If you are looking for a no-fuss, fun way to introduce cannabidiol (CBD) into your everyday life, then taking CBD gummies could be a great choice for you.
CBD oil has seen significant growth recently as an aid against anxiety, pain or insomnia in all types of patients. Given its benefits, there is no wonder that there are a lot of products including it out there. This is why you need to research before purchasing even CBD gummies, which may seem like an easy choice. Not all of them are similar, and you also want to make sure that the product you choose is legal and beneficial.
Why use CBD gummies over other types of taking CBD? Because they are easy to make, tasty and portable. Moreover, CBD gummies are discreet (no one will know what is in them!). It is easy to know the dose you’re taking without having to measure anything. Therefore, they are a great choice for those needing small amounts, at any time of day, and without any fuss or attention.
We have selected the 7 Best CBD gummies, with pros and cons for each. Read on to see our methodology for making our choice, as well as the best picks for you.
How to choose your CBD gummies
The first thing you need to consider when looking for CBD gummies is, of course, the ingredients list. All the products below have been checked to ensure that the CBD is pure, without cannabinoids or THC. You need to check this to make sure your product is safe and legal to take.
Moreover, you need to consider the dosage of the product. How much CBD is in each gummy? Depending on what potency you’re looking for, you’ll make a different choice.
As far as ingredients are concerned, you will need to consider what other components are on the list of each product (and you need to ensure this ingredients list is transparent). And, depending on whether you are vegan / vegetarian and have other dietary restrictions, this also needs to be checked.
Top 7 Best CBD Gummies in 2020
These 7 products are all designed to help you cope with stress and anxiety, enable you to fall asleep better, or deal with aches and pains of various types (muscular strain, arthritic pain, etc.). They are, of course, not actual medical supplements or treatments, so this should be kept in mind when looking through the list. However, there is an overwhelming amount of positive reviews for them based on users from all backgrounds. They also all use either FDA-approved, THC-free CBD or pure hemp oil, so they all provide a supplement without illegal components or potential undesired side effects.
EMPE-USA CBD Gummies
EMPE USA is one of the CBD industry leaders, selling a wide range of CBD-infused products, all certified to have less than 0.03% THC, i.e. the maximum THC level allowed for legal over-the-counter CBD products as per USA guidelines.
EMPE have a variety of gummy products, with a multitude of flavors. Firstly, the EMPE CBD Gummy Apple Rings have the flavor of tart green apple and each has either 750mg or 1500mg of CBD oil per container. This is an organic product.
EMPE also proposes a range of Gummy Sour Packs, again available either in 750mg or 1500mg dosages per jar. This is an interesting flavor mix, with a sour exterior and creamy sweet interior, as per the manufacturer.
Finally, you can also opt for Gummy Bears – the classic product. Dosages for these jars are slightly lower: you have the option of 500mg or 1150mg. They have a gummy bear flavor and texture, just like the classic candy.
In terms of price, the apple rings and sour packs are sold from $69.99, whereas the gummy bears are slightly cheaper at $49.99, in part due to their lighter concentration of CBD. The recommendation is to take 1-2 pieces at a time, without exceeding 3 pieces every 6 hours.
A big plus with this brand is that there is also a vegan option available for their products. So, if you are vegan, you can choose and consume their gummies without any concerns.
The sheer variety of Empe’s offer makes them a great choice for first-time users of CBD in general, as you can pick from so many flavors and types of products. Moreover, they consistently receive positive reviews and are highly ranked in a multitude of studies and reviews of the CBD supplement market. Therefore there is a great amount of evidence to encourage you when it comes to using their products.
Wellicy CBD Edibles
The products from Wellicy all provide an easy to use option for your daily dose of cannabidiol. They offer a range of products with many different flavors to choose from. Moreover, depending on if you’re traveling or want less product, there are some convenient small packages you can also purchase to keep in your bag or pocket even!
The CBD Super Chews available on their website contain 1050mg of cannabidiol per 30 gummy-jar. For each gummy, you will get a lot of CBD i.e. 35mg! This is quite a higher dose than average and it’s all from high quality, Colorado sourced CBD oil which is free of THC.
While you can have one of these gummies before bed or for relaxing, or otherwise even for soothing sore muscles, you will need to be mindful of the strong dosage.
The pectin used in these is vegan and that makes the gummies suitable for vegans as well.
To reflect the higher dose of CBD, Wellicy gummies are pricier, costing $79.99 per jar of 30 gummies. This – and the higher impact you will get from the product – is something to keep in mind when ordering.
American Hemp Oil Gummies
American Hemp Oil proposes a wide range of products, from oils to capsules, topicals and finally gummies. Their CBD Gummies are sold in 30-day supply bottles, either as 25mg or 50mg per gummy CBD concentration.
