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New CBD gummies are basically the Starbucks of the decade, popping up everywhere you turn, the green mermaid for the adaptogen generation. Except unlike the 90s when everyone was rattling off complicated coffee drink orders while they wrapped duct tape around their ballet flats, now it’s all about self-care and avoiding skinny jeans.
But that’s not to say that cbdMD is new. cbdMD has been a cannabidiol juggernaut since 2015. Yet somehow they weren’t on our radar until they reached out to us, and were basically like, hello, we’re the only CBD company listed on the NYSE. Why are you sleeping on us?
Okay, they didn’t actually say that. They were much friendlier and politely offered to send us a few gummies to mend the error of our ways.
So, hi, cbdMD! Nice to meet you.
cbdMD checks all our boxes: USA-grown hemp, rigorous batch testing, both in-house and third-party, GMP certified manufacturing facilities, and they use broad spectrum extract for all that extra phytochemical, terpene goodness.
Also, doing a little sleuthing on their website, we discovered that Bubba Watson partners with cbdMD and, well, we rooted for Bubba Watson in both the Masters’ that he won, so basically we feel like we now have something in common with a Masters Champion. No word on if these gummies will give you professional golfing capabilities.
cbdMD sent us a bottle of each of their three gummies: “Premium”, “Sour”, and “+ Vitamin C.” They sent us the 750mg bottles, which contain 25 milligrams of CBD per gummy.
We’ve been around the block a few times with CBD gummies by now, and we love that these contain 25 mg. Typically, most CBD gummies contain 20 mg, but it’s also not uncommon to find gummies coming in the 10 mg of CBD per gummy category.
cbdMD also offers their gummies in a lower 10mg dosage, too, if you’re just dipping your toe into the CBD cosmos. They also offer their Premium and Sour gummies with 50 mg CBD per gummy!
TBH, we have not seen anyone else with such a glorious gummy to CBD ratio. It’s like the Masters of CBD.
All of their gummies are made with organic tapioca syrup and pectin, colored with vegetable juice (and in the case of the Premium & Sour gummies, Paprika, Turmeric and Annatto Extract), and contain only 2 grams of organic sugar. Which, honestly surprised us, considering there’s a sugar dusting on these.
We’re always caught between loving gummies and not wanting to eat a ton of sugar, so this was a welcome surprise!
The CBD + Vitamin C gummies have 10mg of vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), which is only about 11% of the RDV. We’re always down for some C, but that doesn’t seem like much? Maybe it’s hard to get a ton of vitamin C in a gummy? Who knows?
Okay, these are delicious. We aren’t sure what kind of sorcery they use to make their “natural flavors,” but whatever they’re doing, it’s amazing.
The Tropical Mix is a veritable piña colada of flavor. And oh-so-juicy. We have been loving Highline Wellness’s flavors and how unique and unexpected they’ve become, but it’s hard to go wrong with a solid tropical-flavored CBD gummy, and cbdMD brings the tropics.
And the Sour gummy. Even more delectable. There’s three different colored gummies in this bottle, orange and cherry and lemon. In our Verma Farms review, we spoke of our love for the sour gummy, and we definitely feel like it’s an underutilized flavor component in the gummy supplement world.
Cherry? Hmm? Sour cherry? Yes, please. You can see the meme in your head.
Honestly, the flavor is what makes the cbdMD gummies really stand out for us. We do miss a little of the vegetal earthiness you get from Charlotte’s Web, which tastes like you plucked the gummy straight from the earth.
But it’s hard to fault cbdMD’s juicy gems. These taste way better than sour gummy candies, which are dry and prosaic in comparison.
We also love the no-nonsense packaging here. Sure these are tropical gummies, but the label is all business. cbdMD is not here to mess around. They came to chill you the eff out.
It’s a little hard to generalize the effectiveness of CBD: everyone’s a little different, and people take CBD for a variety of different reasons. But for us, these are potent and we love them. And we’ve tried a lot of different CBD gummies.
Personally, we take CBD for general relaxation, and these work great at the 25 mg level. We can feel ourselves getting chiller by the minute. We can only imagine what the 50 mg gummies are like!
Oh, btw, cbdMD offers a super generous 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like them, they’ll give you a refund, no questions asked.
We’re a little sheepish we slept on cbdMD for so long. Not just because we pride ourselves on knowing all that’s going on but because they have such a wellspring of offerings. Have you seen that depth chart?
Oh, and CBD for your pets, too! As loud and proud Cat People, they’re the first company on our radar that offer cat-specific CBD goodies. We’ll probably get some and report back. And then start an offshoot of this site exclusively devoted to CBD cat products 😹.
We’re really grateful that cbdMD reached out and that we had the opportunity to review their gummies! They’ve definitely earned a spot in our CBD arsenal.