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Best CBD Gummies for Pain: 2021’s Buyer’s Guide

CBD gummies are not only delicious, but can be an easy way to combat pain.

It is often difficult for one to know where to begin on their journey of a CBD oil regimen. There are many factors to consider in finding the best one that suits your needs. From what CBD oil strength to use, which brand to purchase from, how much to take, etc. Nowadays, we have diverse options when it comes to CBD, making your experience that much easier. CBD gummies are one variation that has been recently spreading in popularity due to their amazing taste and convenience.

Face it – gummies are yummies! And they’re by far the most fuss-free CBD consumables on the market. They’re unobtrusive (keep a pack in your pocket or handbag), totally acceptable to use in public (who’s going to know, right?!), and quick-acting against pain when you need it most.

This is but one case study among many that sing the praises of CBD Gummies and their healing effects on conditions mainstream medicine struggles to find answers for.

Here are a couple of REALLY reputable brands that stock EXCELLENT gummies for pain relief.

The Best CBD Gummies for Pain Relief

  1.  Fab CBD Chews – High Quality
  2.  Cheef Botanicals – Most Potent
  3.  Medterra CBD Gummies – Best for Daytime
  4.  CBDistillery – THC-Free Gummies
  5.  CBDfx – Best Variety of Flavors

Now, let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we?!

#1. Fab CBD Chews – Highest Quality

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They’ve built a solid brand with great products and excellent customer service. Their reviews speak volumes.

Their gummies ticked all our boxes. They’re safe, as the lab tests will tell you. And they’re potent. Although he occasionally uses other gummies for different purposes, like sleep, for instance, the customer with the parachute accident swears by them.

Fab CBD hemp is organic and from Colorado. There’re a lot of full marks here – 100% for organic, 100% for natural, and 100% for GMO-free. They’re great for vegans, safe for those with underlying health issues (but do see your doctor if you’re not sure), and completely gluten-free.

These guys take regulations seriously. They stick to the law. This is good for the industry as a whole, and it also engenders a whole lot of trust.

As many full marks as they got, they also scored a whole bunch of zeros – but for all the right reasons. 0% pesticides used in cultivation, 0% heavy metals, 0% solvents, and 0% contaminants. That’s impressive.

The gummies have 25mg of isolate in them and no THC at all.

A Quick Overview:

Part of living with the effects of a chronic injury is difficulty exercising. This results in sprains, chronic muscle aches, and a greater propensity for other injuries. Healing times after vigorous exercise is also substantially longer.

Fab CBD’s chews are great for this. While they deal effectively with serious long-term pain, they also return the ability to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. And they’re great for mood too. Many users report a greater levity when they exercise and more fun staying healthy.

Potency

  • A 750mg container – 25mg per gummy.
  • Each container has 30 gummies (but you’ve already done the math on that one, right!?).

What’s in Them?

  • Sugar Cane – purely organic
  • Hemp extract – CBD isolate
  • Citric acid
  • Natural flavors and colors
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Pectin

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What Do the Gummies Taste Like?

These little ones taste great. Hop onto their website to see all the available flavors.

Where’s the Source?

About a mile above sea level in Colorado. And that’s prime hemp country.

What About Their Labs?

Certified and verified by ProVerde Labs in Massachusetts & Maine.

Do They Care?

Yeah, they do—a lot. If you’re unhappy with their gummies, you have 30 days to claim your money back.

How Much Is Their Shipping?

  • If your order is more than $89, you’ll pay nothing. Nada.
  • Locally, in the US of A, you’ll wait around 5 – 7 days for them to arrive.
  • If you order from abroad, it may take up to 4 weeks. And remember, once something crosses the border, it’s out of their control, so delays may happen.

How Much Do They Cost?

$59. The product is excellent, and the price is more than fair. 

#2. Cheef Botanicals Vegan Gummies – Potent Little Babies

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Cheef has painstakingly built a reputation for quality control, customer service, and absolute transparency. And they NEVER compromise on these.

Their hemp is 100% organic and hails from Colorado, like Douglas Fairbanks. It’s 100% dairy-free, 100% GMO-free, and 100% gluten-free.

The folks that started Cheef Botanicals pooled their 25 years of experience in well-being and nutrition to start Cheef, mainly because they firmly believe in cannabis’ ability to supercharge a healthy lifestyle.

The Cheef Botanicals gummies have no trace of THC and are made with broad-spectrum and full-spectrum extracts.

