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We Tried The Strongest CBD Gummies On The Market — Our Favorites

Lizzy Sherman
Author: Expert reviewer:
February 28, 2024
Lizzy Sherman
Commerce writer
By Lizzy Sherman
Commerce writer
Lizzy Sherman is an award-winning digital content writer and editor with previous bylines in Healthline, Cnet, Chowhound, and more
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
Expert review by
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
mbg Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN is Vice President of Scientific Affairs at mindbodygreen. She received her bachelor's degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
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February 28, 2024
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The strongest CBD gummies we tested in 2024:

Whether you’re looking for a CBD gummy to help you relax, ease your stress, or get better sleep, today it’s easier than ever to find a high-quality formula to support your goals.* But one major setback of CBD gummies is that they often come in lower potencies than CBD oils or capsules.

Most brands only offer one gummy formulation, opting for either a gentle or moderate potency between 5 to 20 mg of CBD per gummy. While you can double your serving to increase the potency, you'll also consume twice the sugar (and pay twice the price).

Instead of settling for a low potency option, our vetted guide offers a rundown of the strongest CBD gummies you can buy right now—all vetted to meet our strict standards. Every product on our list has a clean formulation without artificial dyes or sweeteners. They've also been tested by our editors who evaluated each gummy on taste, texture, and overall effect.

Keep reading to uncover the only four strong CBD gummies that we recommend taking, along with a rundown on who actually needs to up their CBD dose.

Our CBD vetting process:
  • Ingredients: Every gummy on our list is made without artificial dyes, refined sugar, or gelatin. We prioritized brands that opted for organic ingredients, including organic hemp CBD.
  • Transparency: Ever brand featured must complete third-party testing with the certificate of analysis (COA) available on the website. These tests verify products match the advertised levels of CBD with trace levels of pesticides, heavy metals, molds, microbials, and residual solvents.
  • Potency: Every gummy on our list has at least 40 mg of CBD per serving.
  • Testing: Each CBD gummy on this list was tested by an editor from mindbodygreen. We evaluated every gummy for taste and texture, along with tracking whether we felt an impact on our mood from the gummy.*

Comparing our top picks

ProductCost per mg of CBDStrengthTypeCOAsSugarVeganOrganic
Cornbread Hemp Organic CBD Gummies$0.0650 mg of CBDFull-spectrumYes4g per gummyYesUSDA certified
Batch Gold Reserve Gummies$0.0450 mg of CBDFull-spectrumYes2.5 g per gummyYesPartial
Aspen Green Organic Bliss Gummies$0.0550 mg of CBDFull-spectrumYes4g per gummyYesUSDA certified
cbdMD Tropical Gummies$0.03200 mg of CBDBroad-spectrumYes2.5 g per gummyYesPartial
Best with THC

Cornbread Hemp Organic CBD Gummies

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Cornbread Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Gummies
Cornbread Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Gummies
Cornbread Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Gummies
Cornbread Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Gummies
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Type
Full-spectrum
Potency
50 mg CBD per serving
Cost per mg of CBD
$0.08

Servings: 30 | Vegan: Yes | COAs: Available here | Sugar: 4g per gummy | Subscription Discount: Yes

Cornbread Hemp’s CBD gummies are USDA certified organic with a clean and innovative formula that’s bound to impress. It combines organic blue agave, organic carnauba wax, and organic tapioca syrup in a vegan gummy with a soft, chewy texture.

Available in three flavors—the watermelon is our favorite!—the potent gummy is made with full-spectrum hemp. Specifically Cornbread Hemp opts for a Flower-Only™ formula, which means that the CBD is only sourced from the aerial or flower part of the hemp plant.

Each gummy has 50mg of CBD along with 2mg of THC. Our tester didn't feel any buzz from the gummy's modest amount of THC, but it's worth pointing out for those who are more sensitive (or undergo regular drug testing).

