One of my favorite things about the cannabis industry is there are so many brands to discover. However, finding new brands and products that tick all my boxes for buying is another story. So when Texas Tonix, a family-owned CBD brand in Killeen, Texas asked if I would be interested in trying some of their products, I did my research and was all about it. Texas Tonix sweetened its offer by extending a 10% discount on your first order.

The family’s journey into the cannabis industry began with providing CBD products in their specialty pet stores. After witnessing customers’ fur-babies’ quality of life improve dramatically, they couldn’t help but wonder what it might do for the littlest Barksdale, Lexie.


The Barksdale Family

Lexie was born with CHARGE Syndrome. What is CHARGE Syndrome? “CHARGE syndrome is a recognizable (genetic) pattern of birth defects which occurs in about one in every 9,000 births worldwide. The vast majority of the time, there is no history of CHARGE syndrome in the family. It is an extremely complex syndrome, babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects, swallowing, and breathing problems. Additionally, most have hearing loss, vision loss, and balance problems which delay their development and communication.”  (National Charge Syndrome Foundation website 2012)

If you would like to learn more about CHARGE Syndrome or looking for a cause in need of donations, please check out Texas Chargers. Mom, Kathi Barksdale is a new parent liaison and a member of the board of directors.

The Review

The Texas Tonix website reveals what the Barksdale family values: faith, family, cultural inclusivity, and transparency. As luck would have it, these are a few of my favorite things, too! So I provided my medical history to Victoria Barksdale, co-owner of Texas Tonix. From there she hand-picked the products specific for chronic pain and inflammation.

In a few days, the good ole U.S. Postal Services delivered to my door my Texas Tonix goodies. One bottle Liquid Gel Capsules and one jar of Triple Relief Salve.

Texas Tonix – Liquid Gel Capsules

The Liquid Gel Capsules are broad-spectrum (No THC) and each capsule contains 25 milligrams of CBD. However, these aren’t ordinary gel caps. These gel caps utilize nanotechnology which increases the bioavailability of the ingested CBD to nearly 90% of the dose.

And now we interrupt this review for a cannabis education moment.

CBD and all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant are highly soluble in fat. Yet, we humans are 70% water. Everyone knows oil and water do not mix well. With this in mind, some brilliant physicists developed nanotechnology as a novel drug delivery system. Consequently, nanotechnology increases the water-solubility of any fat-loving molecule. These big-brain scientists figured out how to use a surfactant, a slippery soap-like substance, to glue water molecules to CBD molecules. As a result of this amazing technology, we no longer lose most of the dose to digestion.

Additionally, the capsules were a convenient way to take my CBD in the morning. As a matter of fact, I rather enjoyed just adding the capsule to my morning routine. There is no measuring or no holding the tincture oil under my tongue. In reality, I immediately could carry on with my day. However, the only slight negative is this product does contain artificial colorings. So with that in mind, if you are sensitive to colorings, these capsules are not for you.

Triple Relief Salve

Triple Relief Salve

Now, I have tried a fair share of topical CBD products. I will emphatically proclaim, I LOVE Texas Tonix’s Triple Relief Salve! This salve utilizes essential oils and full-spectrum hemp extract. It is solid at room temperature so it isn’t messy. Also, when applied to the skin it glides right on and doesn’t leave you overly oily either.

As of today whenever I hurt, the Triple Relief Salve is like that hot sauce brand whose tag line is, “I put that s**t on everything!” Furthermore, because the salve does not contain menthol or camphor, you will not smell like a medicine cabinet. In fact, the overall scent is clove and lavender with a hint of hemp! Can you tell I love this stuff?? Lastly, this salve is a great option for those who are want to try CBD without it interfering with their current medication regime.

Holiday Gift Baskets available at Texas Tonix

Holiday Gift Basket Available

Texas Tonix provides its customers with a wide selection of CBD products. Their product offering includes tinctures, pet products, edibles, capsules, topicals, and even a CBD facial serum. Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing flower, it can be purchased through Texas Tonix Flower or TTF.

One unique offering is the holiday gift baskets for humans that range in price from $39 to $188. The smallest basket ($39.00) includes 1g of flower, either Pineapple Haze or OG Bubba Kush, a vape pen, and an 80 milligram vape cartridge. That’s a steal, folks! Also for all pet lovers, they offer a gift basket for pets which is $30 and includes a toy for a dog or cat.

Finally, it has been an honor to have been chosen by Texas Tonix to review their products. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know their brand and recommend if you are in the Killeen area check out their store in the Killeen Mall. As always, good CBD is never found at the gas station, in fact, it is found at Texas Tonix.

Now, go forth and be awesome!

The Hubs Tedder