THE CBD INSIDER EDITORIAL TEAM

PRoZE Products

Welcome to our PRōZE review!

Here are a couple of our favorite products from PRōZE that we had the opportunity to review.

PRōZE's NODZZZ tincture worked like a dream for our team, helping us fall asleep and get deep, refreshing sleep.

Recommended Product

PRoZE NODZZZ


Need some helping nodding off (see what we did there)?


NODZZZ creates the ideal environment for relaxation and getting a good night’s rest with its specially curated ingredients, including cinnamon, valerian root, and melatonin.


Our team thought it worked like a dream, and maybe it could work for you, too.

Likewise, the NERVE soothing cream provided nearly immediate, significant relief that noticeably penetrated deep into our muscles.

Recommended Product

PRoZE NERVE


This has turned out to be one of our team’s favorite CBD topicals.


NERVE helped us relieve discomfort with its cooling sensation, and we could almost sense it penetrating our skin to get deep into the muscles.


If you’re looking for relief, give NERVE a try.

PRoZE Review

Certain factors can make or break a CBD brand, such as how a company sources their hemp, or if the labeling matches what is inside the products.

At The CBD Insider, we measure the excellence of a brand by four primary criteria:

  • The quality of their manufacturing process
  • The value of their products
  • The quality of their ingredients
  • The efficacy of their products

PRoZE Background

PRoZE Performance Nutrition, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, was formed by nutritional formulator Sanjeev Javia and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jim Silliman in January 2019 and launched in September 2019.

Dr. Silliman is the co-founder and former president of the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic and is involved in the clinical research of the reduction of drug therapies using genetics and nutrition.

Javia has over 20 years of experience in nutritional supplements and has worked with World Series Champions Curt Schilling & Randy Johnson, Super Bowl Champions Tom Brady & Kurt Warner, Stanley Cup Champions Mike Modano & Dan Hinote, and PGA Champions Tom Pernice Jr. & Phil Mickelson.

Javia started his career as the Executive Vice President at XELR8, Inc, developing several products with the company, which served professional and Olympic athletes.

He was then tapped to build the Nutrition Science Center for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic, which has served professional sports teams such as the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.

Javia founded Javia Wellness Group (JWG) in 2011, where he formulates and designs nutritional and exercise supplements for professional and Olympic athletes and teams.

Since he used essential oils often in his formulations, Javia was well acquainted with hemp oil before it became popular for CBD.

After researching CBD, Javia began formulating his own CBD products and got excellent feedback from high profile individuals.

Eventually, those products turned into the lineup at PRoZE.

Customers can find PRoZE products online and at highly credible organizations like the Vincere Cancer Center in Scottsdale, StretchLab locations, and Whisper Rock Golf Club.

“I felt that early on, if I didn’t protect the message, it was going to get diluted, or it was going to get manipulated,” said Javia. “So I wanted to find out who are the groups that would really appreciate this message that I have, and would actually be able to utilize it.”

What makes PRoZE unique?

Before building his brand, Javia asked himself why the world needs another CBD brand.

He came up with three reasons:

Synergistic formulations: Many brands are using CBD as the sole figure in their formulations; Javia has designed what he calls synergistic formulations, which stems from his belief that “innovation is in the combination.” Each PRoZE product is comprised of curated ingredients that work together toward an end goal.

“The ingredients are not thrown together,” said Javia, “they have a specific purpose based on a certain philosophy that PRoZE has established for the root issue of your concern.”

Performance: Javia wanted to not only create therapeutic formulations but also ones that enhanced performance.

“Not just survive but thrive,” he said. “The PRoZE products are specifically designed to support the body’s own functions and accelerate health.”

Education: Javia believes people will appreciate his fun and engaging approach to education.

Looking at the PRoZE website’s in-depth “Science” section and the eye-popping packaging of the products, it’s easy to see that the brand has gone full-throttle on both fun and education.

Where does PRoZE get its hemp?

PRoZE gets its hemp from farms in Colorado that are licensed by the state’s Department of Agriculture.

Several tests are done during cultivation by Agriscience Laboratories and PhytaTech Metric Solutions, including testing for heavy metals, pesticides, mold and yeast, microbes, and cannabinoid potency.

The hemp is grown without pesticides or herbicides, and several of the additional ingredients in the PRoZE product line are organic.

What extraction method does PRoZE use?

PRoZE only extracts hemp oil from the trichomes and flower of the hemp plant.

The trichomes, which are little appendages that look like hair on the plant, and flower contain the highest concentration of CBD, terpenes, and other compounds.

The company uses organic ethanol to extract its hemp oil, a safe method that preserves cannabinoids and other vital compounds in the hemp plant better than other solvents.

Does PRoZE use third-party testing?

Yes, PRoZE conducts third-party testing on every batch of their product multiple times.

