Why CBD Gum is Better Than CBD Gummies
When you’re walking through an aisle of CBD (or cannabidiol) products, you may be drawn to the most approachable format. CBD edibles like gummies and chocolates are more likely to catch your eye than, say, CBD oil or capsules. They often make impressive claims, too: natural, high potency, high quality, extra tasty, extreme strength.
But CBD gummies aren’t the most effective way to take this plant-powered supplement. Think of it like taking gummy vitamins over regular vitamins. For CBD seekers, this particular delivery system has less efficacy than other methods. That being said, many consumers seek out edibles (especially as CBD gains popularity) because there’s no smoke or smell, they’re easy to take, and they come pre-dosed.
So, what's the best CBD product out there? Look no further than CBD gum. Let’s dive into why you should put down the gummies—and chew on your CBD instead.
The way you take CBD matters
From lotions to tinctures to vape pens (depending on your state), there are practically infinite ways to consume or use cannabidiol. You might think that ingesting CBD orally (like in edibles and tinctures) is the same from product to product. But every product has a different level of effectiveness—which can even vary from brand to brand.
The bioavailability of a product indicates how much of it will be absorbed into your body through the endocannabinoid system, which contains receptors for cannabinoids. From there, CBD is absorbed into your blood stream, and then used by your body. Only about 6-20% of CBD is absorbed when you consume edibles, meaning they’re not at all as powerful as you might think. Inhaling CBD or taking it sublingually (under your tongue) are much more potent ways to get your fix.
This is coupled with the fact that many gummy brands aren’t transparent about the contents of their products. Some may even contain more than the legally allowed 0.3% of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the other main cannabinoid found in the hemp plant (known for giving you a high). And many of these products use a blanket CBD count on their packaging, giving users little idea of how much CBD is contained in each piece. By mislabeling THC or CBD content, gummies may cause feelings of unease instead of relief, or make you feel extremely fatigued.
Need something stronger? CBD chewing gum could be the answer.
We get it—it’s tough to know which products are legit and which are just a gimmick.
CBD gum may be newer on the scene, but it can pack a lot of power in one tiny bite-sized piece. Just look at our sugar-free CBD gum. It harnesses the sublingual delivery system to send CBD into your body up to 5x faster than other forms, and doesn’t contain any of the additives found in some gummies. (Plus, whipping out a piece of gum before a zoom meeting, or drinks with a friend is a lot more convenient than a fistful of gummy bears!)
In addition, Favour uses CBD isolate—a crystallized pure CBD substance— rather than hemp oil, ensuring little (less than 0.3%) to no THC in the finished product. Each piece of Favour CBD gum is made with natural ingredients and perfectly dosed with 10mg of CBD per piece of gum—taking the guesswork out of chewing. You get all of the benefits of CBD with no drawbacks, just a refreshing peppermint flavor.
No matter where you’re getting your CBD gum, it’s crucial to look for a brand that is third-party lab tested. This means an unaffiliated professional lab has verified the product’s safety, purity and quality to give you peace of mind. CBD gum hasn’t been evaluated by the FDA, so above all, choose a brand that’s transparent and honest. Your body is sacred—only use supplements you can trust.