CBD and gummy bears

CBD Gummy Bears - when sweets can be good for you!

Last updated: 07.07.2021

Nearly everyone likes sweets! Small and large, sweet or sour, colourful or monochrome. As a sweet fan you have seen almost everything these days. But now it's getting even more curious.

What's already big in the USA and Switzerland is now getting more and more attention in the UK: CBD gummy bears.

But do gummy bears with CBD really work as well as CBD oil?

Can CBD provide therapeutic solutions through gummy bears? We tested the CBD gummy bears ourselves and gained experience to share.

CBD and gummy bears

CBD and gummy bears... in a nutshell

  • CBD gummy bears are available in almost every CBD online shop
  • The effect of CBD edibles takes longer than with CBD oil or CBD liquid because the body has to digest the sweets
  • Few side effects have been reported: nausea, fatigue, lethargy, dry mouth
  • Can also be used to treat children after consultation with a paediatrician

What is CBD anyway?

CBD is the shorthand for Cannabidiol. It is one of the active ingredients of the hemp plant, more specifically the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabis sativa plant is split into two parts: Marijuana and hemp (also known as industrial hemp).

CBD is just one of many 'cannabinoids'. In fact, there are hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol or 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is another cannabinoid and generally much better known given its intoxicating effects.

The two active substances should not be confused with each other. Although actually, research does show that the two are complementary and increase the effects if taken together. In contrast to THC, CBD does not cause a state of intoxication, does not have psychoactive effects, does not make you "high" and carries no risk of addiction.

According to the WHO, CBD is considered a safe agent that does not cause any health-damaging conditions.

According to various studies, CBD should be a promising remedy for some clinical ailments. Including

Pain management, including neuropathic and chronic pain

Epilepsy (The first and only FDA approved CBD drug is used for the treatment of epilepsy)

Autism

Arthritis

Depression

Anxiety

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Multiple Sclerosis

Sleep disorders

Skin disorders

...and many more.

As well for some major ailments, CBD is also being used for general wellness, much like vitamins. It's beneficial effects on the immune system are appealing to those who wish to lead a healthy and natural lifestyle. As well as those who desire an alternative and holistic way to relax and stay calm.

CBD has a relaxing, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant effect and can be used for a wide range of complaints. CBD is also being given consideration for some more serious diseases as well, with the suitability of CBD in cancer treatment also being examined.

CBD comes in a variety of forms, all with their own pros and cons. One example is vaping. You can vape CBD e-liquid (never vape CBD oil!). You can also get hemp tea, CBD capsules, CBD creams, CBD bath bombs and of course CBD gummy sweets. There is an increasingly large amount of products available.

Many prefer to choose something other than CBD oil because they do not enjoy the sometimes bitter taste of CBD.

There are three types of CBD. Full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate.

Full Spectrum CBD: The product includes multiple cannabinoids - including low amounts of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD: A mix of cannabinoids, but with no THC
CBD isolate: Pure CBD, THC-free. No other cannabinoids. People often choose isolate if it is important for them to pass a drug test.

How do CBD gummy bears work?

The effect of CBD is actually exactly the same with gummy bears as with other CBD products such as CBD oil or CBD liquid. Through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, which influences and controls many important body processes, the CBD develops its effects.

CBD interacts with nerve receptors and can also influence messenger substances (e.g. through an inhibited release). This creates different ways of working. For example, CBD has been able to increase anandamide levels in animal experiments on mice, which could be beneficial for people with depression.

There are differences in the way the body absorbs CBD through gummy bears and, for exampe, CBD oil. The substance first neeeds to break down in the stomach and is brought into the body through the gastric mucosa. Therefore, it can take a little longer for you to feel the effects of CBD gummy bears.

What side effects can occur?

The side effects with CBD are basically pretty harmless. In many cases, people have reported no side effects at all. The slight side effects that are known, however, are limited to nausea, fatigue, lethargy, and a dry mouth.

This means that the side effects of CBD are much milder than other, more aggressive drugs. This is also a big difference to the active ingredient THC, which in the worst case could even lead to anxiety.

In principle, an overdose with CBD is not possible. The WHO also confirms that there is no risk of dependency or abuse with CBD. Nevertheless, you should be careful with CBD products and keep the dosage in a normal range.

