Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
As soon as you open the jar for Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies for Sleep, you’re hit with a delightfully fruity and subtly earthy scent.
The citrusy smell is pungent and noticeable, and makes the gummies feel like a fun, sweet treat before bedtime.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
These gummies are flavored naturally, sweetened with tapioca syrup and beet sugar, with organic fruit and vegetable juice added for color. The packaging says the Sleep variety is raspberry flavored, and the taste lives up to the marketed expectations.
The gummies are sweet and slightly tart, and not as earthy as one might expect hemp extract-infused gummies to taste. There is no noticeable aftertaste, either, making them an enjoyable way to get a nightly dose of plant-based cannabinoids as well as melatonin.
While this sweet treat can be tempting for kids, parents can keep these supplements around the house with peace of mind: Charlotte’s Web equips their jars with a child-proof lid.
Charlotte’s Web Gummies are gooey and chewy – exactly how you want your gummies to be, only softer than Sour Patch Kids and uniquely cube shaped. They have no sugary coating, making them less harsh on the palette than the comparable sour gummy worms, but they’re just as fun to eat.
They don’t get stuck in your teeth like some gummies do, and they can also withstand their shape and texture in high levels of heat without melting.
One gummy candy tends to do the job, making them an enjoyable and discreet way to take CBD in public.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
Each serving (2 gummies) is equipped with 20 mg hemp extract (10 mg phytocannabinoids minimum) and 3 mg melatonin. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in your body that promotes sleep, making these gummies suitable only in a bedtime routine.
Charlotte’s Web Gummies use full-spectrum hemp extract, which has over 80 phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), are naturally occurring chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, and they offer an array of medical benefits. There are also added terpenes and flavonoids in the gummies, which give them a unique profile of flavors, scents, and effects.
The directions say to take two gummies 30 minutes before bed, which is a fair and accurate dosage. While one gummy may be efficient for some users, we found that it was not enough to help with restlessness, or it didn’t keep users asleep all night long.
When taking two gummies, however, in 30 minutes to an hour you peacefully slip into a deep, restful sleep for eight hours. You also don’t feel groggy in the morning, which can happen with some users who take just melatonin supplements.
Best Used For
Because of the added melatonin paired with the natural relaxing powers of phytocannabinoids such as CBD, these gummies should only be taken before bed. The label on the jar explicitly states that melatonin may cause drowsiness and to not drive or operate machinery after taking the gummies.
While CBD itself does not make users sleepy, it has been found that the root cause of man sleep disorders is typically due to other disorders, such as anxiety, joint pain, or PTSD which are all conditions that CBD helps manage. The full-spectrum hemp extract, paired with the natural hormone melatonin, helps to make these gummies the perfect natural solution for individuals with issues falling or staying asleep.
Best Used With (Complimentary Product)
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies come in three varieties. In addition to Sleep, they are also available in Calm and Recovery. While Sleep gummies are a great addition to a bedtime routine, the Calm gummies are a great way to ensure a smooth start to every morning. The Recovery gummies, on the other hand, make for a great post-workout sweet treat. You can use all three for a total-body, day-long system of natural relief.
We suggest taking one of each every day – Calm in the morning, Recovery post-workout, and Sleep at night. It is impossible to overdose on CBD, but it is also important to test what works for your body and to increase doses only as appropriate.
You can take two of any kind of Charlotte’s Web gummy variety as needed. For example, if you find yourself feeling anxious during the day, try taking two Calm gummies and one of the Recovery and Sleep as needed. Find the balance that works for you and adjust as necessary.
Each jar contains 60 gummies, each with 5 mg of phytocannabinoids, totaling 300 mg of CBD more or less in every jar. At $54.99 per jar, you’re looking at about $0.18 per mg of CBD, or about $0.92 per gummy.
Compared with Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies, the Charlotte’s Web gummies are relatively fairly priced for what you’re getting. While Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies are about $1.65 per gummy, they also contain 15 mg of CBD – though they don’t have the additional benefits that the melatonin offers.
If you’re looking for a product to act specifically as a natural sleep aid, Charlotte’s Web Gummies for Sleep are a fairly priced choice.
While CBD gummies are becoming increasingly popular, what sets Charlotte’s Web gummies apart is their dedication to quality standards. They carry a seal of approval from the U.S. Hemp Authority – their hemp is non-GMO, subject to rigorous soil testing, and plants are tended by hand.
Charlotte’s Web is also a member of the American Herbal Products Association, and they regularly test their water sources. Hemp also contains no more than 0.3% THC, the phytocannabinoid that gets users “high”, meaning their products are legal in all 50 states.
Charlotte’s Web has stated that they test their hemp every five days during harvest season to ensure that every product meets their strict quality standards. They strive for consistency, and products are manufactured in an FDA-regulated facility. You can find lab results on their website by entering your specific batch number here, or by emailing or calling customer service.
Even more, the company was awarded a 98.9% rating in a voluntary audit of current Good Manufacturing Practices. Rest assured, Charlotte’s Web offers nothing but the highest quality hemp extract products on the market.
Plant-Based Cannabinoids + Melatonin
No sweets before bed is usually a good idea. But with Charlotte’s Web™ Sleep gummies, you can make an exception. Packed with a blend of hemp’s naturally occurring and beneficial phytocannabinoids and melatonin, these bite-sized chews ease and calm you into blissful slumber. Get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up rested and ready for a new day. Talk about pretty sweet.
Gluten Free, Non GMO, and Vegan.
10 mg Plant-Based Cannabinoids per serving
60 Raspberry Flavor Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies
Serving Size: 2 gummies (8 g)
Servings Per Container: 30
Total Carbohydrate: 6g, 2%*
Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%*
Total Sugar: 3 g**
Incl. 3 g Added Sugars: 6%*
Sodium: 10 mg, <1%*
Hemp Extract: 20 mg**
[Minimum naturally occurring total phytocannabinoids, 10 mg]
Melatonin: 3 mg**
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
Adults: Take two gummies 30 minutes before bed.
Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
Melatonin may cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking this supplement. Not intended for use by children.
Keep out of reach of children. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.