By far one of the biggest benefits to blogging about CBD products is the constant line of sweets I have to eat for my work, it’s a hard life! OK, they’re not quite sweets and I have to remind myself this, limiting the amount I eat, but some of them are simply so scrumptious it can be hard to
What Are CBD Gummy Bears Good For?
They’re a great way to get your daily CBD in a fun way. CBD oil is often more financially logical, but you have to hold it under your tongue for a couple of minutes and it tends not to taste too great. In fact, many people struggle with the taste of CBD oil, whereas who doesn’t like a good sweet (candy for my American friends).
They’re also amazing for getting a precise dosage. No more guessing how many drops have gone into your mouth, you just swallow a gummy and job done.
How Do You Use CBD Gummies?
You simply eat them like you would any other food. You don’t need to keep it under your tongue, as you would with CBD oil. The amount you require will be written on the individual product guidelines.
How Long Before CBD Gummies Start Working?
On average, all CBD edibles normally start to work after 30-60 minutes. This can vary based on a number of factors, such as how recently you have eaten and your weight. Even your tolerance levels can have an effect. I have found in the past that it is closer to the 60 minute mark, as it does have to go through the digestive system, before entering the blood stream.
How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?
This will vary between each brand and product, therefore you should follow the guidelines closely, but the most important factor to consider is how much CBD you’re trying to consume in one go. I personally would opt for 20mg, therefore if a single gummy is 20mg then I just need one, but some above you will see are 5mg, meaning I would need 4.
Can You Get Vegan Ones?
Yes you can. As you will undoubtedly know, gelatin is made from meat sources, so most of these don’t qualify, but Organic Relief’s gummies are vegan.
Can You Get Sugar Free CBD Gummies?
Yes you can, such as the Love Hemp gummies, which contain 0.2 grams of sugar from 100 grams (2 bears are 4 grams, so you get barely a trace of sugar). It should be mentioned that these are swapped for sweeteners, but most of these sweeteners that brands use won’t spike your insulin levels.
Should I Take Them At Morning Or Night?
This is partly down to the reasons why you’re taking them and what you’re hoping to achieve. I like to have CBD both first thing in the morning and then before I go to bed. In the morning, I love having a gummy as they taste great and it’s a bit of joy combined with my supplementation, while I don’t mind sugar before a workout. In the evening I don’t want sugar, however I do want CBD to help me sleep, therefore I opt for an oil.
Can You Take CBD Gummies On An Empty Stomach?
Yes you can, there is nothing wrong with having them first thing in the morning with an empty stomach. If you are hungry then you might want to be cautious as they are a little moreish. Having said that, taking them with a fatty source can help increase the bio-availability. I often opt for a shot of MCT oil, a great carrier oil for CBD.
Does CBD Gummy Bears Show Up On A Drug Test?
The answer comes down to the quantity of THC in the product. THC is what they’re looking for, which is the psychoactive part. They allow 0.2% THC in the UK in these products, which could potentially show up on a drug test. Having said that, plenty of these products don’t contain any THC (or merely a trace) which would mean you’re fine. Your best bet is to check the certificate of analysis before making a purchase, plus you can email them to ask. This way you have evidence for your workplace to show you followed up and enquired.
What Are The Main Things I Should Look For Before Making A Purchase?
Firstly you should look at reviews such as mine, as well direct product reviews such as on Amazon. Secondly, you should look at the quantity of CBD per gummy, to see whether it matches up with the amount you require. Next you might want to consider what factors are important to you personally, such as whether they are vegan or sugar free.
Before making a purchase, check the certificate of analysis, performed by a third party lab test, to ensure they have the required quantity of cannabinoids.
The reality is it is very hard to tell whether they will taste nice until they’ve arrived. You can attend conferences or visit shops and see if they have tasters available, but for most it’s a case of trial and error. This is where I hope I can help over time with picking the right options.
How Long Till They Expire?
Based on an average of the ones i have reviewed, most have had a year expiry on them, but one had only a month on it, so it partly depends if the product has been sat in storage for a while. I’ve also seen a few brands offer their old products, with a close expiry date, available at a special offer price, which is worth it as they do go pretty quickly.
How Long Do They Take Effect For?
Again, there are multiple factors in play, but from personal experience and from reading guides on the subjects, as well as reading through multiple product descriptions, generally the effects should last for 6-8 hours.
How Long Will A Pack Last For?
It depends how many you’re having each day, whether you take them each day and how many are in a pack, but on average whether you pick an oil or an edible, there is often 15-30 days worth.
