By far one of the biggest benefits to blogging about CBD products is the constant line of sweets I have to eat for my work, it’s a hard life! OK, they’re not quite sweets and I have to remind myself this, limiting the amount I eat, but some of them are simply so scrumptious it can be hard to

Product NameProduct ImageRatingReviewPriceCBD MGHow ManyPurchase
Orange County CBD Gummy Bearsorange county cbd gummy bears9.5Blog Review£401050Buy Me
Organic Relief Pure Vegan CBD Gummiesorganic relief gummies7.9Blog Review£29.992015
CBDFX Hemp Gummies Turmeric & Spirulinaturmeric-hemp-gummies7.8Blog Review£7.9958Buy Me
Flora Farmacy CBD Fruit Gummiesflorafarmacy gummies7.7Blog Review£29.992030
CBDFX Mixed Berry Hemp Gummiescbd-gummies-mixed-berry7.6Blog Review£7.9958Buy Me
Love Hemp CBD Gummy Bearslove-hemp-gummies7.3Blog Review£29.995100

What Are CBD Gummy Bears Good For?

They’re a great way to get your daily CBD in a fun way. CBD oil is often more financially logical, but you have to hold it under your tongue for a couple of minutes and it tends not to taste too great. In fact, many people struggle with the taste of CBD oil, whereas who doesn’t like a good sweet (candy for my American friends).

They’re also amazing for getting a precise dosage. No more guessing how many drops have gone into your mouth, you just swallow a gummy and job done.

How Do You Use CBD Gummies?

You simply eat them like you would any other food. You don’t need to keep it under your tongue, as you would with CBD oil. The amount you require will be written on the individual product guidelines.

How Long Before CBD Gummies Start Working?

On average, all CBD edibles normally start to work after 30-60 minutes. This can vary based on a number of factors, such as how recently you have eaten and your weight. Even your tolerance levels can have an effect. I have found in the past that it is closer to the 60 minute mark, as it does have to go through the digestive system, before entering the blood stream.

How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?

This will vary between each brand and product, therefore you should follow the guidelines closely, but the most important factor to consider is how much CBD you’re trying to consume in one go. I personally would opt for 20mg, therefore if a single gummy is 20mg then I just need one, but some above you will see are 5mg, meaning I would need 4.

Can You Get Vegan Ones?

Yes you can. As you will undoubtedly know, gelatin is made from meat sources, so most of these don’t qualify, but Organic Relief’s gummies are vegan.

Can You Get Sugar Free CBD Gummies?

Yes you can, such as the Love Hemp gummies, which contain 0.2 grams of sugar from 100 grams (2 bears are 4 grams, so you get barely a trace of sugar). It should be mentioned that these are swapped for sweeteners, but most of these sweeteners that brands use won’t spike your insulin levels.

Should I Take Them At Morning Or Night?

This is partly down to the reasons why you’re taking them and what you’re hoping to achieve. I like to have CBD both first thing in the morning and then before I go to bed. In the morning, I love having a gummy as they taste great and it’s a bit of joy combined with my supplementation, while I don’t mind sugar before a workout. In the evening I don’t want sugar, however I do want CBD to help me sleep, therefore I opt for an oil.

Can You Take CBD Gummies On An Empty Stomach?

Yes you can, there is nothing wrong with having them first thing in the morning with an empty stomach. If you are hungry then you might want to be cautious as they are a little moreish. Having said that, taking them with a fatty source can help increase the bio-availability. I often opt for a shot of MCT oil, a great carrier oil for CBD.

Does CBD Gummy Bears Show Up On A Drug Test?

The answer comes down to the quantity of THC in the product. THC is what they’re looking for, which is the psychoactive part. They allow 0.2% THC in the UK in these products, which could potentially show up on a drug test. Having said that, plenty of these products don’t contain any THC (or merely a trace) which would mean you’re fine. Your best bet is to check the certificate of analysis before making a purchase, plus you can email them to ask. This way you have evidence for your workplace to show you followed up and enquired.

What Are The Main Things I Should Look For Before Making A Purchase?

Firstly you should look at reviews such as mine, as well direct product reviews such as on Amazon. Secondly, you should look at the quantity of CBD per gummy, to see whether it matches up with the amount you require. Next you might want to consider what factors are important to you personally, such as whether they are vegan or sugar free.
Before making a purchase, check the certificate of analysis, performed by a third party lab test, to ensure they have the required quantity of cannabinoids.

The reality is it is very hard to tell whether they will taste nice until they’ve arrived. You can attend conferences or visit shops and see if they have tasters available, but for most it’s a case of trial and error. This is where I hope I can help over time with picking the right options.

How Long Till They Expire?

Based on an average of the ones i have reviewed, most have had a year expiry on them, but one had only a month on it, so it partly depends if the product has been sat in storage for a while. I’ve also seen a few brands offer their old products, with a close expiry date, available at a special offer price, which is worth it as they do go pretty quickly.

How Long Do They Take Effect For?

Again, there are multiple factors in play, but from personal experience and from reading guides on the subjects, as well as reading through multiple product descriptions, generally the effects should last for 6-8 hours.

How Long Will A Pack Last For?

It depends how many you’re having each day, whether you take them each day and how many are in a pack, but on average whether you pick an oil or an edible, there is often 15-30 days worth.

While you’re here, you might also want to have a look at my list of the best CBD oil and best CBD tea in the UK.

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