For many adults in the UK, CBD gummies are the product of choice for those who wish to enjoy the calming health benefits of CBD.** But there’s a variety of other CBD products on the market, as well, including other CBD edibles, CBD oils, CBD vape products, and CBD topical products, such as CBD creams, CBD balms, and CBD bath bombs. So, which CBD product is right for you?
Today, we’ll take a closer look at CBD gummies, to see why gummies are such a popular item for CBD users. We’ll also compare CBD gummies with other types of products. We’ll learn how CBD metabolises when you take a gummy versus a sublingual CBD oil or other CBD supplements. This is often the differentiating factor between these items and CBD gummies. We’ll also compare CBD gummies to other types of CBD edibles, as well.
CBD & Hemp
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Since all CBDfx products (gummy and otherwise) are made with the low-THC form of cannabis, called hemp, we’ll focus on hemp-derived CBD in this article. CBD is one of a group of compounds found in hemp, called cannabinoids. There are over a hundred such compounds in hemp.
Unlike its cannabinoid cousin, THC, CBD is non-intoxicating. Instead, CBD delivers a bevy of wellness benefits through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).** The ECS helps the body to maintain homeostasis, or healthy balance. CBD interacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system, helping to bolster its performance.** This interaction produces a variety of health benefits and is a major reason why CBD products have become so popular for many adults.**
Full Spectrum CBD vs Broad Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate
CBD is derived from the hemp plant’s buds, leaves, and stalks. The initial extraction, containing all of the cannabinoids (including CBD), terpenes, flavonoids, and healthy fatty acids of the plant, is called full spectrum CBD. Full spectrum oil can contain up to 0.3% THC, which is above the legal limit in the UK (0.2%).
Broad spectrum CBD is a similar CBD oil to full spectrum, but the oil undergoes an additional filtration process, leaving only non-detectable amounts of THC in the resulting CBD. Broad spectrum oil is still a robust oil containing nearly all of the hemp plant’s healthful compounds.
CBD isolate is CBD with all other hemp compounds removed. As such, CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD. Because CBD isolate doesn’t contain other hemp compounds, users are unable to take advantage of the Entourage Effect. This refers to the phenomenon by which CBD and other hemp compounds actually boost one another’s effects, when taken together.** Only broad spectrum and full spectrum oil can produce the Entourage Effect.**
What Are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are chewy, sweet health supplements containing CBD and, often, other complementary ingredients. CBD gummies should never be confused with a regular gummy sweet and should be treated as a health product.**
Among the benefits of CBD gummies, beyond the CBD and other ingredients, is the fact that, from gummy to gummy, CBD gummies always deliver a consistent dose. CBD gummies are also easily portable, mess-free, and discreet. Nearly every CBD gummy also has the benefit of tasting great, which isn’t necessarily true of all hemp products.
Types of CBD Gummies
At CBDfx, we have a large selection of CBD gummies with formulas for everything from daily wellness to superfood nutrition to sleep.** Our CBD gummies include CBD Gummies for Sleep with Chamomile and Passion Flower, Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies, CBD Multivitamin Gummies for Men, CBD Multivitamin Gummies for Women, CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina, and CBD Gummies with Apple Cider Vinegar.
CBD Gummy Comparison Chart
To help you keep our family of gummies straight, we’ve provided a handy CBD gummies comparison chart. This chart features every CBDfx CBD gummy, plus the milligrams of CBD and THC in each gummy serving.
|Product Name||CBD mg per Serving||THC mg per Serving|
|Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
|CBD Multivitamin Gummies for Men||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
|CBD Multivitamin Gummies for Women||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
|CBD Gummies for Sleep||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
|CBD Gummies With Turmeric & Spirulina||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
|CBD Gummies With Apple Cider Vinegar||50mg CBD||Non-detectable levels.|
CBD Gummies vs Other CBD Products
Choosing the right CBD product for your needs isn’t just about what spectrum CBD it contains, the CBD potency in mgs, or the other ingredients in the formula. It also means understanding how different CBD products work. CBD can be consumed in a few different forms and each has its own benefits. Here’s a look at how CBD gummies compare to other CBD products.
CBD Gummies vs Capsules & Other CBD Edibles
CBD gummies are, themselves, edibles—so many of the distinctions you’ll see in the paragraphs below don’t apply here. All CBD edibles must travel through the digestive tract before the CBD can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Generally, this can take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on bioavailability factors (such as height, weight, and CBD tolerance).** While this is on the longish side of CBD absorption, the effects of gummies and other CBD edible products can last from six to eight hours, again depending on bioavailability.**
The main distinction between CBD gummies and a product like CBD capsules or pills is the flavour and chewability. Many people have a hard time swallowing pills and capsules, which can make taking a CBD capsule a nuisance. Our naturally flavoured gummies are more pleasing for the palette and easily consumable in your normal daily routine.
CBD Gummies vs CBD Oil Tinctures
CBD oil tinctures are held under the tongue, where the CBD is absorbed through the capillaries of the mouth. This is quicker than CBD absorption you would experience with edibles. It generally takes a sublingual oil 15 to 30 minutes to absorb.** But the effects usually don’t last as long with CBD tinctures as they do with a CBD gummy. CBD oil effects generally last four to six hours.**
CBD tincture oils can also be messy, especially if you prefer your CBD to be taken on the go. Sublingual CBD oil products aren’t premeasured, which can be good or bad, depending on your perspective. If you prefer to finetune your own CBD dosage, down to the milligram, a CBD tincture oil might be the right choice for you. If you’re more likely to grab and go with your CBD product, knowing exactly how much CBD you’re getting in every dose, CBD gummies are a great choice.
CBD Gummies vs CBD Vape Products
Beyond the fact that not everyone enjoys vaping, there are other things to consider when choosing between CBD gummies and CBD vapes. CBD vape oils and e-liquids give the quickest CBD effects of any CBD products, usually within just a few minutes or even seconds.** This is because the CBD and other cannabinoids are absorbed through the lining of the lungs, which is generally considered the quickest method of CBD delivery. On the other hand, the effects of CBD vape oils only last from one to two hours.**
CBD Gummies vs CBD Topicals
This comparison is a little more apples to oranges. CBD topicals are applied directly to an area affected by dry skin or minor aches and pains. CBD topicals include CBD creams and CBD balms, as well as CBD bath balms, CBD masks, and similar items. CBD gummies, as you now know, are a consumable product with a wider range of potential wellness benefits, depending on which formulation you choose.
Final Thoughts on CBD & Gummies
Now that you’ve had a chance to examine some of the differences between CBD gummies and other hemp supplements, you probably have a better idea of what sort of product you’re going to purchase. But there are a few other things you should look for, when you shop for CBD gummies.
First, make sure you only purchase CBD gummies made with organically farmed CBD. Hemp plants can absorb a great number of toxins, so make sure to pick a CBD company that uses safe practices. Also, look for CBD gummies containing CBD that has been extracted from the hemp with clean carbon dioxide. Unlike cheap solvents, which can leave a residue in the CBD oil, CO2 extraction delivers a more pure and potent CBD product. Lastly, make sure your CBD gummies are accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which is a third-party lab report that tells you exactly how much CBD and other cannabinoids are in your gummies. A COA can also tell you if any of the aforementioned toxins are in your CBD gummies. Insist on these three criteria every time you shop for CBD gummies.
We wish you the very best on your CBD journey!
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