These au naturel treats also score zeros where it matters; they have 0% artificial flavorings, 0% artificial coloring (all color is derived from vegetables and fruit), 0% gelatin, 0% preservatives, 0% additives, and they’re completely vegan-friendly.

Cheef Botanicals gummies are non-psychotropic and ship across the USA – to all addresses in states where it is legal.

A Quick Overview:

Potency

  • 10mg per gummy in a 300g container.
  • 25mg per gummy in a 750g container.
  • 50mg per gummy in a 1500mg container.
  • 100mg per gummy in a 3000mg container.

And there are 30 gummies per container, but again my guess is you’ve already worked that out for yourself.

What’s in Them?

  • Vegetable and fruit concentrate for coloring (See? Organic!)
  • Full-spectrum CBD oil sans THC
  • Pectin
  • Rice syrup (organic again)
  • Water
  • Pectin
  • Citric acid
  • Spirulina
  • And all-natural flavoring from carrots, pumpkins, apples, and blackcurrants

If you want to check for yourself, you can do so here.

What Do the Gummies Taste Like?

These guys are creative with your taste buds. They have:

  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Orange

Where’s the Source?

About a mile above sea level in Colorado. And that’s prime hemp country.

What About Their Labs?

All their lab work is certified Cannasafe.

What About Their Extracts?

They’re all about full-spectrum blends without a trace of THC.

Do They Care?

Yup, they do! If you don’t like what you get, you can send it back to them. You have 30 days to do that.

BUT – only if you’ve used less than 30%.

And you’re going to have to fork out for the return shopping – that’s unless you received an incorrect order or damaged product. Only fair, right?

How About Their Shipping?

  • It takes them between 24 and 48 hours to process your order.
  • They’ll send it to you via priority mail – it’ll take around 3 days.
  • You’ll get a tracking code.
  • Standard shipping is free.
  • Priority mail will set you back around $7.50.
  • Sorry, folks, but US shipping only.

How Much Do They Cost?

  • A 300mg container will set you back $23.95 (that’s 8 cents a milligram).
  • A 750mg container is $44.95 (6 cents an mg).
  • A 1500mg container will cost you $84.95 (6 cents an mg).
  • A 3000mg container is $124.95 a pop (4 cents a milligram).

And Then There Are Bundle Offers!

  • 3 x 300mg containers for $64.67 (7 cents a milligram).
  • 3 x 750mg containers for $121.37 (5 cents a milligram).
  • 3 x 1500mg containers for $229.37 (5 cents a milligram).
  • 3 x 3000mg for $337.37 (around 4 cents a milligram).

#3. Medterra CBD Gummies – Best for Daytime

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The Medterra gummies are a staple for many users during the day. The reason being, they take the pain away, but they also keep users alert and focused.

Before these specific gummies, people supplemented CBD with gallons of coffee to stay on top of their game. These little gummies negate the need for excessive caffeine intake!

Their CBD oils have been around for a while, so people may be familiar with the brand already.

The Medterra CBD gummies are fantastic, and the Medterra folks add a few (very healthy) things to spice up the experience. There’s Ginko Biloba extract that does wonders for the blood flow and general cognitive performance.

And no weird ingredients. Also, they’re vegan-friendly. So, if you have a vegan in your life, sharing is easy with these gummies.

The company itself is relatively small and based in Irvine, CA. It’s been running since 2017 and has become well known for safe, pure, potent, and top-quality products.

They’re also serious about business – they’ve managed to secure an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. Why’s this important, you ask? Because it means their customer service is top-notch (I can attest), and their processes and methodologies, both in science and business, are aimed at longevity. And that’s what we want in this industry.

A Quick Overview:

Potency

  • 25mg per gummy, 30 in a pack.

What’s in Them?

  • 25mg CBD isolate
  • 100mg Guarana
  • 100mg Green Tea
  • 50mg Ginkgo Biloba
  • Tapioca syrup
  • Raw sugar
  • DI Water
  • Citrus pectin
  • Natural flavor and color
  • Citric acid
  • Malic acid

What Do the Gummies Taste Like?

The taste is sort of tangy and smacks of citrus. They get high marks for taste specifically because there isn’t a trace of hemp aftertaste. And the texture is brilliant – softer and chewier than most others.

Where’s the Source?

All their hemp is grown in Kentucky.

What About Their Labs?

All their lab work is published on their website.

What About Their Extracts?

