how many cbd gummies should i eat

How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?


Gummy bear snacks, gummy fruit bites, gummy sharks, gummy worms, gummy vitamins, gummy supplements… the various things that come in gummy form and the various forms that gummies can take sound like a litany from “Forrest Gump.” A lot of people have decided that CBD gummies are for them. Now the only question is — how many CBD gummies should I eat?

These fruit-flavored bites are a fun and convenient way to get your daily dose of cannabidiol CBD. But like everything else in the CBD marketplace, the quality of CBD gummies can vary greatly. At the very low end, there are CBD gummy brands selling off-the-shelf gummy worms that have been dusted with CBD isolate — leading to a bitter-tasting and ineffective product. On the high end, you have brands like Cornbread Hemp, who are offering USDA organic, vegan, full spectrum CBD infused gummies.

Taking CBD in gummy form makes it easy to get the right amount of CBD in a dose—no measuring needed—and they are a portable and discrete way of using CBD. Because of the familiarity of the gummy form and the great taste, full spectrum CBD gummies can be a good choice for people trying CBD for the first time.


Cornbread Hemp’s Organic Berry CBD Gummies are made with our Whole Flower CBD oil, which is made from a Flower-OnlyTM extract of our USDA organic hemp flowers. To qualify as federally legal hemp, the plants must test at no more than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that causes the “high” sensation. That isn't enough THC to get you stoned, but it’s enough to increase CBD’s effectiveness through the “entourage effect,” according to anecdotal accounts and preliminary research.

The entourage effect is when different compounds piggyback on each other to provide the best results for all of them. Cornbread Hemp’s gummies contain CBD, a legal amount of THC, and other minor cannabinoids. These compounds bind to cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body in a network called the endocannabinoid system. This recently discovered system is found in all animals, and researchers think that it may work to help bring the body into balance. The entourage effect allows the endocannabinoid system to operate at its optimum capabilities. This is why CBD users prefer to use a whole spectrum CBD product over a THC-free type of CBD (such as broad spectrum or isolate) to experience the most benefits of CBD.

How do we make our CBD gummies? Our CBD gummies, unlike many gummy products that rely on artificial flavoring and gelling agents, are 100 percent organic, meaning every ingredient that goes into the gummies is certified organic by the USDA. Cornbread Hemp’s gummies are “mixed berry” flavored, and by that we don’t mean some weird chemical additive that gives the gummies a semblance of a generic berry. We use blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries — all organic fruit that we process on-site! 

Are you vegan? Don’t worry. Our vegan-friendly gummies are made with apple pectin. Many other gummy producers use gelatin, which is made from animal byproducts. Pectin is a fiber found in fruits and vegetables that is often used to thicken jellies and jams. To guarantee quality and safety, every ingredient that goes into Cornbread Hemp's organic CBD gummies has been certified organic.

Do you use another type of CBD product and are curious about whether to switch to CBD gummies? You can learn more at our other blog posts about how CBD gummies compare to CBD oils and CBD capsules.


When it comes to CBD dosing guidelines and taking CBD gummies, the thing you have to keep in mind that although they taste delicious, you need to know to be careful of taking too much CBD and experiencing uncomfortable side effects. When you’re eating conventional gummy worms, having “just one more” is no big deal. But “just one more” of our gummies infused with CBD oil may mean the difference between feeling good and feeling… weird. Remember, these aren’t candy—they are supplements and high doses may cause side effects. CBD gummies should be kept out of reach of children and pets. 

The number of gummies for you, and the right CBD gummy dosage for you, depends on a lot of different body chemistry factors including your body weight, your metabolism, and tolerance. It also depends on the dosage of CBD per gummy. Cornbread Hemp's gummies come in bottles of 30 gummies, and the CBD dosage is 10 mg of CBD per gummy. 

Most studies of the effects of CBD on the human body set the starting dosage at 20 mg of CBD concentration per day,1 but keep in mind that deciding how much CBD you need may require some trial and error. Cornbread Hemp's serving size for our gummies is two gummies, or 20 mg, but a person can start with half that recommended amount, or one gummy at 10 mg of CBD, and gradually increase, depending on how it makes you feel. Rinse and repeat until you find how much CBD is right for you. 

Using CBD products, including CBD edibles like gummies, generally may take as long as two hours to take effect. So use your best judgement when adjusting to a higher dose. If you increase your CBD dosage, it will not cause the gummies to “kick in” right away. Similar to CBD capsules, when you take CBD gummies they must travel through your digestive system before being fully absorbed into your bloodstream. So, taking too much CBD in edible form will catch up to you eventually, with some potentially uncomfortable results. 

