Our team has found the best CBD gummies of 2020. According to our 2019 market research, gummies are the most popular CBD product. However, perhaps due to the fact that they’re not the best option in terms of effectiveness, gummies are slightly behind tinctures for the preferred product among consumers.
Our top pick for the best CBD gummies is Charlotte’s Web who offers excellent tasting, well-priced, and effective gummies.
The runner-up—and the brand with the healthiest CBD gummies—is +PlusCBD who uses ideal ingredients to ensure consumers can enjoy a guiltless and healthy way to take CBD.
We chose to test companies from our list of Trusted CBD Brands that sell CBD gummies.
Our team compiled this list after thoroughly vetting dozens of CBD brands over the course of multiple years.
The brands on our list conduct their business using trustworthy methods, including responsible farming, high-quality and safe manufacturing processes, comprehensive third-party testing, and appropriate marketing.
Here are the features we consider when choosing the best CBD gummies:
There are three main types of hemp extract: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate.
Full-spectrum extract contains all available cannabinoids from the hemp plant, including THC in a quantity below the federal limit of 0.3% by dry weight.
Broad-spectrum is similar to full-spectrum as it contains all available cannabinoids except for THC, which has been filtered out to a level typically undetectable by valid scientific testing methods.
CBD isolate only contains CBD with none or undetectable amounts of minor cannabinoids and THC.
CBD gummies containing full-spectrum hemp extract are considered the most effective because of the entourage effect.
Brands should offer their customers full-spectrum gummies, but “THC-free” options are also acceptable since a considerable amount of consumers require such products.
In addition to hemp extracts, the CBD strength is important.
We’d like to see high potencies, preferably around 20mg or higher.
There are two aspects of pricing that consumers should consider: total price and price per mg.
As CBD concentration rises, so does the total price; however, the price per mg typically decreases.
This means that while products with higher concentrations may have higher upfront costs, they can actually be less expensive in the long run.
Since CBD gummies have lower concentrations, they are more expensive than tinctures in terms of price mg; however, they are also much less expensive in total price than tinctures.
The ideal prices should be around $0.10/mg or less.
Inherently, gummies do not contain the healthiest of ingredients as they often include added sugars, corn syrup, and artificial flavors.
However, some brands have made the effort to use organic ingredients as well as finding more natural ways to sweeten their product without adding unnecessary sugar.
Ingredients are such a crucial aspect of the best gummies that we’re highlighting the brand with the healthiest product.
Perhaps more so than any other type of CBD product, taste and texture play a vital role in determining the best CBD gummy.
While the majority of flavor quality of a gummy depends on personal preferences, aspects such as bitterness, hemp flavor, and texture contribute to how a consumer enjoys a CBD gummy.
Effectiveness is the most subjective aspect to consider, yet also the most important.
Consumers have a wide range of reasons for why they use CBD, including relieving discomfort, promoting relaxation, and improving sleep.
Some brands create gummies for specific purposes, such as by pairing the hemp CBD extract with melatonin for sleep or turmeric for inflammation.
With products like these, we can judge them in relation to the intended benefit.
With that said, we decided on making effectiveness worth 20 points so that our personal results would not weigh too heavily—nor be negligible—on a brand’s rating.
|Brand||Extract & Strength||Prices||Ingredients||Taste & Texture||Efficacy||Total Score|
|Charlotte’s Web||5mg/gummy (4/10)||$0.15/mg (6/10)||star=3.5||star=5||star=4.5||79/100|
|+PlusCBD||5mg/gummy (4/10)||$0.167 – $0.239/mg (5/10)||star=5||star=3.5||star=3.5||74/100|
|CBDfx||25mg/gummy (8/10)||$0.167 – $0.25/mg (5/10)||star=4.5||star=3.5||star=3||73/100|
|Social CBD||12.5- mg/gummy (6/10)||$0.08 – $0.12/mg (9/10)||star=2.5||star=5||star=3||72/100|
|Panacea||20mg/gummy (8/10)||$0.075/mg (10/10)||star=1||star=3||star=3||54/100|
Charlotte’s Web is our top choice for the best CBD gummies in 2020.
The strengths of CW’s gummies are their excellent flavor, high effectiveness amongst our team, and reasonable price point.
