As part of our nightly routine, my husband would always mix a few tablespoons of Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice in a glass of water to drink before heading up to bed. He has Chronic Kidney Disease and found that tart cherry is both rich in melatonin, which helps with trouble sleeping, and has natural anti-inflammatory properties to ease pain, muscle soreness, and gout…all symptoms he was experiencing due to low functioning kidneys.
On days when I had an intense workout, or during some of our home remodel projects that turned out to be more laborious than we had anticipated, I started to join in occasionally mixing a glass for myself as well. And during my first pregnancy, I’m not sure how I would’ve made it through the backaches and restless nights growing that baby without it!
One of the popular benefits of CBD Oil is its ability to be used as a sleep aid. CBD Oil can help with insomnia, reduce anxiety so it’s easier to fall asleep, and provide deeper REM cycles so you wake up feeling more rested. Combining the benefits of CBD with the power of Montmorency Tart Cherry is a great way to naturally provide your mind and body with that extra boost it needs to help you fall and stay asleep at night.
Once a batch is made, it’s also a huge time saver. All you have to do is head to the fridge, grab a gummy, and as you start getting ready for bed it will start going to work easing your mind and body for a better night’s sleep!
Tart Cherry is commonly sold two different ways, as a pre-mixed juice or as a concentrate. If you purchase the pre-mixed juice simply measure 1 cup. For concentrate, mix 4T with ¾ cup of water to dilute it.
This will act as the binder for your gummies, and give them their texture.
This will act as the sweetener for our gummies.
Whether full spectrum or otherwise, pick what works best for you!
Over medium heat, pour 1 cup of tart cherry juice into a small saucepan. Slowly stir in ¼ cup of gelatin powder and then add 2T of raw honey. Reduce heat to low and stir while everything gradually warms.
Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture is smooth in consistency.
Add your CBD oil
Remove from the heat and add the amount of CBD Oil* desired.
Pour and set
Pour into a lightly greased glass baking dish (or silicone molds if you have them) and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.
Cut and serve
Once set you can cut bite-size gummy servings or pop the gummies out of the silicone mold. Keep the gummies stored in the fridge in an air-tight container and they’ll last up to two weeks. Take one to two gummies every night approximately 30 minutes to an hour before bed.
*CBD Oil dosage amounts vary for each individual. We recommend starting with 1 full dropper of 0.5mg CBD, which would be about 20 drops or 10mg. You can always increase the dosage on the next batch if needed.