CBD gummies are an underrated way to get your daily stress relief in! Learn the benefits and how to choose the right product for you
CBD gummies are exploding onto the market. If you step into a pharmacy (or heck, even a grocery store) that sells cannabidiol, you’re basically guaranteed to see bright, fruity gummies lining the shelves and promising to head off whatever’s killing your calm.
Perhaps you’re wondering whether it’s worth trying CBD gummies. Maybe you’ve used CBD before, but not in such a delicious format. You might be a first-timer and unsure if gummies are the best way to use this remarkable compound.
Truthfully, CBD gummy benefits are just as substantial as in the other methods of taking this substance. And they might become your new daily chill pill. Fun candies are low-key and infuse a little extra happiness into your CBD experience. (Who can suppress a smile when they just popped the cutest little sugar bear?) It’s easy to stick a bottle of gummies in your bag and bring them to school or work for a quick fix whenever life starts getting scary.
Still, not all gummies are equal! If you’re ready to reign in your wandering mind, learn to read CBD gummy vitamin labels so you can make educated decisions about what you’re putting into your body. Tested and regulated CBD is safe, but not all products and brands follow the industry rules and best practices.
What’s in your candy matters: How to read a CBD gummy label
Don’t just pick up the first bottle of CBD gummies you find! Instead, take the time to read the label and get yourself acquainted with what’s inside.
The label should include information such as:
The ingredients list shows everything that goes into making CBD gummies, usually including a binder like gelatin, a sweetener like cane sugar, and preservatives like citric acid. Other ingredients can include dyes and artificial flavors, so be cautious if you’re sensitive to those. If you prefer to buy organic or have food allergies, then the ingredients list is the place to look for that information.
Certificate of Analysis
Every reputable CBD brand publishes a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for every batch they use—or at least supplies one when you ask for it. You can usually find the CoA on the product’s web page or elsewhere on the website. If you can’t find it and the company doesn’t respond to requests for more information, then it’s possible they aren’t testing their products.
When you’re picking a brand of CBD gummies, you should always find out the source of the hemp (and be wary if the seller balks at telling you).
Where hemp comes from has a huge impact on the final product:
- Two batches of hemp from different grow sources can contain wildly different cannabinoid contents, given factors like how and where they were raised.
- Hemp with an unclear source is more likely to be untested, which means it could be lower-content than advertised or even contain contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals.
Reputable sellers post where their CBD comes from on their product packaging and website. (Scaries shouts it from the mountaintops: we source CBD from the most reputable local Colorado farms! Hey, we’re proud of it!) You should be able to find the information on the label. If it’s not there, ask. If they won’t tell you or don’t answer, then it’s time to try a different gummy.
The CBD spectrum
There are different cannabidiol products, and they all come in gummy form. These include:
- Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids and other chemicals that you would find in a hemp plant (this can be desirable because it triggers the entourage effect, a more robust version of what CBD does alone).
- Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum CBD but without the THC (delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis). This spectrum still triggers the entourage effect, even without THC.
- Isolate CBD contains CBD and nothing else. This variety can’t trigger the entourage effect.
For most people, broad-spectrum is the best choice—it can trigger the entourage effect and give you the most bang for your buck without any 420 feels.
In most cases, the label will include the CBD gummy dosage as well. Dosing is highly individual and should be titrated—you can start low and work your way up to the perfect amount.
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