{"id":605101916466,"title":"Proper CBD Gummies Review: Is the Brand a Scam?","created_at":"2023-03-19T22:56:24-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Proper CBD Gummies Review: Is the Brand a Scam?\",\n \"keywords\": \"proper cbd gummies, proper cbd gummies review, proper cbd gummies reviews, proper cbd gummies scam, proper cbd gummies price, proper cbd gummies shark tank, proper cbd gummies website\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in the two Proper CBD Gummies products (Sleep and Energy) based on medical studies to give our take on whether they're likely to be effective or if they're a waste of money. We explain a Shark Tank scam related to the brand.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/proper-cbd-gummies-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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They’re marketed in two flavors for two different health benefits: one is to support sleep and the other is to support energy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut do Proper CBD Gummies contain effective ingredients for enhancing sleep or energy or are they a waste of money? Do they provide an effective dose of CBD? Do they contain any potentially unhealthy additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Proper CBD Gummies?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in both Proper CBD Gummies products (Superfood Sleep Blend and Superfood Energy Blend) based on medical studies to give our take on whether they’re likely to be effective or if they’re a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll highlight some questionable additive ingredients and feature real, unsponsored CBD gummy user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSuperfood Sleep Blend Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Superfood Sleep Blend ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Superfood_Sleep_Blend_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1679280711\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Proper CBD Gummies Superfood Sleep Blend are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEach gummy contains 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD, which is an effective dose as we documented in our review on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/cbd-gummies-for-pain\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD gummies for pain\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis dose of CBD may reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality based on early-stage clinical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are three additive ingredients in this formulation that may be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAdded sugar\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is shown to be associated with increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease when consumed in excess, as shown in a 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31246081\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Many Americans already get too much added sugar from their diet so it seems logical to avoid it in supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can cause whole-body inflammation according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eToxicology Reports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal, although the citric acid in Proper CBD Gummies is organic which makes it less likely to have this effect, because it suggests that it may be derived from fruits and not a fungus as is typical in manufacturing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was analyzed in a 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3620743\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and the study authors suggested there was a lack of safety data and some toxicity concerns.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s worth noting that these three additives are included in the majority of CBD gummy formulations and this is a relatively clean formulation for a gummy product. It’s free of the major irritants like artificial flavor and artificial colorants.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s hard to assess whether or not this supplement is likely to improve sleep because the brand fails to publish a Supplement Facts label with active ingredient doses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eChamomile extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31006899\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to improve sleep quality, but without knowing its dose we can’t say whether or not it should be effective in this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we do not recommend this supplement due to the lack of active ingredient doses. If the brand published that information, we would consider it to be one of the healthier CBD gummy formulations on the market and would consider recommending it. But for now, \u003cstrong\u003ewe have no strong reason to believe this supplement improves sleep.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut is the energy CBD gummy supplement better-formulated? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSuperfood Energy Blend Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Superfood Energy Blend ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Superfood_Energy_Blend_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1679280739\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Proper CBD Gummies Superfood Energy Blend are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis formulation is very similar to the previous supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt contains 10 mg of CBD rather than 25 mg. This is still on the low end of the effective range, and this is a reasonable dose in our opinion given that CBD can have a relaxing effect. It makes sense for a CBD energy supplement to have a lower dose of CBD than a CBD sleep supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement contains the questionable additives \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eadded sugar\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003enatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that we reviewed in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are three active ingredients in this product to support energy: maca, chaga and black seed oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaca\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a root typically used to naturally enhance sex drive. However, it was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5039502\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePharmaceuticals\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to significantly improve energy levels.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eChaga\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a mushroom and we can’t find any evidence that it improves energy levels when supplemented, nor does the brand cite any.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlack seed oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may have indirect benefits for energy levels given its favorable effects on metabolism, as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/black-seed-oil-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eblack seed oil benefits for men\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe problem is that again, the brand fails to clearly publish a Supplement Fact label with the doses of these ingredients, so we can’t ascertain whether they’re likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend this supplement due to the ingredient dosing issues.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Proper CBD Gummies? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored CBD Gummies User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any unsponsored Proper CBD Gummies user reviews, but this Jezebel video features real users trying CBD gummies for the first time:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/db3sIVwDbUM\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Proper CBD Gummies a Scam?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Jordan Liles who uncovers scams online suggests that some retailers are involved in a scam which suggests that Proper CBD Gummies were recommended on Shark Tank, which they were not:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/U-tsoDe8V-M\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean CBD Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/CBD_Oil_Image_1_23b0e7f8-4fdc-4e61-aea8-0bf724240edc.png?v=1686616787\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8360\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\"\u003eCornbread CBD Gummies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top CBD gummy pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is the healthiest CBD gummy formulation we've come across, because the brand uses organic flavoring and organic beetroot for color. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8535\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\"\u003eCornbread CBD Oil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top overall CBD oil pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIt has a clean formulation of organic hemp extract and organic coconut medium-chain triglycerides\u003c\/strong\u003e, and the brand publishes lab testing on every product page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/onefarm.com\/product\/organic-cbd-oil\/\"\u003eOne Farm Organic CBD Oil\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eis our top flavored CBD oil pick, because \u003cstrong\u003ethe brand\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e uses organic flavorings like organic mint oil and organic cinnamon oil.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll of the supplements recommended in this section are free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Proper CBD Gummies\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Proper CBD Gummies in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo artificial flavors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo artificial colors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRelatively healthy formulation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEffective CBD doses\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo clear Supplement Facts label on website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnclear active ingredient doses other than CBD\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable efficacy for energy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable efficacy for sleep\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome retailers of this product may be scamming\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not currently recommend any Proper CBD Gummies supplements. While the brand does use mostly natural ingredients and has a healthier formulation than many CBD gummies brands we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, they fail to clearly publish Supplement Facts labels with active ingredient doses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a sign of a low-quality brand and is a consumer safety issue, because knowing the ingredient dose for every active ingredient is important. The brand also fails to clearly publish added sugar doses which is a health concern as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt appears that some third-party retailer of this product may be involved in scams suggesting it’s celebrity-endorsed, which it’s not. Disregard any such claims.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile the Superfood Sleep Blend does contain one ingredient clinically shown to improve sleep and the Superfood Energy Blend contains an ingredient clinically shown to increase energy, we can’t conclude that either product is effective without the doses of those ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are cheaper CBD gummies products on the market with similar formulations.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-03-19T23:02:31-04:00","updated_at":"2024-04-10T01:48:08-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in the two Proper CBD Gummies products (Sleep and Energy) based on medical studies to give our take on whether they're likely to be effective or if they're a waste of money. 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Proper CBD Gummies Review: Is the Brand a Scam?

