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Product disclaimer: All of Five’s full-spectrum CBD products comply with the 2018 Farm Bill and contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Five CBD’s Daily Buzz full-spectrum gummies specifically contain 5 milligrams of THC per gummy, which is the equivalent of .121% of dry weight, according to the company. With that said, customers concerned about consuming THC should exercise caution with any full-spectrum CBD product.
Five CBD’s Daily Buzz full-spectrum gummies are vegan-friendly and contain only natural ingredients. However, because they contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other minor cannabinoids, they might not be the best fit for everyone. If you’re taking any prescriptions, consult your doctor about any possible interactions before trying this product.
Five Full-Spectrum CBD Gummies
Established in 2018, Five CBD is located in Laguna Beach, California, and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. According to its website, the company aims to provide customers with a variety of full-spectrum products sourced from farms in the U.S. Made from Five CBD’s proprietary 5-to-1 full-spectrum hemp extract, all of the company’s offerings adhere to the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) regulations and are third-party tested for potency, quality and effectiveness.
Five CBD Gummies feature full-spectrum CBD, which means they contain naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant in addition to CBD. According to the company’s website, Five’s CBD + THC gummies contain six times the amount of minor cannabinoids as competitor products.
Cannabinoids, which are directly extracted from hemp plants, contribute to the entourage effect. Research suggests that when CBD, THC, terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids are consumed simultaneously, they work synergistically to create a more powerful effect than the individual components of the hemp plant would produce on their own.
Once ingested, cannabinoids work with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which research indicates is responsible for achieving homeostasis in the body. The ECS is made up of cannabinoid receptors, endogenous cannabinoids (made in the body) and enzymes that synthesize and break down the endocannabinoids. Plant-based cannabinoids like those in hemp work in the same way that endogenous cannabinoids do, stimulating CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system and possibly producing effects ranging from pain relief to anxiety reduction to enhanced sleep.
A container of 20 Five CBD Daily Buzz gummies costs $39.99, a container of 40 gummies costs $59.99 and a container of 60 gummies costs 75.99. Each container features a variety of flavors, including blue razz, redberry, lemon and orange flavors. The gummies also come in a collection of sour flavors.
Five CBD sells a variety of oils, gel capsules, chocolates and other products as well, including bundled items. With the exception of the bundles, all products are available at a 30% discount when you select the subscribe-and-save option for monthly delivery.
To help you find which product is right for you, Five CBD offers an online hemp quiz. New customers are eligible for a 30-day risk-free trial, which means if you aren’t satisfied with your first purchase, it’s fully refundable.
You must be at least 18 years old to purchase any FiveCBD product, and you must be at least 21 years old to purchase extra-strength products containing 5 milligrams of THC.
According to the company, long-term use of Five CBD products may result in a failed full-spectrum hemp drug test.
“Quality is of utmost importance to me when selecting CBD products for myself and my clients,” says Ashley Beckman, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, epigenetic coach and functional medicine practitioner in Beverly Hills, California. It’s important to know the exact components of CBD products to ensure there are no impurities, such as heavy metals, pesticides or fungal growth, she adds. This information can only be authenticated by third-party testing, which all of Five CBD’s products undergo.
“Five CBD’s full-spectrum gummies provide a potent combination of CBD and THC, which helps support my clients [experiencing] anxiety, pain, arthritis and inflammation and [may help] promote more restful sleep,” says Dr. Beckman.
Five CBD’s Daily Buzz full-spectrum gummies delivered on their promise to provide a relaxing buzz. Unlike CBD products I’ve tried in the past, it didn’t take several days to weeks to feel the effects of Five CBD’s full-spectrum gummies. Within 30 minutes of consuming my first gummy, I began to notice its effects. My mood quickly became ebullient, and the residual stress I was carrying from the workday seemed to melt away.
I found myself in a light-hearted headspace, smiling and giggling through my evening chores. That night, I slept soundly for more than nine hours, and I could have easily stayed in bed longer. The only downside I experienced from the gummies was a lingering grogginess that seemed to stick with me throughout the next day. However, enhanced feelings of relaxation stayed with me as well.
The container suggests taking one gummy at a time and waiting an hour before consuming an additional gummy. I found that by splitting a gummy in half, I still noticed a pleasant buzz but saved myself the next-day drowsiness I experienced with a full gummy. Overall, I was surprised by the product’s effectiveness, and I found it to be a useful addition to my relaxation tool kit.
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Heidi Borst is a freelance journalist, healthcare content writer and certified nutrition coach with a love of all things health and wellness. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, MSN, Yahoo and more. Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Borst is a lifelong runner and general fitness enthusiast who is passionate about the physical and mental benefits of sleep and self-care.
Meaghan is an editor and writer who also has experience practicing holistic medicine as an acupuncturist and herbalist. She’s passionate about helping individuals live full, healthy and happy lives at every age. Outside of writing and editing for Forbes Health, Meaghan loves practicing yoga, reading and spending time with her family near the ocean in her home state of Maine.