They’re all about full-spectrum blends.

Do They Care?

Yup, they do! If you don’t like what you get, you can send it back to them. You have 30 days to do that.

How About Their Shipping?

It’s free from orders worth $75 or more.

How Much Do They Cost?

$39.99 for a pack of 30 gummies.

#4. CBDistillery – THC-Free Gummies

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CBDistillery built its business on the credo that CBD products should be affordable, high-quality, and accessible to all. Again, these folks are from Colorado, and they’ve managed to build one of the best brands in the market in a short period.

No gluten, no allergens, kosher, and vegan.

They’re well-certified across the board, and they adhere to the highest standards – those set by the US Hemp Authority and GMP, among others.

CBDistillery makes a range of THC-free gummies. These gems have 30mg of CBD isolate with natural fruit flavors. And the flavors are actually from fruit – they’re not cheap imitations.

A Quick Overview:

Potency

  • 25 pack – 30mg per gummy
  • 25 pack Night-time gummies – 30mg per gummy (these should be on your self-medication schedule if you have ANY sleep issues!)

What’s in Them?

The CBD gummies contain:

  • Tapioca syrup
  • Sugar
  • Pectin
  • Water
  • Hemp extract
  • Citric acid
  • Natural flavors
  • Coloring (from natural fruit and vegetable extracts)
  • Malic acid
  • Tapioca starch

The Night-time Gummies contain:

  • All of the above with 1.5mg of added melatonin.

What Do the Gummies Taste Like?

These are bliss!

  • Raspberry
  • Raspberry-lemon
  • Strawberry

Where’s the Source?

Colorado, USA.

What About Their Labs?

These guys are certified by ACS Laboratory in Florida.

Do They Care?

They do. But you have to return products within 7 days, and it has to be sealed to qualify for a replacement or refund.

They also only accept returns if:

  • The incorrect product was delivered.
  • The product was damaged during shipping.
  • There were problems with the delivery.

How Much Does Their Shipping Cost?

  • If your order is more than $75, it’s free.
  • Delivery time is around 3 – 5 days (US shipping only).
  • Priority Shipping cuts the delivery time down to about 2 – 3 days (USPS).

How Much Do They Cost?

Fifty-five bucks. Or $55.00. Whichever you prefer.

#5. CBDFx Gummies – Best Variety of Flavors

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The seed of the CBDfx business model was vaping products and accessories back in 2014. It has since grown into one of the largest CBD concerns globally.

Their concern for their product starts with the seed. They source only from the best hemp crops and only do pesticide-free, non-GMO and organic.

Their low-potency gummies are great if you’re only starting to get your feet wet with CBD products.

The sweets are vegan, free from artificial sweeteners, and the hemp that goes into them is guaranteed free from dangerous metals and pesticides. If you’ve stuck with this article up to now, you’ll understand why this is important.

CBDfx has a great variety, and I’ve tried them all! There’s regular, Turmeric, Spirulina, and Melatonin for sleep.

As far as their pain-numbing abilities are concerned, they’re great for that too, especially at night.

A Quick Overview:

Potency

  • All three variations have the same potency – 5mg per gummy.
  • They come in a 300mg bottle container, and a 40mg pouch.

What’s in Them?

In the regular range:

  • Organic sugar cane
  • Purified water
  • Cannabinoids
  • Hemp extract
  • Organic Agave syrup
  • Citric acid
  • Pectin
  • Trisodium citrate
  • Tomato Lycopene for coloring
  • All-natural flavorings

In the Turmeric and Spirulina range:

  • Exactly as above, but with Turmeric or Spirulina

Melatonin gummies for sleep:

  • Same as above, but with Melatonin to aid with restful sleep.

What Do the Gummies Taste Like?

A GREAT variety of flavors – check out the website!

Where Is the Source?

Southern California, Kentucky, and a few European farms.

What About Their Labs?

They’re covered by the white coats at BioCann Laboratories in Southern California, and CC Testing Labs, also in California.

Do They Care?

Indeed, they do! You have thirty days to return purchases, provided you haven’t opened or damaged or destroyed them in any way.

What About Their Shipping?

Free shipping as long as you’re in the USA. It takes between 5 and 10 working days. Faster shipping is available, but then you pay. And you only win around 3 days.

How Much Do They Cost?

  • 60 gummies in a bottle will set you back $49.99 (somewhere around 17 cents per milligram).
  • 8 gummies in a pouch will cost you $9.99 (that’s in the ballpark of 25 cents per milligram).

