Types of CBD Gummies

by Dec 22, 2019CBD Gummies Education

CBD Gummies come in many different forms, and may even target specific conditions like anxiety or inflammation. This really depends on the manufacturer, and how they have chosen to use their CBD extract when combined with the gelatin treats.

The primary distinctions between CBD-rich hemp extract gummies while disregarding the obvious (shape, color, taste) are two things:

  1. Type of CBD product
  2. Production method

Now, let’s break down the above for a more direct answer on the types of CBD gummies available on the market.

The Answer:

There are three (3) specific types of CBD products and there are three (3) different manufacturing methods used (more or less).

The three types of CBD products are:

The two production methods are:

Using the X, Y variable counting method, there are a total of 9 types of CBD gummies.*

*Number does not include shape, size, & flavor as these variables hold no significant value to the CBD consumer. Furthermore, it is possible for gummies to incorporate multiple types of CBD products and production. An example of this would be a  “full-spectrum, infused, sprayed, and tossed CBD Gummy.”*

Variables are variables, but for educational purposes, there are the 9 types of CBD gummies found on the market today.

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Product Manufacturing Types

Full Spectrum CBD Gummies

Full-spectrum means that the CBD sourced was extracted from cannabis plants like hemp with full cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid profiles. This means it contains the entire cannabinoid profile from extraction, it has not been manipulated to isolate or remove specifics.

Full-spectrum, for instance, contains THC, the cannabinoid responsible for the “high” effect we associate with marijuana. Full-spectrum CBD, if sourced from hemp, or according to standards for legal purposes, should contain less than 0.3% THC which shouldn’t influence a drug test nor cause any psychotropic side effects.

Broad Spectrum CBD Gummies

Broad-spectrum gummies use cannabinoid extracts that through processing or manipulation, have removed certain cannabinoids. This may produce for instance a full cannabinoid profile gummy that has selectively removed all THC.

Generally, another potential negative of broad-spectrum gummies is that they don’t offer the entourage effect because it is missing some phytocannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes from the plants that the broad-spectrum CBD extract was sourced from.

Pure CBD Gummies

These are gummies that only have pure CBD incorporated in the mix. The product used for this is CBD isolate and is a form of extraction that scientifically targets a specific cannabinoid. What is important to note here is that having no other cannabinoids to support the CBD molecule may potentially undermine its effectiveness.

Now that we have discussed the types of CBD used in gummies, we can move on to the different types of production.

Production TYpes

CBD infused gummies

Gummies that have been infused with CBD, may contain oil or isolate within the mixture before production. Some gummies like Cannabidiol Life Vegan Gummies incorporate hemp extract directly into the product. Infused gummies may have an herb or plant-like taste, often sweetened or enhanced for a more natural feel and integrity.

CBD sprayed gummies

Gummies produced in this way incorporate one of the extraction methods into a water or oil-based adhesive concoction that will stick and dry on gummies. This is generally how companies add CBD in a cost-effective way or may increase or decrease already infused gummies for an extra kick.

CBD rolled/tossed gummies

Gummies produced in this fashion will have CBD isolate directly applied as an additive to whatever sweetener is flaked onto them. Generally, gummies produced in this way blend isolate mixed with sweetener which is then tossed with wet gummies until fully coated and then placed to dry.

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Jessica Arent

Jessica Arent

Compliance Director at Cannabidiol Life

Beyond the CBD content, CBD gummies come in many forms. Cannabidiol Life alone sells:

  • Pure CBD gummy bears
  • Pure CBD gummy worms
  • Pure CBD gummy watermelons
  • Full Spectrum Organic Vegan Blocks.

Gummies can be made and fashioned to resemble just about anything.

Another important note is that gummies can be created for specific purposes. In the supplement market, there are gummies with fish oil, gummies with glucosamine, gummies for multivitamin support, etc. The CBD gummy sphere is no different, and many companies have designed their products to have added natural aids beyond CBD.

Examples of these would be infused with melatonin for sleep or infused with GABA and lemon balm for anxiety; the possibilities are endless.

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