What can the CBD gummy bears help with?

CBD gummy bears, as the name suggests, contain cannabidiol. And this active ingredient is being used for many complaints and clinical probelms because it can help alleviate suffering.

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Gummy bears are easy to consume at home, at work or on the go... they are discreet and ideal to pop into your bag.

The fields of application include:

CBD gummy bears could be particularly helpful in the therapy of children. Given that children usually love to eat sweets. You should discuss this with your doctor beforehand.

What kind of CBD gummy bears are there?

We looked at the market and there are countless different CBD gummy bears. From normal CBD gummy bears to acidic and colourful variants. Sometimes other flavours such as blue raspberry, apple, strawberry have also been added. There is something for every taste.

Every company claims theirs are the best CBD sweets. There are a number of steps you can take to sort the men from the boys.

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CBD gummy bears could be particularly helpful in the therapy of children.

3 rules when buying CBD products

1. Always ensure you are buying from a reputable company which clearly shows their third party lab reports.

2. Check the labels! There are many companies claiming their products are CBD, when actually there is no CBD contained at all. Sometimes hemp oil will be listed. Whilst hemp products do offer some benefits, it is not the same as CBD!

3. Check online reviews, although be wary that many companies will have written their own reviews.

It is probably best to simply try out a variety and see if you like them or not. Ultimately, the type of sweets and the ingredients of the CBD gummy bears naturally also depend on the respective manufacturer.

With the increasing popularity of CBD gummies, your choice of options also increases. if need be, you can buy sugar free, gluten free and vegan friendly gummy sweets. Many companies boast excellent values and pride themselves on high-quality CBD products which are made ethnically and contain only natural ingredients.

In most cases, manufacturers even leave out sugar or some other chemical substances during production. There are also gummy bears that have other terpenes, cannabinoids or vitamins. A complete list of the ingredients should be given on the packaging of the gummy bears.

You will often find CBD products include other well known supplements to enhance the effect. For example turmeric and spirulina

Where can I buy the CBD gummy bears in the UK

You can buy the CBD gummy bears both online and in UK CBD shops. However, we prefer buying on the Internet. It’s faster and more convenient. And of course, because of the variety of manufacturers, the selection is also larger and the price slightly better.

The products can be bought from the manufacturers directly or via platforms such as Amazon. There, CBD gummy bears are offered in different quantities and in many different flavours and prices.

Our recommendation: Naturecan gummy bears

Naturecan's gummy bears are delicious. The advantage of these gummy bears is that they don't have an intense hemp flavour, which is something we haven't liked in other products. It feels like an important part of actually taking CBD via gummy bears is for it to be more fun and less of hemp flavoured experience. Naturecan manages this balancing act relatively well.

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Naturecan gummy bears do not have an intense hemp flavour, unlike some CBD products

The gummy bears do not contain THC and are also GMO free. The price for a pack of 30 gummy bears cost £19.99. So it's a real premium treat. Shipping is free.

Our experience with CBD gummy bears

The most recent gummy bears we tried contained 10% CBD, which is about the standard concentration for CBD oils.

You can get both lower and higher concentrations for gummy sweets, they generally vary from around 5mg to 30mg per sweet.

The gummy bears taste a bit earthy, with a slight bitter note. So not necessarily what you would expect from sweets, but you quicky get used to it. We also really liked CBD chocolate.

In our experience, a slight effect occurred after about 30 minutes. We felt relaxed and calm. However, we found the effects of CBD oil to be much more effective and stronger. Nevertheless, the gummy bears were a nice snack. We have had no experience with side effects.

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Of course, these experiences can also be different for you. Since every organism reacts differently to certain substances, this cannot be generalised. What's more, we expect manufacturers to keep experimenting with different types of sweets and foods.

Taking the gummy bears

Taking CBD gummy bears is very easy... you just have to eat them! The CBD then gets into the stomach, where it is digested and transferred into the bloodstream via the gastric mucosa. Then it can have its effects.

However, it may take some time before CBD gummy bears begin to take effect. It occurs later than other CBD products because of the time required to digest the actual gummy bears and release the CBD.

