As part of the team at The Bluntness, I’m pretty lucky to consistently receive a variety of CBD and THC products to test and review. I can also attest that not all products are created equal. To help our loyal readers make more informed choices, we’re introducing a monthly Gummy Power Ranking, where we will identify a few products that are worthy of your time and taste buds.
We’ll be the guinea pig so you don’t have to. Each month, we’ll give you our top Gummy Power Ranking in the categories of Effectiveness, Taste and Innovation.
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Effectiveness: Vena CBD
We’re longtime fans of Vena CBD’s products and continue to be surprised that a brand launched by Bravo TV reality star Tamra Judge is of such high quality. This is not a knock on co-founder Tamra Judge, but many of us at The Bluntness have worked in entertainment for decades and many cannabis brands attached to celebrities are not always the best of the best. We are happy to report this is not the case here.
Lights Out Extra Strength Sleep gummies had me knocked out and dreaming within 30 minutes. This is a major feat for me. Regardless of how tired I am, I am often a victim of remembering everything I still need to achieve for the day once my head hits the pillow. Anxiety sets in, followed by hours of tossing and turning. Lights Out Extra Strength has fixed that.
The caveat is that I do find I need a solid eight hours of sleep or I drag the next morning.
Taste: Five (1), Feals (2)
Five has cracked the code on creating a product worthy of your hard earned money. Their full spectrum gummies don’t have any of that tangy weed gummy aftertaste. The featured flavors - and our favorite - are the series of sours: Sour Blue Razz, Sour Redberry, Sour Orange and Sour Lemon. Each actually tastes like a delicious candy. No need to keep a chaser close by with this product!
In addition to the superior taste, Five’s CBD+THC gummies contain the highest quality CBD+THC extracts with up to 6x the minor cannabinoids of similar brands. We were able to take these during the day without feeling “high” or buzzed.
A close second to Five on the taste scale is Feals. If you’re into orange creamsicles, this product is for you. Feals markets a bright, citrusy flavor, but we got creamsicle. The microdose gummies mirror vitamin gummies without the sugar coating, providing a truly enjoyable experience that sets itself apart from competitors. You can’t go wrong with Feals CBD gummies.
Medterra’s line of gummies is the first we’ve received that really showcases the other cannabinoids featured in the plant and combines these with other proven plant-derived compounds. Their Relax Now gummy utilizes CBG, and a proprietary blend of l-theanine, skullcap and GABA, all known to help quiet the mind.
We also sampled their Fast Asleep product that is created from CBN, melatonin, l-theanine and passion flower. We found their fast-acting claim to be true, starting to feel calm and falling asleep within 10-15 minutes. The difference with these products versus the Vena full spectrum gummies is there was no grogginess or dragging the next day. You can take this gummy, get a solid night sleep and wake up ready to go the next morning.
Medterra gets bonus points from me on their packaging. As a marketer, I enjoyed the care that was put into everything from the box the product arrived in to the label itself. We noticed a bit of improvement and reduction in overall inflammation, experiencing less headaches and body aches while taking these products daily.
Kudos to the brand for staying committed to quality ingredients.
Honorable Mention: Apollo CBD
Apollo’s D9 CBD + THC gummy is a powerful product with a good taste (minimal aftertaste) and is available at an affordable price. We’re still a little leary of products with any of the Delta Tetrahydrocannabinols but in trying Apollo, we felt the effectiveness of the product and know that there are many who need the healing properties at a good price point. The brand features a variety of products worth trying thanks to their 30-day money back guarantee.
Do you have recommendations on products we should test next? Leave us a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about your favorite products. The key to finding the right product for you is to test based on your desired outcome. Happy testing!