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The Best CBD Gummies For Pain

Keegan Williams

By Keegan Williams

November 16, 2022

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The reckoning of

is upon us, as many consumers are taking to the non-psychoactive cannabinoid as an alternative option to over-the-counter meds, specifically when it comes to pain-related symptoms. 

And research shows that pain management is the primary goal of the bulk of CBD consumers. A

found that 33 percent of Americans use CBD products, and 64 percent of that group use specifically for pain relief. Even better, there are now a of CBD products available for consumers to manage their symptoms on their own terms, including one of our favorite edible offerings here at High There, .

While it’s great that CBD is taking off in such a spectacular fashion, it is admittedly overwhelming to sift through the sheer amount of CBD gummies for pain that are available today. But we’re here to help. If you are looking for solid CBD gummies for pain relief, we’ve compiled our list of go-tos, all in one spot!

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A Note on Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolates

You may see that these products feature broad or full spectrum CBD. This is ideal for CBD products, especially as it relates to relieving symptoms like pain. Essentially, the various compounds and cannabinoids from the plant remain inside the product, ultimately ensuring the medicinal benefits of CBD are amped up to the fullest extent.

Though, there is a distinction between the two that’s worth noting, especially if you are looking for absolutely no

:

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Full spectrum CBD includes additional cannabinoids and compounds of the cannabis plant, including up to .03 percent of THC. Broad spectrum contains all the compounds and cannabinoids full spectrum CBD does, just without the THC. 

Products using CBD isolate can still work great (you’ll see we include a couple on this list), though they only contain CBD and none of the other cannabinoids and compounds from the cannabis plant.

Now, the real fun begins! Let’s dive into our top picks of the best CBD gummies for pain relief.

Best Pure CBD Option

CBDfx gummies really check off nearly all the boxes! One bottle contains 1,500mg of broad-spectrum CBD. While some broad spectrum CBD products can still contain trace amounts of THC, CBDfx uses a filtration process to remove all detectable levels of THC from the gummy, so no need to worry if you are set on a pure CBD experience. 

The gummies are all natural, made with organically-sourced hemp and processed without solvents. As if that’s not enough, these gummies are vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free. 

CBDfx also has a number of other pure CBD gummy options: CBD with

, , , , and some other offerings with varying amounts of THC.

Most Potent

If you are looking for potency, look no further. cbdMD’s full spectrum gummies offer a variety of dosing options — with 30 gummies total, choose between 750mg, 1,500mg or 3,000mg. 

cbdMD’s gummies are also organic, made from non-GMO U.S.-grown hemp, gluten-free and vegan. Its full spectrum hemp extract contains CBD, CBN,

, CBC and “a smidgen of THC.” If you’re looking for a gummy with no THC whatsoever, cbdMD has other options: 

Its

are made with natural calming plant medicine ashwagandha, lemon balm, valerian, chamomile, L-theanine and GABA. The raspberry gummies come with a 750mg dosage option. If you’re looking for help with sleep, cbdMD also carries , made with ashwagandha, chamomile and valerian extracts and melatonin. Neither product contains any THC!

Though, if you don’t mind a little THC, our go-to pick is the Fruit Twist variety, among the strongest offerings on our list and an all-around great value!

Most Popular

Charlotte’s Web is the most popular brand on our list, and for good reason. The brand, established in Colorado by Stanley Brothers, is often credited as a key player in bringing CBD into the mainstream, by helping late Charlotte Figi with Dravet Syndrome, a form of childhood-onset epilepsy resistant to conventional treatments.

While the Daily Wellness variety is made to help manage everyday stress, recover from exercise-induced inflammation and maintain regular sleep cycles, Charlotte’s Web also carries

, made specifically for muscle recovery and inflammation because of exercise. 

The company is also very transparent about

Charlotte’s Web offers a number of bundles and additional gummy options meant to focus on specific symptoms:

, and . All Charlotte’s Web products include full-spectrum hemp extracts from U.S.grown-hemp, though it isn’t certified organic.