The gummy bears can be taken either in the evening or in the morning. Although there is no one point in time, we think that it would still make sense to introduce a rhythm.

If you want to counteract sleep problems with the CBD, it makes sense to eat the gummy bears before going to bed. Because CBD is likely to enter the bloodstream with other fatty substances, it can also be helpful to eat the gummy bears after a meal.

How do you dose CBD gummy bears?

It is impossible to give precise information about the dosage. It always depends on the individual case. Some manufacturers recommend a daily dose of three gummy bears. This information can usually be found on the packaging.

The concentration of CBD is also important for the correct dosage. Small amounts are enough for some people to have an effect. However, others need more CBD. It depends on you personally.

Are there any other CBD products?

In addition to gummy bears, there are various other CBD products. No matter whether as food, food supplements or as a cosmetic product. CBD is now available in almost all conceivable variations.

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The traditional and more established products include CBD oil, CBD Liquid, CBD capsules CBD crystals and Hemp tea. You can find these products in virtually every online shop and also in all common hemp shops. However, more and more products containing CBD are becoming available.

CBD oil is very common, it general comes in a tincture with a dropper for ease of application. However, many dislike the sometimes intense flavour of the oil, and this is why people often turn to CBD gummies.

If you don't like gummy bears, you can also drink CBD coffee or lemonade or buy chocolate with CBD. There are even CBD chewing gums.

And who knows, maybe next summer you can enjoy a Ben & Jerry's CBD ice cream That is now supposed to be launched in America.

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Pay attention to the following when buying CBD gummy bears:
  • Quality and ingredients
    This is not easy to assess but you should take a close look at customer reviews, experiences or test reports on the respective product and only then order. Its important to know the ingredients alongside CBD, and also the THC content from a legal perspective.
  • Price
    There are a lot of over-priced and very cheap products on the market. As with all shopping, it's important to identify what you consider a reasonable price but bear in mind that cheaper CBD products may come at a cost in terms of quality of ingredients! On the other hand, more expensive does not always mean better...
  • Buy from reputable manufacturers
    This obviously links into the two points above but it's worth seeking out the reputable manufacturers if you are finding your way in the CBD market. There are plenty of reviews of manufacturers out there so get researching!

CBD gummy bears success stories

Our success stories come from social media, other CBD websites or through people we know personally. Some people are comfortable sharing their names and products, others prefer to remain anonymous. We feel hearing other people's positive experiences are a vital part of learning about how CBD can help, although it is important to remember that not all CBD products work the same for everyone. Don't be disheartened if one product/dosage doesn't work for you... keep trying!

We'd love to hear your success stories! If you would like to share yours, please get in touch at greenandsimple@mail.com

I have fibromyalgia and ME/CFS as well as anxiety and depression. The fibromyalgia and anxiety affects my sleep massively and I rarely get a refreshed feeling when I wake up and often have trouble getting to sleep and sleeping deeply. The CFS then counteracts it and can knock me out, so then I have to reset my sleep pattern again. I always have some degree of muscle pain and although it is managed relatively well after 6 years, it is still restrictive and dictates what and how much I can do with my time. I am on tramadol 3 x daily for pain relief and a whole host of other tablets for other symptoms and comorbidities.
I often use Kalms sleeping tablets and have probably tried most herbal sleeping aids over the years. I have tried meditation, breathing techniques, white noises and other mind clearing exercises with varieties of success. None of these have worked long term. I tried 200mg CBD oil previously for the pain and did not find it had much of an impact. Although I had reservations of spending money again on something that wouldn't work, I bought some Bubblegum sweets by KLM Tech. Max strength 1000mg.
I noticed the difference within a week, and after a little dosage tweaking I felt my muscles relax and and the pain reduce. The biggest effect that I have seen is on my sleep. I eat one about 45 minutes before I go to sleep and I fall straight to sleep when I want to. I am not awake for hours, I don’t constantly toss and turn, I just fall asleep! It is amazing. I sleep through the night and feel much more refreshed in the morning than normal.
Three weeks in and the benefits of actually getting restorative sleep have meant that I rarely eat a gummy during the day now. I have more energy; my pain is less during the day and my brain feels clearer from having good quality restorative sleep.
- Liz Milne

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