Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
In their bottle, the cbdMD CBD Gummies (750mg) smell delightfully sweet and fruity, just like our favorite gummy candies The tang of the citrus and raspberry flavors mingle with the sweeter notes of the strawberry and tropical versions, creating a bright, juicy bouquet we were eager to get into. Each individual flavor reflects the scent it was modeled after, giving us high hopes for the taste of these gummies.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The orange flavor is bright, sweet, and a pleasantly tangy. There is a subtle herbal, rather medicinal component to the flavor of these gummies, but it fades quickly and isn’t unpleasant or overpowering. The tropical flavor is sweet and fruity, blending elements of acidic pineapple and mellow coconut for a smooth, sweet flavor.
The strawberry gummies taste like strawberry jelly, or perhaps a strawberry candied fruit slice — very sweet and juicy. They’re wonderful, but the raspberry flavor was far and away our favorite of the bunch. These tasted like the best seedless raspberry preserves you’ve ever had in life, full of the rich tang of the flavonoids in the berries balanced perfectly by just enough.
First of all, we need to give credit where credit is due to cbdMD for packaging these gummies in a childproof bottle. While it’s not possible to overdose on CBD, it’s still medicine, and we feel it should be packaged responsibly. We applaud cbdMD for this decision and hope to see more manufacturers moving this direction in the future.
Now, to the actual gummies: these cubic gummies are soft and yielding in texture, sprinkled with a light dusting of sugar crystals. They’re exceedingly pleasurable to eat, satisfying in consistency and in flavor. Because they’re made of tapioca syrup rather than traditional bovine-derived gelatin, the gummies are very soft in texture — and fully vegan!
The strawberry and raspberry gummies are easily distinguishable from one another, with the strawberry flavor being a bright red hue and the raspberry version a deeper, more blue-based wine red. The orange and tropical flavors are a bit more difficult to tell apart unless they’re next to each other — the tropical flavor is a golden yellow, while the orange flavor is a yellow-orange.
The difference between the two is subtle, but if you don’t care for one of those flavors you’ll need to get accustomed to discerning between the two. Otherwise, it’s probably not a big deal.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
On par with most edible CBD products, we noticed the effects of these gummies anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes after consumption. At this dose (25 mg of organic CBD per gummy), the effects are notable and provide relief from mild to moderate symptoms including pain, inflammation, anxiety, and low mood.
If you find yourself needing a stronger dose for complete symptom relief, don’t worry. You can double up on these guys or take one dose two or three times daily to find the level of relief that’s right for you.
After consuming these CBD gummies, we felt relief from chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. We noticed a marked improvement in mood and a general sense of wellbeing. Our anxiety-prone testers, in particular, noticed positive effects on their symptoms, with relief from racing thoughts, tension, and gastrointestinal symptoms (these vegan gummies are also easy on the digestive tract, which is a bonus for sensitive tummies). Symptom relief lasted about 8-10 hours for most of us, which is again comparable to other oral forms of CBD.
Best used for
As a long-acting systemic product, we really like these gummies for all-day symptom relief. These gummies make a good “maintenance dose” to keep symptoms in check in the background with minimal dosing. For moderate symptoms like chronic pain, inflammation, and joint stiffness, we really like these gummies.
This dose was also powerfully effective against anxiety symptoms and helped reduce symptoms of abnormal brain activity in testers with mood disorders. We successfully used these gummies to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder (type II), but the neuroprotective effects of CBD could also provide relief from symptoms associated with other neurological and mental health conditions.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
These CBD gummies provide extended symptom relief, but they take a considerable length of time to kick in, making them less ideal for knocking out sudden symptoms. For fast-acting relief, we suggest smoking or vaping a bowl of organic hemp flower, or vaping CBD oil. You could also dab 99.9% pure CBD isolate for intensive, instantaneous relief from even severe symptoms.
If you need localized relief for muscle soreness, joint pain, stiffness, or inflammation, try a roll-on pain freeze or CBD cream to reduce inflammation and pain at the site while your systemic dose works from within, providing total, targeted symptom relief.
Each bottle of 30 gummies contains a total of 750 mg of organic, US-grown CBD, which works out to 25 mg per gummy. At $59.99 per bottle, the per-milligram cost of these gummies is just shy of $0.08. As far as delicious, potent, independently tested CBD products are concerned, that’s an excellent price per dose ($1.99 per gummy).
In terms of high-quality, sustainably produced, independently tested CBD products, we feel these gummies stand up well to the competition in terms of quality, purity, potency, effectiveness, and value. This CBD gummies from cbdMD meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria and their batch test results are publicly available. They’re also fully organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, so they’re inclusive to a variety of consumers.
Gummy Flavors: Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tropical
Suggested Use: Twice daily or as needed.
Storage: Keep away from heat, light, and humidity to preserve freshness.
Serving Size: 1 Gummy
Amount Per Gummy
Total Carbohydrate: 3 g (<1%)
Total Sugars: 2 g
Includes 2 g Added Sugars
Cannabidiol (CBD) Isolate: 25 mg
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic cane Sugar, Water, Pectin, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Organic Fruit & Vegetable Juice (for Color), Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Malic Acid, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Carnauba Wax
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