Something that makes FGE CBD unique is its guaranteed, lab-proven purity reports. This cannabinoid-based company is not afraid of being transparent with its high-quality ingredients and recipes.
Who Tests FGE Edibles?
Landau Laboratories Inc. is the trusted laboratory that analyzes all of FGE’s edibles. They comply with Phase 3 testing for cannabis products and state on their website that Landau Labs is an “A2LA accredited ISO/IEC 17025:2017 analytical testing laboratory Certificate #5236.01.”
Some fast facts about Landau Laboratories Inc. include that 3 PhDs are currently on the team, they have 33 trusted suppliers, and they have nearly 100 years of combined experience.
What Ingredients Are Commonly Used?
FGE offers both vegan and organic options. The vegan gummies offer plant-based substitutes for the animal-based gelatin most gummies are made of. And the organic versions feature natural, plant-based ingredients to guarantee freshness every time.
Take the 300mg CBD Vegan Watermelon Gummy as an example. It is an FGE edible that is both vegan and organic. Although three food dyes are used, all three are non-animal based and are therefore considered to be vegan. The ingredients include Sugar (from beets), Invert Sugar, Corn Syrup (from corn), Modified Corn Starch, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Pure Hemp Extract, Red #40, Yellow #5, and Blue #1. Below is a quick review of what exactly each ingredient entails.
Sugar from beets is as simple as understanding that beets are root vegetables with enough sugar to make even a horse happy. Although cane sugar could have been used, beet sugar is typically farmed in more ethical circumstances.
Although it may sound like an excellent, futuristic type of sugar, this is just a mixing of granulated sugar and water. The result is commonly known as a simple syrup. Simple syrup is often used within cocktail drinks such as Old Fashioned and Long Island Iced Tea.
Corn Syrup (from corn) and Modified Corn Starch
Corn syrup and corn starch are, unsurprisingly, sourced from corn. Modified corn starch is an artificial corn starch commonly found in processed and preserved foods.
An organic acid commonly found within grapes, bananas, and citrus fruits.
An organic, sour acid found within citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, limes, etc.)
Natural and Artificial Flavors
These can be a variety of lab-made and natural chemicals and flavors designed to enhance food flavor. These are considered to be safe to consume and are extremely common in all processed foods.
Pure Hemp Extract
This is a THC-minimal cannabis extract from all parts of the hemp plant. FGE ensures all hemp extract within the gummies is CBD isolate.
Red #40, unlike Carmine red dye, is not made from beetle parts (that is not a joke). This dye, instead, is sourced from petroleum. And, since petroleum is not sourced from animals, this makes Red #40 vegan-friendly.
Yellow #5, just like Red #40, is sourced from petroleum.
Blue #1 used to be derived from coal tar but is now made from petroleum products.