Dragon Elixir Overview:
The Passion Dragon Elixir sets itself apart for the rest of their product line by being subtler than their other elixirs. A bottle is infused with only approximately 5.5 grams of dried decarboxylated cannabis, which is less than the approximately 7 grams in their other elixirs. The recommended dose is smaller too at 3mL versus 4mL. This reduction in cannabinoids is intended to reduce the psychoactive effects of the cannabis and help you stay more clearheaded in comparison to the other elixirs. Dragon Elixir’s Passion uses the best natural ingredients to increase testosterone and provide the first and only male aphrodisiac cannabis supplement currently on the market. It definitely succeeds in this capacity.
Accessing Dragon Elixir:
Dragon Elixir is available at a number of Toronto dispensaries, including CALM, Canna-Connoisseurs, Canadian Bud Dispensary, and CannaVitae. Dragon Elixir is also available through cannabis pop-ups such as Green Market, Mercado Libre and online dispensaries such as CannaWorld. This may be a growing model for distribution as Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Government continues to implement a government owned dispensary monopoly run by the LCBO. If you would like to get more information on Dragon Elixir products, contact them through their website, Facebook or Instagram.
Dragon Elixir Pricing & Selection:
Dragon Elixir produces four cannabis-infused tincture and one topical rub. Each product has been created to alleviate specific health issues and help with the root cause of the problem. The first tincture on the Dragon Elixir menu is called Passion. This product works as an aphrodisiac and stimulates male libido by incorporating 15 exotic herbs known to promote sexual wellbeing. The Passion Elixir retails for $65 – $70 per 30mL bottle, and containing cannabinoids extracted from 5.5 grams of medical marijuana. This elixir contains approximately 10 servings of 3 droppers full each. Because this formula focuses on enhancing libido, less cannabis is used in order to complement and not overpower the stimulating effects from the other herbs, where cannabis functions more as a mood and pleasure enhancer.
The Elderberry elixir is formulated to help fight off cold and flu, the Breathe elixir gives you a way to consume cannabis, giving your lungs a break as well as having natural ingredients to restore and repair damaged lung tissue.
Released in 2017, their Femme elixir infuses cannabis and other herbs that have been used for millennia to provide pain relief and treat common female reproductive problems. Each of these three products previously mentioned are infused with cannabinoids extracted from 7g of cannabis bud per 30ml bottle. They retail for $55 – $60/bottle, and contain approximately six, 4 dropper full servings. These are strong servings, but this will be discussed more in the effects section.
While helping with a dispensary launch, Dragon Elixir was requested to create a cannabis infused topical due to patient interest. This led to Dragon Elixir’s all-natural Wintergreen Dragon Rub, infused with wintergreen and rosemary essential oils, two ingredients great as antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory. These products can really help with soar muscles & joints. The Wintergreen Dragon Rub comes in a 1oz tin, incorporating cannabis-infused coconut oil, infused with cannabinoids extracted from 2 grams of cannabis and retails for $20.
Unique to Dragon Elixir:
Dragon Elixir launched a couple of years ago in Toronto, when the cannabis market just started getting introduced to different infused products. Most of the edible products entering the market were sugary medicated treats, which can impair the immune system. Few producers seemed to be focusing on tinctures, an ethanol (drinking alcohol) extraction, that can have more medical benefits. As edible and concentrate companies continued to improve their processes, Dragon Elixir saw few companies improving and presenting tinctures in an innovative way.
With their background in graphic design, cannabis and holistic health, Dragon Elixir saw lots of room for improvement amongst tincture products. They wanted to reinvent the cannabis tincture, and so, decided to reintroduce the idea of cannabis elixirs which are sweeter and more concentrated than tinctures.
With most people in the industry looking forward, Dragon Elixir was surprised to see how few people were looking back at the historic uses of cannabis. Previously cannabis infused tinctures, had been used as cough and cold syrups for decades. With this in mind and knowing how rough it can be to smoke when you have a cold or cough, Dragon Elixir came up with their first formula, the Elderberry elixir.
The Dragon Elixir Passion takes this healthful ethos and applies it to a more social environment. The Passion contains Yohimbe Bark, Catuaba Bark, Ginsing Root, Damiana Leaf, Epimedium Leaf, Muira Puama Bark, Saw Palmetto Berry, Kava Kava, Ashwaganda, Cacao, Maca Root, Nutmeg with Concentrated Gemmotherapies of Sequioa, Rosemary Blackcurrant, Oak. Some of these natural compounds have been used to help male fertility since ancient times, together the Passion provides a relaxed and clear headed foundation upon which all sorts of fun can be built.
All Dragon Elixir products were created to help alleviate the root cause of certain health issues, instead of just solely alleviating the symptoms. Most cannabis infused products being sold, only contained cannabis as their medical ingredient. Dragon Elixir products include a number of natural medical botanicals, with cannabis being just one of the many long-used medicinal herbs included. These ingredients are not only highly beneficial, but also appeal their product to a larger market. There can be a large stigma preventing non-cannabis consumers from trying cannabis infused products. By combining cannabis with other natural medicinal herbs that the public are more receptive to, it helps them see cannabis as just another natural and beneficial herb. For patients already familiar with cannabis, it is always beneficial having other medicinal herbs with known health benefits on your side, to receive more health benefits.
Dragon Elixir also focuses strongly on packaging, branding, and marketing. They did a great job of creating a professional, visually appealing product that is discrete enough, to be consumed in public comfortably. Each bottle comes labeled with ingredients, recommended dose, suggested uses, and amount infused “We may be a craft cannabis company, but that doesn’t mean our products should look hand-crafted.” – Dragon Elixir
Dragon Elixir Passion Smell, Texture, Taste:
The first thing I noticed about Dragon Elixir’s Passion’s taste was the sweetness. The sweetness is nicely balanced and not overpowering or unpleasant. Soon I was hit by the complex herbal notes. The Passion does not have a strong cannabis flavour, but this is because the cannabis is used as just one of the healing herbs. There is cannabis flavour to be found if you are searching for it but an unsuspecting person could easily not notice its flavour. If you don’t like the herbal flavour of the Passion, it’s simple to dilute it into a drink. I have enjoyed it with ginger ale before with positive results.
Dragon Elixir Passion Effects:
I have done multiple tests with the Passion Elixir in various situations and have consistently had positive effects. Within 10 minutes of a sublingual (under the tongue) dose I found I was feeling noticeably more relaxed. When I dosed with friends, this led to lots of playful banter. The effect is similar to the relaxation you get after a few drinks with your good friends, but with more mental clarity then you would have from alcohol. This cannabis aphrodisiac definitely gets you in the mood to have fun, even when not in an intimate encounter.
When having the Passion Dragon Elixir with a partner the effect is similar. The cannabis subtly lifts the stress of your day off your shoulders while the numerous other natural medicines in the elixir boost your blood flow and increase feelings of wellness between you and your partner for at least a couple hours.
Dragon Elixir’s Passion is definitely the most social of Dragon Elixir’s product line. I would recommend it highly for any night out. It’s packaging is inconspicuous enough that you should never be afraid to use it in public and maintaining your medication while out with friends can be as simple as a dropper or two in your beverage of choice.