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One of the most fun ways to take cannabidiol (CBD) is by chewing on tasty CBD gummies. They’re easy to ingest, discreet, portable, and palatable, making them an excellent choice if you’re new to CBD.

Promising evidence suggests that CBD may be helpful for several issues, including anxiety. But not all gummies are created equal.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t currently regulate CBD products in the same way as medications or supplements — though they can send companies warning letters if they make unfounded health claims. That’s why it’s so crucial for you to do your research.

Buying a quality product ensures you stay safe and get your money’s worth. Below, you’ll find our top picks for CBD gummies for anxiety — all expertly vetted by our team. Our editors have tested all of the gummies in this article and provided feedback to help make shopping a little easier for you.

CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but without the intoxicating effects.

It comes in a few forms, each with important differences. Here’s a breakdown of the CBD types available on the market:

  • CBD isolate: This is pure CBD. It doesn’t contain any THC or other cannabis compounds.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This type of CBD contains most cannabis compounds, but the THC has been removed.
  • Full-spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum products contain all cannabis compounds, including THC (less than 0.3% if the product is federally legal).

All CBD products may contain trace THC

It’s important to keep in mind that since CBD products come from cannabis, they may include trace levels of THC. That’s true even for “THC-free” products.

If you undergo drug testing, you may want to avoid CBD products altogether.

If you’re not concerned with drug testing, but you still want to avoid THC, isolate products will be as close to THC-free as you can get.

We chose these products based on criteria we think are good indicators of safety, quality, and transparency. Each product in this article:

  • is made by a company that provides proof of third-party testing by an ISO 17025-compliant lab
  • is made by a company that discloses the source of their hemp
  • contains no more than 0.3% THC, according to the certificate of analysis (COA)
  • passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds, according to the COA
  • has been hands-on tested and reviewed by an editor, who received the gummies for free; all opinions are our own

As a part of our selection process, we also considered:

  • the company’s certifications and manufacturing processes
  • product potency
  • overall ingredients
  • indicators of user trust and brand reputation, such as:
    • customer reviews
    • whether the company has been subject to an FDA warning letter
    • whether the company makes any unsupported health claims

While CBD alone may help with anxiety, some gummies also contain extra ingredients meant to soothe anxiety, like melatonin, lemon balm, and chamomile.

However, experts aren’t yet sure how CBD interacts with these ingredients. For that reason, we stuck to CBD-only gummies, with no added vitamins, minerals, or supplements.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $40
  • $$ = over $40

Best organic full-spectrum CBD gummies

Cornbread Hemp Organic Berry CBD Gummies

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: full-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 50 mg per gummy with 2 mg THC
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available online

Cornbread Hemp uses CBD extracted from hemp flower only, without the stem, stalk, or leaves. According to the brand, this results in a better flavor.

Each gummy has 50 mg of CBD, or you can also opt for a lower potency version with 10 mg of CBD per gummy. Both versions are organic, plant-based, and made without gelatin, corn syrup, or artificial colors. Note that although the amount of THC by percentage is below the legal limit, there is still up to 2 mg THC in each serving. Depending on your tolerance and sensitivity to THC, that may be enough to feel some intoxicating effects.

Editor Candice Abellon tested these gummies and said, “Each gummy is dusted with sugar crystals and tastes like jam, plus that medicinal flavor cannabis ingredients tend to impart. I noticed that I felt drowsy within an hour or two of having the gummies. I also noticed that I slept through the night without waking up until the morning.”

Pros

  • Made with real organic fruit and no corn syrup
  • Plant-based and vegan-friendly recipe uses apple pectin rather than gelatin
  • Made with flower-only CBD, which has no stems, stalks, or leaves

Cons

  • Not for those who want to avoid THC
  • Some reviewers say the gummies are sticky

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Best extra-strength CBD gummies

Sunday Scaries Extra Strength CBD Gummies

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 25 mg per gummy
  • Count: 20 gummies per container
  • COA: available online

The extra-strength CBD gummy bears from Sunday Scaries come 20 to a bottle. Each gummy has 25 mg of broad-spectrum CBD, which is a big jump from their standard gummies, which have 10 mg of CBD each. If you’re new to CBD, you’ll want to keep that in mind.