1) Orange County CBD Gummy Bears
The taste is quite simply immense, they’re the best tasting gummies I’ve had throughout my life, whether we’re talking CBD or childhood sweets. The amount of CBD will vary based on what you require and it goes up to very high levels, at 50mg per bear.
2) Naturecan CBD Gummies
The original gummies I was sent by Naturecan when the brand was launched weren’t great, but wow they stepped up their game! These are by far some of my favourites now, Raquel is constantly pestering me to eat some. They also offer different strengths and different quantities of gummies, so you can customise your order to meet your requirements.
2) Green Roads CBD Relax Bears
This American brand is making massive waves, with both their CBD oil and gummies ranking high on my lists. Quite importantly, you can’t taste the cannabis, as some gummies do have a bit of an intense flavour.
3) Heart Hemp CBD Gummies
I’ve got a lot of respect for Heart Hemp and it was no surprise that they produced some of the best gummies in the industry. Packed with 25mg of CBD in each little bear, while they provide a respectable 30 gummies per tub meaning you should be stocked up for a while after a single order.
3) Organic Relief Pure CBD Gummies
These are vegan friendly and pack 20mg of CBD in each bear. One thing that really impresses me is that they’ve also included turmeric, which is high in curcumin, a hugely healthy ingredient that I try to get into my diet more regularly.
4) Green Roads Relax Bears
This US brand isn’t sold heavily in the UK just yet, but I can’t wait for it to become more commonly found over here. These bears were so incredibly scrumptious, you shouldn’t just base your judgement on taste but it’s hard to look beyond their great flavour.
5) Sunday Scaries Vegan Sour Gummies
I do love a sour sweet, but almost all on this list are focused on that sweet taste, so it was nice to find something more resembling the Haribo Tangfastic flavour. These were my favourite of the expansive Sunday Scaries range.
6) Sunday Scaries Gummy Rings
Sunday Scaries produce a number of different gummies, including cherries and strawberries, but it was the rings that stood out the most. This is a brand I’ve fallen in love with, always producing the highest quality range of CBD goodies.
7) Mother CBD
35 gummies and each containing 20mg of CBD, these are perfect for someone looking for a higher dosage, with 700mg in each tub. They have three different flavours, while they mask the hemp taste perfectly.
8) CBDFX Turmeric & Spirulina
I was sent two different flavours of CBD gummies by CBDFX, however I never expected this one to be the best tasting. It was beautiful, it was hard to stop myself eating more.
9) Zen Bears
Zen Bears don’t sell a range of products, they’ve put their core focus on producing a high quality pack of CBD gummy bears, with a single pack containing 600mg of CBD. This is a vegan friendly option thanks to the inclusion of pectin over gelatine.
10) Organic Relief Vegan Gummies
This was the first vegan gummy I tried, so it will always be a favourite of mine. If you’d like to buy a pack, make sure to visit my article on CBD discounts to get yourself 10% off.
11) Yumi Nutrition Recover & De-Stress
These strawberry tasting CBD edibles are rounded, breaking from the ‘gummy bear’ regular shape. They also slot nicely under the tongue so you can properly absorb the CBD into the blood stream before enjoying the sweet.
12) Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies
This is their original gummy, the main item in their range, however it comes second in the list of their products for me, with the sour ones offering something unique and tempting. These are still a great tasting gummy and work a treat!
13) Flora Farmacy CBD Fruit Gummies
These don’t have the sugar coating the others have, however they do contain sugar, as well as glucose syrup. You get thirty of these great tasting treats in each pack, while I went for 1-2 per day, having 20mg of CBD in each.
14) Sunday Scaries Unicorn Jerky
The award for creativity 100% has to go for this CBD candy, with its vibrant rainbow colours on the thin pieces of ‘jerky’ making this stand out amongst the ever growing CBD crowd.
15) CBDMD Premium Gummies
Packed with strawberry, tropical, orange and raspberry flavours, these have the added benefit of having a decent quantity of Vitamin C included, meaning you can feel extra proud of yourself for consuming some of these.
16) CBDFX Mixed Berry Hemp Gummies
One benefit to these is you can opt for a very small pack, with just 8 bears, making it a good experimental area before investing in a much larger pack. It also allows you to try the different flavours by CBDFX before making your final purchase decision.
17) Love Hemp CBD Gummy Bears
These bears are very decently priced, containing a large number of bears in each tin, however you can still taste the cannabis.
18) Joy Organics Strawberry Lemonade
Joy Organics is one of the biggest brands in the USA, with a huge range of products, from tinctures and gummies to pet products and even energy drinks. The cubed gummies had a strawberry lemonade flavour, containing 10mg per piece.