Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
NutraCanna Organic CBD Hemp Gummies (150mg) smell strongly of cherry in the package — think maraschino cherries, not the fresh ones. The scent is very, very sweet; if we’re being totally honest, it’s a little cloying. Then again, no more so than sniffing a jar of cherries. All that to say: the smell of these gummies is intense, and it may not be for everyone.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The gummies, for better or for worse, taste very much like maraschino cherries. These gummies were pretty polarizing among our test group: those of us who like maraschinos really enjoyed these, but our testers who didn’t like that cherry candy taste were strongly averse to them. Since the flavors aren’t varied, this is potentially a big problem if you don’t care for artificial cherry flavoring.
Bottom line: if you’re the type to order cherry limeades or extra cherries on your hot fudge sundae, you’ll probably like these gummies quite a bit. However, if you don’t like that rendition of cherry flavoring, these might be a product to skip out on.
The gummies are pleasantly soft, squishy, and easy to chew. They’re malleable and bright red in color, covered with sugar crystals, and honestly look like they belong in a giant candy jar at an old-time soda fountain. The gummies are heart-shaped, though they do tend to get a bit smooshed out of shape during transit and storage, resulting in some adorably wonky gummies.
The softness of the vegan candy makes for easy chewing, and the crystals of sugar on the exterior of the gummies add a pleasant crunch to them. Since the gummies are vegan (they’re made of tapioca starch instead of the traditional bovine gelatin), all-natural, and plant-based, they’re a good option for consumers looking for a cruelty-free way to consume CBD.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
Like with most edible CBD products, we felt these gummies take effect about 40-60 minutes from ingestion. These effects came on gradually — we experienced elevated mood, improved concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general sense of wellbeing, followed by a gradual reduction in symptoms like pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
At 15 mg of organic CBD isolate per serving, these gummies worked sufficiently well for some of our testers at a single dose. That said, those of us used to taking higher doses for full relief needed to take two or even three gummies to completely alleviate symptoms. If this is true for you, don’t worry: you won’t feel intoxicated or risk dependence with a higher dose.
We felt the effects of these gummies for about 6-8 hours from ingestion, which is comparable with other edible CBD products we’ve tried. The effects of the gummies increase with dosage: more gummies, stronger symptom relief. The relatively small increments of these gummies make it easy to increase your dose gradually, which we like.
Best used for
We had success in treating a variety of symptoms with these gummies, from chronic pain and inflammation to muscle spasms to anxiety to low mood to sleep disturbances. We especially like them for providing a “maintenance dose” of CBD for lasting symptom relief, reducing the severity of symptoms over time while alleviating symptoms in the short term. The moderate dosage is convenient because it allows for easy customization of your dose in smaller increments.
We also experienced good results treating menstrual pain with these gummies — they worked for those of us with fairly normal periods as well as those of us who manage conditions like PCOS and endometriosis that tend to cause more painful periods. As an added bonus for those of us who tend to have heavy periods, these gummies contain 100% of your daily iron requirement, which can help you keep up your iron counts and avoid (or treat) anemia and the exhaustion it can cause.
As a general rule (and especially when dealing with more severe pain), we had the best results when we increased our dose of CBD in the 3-5 days leading up to the start of our cycle, continuing this higher dose to the end of our cycle. We found that menstrual pain (and associated symptoms like bloating, moodiness, anxiety, and general discomfort) was notably reduced with this dosing strategy.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
The gummies are a wonderful long-acting systemic CBD product to provide lasting symptom relief. That said, you might benefit from using a sublingual CBD tablet in conjunction with this product. The tablet will absorb through the soft tissues of your mouth, providing fast-acting symptom relief that will be extended by the gummies for lasting comfort.
If you’re dealing with pain resulting from an injury, chronic illness, an inflammatory disease like rheumatoid arthritis or an immune disorder, menstrual pain, or simple athletic recovery, we recommend pairing the gummies with a topical product like the CBD Cooling Pain Cream from NutraCanna. The topical will provide targeted relief at the site of pain while the gummies work through your system internally for all-around pain relief.
Each gummy contains 15 mg of organic CBD isolate. The gummies come in packs of 10 for a total of 150 mg per package. At $19.95 per package, the per-milligram price of these gummies works out to $0.13 — pretty middle-of-the-road, as far as gummies go. At this price, each dose costs just shy of $2. Considering the quality of the CBD isolate used to formulate the gummies and the dosage strength, we think they’re fairly priced.
Weighed against the competition (and there are a LOT of competing products on the market), we find these gummies from NutraCanna worth the money. They meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality, purity, and potency, and they have the added benefit of being both vegan and completely free of THC, making them a potentially good option for consumers with particular needs.
- Serving Size 1 Piece (2.5 g)
- Calories: 8 Calories from Fat: 0
- Total Fat: 0 g 0%
- Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
- Sodium: 7.5 g 2%
- Total Carbohydrate: 2 g 1%
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
- Sugar: 1.5 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Vitamin D: 0%
- Potassium: 0%
- Vitamin C: 100%
- Iron: 100%
INGREDIENTS: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid. Colors Added: (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Organic Turmeric, Organic Annatto), Natural Flavors, CBD from hemp.
Allergy Information: Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy, milk, eggs, wheat, peanut/tree nut ingredients.