What Are CBD Gummies?
CBD Gummies are a gelatin based edible, created with water or juice, sweetener, and other additives (like cannabidiol or CBD). Gummies come in different sizes, flavors, and potencies.
Everyone seems to be catching on to the trend of CBD, you’ll find it in households around America. From CBD topicals and facial creams in beauty shops, to oils and edibles in local markets. The range of CBD’s product application can be surprising.
Perhaps the most popular form of delivery method for CBD though is gummies, a gelatin based edible. Since gummies are so popular, we would like our patrons to gain a better understanding of them to better decide if they are the right fit for their supplement needs.
CBD Gummies General Info
Thanks to the latest Farm Bill of 2018, industrial hemp and its harvesting (plus by-products) have become Federally legal in the U.S. This legislation has allowed CBD to become the goto cannabinoid for research and for consumers struggling with different disorders. We have compiled CBD research studies and summaries on over 50+ health conditions here.
With the promising early results attributed to CBD, many have begun using it daily for health and wellness. For Cannabidiol Life, we have found our gummies to be the top seller. We think this has something to do with their taste. Our gummy bears come in a variety of bright juicy flavors with a nice bite. Our bears and sour melons specifically have a very lite hemp or plant flavor, offering an excellent treat like supplement alternative. For the purists however, our vegan gummies have a stronger taste of hemp infusion.
Many vitamins and supplements today offer a gelatin based version, I know for one fish oil gummies are way better than the pills or liquid!
The other benefit of an edible is the lack of needing to measure out a tincture oil or an applied topical to accurately dose CBD, especially on the go or in a hurry.
The familiarity, taste, and treat like nature of a gummy might also help remind you to use it!
Full Spectrum Gummies vs. Broad or THC-Free
Most gummy supplements contain the same ingredients found in candies like gelatin, sugar, and added flavors. Gummies have the ability to change shape, size, flavor, strength, and contents to suit the consumer’s needs. Gummies made with CBD isolate offer a THC free option, since isolate is purely the one cannabinoid with nothing else extracted or present.
Gummies made with full spectrum oil contain the cannabinoids present when extracted, including small amounts of THC, and offer a more rounded and often stronger herbal flavor. CBD gummies using hemp extract will generally always contain less than 0.3% THC, making it legal for products sold online and delivered coast to coast. It is important to verify this with your retailer and look at their certificates and lab test results for their products. Broad Spectrum gummies only have selected cannabinoids and terpenes in their ingredients.
What to Know before you buy
All Cannabidiol Gummies should be manufactured in a controlled, clean, and safety approved facility. If the gummies are not being produced in such a place, cleanliness is absolutely an issue.
Another important fact is knowing that CBD gummies are 100% legal under any of the following conditions:
Your state is recreationally legal for the consumption of THC.
The CBD used in the gummies is extracted from hemp.
Your THC or CBD is prescribed by a medical professional.
The different types online
Realistically this is a list that could go on forever. If a company has the machine to make gummies, they can come in all shapes and sizes, flavors and potencies. With that said, below we made a list of the Top 5 most common and best CBD gummies for sale.
- CBD gummy bears
- CBD sour gummies
- CBD-rich gummy slabs
- Vegan and gluten free gummies
- Full Spectrum Gummies or Broad Spectrum
- Gummies that are designed for specific conditions, like CBD gummies for anxiety or pain