CBD Gummies made by Half Day
Half Day CBD is a company that believes in quality and flavor! We were lucky enough to try their CBD Gummies in two flavors: "Calmer Coffee" (yes, they have real coffee in them) and "Blissful Berry". We'll discuss our experience and make recommendations for readers wanting to try CBD Gummies.
One of the most notable things to consider is that Half Day's CBD Gummies are under $20! This makes them some of the most affordable CBD Gummies on the market. Each package of Half Day CBD gummies has 15 gummies inside. Each gummy has a strength of 25mg CBD. That means there is 375mg of CBD in the container, for under $20.
Aside from the price, these gummies excel in a few other ways:
Availability of Flavors - Half Day makes gummies in a very large variety of flavors. This is great for people who love unique or specific flavors, including Blackberry Mint, Pina Colada and Sugar Plum. We'll discuss their flavor selection more later on.
Free of THC & other Cannabinoids - Half Day's gummies are made using CBD Isolate - a pure form of CBD which contains no THC (the intoxicating component of hemp/cannabis) or any other cannabinoids. This results in an experience with is free of any intoxication, which still providing noticeable positive impacts on mood, stress resilience and physical relaxation.
Company Ethic - The most impressive thing about Half Day CBD is the founders' personal commitment to creating safe products. Their guiding principles are Quality Control, Transparency and Safety. In the spirit of transparency, they have an interesting & descriptive rundown of their process, from seed to shipping, which you can read here. We're impressed that they personally visited the farms that grow their hemp, all around North America, to inspect the land, soil and to make sure the hemp isn't being exposure to pesticides from nearby farms. This active commitment to quality has got us paying attention.
We reviewed Half Day CBD's "Blissful Berry" and "Calmer Coffee" Gummies. Each jar holds 15 Gummies and retails for $19.99, making Half Day one of the most affordable products on the market.
Why are CBD Gummies So Popular?
There are many ways to take CBD:
- Sublingual Tinctures (Drops)
- Edibles (Gummies, Chocolates)
- Capsules (Pills)
- Topical (Creams, Salves, Lotions, Balms)
- Smoking (Dry Hemp Flowers)
- Vape (CBD Vape Oils or Dry Flower)
Gummies are a very popular choice, as they provide a few distinct advantages over all the other product forms:
Half Day's CBD Gummies are delightful little teddy bears, with a sugary coating on the outside. The gummies are tasty, easy to take & consistent doses.
Gummies are Easy to Take - Everyone has eaten gummy bears before. Eating a gummy is an easy, natural mechanic that we all know how to do. Unlike vaping, smoking there's no equipment required. Topicals require accessing your bare skin and washing your hands afterwards. Dropping Sublingual Oil under your tongue accurately takes some practice. Some people find swallowing capsules difficult or impossible. With gummies, it's simply chew and enjoy.
Gummies are Powerful – In our experience, CBD Gummies have a very strong subjective impact. They often seem to be stronger than tinctures, capsules or other product types. It seems like a 25mg Gummy has a stronger impact than 25mg of Tincture. Although we cannot offer a reason why this is so, we offer a guess. The chewing action, juiciness and significant time spent in your mouth result in a lot of CBD being absorbed through your mouth's tissues. So although ultimately they are swallowed and will enter the body via digestive pathways, Gummies are also absorbed sublingually to a high degree. We also wonder if the sugar in gummies (which is readily absorbed by mucosal linings in your mouth (Ref. 1) ) enhances the absorption rate of the CBD. This is speculation, but what we can say for sure is, subjectively, CBD gummies have a powerful effect.
Gummies are Easy to Dose - Each gummy in a package has the same amount of CBD in it. This makes it easy for you to take exact amounts of CBD. Once you figure out the perfect dose for yourself, administering that dose every time becomes straightforward. Other methods can present dosing difficulties: Sublingual Oils can be difficult to drop the same amount each time. Topicals can be difficult to measure and absorbtion rates may vary. Inhaled methods also result in varying doses. Gummies eliminate these problems by offering standardized doses.
Eating Gummies is Discreet - Gummies are small, compact and look just like their regular non-medicated counterparts. You can stash them in your bag, car or office and eat them anytime without attracting a second glance.