The company uses Agriscience Laboratories, which is ISO-17025 accredited, as their primary lab.

PRoZE also uses other third-party laboratories to verify results, including Botanacor, Atlantic Test Labs, and Think20 Labs.

Most of the third-party lab reports that consumers can see, which are available on PRoZE product pages, only show the cannabinoid potency of the product.

Batch numbers for a product can be found at the bottom of a product.

PRoZE Certifications

The manufacturer for PRoZE products has 17 certifications, including an FDA-registered facility that is GMP and OTC (Over-The-Counter) certified, cruelty-free certified, and toxic free-certified.

PRoZE Website

The PRoZE website has a unique and modern feel.

Visitors can check out the shop, learn about the science behind the brand’s products, or read the blog and meet the athletes who support the brand (they’re not paid sponsors).

The shopping experience is easy and straightforward, just as it should be.

PRoZE has also created videos featuring founder Sanjeev Javia who talks about the formulation of each product and what it’s best for.

PRoZE Customer Service

PRoZE has responsive, friendly, and informative customer service.

After asking a question via their online chat, we initially did not get a reply.

However, within an hour, we had received an email addressing our questions from a friendly and informative representative.

PRoZE Scientific Research

PRoZE has studies currently in process for their NERVE, NODZZZ, and YIPEEZ products.

These are pilot studies that the brand hopes to take into broader, fuller studies.

Future of PRoZE

Looking forward, PRoZE would like to explore products for the digestive system because of new research that has come out.

The brand also works with several doctors on their medical advisory board, such as Dr. Richard Hawkins, who is a co-founder of the Steadman Hawkins clinic, and would like to leverage their work to formulate new products.

Javia also believes that CBD is no fad, and here to stay.

“Out of the 18 years I’ve been formulating,” said Javia, “the reason why guys like me are excited about CBD… is because we’ve never seen an ingredient that works so quickly with such little dosage with so many people.”

PRoZE Pros & Cons

Here are the pros for PRoZE:

  • High level, unique formulations
  • Organic ethanol extraction
  • Third-party testing
  • Participating in scientific research

Cons for PRoZE:

  • Small product line
  • COAs typically only show cannabinoid potency

Best PRoZE Products

While we enjoyed all of the PRoZE products, our team has concluded that the best one is NODZZZ.

Recommended Product

PRoZE NODZZZ


Need some helping nodding off (see what we did there)?


NODZZZ creates the ideal environment for relaxation and getting a good night’s rest with its specially curated ingredients, including cinnamon, valerian root, and melatonin.


Our team thought it worked like a dream, and maybe it could work for you, too.

Another excellent product is NERVE.

Recommended Product

PRoZE NERVE


This has turned out to be one of our team’s favorite CBD topicals.


NERVE helped us relieve discomfort with its cooling sensation, and we could almost sense it penetrating our skin to get deep into the muscles.


If you’re looking for relief, give NERVE a try.

PRoZE Product Reviews

We had the opportunity to review all of the products that PRoZE currently offers.

Here’s the list of products:

  • SHIELD Tincture
  • NODZZZ Spray
  • NERVE Soothing Cream
  • GUMEEZ Gummy Pucks
  • YIPEEZ Chewing Gum

PRoZE CBD Oils Review

PRoZE CBD Oils Review

Concentration

The concentration in SHIELD is 900mg of CBD from broad-spectrum hemp extract (30mg/serving) while NODZZZ contains 250mg of CBD also from broad-spectrum (8.3mg/serving).

According to the batch report, our SHIELD product had 970mg of CBD, as well as trace amounts of minor cannabinoids and THC.

For the NODZZZ batch report, 261mg of CBD were detected, along with CBG and extremely trace amounts of THC.

While THC appeared on the batch reports, PRoZE has the third-party labs test down to hundredths of a percent, which is more specific than most brands.

As for the amount of CBD, SHIELD has a moderate concentration that should be useful for most CBD consumers.

NODZZZ, on the other hand, has a low concentration of CBD.

Per the brand’s philosophy, CBD does not need to be the workhorse in every formulation, which is why PRoZE has combined it with several other ingredients like valerian root, GABA, and melatonin.

Typically, we like to see more CBD, but the synergy between the ingredients is intended to be where the results lie.

Value

SHIELD costs $90, which comes out to $0.10/mg, while NODZZZ is $55 and $0.22/mg.

While these prices are higher than other products, most brands don’t offer this level of formulation.

For a CBD tincture with several additional, high-quality ingredients, SHIELD is very cost-efficient.

While it has fewer milligrams of CBD than SHIELD, NODZZZ has more synergistic ingredients and costs less.

Taking all of this into consideration, our team believes these PRoZE products are appropriately priced.

Packaging

The packaging is one area where PRoZE stands out from the crowd.