Some gummy users may find that it can take up to two weeks or more of using CBD consistently for it to take the desired effect. And they may still have to go through some trial and error with their CBD gummies dosage to find how much CBD they really need to take.


How long CBD gummies stay in your system is not a one-size-fit-all answer, it depends on several factors,2 such as:

  • The amount of CBD in each gummy
  • How many CBD gummies you take
  • How often you take CBD gummies
  • Your body weight and water content
  • Your metabolism
  • Your diet

Your individual body chemistry is the main determining factor of how much CBD you need to take, how long the CBD takes to work, and how long it stays in your system. CBD is a "lipophilic" molecule, or fat-loving, so those with higher body weight or higher fat content will absorb and store CBD for longer in their body. If you exercise regularly and have a high metabolism, you should feel the CBD more quickly. And on the flip side, it may wear off more quickly as well. If you have a slow metabolism, you’ll likely notice that it takes longer to feel your CBD coming on.3 

Another important factor to how your body chemistry reacts to CBD gummies is the quality of the gummy and the CBD oil itself. Just like any supplement, you cannot take a low quality product and expect a high quality result. It doesn't help that the CBD industry is vastly unregulated, and it is easy for unscrupulous companies to get unsafe products on the shelf. To ensure the quality of the CBD oil used, make sure to read the Certificate of Analysis (COA), another word for the product's lab test results. Another way to make sure you have a high quality product is to look for the USDA certified organic seal.


Many people will find that CBD gummies is their preferred way of taking CBD. They’re tasty, they’re convenient, they’re discrete, and they take away a lot of the guesswork involved with dosing! But due to lax CBD regulations, you can't just grab any CBD gummy from your gas station. Luckily, we are here to take the guesswork out of finding safe, organic, vegan CBD gummies.

Cornbread Hemp is a family-owned company that is Kentucky Proud and dedicated to producing the most potent USDA certified organic CBD oil products allowed by federal law. Why is Cornbread Hemp so proud to be from Kentucky? Because the geographical and geological conditions of the Bluegrass State make it ideal for producing the best hemp, and therefore the best CBD, in the world.

Kentucky is located on the 37th parallel, the same latitude as the Hindu Kush mountain range where all Indica strains of cannabis originated. That means Kentucky and the Hindu Kush have the same light cycles, which the hemp plants really appreciate. And the limestone-filtered water supply is perfect for ecologically sustainable hemp production.

Our organic hemp is sun-grown on organic family farms that use crop rotations instead of fertilizer for quality, taste, and freshness. Only the hemp flowers are used for maximum potency and for the best flavor; leaves and stems are never used to make our cannabis extract! We hand-craft our hemp oil products in small batches to ensure the best quality, and every batch is sent for third-party lab testing for unbiased results for cannabinoid content and safety. Lab reports for Cornbread Hemp CBD products are available on our website for easy viewing, and can be accessed via scannable QR code on each product's package.  

Cornbread Hemp produces only all-natural CBD gummies and CBD oils that have been USDA Certified Organic. No gimmicks, just Flower-Only™ extracted, full spectrum, Kentucky-grown, sustainably sourced products to make your CBD journey a healthy one. Our USDA Organic CBD gummies are made with all-natural ingredients and are vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. As with all our products, we offer our gummies with a no-questions-asked 30-day guarantee.

About the Author
Jim Higdon, Co-Founder

Jim is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012 before co-founding Cornbread Hemp. Full author bio here.


It depends on a lot of things including your metabolism, the amount of CBD in your gummy, and how often you take them. Typically, it can take as much as two hours for you to start feeling effects.

Most studies of the effects of CBD on the human body set the starting dosage at 20 mg CBD per day, but keep in mind that deciding what's right for you may require some trial and error.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, lipophilic means tending to combine with or dissolve in lipids or fats. CBD is a lipophilic molecule, so those with higher body fat will absorb and store CBD for longer in their body.


1. Ferguson, Sian. “CBD dosage: figuring out how much to take.” Healthline. Pub: 1 Aug. 2019. Accessed: 21 Dec. 2020.

2. Mudd, Leslie, PharmaD. “How long does CBD stay in your system?” Cornbread Hemp. Pub: 30 Oct. 2020. Accessed: 26 Jan. 2021.

3. Mudd, Leslie, PharmaD. “How long does CBD oil take to work? Ask a pharmacist.” Cornbread Hemp. Pub: 30 June 2020. Accessed: 26 Jan. 2021.