CW’s gummies currently come in three options—all providing 5mg/gummy and 60 gummies per container—each with their own intended benefit and unique flavor:
– Calm Gummies: A blend consisting of lemon balm, L-theanine, and the company’s full-spectrum hemp extract intended to help support relaxation.*
– Recovery Gummies: Full-spectrum hemp extract paired with ginger and turmeric to help support joint health, maintain joint mobility, and recover from exercise-induced inflammation.*
– Sleep Gummies: Formulated with melatonin and full-spectrum hemp extract to provide better and more sound sleep.*
The flavor is delightful in CW’s gummies. They taste exactly as advertised with no hint of hemp or aftertaste. The gummies were so enjoyable that some of us found it difficult to stop at the recommended serving size of two.
Despite the low CBD concentration, we were pleasantly surprised at how effective the gummies were for us. Nowhere was this more noticeable than with the sleep gummies. Taking just two gummies 30 minutes to an hour before bed, we fell asleep faster and woke up feeling more refreshed than without taking CBD.*
Fortunately, CW’s gummies won’t empty your pocketbook either. While there are more affordable options, CW’s gummies are offered at a reasonable price.
Our only gripes with these gummies are the low CBD concentration and the ingredients, which are common problems with the market at large rather than Charlotte’s Web specifically.
5mg/gummy (300mg total)
CBD, Melatonin, Tapioca Syrup, Beet Sugar, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Water, Natural Flavors, MCT Oil, Pectin, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Juice (Color); Less Than 1% Of: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate Dihydrate, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Tapioca Starch
+PlusCBD is our choice for the healthiest CBD gummies in 2020.
Gummies are inherently unhealthy, but thankfully +PlusCBD has found a way to use organic, natural ingredients to create a guiltless CBD treat.
+PlusCBD’s gummies use full-spectrum hemp extract and contain 5mg of CBD per gummy without any additional herbs. Again, this is not ideal, but it’s par for the course in the CBD gummy market.
They come in two flavors: Cherry Mango and Citrus Punch. While the texture is a little slimy, both flavors are pleasant and do not taste like hemp.
There are three size options: a package of 10 gummies or a container of 30 or 60 gummies.
+PlusCBD charges slightly more than Charlotte’s Web, so customers will pay a little extra for the healthier ingredients; however, customers can try the sample package of 10 for a small price before purchasing a tub of 60, something Charlotte’s Web doesn’t offer.
Regarding effectiveness, our team found moderate results. The most significant benefit we noticed was a calming and relaxing effect. In turn, this improved our sleep by helping us stay asleep.
Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Purified Water, Organic Seaweed Extract, Citric Acid, Trisodium Citrate, Natural Colors and Flavors
Social CBD has great tasting, affordable, and decently concentrated CBD gummies while the ingredients and effectiveness could use some work.
Currently, the brand offers three flavors of gummies each containing 12.5mg of CBD per gummy in packs of 10 or 60:
Social CBD has done a great job with their flavoring as all of our team swooned about how good these gummies tasted.
We were also impressed with the price of these gummies, which is significantly less expensive in terms of price per mg.
Unfortunately, Social’s gummies contain less than ideal ingredients, somewhat detracting from the potential health benefits they provide. Ingredients like added sugar and glucose syrup may deter some consumers.
Also, despite having a higher concentration of CBD—which is a major differentiator in the CBD gummy market—our team did not think Social’s gummies were particularly effective. We did notice a moderate sense of relaxation and calm, but not like CW’s gummies.
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Water, Gelatin, Apple Juice Concentrate, Red Raspberry Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Pectin, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, CBD Hemp Extract, Citric Acid, Vegetable Oil, Carnauba Wax
Panacea Life Sciences has high potency CBD gummies for a great price, but the experience could be improved upon.
Currently, Panacea offers one gummy product that contains 20mg of CBD isolate per gummy in a bottle of 30 gummies.
Thanks to the high CBD concentration, these gummies have the second-best price per mg in this group at $0.075/mg.
This is where the good news ends, though.
Panacea’s gummies contain several unhealthy ingredients, including added sugar, invert sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, and artificial flavors. Not only do none of these ingredients offer any health benefits, but they can also be harmful to health.
While these ingredients make the gummies taste good, some of our team found them too sweet. The texture is also unlike other gummies as they’re quite soft.
Our team didn’t notice many benefits from the gummies besides a little extra energy, which may be due more to the sugar content than the CBD. Since the gummies contain only CBD isolate, it makes sense to us that they’re not as effective as gummies with full-spectrum hemp extract.
Panacea Pure CBD Hemp Oil Extract, Sugar, Invert Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors