Life is full of difficult choices, but settling on a CBD product shouldn’t be one of them. No need to worry! We’re here to give you all the facts surrounding both CBD options so you can make an informed decision you feel confident about.
We like to think of CBD oil as the OG of CBD products — classic and always on point. But CBD gummies are kind of like those new, cool kids on the block everyone loves.
Let’s examine what makes each of these popular CBD products unique, and help to determine whether CBD oil tinctures or CBD gummies fit your lifestyle and needs the most.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Gummies: What’s the Deal with Broad Spectrum CBD Benefits?
When you’re shuffling through different CBD gummies and CBD oils, you’ll notice that our formulations contain broad spectrum CBD oil. But what does this mean for your overall CBD experience?
Broad spectrum CBD oil is the most robust CBD oil, in terms of cannabinoid profile, that you can purchase in the U.K. However, it does undergo a filtering process that pulls all detectable trace amounts of THC from the oil, and with that THC some of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are also removed. Still, what remains in the resulting oil, broad spectrum CBD oil, are enough compounds to give you access to the Entourage Effect. This is the phenomenon in which multiple compounds (CBD, plus other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids) enhance each other’s effects, giving you a more profound CBD experience.
If you have to take drug tests occasionally, broad spectrum CBD products are a good option, since they have non-detectable levels of THC (less than 0.01%).
CBD Oil vs. CBD Gummies: Comparing Ingredients & Formulation Methods
CBD gummies have made a tremendous impact on consumers, because they combine the candy-like taste and aesthetic of a traditional gummy with the cannabinoid experience of CBD.
CBD gummies typically contain an extract form of CBD isolate or broad spectrum CBD — CBDfx CBD gummies only contain broad spectrum CBD — but you’ll also notice additional ingredients, like multivitamins, turmeric and spirulina, apple cider vinegar, and others to enhance wellness.
On the other hand, CBD oils often consist of in-depth cannabinoid profiles, blended with MCT oil for enhanced absorption. These CBD oil products may include other beneficial cannabinoids, like CBG, so it’s essential to understand the ingredients and how they fit your needs.
If you’re looking for a straightforward cannabinoid product, then CBD oils are a great fit. But if you’re looking for in-depth formulations with a range of vitamins and nutrients, CBD gummies are the way to go.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Gummies: Let’s Talk CBD Bioavailability
CBD gummies, or CBD edibles in general, have the lowest bioavailability rate, clocking in between 10% and 20%, although some report that it goes as low as 6%.
When you take a CBD edible, it must travel through the liver and digestive tract — often losing some of its concentration in the process — before absorbing into the bloodstream. This process can take anywhere from 20 to 120 minutes, but the plus side is that effects last longer once they kick in.
CBD oils have a higher bioavailability rate (13% to 20%, though some studies show it as high as 35%), because they’re taken sublingually (under the tongue). When you place a few drops on the capillaries under the tongue and hold them there for 60 seconds, these tiny blood vessels allow for the CBD to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, meaning some may feel the effects of the CBD oil in as little as 20 minutes.
When you’re trying to decide between CBD gummies or CBD oil, onset time can play a big part in your decision, especially if you need quick relief.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Gummies: Are Easy-to-Manage CBD Servings Important?
Have you struggled with getting your CBD serving amount right in the past when you’ve taken CBD oils?
This is a major selling point when it comes to CBD gummies. You don’t have to fiddle around with the dropper anymore, hoping you’re taking the right amount to get the same effects.
With CBD gummies, each chewy bite is pre-measured, so you know your exact CBD serving amount. If you need to increase your CBD serving amount, you add another CBD gummy — and still have control over the situation.
But some people like having the flexibility that comes with CBD oils, so it’s all about what you’re most comfortable with.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Gummies: Lifestyle Considerations
One of the most important things to consider is how each of these CBD products fits into your lifestyle. Are you looking for a CBD “chill” product or a CBD product for enhanced wellness? Do you need the convenience of a pop-and-go CBD product or are you taking your CBD in the comfort of your kitchen? There are a lot of questions you should ask yourself as you pick out your CBD products.
If you’re always on the go, you could benefit from the convenience of CBD gummies — not to mention how discrete they are. Additionally, there’s a wide variety of CBD gummies to align with your specific needs, from daily nutrients to giving that boost you might need to achieve your health-focused goals.
For example, if you’re striving to enhance wellness, you’ll benefit from adding Multivitamin CBD Gummies to your routine. In one tasty serving, you get 50mg of broad spectrum CBD, along with a healthy blend of essential vitamins and nutrients. Or, if you’re looking to add “superfoods” to your routine, try our CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina. Our CBD Gummies with Apple Cider Vinegar are a great supplement for those looking for a well-rounded cleansing and diet regimen. If you’re looking to chill and unwind before
bed, try our CBD Gummies for Sleep with Chamomile & Passion Flower. Our CBD Gummies with Biotin give you a well-rounded mix of vitamins and nutrients, and add to that the healthy hair and nail support of biotin. Or, if you just want to go with a classic standalone CBD product, you can’t go wrong with our delicious Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies.
We know CBD oils aren’t as portable and convenient as CBD gummies, but they still have their benefits. CBD oils are incredibly versatile. One of the best things about CBD oils is the ability to titrate your dose more easily (if you need a little higher dose, for instance, you can just add a drop or two). You can also use them in a variety of ways, whether you choose to take a few drops under your tongue or add it to a pot of soup (not on the burner, though!) or a smoothie.
If you have a hectic schedule and have a hard time winding down at night, you can add products, like our CBD Hemp Oil Tincture, to your regimen. Perhaps, you’re looking to add soothing benefits of CBD to your life without necessarily getting too groggy. Our CBD + CBG Oil Wellness Tincture is a great, well-rounded way to start your day.
Think about areas you want to improve in your life. Then take some time to examine how CBD oil or CBD gummies fit into each situation.
Choosing Between CBD Oil and CBD Gummies
We’ve spent some time comparing CBD gummies and CBD oils, but honestly, it never hurts to try both. Different products affect us differently on a personal level, since we each have unique factors, like age, weight, metabolisms, genetics, and so forth.
Experiment with both CBD options and you’ll see which one lives up to your expectations — but don’t be surprised if you fall in love with both!
Want to start with a tasty CBD Gummy? You can’t beat our Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies!