The Best CBD Gummies in the UK Reviewed (2021)
CBD is in its hours of glory in the UK and while CBD oil is all the rage right now, we wanted to take a look at the others types of CBD products you can get your hands on in the UK, including CBD gummies.
What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the active compounds of the cannabis and hemp plant, which has been touted to have many benefits for the body and mind. CBD is consumed as a supplement or a topical to support different areas of our health and wellbeing. It is often consumed to help alleviate high levels of stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality and reduce inflammation.
CBD is pretty new in the UK but we’re seeing more and more supplements available like CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD creams and even CBD edibles like gummies!
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are one of the easiest ways to take CBD. They come in different shapes, strengths and tastes and make you forget that you’re taking a supplement. CBD gummies and edibles are the best way to take CBD on-the-go, when you start feeling a bit stressed during the day.
They are perfect for those who crave sugar in the middle of the day, as well as their daily dose of calm.
Right now, you can find really good CBD oils and CBD capsules in the UK but gummies and other types of CBD edibles seem to still be going through a trial phase right now. But don’t worry, we went on the hunt for the best CBD gummies in the UK and we’re here to share our favourite ones.
Are CBD edibles legal in the UK?
The world “edible” can sound illegal because we often make the connection with THC edible, which can make you high. But CBD edibles are a whole different story, the main goal with them is to microdose with CBD and get your daily fix of calm. Just like any other CBD products in the UK, you can find some with less than 0.2% THC in them but you want to make sure you for the ones that don’t are 100% CBD and 0.0% THC.
What are the best CBD gummies in the UK?
CBD type: Isolate
Strength: 25mg (strong for a CBD gummies)
Flavours: Raspberry-lemon, raspberry, and strawberry
Gummy count: 30 gummies
Following the path of their amazing isolate CBD oils, the CBDistillery gummies are one of the strongest CBD gummies you can find in the UK right now. With 25mg of CBD per gummy (about your average recommended dose), these vegan gummies are easy and delicious to take.
If you don’t like taking oils or you’re just starting to take CBD, these gummies are the perfect ones to start with.
CBD type: Isolate
Strength: 25mg per gummy
Flavours: Tropical Punch
Gummy count: 30 gummies
With 25mg of CBD + 50mg L-Theanine in each gummy, these vegan gummies will help you find your calm. The Medterra CBD gummies are ideal to get your tasty dose of CBD throughout the day. The gummies provide consistent dosing and is easy to take with you. Medterra also creates a “Stay Alert” version of these gummies that you can find here.
3. Healist CBD Chews
CBD type: Isolate
Other botanicals: L-Theanine, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Hops
Gummy count: 46 gummies
Looking for gummies to give you the best night’s sleep? Healist’s Good Night CBD Chews might the ones you’re looking for! With 25mg of hemp extract in each chew, sleep promoting botanicals like ashwagandha and a blend of terpenes, these gummies will help you drift off and wake up feeling refreshed. If you’ve got sleep under control but still need something to help you relax during the day, you can also go for their Calm Chews.
4. Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies
CBD type: Full-Spectrum
Other botanical: Lemon Balm
Flavour: Lemon, lime
Gummy count: 30, 60 or 90 gummies
Charlotte’s Web is probably one of the best CBD brands you can get your hands on in the US and we just wish we could have it in the UK but right now, the regulations don’t allow for this brand to be available in the UK.
A couple months back, we reviewed their famous CBD oil and while we still think that’s a great product, their gummies deserve the same praise. Whether you want them for sleep, calm or recovery, their gummies contain 10mg of full-spectrum CBD. Each formula has other active ingredients that support the CBD, the sleep gummies also contain some melatonin to help sleep better and the recovery gummies have turmeric to fight inflammation.
5. Mr Moxey’s Mints
CBD type: Isolate
Mint count: 60 mints
Not gummies but an edible we love are the Mr Moxey’s CBD mints. If you need or want something fresh rather than something sweet, these are the ones for you! With 5mg of CBD in each mint, they have the ideal texture to allow you to absorb all the hemp they contain. They recently expanded their range from Calm mints to Relief and Dream mints.
What range of potency is most common in the UK?
CBD gummies in the UK range from 10mg to 30mg and are perfect to take during the day. When it comes to CBD capsules and CBD gummies, one gummy would equal to the amount of CBD you would get from a single dose of CBD oil. Most CBD gummies in the UK are around 5-10 mg per gummy.
How to take CBD gummies
CBD gummies are a fun way to take CBD and they also allow you to microdose throughout the day. They’re easy to carry around and will give you a daily dose of calm when needed. Most people take CBD gummies in the morning and during the day. We wouldn’t recommend taking CBD gummies in the evening, due to the sugar content that might keep you awake. In the evening, we’d recommend taking either a CBD oil or CBD capsules instead.
It takes about 30 minutes to and hour before you start feeling the effects of CBD gummies, so don’t rush into take too many because you can’t feel anything after taking them.
Can you take too many CBD gummies?
In the UK, it’s recommended to take a maximum of 70mg of CBD per day. If you take an excessive amount of CBD, you may feel slightly drowsy. With CBD gummies, it’s often recommended to take 1 or 2 per intake, depending on the strength.
Just like other supplements in gummy form like multivitamins, you always want to make sure you’re reading the instructions and not exceeding the recommended dose.
Are CBD gummies better than CBD oils?
There are multiple ways to take CBD, whether it’s an oil, capsules, spray, cream… CBD gummies are just another form of taking CBD. One big difference between CBD oils and CBD gummies is that an oil will be absorbed by the body much faster (within 30 minutes), whereas gummies, just like capsules will take a bit longer. Gummies are a great way to take a small amount of CBD without the fuss of leaving the CBD under the tongue and having to ‘calculate’ how much you want to take. We wouldn’t say that one is better than the other because it really is a matter of personal preference and of convenience.
What are the different types of CBD?
CBD isolate is pure CBD, separated from all the other compounds in the plant. The good thing with CBD isolate is that it allows to create products that are tasteless. Whether it’s CBD oils, CBD gummies… isolate will not alter the taste of the product and will make it easier to take. If a product says it has 98 or 99% pure CBD, it is probably made with isolate.
Full-spectrum is the most raw form of CBD, as it contains all the other cannabinoids and compounds of the hemp plant, including THC. If a product contains THC in it, which wouldn’t be the case in the UK, then it is made with full spectrum CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD is essentially full-spectrum without the THC. It contains other cannabinoids like CBG and CBN to support the CBD. A lot of broad-spectrum CBD products often contain other botanical ingredients to support the effects the cannabinoids, it’s called the entourage effect. The ingredients work in synergy to give your body and mind more benefits.
How to choose the best CBD gummy
When shopping for CBD gummies, some of the criteria you want to look into are:
Potency: CBD gummies usually contain between 5mg or 10mg of CBD per gummy, and sometimes up to 30mg.
Third-party testing and COA: a high-quality CBD products is measured by the purity and the potency of the CBD used. Before being put on the market, CBD products need to be third-party tested by a lab to ensure the purity and accurate potency of the product. If it’s not available on the website, you can ask the company to send a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA), which will ensure that you will get the product advertised.
Ingredients: Like other supplements, especially capsules, you want to pay attention to the ingredients and make sure that there aren’t too many fillers and bulking agents. The main ingredients should be the actives and the flavouring (ideally natural). If the ingredients list is too long, that is usually a red flag and you should try to find CBD gummies elsewhere!