It’s almost summer and it is getting WARM out there. Now is the perfect time to talk about storing your CBD gummies safely. Chances are you won’t be finding “How to Store” or “Keep Refrigerated” labels on your CBD gummies (or Delta 8 gummies for that matter). Fear not, though, we are here to show you how to maintain the potency and quality of your gummies! Properly storing gummies helps the CBD maintain its chemical composition and, more importantly, helps keep your car, clothes, and everything in between safe from becoming an icky, gooey mess.
CBD Gummy basics
If you’re here then you have probably already started your journey into the wide world of CBD, or Cannabidiol. CBD Gummies are part of the CBD edibles world that includes things such as chocolate, coffee, tarts, and tea. Furthermore, CBD oils and tinctures can be used in recipes for food and drinks. What we are getting at here is that CBD edibles include a huge range of products that you can choose from. CBD gummies are just one of the many ways to get the benefits of CBD.
If you aren’t still super comfortable with what CBD is and you want to do a deeper dive into CBD, be sure to check out our CBD Basics Guide. For more information on CBD Gummies and the quality brands we carry, visit our blog article, CBD Gummies.
Choosing the right gummy for you
Congrats! You have decided to try gummies to get the CBD benefits: now what? Choosing your gummy solely depends on you, but we are here to help as well! Here are some key topics to keep in mind when searching for the gummy that will work best for you and your lifestyle:
Each product and brand has their own potency levels. CBD potency is usually measured in milligrams (mg) and is clearly labeled on quality products. The main label on the product shows you how many milligrams are in each PACKAGE, not in each individual piece. The serving suggestion/size on the back of the label will usually have how many mgs there are in each piece. If the label only states how many mgs are in the entire container, take the amount of pieces in the package and divide by the full mg of the product.
If you have already been delving into CBD, then you may already know what dosage you require in order to feel the full effects. The potency and dosage that is correct for you depends on many different characteristics including (but not limited to) your desired benefits, your tolerance, and other aspects of your body’s chemistry. If you need a little more insight on how to figure out your personal dosage requirements, you can check out this helpful guide from Daily CBD.
One of the more fun things about choosing CBD gummies is personal preference to taste. We have delicious Mixed Berry Gummies by CBDFX, Sour Gummies, Peach Gummies, and more playful flavors by Just CBD. Check here for our extensive list of products we currently have available. This list also includes other edibles such as chocolate and coffee, but the list majorly contains our quality CBD gummy products.
Another thing to consider is the ingredients of your gummy. Do you desire sugar-free? Are you vegan or vegetarian? Just CBD has sugar-free gummies that we carry in 1000mg and 3000mg packages. If you are vegetarian or vegan, all of our gummies by CBDFX are 100% vegan. Gummies that are vegan just mean they are using pectin instead of gelatin. Pectin doesn’t use animal by-products as gelatin would. Also, pectin has a higher melting point than gelatin, so if you happen to have the vegan gummies and leave them in your car, your gummies may be a bit safer from damage than your average gelatin gummies.
What are you looking for? This is one of the important questions to ask yourself when deciding on your CBD gummies. The benefits range from sleep aids (look for gummies with melatonin like Green Roads Sleepy Z’s Gummies) to mental health to overall health. Do your homework here, but you can’t go wrong with CBD in general when looking for something that will potentially help you on your wellness journey.
Gummies are one of the easiest ways to benefit from the effects of CBD. So easy, in fact, that CBD brands, like Green Roads, are creating “on-the-go” products that are purely in gummy form. Considering people are always on the go, this is a smart way to keep consumers coming back but also brings up some problem areas in the product maintenance arena.
Technically…. Yes, BUT some of the benefits of the gummies will deteriorate and with your gummies turning into one giant gummy glob, it would be hard to measure out dosage per serving.
In addition to many different flavors available, CBD gummies also come as CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, or full-spectrum. Isolate means it only has the CBD cannabinoid, broad-spectrum means it has more than one, and full-spectrum means it has all the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. These all will contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, with CBD Isolate having 0.0% THC always. CBD gummies also come in varieties with other additives such as melatonin.
CBD gummies will not get you high. CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum have less than 0.3% THC and are federally legal without a medical card (in some states).
Some brands such as CBDFX produce 100% vegan gummies in a variety of different flavors. These gummies are made with pectin instead of gelatin.
Just CBD produces top quality sugar free gummies that are still delicious and potent.
Cbd shelf life & proper storage
A study conducted by The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology showed that light and temperature do in fact have an adverse effect on the chemical composition of cannabinoids. This means that you need to properly store your CBD gummies in order to maintain the beneficial components. (NOT TO MENTION RUINING THEM INTO ONE BIG GLOB.) You can do this by keeping a couple of things in mind after purchasing your gummies.
- Keep away from excessive heat
This really means to keep your gummies away from your stove, fireplace, or any other appliance that gives off heat or even residual heat.
- Keep your gummies in their original packaging
CBD brands that are quality brands (all of the ones we carry) will always package their products in containers that are meant to maintain the quality of their products. Make sure you are purchasing CBD brands that care about their items enough to put a Certificate of Analysis and you’ll be sure to be purchasing from a good CBD brand.
- Keep them out of direct sunlight
This goes along with the excessive heat thing, but this reminds you to take your gummies (and other edibles) out of your car or away from windows in your home.
- Keep in stable conditions
To sum all of these things up; keep your gummies in stable conditions. Room temperature, non-fluctuating temperature, dark spaces and low humidity air quality are prime conditions for your CBD storage. The pantry in your own home is perfect for this. If you’re carrying the on-the-go gummies, just make sure you aren’t leaving them in your unattended car for hours.
One key proponent to think about when storing ANY edible is to think about what the edible is without CBD. If you purchased gummy worms from the grocery store, would you keep them in your car during the summer? Probably not – so don’t treat your CBD gummy worms any different. Another thing to remember with your CBD products is to make sure they aren’t getting in the hands of your kids, pets, or other members of the household that shouldn’t be ingesting them.
If your gummies do melt, the best thing for you to do is to toss and replace them. The melting of CBD gummies will change the chemical composition of the cannabinoids, which means the benefits you are looking for from them will significantly decrease. Keep your gummies safe and properly stored to keep the full benefits of the CBD product.
Thinking about going on a trip and want to take your CBD gummies with you? Follow these steps to ensure your luggage is safe and then pop on over to our Rules of Traveling with CBD and Delta 8 blog here so you know you are traveling the smart way.
If you are still unsure about finding the right CBD gummy for you, have more questions about the proper storage of your CBD gummy, or have any other questions pertaining to CBD in general, our team is always ready to help. Give us a call at (636) 220-7278 or come visit us in store!
about the author, brie lowrey
Brie Lowrey, resident Head of Customer Engagement here at The Green Dragon CBD, is a Kansas City Native now residing in St. Louis. She thrives on keeping up with social media trends, staying up-to-date on CBD news, and sending out office-wide dragon jokes. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram, or read other posts by Brie.