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The Best CBD Gummies Our Editors Swear By

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Googling "best CBD gummies?" That makes...a lot of us these days. While the pandemic is in a much better place than it was a year ago, you'd be forgiven if the experience of the last 15 months has left you on edge. Same goes if this sudden-seeming plunge back into "normal" life has you feeling overwhelmed, anxiety-ridden, and in search of relief. Fortunately, there's no shortage of tried-and-true methods for chilling yourself the eff out (e.g. meditation apps, exercise, journaling, etc.); however, few are as delicious (literally!) as CBD gummies.

Best CBD gummies at-a-glance

For the uninitiated, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound most commonly derived from cannabis or hemp plants. While robust research on the compound remains in its relative infancy, some large case studies have shown that it can effectively treat anxiety. Anecdotally, it seems to work in this capacity for a lot of people—just ask, er, anyone you know who takes it.

As demand has subsequently skyrocketed, CBD has become available in just about every format you can possibly imagine. Still, if you're looking for a push to add CBD into your diet, the candy-like quality of gummies can be a compelling incentive.

There's no shortage of options, either, so to help you parse through them, we've collected a few of our editors' favorites below. Keep scrolling to shop their top picks.

What to look for in CBD gummies

When picking the right CBD gummies for you, consider there are different types of CBD. CBD can be sourced from either marijuana or hemp plants; hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC and is used by most CBD brands. Full spectrum CBD is made from the whole plant, so it contains other cannabinoids other than CBD, such as THC though at very low levels (0.3 percent). Broad spectrum CBD also contains other cannabinoids but usually not THC or at the most, very trace levels. And CBD isolates contain only CBD, with no other cannabinoids including THC.

CBD dosages also affect individuals differently, so you want to check how many mg of CBD are in each serving. For beginners, you may want to start with something low, like 10mg, and work your way up. Also note that with gummies, the CBD has to make its way through the digestive tract before you may feel anything, so individual factors like weight and metabolism can impact how quickly you feel the effects.

The best CBD gummies, according to our editors

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Best splurge: Lord Jones White Peach Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops — $35.00

Each Lord Jones gumdrop features 20mg of high-quality, broad-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD. They’re also made in small batches and feature natural fruit flavors and colorings—all of which is why they average out to about $6 per gummy. (In other words, they’re not cheap, but for good reason! And besides, if Lord Jones is good enough for Kristen Bell, it’s good enough for us—she recently partnered with the brand on a line of CBD-infused skin-care). Though white peach is a favorite for the Well+Good team, these gumdrops also come in blood orange, wild berry, strawberry, and lemon flavors.

Pros

  • 20 mg CBD per gumdrop
  • Full spectrum, hemp-derived CBD
  • Unique flavors

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Trace amounts of THC
sunday scaries cbd gummies
Best with added vitamins: Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies — $23.00

If you’re feeling the “Sunday scaries” just about every night of the week these days, you’re likely not alone. These CBD gummy bears promise to remedy that fear, to which I say, “sold!” They have the added benefit of being fortified with Vitamins B12 and D3, too, and at a relatively low price point. They’re available in a vegan varietal, too.

Pros

  • 10 mg CBD per gummy
  • Has vitamins B12 and D3
  • Broad spectrum CBD oil

Cons

  • Lower dose CBD per gummy than others
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Photo: Vena
Best multi-flavor: Vena Full-Spectrum CBD Bites — $50.00

Vena’s sugar-coated, full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD bites are 25 mg apiece, with a recommended dosage of one per day. Unlike some of the others on this list, this purchase allows you to test multiple flavor profiles in one fell swoop. They’re fairly cost-effective, too, averaging out at just over $1 per gummy.

Pros

  • 25mg CBD per gummy
  • Full spectrum hemp extract
  • Vegan
  • Multi-flavor

Cons

  • Higher dosage of CBD than some others — may not be for beginners
  • Trace amounts of THC
Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies
Best celebrity brand: Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies — $35.00

The legendary Ms. Stewart’s gummies are a bit on the lighter side than most of the others on this list in terms of their CBD content per gummy. These use isolate (meaning only CBD and no other trace cannabinoids) and contain 10 mg per piece (with 30 pieces per bottle). Martha’s developed a couple of different flavor profiles—allegedly all by herself. This one’s a citrus blend that includes Meyer lemon, kumquat, and blood orange, and the other is a berry medley.