Sunday Scaries says they offer this extra-strength version for major stress relief. The gummies have a proprietary broad-spectrum CBD oil blend and minor cannabinoids, including CBG and CBN.

Editor Samantha Kostaras tested these gummies, saying: “The packaging that the gummies were sent in was bright and included clever, funny elements that made opening it feel special. Although these gummies are a higher dose than the 10 mg CBD I would usually take, I didn’t feel like they knocked me out — I noticed that I felt mellow.”

Pros

  • Broad-spectrum formula allows you to avoid THC while still getting some benefits from other cannabis compounds
  • High potency
  • Reviewers say they taste good and work well

Cons

  • No benefits from the entourage effect (no THC)
  • May be too potent for beginners

Use code “healthline20” for 20% off.

Best low potency CBD gummies

Charlotte’s Web Daily Wellness CBD Gummies

These gummies from Charlotte’s Web are made with natural flavoring and coloring, and sweetened with organic tapioca syrup and cane sugar.

The company offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, which is nice if you’re new to CBD and aren’t sure how you’ll respond. There’s also a 10% discount if you subscribe to receive regular shipments. You can access batch-specific COAs here, but you’ll need a lot number. If you want to take a look at a COA before you buy, you can email the company.

Editor Jasmine Seales tested these gummies, noting: “When I tried the gummies during the day, I noticed my mind seemed calmer. I was also able to sit down and focus on work without feeling distracted or overwhelmed. When I tried the gummies at night, I noticed the same calming effect; I fell asleep easier. The gummies do not have a ‘CBD taste,’ and I like that the dosage is two gummies so you can work your way up, if you choose.””

Pros

  • Full-spectrum formula allows you to get the entourage effect
  • Made with natural colors, flavors, and sweeteners
  • The 2-gummy serving allows you to easily cut your dose in half if desired

Cons

  • Not for those who want to avoid THC
  • COA is only accessible with a batch number after purchase or by email request

Use code “HEALTH20” for 20% off.

Best isolate CBD gummies

FAB CBD Anytime Chews

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: isolate
  • CBD potency: 25 mg per chew
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available online

These fruit-flavored CBD chews from FAB CBD are vegan, free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and don’t contain any dyes or additives. They’re made with organic cane sugar.

Note that these are manufactured in a facility that processes nuts, so skip these if you have a nut allergy. According to the COA, these chews contain d-limonene, a terpene found in cannabis. That means they may better align with broad-spectrum CBD rather than CBD isolate.

Editor Christy Snyder tested these gummies and said, “The first time I took this gummy, I cut it in half. After I had tested the half gummies for a few days, I started taking a full gummy. I liked the flavor of these gummies, although I noticed that I developed a dry mouth and experienced a just-licked-an-envelope aftertaste.

“However, I did enjoy the higher potency of 25 mg CBD per gummy. I noticed feeling a more intense sense of relaxation after taking these gummies.”

Pros

  • Hemp used in these CBD gummies is grown in Colorado
  • Made with natural colors, flavors, and sweeteners
  • They’re vegan

Cons

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts (caution for allergies)
  • High potency may be too much for beginners

Use code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off your first purchase.

Best vegan and gluten-free CBD gummies

CBDfx Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 25 mg per gummy
  • Count: 60 per package
  • COA: available online

Vegan and gluten-free, these mixed berry CBD gummies from CBDfx are made with broad-spectrum CBD. The gummies contain tapioca syrup and natural flavorings.

Each gummy contains 25 mg of CBD. These gummies have a mixed berry flavor. CBDfx also has gummies in a range of other flavors.

Editor Candice Abellon tried these gummies, noting: “The mixed berry flavor reminded me of artificial sweetener or something medicinal; the taste was gone almost as soon as I’d swallowed the gummy. I think this is a good product for someone who may be totally new to CBD. It did seem to change my ability to stay asleep, for the better.”

Pros

  • Vegan
  • COAs are frequently updated
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Variety of flavors

Cons

  • No THC, so users will not benefit from the entourage effect
  • Might be too potent for beginner CBD users

Use code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off.

Best high potency CBD gummies

CBDistillery Anytime Gummies

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 30 mg per gummy
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available on the product page in the image slideshow

These CBDistillery gummies are tropical fruit-flavored and come with 30 mg of broad-spectrum CBD in each gummy. The gummies may also contain trace amounts of THC.