These products are free of THC as well, so you can have the reassurance of their being safe for you to consume. Clearly, American Hemp Oil doesn’t advise having more than one gummy per day, based on the dosage of the bottles and gummies themselves. This is something to consider, depending on your budget, like a jar of 30 gummies costs between $80 and $130 (higher dosage is sold at a higher price).
American Hemp Oil does market themselves as experts in “everything CBD” and has a very strong marketing arm. The cannabis used for the gummies is sourced in Colorado, US, from industrial hemp which is then processed in laboratories also in Colorado.
They have special offers, with great discounts on the bottles of gummies for example, so if you purchase directly from the website you might get a great deal.
Wellution Hemp Gummies
The premium hemp gummies from Wellution contain c. 35,000 mg of hemp seed oil per jar, with 60 sweets in each. This is a highly potent blend, aimed at supporting people with pain, anxiety, stress, and inflammation.
Unlike the previous products, which focus exclusively on the CBD content, these gummies also have added supplements such as vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium. The focus is therefore on creating a general health supplement for customers. It is important to note, however, that the company does not claim to be using CBD at all, but rather hemp seed oil. Therefore, the product is different from the previously reviewed ones.
Wellution gummies are gluten-free, have vitamins B and E naturally occurring, Omega 3, 6 and 9, and the added bonus of lovely flavor. They each contain 583 mg of hemp seed oil so they should be very strong, and contribute to a real calming effect once taken.
Customer reviews do rate them highly, but you need to consider the dosage here as well as the main ingredient, compared to other products if you do decide to use these gummies.
Daddy Burt CBD Edibles
Daddy Burt Hemp Co. is based on a hemp farm in Kentucky and produces hemp-derived CBD products that are FDA compliant. They use a third-party lab tester to check their products and add another layer of legitimacy to their claims, from the sourcing of the hemp to the quality of the products and their safety/legal nature.
Daddy Burt sells a wide range of products, including topical creams and lotions alongside edible products. One of their best sellers is the CBD edible category, where they feature gummies in two flavors: strawberry-kiwi and mixed berry.
At $69.96 per bottle of 30 gummies, these products are in the same price range as the others. They also feature a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with them, as well as free shipping.
If you’re interested, you can download reports on the CBD strength of these products online, which is an interesting added feature from Daddy Burt.
As far as dosage is concerned, there is a much lower concentration of CBD in these gummies, at 10mg per gummy. Daddy Burt suggests that regular users use 2-3 gummies per day, so this means that one bottle won’t last very long. This can make the price quite high, unlike the other reviewed products above.
Hemp Gummies 30 000 by Froozie
Another hemp oil supplement, rather than pure CBD-based, is the hemp gummies sold by Froozie. Each sweet has 500mg of hemp oil and you can get 60-sweet jars from them.
The ingredients list is not as transparent as that of other brands, citing a “proprietary hemp Froozie complex” which raises an eyebrow if you are concerned about the content of your supplements. They cite this along with hemp oil, vitamins B and E, and Omega 3-6-9, as active ingredients in the gummies. Just like Wellution gummies, therefore, these are more of a natural supplement with vitamins and Omega oils, than a pure CBD gummy based on cannabidiol.
Moreover, Froozie gummies have added coconut oil to their formula.
The aim of these gummies is to provide an overall anxiety and stress relief, but also to promote brain health and balanced moods.
The manufacturers recommend taking these gummies once a day, up to two a day. They are not as strong as the CBD-based ones so they represent fewer risks from that point of view. However, your requirements will influence how you use them. As a positive diet-related fact, they are gluten-free.
At $29.49 per jar, these gummies are significantly cheaper than the others we have reviewed here. However, this will be due to their non-CBD composition as well. There are a large number of positive reviews from customers for this product, so as a non-CBD hemp oil gummy product, they do appear to be an excellent choice.
New Age Naturals Advanced Hemp Big Gummies
New Age Naturals propose a hemp oil-based product with 20 mg of hemp oil per gummy, aimed to help you cope with the stresses of daily life but also provide a tasty snack.
The gummies are sold in jars of 125 sweets, for a total of 2,500 mg of hemp oil per jar. The recommended dose is for 2-3 a day, but of course, as with Froozie and Wellution, this is a product without CBD so therefore the impact is different on your body.
New Age hemp is grown organically in the US and is free of THC. As far as the scientific studies behind it, they claim that hemp oil regulates “everything from relaxation to eating, sleeping, inflammation and even cognitive function”.
What makes New Age gummies special is the way they process the hemp oil with advanced CO2 extraction technology. The product should, therefore, be potent and high-quality, allowing you to enjoy physical and psychological benefits at the same time.
One additional ingredient in this product is melatonin, which is a sleep aid and doesn’t feature on other gummies’ ingredients list. This can be positive or negative depending on what you’re looking for, so you need to be aware of its presence on the list of ingredients.
By comparison to other similar products, they are relatively good value at $32.95 per jar of 125 gummies. They also provide a gluten-free product and receive good reviews from users from all over the world.
