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Hemp Gummies vs CBD Gummies: What’s the Difference? 

Hemp Gummies vs CBD Gummies: What’s the Difference? 

Feb 01, 2022

Much of the confusion when it comes to hemp gummies vs CBD gummies is just a product of lack of marketing clarity in the CBD industry.

Generally, hemp gummies are actually CBD gummies (not all), but are labeled so that a company can market them in places like Amazon, which don’t allow the product to say “CBD” on it. Receptra’s CBD gummies are quite the opposite and are clearly labeled. Our CBD rest gummies clearly contain 25mg of full spectrum CBD and 3mg of CBN per gummy which may prevent us from entering some e-commerce channels, but allows us to be clear about what our products contain.

What to look for when purchasing CBD Gummies

There are big discrepancies across the industry when it comes to CBD quality and potency. One of the first things you want to look for when choosing CBD gummies is the amount of CBD each gummy contains. Many companies sell their gummies at a low cost, but they may only contain 7mg of CBD. Most gummies on the market contain 10mg of CBD per gummy. Receptra’s Serious Rest CBD Gummies for Sleep contain 25mg of CBD per gummy and Serious Relief CBD Gummies for Pain contain 33mg of CBD per gummy. If you cannot easily find the amount of CBD in the gummy on the label, you may want to put that bottle down and move on to the next.

If you are looking for vegan-friendly CBD gummies, make sure to check if the company has used gelatin or pectin. Pectin CBD gummies, like Receptra’s are also kosher and only have one gram of sugar per gummy.

Third-party testing is a must for absolutely every CBD product you purchase. The FDA does not currently regulate CBD and therefore companies have to be accountable. Receptra’s third-party testing results are easily accessible by scanning the QR code on every product.

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil Controversy

Hemp gummies vs CBD gummies is not the only concern when it comes to determining which product actually contains what you are looking for. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are both derived from the hemp plant, but not the same parts. CBD oil is extracted from the areal parts of the plant such as flowers and leaves. It can also come from stalks and stems in smaller amounts.

Hemp seed oil comes from just the seeds and no other parts of the plant, which means it does not have the same cannabinoid composition as CBD oil and has completely different benefits for the body. Hemp extract is a more common and accurate description of the raw oil used in high-quality hemp CBD products. If your gummies just say "hemp gummies," it is important that you do some extra research to make sure they actually mean hemp extract or CBD and not just hemp seed oil.