Knowing what to look for in a CBD gummy manufacturer is crucial for many reasons. Not every company has the highest quality and safety standards - although they'll firmly claim otherwise.
With hemp plant extracts, superior supplement manufacturing is surprisingly easy to spot. Quality white-label and private-label CBD gummies manufacturers meet specific benchmarks that all customers should look for.
But the meteoric rise of CBD products means many white-label and private-label hemp gummy producers - and consequently, the retailers who sell them - offer mediocre edibles. Not only do such practices not go over well with vendors, but customers will also be disappointed.
Before committing to any wholesalers, it's essential to understand what to look for in a CBD gummy manufacturer.
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are ingestible products infused with cannabidiol - a compound only found in the cannabis sativa L. plant species.
Most CBD gummy manufacturers use cultivars considered "industrial hemp," which is cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC.
Depending on the source and formula (more on that later), CBD gummies can contain pure CBD or a combination of CBD, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and even herbal extracts like turmeric.
Thanks to the slew of new cannabinoids and other cannabis compounds, CBD gummy manufacturers can off custom formulation options for targeted therapeutic effects. When produced correctly, these specially-formulated hemp plant products offer an unprecedented, new experience compared to pure CBD gummies.
How Are CBD Gummies Manufactured?
CBD gummies are manufactured in a few ways - the extraction method is the only significant difference.
Using a CO2, ethanol, or hydrocarbon solvent method, the CBD manufacturer extracts botanical compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) from the raw materials.
Ultimately, the purification process leaves behind a crude CBD oil extract that can be infused into tinctures, edibles, and more.
Specifically, the CBD gummy manufacturer infuses cannabidiol into a carrier, such as MCT oil. It then joins a mix of gelatin, pectin, and (ideally natural) flavors.
Benefits of CBD Gummies
Although most of the benefits of CBD gummies are still being researched, there are many reasons to try them.
Most people consume hemp CBD products for therapeutic or general wellness purposes. Some seek relief from specific symptoms, while others find it supports their overall health goals as a daily supplement.
Although lauded for a slew of potential health benefits, the only verifiable medical use for CBD is the treatment of severe childhood epilepsy. Other perceived health uses are based on massive consumer testimony and preliminary research.
The evidence so far suggests CBD may help mitigate symptoms like:
- Mood problems
- Lack of appetite
- Poor sleep
- Specific seizure conditions (verified and approved by the FDA)
There's a CBD Gummy for Everyone
With gummy products, dietary needs or restrictions are a concern for some. Fortunately, many CBD gummy manufacturing companies offer kosher, all-natural, vegan gummies to ensure everyone can try them.
CBD Gummies are Discreet
A considerable advantage to CBD soft chews is that they're discreet. Unlike CBD oil, gummies involve no odor, dropper, or mess.
This discretion makes gummy CBD products easy to consume anytime, anywhere.
CBD Gummies Taste Amazing
As the song says, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine [or supplement] go down."
Regular CBD oil's strong, "hempy" taste is off-putting for many. CBD gummies do an excellent job solving the issue.
Brands offer various perfectly-formulated flavor options, such as blueberry, strawberry, watermelon, and candy - to name just a few.
Types of CBD Gummies
CBD edibles have expanded by an order of magnitude, with many categories and sub-categories. The specific product depends on a customer's therapeutic or wellness needs.
Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, and Isolate
Full-spectrum CBD extract is processed without removing or altering the cannabinoid, terpene, or flavonoid profiles.
Due to the synergistic "entourage effect," full-spectrum is arguably the best option to maximize potency. However, these products also contain up to 0.3% THC, which may concern some.
Broad-spectrum is virtually identical to its whole-plant counterpart - with one critical exception; this variation contains little to no THC (typically less than 0.1%). At such low levels, intoxication is impossible. It's also unlikely to show up on a drug test.
For those adamant about zero THC, isolate is the best choice. Unlike the previous two options, the isolate contains up to 99% pure CBD with no other cannabis compounds.
But isolate is a double-edged sword.
Although still effective, the lack of other plant compounds reduces the product's potency.
CBD gummies can be sourced and manufactured in several ways. Some key claims to look for are:
- Natural flavor
- Domestic hemp
CBD manufacturing companies love to put their unique spin on products. Gummies usually come in square or circular shapes. But some may resemble worms, bears, or other fun designs.
Gummy doses vary based on the vendor. However, they can range from 10 to 100 mg per piece.
What Ingredients Are Used to Manufacture CBD Gummies?
CBD gummy ingredients follow the same recipe as conventional gummies. Some ingredients may include:
- Pectin (vegan gummies)
- Colors (natural or artificial)
- Flavors (natural or artificial)
- CBD extract
What is a CBD Private Label Manufacturer?
A CBD private label manufacturer provides custom-formulated, exclusively-branded CBD products for wholesale. Vendors give a formula and branding guidelines, which the manufacturer fulfills.
This arrangement allows CBD businesses to sell brand-name products while significantly reducing overhead costs.
How Are CBD Gummies Different from Other CBD Products
At their core, CBD gummies are a delivery method for CBD. But while the active compound doesn't change, CBD gummies are unique. To quickly recap what we covered before, CBD gummies stand out because:
- Candy format (great flavor)
- No mess
- Easy to carry and consume
What Certifications Should a CBD Gummies Manufacturer Have?
Select manufacturers go above and beyond to create the highest-quality CBD gummies possible. Keep an eye out for certain certifications, including:
- GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
- ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
- FDA-Registered (not to be confused with "approved")
- Types of certifications: GMP, ISO, FDA-Registered, and there may be one more for food handling
Always Ask for Third-Party Lab Reports Before Buying CBD Gummies in Bulk
It's possible to give some wiggle room in many areas, considering few - if any - wholesalers tick every proverbial box.
Testing, however, is an absolute requirement.
Reputable companies use third-party laboratories to test their products (ideally from cultivation to production). Consider other options if a private label or white label provider doesn't test its products.
Can Arvanna Manufacture Custom CBD Gummies?
Yes, Arvanna can manufacture custom CBD gummies. We carry various cannabinoid extracts that can be tailored to fit your customers' needs.
Our marketing experts will also help your business craft an eye-catching brand label that effectively promotes your brand.
The unregulated CBD industry can be a metaphorical gauntlet of low-quality providers. White and private-label services are helpful, but it's essential to focus on the quality of the product rather than the quantity you pay.
Look carefully for key quality indicators, like organic ingredients, natural flavors, non-GMO, domestic hemp, and laboratory tests.