The brand says the gummies can help with relaxation. You can take them at any time of the day.

Editor Ruby Thompson tried these gummies, remarking: “I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my SI joint (aka my tailbone), which has been causing me some serious pain when bending forward or exercising. My doctor prescribed me pain meds to help manage it, but the side effects (kidney damage!) freaked me out too much to start taking that kind of medication regularly at 27.

“Knowing how CBD can benefit arthritis pain, I started researching CBD products as an alternative option. These gummies arrived just in time to get a real test on their effectiveness and I noticed serious pain relief after using them for 5 days. I don’t see these totally replacing my need for physical therapy or daily stretching/movement, but they’re definitely an amazing addition to my pain management routine.”

Pros

  • Reviewers enjoy the “slight sweetness” in these gummies
  • Comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Subscription options are available

Cons

  • Reviewers note a slight aftertaste, but it is not significant. An aftertaste is common with CBD edibles
  • May contain trace amounts of THC
  • May have a hint of hemp flavor from natural terpenes

Use code “healthline” for 15% off sitewide, or choose the subscription option for 20% off the first two subscription orders and 25% off the third order.

Best vegan CBD gummies

Calm by Wellness Vegan CBD Gummies

  • Price: $
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 10 mg per gummy
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available online

Looking for a plant-based CBD gummy? These are vegan and have a tasty sweet flavor thanks to tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, and sorbitol.

Calm by Wellness has a 30-day money-back guarantee and offers a discount if you decide to buy products in bulk. You can also save if you subscribe to receive monthly shipments.

Editor Melissa Lee tested these gummies, saying, “The taste of these gummies is orange hibiscus/strawberry guava. The gummies tasted too sweet for me (most likely because the gummies contain 3 sweetening ingredients: organic cane sugar, sorbitol, and tapioca syrup). These gummies made me really tired and feel like falling asleep. I noticed that my muscles were a bit looser and more relaxed.”

Pros

  • Discount is available for buying multiple bottles in one purchase
  • They’re vegan, containing agar and locust bean gum
  • Just 1 g of sugar per entire bottle

Cons

  • Natural colors of the gummies are from radish and pepper (caution for allergies)
  • Contain medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, which is derived from coconut oil

Use discount code “HEALTHLINE20” for 20% off.

Best flavored CBD gummies

Holmes Organics CBD Gummies

  • Price: $
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 10 mg per gummy
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available online

Holmes Organics is a Black-owned CBD company with strawberry lemonade gummies that pack a big flavor punch.

The gummies are suitable for vegans and made with organic cane sugar. Sign up for their newsletter and enjoy a discount on your first purchase.

Editor Anne Arntson tried these gummies, noting: “I first tried these gummies because they’re free of gelatin — which I avoid since I follow a vegetarian diet. The strawberry lemonade flavor is a bit summery and tangy and very tasty. I think it also covers up the grassy and earthy taste that is often associated with CBD products. I did not notice an aftertaste with these gummies.

“I initially started using these gummies to help calm me at the beginning of my workday (in the very early days of the pandemic). I felt as if my mood was boosted about hour or so after consuming. I typically feel anxiety in my chest and upon use, I noticed that the gummies helped dampen that feeling. The effects weren’t mind-altering by any means; they were very subtle, which I appreciated.

Pros

  • Holmes Organics is a Black-owned company
  • Gummies are made from leaves and flowers, with no stalks or stems
  • Hemp used in these CBD gummies is grown in the United States

Cons

Use code “Healthline” for 20% off.

Best splurge CBD gummies

Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops

While this fancily packaged box of CBD gumdrops from Lord Jones is on the lower end of our price range, there are only nine to each box. Though they’re high in price per gummy, they’re a great way to treat yourself or someone else in your life. They’re naturally flavored and gluten-free.

Lord Jones offers free shipping in the United States, and you can get a discount if you decide to subscribe.

Editor Emily Schalk tested these gummies and said, “These gummies are not as strong as some of the other CBD products I’ve tried. I’m very sensitive to CBD. I was worried I might feel too intense effects, but I felt calm and restful after taking these gummies. Also, these gummies come in a beautiful box and are dusted with glittery sugar. I think they’d make a great gift.”

