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We wager there’s more sleep gummies on this site than any other type of gummy, and that’s because we love ourselves some melatonin, and even devoted an entire blog to pondering its finer qualities.
(Honestly, it’s a molecule worth reading about it if you haven’t yet. You definitely want to use it mindfully!)
But what’s better than a melatonin gummy? Why, a melatonin + CBD gummy, of course.
Today the brand in question is Not Pot, an adorkably marketed, cannabis-for-the-cool-kids brand that we are not quite enchanted by for whatever reason. Maybe it’s just us?
We get “Photo ID” stuck in our head every time we see one of their Insta posts, the quirky Gen Z aesthetic an assault on our aging Millennial eyeballs. Plus, their effortful attempts to spin “weed dealing” as creating a CBD-gummy-peddling social media profile is just a lot for us. No, we don’t want a Not Pot “dealer”, but thanks.
Not Pot does have some genuinely cool components of their company, like paying bail money for those impacted by marijuana charges.
Also, a few days ago they sent out an email titled “Let’s talk about representation”, and we learned that they are Asian and Asian-American owned and operated! We always love to support our AAPI friends in the Gummy Galaxy.
In fact, in honor of AAPI Heritage month, Not Pot will donate 100% of the proceeds from sales of their Anime Sleep Mask to the Asian-American Arts Alliance. Good sleep and a good cause? We love to see it.
And well, we can’t think of anything that would go better with a sleep mask than this CBD Sleep Gummy.
But months ago, we reached out to Not Pot with some questions about their extraction & manufacturing methods, like: do they use GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified facilities? Kind of important in the wild west of largely unregulated CBD supplements.
UPDATE: We finally heard back from Not Pot and they confirmed that their gummies are GMP Certified. We can finally sleep well at night knowing our CBD gummies are manufactured in safe hands.
First and foremost, we love that these are vegan gummies, so they’re made with pectin, not gelatin.
And now for the good stuff: one gummy contains 20 mg of hemp extract (CBD) and 3 mg of Melatonin.
That’s a dream dosage in our opinion, and here’s why:
We have two other fave CBD sleep gummies, Highline Wellness and Charlotte’s Web. But one gummy of either of those only contains 10 mg of CBD. You can take two gummies to match Not Pot’s 20 mg of CBD, but Highline Wellness’s gummies contain 5 mg of melatonin in one gummy, which would mean 10 mg total: too much for us! Charlotte’s Web contains 3 mg per two gummies, so two Charlotte’s Web Sleep gummies equals one Not Pot gummy.
Basically, we just really love that with one gummy you get the perfect amount of melatonin with 20 mg of CBD. It’s some Goldilocks sh*t right there.
P.S. we also adore Garden of Life’s CBD + Valerian gummy if you’re not entirely sold on the melatonin thing, and you can read about why we like Valerian so much in our Garden of Life Sleep review. (CBD + Valerian review coming soon!)
Honestly this is exactly the kind of effectiveness we look for in a melatonin gummy. Palpable relaxation within an hour of taking it, no groggy headaches in the morning. What’s the point of taking a sleep aid if you’re too groggy to function in the morning?
We think the 3 mg of melatonin is a great dose. 5+ mg is a ticket for morning fog, in our experience, and other gummies that have 0.3 mg like Bedtime Beauty are a big Why Even Bother moment.
For just a basic blueberry flavor, these are notably delicious. The juicy, rich berry flavor gives us that airy yet earthy Waterloo Blueberry vibes. 🤤
And the slightly bitter, herbal hemp extract cuts through the sweetness, giving these gummies a nice balance of fruity and dank.
It just works.
Despite our relentless smack talk about Not Pot’s cheeky branding, we do love these gummies.
The flavor is great, and the 20 mg CBD + 5 mg Melatonin in just one gummy is *chefs kiss*.
Especially considering that they recently dropped their price from $40 per bottle to $35, bringing them in line with (or better than) comparable CBD sleep gummies.
Don’t forget your sleep mask!