Proper CBD Gummies Review: Is the Brand a Scam?


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Proper CBD Gummies are sold by a brand called Proper Canna Naturals. They’re marketed in two flavors for two different health benefits: one is to support sleep and the other is to support energy.

But do Proper CBD Gummies contain effective ingredients for enhancing sleep or energy or are they a waste of money? Do they provide an effective dose of CBD? Do they contain any potentially unhealthy additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Proper CBD Gummies?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in both Proper CBD Gummies products (Superfood Sleep Blend and Superfood Energy Blend) based on medical studies to give our take on whether they’re likely to be effective or if they’re a waste of money.

We’ll highlight some questionable additive ingredients and feature real, unsponsored CBD gummy user reviews.

Superfood Sleep Blend Ingredient Analysis

Superfood Sleep Blend ingredients

The ingredients in Proper CBD Gummies Superfood Sleep Blend are shown above.

Each gummy contains 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD, which is an effective dose as we documented in our review on CBD gummies for pain.

This dose of CBD may reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality based on early-stage clinical trials.

There are three additive ingredients in this formulation that may be questionable from a health perspective.

Added sugar is shown to be associated with increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease when consumed in excess, as shown in a 2019 medical review. Many Americans already get too much added sugar from their diet so it seems logical to avoid it in supplements.

Citric acid can cause whole-body inflammation according to a medical review published in the Toxicology Reports journal, although the citric acid in Proper CBD Gummies is organic which makes it less likely to have this effect, because it suggests that it may be derived from fruits and not a fungus as is typical in manufacturing.

Natural flavor was analyzed in a 2013 medical review, and the study authors suggested there was a lack of safety data and some toxicity concerns.

