Today you’re getting a list of the best CBD gummies that you can currently buy.
We reviewed over 15 different CBD brands on different metrics like:
- Transparency of the manufacturer (this is the most important metric!);
- Price, and a few more metrics (which you’ll learn about today).
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- #1 CBDfx Gummies (Best Customer-Rated)
- #2 Joy Organics Gummies (Best Broad Spectrum)
- #3 R+R Medicinals Gummies (Best Value Full-Spectrum)
- #4 Charlotte's Web (Best Seed to Shelf)
- #5 JustCBD Gummies (Best CBD Isolate Gummies)
- #6 Nature’s Script Gummies (Best for Pain)
- #7 cbdMD Gummies (Best Taste)
- #8 CBDistillery Gummies (Best Old-Timer)
1. CBDfx Gummies (Best Customer-Rated)
CBDfx is one of our most trusted sources when it comes to CBD products in general.
- They sell some of the highest customer-rated CBD products that you can find. Their CBD gummies have thousands of reviews with an average rating of 5/5 stars.
- They let each and every product they sell get extensively third-party lab-tested on toxins, contaminants, and cannabinoid-content by third-party laboratories.
- Their products contain organic ingredients for the most part.
If you're a Herbonaut regular, you know that when we look for CBD products, we highly value products that contain a wide variety of hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to CBD.
And while CBDfx gummies don't contain very high concentrations of other cannabinoids than CBD …
They contain at least trace amounts of them.
We love to have at least a little bit of THC in our CBD gummies …
But this also means you could fail a drug test by taking them.
Well, although CBDfx gummies only contain trace amounts of THC and you will never get any psychoactive effect from them, we can't guarantee that you will pass a drug test if you take these gummies.
When you look at the CBD-content of these gummies, it seems kind of low: 5mg of CBD per gummy.
However, this low CBD-content per gummy also means you can dose the CBD more accurately and experiment with a larger variety of dose-ranges.
Some CBD gummy brands don't produce gummies with less than 25mg of CBD. You might not need that much CBD to achieve your desired effects.
But here's what I like most about CBDfx Gummies:
Whether you’re looking to improve your sleep in a natural way or decrease inflammation in a natural way, CBDfx has different formulations for different purposes.
For example, you can choose:
- CBD gummies with turmeric and spirulina for even more powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, or;
- CBD gummies with melatonin for even stronger sleep-improving effects.
Add to this the fact that:
- CBDfx gummies are vegan;
- We consistently get great results with any of their CBD products (based on our subjective tests);
- They never use artificial sweeteners and keep their product as close as they can to nature, and;
- They have great customer service and even offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee …
And you’ll understand why we rate CBDfx gummies as the best.
2. Joy Organics Gummies (Best Broad Spectrum)
If you’ve been reading articles about CBD at Herbonaut on the regular, you must know by now:
When it comes to CBD products, always try to get a ‘full-spectrum’ CBD product.
CBD isn’t the only beneficial compound that can be extracted from the hemp plant. Hemp contains various other beneficial compounds like other cannabinoids (other than CBD) and completely different compounds like terpenes.
Not only are all these compounds beneficial in and of themselves, but some studies indicate that when taken together they enhance each other’s positive effects.
When it comes to CBD gummies it’s hard to find a true full-spectrum product.
Even though ‘true' full-spectrum CBD gummies are hard to find, ‘broad-spectrum’ gummies are a bit easier to find.
Broad-spectrum means that the CBD product contains other beneficial compounds than CBD (like some other cannabinoids and/or terpenes), but is THC-free.
When it comes to broad-spectrum CBD gummies, Joy Organics is without a doubt one of your best choices.
Checking the results of their third-party lab-test reports, you’ll quickly see that their gummies contain relatively large concentrations of various terpenes and to a lesser extent, cannabinoids, that you’ll have a hard time finding in other brands.
Add to that the fact these CBD gummies are:
- Gluten-free, and;
- Taste great with two different flavor options, green apple and strawberry lemonade …
and you’ll quickly understand why we rate Joy Organics gummies so high.
The strength of single Joy Organics gummy is 2-times that of CBDfx. One single gummy contains 10mg of CBD.
Although these gummies contain sugar, it only contains it in a natural and organic form: organic cane sugar.
