Cannabinoid and different types of gummies have become a mainstay in the Cannabinoid industry since their introduction in 2012. According to a recent survey by Grandview Research, 62% of those surveyed say they are satisfied with CBD gummies. This study shows just how preferred gummies are over other ingestible CBD.
But how do you choose with the increasing number of gummy options available today? More importantly, what will you recommend to your patients?
In this quick and easy read, we’ll break down the most common types of gummies in the market today and the benefits of each one.
History of CBD Gummies
CBD gummies were initially launched following the popularity of gummy vitamins in 2012. Before, gummy vitamins were only marketed to children, but this changed in the early 2010s. Vitamin-infused gummies became a popular method of taking supplements. This trend carried over to the Cannabinoid industry, with many companies developing their own CBD-based gummy supplements.
CBD Gummies today come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They can also be found in different flavors, from tropical fruits to seasonal berries.
Why Are Gummies Popular?
Aside from the colorful appearance of this cannabinoid-filled morsel, there are three main reasons why people prefer CBD gummies over other edibles.
They Taste Great
That’s not to say that oils and tinctures don’t taste good. But, there is something satisfying about a chewy morsel your patients can eat, like candy before or after meals. CBD gummies, like gummy candy, can be flavored with almost any flavoring. This versatility makes them the perfect base for any CBD benefit.
Another reason most adults aged 18 to 30 prefer gummies is the intake method, unlike capsules which trigger the emotion of taking medicine. Or tinctures that have to be dropped under the tongue. CBD gummies can be taken just like any food or snack. This makes the whole ingestion process palatable and even rewarding at times if the gummy is flavored well.
Gummies carry with them the image of candy. This whole perspective of a treat instead of a mandatory health supplement impacts how people view it. Aside from treats like images, they are easy to incorporate into any routine. People can pack them into heat-resistant containers and carry them anywhere. Gummies also come in pre-measured doses removing the need to determine how much a person needs to take manually.
Ingredients Used in CBD Gummies
Gummies are made up of either gelatin or pectin. This base ingredient will be mixed with cannabinoid extracts and other beneficial ingredients to create CBD gummies. Stirling Professional prefers using pectin over gelatin because it is vegan and can withstand high temperatures. Since it can stand heat longer, there are lesser instances of gummies melting during delivery.
Essential ExtractsCannabinoid compounds are just a few of the ingredients added to the gummy base. Medicinal extracts like those from Ashwagandha, chamomile, and others are also added for specialized gummies. These ingredients boost the health benefits of each gummy product, making them invaluable additions to any diet.
Lastly, no CBD gummy is complete without complementary flavors. These flavors come in a wide variety of tropical and seasonal options. Some flavors are a mix of various fruit flavors, making them more appealing to a broader audience.
Different Types of CBD Gummies
Before we break down the different types of gummies available, it’s crucial for you to learn one quick thing. This essential knowledge is familiar with the amount of cannabinoid compounds within a product. There are three types of formulations to choose from full spectrum, broad spectrum, and pure isolates.
Isolates are made up of only one cannabinoid compound, such as CBD isolates, CBN isolates, etc. The full spectrum contains almost all compounds, including THC, a psychoactive compound. The broad spectrum contains the same compounds as Full except THC.
Now with the formulations discussed, let’s discuss the different CBD gummy types.
These gummies are formulated to aid sleep and improve REM cycles in people. They are made with sleep-improving ingredients like chamomile and melatonin added to the CBD extract. These can be either in full or broad spectrum formulation.
Sleep gummies are great for helping tired muscles relax, reduce stress, and aid in getting better sleep. These benefits are great for patients who are having trouble sleeping. Stirling Professional offers two types, the delta 8 and delta 9 sleep gummies.
These gummies are formulated to help people be more active and energized regardless of date and time. They contain CBD mixed with other energy-boosting ingredients such as caffeine and ginseng. These can be created as full or broad spectrum and are perfect for patients who are always low on energy.
Stirling’s energy gummies are created with green coffee beans mixed with Vitamin B12 and Coenzyme Q10.
These are created to boost the immune system of people who take them. Formulated with ingredients like Black Elderberry, Echinacea, Zinc, and vitamin C, these gummies will help improve the immunity of people who take them. This makes them perfect for patients who are born with weak immune resistance or those whose health has seen a dip due to age.
Stirling’s CBD immunity gummies contain nine potent ingredients which can keep your patients energized throughout the day.
Created with ingredients to help the mind focus. These gummies are great for patients with busy work schedules, students studying for exams, and generally anyone who needs to keep their mind on one thing—typically made with ingredients like guarana, green tea, and caffeine. These keep the mind from distractions and allow for increased productivity.
Formulated with ingredients to help lower stress levels and calm the nerves. These gummies are made with relaxation-inducing ingredients like chamomile and Ashwagandha. They are suitable for patients who need to relax or live high-stress lifestyles.
How To Recommend the Right Gummy For Your Patients
You need to consider three things when recommending CBD gummies to your patients. These considerations are their needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Your Patient’s Needs
The first priority in deciding what to recommend to your patients is their needs. If your patient has trouble sleeping, then sleep gummies would be a good product to suggest. Are they having both sleeping and focusing difficulties? Then recommending a mix of both would be the appropriate solution.
Your Patient’s Lifestyle
Second thing to consider is their lifestyle. Certain formulations, like full spectrum, are not for everybody. If your patient needs a drug test, then products with zero THC will fit their lifestyle.
Your Patient’s Budget
Last to consider is your patient’s budget. How much are they willing to spend on CBD gummies? If your patient has more than one need to be met, are they up for regularly buying the product?
These three considerations help you decide how to endorse CBD gummies. For patients that are tight on the budget, you can offer them lower prices through your wholesale privileges if you are a registered Stirling Professional partner.
CBD gummies have come a long way from what they initially were in the early 2010s. Now they come in different forms, flavors, and shapes. Providing solutions to problems like sleep, focus, immunity, and many others.
Being knowledgeable about them will help you give informed suggestions to your patients. Understanding that product endorsement goes beyond just simple presentation. Due diligence is needed in order to suggest something that not only aids in one aspect but adds value to their life in the future.