Since CBD has taken off in popularity, the number of brands in the industry, as well as the type of products on the market, have increased exponentially. If you’ve been thinking about trying CBD, you might have a hard time deciding which product is best for you. Two of the main CBD products on today’s market are CBD oils and CBD gummies. While both are great options, customers should know that there are notable differences between the two.
CBD oil is the flagship product of many brands. While there are many other products to choose from, CBD oil is always a standard and effective go-to option for many who regularly use CBD. While it’s easy to just hop online to purchase a CBD oil, the reality is that oils come in three main varieties, many different strengths, and an array of flavor options. FAB CBD offers customers CBD oils in strengths of 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg in delicious flavors like vanilla, citrus, berry, mint, and natural.
As we stated earlier, CBD oils can come in three main varieties: full-spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. If you’re new to the world of CBD, then these can be quite confusing. Rest assured, learning the difference between the three is quite simple. Full-spectrum oils contain all of the beneficial cannabinoids, phytonutrients, and terpenes of the hemp plant. Two of the hemp plant’s main cannabinoids are CBD, or cannabidiol, and THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. While CBD will not cause any feelings of euphoria, in large quantities, THC can cause that familiar “high” associated with marijuana. Hemp plants, however, are bred to contain 0.3% or less THC, as per the federal legal THC limit for CBD products derived from hemp.
Broad spectrum products are very much the same as full-spectrum products, however, they do not contain any THC in them. So, if you have concerns about whether you could fail a drug test, or are simply concerned about THC in general, then broad spectrum products are a great option. Lastly, CBD isolate products are just what the name implies: oils that solely contain 99% pure CBD and no other terpenes, cannabinoids, or phytonutrients. In CBD isolate oils, a special process is used to filter out all of the other parts of the hemp plant.
Mode of Absorption
When it comes to how CBD oils are absorbed into the body, simply dropping some oil sublingually and holding it there for about 60 seconds will allow it to enter into your bloodstream through the thin membranes under your tongue. This is one of the most effective ways for CBD to quickly enter into your body, and you could begin to feel its effects within 15 to 20 minutes. CBD oil should be taken on a relatively empty stomach. Likewise, CBD oils should be taken at the same time every day in order for it to be most effective.
Potency and Flavor
Potency matters when it comes to selecting CBD oils. Strengths like 300mg and 600mg are excellent for boosting general health and wellness while potencies like 1200mg and 2400mg are perfect at helping to tackle more acute health issues. It also depends on how your particular body reacts to CBD. Taking too high a dose is just as ineffective as taking too little, so it’s best to start with a lower mg dose and increase until you find your sweet spot. When it comes to flavor, preference is key here. While most people don’t mind the natural flavor of hemp oil, some are put off by its somewhat strong, earthy taste. FAB CBD’s full-spectrum oils come in an array of natural, smooth, bright flavors. Some customers love the warm, comforting vanilla flavor, while others are partial to the uplifting fruity tones of the berry and citrus options. FAB CBD’s mint flavored full-spectrum oil is also quite refreshing and works well for those who might be looking for a flavor that’s cool and clean.
CBD Oil Pros and Cons
- Quickly absorbed into the bloodstream
- Comes in a variety of strengths and flavors
- Effects are felt fairly fast
- Comes in full-spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate varieties
- Not as portable as CBD gummies
- It might take some time to find your best dose
CBD gummies are a fun and delicious way to get your daily dose of CBD. Most gummies, like FAB CBD’s “Anytime” gummies and “Nighttime” gummies come in CBD isolate and broad spectrum options. CBD gummies are extremely portable and can be taken anywhere and everywhere — at the gym, on a walk, on vacation, and even at the office. With CBD gummies, you don’t have to worry about getting so specific with your dosage, because dosage for gummies is predetermined, so all you have to do is figure out if one or two gummies works best for you. There are all kinds of varieties when it comes to CBD gummies. FAB CBD’s “Anytime” CBD gummies can be taken anytime during the day and can help you to keep calm and cool, while the “Nighttime” CBD gummies are great to take at night to help you achieve a more restful and restorative night’s sleep.
Mode of Absorption
CBD gummies are absorbed into the body a little differently than CBD oils. Because the gummies are savored, chewed and swallowed, they have to be broken down and absorbed by your digestive tract. Because of this, it might take you around 30 minutes or more before you’ll feel any of the effects of the CBD. Gummies are a great, easy way to get your CBD if you don’t mind waiting a bit to feel the effects. For example, if you’ve still got some things to do before bedtime, then taking a CBD sleep gummy one hour before bed will help you to prepare for a good night’s sleep. While the gummies may take longer to kick in, it also takes longer for them to wear off. Just as with CBD oil, it’s also important to get as much CBD into your system as you can through your mouth with gummies before swallowing. This is exactly why FAB CBD’s gummies are coated with CBD and not infused. When you take gummies on a full stomach, your digestive system must work harder and longer before everything in the stomach can be fully broken down. CBD gummies are also fantastic because you can take them anytime during the day or night. Unlike CBD oil, you don’t have to worry about taking gummies at the same time each and every day.
Potency and Flavor
Gummies typically do not come in the same potencies that CBD oils do. Some typical strengths of CBD gummies are anywhere from 15mg to 25mg of CBD. FAB CBD’s “Anytime” CBD gummies are created from CBD isolate, fruit flavored, and contain 25mg of CBD per gummy, while the “Nighttime” CBD gummies are broad spectrum, Acai flavored, and contain 12.5mg of CBD per gummy. Since the CBD sleep gummies are geared to help you get a more restful and refreshing night’s slumber, they are also formulated with L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Melatonin, Ashwagandha, and GABA. *Gummies can provide support for everyday stresses, a fun and healthy treat to take post-workout, and can help support calm and focus.
CBD Gummies Pros and Cons
- Fast and easy way to get your daily CBD
- Come in fun shapes and tasty flavors
- Amount of CBD is predetermined
- Effects last longer in the body
- You cannot increase the dosage incrementally like you can with CBD oils
- It takes the body longer to break them down, so the effects aren’t felt right away
- Dosage is not always as high as CBD oils
Making a Decision
At the end of the day, your decision to purchase a CBD oil or a CBD gummy really depends on what your specific needs are, how fast you need the CBD to work for you, and whether you prefer the taste of gummies over the mouth feel of a CBD oil. While both options are a fantastic way to get your CBD in every day, CBD oils and CBD gummies each come with their own particular considerations.
If you live a fast-paced lifestyle and need a quick and hassle-free way to take your CBD while on the go, then CBD gummies will be a great option. However, if you have the time and the patience to work with your body to find the best CBD dose, and you’re looking to feel the effects of the CBD almost immediately, then by all means, opt for a CBD oil like one of the amazing, potent, clean, and effective full-spectrum oils that are carefully crafted at FAB CBD.
In the long-run, you can’t go wrong with whatever option you choose. Remember that you can also combine different CBD products to help you meet your health and wellness goals as well. For example, you can take CBD oil in the morning and then enjoy CBD gummies for sleep in the evening to help you get a restful and restorative night’s rest. Or, you can enjoy an “Anytime” gummy in the morning and afternoon, and then end the day with your FAB CBD full-spectrum oil before bed. When it comes to picking the right CBD products, the choices and the combinations are fairly endless. The best thing to do when it comes to deciding on CBD oil vs CBD gummies is to think about which product will suit your specific needs.
*These statements have not been verified by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).