Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
In their bottle, cbdMD CBD Gummies (300mg) smell delightfully sweet and fruity. The tang of the citrus and raspberry gummies mingle with the sweeter notes of the strawberry and tropical flavors, creating a bright, juicy bouquet. Each individual flavor reflects the scent it was modeled after, giving us high hopes for the taste of these gummies.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The orange flavor is bright, sweet, and a pleasantly tangy. There is a subtle herbal component to the flavor of these gummies, but it fades quickly and isn’t unpleasant. The tropical flavor is sweet and fruity, blending elements of acidic pineapple and mellow coconut.
The strawberry gummies taste like strawberry jelly, or perhaps a strawberry candied fruit slice. They’re wonderful, but the raspberry flavor was far and away our favorite of the bunch. These tasted like the best seedless raspberry preserves you’ve ever had in life, full of the rich tang of the flavonoids in the berries balanced perfectly by just enough sweetness.
First of all, we need to give credit where credit is due to cbdMD for packaging these gummies in a childproof bottle. While it’s not possible to overdose on CBD, it’s still medicine, and we feel it should be packaged responsibly. We applaud cbdMD for this decision and hope to see more manufacturers moving this direction in the future.
Now, to the actual gummies: these cubic gummies are soft and yielding in texture, sprinkled with a light dusting of sugar crystals. They’re exceedingly pleasurable to eat, satisfying in their consistency and flavor.
The strawberry and raspberry gummies are easily distinguishable from one another, with the strawberry flavor being a bright red hue and the raspberry version a deeper, more blue-based wine red. The orange and tropical flavors are a bit more difficult to tell apart unless they’re next to each other — the tropical flavor is a golden yellow, while the orange flavor is a yellow-orange.
The difference is subtle, but if you don’t care for one of those flavors you’ll need to get accustomed to discerning between the two. Otherwise, it’s probably not a big deal.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
On par with most edible CBD products, we noticed the effects of these gummies anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes after consumption. At this dose (10 mg of organic CBD per gummy), the effects are relatively mild — good for some of our testers, but not quite enough for all of us.
If you find yourself needing a stronger dose for complete symptom relief, don’t worry. You can double or even triple up on these guys to find what works for you. If you need more relief than this dose can provide, you might consider the 25 mg dosage strength.
After consuming these CBD gummies, we felt relief from chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. We noticed a marked improvement in mood and a general sense of wellbeing. Symptom relief lasted about 8-10 hours for most of us, which is again comparable to other oral forms of CBD.
Best used for
As a long-acting systemic product, we really like these gummies for all-day symptom relief. These gummies make a good “maintenance dose” to keep symptoms in check in the background with minimal dosing. For mild symptoms or things like immune boosting or athletic recovery, this is the perfect dosage strength and form for effective results.