idea how much CBD is actually in that dropper, but let’s be generous and call it 10 milligrams. Drinking it in your coffee means you’re really only absorbing 3-4 milligrams, tops—and that’s if you’re getting 10 milligrams to start with—which is arguably too small of a dose to have any real effect. In short, CBD lattes won’t hurt you, but they’re definitely not worth the cash.
Do you ship internationally?
Not yet, but please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you live outside the United States and are interested in Dusk. We’ll make sure to keep you posted on availability.
What is your return policy?
We offer a refund for products returned to us within 30 days of original receipt that haven’t been used or damaged. And while we want you to love Dusk as much as we do, we also welcome feedback. Please email us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you.
What if I have more questions?
Email us! We'll do our best to answer any questions you might have, even if they have nothing to do with Dusk.