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CBD gummies: what are they and which are best?

Laura Harcourt

Written byLaura Harcourt


Reviewed byHeeral Patel

CBD gummies are a fun and tasty new way to get your daily dose of CBD – especially if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil or struggle to swallow capsules.
Don’t enjoy the earthy taste of CBD oil, or looking for an easier, more convenient way to take your CBD? Then CBD gummies could be for you! 

Whether you’re completely new to CBD or simply curious about edible CBD gummies, read on to discover everything you need to know, including our top picks to add to your basket.

What are CBD gummies?

Gummy vitamins are a fun and easy way to get your daily dose of various vitamins and minerals, and CBD gummies are no different!

These edible gummies are infused with CBD and are available in a variety of flavours, shapes, and dosages. They’re an easier, tastier way to enjoy CBD and make the most of its potential benefits.

CBD is an active ingredient that’s derived from the hemp plant, but it doesn’t cause a high and isn’t addictive. CBD gummies are a great option for those who want to enjoy CBD, but don’t like to swallow capsules or can’t stand the taste of the oil – we get it, it can have a strong flavour!

Are CBD gummies as good as CBD oil?

Yes, they can be, as they both contain the same key ingredient – CBD.

CBD gummies usually contain hemp oil with a concentration of CBD, just like CBD oil and CBD capsules. This is then often combined with fruit juice, a gelling agent, and sometimes sweeteners.
You chew these supplements before you swallow them, so the way that the body absorbs the CBD is slightly different. By sucking on or chewing a CBD gummy, the CBD is absorbed into the lining of your mouth and, as such, enters your bloodstream faster than when swallowing a capsule or tablet. CBD oils and sprays work similarly as they enter the bloodstream through the lining of your mouth too.1

Like CBD oils or CBD capsules, you can choose the strength of your CBD gummies and control the dose by choosing how many you consume, ensuring you’re within the FSA’s acceptable daily limit of 10mg per day (for a 70kg healthy adult).

For CBD oils, you need to measure out your dose each time you take it. But, with CBD gummies, the dose is pre-measured, making them a more accurate, neater method of taking CBD.

What are the advantages of CBD gummies vs other CBD products?

CBD gummies have a variety of great advantages over other CBD products. Some of these include: 
  1. they’re easy to take: simply pop them in your mouth and chew! 
  2. they’re convenient: you can take them with you on the go! 
  3. they taste better: CBD gummies are usually flavoured to make them more palatable 
  4. they’re easier to control: you don’t need to measure out your drops, so you get an accurate dose every time

How many CBD gummies should I eat?

The general recommendation by FSA for all CBD supplements is to start with a dose that is smaller than 10mg, rather than start with the highest dose you can find!

Then, feel free to increase it bit by bit over time, until you find the best dose for you – making sure to never exceed the safe recommended daily allowance stated on the product label. If you want to calculate this for yourself, you can multiply your body weight in kg by 0.15 (e.g. 60kg x 0.15 = 9 mg per day.)2

Some gummies are one a day, some you take a few times a day. So, a good idea would be to start with half the recommended dose – and then if over time you think you’d like to try a stronger dose, buy a stronger concentration the next time.

Just remember to never exceed the recommended dose listed on the product packaging – each product will be different!

Can CBD gummies harm you?

CBD products are generally considered to be well tolerated and have a good safety profile by the World Health Organisation, documented in their Critical Review Report on CBD.

CBD isn’t suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, prospective parents trying for a baby, or people taking medication. Before using any CBD products, it’s also best to check with your GP that they’re safe for you to use and to make sure they don’t interact with any medication being taken.4

What are the best CBD gummies?

Many factors make up a high-quality CBD gummy that you need to consider before buying, including: 
  • the quality of the CBD 
  • the dosage 
  • it comes from a reliable source 
  • the flavour and taste
Below are some suggestions from the team here at H&B.

1. Starpowa CBD 5mg Apple Flavoured 60 Gummies

1. Starpowa CBD 5mg Apple Flavoured 60 Gummies

These Starpowa CBD Gummies are ideal if you haven’t tried CBD products before – a great starting point due to their tasty apple flavour and lower dosage of CBD.

Starpowa have been at the forefront of the ‘gummy vitamin game’ for a while now, and these CBD gummies don’t disappoint.

Each low dose serving contains 5mg of premium CBD, extracted from high-quality hemp oil. They’re third-party tested to ensure it’s safe, contain no added sugar, and are vegan!

2. fourfive CBD Go Gummies 10mg 30 Gummies

2. fourfive CBD Go Gummies 10mg 30 Gummies

Looking for great tasting CBD gummies? Look no further! With 10mg of CBD in every fruity gummy, these are a quick and easy way to get your dose in one juicy bite.

Fourfive was founded by professional England rugby players, George Kruis and Dom Day! They’re third-party lab-tested and vegan.

3. Cannaray CBD 10mg Regular Strength 30 Gummies

3. Cannaray CBD 10mg Regular Strength 30 Gummies

These low-strength vegan CBD chews are bursting with a natural juicy orange taste and will easily become your favourite supplement. It’s like munching on your go-to sweets!

These delightful CBD gummies are vegan and vegetarian, as well as being free from, sulphates, and GMOs.

4. Reakiro CBD 10mg Apple & Lemon Flavour 30 Gummies

4. Reakiro CBD 10mg Apple & Lemon Flavour 30 Gummies

Infused with lemon and green apple flavouring, Reakiro’s gummies are one of the most enjoyable ways for you to get a dose of CBD. 

Each gummy is made with 10mg premium, broad-spectrum CBD extract. Having won a few awards, Reakiro is a brand that aims to deliver consistent quality and innovative hemp-derived products.
There are many ways to enjoy a daily intake of CBD. However, CBD edibles like gummies and other innovative alternatives, are probably the most enjoyable.

If you’re new to CBD, it's always best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase the amount to your FSA limit as and when you feel you want or need to.

The Benefits of CBD Gummies UK


Here at H&B, we only sell CBD that meets our highest standards for purity, quality, and safety, as backed by leading trade associations (HFMA & EIHA) and expert laboratories so you can find the CBD you can trust. And in the format, flavour, and strength you want too.

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments, or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

The FSA set an acceptable daily intake of 0.15mg/kg/body weight which equates to 10mg for a 70kg healthy adult (for products with 98% purity).

This advice from FSA is precautionary and relates to long-term sustained use of CBD.

CBD should not be consumed by pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, prospective parents trying for a baby, those at increased risk of infection or immuno-suppressed individuals, or by people taking medication.

H&B recommends customers check labels and consider their daily intake of CBD and the length of time they choose to take CBD based on this updated FSA advice. For more information, please visit the FSA website – https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/cannabidiol-cbd


1. Millar SA, Ryan Francis Maguire, Yates A, O’Sullivan SE. Towards Better Delivery of Cannabidiol (CBD). Pharmaceuticals [Internet]. 2020 Aug 28 [cited 2023 Dec 15];13(9):219–9. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7558665/
2. Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland update consumer advice for CBD [Internet]. Food Standards Agency. 2023 [cited 2023 Dec 15]. Available from: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/food-standards-agency-and-food-standards-scotland-update-consumer-advice-for-cbd
3. Geneva. CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Critical Review Report Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Fortieth Meeting [Internet]. 2018. Available from: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/controlled-substances/whocbdreportmay2018-2.pdf?sfvrsn=f78db177_2
4. Cannabidiol (CBD) [Internet]. Food Standards Agency. 2023 [cited 2023 Dec 15]. Available from: https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/cannabidiol-cbd

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