CBD Gummies and Edibles

Why Are CBD Gummies So Popular?

One of the most popular and enjoyable ways to take cannabidiol (CBD) is through CBD gummies. They’re easy to dose (per serving information is clear), portable, discreet, and arguably the tastiest. This makes CBD gummies a great choice for people looking to try CBD for the first time or work them into their supplement regimen.

Studies have shown CBD gummies may be helpful for various purposes, like pain discomfort, stress, and sleep. It’s important to know that not every gummy is created equal, and efficacy can change from company to company. Since there are currently no over-the-counter (OTC) CBD products approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s important to do your research and make sure you’re buying a quality product and as always consult with a health care specialist before taking CBD. 

How to Choose the Right CBD Gummies

If you’re excited to start and continue a CBD regimen but don’t know where to go next? Here are some important pieces of information to keep in mind when taking CBD gummies. 

Decide Why You Want to Use CBD, and in What Form

The first thing to consider is why you want to take CBD. Though it’s being touted for numerous possible wellness benefits, make sure you have a specific goal in mind. Is it to relieve pain? Help with sleep? Calm anxiety? Having a good starting point will help you proceed in a targeted and structured manner. Again, consult with a health care provider before making any decisions. 

Consider How Much THC the CBD Gummies Contains

There are three types of CBD, Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, and Isolate. Each is created using different extraction methodologies, some remove all terpenes and ingredients except the CBD (isolate) and some are extracted to keep in a small number of others, like THC (Broad and Full Spectrum). If your employer requires a drug test, please proceed with caution on which you take. Also, take precautions to learn whether or not any existing medications or conditions will have an adverse reaction to these ingredients. 

For Products From Hemp, Find Where It Was Grown

Many CBD products sold online and in retail stores come from hemp, not marijuana. And the source of that hemp can be important. Most hemp used in CBD products sold in the U.S. comes from Colorado or Oregon (which have long histories with cannabis) or other states that have begun to produce hemp or are imported from overseas. Knowing the source will help you determine the quality. 

Ask for Test Results

For products made with CBD from hemp, even Colorado doesn’t require testing of the finished product. So any COA (Certificate of Analysis) for those final products comes from testing the company arranged on its own. Though not all manufacturers take that step, many do. Make sure before you purchase CBD you check to see testing information and review that the testing information matches what the product says it contains. 

Look for Products That List the CBD Amount

If a CBD product doesn’t include the total amount of CBD per bottle and per serving, don’t buy it. Look for products that show how much CBD you get in the whole bottle and per dose. Dosages, which are expressed in milligrams, or mgs, vary considerably depending on the form of the product, and experts often suggest starting with products that have relatively low doses. As stated before, check with a health care specialist before you begin CBD supplementation.