Pros:
  • USDA-certified organic
  • Incredibly "clean" formula
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Taste similar to candy
Cons:
  • Trace levels of THC (if that's not your thing)
  • 4g of sugar per serving

An expert's take

"This vegan gummy's excipient profile—you know, the 'other ingredients'—are incredibly clean, organic, and innovative." — Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, vice president of scientific affairs

What our testers think

  • We've tried the gummies in peach, watermelon, and berry; all three flavors mask the hemp flavor but we think the watermelon is the tastiest option.
  • Commerce editor Carleigh Ferrante swears by these gummies to support her sleep, while deputy commerce editor Braelyn Wood loves the gummies to stay relaxed during a busy workday.*
  • The glass packaging elevates these CBD gummies against competitors, and we like that they can be reused or recycled.

Why these CBD gummies pass our standards

We love that Cornbread Hemp sources its organic hemp from local farms in Kentucky, and its full supply chain is conducted in less than 100 miles. The brand also provides COAs from third-party testing right on its website, so you'll never have to question the potency of these gummies.

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Batch Gold Reserve Gummies

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View on Batch | $65
Type
Full-spectrum
Potency
50 mg CBD per serving (1 gummy)
Cost per mg of CBD
$0.04

Servings: 30 | Vegan: Yes | COAs: Available here | Sugar: 2.5g per gummy | Subscription Discount: Yes

Batch's most potent formula yet combines 50 mg of CBD with 25 mg of CBG a.k.a. cannabigerol. Another phytocannabinoid, CBG is thought to support mood—which gives this gummy double mood-boosting effects.*

We love that the vegan gummy opts for organic ingredients, including organic tapioca, organic cane sugar, and organic coconut oil. The final effect is a tasty tangerine chew with a noticeable hemp flavor. (What can you expect for just 2.5g of sugar per serving?)

If there's any doubt about this gummies potency, look no further than the Batch's own instructions. The brand recommends starting slow with a dosage as low as half a gummy (25mg of CBD), with options to take up to two cubes depending on your tolerance.

Pros:
  • Made from organic hemp grown in USA
  • Has additional cannabinoids for further mood support*
  • Opts for organic ingredients when possible
Cons:
  • Not for those with tree nut allergies (coconut)
  • Strong hemp taste

What our testers think

  • Deputy commerce editor Braelyn Wood says these soothing gummies put her body into a state of relaxation, setting her mind and body at ease.*
  • Other testers on the mindbodygreen team prefer to keep these gummies to nighttime use, because they can make you a bit drowsy (depending on your tolerance).
  • The tangerine flavoring does a modest job of keeping the hemp flavor at bay; these have a strong earthy flavor.

Why these CBD gummies pass our standards

Batch hemp is organically grown on a multi-generational family farm in Neillsville, Wisconsin, which then undergoes ultra-cold ethanol extraction.

Similar to our other go-to brands, Batch offers access to third-party testing results. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee with every purchase.

Best with THC

Aspen Green Organic Bliss Gummies

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Potency
50 mg of CBD per serving

Servings: 30 | Vegan: Yes | COAs: Available here | Sugar: 4g per gummy | Subscription Discount: Yes

If you don't feel the effects of most CBD gummies, then this USDA certified organic pick is an excellent option. The vegan gummy offers 50mg of full-spectrum hemp CBD, which includes w5mg of THC—and yes, it's legal!

We love that the formula ditches refined sugar in favor of organic agave with a gelatin-free base made with organic lucuma. Not only do these gooey gummies taste great (barely any hemp flavor) but they have a noticeable zen effect that our testers swear by.

Keep in mind, while the gummy meets the requirement of less than 0.3% THC by dry weight set by the 2018 Farm Bill, there is enough THC to show up on a drug test—and we'd recommend only taking this gummy outside of working hours.

Pros:
  • USDA certified organic
  • Uses agave as a sweetener (no refined sugar)
  • Soft, gooey texture
Cons:
  • Has THC (if that's not your thing)
  • Stronger hemp aftertaste

What our testers think

  • Deputy commerce editor Braelyn Wood warns you can definitely feel the "bliss" that inspired these gummies name.* She recommends only taking this gummy after working hours.
  • These vegan gummies don't have a strong hemp flavor, but the texture is super gooey and soft. You'll need to store in a cool place to prevent them from clumping together.

