WHO: Me and Green Compass Global.
WHAT: FIRST EVER to the market – clean, USDA Certified Organic, nano-emulsified, broad spectrum hemp extract jellie.
WHEN: February 6, 2021.
WHERE: All FIFTY states and Puerto Rico.
WHY: Industry domination. Not really, but really!
How it started… CBD gummies are all the rage. You can find them everywhere. I bought these at a local CBD shop here in Tampa last year. You received 40 in a bag and they were 1000mg of CBD total, equalling 25mg of CBD per gummy. They were $64.99 a bag.
I wasn’t thrilled with the ingredients, but most gummies that arrived on the market during the CBD boom, all had similar ingredients (IMO). Businesses were hustling to push out quantity over quality, and they could; because remember, the CBD industry isn’t regulated by the FEDS. That is a good and bad thing, again… IMO. If you are not educated on what to look for when purchasing quality CBD products, you could be dooped into paying for vegetable oil in a fancy CBD labeled bottled.
Most people these days know sugar is bad for you. And gummy bears are basically pure sugar.
Are they full of protein and a good post workout snack? Yes some would say. But I find this fact appalling: the leftover bones, cartilage, and skin from animals used to make gelatin, while is a good source of protein, most of the animals that were used to produce the gelatin would likely come from overpopulated, unclean and disease-ridden farms (which are sadly very common conditions today). Please hand me my barf bag now.
In addition to the gelatin, corn syrup and sugar are usually the first ingredients gummy bears, regardless the brand. These two ingredients should be a no-no when paired together with CBD due to the way our body processes the sugar, especially the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
HFCS is made from glucose and fructose. 80% of the calories from glucose are used up by the body and the rest goes to the liver, eventually becoming fat with little damage done. However, 100% of the calories from fructose go straight to the liver with other toxic wastes causing a trickle effect of negative side effects. Too much HFCS can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, obesity, insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes) and a fatty liver. Fructose also blocks the brain from being able to see leptin which tells you that you’re full.
So now on the no-no list is: gelatin, corn syrup and sugar. Let’s not forget about the last two. Yellow 5 and Red 40.
Yellow 5: Tartrazine, also known as Yellow 5, has been associated with behavioral changes including irritability, restlessness, depression and difficulty with sleeping. What’s more, a 2004 analysis of 15 studies concluded that artificial food dyes do increase hyperactivity in children.
After three hours of exposure, yellow 5 caused damage to human white blood cells in every concentration tested. Researchers noted that cells exposed to the highest concentration of yellow 5 weren’t able to repair themselves. This may make tumor growth and diseases like cancer more likely
Red 40: Red Dye 40 is one of the most widely used food dyes, as well as one of the most controversial. Red Dye 40 is a synthetic food dye made from petroleum. It is thought to be linked to allergies, migraine, and mental disorders in children.
So there you have it… I tried to keep it simple but like I mentioned on my Instagram story, there is too much info.
Do you get where I am heading?
Basically the gummies above on the left are shit! I didn’t even get into bioavailabliy and how your body processes those gummies. How you lose the full CBD content of your product due it’s quality of ingredients. Unfortunately in the CBD industry, you truly get what you pay for.
If you are taking CBD for your health & wellness and want to reap the benefits – then I recommend you purchase products that didn’t contain the above (gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, yellow 5 and Red 40). Otherwise, you are wasting your money!