As you enjoy the delectable treat that your favorite CBD gummies bring, have you ever wondered how these confectionaries were made? It’s already given that these are infused with cannabidiol but what are the other ingredients that make up your favorite chewable? Is it vegan-friendly? Were no animals hurt during the production of your favorite gummies?
In this article, we are going to dissect how CBD gummies are made, what are the ingredients used in making these wonderful treats, and why it is essential to know what you are consuming.
Complete Hemp Gummies vs Regular Gummies: Are There Any Differences?
As a start, you have to know in mind that not all gummies are made equal. The key difference between the vegan CBD gummies that you truly enjoy and the regular gummies you’ve grown to love as a kid lies in the main component that makes up the conventional gummies: gelatin.
Gelatin is the primary ingredient that gives gummy bears that nice chew. But what’s unknown to many is that this ingredient is sourced from animal collagen that is extracted from the hides and bones of cows and pigs.1 Therefore, regular gummies that contain gelatin are not suitable for those who are very conscious of their diet, particularly for vegans and vegetarians.
With the growing interest for natural ingredients-based food supplements in the pharmaceutical industry, researchers have found a way to enhance food quality and ensure environmental safety by introducing a more economic and environmental-friendly option: using pectin and pure organic corn starch as jellifying agent.2
How Most CBD Gummies are Made?
Manufacturing companies usually begin the production of CBD gummies by isolating CBD – usually by solvent extraction. After the extraction process, the oil is further refined to remove impurities. To make the gummies, the other ingredients that make up the CBD gummies are mixed, heated and poured into molds. In most cases, the CBD isolate is infused into the gummies before they harden. Additional ingredients like coloring and starches are typically added to ensure the consistency of the product.
What Vegan CBD Gummies are Made of?
Conscious brands like Complete Hemp have successfully developed vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and THC-free CBD gummies. These vegan gummies are made from non-GMO ingredients, such as organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup, pectin, natural flavors and colors, pure corn starch, carnauba wax, citric acid, and broad-spectrum hemp extract.
Complete Hemp’s CBD gummies –Rest & Relax THC-Free Broad-Spectrum Extract 300mg and 60mg of CBD– do not contain any gelatin. Each serving of these vegan CBD gummies contains plant-derived ingredients that are produced in the most ethical way. As it contains cannabidiol – the non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant that is known to modulate the endocannabinoid system which has been reported to have therapeutic potential in various pathologies3 – these CBD gummies may help promote a sense of calmness and tranquility. While studies are still in their early stage, current researchers have also found CBD’s promising potential in terms of alleviating pain and anxiety.4
As a responsible consumer, it is important to do a background check of the products that you are going to incorporate into your wellness routine. Check out the other high-quality CBD products that Complete Hemp offers now!
1 Is Jello Good For You? Nutrition, Benefits, and Downsides.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-jello-made-of
2 Čižauskaitė U, Jakubaitytė G, Žitkevičius V, Kasparavičienė G. Natural Ingredients-Based Gummy Bear Composition Designed According to Texture Analysis and Sensory Evaluation In Vivo. Molecules. 2019;24(7):1442. Published 2019 Apr 11. doi:10.3390/molecules24071442
3 Baswan SM, Klosner AE, Glynn K, Rajgopal A, Malik K, Yim S, Stern N. Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020 Dec 8;13:927-942. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S286411. PMID: 33335413; PMCID: PMC7736837.
4 Urits I, Gress K, Charipova K, Habib K, Lee D, Lee C, Jung JW, Kassem H, Cornett E, Paladini A, Varrassi G, Kaye AD, Viswanath O. Use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of chronic pain. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2020 Sep;34(3):463-477. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.06.004. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PMID: 33004159.