There is an overwhelming variety of CBD edibles available across the United States, but the overwhelming majority of them are not vegan-friendly. Gummies are treats that can become over-processed and over-loaded with a variety of additives you weren’t looking for when you first started taking CBD. However, they are especially convenient for discreet dosing throughout your day. That’s why more manufacturers are coming out with CBD gummy recipes that are vegan so that they can meet the wide variety of common dietary restrictions. But not all vegan CBD edibles are made the same and there are a few other factors you should consider when choosing your first vegan CBD snack.
The most common CBD edibles include CBD gummies, but often gummies are made with a wide variety of ingredients that could contain animal byproducts. Gummies are also some of the easiest CBD edibles for manufacturers to make and for consumers to take. Each CBD gummy normally contains five to ten milligrams of CBD each, making micro-dosing and finding the right dose for you especially easy. Additional CBD edibles are being created every day though, and they range from baked goods, candy, drinks, and chocolate to name a few.
The key to making a CBD edible vegan is by not using any animal byproducts, which can be more difficult to achieve than you might think. For example, the main ingredient in a lot of gummies is gelatin, which does contain animal parts. Manufacturers are beginning to look for alternatives though, such as agar though. With veganism growing leaps and bounds in popularity, CBD edible manufacturers have to adapt to the needs of a growing population. By making their products vegan, they are also contributing less to greenhouse gas emissions and reducing their carbon footprint too. And reducing the impact on the environment goes very nicely with the positive impact’s hemp can have on the environment.
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in plants, including hemp plants. So, therefore we can assume that CBD is indeed vegan. Its scientific name is cannabidiol, and this compound is extracted with one of two methods in order to make CBD products. The first method is using a solvent to soak the hemp plant material in to extract CBD and other natural compounds such as terpenes. The second method is solventless but still produces the same full-spectrum extract as the solvent-based method.
You may already be convinced to give vegan CBD edibles a try, even if you aren’t vegan. Eating vegan can provide you with all-natural ingredients to snack on. And when it comes to vegan CBD edibles, there are five that we recommend trying first.
These gummies can help you fight the Monday morning blues. Sunday Scaries’ Vegan AF CBD gummies pack 10 mg of CBD in each gummy. They are also, you guessed it, vegan “AF”. Each bottle of gummies offers 200 mg of hemp CBD isolate, as well as Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12. They have a more unique, gumdrop shape and soft texture, with the taste of tart fruit. The ingredients to note include organic sugar, corn syrup, modified food starch, citric acid, and natural and artificial flavors.
If you would prefer to play it safe when it comes to vegan CBD edibles, then CBD tea is a great product to explore. Honey Pot’s teas are 100 percent plant-based and contain 25 mg of CBD per tea. Last we checked these teas were only available in California because they are not hemp-based. However, there are a lot of other CBD tea options available across the states.
Wana creates more the just CBD gummies, but their sour mango CBD variety is especially tasty and 100 percent vegan. These gummies have 20 mg of CBD per gummy and 200 mg CBD per bottle. The list of ingredients includes sugar, corn syrup, pectin, citric acid, natural flavoring and coloring, sodium citrate, and last but not least, industrial hemp oil extract. They can currently be found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon, but keep your eye out for them popping up in new states.
PureKana’s CBD gummies are extra potent, with 500 mg total of CBD included in each package. They are made with CBD isolate from hemp and are not only vegan but gluten-free and GMO-free as well. PureKana also provides third-party test results for their CBD products, which is a good standard for a reputable manufacturer of CBD edibles.
Kanibi’s CBD gummies are made with organic hemp grown with the basics of soil, water, and sunlight. The CBD is extracted with the help of CO2, and 10mg of CBD is included in each gummy. These gummies have a list of all organic ingredients as well.
There are bound to be more vegan CBD edibles hitting the market every day. CBD and veganism are growing trends that can’t be ignored by manufacturers for too long. Keep an eye out for new CBD edibles hitting your local shelves and be sure to do your research before giving them a try.