If you want to try CBD, but don't know where to start, one of the easiest ways to introduce this incredible phytonutrient into your daily health routine is with our delicious CBD fruit chews.
Welcome to the most fun and pleasurable way to take CBD yet. Ananda CBD gummies are vegan, precision-dosed, and made with all-natural and organic ingredients. Each gummy is a glistening half-dome about the size of a nickel and comes in mango, strawberry, and blueberry.
Remember that you may feel lighter or delayed effects when you take edible CBD rather than sublingual (under-the-tongue, e.g. a tincture). This is because sublingual administration allows CBD to enter the bloodstream faster. 
Due to ‘first-pass metabolism,’ it can take as long as an hour or two before gummies start working their magic. 
Life Pro Tip: Take a CBD gummy before bed and let the time-release benefits work for you through the night.
The Ananda Difference
Ananda CBD gummies stand in a league of their own thanks to our proprietary infusion process that guarantees precision, consistent dosages on every gummy - no more wondering if you’re going to start tripping on your way to work from unevenly dosed products.
We are passionate about not only your health but the planet’s, too - which is why our gummies are made with all-natural and organic ingredients and sealed in EcoPure biodegradable packaging.
We went the extra mile with our triple-locked biodegradable childproof packaging for complete peace of mind.
Our guiltless ingredients:
- Ananda Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract
- Organic Sugar
- Organic Tapioca Syrup
- Potassium Sodium Tartrate (Rochelle Salt)
- Citric Acid (natural preservative)
- Natural Flavoring
- MCT Oil
- Sodium Citrate (sodium salt of citric acid)
- Natural Colors (fruit & vegetable juice)
You won't find any high-fructose corn syrup, Red #40, Blue Lake #9, refined sugars, or other fillers in these gummies. Doing more harm than good with a 'health' product? That's silly.
Another problem with CBD gummies is that they are often ineffective, or effects are barely perceptible. Since there is not yet a regulatory body governing CBD production, it is common for manufacturers to take shortcuts.
Important criteria to keep in mind when searching for CBD gummies include:
- Proof of third-party lab testing (see our blog on Certificates of Analysis)
- Made with U.S.-grown hemp
- Contains no more than .3% THC
- Free of artificial colors/flavors, preservatives, and other chemicals
Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are federally legal, and Idaho remains the only exception to this (CBD must contain 0% THC). Cannabis-derived CBD products are federally illegal - but legal under some state laws. Please see our blog on the legal status of CBD for more info.
CBD Gummies vs. Edibles
Edibles generally refers to a Rice Krispy treat, gummy, etc., mixed with THC for medicinal or recreational Cannabis.
Before states began to legalize Cannabis, edibles were notoriously inconsistent, often being far too strong for the user’s tolerance. But, of course, the fault isn’t all on the user - it can take over two hours for the full effects of an edible to kick in, causing people to eat more after waiting a short time as they think they’ve underdosed - queue horror story.
Fortunately, CBD Gummies are nothing of the sort. Not only do we use proprietary infusion technology to ensure a consistent dose on every single gummy, but we also utilize Ananda Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract - certified to contain zero detectable THC (batch specific Certificates of Analysis available on product page).
Full vs. Broad Spectrum Gummies
These two types of CBD are very similar - the main difference being that Broad Spectrum CBD contains zero THC.
Both Full and Broad Spectrum Extracts begin at our farm using organic growing practices. Then, after harvest, we bring our hemp to our LEED Platinum Certified Extraction Facility in Georgetown, KY.
Utilizing in-house ethanol extraction technology, we pull the entire array of cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other nutritious compounds without altering the oil's integrity. A gentle evaporation process yields the 'golden oil' rich in health-promoting sustenance - this is where the two types of CBD diverge on their path.
We take the golden oil and put it through centrifugal chromatography - a fancy phrase for spinning the oil at high speeds and 'catching' the THC in special receptacles. The result? The Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract within each delicious Ananda gummy.
Will CBD Gummies make me feel high?
That is an easy no (at least for Ananda CBD Gummies). We provide batch-specific Certificates of Analysis for each batch of gummies, proving the absence of any detectable THC.
Common sensations with Ananda’s gummies are elation, deep relaxation, and relief. See our reviews for yourself.
Will CBD Gummies show up on a drug test?
Most likely not. But (and it’s a big but) it is technically possible. It depends on a few variables, such as:
- Personal Physiology
- Amount of gummies used/for how long
- Drug test variables (hair/saliva/urine/blood, different manufacturers/detection thresholds/derivatization agents)
Please see our blog on CBD and drug testing for more information.
How many gummies should I take?
This is no easy question to answer. To put it simply, start with half or one gummy, wait a couple of hours, and see how you feel - then go from there. Each gummy is 15mg of Full Spectrum CBD - industry standards suggest ~25mg twice a day for newcomers.
We’ve gone to great lengths to put together the most comprehensive resource available on CBD dosage - find it here.
CBD Gummy Side Effects
If millennia of human use with no fatalities wasn’t evidence enough, years of clinical research have confirmed what we knew all along - hemp and Cannabis (and the cannabinoids inside them) are incredibly safe.
Although CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions in a small group of people.
Side effects noted in studies include:
- Changes in mood, appetite, and weight
- Loose stools
- Dry mouth
- Stomach upset
Please note that side effects from CBD are infrequent and are generally easy to avoid by using a reasonable dose and being aware of any contraindications. Possible contraindications for taking CBD include those who are:
- Trying to conceive
- Experiencing liver problems
- Taking prescription drugs
- Have low blood pressure
These situations do not automatically disqualify someone from taking CBD. Everybody is different, and it’s important to use CBD Gummies consciously.
Please do not substitute any current medications or prescriptions with CBD unless it is with a medical professional's approval.
What is CBD?
CBD or ‘cannabidiol’ is a lot like THC. It is a cannabinoid, a group of 150+ compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. However, CBD is distinct from THC in a variety of ways:
- Does not directly stimulate the CB1 receptor (which leads to downregulation)
- Free of side effects like anxiety, paranoia, etc.
In recent years, countless clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of CBD as an alternative treatment to many chronic health challenges thought before to be untreatable.
This is in large part because human beings are in a cannabinoid crisis. ‘Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency’ (CECD) is a medical term describing the body’s inability to manufacture enough endocannabinoids to maintain homeostasis (balance). 
Yup, the human body makes its very own cannabinoids, just like the ones found in hemp and Cannabis. Anandamide is the most well-known and studied endocannabinoid (‘endo’ from Greek ‘endon’ or ‘within’), but there are several others.
What is incredible (and mysterious) about CBD is that although it doesn’t stimulate CB1 receptors directly, it affects virtually every aspect of our physiology and neurochemistry, having effects on:
- GPR55 Receptors
- TRPV1 Receptors
- Glycine Receptors
- Mu and Delta Opioid Receptors
Please Note: Not all CBD is created equal. True Full Spectrum CBD contains hundreds of phytonutrients and an array of cannabinoids; many of these nutrients are exclusive to hemp (like Cannflavin A & B, 30x the potency of aspirin.). 
The Bottom Line
There’s a million and one options for CBD gummies these days - we hope you feel empowered in your journey, and give us a chance to delight your entire family with the premium quality of our gummies.
To your health and happiness, always!