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3. R+R Medicinals CBD Gummies (Best Value Full Spectrum Gummies)
When you compare the price of CBD gummies to CBD oil, there's no way around it:
Looking at how much mg of CBD you get per dollar, CBD oil is always a more cost-effective choice.
CBD gummies are relatively expensive compared to oils. Well, R+R Medicinal gummies are highly affordable.
And while there are even more affordable options than R+R Medicinals IF you're ok with getting a CBD isolate product that ONLY contains CBD …
When it comes to full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD gummies that contain more hemp-derived compounds than just CBD, these are the most affordable ones that you can get.
With 750mg of full-spectrum hemp-extract divided over 30 gummies for $49.99, you won't find a better deal when it comes to CBD gummies that contain a wide variety of hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes.
A single R+R Medicinals CBD gummy contains 25mg of hemp extract. Depending on your specific situation this can be quite potent.
If you want to take it a bit more easily, I suggest that you take only half a gummy.
These gummies are vegan and contain low amounts of sugar. A single gummy only contains 3.5 grams of sugar.
R+R Medicinals is a relatively new company, but they've built a great name for themselves very quickly by providing great affordable CBD products and providing great quality customer service.
All of their products are made from hemp grown in Colorado.
They too offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and have over 1500 reviews with an average rating of 4.5/5 stars, indicating how good of a customer service they provide.
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4. Charlotte's Web Gummies (Best Seed to Shelf Gummies)
At Herbonaut what we value the most when it comes to CBD products is that:
- They're 100% free of contaminants, and;
- They contain high concentrations of CBD, and preferably, also other hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes.
The problem is that CBD companies can tell us anything they want without any proof. There are no regulations that force them to show proof.
That's why the most transparent CBD brands always dominate our lists of most recommended CBD products.
And when it comes to transparency, Charlotte's Web makes it to the top of the list.
Charlotte's Web is one of the only CBD brands that have complete control over the whole production process:
Between planting the hemp seed in clean fertile soil to the gummies that end up inside your stomach …
Charlotte's Web gummies are subject to 20 (!) different quality control tests before they reach you.
The results of the most important ones are publically available on their website based on batch number.
But the best part about Charlotte's Web gummies is that they cover a wide range of use:
- Calm, and;
For each purpose, Charlotte's Web has different gummies that contain CBD and additional compounds that have perceived benefits for that specific purpose.
The Recovery CBD Gummies contain turmeric and ginger in addition to CBD. CBD, turmeric, and ginger all have been associated with anti-inflammatory effects. By taking them together, you could experience a stronger anti-inflammatory effect compared to taking these compounds alone.
Although these gummies contain sugar, they only contain it in the form of natural fruit juice.
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5. JustCBD Gummies (Best CBD Isolate Gummies)
When we look at how much CBD you get per dollar …
JustCBD gummies are the most effective choice. A single jar of gummies with a price of $99 contains 3000mg of CBD.
These gummies only contain CBD, no THC or other cannabinoids.
But that's also the potential downside of these gummies:
While the other CBD gummies are infused with full-spectrum/broad-spectrum hemp-extract, these gummies are infused with CBD isolate. They only contain CBD. When you eat these gummies you won't be eating any hemp-derived compounds that act synergistically to CBD.
Although gummies are a convenient way to use CBD, the fact that most of them contain high amounts of sugar is one of the main reasons why I always prefer using a true full-spectrum CBD oil. If you want to try one, I recommend checking our list of best CBD oils.
CBD oils usually don't contain any added sugars.
High sugar intake is associated with negative health effects like inflammation.
That's why when there's a sugar-free option, you should always go for it.
And when it comes to sugar-free CBD gummies, JustCBD makes it to the top of the list.
Although these gummies contain no sugar, they taste almost as good as the sugar-containing gummies.
Add to this the transparency of JustCBD in the form of third-party lab-test reports that confirm that:
- JustCBD gummies are free of contaminants, and;
- Contain high concentrations of CBD …
And you'll quickly understand why we rate these gummies so high.
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- Make sure to choose “Sugar-free” in the flavor options
6. Nature’s Script Gummies (Best Potential for Pain Relief)
Remember the gummies from CBDfx and Charlotte's Web?
They contain additional ingredients (other than CBD) that might provide similar benefits that are associated with CBD.
Nature’s Script gummies contain turmeric and white willow bark.