Why Is A Brand Deemed Reputable, and Why Is It Called Reliable?

This is actually a better question than most realize. In 2018 legislators finally passed the 2018 Farm Bill. And with it, we saw the birth of a whole industry.

Within weeks the CBD market started resembling the 1849 California gold rush.

Everybody who could lay their hands on a patch of arable land, a chemistry set, and a web designer, started growing hemp and producing and selling CBD products.

Fair enough.

But not every player had the know-how to produce top-quality CBD extracts. Very few knew how to negotiate the intricate web of good health-science that was suddenly required, and even fewer understood that the industry was no longer like a shady dealer on a dusky street corner.

Many of those who set out to mine the CBD hills with nothing but a bedpan and a basic knowledge of WordPress have fallen by the wayside. But many others of the bedpan-ilk simply upped their game. They still couldn’t care less about the customer, but they’re getting better at pretending.

There are still hordes of unscrupulous highwaymen around that will happily take your money and Yosemite Sam you in the process.

Let’s give you some valuable pointers to get you into some legitimate, reputable (there’s that word again), and reliable (and again) CBD brands and products.

To do this, we’ve:

  • Done email surveys with more than 11 000 readers – and based our findings on a staggering response rate of more than 50%.
  • Done a deep dive into the customer review sections of more than 20 manufacturers and retailers to see what people really say about them.
  • Sat back, took three to test every product ourselves.

So, we’ve done the legwork for you. More about that later.

Here are the questions we asked when we put together this review. They will definitely stand you in good stead in any future research you may want to do.

The industry is growing rapidly. New products are added to catalogs almost daily. As comprehensive as it tries to be, this article simply cannot cover the products that will be available in a few months from now. But the principles will still apply …

What’s in the Product?

What goes into a CBD product is as important as the ingredients of any other health supplement. And science plays a HUGE role here. We’re dealing with chemistry, after all. And not all chemical combinations play nicely together. Here’s how this works.

With a bit of know-how, manure can become a bomb. We hear stories of how people with chemistry know-how use fertilizer bombs for nefarious purposes all the time.

Without the know-how, those same components, if accidentally mixed together in the right quantities, would still be highly explosive, but any resulting explosion would be an accident. This we saw in Lebanon recently.

That’s chemistry. It works – when you intend for it to work, and when you don’t. It simply works. It’s a law of nature.

With the gummies, you don’t want the accidental chemical mishap, just like you don’t want the deliberate, cost-cutting chemical health hazard an unscrupulous CBD merchant may subject you to.

So, purity is a good word to find in product descriptions. Also, look out for words like “natural” and “pesticide-free.” Those are always good. Home-grown hemp a good one, because hemp grown in the USA is regulated.

When you look at the ingredient list of CBD gummies, other ingredients you should see are a carrier base, various herbals, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids.

How Effective Is It?

Higher potency means faster action and longer effect. You know yourself better than anybody else – so you are the only one who can decide on the potency that will best work for you.

If you’re unsure, consult a doctor.

And start slow. Gummies may resemble store-bought candy, but they pack a serious punch. It may catch you unawares if you’re not careful.

Where Does the Stuff Come From?

The source is important. The USA and Europe are safe because they’re regulated.

And legislation is important. It makes sure your gummies don’t contain toxic chemicals, excessive THC, contaminated chemicals, heavy metals, or any other nasties. That’s why source territories matter.

What Type of Extract Is on Offer?

This is a short answer. Isolates. Broad-spectrum. Full-spectrum. That’s pretty much it. Again, you know yourself; you know your needs. You’ll know what will work best for your body. The best way to make an informed decision is to read the merchant’s or manufacturer’s description.

The Lab Work

This one is key. Really it is. And it has been since the start of the industry. Companies enroll the services of independent laboratories and publish the results of those tests on their websites.

So, look out for manufacturers that make a song and dance of their lab tests and who publish their results without smears of white-out …

Shipping and Return Policies

Solid shipping and return policies are always a good indicator of their broader customer service commitment. And their broader customer service commitment, in turn, is an indicator of how much they care about their individual customers.

And how much they care about their respective customers is an indicator of how much they care about your health.

Price

Customers are spoiled for choice if they know where to look.

Always make sure you actually get what you pay for by reading reviews and comparing products and prices.