Why these CBD gummies pass our standards

As if the USDA certified organic certification wasn't impressive enough—that's no easy feat for a gummy!—we love that Aspen Green sources offers COAs onsite with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Plus, the brand works with physicians to formulate their CBD products and opts for CO2 extraction, which is non-toxic and eco-friendly.

Best without THC

Broad-Spectrum CBD Tropical Gummies

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Type
Broad-spectrum
Potency
200 mg CBD per serving (2 gummies)
Cost per mg of CBD
$0.03

Servings: 30 | Vegan: Yes | COAs: Available here | Sugar: 2.5g per gummy | Subscription Discount: Yes

We consider these CBD gummies to be the most potent pick on the market with 200 mg of CBD per serving. FYI, a serving equates to two gummies, but each gummy packs an impressive 100mg of CBD.

The vegan formula is also gluten-free and skips artificial sweeteners and dyes in favor of natural alternatives; corn syrup is replaced by organic tapioca syrup and cane sugar, artificial dyes are replaced with organic fruit and veggie juices. Leveraging natural flavors, each 60-count bottle incorporates a mix of flavors: strawberry, orange, raspberry, and tropical fruit.

Pros:
  • No artificial dyes or refined sugar
  • Broad-spectrum formula removes trace amounts of THC
  • No strong hemp flavor despite lower sugar content per gummy
Cons:
  • Plastic bottle
  • Highest amount of sugar per serving (5g from two gummmies)
  • Not organic hemp

What our testers think

  • Our tester, commerce editor Carleigh Ferrante, opted to only take one gummy during her tests (100mg of CBD per serving).
  • Ferrante loves that these actually taste good despite skipping artificial flavoring. There’s a slight hemp flavor, but it goes away quickly.
  • No THC means you miss the entourage effect; Ferrante never felt "blissed out" by these gummies, but her overall mood was more at ease.*

Why these CBD gummies pass our standards

CbdMD sources hemp from farms within the United States and only offers broad-spectrum products. While we prefer full-spectrum hemp—as it allows for the entourage effect—we think CbdMD is a great option for those who want to skip trace amounts of THC without losing out on the benefits of terpenes, flavonoids, and other minor cannabinoids found in hemp.

While we wish CbdMD opted for organic hemp, we like that the brand only sources hemp from within the United States. The brand also provides results from third-party testing of their products to ensure they meet potencies advertised, as well as testing levels for pesticides, molds, and heavy metals.

Plus, the brand offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.

How to choose the right CBD potency

CBD affects everyone differently, so if you are new to CBD you may want to start with a gentle to moderate dosage. Parodneck and many hemp experts recommend “starting low and going slow” to find your ideal strength.

Keep in mind, when it comes to gummies that many CBD brands consider “extra strength,” the formulas start at 25 mg per gummy (compared to most options which feature between 5 to 15 mg of CBD per gummy). 

These general guidelines for strength will help you determine dosage and whether you should take one or two gummies:

Gentle: Under 20mg

Moderate: 20 to 39 mg

Strong: 40+ mg

The strongest CBD gummies on our list have around 100 mg CBD per gummy. While some brands recommend achieving 50 mg CBD doses by taking two 25 mg CBD gummies, we kept our list to only those that have 50+ mg of CBD per gummy.

Who can benefit from a stronger gummy?

“Every individual is unique and so is their response to CBD,” says Michael Lewis M.D., MPH, FACPM, FACN, a +PlusCBD medical advisor. “If someone is getting a little response from a particular dose of CBD but wants a stronger or better response, the best approach is to gradually increase the amount of CBD until the individual gets the response they are seeking.” 