Both of these ingredients are strong anti-inflammatory agents. This means in Nature’s Script gummies, you get 3 very strong anti-inflammatory ingredients.
In theory, this means you’ll have a bigger chance of experiencing relief for exercise-related inflammation with these gummies, compared to regular CBD gummies.
In practice, you won’t experience that much difference in effects between these gummies and those from CBDfx or Charlotte's Web for example…
But it could be that you are, for example, more sensitive to this specific combination of ingredients (CBD, turmeric and white willow bark).
The only thing I don't like about these gummies is that they contain corn syrup and artificial flavorings.
The bottom line is:
If you’ve tried other CBD gummies with little to no results in relieving pain or you want the biggest chance to experience anti-inflammatory benefits, Nature’s Script gummies could be worth a try.
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7. cbdMD Gummies (Best Taste)
Two big reasons for people to take CBD gummies instead of oils are:
- They’re more convenient to take, and;
- They taste much better than most CBD oils.
And when it comes to taste, cbdMD gummies are some of the best tasting gummies that you’ll find.
They managed to keep a full flavor in their gummies, while not going overboard with the ‘sweetness’ AND keeping the ingredients as natural and organic as it gets.
In fact, with these gummies, you should be careful not to overeat.
Of course, cbdMD ticks every other box to be qualified as a transparent CBD company:
- They have test-results publicly available for each and every product that they sell.
- They test both for contaminants and potency.
Like with the other gummies on the list, you can be 100% sure that you’re taking a clean CBD product that contains high concentrations of CBD.
If you’re looking for the best-tasting CBD gummies on our list (not that the others taste bad, these just taste slightly better for us) …
Check out cbdMD Gummies:
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8. CBDistillery Gummies (Best Old-Timer)
As CBD companies have been popping up left and right, it’s hard to tell sometimes which ones are genuine and which ones are in it for a quick buck.
Well, CBDistillery is one of the first trustworthy CBD brands that started years ago but still is going strong today.
With CBDistillery you know that you’re getting quality as they’ve proven it year-in-year-out in the past few years.
And although their gummies are a CBD isolate product and don't contain any other hemp-derived compounds other than CBD …
Some of you will be glad to know they’re buying CBD gummies from a company that has withstood the test of time and received thousands of positive reviews over the years.
Don’t think you’re getting mediocre CBD gummies …
Especially when we look at how much CBD you get per dollar with these gummies, we can only rate these gummies as another great value-for-money option for anyone that wants to avoid THC.
These gummies taste well, have good effects (based on our subjective tests and hundreds of customer reviews), and are backed by independently conducted third-party lab-tests that prove that these gummies are clean and contain the amount of CBD as advertised.
If you only feel comfortable getting gummies from an old-timer in the CBD industry who, year-in, year-out, has proven that it produces high-quality CBD products…
CBDistillery gummies are the ones you should get.
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Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Gummies
What Are the Benefits of CBD Gummies?
Although countless studies have found health benefits associated with the use of CBD, commercially sold CBD products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent disease.
CBD is a nutritional compound that may produce beneficial effects like:
- Anti-inflammatory effects;
- Pain-relieving effects;
- Anti-anxiety effects;
- Improvement of sleep;
- Anti-depressive effects, and quite a few more effects.
CBD is thought to produce its beneficial effects through interacting with the endocannabinoid system and different receptor systems.
For a full list of the potential health benefits associated with CBD, read the following article:
The most reported reasons for using CBD products are:
- For sleep;
- For anxiety (read our guide on using CBD for anxiety), and;
- For pain (read our guide on using CBD for pain).
What Are the Benefits of CBD Gummies vs. Taking CBD Oil?
Are there any pros to using CBD gummies instead of CBD oils?
The biggest benefit of CBD gummies vs oils is that they’re extremely easy to use. Pop a few gummies in your mouth, chew them, swallow them, and you’re done.
With a CBD oil, you have to measure the right dose with the dropper, and drop the dose inside the dropper under your tongue (this is also where the benefit of using CBD oil lies, as you’ll learn in a bit though). Also, you have to keep the CBD oil under your tongue for a few minutes for the best effects. This isn't very discreet in social situations.
Taking CBD oil just isn’t very discreet, although it too can be a relatively fast activity.
Another benefit of using gummies is that they taste much better than most CBD oils, and are actually a pleasure to chew on.