Right away, PRoZE ditches rectangular boxes and employs a diamond-like design.

The colors are fun and pop against the black and white backdrop.

SHIELD itself is a standard tincture with a tamper-evident cap, while NODZZZ has a spray pump lid with a plastic cap to prevent unintentional sprays.

They also contain all the necessary consumer information, such as supplement facts, ingredients list, FDA disclaimer, a batch number, and expiration date.

Ingredients

The ingredients in SHIELD include Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Powder*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder*, Lemon & Lime Flavor Oil, Peppermint Flavor Oil, and Stevia Rebaudiana Extract (* indicates organic ingredient).

SHIELD’s ingredients are intended to help support the immune system, enhance antioxidant concentrations, and promote emotional balance.

The ingredients in NODZZZ include Purified Water (Aqua), Valeriana (Valerian) Officinalis Root Extract, Cinnamon Flavor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Honey, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract, Magnesium Glycinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactium, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Vanilla Flavor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Melatonin, Sodium Alginate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Sorbitol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil* (FCF), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Oil, and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil (* indicates organic ingredient).

The ingredients in NODZZZ are intended to help with promoting relaxation, calm, and preparing the body to achieve restful sleep.

Flavor

SHIELD is advertised to have mint and lime flavor, and NODZZZ is supposed to taste like cinnamon and honey.

Our team noticed a sweet mint taste in SHIELD, but most of us could not pick up on the lime flavor.

We enjoyed the flavor of SHIELD, especially since the mint was not overbearing.

NODZZZ tastes strongly of cinnamon, but the honey does come through to an extent, adding a subtle sweetness to cut into the spice.

Effectiveness

SHIELD helped us feel more at peace generally and seemed to provide a slight energy boost.

Since SHIELD intends to provide enhanced immunity, including potentially reducing inflammation, it’s difficult to judge its effectiveness.

PRoZE says that it can act as a daily multivitamin, so we find that its best use is as a daily supplement for general health and wellbeing.

However, NODZZZ has a purpose that we objectively measure, and boy did it work.

After taking around eight to ten sprays (six sprays is a serving size) at least an hour and a half before bed (the label says 10-15 minutes), our team members felt ready for bed.

Not only did NODZZZ prepare them to sleep, but it also helped them stay asleep and wake up feeling more energized and refreshed.

Pros & Cons

Pros for PRoZE CBD oils:

  • Packaging for both is fun and eye-catching
  • High-quality additional ingredients
  • Our team enjoyed the taste of each CBD oil
  • NODZZZ was noticeably effective

Cons for PRoZE CBD oils:

  • Expensive for the amount of CBD in NODZZZ

PRoZE CBD Topical Review

PRoZE CBD Topical Review

Concentration

NERVE contains 275mg of CBD from broad-spectrum hemp extract in 1.69 ounces of product (162.7mg/oz).

According to the third-party certificate of analysis for our particular product, like the CBD oils, this soothing cream also has a minuscule amount of THC in it.

The concentration of CBD in NERVE is a little better than the average CBD topical.

Overall, our team was happy with this concentration, especially when considering the added ingredients.

Value

NERVE retails for $70, which clocks in at $0.255/mg.

While this is expensive from the perspective of price per mg, customers are paying for the unique, high-quality formulation in NERVE more than a simple CBD topical.

Plus, when considering that NERVE is specifically designed to help improve performance at the athletic level, a premium price is reasonable.

Packaging

Like all of PRoZE’s products, NERVE also sports unique packaging.

The pump spray bottle comes in a diamond-shaped box emblazoned with a tie-dye PRoZE logo.

Also, to prevent any accidents, PRoZE provides a plastic cap that fits over the pump.

Customers can find an ingredients list, a batch number, and an expiration date on the bottle.

Ingredients

Here is the list of ingredients in NERVE: Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Menthol, Cetearyl alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Betula Alba (Birch) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, Silt (Minerals), Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Palmitate, Phytic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Helichrysum Angustifolium (Immortelle) Flower Oil*, Benzoic Acid, Oxidized Glutathione, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, and Tocopherol (* indicates organic ingredient).

These ingredients are meant to achieve a fourfold objective:

  • Relief of muscle soreness
  • Ease nerve and joint discomfort
  • Relax muscle tissue
  • Improve the health of the skin

Texture and Scent

The NERVE soothing cream rubs on smooth, absorbs quickly, and does not leave skin feeling greasy nor hands feeling sticky after application.

In around a minute, the cooling sensation of menthol will kick in.

Immediately upon pumping out the cream, the scent of menthol is noticeable.

Our team immensely enjoyed both the texture and smell of the cream.

Effectiveness

NERVE is one of the most noticeably effective CBD topical creams we’ve reviewed.

As some of our team members put it, we could almost feel it going through our skin and into our muscles.