CBD Gummies FAQs
Trying out CBD or hemp oil for the first time can be daunting and the right amount of research will definitely help you make the right decision on the products you want to use. Additionally, it is a good idea to check any counter-indications (most manufacturers will list these or you can ask them on social media directly). You can also check with your doctor if this is something they think would help you (for example, if you suffer from rheumatic pain or muscle soreness or similar symptoms).
The key factor in choosing gummies over any other products is their portable and inconspicuous nature as a sweet. And of course, their taste! Otherwise, the key question is whether you need CBD.
If you have gone as far as looking into gummies for your CBD supplement, you probably already know a great deal about the benefits of this product. However, here are some frequently asked questions and things to consider about CBD and hemp oil in general, and gummies in particular.
Where is CBD sourced from?
CBD – cannabidiol –does not include cannabinoids and it’s sourced from the cannabis plant. The extraction method strips away the organic compounds and terpenes from cannabis, which means that you won’t get all the cannabis effects but you won’t get THC either, which is the illegal compound in the plant. Products made with broad-spectrum CBD contain most cannabinoids without THC.
Products made with full-spectrum CBD include THC (so these are the ones you need to avoid). It is known that the full-spectrum CBD products provide the full benefits of cannabinoids, but in order to use these, you would have to go to an approved clinic in states or countries where this activity is considered legal. Moreover, the products we have reviewed here are produced in the United States and all use hemp grown in the United States, mostly on organic farms in Colorado. Please bear in mind that any product which doesn’t specifically tell you what type of CBD it is or where it’s sourced from is probably not a good one to take, and could test positive in drug tests.
What can I use CBD for?
There is a wide range of effects that research has shown CBD to be useful for.
Physically, CBD has been shown to help relieve muscular tension and pain, as well as aches and pains in joints. This has led to it being used by athletes during recovery or even during longer endurance events for temporary relief from pain. It is also used successfully for the treatment or relief of chronic pain. Further medical studies have proven that combining CBD and THC helps with treating pain linked to arthritis and multiple sclerosis, but this falls into the realm of medically prescribed treatments.
Psychologically, CBD can reduce anxiety and depression. Normally, people take medical treatment against these mental disorders, which in turn create addiction and / or side effects. In using CBD or hemp oil, there has been some proven impact in reducing anxiety, helping fight insomnia or panic attacks. These qualities are linked to the ability of CBD to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.
Looking further, some additional research is undergoing cancer-related symptoms, as well as in epilepsy patients. There is also some proof that CBD helps skin conditions such as acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to reduce sebum production.
Recent research has linked CBD with benefits for the heart and blood circulation, and there is more around substance abuse treatment, diabetes prevention, etc.
In summary, the list of positive effects is long and suggests that using CBD can really benefit certain conditions. Of course, personal experience will be the ultimate decider, so as explained below, testing the products and then making up your mind is the best way to go.
What ingredients are there in CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are sweets that contain CBD (or if going for hemp oil gummies, then there is hemp oil instead of CBD). Other ingredients will vary a lot, just like regular sweets, and you should check the artificial ingredients and preservatives list as you would for any other food item you buy.
Usually, gummies will include some sort of sweetener, and American ones tend to have corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is not recommended as a healthy ingredient, but it is present in a lot of sweets already.
You also need to check whether the ingredients are gluten-free and vegan if these are diets you follow. Most of the products we have reviewed tick these boxes.
Your ideal product would be organic, with real sugar and no artificial flavors added.
Finally, you can find CBD gummies with added plant extracts or vitamins, like some of the ones we have reviewed. Some also add ingredients like turmeric or spirulina in an effort to provide a healthier or more nutrient-rich product. It’s a matter of choice whether this is something you want to invest in or need in your diet.
What dosage should you take?
Manufacturers will most often post a recommended dosage on their products, to give you an idea of how much is a good idea to take. Most gummies will come in bottles of 30 to 60, claiming to be a “month’s supply”. You simply need to check the amount of CBD per gummy and start small, e.g. with gummies containing around 5-10mg of CBD, to see what effects this has on you. You can always cut your gummies in half so you halve the amount of CBD if required.
To experiment for the first time, we recommend you take one gummy and wait for 2-3 hours to see what the full effect is on your body. Effects tend to last for 4 to 6 hours, which is why some products state to take one gummy every 6 hours. Again, this will depend on the impact you can notice and whether you actually need to take as many as that.
Are there any possible side effects?
There is always the possibility of side effects, and a range of people will experience these products differently. Some have quoted fatigue, diarrhea, changes in appetite and changes in weight. It is important to note that some of these can be caused by the CBD or hemp oil while some may be linked to the other ingredients in the gummies.
We strongly recommend that you visit your doctor if you have any actual concerns from side effects experienced after taking any of these products.