Stepping into the world of CBD can be daunting. You begin to wonder if CBD can really help you, or if it is even safe. We know what it’s like to try something new; something you don’t know much about yet. That’s why we’ve decided to give you five top tips for buying the best CBD gummies UK.
#1 Check That the CBD Gummies Have Been Lab-Tested
A crucial step in deciding which CBD gummies to buy is ensuring that the gummies have been lab-tested by a third-party and can provide results. The label of some products may confirm that the product has been third-party lab-tested; however, more often than not, you’ll need to check the supplier’s website. If you’re unsure and want to view the actual lab results, you may need to contact the supplier.
Lab tests are important as to buy the best CBD gummies, you’ll want to make sure they’re safe. Unfortunately, some methods of extracting CBD come with a cost. For example, the method of solvent extraction (using ethanol, butane, alcohol, etc.), may leave behind solvent residue. Third-party lab testing ensures that there are no toxins, pesticides, etc.
A third-party lab test also ensures that there is an appropriate amount of each substance within the CBD gummy. For example, there is a legal limit of 0.2% THC within CBD products in the UK. Lab test results will show that the level of THC is miniscule and not enough to get you high.
#2 Consider Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD Gummies
Full spectrum CBD products contain all cannabinoids within the hemp plant, including THC. Full-spectrum products are the most effective for this reason. All of the cannabinoids are working in synergy.
Broad spectrum CBD products contain most cannabinoids within the hemp plant, with the exception of THC. When taking broad spectrum products, you’ll be better off having double the amount of CBD as you would with full spectrum products as they are not as strong or effective.
CBD isolate is purely CBD on its own. There are no other cannabinoids included whatsoever. When taking CBD isolate gummies, you’ll be better off having triple the amount of CBD as you would with full spectrum products.
We typically suggest buying the full spectrum CBD gummies as they’re the most effective. You may prefer broad spectrum products if you have regular drug tests as the trace amount of THC in full spectrum products could show up as a false positive. You may also choose broad spectrum products due to religious and personal beliefs.
We wouldn’t recommend having CBD isolate over the other two options as it isn’t nearly as effective. It does have some benefits, such as having almost no taste, especially in comparison to full spectrum CBD. Other than that, people may choose CBD isolate as it is usually cheaper; however, as you’ll need a much higher dosage, is it really cheaper for you?
For us, CBD isolate gummies doesn’t typically fall into the category of best CBD gummies UK.
#3 Decide on the Strength You Want
Decide on the dosage and strength you want to take. Read information regarding the strength on either the product label and online product listing. Figure out the total amount of CBD in each sweet and the whole packet.
The strength of a packet could also help you determine if you’re getting your money’s worth. We believe a 500mg full spectrum CBD gummies packet should cost no more than around £20-£25.
Due to different lifestyles and states of health, we all need different amounts of CBD to benefit from its effects. If you’ve had CBD in the past, you may already know your ideal dosage.
If you’re not sure how much CBD you should be having, we recommend starting with 10mg a day for full spectrum CBD gummies and 20mg for broad spectrum. Gradually increase your dosage until you find your CBD sweet spot.
#4 Consider Dietary Requirements
You’ll also want to consider your dietary requirements. For example, if you’re a vegan, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying vegan CBD gummies (see below).
If you’re intolerant to gluten, then you’ll have to choose gluten free gummies (see below).
Also make sure to check the CBD gummies match any religious dietary requirements, e.g. halal CBD gummies, which are either vegan CBD gummies or made with halal beef gelatine (see below).
#5 Read Product Reviews
I cannot stress enough how important it is to check reviews. Firstly, you’ll be able to see if what you’re buying is even worth it.
- Does the company get many, if any customers?
- Do they purchase the gummies you’re interested in?
- Does the product get mostly positive reviews?
- What are the negative reviews and is it something you should be concerned about?
It isn’t just about if the company selling the product is trustworthy, but if the product supplier can be trusted too.
The reviews can give you a great deal of information which isn’t found in the product description. For example, if you’re buying CBD gummies, you’ll most likely want to enjoy the taste of fruits, not the hemp taste. In the reviews, you can find such information.