Pros

  • 10 mg CBD per gummy
  • CBD isolate
  • No THC
  • Good flavors

Cons

  • Lower dosage of CBD per gummy compared to others
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Best extra strength: Molly J. Elderflower Grapefruit CBD Gumdrops — $45.00

Elderflower is one of my favorite flavors, so these are a win for me from the outset, based on taste alone. They’re available in two different strengths—25 mg and 50 mg. The former is for garden variety chilling, and the latter is meant to treat more serious concerns such as sleep deprivation and heightened anxiety. Both are made with hemp-derived, broad-spectrum CBD for premium quality.

Pros

  • Available in two dosages: 25mg and 50mg/gumdrop
  • Organically grown hemp-derived broad spectrum CBD
  • No THC
  • Gluten-free

Cons

  • Higher dosage of CBD compared to others — may not be for beginners
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Best formulated for women: Winged Relaxation CBD Gummies — $35.00

I like to rely on Winged’s gummies when I need a little extra support because they’re formulated with, well, extra support. These relaxation gummies, for example, boast 10 mg of CBD along with other calming ingredients such as chamomile extract and L-Theanine. I swear by their sleep formulation, too, which adds 5-HTP, GABA, L-Theanine, and melatonin into the mix to promote a restful night’s Zzz’s.

 

Pros

  • 10mg CBD/gummy
  • Organically grown full-spectrum hemp extract
  • Designed for a woman’s body with evening primrose oil and lemon balm
  • Vegan

Cons

  • Lower dosage of CBD compared to others
  • 3g sugar per gummy
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Best for everyday use: Charlotte's Web Calm CBD Gummies — $30.00

Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies are formulated with natural fruit and vegetable juices and 10 mg of whole-plant hemp extract per gummy (recommended dose is two). The Calm gummies are lemon-lime flavor and designed to help give you some extra support when dealing with everyday stressors without making you too sleepy, and there are also versions (and flavors) for daily wellness, immunity, sleep, and recovery.

Pros

  • 10mg CBD/gummy
  • Full-spectrum hemp extract
  • Botanical blend
  • Flavored with natural juices from fruits and vegetables

Cons

  • Lower dosage of CBD compared to others
  • Trace amounts of THC
highline Anytime CBD Gummies
Best gummy bear style: Highline Wellness CBD Gummies — $29.00

These colorful little gummy bears can be eaten day or night for a little relaxation. They’re made with broad spectrum hemp extract, and each bottle comes with 30 gummies. You can choose your strength, either 10mg or 20mg per gummy. Highline also makes day and night CBD gummies, as well as these apple cider vinegar gummies that can help soothe your mind and your gut.

Pros

  • Two doses available, 10mg or 20 mg CBD/gummy
  • Hemp-derived CBD
  • No THC

Cons

  • Contains some artificial flavors
not pot cbd sleep gummies
Best for sleep: Not Pot Sleep CBD Gummies — $30.00

The name says it all—these are not pot. Instead, these sleep gummies have hemp-derived CBD and a touch of melatonin to help you head off to Dreamland, and stay there for the night. They’re sweetened with tapioca, have no artificial flavors or sugar alcohols, and have a nice, blueberry flavor.

Pros

  • 20 mg CBD/gummy
  • Sustainably sourced, hemp-derived CBD
  • 3 mg melatonin/gummy
  • Vegan and gluten-free

Cons

  • Some reviewers report an aftertaste
  • Only for nighttime use
Smokiez Sour Blackberry CBD Gummiez
Best sweet and sour: Smokiez Sour Blackberry CBD Gummiez — $25.00

If you’re a fan of sweet and sour things, these gummies (or gummiez, as they’re called) are for you. In addition to the delicious blackberry flavor (there’s also blue raspberry, watermelon, green apple, peach, and jamberry), one gummy is packed with 25 mg of broad spectrum hemp extract and vegan and gluten-free. Each package comes with 10 gummies.

Pros

  • 25mg CBD and 10mg CBN
  • Broad spectrum hemp extract
  • Vegan and gluten-free

Cons

  • Only for nighttime use
  • Contains some artificial flavors

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