The last benefit of CBD gummies is that it’s very easy to add other beneficial ingredients like turmeric or melatonin. Although this is technically possible with CBD oils as well, it’s much harder to add these ingredients to an oily basis.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that CBD could improve sleep. But if you add another well-known sleep-improving ingredient like melatonin, you could get an even more powerful product.
A review study published in the Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine found that CBD has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Well, if you combine CBD with another strong anti-inflammatory ingredient like turmeric, you could get an even more powerful anti-inflammatory product.
If you’re looking for the most potent effects that CBD has to offer, there currently is no better option than using a full-spectrum CBD oil.
Let me explain why.
CBD and the Entourage Effect
The first reason that CBD is more potent when taken in the form of a full-spectrum CBD oil is the following:
Hemp contains many other beneficial compounds besides CBD. Some of these compounds include other cannabinoids like CBC and CBG and completely different beneficial plant-compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.
Now, although research about these other compounds found inside the Hemp plant is relatively new, most of the studies show that these compounds not only have beneficial effects themselves…
But probably enhance the beneficial effects that CBD has to offer as well.
Researchers call this effect the ’entourage effect’.
In fact, a recent study showed that epilepsy patients that used CBD-rich cannabis-extracts achieved the same beneficial effects with a dose that was 4-times smaller, compared to those patients that used a purified CBD product.
CBD and its Bio-Availability
The second reason that CBD is more potent when taken in the form of a full-spectrum CBD oil is the following:
Full-spectrum CBD oil should be taken sublingually. When you take CBD oil sublingually, you (for a large part) avoid the ‘first-pass effect’. The first-pass effect refers to the process of metabolization of drug-related substances in the gastrointestinal tract and liver, which can significantly reduce the potency of that particular substance.
Well, when you just swallow your CBD, it undergoes exactly this process. CBD doesn’t have the best bio-availability when you simply swallow it. Gummies can only be chewed and swallowed and not used sublingually very effectively.
But when you take CBD oil sublingually (holding it under your tongue for a few minutes), the CBD doesn’t have to go through the gastrointestinal tract and the risk of it being broken down and degraded, is thus significantly reduced. The CBD can directly enter your bloodstream this way.
For a list of our current best full-spectrum CBD oils click the link below:
How Should I Dose CBD Gummies?
There are no official guidelines on how much CBD (in milligrams) to take for any specific condition (remember that CBD is not a medicine, CBD is a nutritional compound).
There are, however, studies that showed beneficial effects related to CBD use, based on specific doses. Keep in mind that these doses were found in the context of various study-related variables like:
- The condition that’s being studied in relation to CBD-use;
- Patients with a specific set of characteristics and/or;
- Clinical conditions like using CBD on an empty stomach, using different forms of CBD.
This means that the results of these studies can’t be directly followed as advice. They can, however, give a good indication as to what you can expect when it comes to taking a certain amount of CBD.
We generally recommend following the advice of the manufacturer. But as a general rule:
Start with low amounts of CBD (10-20mg of CBD), if a single CBD gummy contains 5 mg of CBD, take only two gummies for starters and experiment from there.
Based on studies, we also recommend taking CBD gummies AFTER eating a meal. CBD has been shown to be more effective when taken in a ‘fed state'.
For a full guide where we review scientific studies that reported specific CBD dosages with their corresponding effects, check out our guide on:
Are CBD Gummies Legal?
While marijuana and its extracts are illegal on a federal level, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and its extracts.
Legally, a cannabis plant is considered ‘hemp' when it contains no more than 0.3 percent THC. Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is classified as marijuana.
CBD gummies that are made with hemp-extract are legal on a federal level.
The Best CBD Oils: A list of our recommended CBD oils, includes full-spectrum CBD oils, broad-spectrum CBD oils, and CBD isolates. All are 3th-party lab-tested to confirm they're contaminant-free and contain high levels of CBD.
The Best CBD Vape Oils: A list of our recommended CBD vape oils. All are 3th-party lab-tested to confirm they're contaminant-free and contain high levels of CBD.
The Benefits of CBD Oil: A review of over 100 studies that found potential health benefits associated with CBD.
CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum CBD Products: An article about the differences between full-spectrum vs. broad-spectrum vs isolate CBD products.
Side Effects of CBD: An article about the potential risks and side effects of taking CBD products.