CBD gummies are chewy edibles infused with cannabinoids and 0.3%THC content. They enable the user to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. CBD gummies can be found in various forms, such as CBD isolates, which are pure CBD products with no THC components, and other Cannabis compounds. Broad-spectrum CBD is another form; it has plenty of cannabis compounds but lacks THC content. The last form is the Full spectrum CBD. They contain all the cannabis compounds and THC of 0.3%. This article will address types of CBD gummies, factors to consider before buying CBD gummies, and the side effects of CBD gummies.

Side Effects of CBD Gummies

CBD gummies have some mild side effects, as stated by the FDA. The common side effects to keep in mind are; diarrhea, appetite loss, irritability, agitation, drowsiness, fatigue, change in appetite, sleepiness, dry mouth, light headache, liver injury, infertility in men, and low blood pressure. Let’s have detailed content about some of the mentioned side effects.

Drowsiness, Sedation and Fatigue

While taking CBD gummies, watch the limit to avoid overdose. Taking more than the body requires might harm the body leading to either sedation, drowsiness or fatigue. To avoid such conditions, limit the intake. In addition, full-spectrum gummies might also result in side effects since they contain THC. You can also minimize the risks by taking broad-spectrum or isolate gummies.

Dry Mouth (Cottonmouth) and Dry Eyes

Some users may experience dry eyes and mouth. CBD gummies users who take it in full-spectrum are likely to experience dry mouth and dry eyes. The reason behind this is that the full spectrum contains considerable levels of THC. Although a few brands limit it to 0.3% as set by FDA, some exceed the stated amount.

Gastrointestinal Distress

Nausea, Vomit – some users may experience an inclination to vomit. Ingestion of the CBD gummy can make one feel uneasiness and disgust. The cause of this effect can be exceeding the normal dose, which might affect the normal functioning of the body leading to irritation.

Diarrhea and Loss in Appetite

Other than feeling nausea and vomiting, other people experience severe diarrhea. Different people may have different side effects; some might not even encounter these effects, especially experienced users. Be cautious when using these CBD gummies; if you encounter any of the mentioned side effects, stop using them and consult a doctor for checkup. If you’re a novice, ensure to take small portions and, if possible, let the doctor prescribe the dosage so that you can avoid the side effects.

Types of CBD Gummies

There are numerous types of CBD gummies including;

CBDfx Gummies

It’s a broad spectrum which means it has more CBD than THC content. They contain berry flavors and natural sweetener ingredients. They are made in the US, are fairly priced, are vegan and GMO-free. If you want a potent product, this would be the best option.

Chief Botanicals

They are 100% infused gummies, are vegan, and organic. They aid in improving sleep and are of high quality. Everyone wants to buy quality, and this product is among the highly-rated products in terms of quality. These gummies have a 30days warranty in that when you find any defaults, you can take them back to the store for replacement.

CBDmd CBD Gummies

They are broad-spectrum, and each gummy contains 25 mg potency. The gummy contains various flavors like; orange, strawberry, tropical fruit, and raspberry. They are gluten-free, vegan and are associated with a reputable company.

FAB CBD Chews.

Made of CBD isolate. Made of natural colors, sweeteners, and flavors. They are vegan.

The list of gummies is endless; you can find more information about them on the internet. Let us now look into some considerations to put in mind before purchasing any CBD gummies from the store or online.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing CBD Gummies

THC Content

The legal products have hemp as source material and should contain no more than 0.3%THC. This percentage of content is legal on the federal level. So before purchasing a gummy, take note of the THC content; it shouldn’t exceed 0.3%.

Hemp Source

Buy from an organization that considers the hemp plant as the source responsibly. Hemp was legalized for growth by Farm Bill 2018, which encouraged most local farmers within US borders to practice hemp farming. Check the label to ensure that the product source is the hemp plant.

Certificate of Analysis

Check if the company you’re buying gummies from has a certificate of analysis (COA) which entails the ingredients added to their CBD products. Reach out to the company if you don’t find the COA on their website. The product should not have additives, heavy metals, pesticides, and molds.

Uses of CBD Gummies

Pop a gummy of your choice into the mouth and chew. People have different body metabolism and chemistry, so the effect of CBD gummies varies from one person to another. Most people take about 30 minutes for effect to kick in, while others, it can take up to 2 hours. Note that the effect lasts longer; it can take 4-6 hours.  CBD gummies enable the user to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. This results in an improved sleep pattern and relaxation of the mind because it induces acetylcholine to the brain, resulting in the mentioned benefits. Some people, especially first-time users, may experience negative side effects.


CBD gummies have become so popular in many states. Various people have been using it for various reasons like reducing anxiety, calmness of the mind, improved sleep patterns, and reduced depression. CBD gummies also have side effects: diarrhea, appetite loss, irritability, agitation, drowsiness, fatigue, change in appetite, sleepiness, dry mouth, light headache, and low blood pressure. Other serious effects that have been reported by WHO are liver injury and infertility in men. If a user experiences the effects, seek medical attention. Notably, don’t overdose on the drug. Pregnant and lactating mothers are advised to abstain from CBD gummies, as it can cause complications to the infant and the unborn baby.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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