Reputation Is Everything

Reputable brands have a couple of things in common. Mostly (but not always), they’ve been around for a while. Their customers are loyal – this you can glean from the review sections on their websites.

Their deals and bundles are creative – which shows they listen and respond to customer needs. Their customer service is excellent – have a look at their reviews section again.

Those Infernal Testimonials

There was a time when a website owner could write and publish a hundred of their own reviews over a bottle of Jack on a Saturday night.

That’s no longer the case. The industry has evolved, as has the Internet.

Have a look for companies that use certified 3rd party review providers. Most reputable manufacturers and merchants in the CBD industry do.

How Many CBD Gummies Should You Take for Pain?

How long is a piece of string? Really, that’s what it boils down to. Some, like the customer with the parachute accident, whose pains and aches are often unbearable, would dose higher than a person with a mild toothache.

Also, physical fitness plays a part, as does weight. And general health. Too many factors to mention.

As a rule of thumb, remember two things if you’re starting out.

Firstly, see a medical practitioner. Your doctor should be your first port of call, especially if he or she knows your medical history well.

Secondly, start slow. Don’t be in any kind of hurry. Up the dose as you need it. Then up it again until you find the optimum intake that works for you and your body.

Also, spend some time on the manufacturers’ websites. Like the ones we tested and reviewed here, most of the good ones are aware of the conundrums their customers face. Many have dosage charts available to serve as a guide for first-time users and old hands alike.

That said, bear in mind that all kinds of other factors come into play.

  • Your age
  • The severity of your condition
  • Any mental conditions – these chemical imbalances need to be watched
  • The specific cannabis strain in the gummies you use
  • Your weight
  • And your sex (gender, not yes, please)

Most of the gummies are THC-free. So, there’s no sudden train smash in the making. Start with a low dose, measure the effect and the duration, and simply up your intake as necessary.

Patience is a virtue.

Our parachute customer is a good case in point. When he has a tough day pain-wise, he takes 100mg every four hours or so. On better days, he seldom takes more than 25mg every four hours. So, even though he’s used to them by now, it still varies according to how much pain he’s in, and how much he struggles to sleep because of it.

If you do this right and nail the dose, there are all kinds of bonuses that come into play.

Your immune system gets a boost. Your digestive system will thank you in more ways than one. No more nausea. Skin conditions will start clearing up. And that’s not even touching on what it does for stress and anxiety.

FAQs About CBD Gummies

1.   When Should I Take the Gummies for Pain?

The short answer is – when it hurts. When you hurt, take one immediately. If you’ve lived with chronic pain for some time, you’ll know when it’s about to hit you hard.

When you start feeling that come-on, even before it really hurts, take a gummy. That way, you may be able to ease the pain before it gets a foothold. Some gummies are specially formulated for sleep, so you can take them before bed to get a restful night of sleep.

2.   Will I Get High?

Alas, probably not. There’s no THC in the gummies, and the THC is what gives you the spin around the mental dancefloor with Mary Jane. So, no THC, no party.

So, The Verdict? Should You Buy CBD Gummies For Pain?

The customer reviews, and especially case studies like the one with parachute-guy, tell the story well. Many people live with chronic pain or lasting effects from accidents and general life mishaps. The consequences and effects make life unbearable for many people.

It inhibits the small things in life and makes them laborious, time-consuming, and just simply unbearable. Try taking a book from a high shelf when your back doesn’t work as it should. Or play with your kids when your back and knee are out of kilter. It doesn’t work.

People also feel the effects of these injuries and the chronic pain in the bedroom. So sex lives are affected.

Something as simple and joyous as jumping up and throwing your hands up in the air when your team scores can suddenly be painful and unpleasant because of chronic pain from an injury or health condition.

For those who report pain just always being there, these gummies are a profound restorer of lifestyle.

They are so effective at managing and controlling pain, that they put things back into users’ lives that may otherwise have been lost forever. The small joys. The simple pleasures.

This is not us saying so – this is from heartfelt reviews on the company websites, and from verified reports all over the Internet.

Everywhere you go, people are telling stories of how they have incorporated CBD Gummies into their lifestyles and how this changed their quality of life – COMPLETELY.

The industry, by all standards, is still young. And new products are being developed all the time. Who knows what we will see in online catalogs a year from now.

But this is for sure.

The CBD Gummies have already taken their rightful place as an enhancer of quality of life, a lifestyle supplement, and a fantastic health booster.

It’s hard, for many people, to imagine life without them. And we agree.

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