It’s worth noting that these three additives are included in the majority of CBD gummy formulations and this is a relatively clean formulation for a gummy product. It’s free of the major irritants like artificial flavor and artificial colorants.

It’s hard to assess whether or not this supplement is likely to improve sleep because the brand fails to publish a Supplement Facts label with active ingredient doses.

Chamomile extract is clinically shown to improve sleep quality, but without knowing its dose we can’t say whether or not it should be effective in this product.

Overall we do not recommend this supplement due to the lack of active ingredient doses. If the brand published that information, we would consider it to be one of the healthier CBD gummy formulations on the market and would consider recommending it. But for now, we have no strong reason to believe this supplement improves sleep.

But is the energy CBD gummy supplement better-formulated? We’ll review in the next section.

Superfood Energy Blend Ingredient Analysis

Superfood Energy Blend ingredients

The ingredients in Proper CBD Gummies Superfood Energy Blend are shown above.

This formulation is very similar to the previous supplement.

It contains 10 mg of CBD rather than 25 mg. This is still on the low end of the effective range, and this is a reasonable dose in our opinion given that CBD can have a relaxing effect. It makes sense for a CBD energy supplement to have a lower dose of CBD than a CBD sleep supplement.

This supplement contains the questionable additives added sugar, citric acid and natural flavor that we reviewed in the previous section.

There are three active ingredients in this product to support energy: maca, chaga and black seed oil.

Maca is a root typically used to naturally enhance sex drive. However, it was shown in a clinical trial published in the Pharmaceuticals journal to significantly improve energy levels.

Chaga is a mushroom and we can’t find any evidence that it improves energy levels when supplemented, nor does the brand cite any.

Black seed oil may have indirect benefits for energy levels given its favorable effects on metabolism, as we documented in our black seed oil benefits for men article.

The problem is that again, the brand fails to clearly publish a Supplement Fact label with the doses of these ingredients, so we can’t ascertain whether they’re likely to be effective.

We do not recommend this supplement due to the ingredient dosing issues.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Proper CBD Gummies? We’ll review in the next section.

Real, Unsponsored CBD Gummies User Reviews

We can’t find any unsponsored Proper CBD Gummies user reviews, but this Jezebel video features real users trying CBD gummies for the first time:

Is Proper CBD Gummies a Scam?

A YouTube creator named Jordan Liles who uncovers scams online suggests that some retailers are involved in a scam which suggests that Proper CBD Gummies were recommended on Shark Tank, which they were not:

Our Clean CBD Picks

Cornbread CBD Gummies is our top CBD gummy pick.

This is the healthiest CBD gummy formulation we've come across, because the brand uses organic flavoring and organic beetroot for color. 

Cornbread CBD Oil is our top overall CBD oil pick.

It has a clean formulation of organic hemp extract and organic coconut medium-chain triglycerides, and the brand publishes lab testing on every product page.

One Farm Organic CBD Oil is our top flavored CBD oil pick, because the brand uses organic flavorings like organic mint oil and organic cinnamon oil. 

All of the supplements recommended in this section are free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

Pros and Cons of Proper CBD Gummies

Here are the pros and cons of Proper CBD Gummies in our opinion:

Pros:

  • No artificial flavors
  • No artificial colors
  • Relatively healthy formulation
  • Effective CBD doses

Cons:

  • No clear Supplement Facts label on website
  • Unclear active ingredient doses other than CBD
  • Questionable efficacy for energy
  • Questionable efficacy for sleep
  • Some retailers of this product may be scamming
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Conclusion

We do not currently recommend any Proper CBD Gummies supplements. While the brand does use mostly natural ingredients and has a healthier formulation than many CBD gummies brands we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, they fail to clearly publish Supplement Facts labels with active ingredient doses.

This is a sign of a low-quality brand and is a consumer safety issue, because knowing the ingredient dose for every active ingredient is important. The brand also fails to clearly publish added sugar doses which is a health concern as well.

It appears that some third-party retailer of this product may be involved in scams suggesting it’s celebrity-endorsed, which it’s not. Disregard any such claims.

While the Superfood Sleep Blend does contain one ingredient clinically shown to improve sleep and the Superfood Energy Blend contains an ingredient clinically shown to increase energy, we can’t conclude that either product is effective without the doses of those ingredients.

There are cheaper CBD gummies products on the market with similar formulations.