With all the modern advancements in the CBD industry, it’s only natural that the gummy market would take a strong turn towards combining convenience and wellness.
If you’re trying to do your own online research, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the conflicting information you pass by on different sites and blogs. CBD gummies with an array of vitamins and essential nutrients are being formulated by companies all over the world, but not all companies maintain the same level of standards and purity.
That’s why it’s very important to have all the knowledge possible to be able to identify harmful ingredients that can put your health at risk.
What Are CBD Gummy Vitamins?
This might seem like a pretty basic starting point, but this is “A Quick Guide”, so we’ll start with a basic explanation. These gummies are infused with CBD oil and specially crafted with exceptional flavors while incorporating essential vitamins and nutrients. You can find CBD gummies as low as 5 mg per gummy, which is great for people just getting familiar with CBD.
How To Spot Quality CBD Companies
There are a few identifying markers that you can learn to attribute to reputable companies. First, you should look for companies that provide third-party lab testing for all of their products. This is also called a certificate of analysis (COA) and should be fairly simple to access.
Most companies have the lab results right on the product page, and some even have a QR code on the product box so it’s effortless. Alternatively, some companies might require you to email them to obtain it, but that shouldn’t be that common. The bottom line is that quality companies are eager to provide this information because they are proud of their ingredients.
Quality Ingredients vs Harmful Ingredients
The CBD industry has no concrete standards in place set by the FDA. This is why buyers need to be even more knowledgeable as some companies are trying to cut corners, prices, and profit margins with no regard for consumer safety.
Some companies have been caught using DXM, the active ingredient in cough syrup. This leaves the consumer with side effects they did not count on feeling–drowsy and irritable. Other companies have been caught spraying the gummies with hemp seed oil. Sounds similar, right? Sure, but hemp seed oil and hemp-derived CBD have two totally different functions/effects and come from different parts of the plant.
You will not receive the powerful benefits of CBD because hemp seed oil is generally used in beauty/skincare products. One more thing to be mindful of when purchasing CBD vitamin gummies is that you will come across, Hemp Extract.
This isn’t as effective as CBD oil but is cheaper for companies to purchase for their products. You’ll see this in more of your commercial vitamin providers, and maybe even in grocery store products.
There are a few different CBD oils that companies use in their gummies: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, CBD isolate, and the combination of CBD/THC. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. Full-spectrum CBD oil encompasses the full spectrum of the plant’s benefits because the whole plant is processed into an oil. The trace amounts of THC enable the “entourage effect” which provides enhanced therapeutic benefits.
Broad-spectrum is processed the same as full-spectrum, but the trace amounts of THC are removed. So, you’re still getting the majority of those powerful cannabinoids, but no “entourage effect”. CBD isolate is a process that isolates the CBD compounds leaving you with a 99% pure CBD oil. The three options listed above will not get you “high”, full-spectrum is the only one with trace amounts, but at less than 0.3% it’s highly unlikely that will happen. If you do prefer psychoactive effects, you can look for a gummy with a ratio of CBD: THC. For instance, if the label states a 1:1 ratio, you’re looking at a product that has one equal part CBD to one equal part of THC. On the other hand, if you’re looking at a product that states 20:1 ratio, you’re looking at 20 parts CBD to 1 part THC, so you probably won’t have any intoxicating (psychoactive) effects because CBD diminishes the potency of THC, especially when it overpowers it in such a case.
Whatever vitamin or essential nutrients you’re looking to have included in your CBD gummy, chances are somebody makes it. Some crowd favorites CBD gummies include melatonin, bitoin, multivitamin, lemon & ginger, turmeric & spirulina, turmeric & ginger, and many more. It’s a great option to explore, especially if you already take CBD, because it meshes together two important aspects of wellness into one routine, so you’re saving time and money!
These are some of the basic things to look for when searching for a CBD gummy vitamin. You don’t want to end up with a sugar-filled dud, or a gummy that has tons of harmful chemicals and fillers. You have to know the key ingredients and to look out for, both good and bad. If you’ve been thinking about incorporating a CBD gummy vitamin into your routine you’ll be good to go with this guide!