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CBD 101 – Different Types of CBD Gummies
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CBD 101 – Different Types of CBD Gummies

Are you new to CBD products? Or are you looking for a different CBD experience? So, whether you’re a newbie or not, you’ve probably heard of CBD gummies. This CBD 101 guide will review the different types of CBD gummies available in the market.

According to a recent survey by Grand View Research, CBD gummies are the preferred product by first-time buyers. With many types of gummies available in the market, how do you choose which one to pick? In this quick and easy read, we’ll go over the common types and what benefits you can get from them.

Key Takeaways:

  • History of CBD Gummies
  • What makes gummies great
  • Common ingredients of gummies
  • Different types of CBD gummies

History of CBD Gummies

When CBD was launched, the first available products consumers could get were oils and tinctures. As years passed, CBD companies decided to create other products which would entice a broader audience to try Cannabinoid products.

Enter gummies into that harsh competitor. Gummy candies were introduced in the late 1920s. Meanwhile, gummy vitamins for adults hit the market in 2012. The trend of making supplements palatable eventually carried over to CBD products.

Today, CBD gummies, in all their flavorings, are one of the most popular variants of cannabinoid-centric goods. According to Grandview Research, gummies accounted for 90.2% of the CBD sold in 2020.

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What Makes CBD Gummies Great?

  • Taste
  • Mode of intake
  • Convenience

1) Taste

One of the critical reasons for gummy popularity is the taste. Unlike other methods like tinctures and capsules, they can pack a lot of flavors in just one gummy piece. They can be infused with terpenes or incorporated with various fruit flavors. This versatility makes them the perfect base for product development.

2) Mode of Intake

When gummies were first introduced in the 1920s, they were marketed to kids. The chewable consistency makes it easy for kids to eat them. This same attribute carries over to CBD gummies developed for adults.

Chewy edible gummies are the perfect choice for people who dislike capsules or tinctures.

3) Convenience

CBD gummies come in pre-measured doses. This makes monitoring your intake of the gummies less troublesome compared to tincture. Aside from the dosage, CBD gummies look identical to most gummy vitamins. This appealing look can make taking CBD sticky a treat.

Ingredients Used in CBD Gummies

There are three main ingredients used in making gummies:

  1. Pectin or gelatin
  2. Cannabinoid compounds
  3. Flavoring

Pectin or gelatin is the base used in any gummy. Pectin is Stirlings’ preferred choice as they are vegan and more heat-resistant. Cannabinoid compounds like CBD, CBN, CBGA, CBDA, and even small amounts of THC are added to the base. Other ingredients are added to help stabilize the mixture. Flavorings like fruit are added to give gummies their great taste.

What Are The Types of CBD Gummies

There are different types of CBD gummies available in the market today. Some are made from CBD isolates. Others have more than one compound incorporated into the base. Below we’ll go over some of the typical types available for you.

Gummies By Spectrum 

  • Full Spectrum
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Isolate

Full Spectrum 

Are gummies containing nearly all of the cannabinoid compounds? These compounds include CBD, CBGA, CBDA, CBN, and THC. These also have other beneficial ingredients added to them. Other added ingredients are arnica, melatonin, chamomile, and many others.

Full-spectrum gummies have all the health benefits of CBD and other cannabinoid compounds.

Below are some examples of full-spectrum gummies:

(insert energy and immunity gummies)

Broad Spectrum

These gummies are similar to Full Spectrum ones. They contain a lot of cannabinoid compounds except for THC. These also include other ingredients to help boost the health benefit.

Unlike Full Spectrum, these have lower risks of causing any feeling of lightheadedness since they contain no THC.

Below are examples of broad-spectrum gummies:

(insert CBD Gummy Drops)


The last type by spectrum is CBD isolates. These gummies are pure CBD with no other Cannabinoid compounds in the mix.

Gummies By Formulation

Delta 8 Gummies

Delta 8 THC is a gummy that contains Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol. This compound is a milder cousin to the famous Delta-9 THC, which has psychoactive effects on people who take it.

Once ingested, it gives a mild fuzzy and euphoric feeling to people. This calming feeling is why many take Delta 8 gummies for relaxation.

Delta 9 Gummies

Delta 9 gummies are well known for their tetrahydrocannabinol content. THC is a compound found in the Cannabis plant that causes people a “high” feeling. In the US, legal products contain only 0.3% THC; anything beyond that is illegal.

Gummies containing Delta 9 THC can improve relaxation and stress levels and boost mood.

According to benefit

  • Sleep
  • Immunity
  • Energy
  • Focus


Sleep Gummies

CBD sleep gummies are specifically designed to help improve sleep. They can be full spectrum or broad spectrum in the formulation and contain other sleep-promoting herbs. For example, Stirling’s Sleep gummy selection contains CBN aside from CBD.

These are usually taken before bedtime to help the body and brain relax and calm down.

Energy Gummies

Energy-boosting CBD gummies are formulated to help consumers stay energized throughout the day. They are full-spectrum or broad-spectrum gummies with added natural ingredients that promote energy.

For example, Stirling’s energy gummies have green coffee beans, vitamin B12, and CoQ10. Each of the ingredients works together to produce a positive effect on the person taking the gummies.

Immunity Gummies

Like energy gummies, immune-boosting gummies are formulated to help improve the overall health of a person’s immune system. These gummies are primarily complete or broad spectrum and have other potent ingredients. For example, it can contain Zinc, Black Elderberry, and Echinacea.

The ones mentioned are just some of the immunity-enriching ingredients added to these gummies to make them more effective.

Focus Gummies

These gummies are formulated to help adults improve their focus. Aside from CBD, many of these gummies contain natural ingredients with a recognized impact on boosting focus.

For example, it can contain things like L-theanine, guarana, and green tea. These additional ingredients and cannabinoid compounds have been studied for their effects on increasing productivity and cognitive enhancement.

Calming Gummies

The last type of CBD gummy in this list is calming or relaxing gummies. These contain CBD, often mixed with other Cannabinoids and herbs. Power ingredients like Ashwagandha and Chamomile help your nerves calm down and relax.

The mix of Cannabinoid compounds and nature’s relaxing plants are formulated to help you stay calm and mellow out.


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How do you pick the right gummy for you?

When it comes to picking a gummy product for you, you need to consider only three things:

  • Your needs – what area of your life needs improvement now? If you’re having trouble sleeping, sleep gummies maybe your product.
  • Your lifestyle – certain products will result in a positive drug test. If your job requires regular drug tests, it’s best to steer clear of any product with THC.
  • Your budget – how much will you pay for a CBD bottle? Can you afford to buy the product regularly?


Many types of CBD gummies are available in the market today—each with different benefits and formulations to suit any individual. Being familiar with each one and understanding your lifestyle needs will help you pick the right CBD gummy for your situation. After all, the outcomes you will see in your life will depend on your CBD choice today.


Are you looking for more information? Feel free to chat with our live support today. Our ever-responsive customer team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

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Joe Kryszak
A leader in the Hemp Industry since 2014, Joe has been at the forefront of the Hemp Industry's innovation and growth. He is passionate about creating an atmosphere of collaboration and education in the Hemp Industry through the growth of Stirling Oils. Prior to this, Joe led strategic growth teams and initiatives at HP, Lenovo, and Amazon. With a degree from SDSU and an MBA from Pepperdine, Joe guided numerous businesses beyond the $1b threshold.

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