CBD Infused Gummies Are Everywhere. But Do They Work?

March 15, 2022

The market is overflowing with CBD products, and while it’s nice to be spoiled for choice, for novice CBD enthusiasts, it can quickly become overwhelming. If you want to try CBD but have no idea of where to start, one of the most highly recommended forms of CBD are edibles, specifically Cannabidiol infused gummies. 

Gummies are pre-dosed, taste amazing and can be taken anywhere at any time. Whether you’re taking a chill day at home or have to rush somewhere, you can enjoy a CBD-infused chew when you need it the most. The best part? There is no mess or hassle of having to measure your oil or grab some water to take a pill. 

First things first, what exactly is CBD? 

CBD or Cannabidiol is massively covered in the media and with a good reason. It’s the second most prevalent active compound in cannabis(marijuana). While Cannabidiol is a critical component of medical marijuana, it’s obtained directly from the hemp plant, a cousin of marijuana, or manufactured in laboratories. 

We often hear stories that place Cannabidiol in the same room with THC in terms of effects. It may be worth knowing that CBD does not cause the “high” by itself. In fact, Cannabidiol does not exhibit indicative effects of any dependence or abuse potential. 

Currently, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure Cannabidiol.  On the contrary, CBD has been touted for a wide range of health issues, but the most prominent scientific evidence is for its efficiency in treating epilepsy syndromes in children, such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome that normally don’t respond to traditional antiseizure medications. Epidolex is the only FDA approved medicine and first cannabis-derived medicine that was able to relieve epilepsy symptoms. 

What to expect when taking CBD gummies?

People react differently to cannabidiol, but it’s important to know that when taken the right dosage, CBD is very well tolerated. Yes, CBD might include side effects like fatigue, nausea, and irritability but there’s nothing you should be afraid of as long as you follow a decent dosage and research the products you’re using. Let your doctor know if you are regularly using Cannabidiol, though. 

Back to our question, there are so many benefits that CBD offers. For instance, gummies can be used to treat chronic pain by reducing the inflammation throughout the body. CBD gummies also: 

* Improve sleep quality 
* Promote relaxation and calmness 
* Relieve anxiety and stress

But you won’t feel these effects immediately. CBD gummies have to pass through your entire digestive system and enter the bloodstream in order to take effect. Most CBD users claim they feel relief within 30 minutes to an hour of taking gummies. 

CBD Extract Type Matters 

There’s a common misconception about CBD gummies that aside flavour and brand, they’re mostly the same. But that’s just an unsubstantiated opinion. In fact, there are various Cannabidiol extracts that can be used when making gummies. 

One of the most popular extracts is the broad-spectrum CBD extract. It’s commonly used for gummies and other edibles, contains all of the hemp ingredients but all traces of THC have been removed. This extract offers all of the cannabis benefits without the psychoactive effects of THC. 

There’s also CBD isolate, one of the purest forms of CBD made by isolating Cannabidiol from other plant compounds. Then there’s delta 8 gummies, the most potent form of CBD there is. Delta-8 THC is a form of THC that produces a “high”. This extract is capable of producing feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and potential pain relief, but they’re a lot milder than pure THC. 

What makes CBD gummies special?

Well, it depends. We can access CBD in lots of different ways, from oils to CBD capsules, to mouth spray, to tinctures. But gummies are a whole other experience. With their fun shapes, delicious flavours, and nostalgic colours, it’s no wonder why these products are gaining popularity right now. 

CBD gummies are easy to administer, are quick and tasty and come in pre-measured doses. However, if you’re just starting out with Cannabidiol edibles, it’s recommended that you start with a low dosage, and slowly add up depending on how you feel. 

The FDA recommends taking no more than 70mg of CBD a day. Obviously, you should check with your medical advisor before starting out. 

Though it’s tempting to take a large dose of CBD in hopes of feeling the relieving effects faster and for longer, exceeding the recommended amount does exactly the opposite. Ingesting large amounts of CBD gummies at one increases the risk of adverse effects. 

Not for nothing, CBD connoisseurs and experts advise novice users to dose low and slow. That implies taking the lowest dose possible and increasing the dosage until you find your sweet spot. 

Choose your gummies wisely 

The CBD industry is massively unregulated which means that low quality and potentially dangerous consumables can easily enter the market under the guise of having pain-relieving properties and being safe. This is a good reason to only buy CBD gummies that are tested in a third-party lab. 

Choose your products wisely and always buy gummies from a reputable brand. Big-name brands are big for a reason – they are more likely to provide consumers high-quality products that are made with pure, potent Cannabidiol extracts that support your health and well-being

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