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CBD, THC + Melatonin Gummies: They’re Not All Created Equal!

Tue, Nov 07, 2023 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

CBD, THC + Melatonin Gummies: They’re Not All Created Equal!

Sleep-enhancing gummies are awesome . . . but they’re not all created equal. Just think: a sleep gummy’s CBD should be premium. Its THC should be premium. Its melatonin should be premium, too! 

Keep reading to learn what to look for before you buy. 

  • CBD, THC + melatonin gummies: why quality matters
  • fiveTM’s CBD + THC Gummies: what makes them premium
  • Why our gummies use natural ingredients
    • Artificial flavors
    • Artificial colors
  • fiveCBD gummies: mostly organic

CBD, THC + melatonin gummies: why quality matters

Why does quality matter so much when it comes to CBD gummies — particularly CBD gummies designed to help you sleep better?

Because good sleep is everything. The stats show that nearly half of everyone who tries CBD does so in hopes of sleeping better. It just doesn’t make sense to use a product that combines pro-sleep ingredients with lower-quality additives that actually hurt your sleep! Long story short, don’t settle for gummies with subpar ingredients. [1]

Good CBD starts with good hemp. While some brands get their hemp from dubious sources, premium brands prioritize transparency in product sourcing. 

Even the highest quality hemp out there needs to be extracted properly to produce premium CBD. Not all CBD extraction methods are created equal, though — some CBD gummies are created with butane or hexane extraction. These methods produce high yields but also risk chemical contamination. Not good!

How can you know for sure if CBD gummies were made the right way? Two words: lab-testing. If the CBD gummies you’re looking at aren’t clearly lab-tested, stay far, far away from them. 

Prioritize CBD gummies that have been tested by 3rd-party, independent labs. The most important tests include: 

  • Cannabinoid testing: Essential to ensure products contain as much CBD as they claim...and under 0.3% THC. In addition to CBD and THC, premium cannabinoid tests analyze CBDa, THCa, CBG, CBC, CBC, CBDv, THCv, and more.

  • Terpene testing: Terpenes are a component of CBD gummies that deserves more attention. Why not test for them? Premium hemp contains terpenes like beta-caryophyllene, guaiol, pinene, myrcene, ocimene, linalool, and more...each of which has its own health benefits.

  • Mold/Mycotoxin testing: Hemp can be prone to mold. Make sure mold isn’t in your CBD gummies by selecting products from companies that do mold and/or mycotoxin testing.

  • Solvent testing: Ensures your CBD product was extracted safely and correctly. Companies that don’t test for residual solvents may have something to hide, whether it’s butane or hexane or residual ethanol. The best CBD products are completely solvent-free.

Think of it this way: there are two sides to CBD testing. Premium CBD gummies should be tested to ensure that they contain all the good stuff they should . . . and none of the bad stuff they shouldn’t. Both sides of this equation are of utmost importance. 

fiveTM’s CBD + THC Gummies: what makes them premium

fiveTM’s Sleep Gummies check all the right quality boxes . . . and then some. All of our gummies are made with a special hemp extract that features our guaranteed 5:1 ratio of CBD to other hemp compounds.

And while our other products contain this same supercharged CBD, gummies provide a level of flavor and fun most other products just can’t match. Packed with minor cannabinoids and terpenes, these are full spectrum CBD+THC gummies unlike any other! 

Check out the highlights below for continued good news. Five™’s gummies are:

  • Sourced from the best, most established hemp farms in the US
  • Powered by premium-quality hemp extract with up to 6x the minor cannabinoids
  • Vegan (pectin-based) and contain natural ingredients
  • Naturally colored and naturally flavored

See all the flavor options below? Yep — all these flavors are natural!

  • Sleep: Berry
  • Original: Blue Razz, Berry, Lemon, and Orange
  • Buzz: Blue Razz, Redberry, Lemon, and Orange
  • Sour: Sour Blue Razz, Sour Redberry, Sour Lemon, and Sour Orange
  • Buzz Sour: Sour Blue Razz, Sour Redberry, Sour Lemon, and Sour Orange

And remember how we talked about the importance of lab testing earlier? All of five™’s gummies are extensively lab tested for:

  • Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • Microbes
  • Solvents
  • Mycotoxins 
  • Heavy metals
  • Agricultural agents

You can view our certificates for yourself here

Why our gummies use natural ingredients

As we explained early on in this article, it wouldn’t make sense to take the world’s best natural sleep aids and combine them with toxic additives. That’s why our gummies are free from artificial flavors, colors, and more. Here are the details. 

Artificial flavors

Artificial flavors are everywhere. Why’s that a bad thing? Because these fake flavoring agents anchor your brain into believing it’s getting vital nutrients from tasty foods . . . when it’s actually not. Artificial flavors can also make foods hyper-palatable, throwing off your body’s delicately balanced hunger hormones and making it all too easy to overeat. 

A growing body of research is bringing these dangers to light. The effects of artificial flavor consumption include: [2]

  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reactions
  • Mental confusion
  • Hyperactivity (especially in children)

And the longer-term effects are even more damaging:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Allergies/hypersensitivities

Artificial colors

Artificial colors are another all-too-common food toxin. Within the past 50 years synthetic dye use has increased by 500%! 

Artificial colors are typically used to:

  • Reduce costs and extend shelf life
  • Make food look brighter and more appealing to consumers
  • Hide the absence of naturally bright ingredients, like fruits and veggies

But what effects do these colors have on our health? They may: [3]

  • Trigger an inflammatory response within your body, leading to chronic overactivation of your immune system 
  • Increase your risk of developing certain types of cancers. Red #40 and yellow #5 are two of the most carcinogenic food colors
  • Cause hypersensitivity to light, sound, and other stimuli, resulting in diminished  productivity and creativity 

Suffice to say that artificial colors and flavors can be pretty dang damaging. They certainly don’t belong in CBD gummies!

fiveTMCBD gummies: mostly organic

Knockout Gummies make avoiding harmful additives easy. In addition to being free from anything artificial, they contain mostly organic ingredients. Top ingredients include:

  • L-theanine (100mg): a calming amino acid that supports bedtime relaxation. L-theanine offers a wide variety of ‘side benefits,’ including clearer thinking and improved antioxidant status. 

  • Full spectrum hemp extract  (58mg): rich in CBD, THC, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and more! Full spectrum hemp activates your endocannabinoid system, reducing stress and building the foundation for all-natural sleep support. 

  • CBD (50mg): may stabilize your body’s endocannabinoid system, resulting in downstream sleep benefits. Some people say they’ve even started dreaming again since taking CBD.

  • THC (5mg): may help entrain your circadian rhythm to the sun’s natural cycles. THC gets bonus points for being really, really relaxing. 

  • Other cannabinoids (3mg): CBG, CBC, CBN, and other important “trace cannabinoids” synergize with CBD + THC for maximized health benefits.

  • Melatonin (3mg): this science-backed hormone takes CBD’s effects to a whole new level. Melatonin is clinically proven to improve both sleep quality and quantity. It’s got powerful anti-stress and anti-aging properties, too. 

  • Organic cane sugar: all-natural sweetness
  • Organic tapioca syrup: more all-natural sweetness!
  • Water: this one speaks for itself . . . 
  • Organic pear juice concentrate: yet another all-natural sweetener!
  • Organic coconut oil: ensures optimal consistency
  • Pectin: ensures optimal consistency

Not all CBD + melatonin gummies are created equal . . . so why not settle for the best? 

Our new Knockout Gummies combine premium sleep-supporters with mostly organic ingredients. Now you can get everything your body needs to sleep better — and nothing that it doesn’t.  

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