Rightly, CBD gummies are in rave. Their sweetness, discreteness, and easy measurement are some features that give them an edge over other forms of CBD.
From the name, it is easy to infer the base ingredient of this product, CBD, infused into a sweet gummy carrier. However, while some products come in this form, it is not the case in most instances.
There are many variations to this from makers due to many additional ingredients that can be present. These all lend their properties to varying effects. We’ve grouped a few popular additives, along with their usage in general and product effects, below.
Impact On Quality And Safety:
Quality is partially dependent on the ingredients’ type and source. Additional naturally sourced and organic ingredients will boost the quality and safety. At the same time, subpar additives will inadvertently do the reverse.
The “organic” label indicates that the products are GMO-free, with a focus primarily on the lack of additional ingredients. It denotes that the conditions at the source farm are closely monitored to ensure that the food is free of pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, fertilizers, etc.
1. Pectin or Gelatin
CBD cannot be sold in solid form without being infused into a carrier. This carrier ingredient can either be vegan or not. Most products on the market fall into the latter by using gelatin as the gummy ingredient.
Vegan gummies use alternatives like pectin, agar-agar, and carrageenan to make them gummy. In more than dietary amounts, gelatin can cause some side effects/ allergic reactions. Thus, it is better to opt for vegan options.
2. Flavorings and Sweeteners
Other ingredients that affect the CBD gummies’ quality and safety are their choice of flavorings and sweeteners. These are necessary to mask the hemp’s largely grassy and unpleasant taste. The ingredient label of a vegan CBD gummy should be fairly simple.
For vegan gummies, the flavorings and sugars are natural and plant-based. Thus, cane syrup, corn syrup, and fruits like berries, watermelon, limes, etc., are common. The presence of glucose syrup is usually an indicator of lower quality. Others are the presence of artificial flavors, coloring (synthetic dyes), and preservatives, which equal non-vegan and, in many cases, gummies of very poor quality.
3. Healthy Fat
The compound CBD is soluble in fat. While few producers choose the water-soluble route, most favor the fat option. It is also best absorbed by the body in this form. Thus, a good choice of fat is necessary. There are many options like olive, sunflower, safflower, olive, canola, etc. A quality favorite is sunflower oil for the many benefits it adds to the overall product.
We recommend always opting for an all-natural and good fat option as it adds quite a few safety points to your product use. Products like Premium Jane CBD Gummies with organically sourced hemp and all-natural plant-based constituents make them fit for use by everyone, regardless of diet. They also use sunflower oil, which boosts skin, heart, and immune system health.
Affects CBD Type:
The type of CBD a product contains might also be altered by other additives.
1. Broad Spectrum
Like gummies with only CBD as the active compound (Isolate CBD), broad-spectrum types are also gummies with no THC. However, they contain additional ingredients like CBN, CBG, THC, etc., compounds from the source hemp.
When ingredients like ashwagandha, GABA, turmeric, etc., are present in a gummy, it also becomes a broad spectrum. Thus, most CBD gummies with target functions fall into this category. It is, in plain terms, an Isolate CBD type + additional helpful compounds.
These ingredients serve to enhance a particular feature of CBD. For example, Premium Jane mango hemp gummies contain GABA, Chamomile, and melatonin, making it a great gummy to take at nighttime. A gummy with these additional ingredients are very effective in tackling sleep issues. They act as good sedatives, amplifying the potential relaxing properties of the CBD.
2. Full Spectrum
The second CBD variation that results from additional ingredients is the full spectrum type. Here, instead of just CBD as in Isolate or a few additional compounds as in the broad-spectrum types, it contains all of the ingredients in the hemp plant, including THC (≤ 0.3).
Ideally, these are the superior alternative, especially for prolonged and high-dose use, as these components make up the broad and full-spectrum CBD. The additional compounds also give a more favored effect, described as fuller/rounder and less harsh.
Additional ingredients affect CBD gummies in many ways, including the two most important – quality and safety. While some effects are positive, others are negative.
As a result, it’s crucial to understand the possible health impacts of the additional substances. Carefully read the gummies’ ingredient list before buying.