Pros

  • They’re good for those avoiding THC
  • Nice packaging makes these a great gift
  • Naturally flavored and colored

Cons

  • COA is only accessible with batch number after purchase or by email request
  • Gummies contain gelatin, so they are not vegan
  • They contain turmeric and beets (caution for allergies)

Best organic broad-spectrum CBD gummies

Joy Organics CBD Gummies

  • Price: $
  • CBD type: broad-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 10 mg per gummy
  • Count: 30 per package
  • COA: available online

Joy Organics says that these CBD gummies promote relaxation, de-stressing, and unwinding while staying focused. The gummies are vegan, don’t contain corn syrup, and are made with broad-spectrum CBD.

Each gummy contains 10 mg of CBD, and you can take 1 to 2 gummies as needed. The gummies come in either a strawberry lemonade flavor or a green apple flavor.

Nutrition and Fitness Editor Kelli McGrane, MS, RD, tested these gummies and noted, “These gummies stand out from others that I’ve tried, as they have a chewy texture that didn’t get stuck in my teeth. I noticed a pleasantly sweet flavor overall, though I experienced a slightly bitter aftertaste. Note that one gummy contains 3 g of added sugar, which is something to be aware of if you are watching your carb intake.”

Pros

  • Do not contain gelatin
  • COAs are frequently updated
  • Made from leaves and flowers, with no stalks or stems

Cons

  • No THC, so users will not benefit from the entourage effect
  • No sample sizes or bulk orders available

Use code “healthcbd” for 20% off.

Interested in other CBD products?

Our evidence-driven reviews and comparisons break down the top CBD oils, gummies, creams, and more so you can feel confident choosing what’s right for you.

CBD gummiesPriceCBD typeCBD (per gummy)Discounts
Cornbread Hemp Organic Berry CBD Gummies$$ full-spectrum 50 mg Use code “HEALTHLINE” for 25% off your first order.
Sunday Scaries Extra Strength CBD Gummies$$broad-spectrum25 mgDiscount on bundles & reward program
Charlotte’s Web Daily Wellness CBD Gummies$$ full-spectrum 7.5 mgUse code “HEALTH20” for 20% off.
FAB CBD Anytime Chews$$isolate25 mgUse code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off your first purchase.
CBDfx Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies$$broad-spectrum25 mgUse code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off.
CBDistillery Anytime Gummies$$ broad-spectrum 30 mg Use code “healthline” for 15% off sitewide, or choose the subscription option for 20% off the first two subscription orders and 25% off the third order.
Calm by Wellness Vegan CBD Gummies$broad-spectrum 10 mg Use code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off.
Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops$broad-spectrum20 mgSubscribe and save, with extra discounts for teachers, military, and medical personnel.
Holmes Organics CBD Gummies$broad-spectrum10 mgUse code “HEALTHLINE” for 20% off.
Joy Organics CBD Gummies$ broad-spectrum 10 mg Use code “healthcbd” for 15% off.

More research is needed to better understand the relationship between CBD and anxiety, but what we know so far is promising.

Both animal and human studies point to CBD’s benefits for:

Research from 2015 also suggests that CBD may help with panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Research also suggests that CBD may help reduce the symptoms of certain types of anxiety. Plus, it’s easy to purchase over the counter.

However, that doesn’t mean it’s without risks.

If you’re taking medication for any type of anxiety disorder, don’t assume you can stop taking it and use CBD instead.

More research is needed before CBD could be considered an effective treatment alternative. And right now, it’s not an approved treatment for any mental health condition. There are also no studies on its potential long-term effects.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while CBD may help calm you down, THC has the potential to induce panic attacks in some people. That means that people with anxiety might respond negatively to full-spectrum CBD, which contains both THC and CBD.

If you have anxiety and want to try CBD, make sure to talk with a clinician, doctor, or mental health professional before doing so.