One thing to note is that Charlotte’s Web’s products don’t include higher dosing options and may not cut it for heavy consumers, but it’s still one of the best and most effective out there for managing pain.

FAB CBD /

Best Isolate Option

Following a company that’s been in the game for a while, we look toward FAB CBD, which entered the cannabis industry in 2017 to promote a preventative wellness lifestyle. 

The company offers two gummy options. Each Anytime gummy contains 25mg of CBD, and each Sleep gummy contains 12.5mg of CBD, along with L-theanine, 5-HTP, ashwagandha, GABA and 2.5mg of melatonin. FAB CBD also uses CBD isolate, and it claims that the process used to create it actually removes the weedy taste that can accompany full or broad spectrum products. 

FAB CBD uses organically grown hemp farmed in Colorado, and the gummies are also vegan, non-GMO and pesticide-free. Our only complaints are that they might be a

compared to some other options, and FAB CBD also doesn’t offer discounts or subscriptions. We also wish there were just a few more choices.

However, it’s still a one-of-a-kind brand with excellent, high-quality products — sometimes, that’s the price you pay!

Best Taste

Green Roads have a wide array of pharmaceutical-grade CBD products, but we’re smitten with the company’s Relax gummy bears. With an assortment of fun flavors balancing sweet and sour, this is our top pick for taste and flavor.

Green Roads’ gummies are made with U.S.-grown hemp-derived isolate; while the gummies are gluten-free, vegans will have to look to other options this time around.

The company also offers an

, also with 30 total gummies but boasting 750mg total CBD in the bottle. The Relax formulation is especially great, taking the edge off without making the user drowsy or disoriented. The company also offers a and options for sleep, along with a smaller and .

Those seeking higher doses, however, might be better off looking elsewhere.

Best Subscription

Another Colorado-based company, CBDistillery was founded in 2016, centering accessibility to high-quality, fairly priced, U.S.-grown hemp-derived CBD products, and the product lineup sure delivers.

We’re especially partial to the Anytime gummies, made with broad spectrum CBD from non-GMO hemp and containing 30 lightly sugar-coated gummies with 30mg of CBD each. CBDistillery also has a killer subscription offer on top of their already reasonable pricing, with 30 percent savings and free shipping. 

CBDistillery also shines in its variety of products focused on specific symptoms and functions. The company carries

and options, and a number of bundles. Our only qualm is that there aren’t more dosage options.

While CBDistillery notes its gummies could contain trace amounts of THC, up to .01 percent, these gummies are also vegan and gluten-free.

Best Variety

If you aren’t afraid of a little THC, check out Medterra’s full spectrum gummy offering. In all, each gummy contains 30mg of full spectrum hemp extract, containing 25mg of CBD, 2mg of THC and 2mg of additional minor cannabinoids. If you’ve heard of the

, you may already know that THC has been shown to amplify the effects of CBD, even if it’s not quite enough to create a standard, psychoactive high.

Not into it? No problem! Medterra uniquely offers an array of full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate products. The options are truly unprecedented. Looking for an isolate gummy? The company offers tailored

, and gummies. For broad spectrum CBD products, Medterra unfortunately only has CBD oil and liquid capsules (along with plenty of non-gummy options for full spectrum and isolate products), though simply having an option to choose is pretty incredible.

The variety does come at a cost, as Medterra products are all the same concentration and a little expensive compared to other options. Fret not — you can bring down the price tag with their subscription, receiving up to 30 percent off and free shipping!

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Final Thoughts

Given the recent explosion in CBD’s popularity, figuring out a go-to CBD gummies for pain management can be a daunting experience. Fortunately, the sheer amount of CBD products out there just means there’s something for everyone. While there’s a ton of overlap, it’s important to think through your own lifestyle, your personal experience with CBD and other cannabinoids, your specific symptoms and their severity when picking out a CBD gummy. 

While each of these stellar CBD gummies for pain have their disadvantages, you really can’t go wrong with any of these picks. Even if our specific choices weren’t right for you, we encourage readers to dig deeper into each of the company catalogs — these are truly the best of the best!

Keegan Williams

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Keegan Williams

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