Interested in trying CBD for health? Or are you interested in changing how you take your daily dose of CBD? Sometimes it can boil down between two choices like: CBD oil vs CBD gummies. Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between these two delivery systems.
How CBD is absorbed into the body is dependent on how it is delivered to your bloodstream. CBD can be ingested as with a gummy or placed under the tongue as with an oil. Both of these methods of consumption determine the rate and levels of uptake, distribution, as well as the elimination of the compound from our systems.1 The way you ingest CBD can therefore dictate how effective your CBD will be at exhibiting its potential balancing effects.
In the case of Cornbread Hemp, all of our organic CBD oils are derived from the hemp flowers only—no stems, leaves, or seeds. Our CBD oil comes in two forms: Whole Flower CBD oil and Distilled CBD oil. Both oils are USDA certified organic and full spectrum.
The Whole Flower CBD oil is our flagship product. It’s an organic CBD oil that contains a robust full spectrum of minor cannabinoids and close to the legal limit of THC for nighttime comfort. Our Distilled CBD oil is a more refined formula, but still full spectrum with a legal amount of THC. Because it’s more pure, our Distilled CBD oil is great for daytime comfort and for anyone sensitive to the bold flavors of our Whole Flower CBD Oil.
CBD oil goes to work in a short time when used correctly. That means holding it under your tongue for 30-60 seconds, then spreading the remaining oil over your gums with your tongue before swallowing. You should allow about 45 minutes to an hour to assess how the CBD makes you feel.2 Because you’re taking it sublingually, oils have a higher bioavailability than gummies. Bioavailability is the extent and rate at which your body absorbs a substance.3
Compared to oral consumption, as with gummies, consuming CBD sublingually is more direct and takes a shorter time for the effects to show. Sublingual consumption results in higher CBD bioavailability due to little loss of the substance.4
These days you can buy gummy anything. Once upon a time, it was pretty much just gummy bears and Swedish fish. Now, gummies come in all shapes and sizes. You can even buy a five-pound gummy bear on Amazon for $30.5 If your kids (or you) don’t like taking pills, many OTC drugs, vitamins, and supplements are available in gummy form. The same holds true for CBD supplements. (But you should avoid buying CBD on Amazon!)
CBD gummies are a fun and convenient way to get your daily dose of CBD. These gummies are CBD-infused edibles in the form of small, chewy and delicious natural fruit-flavored bites. With all the CBD gummies available online today, there’s a wide range of quality from premium to bargain basement.
Cornbread Hemp has developed perhaps the only CBD gummies available that are USDA organic, full spectrum, and vegan. And these full spectrum, organic, vegan CBD gummies come in a mix of berry flavors—three different flavors in each container: strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry.
Every ingredient that goes into Cornbread Hemp’s CBD gummies is certified organic by the USDA. When we say that Cornbread Hemp’s gummies are “berry flavored,” we don’t mean some weird chemical additive that tastes like a generic movie theater berry slushie. We use actual organic blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. And the little bit of natural sugar from the fruit serves as an added pick-me-up.
Our gummies are also vegan. They’re made with pectin and agar. Most other gummy producers use gelatin, which is made from animal byproducts to thicken and mold their products. Pectin is a fiber found in fruits and vegetables that is often used to thicken jellies and jams. Agar is also a thickener that comes from seaweed.
Because gummies are digested, it can take longer to feel the effects of the CBD than when it’s taken by sublingual oil. This delayed effect has pros and cons. Gummies are metabolized slower than CBD oil since they have to be broken down by your digestive system. This may mean that CBD from a gummy might stay in your system longer than the more directly delivered CBD oil.
Additionally, the CBD digested in a gummy must also pass through the liver before circulating in your bloodstream.6 A 2009 report indicated that gummies and edibles in general have an absorption rate of between 4 and 20 percent, depending on concentration.7
CBD Oil vs CBD Gummies
CBD oil and CBD gummies approach dosing differently. Because CBD oil is a liquid delivered by a dropper with clear dosage markings, it is easier to manage your CBD dosage with oil than it is with gummies. Our original strength CBD oils are formulated to be 25 mg of CBD per one full dropper.
Cornbread Hemp’s CBD gummies, on the other hand, are formulated to be 10 mg per gummy. That means your dosage on gummies is more of a stair-step approach in 10 mg increments. Gummies can also be cut in half for 5 mg doses. But with the oil, you can dial in a more precise dosage with the dropper.
Because it is delivered sublingually through the capillaries underneath your tongue directly into your bloodstream, you’ll likely find that CBD oil produces a more immediate effect. Consuming a dropper of oil will bring on the effects of CBD faster than popping a few CBD gummies and waiting for them to go through your digestive system.8
Some customers prefer CBD gummies over CBD oil because many people consider gummies to be more appetizing than oil. This pleasant experience can make it much easier to consume on a regular basis as recommended for best results. Most people also find eating gummies to be more discreet than trying to place oil under the tongue. This makes it possible to consume CBD out in public since it will appear that you are just enjoying a snack.9
CBD oil and CBD gummies have all the same purported wellness benefits as other CBD products. Many people take them for discomfort or easing worries, while others find that they help them wind down after a long day or focus better in the morning. The side effects of CBD in general are minimal. A number of studies have not found any sort of harmful after-effects of regular CBD use.10
Our USDA Organic CBD gummies and CBD oils are made from USDA organic ingredients and are vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. The hemp for Cornbread Hemp’s organic CBD oil is grown on Kentucky family farms without pesticides or herbicides, oil has no additives or fillers, and you can verify this by accessing our third-party test results for each batch available online. As with all our products, we offer a no-questions-asked 30-day guarantee.
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Cornbread Hemp works with suppliers who guarantee a less than or equal to 0.3% THC content. With these trace amounts of THC, it is possible that users may fail a drug test. Cornbread Hemp does not take any responsibility in the instance a customer fails a drug test while using these products.