Once the extraction process is complete, CBD is a crystal that can dissolve in an edible medium. While different companies add their CBD in different ways, cbdMD adds its pure CBD isolate while the ingredients melt in bulk.
What are those ingredients?
Pectin is the ingredient that gives gummies their distinct texture. Pectin occurs naturally in the cell walls of fruits, and in the traditional process of cooking fruit mash with sugar water, it leads to the gelling process that creates jams and jellies. In modern times, it becomes isolated to create even stiffer products, like jellybeans and gummies.
The rest of the recipe consists of sweeteners, oils, and flavoring, which vary by the manufacturer. cbdMD’s gummies include organic tapioca syrup, cane sugar, fruit juice, and sunflower oil. Currently, each gummy bottle has a mix of natural and artificial flavors: orange, strawberry, mixed berry, and tropical.
For extra zing, there’s citric acid and malic acid, which naturally give the tang to lemons and sour apples, respectively.
Once the CBD goes into the melt, the resulting gelatinous brew is extruded, cut into cubes or other shapes, and coated. The smooth coating on our gummies is wax drawn from the leaves of the Brazilian carnauba palm.