When you’re shopping for CBD gummies, keep the following in mind:

  • CBD type: Does the gummy contain CBD isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum CBD? Isolates are a good choice if you’re interested in staying away from THC. However, the extraction process strips the resulting CBD of a variety of beneficial compounds. Because broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products contain additional cannabinoids, they may have heightened therapeutic benefits compared with CBD isolate. This happens due to the entourage effect.
  • Potency: Dosage can vary depending on the product, but it also depends on the CBD source. Full-spectrum CBD gummies may pack more of a punch than isolate chews, for instance.
  • Ingredients: If you’re worried about ingesting artificial additives and high fructose corn syrup, or you need to avoid animal products, read the ingredient label carefully. Your best option is to choose an organic CBD gummy made with natural flavors and real sugars. Additional ingredients like melatonin are sometimes included to help ease anxiety and promote sleep, but there isn’t much research on how these ingredients interact with CBD. It may be best to steer clear until we know more.
  • Third-party testing: Check for an up-to-date COA to ensure you’re buying a product free of contaminants like pesticides, heavy metals, and molds. A COA also lets you know that what’s on the label — including the amount of CBD and THC — is true and accurate.
  • Brand reputation: Stay away from companies that make any wild claims or promises about their products. You can also check for FDA warning letters and do a Google search to look for any lawsuits.

CBD gummies are one of the easiest CBD products to take: You chew and swallow them like any other gummy.

You can take CBD at any time of day, though some people find it makes them a little tired. If that’s the case for you, you may want to take them right before you’re about to get some shut-eye.

Dosage

Most CBD gummies contain at least 5 mg of CBD. Go with a single 5 mg gummy if you’re trying CBD for the first time — you can even cut one in half if 5 mg seems too potent.

Be patient. It can take time to feel the effects of CBD. Wait at least 2 hours to check in with how you feel before taking another gummy. You can find out more about CBD dosage here.

CBD alone likely won’t make you feel “high.”

However, if you take a large enough dose of a potent enough full-spectrum product, you could consume enough THC to cause an intoxicating effect. Go with isolate or broad-spectrum products if you’re concerned about this.

Research from 2017 found that CBD is generally considered safe, though you shouldn’t take it if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, you should know about a few potential side effects:

  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • changes in appetite and weight

CBD may interact with certain medications, including those with a grapefruit warning. It’s important to talk with a clinician before trying any kind of CBD product, especially if you take medications or supplements.

Be careful about what you eat when taking CBD. Taking a chew or gummy alongside a high fat meal can heighten your risk of experiencing side effects, according to a 2020 study.

Lastly, keep in mind that CBD gummies look a lot like candy, but they’re only intended for adults over age 18. Keep them out of reach of children and pets.

CBD may lower anxiety, but more research on its effects is needed. CBD gummies are not fast acting, so they may not be the right choice for acute symptoms or anxiety attacks. If you are experiencing severe anxiety or persistent anxiety symptoms, you may want to visit your clinician.

You may also want to visit your clinician if:

  • You are worrying so much that it’s getting in the way of your daily life, including taking care of yourself, school, work, or your social life.
  • Your anxiety or fears are upsetting to you and difficult for you to manage on your own.
  • You feel depressed or have other mental health conditions besides anxiety.
  • You feel as if your anxiety may be caused by an underlying mental health condition or another health issue.
  • You are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Do CBD gummies really work for anxiety?

Anecdotally, some people say that CBD helps with anxiety. Some research also supports this, though more research is needed to say for sure.

How fast do CBD gummies work for anxiety?

It can take up to 2 hours for edibles, like CBD gummies, to kick in.

When should I take CBD gummies for anxiety?

The manufacturer might recommend when and how to take their CBD gummies. Many people prefer to use CBD on a daily basis. You can take an extra dose of CBD if you feel particularly stressed or anxious, but it’s best to start with a low dose and gradually increase it.

How many CBD gummies should I take for anxiety?

Check the product label for the manufacturer’s recommendation. However, the amount that’s best for you will depend on your body chemistry, weight, and experience with CBD. Your best bet is to start with a low potency gummy and work your way up to a higher dose if needed.

CBD gummies may help if you have anxiety, though more research is needed to determine their risks and benefits.

Gummies are also a great way to try CBD for the first time. They’re easy to dose and don’t have the aftertaste of other cannabis-derived products.

Is CBD legal?The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC federally legal. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them federally illegal but legal under some state laws. Be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.


Steph Coelho is a freelance writer with chronic migraine who has a particular interest in health and wellness. When she’s not click-clacking away on her keyboard, she’s probably nose-deep in a good book.