What Are CBD Gummies?


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CBD gummies are edible CBD in the form of candy. CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is extracted from the hemp plant. CBD is considered a cannabinoid, a compound found in cannabis that occurs naturally and can interact, often in a good way, with our nervous system. 

CBD gummies are manufactured by obtaining CBD oil or CBD isolate from the plant through CO2 extraction. While being made, some gummies contain CBD isolate, while others contain full spectrum. Full-spectrum CBD has several other cannabinoids in addition to just CBD. 

Hemp vs. CBD Gummies: What’s the Difference?

When determining which CBD gummies you should choose, it’s essential to know the distinction between CBD and hemp. While CBD oil is derived from hemp plants, when people refer to hemp gummies, the hemp oil used to make them is slightly different from the CBD oil used in CBD gummies. 

CBD oil and hemp oil have different compositions. CBD oil is generally made using all different parts of the plant, whereas hemp oil is mainly made from seeds. Though hemp gummies and CBD gummies may produce different effects when used, hemp gummies still have many benefits. 

When it comes down to choosing between the two, it depends on what you’re looking for in terms of taste and effects. CBD gummies’ effects tend to be more for anxiousness or sleep aid, whereas hemp gummies have more anti-inflammatory effects and can be quite nutritious.  

How Do CBD Gummies Differ and How Should You Choose?

The main differing factors of CBD gummies have to do with their consistency, flavor, their dosage, effects, and several gummies in one package. The difference in effects is generally related to the amount of CBD oil within each gummy. 

Some gummies may contain 25mg of CBD oil, such as the Deep Wave Vegan CBD Isolate Gummies, whereas others may only contain 20 mg, like the Impact Hemp Gummies. If you were to have one Deep Wave gummy, you may feel more of the effects of CBD than you would if you had one impact gummy, specifically due to the dosage within each. The effects of the gummies won’t differ too much if they are the exact dosage, though effects can differ from person to person. 

CBD is known to reduce anxiety, chronic pain and aid with insomnia or trouble sleeping. The higher the dosage, the heavier the effects. If you’re looking for just some pain relief or relaxation, you can choose gummies with a lower dosage. But if you’re looking for the gummies to help lull you to sleep easily, a higher dosage could be more effective. You can change the number of gummies you ingest to find the dosage that works best for what you’re looking to get out of the CBD gummies. 

The flavor may be one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing which gummies you would like to try. Like with any regular candy, you enjoy certain flavors and flavors you don’t. Like Sour Patch Kids gummies, Relax and Calm Sour Gummies by Clean Remedies have a sour sugar coating on the gummies. 

The one container by Clean Remedies has a few different fruity flavors, including cherry and lemon, but each will have a sour coating. If you’re not a fan of sour candies, then the taste of these candies by Clean Remedies will likely not be enjoyable for you. 

Tropical Hemp Chew Full Spectrum gummies, on the other hand, are all-natural fruit chews. With the flavor choices of kiwi, mango, coconut, and guava, you get the taste of sweet and fruity candy. There are no artificial flavors with these, so the fruity flavoring is authentic. 

Most flavors of CBD gummies will be similar to any regular gummy candy that you’ve enjoyed. Some CBD gummies even have chocolate flavoring. If you’re picky with flavoring, then you can find the one that best suits what flavors you enjoy and goes with that one. 

The next major difference between all CBD gummies on the market right now is consistency. Each different gummy can have a different consistency and chewiness. Some may have a taffy consistency that is softer and stretchier, while others have more of a bounce. 

Sleepy Time Hemp Chews by Cheeba Chew is a chocolate taffy, so each chew is soft and stretchy like taffy. Whereas the Impact Hemp Gummies are gummy and have more bounce to them. You may like regular gummies more than taffy, so you’ll want to choose the Impact gummies rather than the Cheeba Chews.

The final factor to consider when choosing which CBD gummies you’d like to try relates to the packaging. Some gummies come in a pack of 10 gummies, while others come in 30 gummies. If this is something important to you, you can choose the gummies with the number of gummies in the pack you’re looking for. If this does not matter as much to you, consider the other factors before choosing this one.  

Pricing may also be something you are considering. To get the most bang for your buck, you can choose a gummy pack that has more gummies, such as the Deep Wave gummies, rather than one that has less inside, like the Cheeba Chews. 

Choosing What’s Right for You

When it comes down to it, each person will have their preferences. You can try so many different types of gummies before finding the one that you like the best. Indy CBD Plus can provide you with all the options you may need when deciding which CBD gummies you should choose.      

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