This sentiment is echoed by other CBD experts, including Lynn Parodneck, M.D., a medical board advisor at TribeTokes. She calls 22 mg of CBD per serving the “standard dose” for most people but knows the benefits of a higher potency.

“A stronger dose of CBD can be helpful for sleep,”* says Parodneck. However, she warns about increasing your consumption too quickly. “If the dose is too much, they can get sleepy or experience stomach issues,” she adds.

CBD Glossary

  • Endocannabinoid system (ECS): A cellular-level communication network involving cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and specific enzymes. This unique, whole-body system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis across all the body’s organs and physiological functions, including but not limited to stress resilience,  mood, sleep, appetite, inflammatory balance, and pain modulation. Learn more here about the “master regulatory system” here.
  • Cannabinoids: Unique bioactive compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Your body creates cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids, like anandamide and 2-AG) and you can also ingest them (called phytocannabinoids, like CBD) from certain plants like Cannabis sativa, aka hemp.
  • Cannabidiol: The formal name for CBD, a unique phytocannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa).
  • Full-spectrum hemp: Full-spectrum hemp has the “full spectrum” or array of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids—including CBD—as well as other beneficial native compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. This full array of intrinsic botanical bioactives is thought to facilitate the “entourage effect.” By law, full-spectrum hemp extracts in the U.S. can have up to 0.3% THC by dry weight (i.e., trace levels), while European hemp limits THC to 0.2% by dry weight. 
  • Broad-spectrum hemp: Broad-spectrum hemp retains many of the beneficial compounds found in full-spectrum hemp but filters out any THC. These extracts are sometimes referred to as “THC-free” products.
  • CBD isolate: CBD isolate products have a single cannabinoid: CBD. As a result, they won’t provide the “entourage effect” from the full array of hemp bioactives.
  • Terpenes: Unique aromatic bioactive phytonutrient compounds that give many plants their unique aroma, flavor, and beneficial biological properties. Also found in citrus, lavender, and many other botanicals, terpenes are not unique to Cannabis sativa but are responsible for the hemp plant’s distinct scent.
  • Flavonoids: A large family of polyphenolic phytonutrients found in many plants (including hemp) that give particular flavors, colors, and health properties. Some plants are higher in flavonoids, including fruits, vegetables, tea, and wine.

FAQs

What is considered high-potency CBD?

Typically more than 40 mg of CBD per serving is considered a strong dosage. Most gummies are not available with this potency—which is why our guide to the strongest CBD gummies only features four products.

How long does CBD lasts?

 “A higher dose of cannabinoids per serving is thought to yield a longer-lasting impact, however, dosing depends on personal biology and intended health support goals,” explains nutrition scientist Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN.

Which is stronger CBD oil or gummies?

Lewis anecdotally reports that while effects last longer with gummies, onset can be a little slower. 

“Sometimes when a person wants both immediate and longer term relief, using a tincture and gummy at the same time is an effective approach to get a more rapid response from the tincture with the longer acting help from the gummy,” she says.

What is the highest level of CBD gummies?

Most brands offer CBD gummies with 20mg of CBD per serving. Our guides only includes options with at least 40mg of CBD per serving. CbdMD offers the highest dosage of CBD with 200mg of CBD per serving.

The takeaway

The strongest CBD gummies typically have between 25 mg CBD and 50 mg CBD per serving. We tested many CBD gummies, and the selections on our list rank well across the board in terms of taste, texture, potency, and impact. Experts say it’s a good idea to start low and increase your dosage slowly, but if you prefer a higher dose of CBD, you can increase your serving to two or more gummies. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

CBD Disclaimer: Our website includes general information and instruction relating to health and wellness topics. This content is not a substitute for medical advice from your health care provider. All treatment decisions should be determined in partnership with a health care practitioner. Hemp CBD products are derived from U.S. industrial hemp (less than 0.3% THC) and European hemp (less than 0.2% THC). While hemp CBD products derived from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) are legal on a federal level in the U.S., some states have specific laws, so you'll want to check your state's laws to be sure.

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