Every smoker has experienced cottonmouth, and quite frankly, there’s nothing more annoying on a hot summer day. While cannabis is known to cause dry mouth, Flintts Moutherwatering Mints say they are here to help.
So, how do they work? Essentially, our submandibular salivary glands, the same ones that contain cannabinoid receptors, are responsible for 70 percent of saliva production.
When you use cannabis, the cannabinoids that bind to those receptors prevent your ECS (endocannabinoid system) from sending messages to your parasympathetic nervous system. Your nervous system has no one telling it to keep the saliva flowing. Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable, but it’s also bad for your teeth and breath. Recognizing this small, yet terribly annoying, condition that plagues nearly every smoker, whether you’re puffing on tobacco or cannabis alike, Flintts have created a solution.
The active ingredient in the mints, SatoriPlus Distillate, is Flintts’ unique botanical blend of ingredients. The main one is the Spilanthes flower. Having grown Spinanthles flowers in his vegetable garden, Flintts Mints’ founder, Russell Adler discovered the plant’s abilities after one nibble, and the rest was history. Adler knew he needed to share his indescribable experience with the world.
Packaged in an adorable tin for aesthetic and portability appeal, they’re pretty much the prettiest mints a gal could ask for. However, while they have certainly found themselves a marketable and necessary means of use, mixed reviews from our testers have found the execution to fall a bit short.
“While I wanted so badly to like these mint as I frequently suffer from dry mouth, I was unfortunately disappointed by the most important aspect, the taste,” expressed Jason, one of our test subjects.
On the other hand, the founder of Grass Is Greener PR, Sarah ElSayed, has always been a huge fan of Flintts, “My friends and I call them ‘Flintts’ Magical Mints!’ Sometimes water does the trick, other times I need seltzer, and other times Flintts is the only thing that works,” she expressed. “The tingling sensation is different, but not bad, and just takes some getting used to …. a small sacrifice for a product that works so well.”
The aftermath of these babies seemed to be the main cause of concern with our test subjects, who complained of numbness and a displeasing aftertaste. “The purpose is to prevent cotton mouth, but instead it replaces it with a numb feeling until you spit it out and drink water to relieve the taste,” stated Devan, a student at Baruch College. “At first it tastes/feels like a mint you take when leaving a restaurant, then it goes downhill,” he continued.
While this product is made in three different flavors and concentration levels of SatoriPlus Distillate (denoted by the F-Strength rating), we found the Mint F Strength 200 to be a bit much.
“While I really like the packaging and idea of the product, I feel like this sample might be too strong as it made my mouth feel numb to an uncomfortable degree” reflected another user, Kyle. “I think if you cut the strength in half you would have a much more appealing product,” he continued .
However, while our average rating of Flintts Mints was a disappointing 4/10, we encourage you to try them out for yourself as everyone’s taste buds are different!