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10 Things To Look For When Purchasing CBD Gummies

August 13, 2022 5 min read

10 Things To Look For When Purchasing CBD Gummies

10 Things To Look For When Purchasing CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are candies produced from organic cannabis plant extracts. The type of CBD used, THC content, hemp quality in the product, flavors, and potency are some factors to consider when purchasing CBD gummies.

It was not long ago that several countries legalized CBD and CBD products. Since then, gummies have become popular. What are gummies? These are candies produced from organic cannabis plant extracts. They come in full-spectrum, isolate, and broad-spectrum in correlation to the different types of CBD. Gummies are pre-dosed; just like regular candy, they are tasty and typically portable. Gummies are also designed to provide all the potential benefits tied to CBD. These potential benefits include lowering anxiety, stress, and pain. However, these potential benefits depend on the CBD concentration and how they are used. But there are things you need to look for when buying CBD gummies; here are some.

Factors To Look For When Selecting The Best CBD Gummies

With their popularity, you might wish to try CBD gummies. But the market is packed with several gummies brands, and you might wonder where to start, especially if it is your first time buying, whether from online stores or drug stores. Moltke & Hindocha (2021) listed some tips to keep in mind that will come in handy in selecting the correct CBD gummies for health and wellness benefits.

The Type Of CBD In Gummies

Three CBD gummies are linked to the three types of CBD: isolate, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. Broad-spectrum gummies are quite common compared to the other two; they contain all the hemp-based plant compounds apart from THC. Holt et al. (2022) stated that gummies that contain CBD isolate only contain pure CBD as the sole component, but some brands may include non-related supplements. Full-spectrum gummies are not that common. Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD Gummies present several potential health benefits due to the numerous inherent cannabis compounds that work in unison. According to Stojkovski (2022), CBD isolate gummies are preferable when looking for a pure CBD experience.

THC Content   

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant responsible for causing a 'high' sensation. THC (0.3%) is only present in full-spectrum CBD gummies with all the other cannabis compounds and terpenes. Broad-spectrum and isolate CBD gummies are always preferable to clear from unnecessary sensations of intoxication. If you want to enjoy all the benefits of the hemp plant by taking CBD gummies, full-spectrum CBD will suit you right; furthermore, there is no need for worry as the THC levels are only 0.3%.

Hemp Quality In The Product

A product's overall quality depends on the quality of the raw materials. Always opt for CBD gummies that share their hemp and, most preferably, those that mention Colorado and Oregon. The most reputable CBD gummy brands claim to source their hemp from Colorado, USA. Colorado is known to grow the best hemp in the CBD industry, grown naturally with zero chemical additives. It may not be easy to get clear information; several brands post all their production activities from the seed level.

Quality Testing And Certificate Of Analysis(COA)

The food and Drug Administration (FDA) rarely regulate CBD products as they are typically sold as supplements. Opt for products of quality standards. When purchasing, look for products that mention testing from a third party. Consider ISO-certified labs when checking for the labs used to –test the products. Several companies deploying accredited labs offer their COA report for confirmation on their website. If they have not presented this, you can access them from the support team as a safety precaution.

Flavors

Type of flavor is more of a preference as CBD gummies come in various natural flavors, including mango, cherry, and vanilla. This will come after settling on the type and quality of CBD in the gummy; here, check out the variety of flavors available for selection for a greater chewing experience. Another thing to consider when selecting the flavor is whether the brand uses natural or artificial sweeteners. Asija et al. (2012) showed that opting for gummies with natural sweeteners will help you steer away from harmful chemicals that might present negative health effects such as cancer in the future.

Convenience

Good CBD gummy brands are all-inclusive and considerate of customers' preferences. There should always be something for everyone. If you're vegan or follow a vegan diet go for vegan gummies to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is also essential to consider COA reports to ensure that you use quality gummies containing the mentioned CBD formulation. You might also want to opt for natural, gluten-free CBD gummies if you are allergic to gluten intolerant and chemical additives. In this case, look for COA evidence to avoid risks of negative side effects.

Potency

Different CBD gummies have varying potencies. Some contain as low as 5mg per gummy, while others contain up to 30mg in each gummy. Therefore, talking low potency gummies will need to take numerous gummies to feel the effects. This may be quite extreme. On the other hand, high potency CBD gummies mean you will use the gummies sparingly and still get productive results. This way, one might spend less when using high potency gummies than low potency gummies. Several brands recommend one gummy per day of 20mg potency level except for veterans.

Reputable Brands 

It would help if you looked for reputable brands with several positive reviews on their website. A few essential things to consider when checking for reputable brands include the Better Business Bureau (BBB) comments on the product and the warnings from Food and Drug Administration. The companies that fail to watch for the safety of their customers receive warnings from FDA and negative comments from BBB.

Alcohol Content

A few CBD gummies are also infused with alcohol besides CBD extracts. If you want to avoid alcohol, go for gummies manufactured with more inactive CBD extracts such as CO2. It is also essential to check on the THC content to avoid feelings of intoxication altogether.

Contaminants

The brand website checks the lab results and ascertains that the products are free from solvents, heavy metals, and pesticide residues. Lead components used in production may accumulate over time and, in the long run, lead to long-term terminal illness. Consequently, it is essential to verify the COA for certified evidence of testing for the presence of heavy metals.  

Conclusion

There is a ton load of CBD gummies and a wide variety of brands that use the cannabis plant to improve human health and wellness. CBD gummies come in diverse flavors, potencies, and quantities, depending on the manufacturers. If you are not sure what you are looking for when shopping for CBD can be confusing and rather difficult. It will be useful to consider the factors that affect the safety and quality of CBD gummies, like the type, potency, and quality of the CBD and hemp plant used in manufacturing. The company's reputation, issues with the reviews, and warnings from the regulatory organization are important if you want to be on the safe side.

References

Asija, R., Patel, S., & Asija, S. (2012). Oral Dosages Form Medicine Containing Chewing Gum: A Review. Journal Of Drug Delivery And Therapeutics, 2(6).

Holt, A. K., Poklis, J. L., & Peace, M. R. (2022). Δ8-THC, THC-O Acetates And CBD-Di-O Acetate: Emerging Synthetic Cannabinoids Found In Commercially Sold Plant Material And Gummy Edibles. Journal Of Analytical Toxicology.

Moltke, J., & Hindocha, C. (2021). Reasons For Cannabidiol Use: A Cross-Sectional Study Of CBD Users, Focusing On Self-Perceived Stress, Anxiety, And Sleep Problems. Journal Of Cannabis Research, 3(1), 1-12.

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