I meant it when I once said that my optimal adult diet was grilled chicken, vegetables (mostly roasted potatoes, the occasional carrot), and gummies. I love gummies. And there’s something special about gummies that aren’t trying to masquerade as something else, like dark chocolate and red wine shield themselves in an antioxidant halo. I didn’t come here for health. I came here for candy. Though I don’t even necessarily mean gummy-gummies (but, yeah, also those).
While gummy-gummies are still a standout in their own right, CBD gummies are sneaking up on them, even with their wellness-adjacent claims of instilling peace and tranquility with zero of the weird things that happen when you smoke weed. What we know is that CBD edibles, tinctures, and the like don’t make you high, because they don’t have THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Instead, the CBD, or cannabidiol chemical in cannabis, is said to give you some of the similar effects like a calmer nervous system and pain relief. It’s still being studied to confirm whether or not its purported effects are legit, but anecdotally speaking, people love it. Just like people, like me, love gummies.
There are CBD gummies for work and for sleep, full-spectrum and isolate gummies, and varying levels of strength, from 10mg to over 35mg per gummy. Most are derived from the hemp plant, so they should be legal no matter where you are. Think of the following options as a taste test, where you can try out different gummies to discover which you like best and when. Follow the dosage notes. Don’t expect miracles, but do watch out for subtle changes. Here are 11 CBD gummies to get you started.
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Blood Orange CBD Gumdrops
Lord Jones makes fancy gummies and I love it for that. The small-batch gummies are made with 20mg of CBD without any weird additives. They’re the CBD gummies you should gift someone who’s been wanting to try them. Or like, your mom, who needs them.
People really love CBD for easing themselves to sleep because if its relaxation properties. Soul makes a gummy specifically for dozing off. It’s a blend of CBD and CBN, which is a broken-down version of THC. The combination is supposed to help you relax into sleep and stay there.
For Relief and Relaxation
Isolate CBD Gummies
CBDistillery’s gummies get right to the point. Instead of being full spectrum—meaning natural compounds from the plant besides CBD make it into the gummy—these are a CBD isolate, which means a more direct ingestion and perhaps a different individual experience.
For Higher Dosage
Blackberry CBD Gummiez
CBD affects everyone differently, and because the science on it is still too new to confirm anything, you might not know how it affects you until you try. Smokiez CBD gummies are not for the newbies: The 20-piece package has 25mg per serving.
For Taking the Edge Off
Vegan Hemp Gummies
Remember when the world lost its collective mind after learning that gummy candies are often made with gelatin, which comes from animals? Yeah, same. Sunday Scaries’ vegan gummies are animal product-free, however, with 10mg of CBD for a low-key hit of relaxation. They’re also infused with D3 and B12, so basically they are vitamins.
For Staying Awake…and Then Falling Asleep
Day & Night CBD Gummy Set
CBDfx makes a gummy set of broad-spectrum CBD candies for staying up and then later for falling asleep. The daytime gummy has turmeric and spirulina for added antioxidants, and its nighttime counterpart is infused with melatonin for extra-good sleep.
For Chilling Out
Anytime CBD Gummies
Highline Wellness’s CBD gummies are, first of all, gummy bears, which is important. It has options for 10mg or 20mg of CBD, depending on your preference, or to make your CBD experimentation all the more interesting. Start with one of the lower doses and build up as needed.
For THC-Supported Relaxation
True Full Spectrum Original CBD Gummies
The emphasis on CBD has also helped people realize they like a higher dose of it than THC—but don’t want to give up the THC experience all together. Medterra’s gummies have 25mg of CBD and 2mg of THC, which is supposedly helpful in creating an “entourage effect.” Meaning, they work better together.
For Lower Dosage
Joy Organics’ gummies come in fun flavors, like strawberry lemonade and green apple, with a solid 10mg of CBD per gummy. They’re vegan, broad spectrum, and good for the next 18 months, though I doubt it’ll take you that long to polish them off.
Vegan CBD Gummies
Gold Bee’s vegan CBD gummies have 25mg of CBD per serving, which it extracts from specific strains for an optimal product. The THC is removed after the initial extraction, so there are no remnants of it in your gummy.
For a Day-Long CBD Experience
The Performance CBD Pack
Verma Farms makes a variety pack that’s good for those looking for a bit of relaxation support at any given time of the day. Each kind has 30mg of CBD, but they each also have added ingredients for their specific goals: melatonin for sleep, collagen for recovery, and caffeine for energy.
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