Gummies are Delicious - People love the taste of gummies! Gummy bears were invented in the 1920s and have been popular ever since. There's just something about juicy little bears that is hard to resist. Note, this deliciousness can be a problem if you're trying to take specific doses of CBD - the taste may compel you to eat more than you intended.
CBD Isolate – A Pure & Affordable Option
Half Day CBD Gummies contain Cannabidiol in the form of CBD Isolate. Essentially, today's products all contain one of three types of CBD:
CBD Isolate – CBD Isolate is pure CBD molecules (in the form of a white crystalline powder) that has been removed from a hemp or cannabis plant. There are a variety of methods that can be used to remove the CBD, the safest and most reputable method is called Supercritical CO2 Extraction. In Supercritical CO2 Extraction intense pressure is used to push CO2 through hemp, to remove waxes, oils and any unwanted particles. The remainder is a pure CBD powder. Half Day uses Supercritical CO2 Extraction in all of their products, so these gummies are as pure as can be. CBD Isolate is also less expensive than other forms of CBD, which makes these products accessible to more people.
Broad Spectrum CBD – Broad Spectrum CBD contains CBD plus several other compounds which naturally exist in hemp plants, such as other Cannabinoids and Terpenes. This can be a good thing, as it leads to the 'entourage effect' which can amplify the strength of a CBD product. However, Broad Spectrum CBD is more expensive, which may prove a barrier for some people. Usually products that say “Broad Spectrum” do not contain THC.
Full Spectrum CBD – Full Spectrum CBD has all of the natural Cannabinoids left in it. This means that if the original plant had THC in it, the Full Spectrum Oil will as well. This can be a draw or a deterrent, depending on whether you're seeking the Full Spectrum 'entourage effect' or alternatively, a guaranteed THC-free experience. Full Spectrum CBD is often the most expensive option.
To exemplify the price differences between Isolate and Full Spectrum products, see how Half Day sells a 2000mg CBD Isolate Tincture for about 30% less than their 2000mg Full Spectrum Oil Tincture.
These Half Day CBD Gummies are made with pure CBD Isolate, which means there is no risk of THC showing up on a drug test, and there is also no impairment associated with use. Finally, these gummies are very affordable so make a great starting product for people wanting to try CBD without too much financial investment.
Half Day is all about the customer's well-being. For this reason, they provide a variety of products at a range of prices accessible to everyone.
The Half Day CBD Gummies Experience
Our testers tried Half Days's CBD gummies and here are our thoughts.
"Calming, without any 'High'" - after eating Half Day's CBD gummies, we felt "calm, cool and collected" without any sort of 'high'. There was absolutely no headiness, or cognitive change, but the effects were felt in our bodies instead. Some testers reported they felt is was easier to breathe. Others said their regular daily stressors were suddenly not that stressful anymore.
"Relaxed Muscles" - A common report from our testers was "feelings of physical relaxation." Some testers who get tired & tense throughout the day said at the end of gummy testing day they were as fresh as they were at the start.
"Reduced Joint & Back Pain" - A tester of ours who experiences regular back pain reported that when standing up from his chair, a usually painful activity, he realized there was "no pain at all."
"Mood Boost" - Several of our testers reported mood elevation - greater feelings of happiness and optimism. As a team, we are amazed at how CBD can impact mood without altering psychological state.
“These smell great!” - Half Day's gummies are some of the more flavorful gummies we have tried. IT is evident from their product lineup that they care about flavor, as they offer the widest variety of gummy flavors. Their Gummy flavor selection includes: Blackberry Mint, Chill Cherry, Orange, Lemonade, Peach, Pina Colada, Sugar Plum, Sour Apple, Super Strawberry and Watermelon.
Half Day CDB : Gummies, Tinctures, Topicals and More
In summary, Half Day has impressed us with their product lineup, their commitment to providing goods for consumers of all budgets and for their company ethic of Care, Quality and Safety.
We are happy with our order of Half Day's "Blissful Berry" and "Calmer Coffee" gummies, and we're looking forward to sampling more flavors.
If you would like to try Half Day products, click here to visit Half Day's online store.
Purchasing a product from Half Day is a great way to start your CBD journey. Whether you want some CBD Gummies, a Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, or a CBD Muscle Salve, Half Day has attractive prices and products for everyone.
Ref 1: Sugar Absorbs Through Oral Mucosal Lining - https://jpharmsci.org/article/S0022-3549(15)50558-3/pdf