It does sound kinda like a scam, but solid scientific studies show that CBD can latch onto cells in your gut and immune system, relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, says Joseph Maroon, MD, a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But that’s the pure stuff—there’s no legit research on the effectiveness of CBD in gummy form. In other words: They maybe work (at least, they did for our editors—see our own reviews below!).
Last year, “CBD gummies” was the third most-Googled food in the entire U.S. So yeah, you’ve likely heard of these little nuggets that contain cannabidiol (aka CBD), the part of weed that chills you out but not the part that inspires you to down a party-size bag of Doritos. Maybe you’ve even heard reviews—from stoner and non-stoner friends alike—about how the non-hallucinogenic bites are ideal for erasing Big Stress Energy or helping you wind down before bed. And you’ve probably still got questions. Great, ’cause we’ve got answers.
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Figuring out whether you’ll need 2 or 10 to calm the hell down is (you guessed it) also a mystery, says Jeffrey Bost, a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Start with one gummy per day. Nada? Try two. Still nada? Slowly up your dose until you get some results. It’s pretty tough to OD on CBD, says Bost. The worst side effects of very high doses are drowsiness and mood changes. (And pls note that the long-term effects are still TBD.)
If you live in a state where all types of devil’s lettuce is legal, you can buy CBD gummies almost anywhere—even at some gas stations. For everyone else, there’s the interwebs. Amazon sells them and can ship to your door for about $40 (yeah, chillin’ ain’t cheap).
Keep reading to learn more about some of the top CBD gummies available for these conditions.
CBD may reduce pain sensations in the body, including neuropathic pain. It may also limit inflammation . CBD gummies that may help those seeking pain relief include:
Charlotte’s Web Calm CBD Gummies
CBDfx’s gummies are vegan and free from artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup. The company claim that they contain less than 0.3% THC, which is the maximum legally allowed dose. However, the COA states that this product contains 0% THC.
Other ingredients include l-theanine, Scutellaria, and Passiflora for relaxation and calm. Therefore, these gummies may promote deeper sleep and morning wakefulness.
Each gummy provides 10 mg of hemp-derived cannabinoid extracts for a low-to-moderate dose.