The cooling sensation is intense but not overbearing or uncomfortable.

We rubbed it into sore muscles caused by exercise and found that it significantly relieved the discomfort.

As a result, we saw faster recovery times.

Pros & Cons

Pros for PRoZE’s NERVE cream:

  • Moderate concentration
  • Soothing texture and cooling sensation
  • Menthol scent
  • Noticeable results for recovery

Cons for PRoZE’s NERVE cream:

  • Premium price

PRoZE CBD Isolates Review

PRoZE CBD Isolates Review

Concentration

GUMEEZ contains 25mg of CBD isolate per gummy for a total of 250mg per box, while YIPEEZ has 10mg of CBD isolate per gum tablet for a total of 80mg.

According to the batch reports for our products, the GUMEEZ had 26.5mg of CBD isolate per gummy, and the YIPEEZ had 10.24mg of CBD isolate per gum tablet.

As expected, the third-party results did not detect any minor cannabinoids or THC.

While CBD isolate is not our ideal hemp extract, it’s often the staple for food-based products like gummies and gum.

PRoZE’s GUMEEZ has a higher concentration than other CBD gummies that also contain CBD isolate, so our team was happy to see that.

CBD gum is an innovative product that few brands offer, so there’s little precedent for what is an appropriate concentration; however, 10mg of CBD isolate seems reasonable to us.

Value

PRoZE charges $50 ($0.20/mg) for GUMMEEZ, while it asks $15 ($0.188/mg) for a package of YIPEEZ.

These both skew on the expensive side and they’re not necessarily formulated with a medley of ingredients like the other products for specific benefits, so customers are buying a primarily CBD product here.

Packaging

The GUMEEZ box is identical to the other products except for varying colors.

Within the box is a plastic bag with the 10 gummies.

It’s a little challenging to get the gummies out of the bag since they’re stuck together, and the bag opening is a bit small.

We were a little surprised the gummies simply came in a plastic bag considering the premium experience we had with PRoZE.

The YIPEEZ gum comes in a foil pill pack and packaging that contains supplement facts, an ingredients list, and an FDA disclaimer.

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients in GUMEEZ: CBD Isolate, Pectin, Natural Cane Sugar, Water, Natural Flavoring, and Natural Coloring.

According to PRoZE, the ingredients in GUMEEZ are intended to help with peaceful focus and concentration.

The ingredients are also simple and about as healthy as CBD gummies can be.

Here are the ingredients in YIPEEZ: CBD Isolate, Gum Base, Maltitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol, Isomalt, Natural Flavors, Vegetarian Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, and Stevia.

The ingredients in YIPEEZ are meant to help with focus, concentration, and mental clarity.

Xylitol is for gum and dental health.

Flavor & Texture

GUMEEZ has strong flavors and almost completely hides the bitterness of hemp with little to no aftertaste.

However, GUMEEZ are very chewy and tend to stick to teeth.

Overall, they’re an enjoyable treat, but some may want to brush their teeth afterward.

Our favorite of the two was YIPEEZ.

YIPEEZ has a refreshing peppermint flavor that lasts a decent amount of time for gum.

The tablets are easy to chew, and we enjoyed them.

Effectiveness

We didn’t notice significant benefits with either product alone, but together, we experienced enhanced concentration.

After eating a couple of GUMEEZ and then chewing on one tablet of YIPEEZ, we felt more productive and could focus on our work without being distracted as easily.

Pros & Cons

Pros for PRoZE’s CBD isolate products:

  • Simplest and healthiest possible ingredients
  • Great flavors
  • Helpful for energy and focus

Cons for the PRoZE’s CBD isolate products:

  • Low concentrations
  • Somewhat expensive

All PRoZE Products

CBD Oils

PRoZE offers two CBD oil products, one tincture and one spray: SHIELD and NODZZZ.

PRoZE SHIELD

PRoZE SHIELD


CONCENTRATION
900mg (30mg/serving)


PRICE
$90 ($0.10/mg)


INGREDIENTS
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Powder*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder*, Lemon & Lime Flavor Oil, Peppermint Flavor Oil, and Stevia Rebaudiana Extract
(* indicates organic ingredient)

PRoZE NODZZZ

PRoZE NODZZZ


CONCENTRATION
250mg (8.3mg/serving)


PRICE
$55 ($0.22/mg)


INGREDIENTS
Purified Water (Aqua), Valeriana (Valerian) Officinalis Root Extract, Cinnamon Flavor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Honey, Cannabis Sativa (Whole Plant Hemp) Extract, Magnesium Glycinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactium, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Vanilla Flavor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Melatonin, Sodium Alginate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Sorbitol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil* (FCF), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Oil, and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil
(* indicates organic ingredient)

CBD Topicals

PRoZE offers one CBD topical, a soothing cream called NERVE.

PRoZE Nerve