Who didn’t love snacking on gummy bears when they were a kid? You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would say they didn’t. Nowadays, not just kids enjoy the small, soft, chewy candies – adults enjoy them too. They’re a classic candy that is set to never, ever get old or go out of style. Perhaps this is why it is such a popular choice among the wide variety of CBD infused products.
Some Background on CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is an important cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant. It’s one over a hundred identified cannabinoids that interact with the human endocannabinoid system- a network of receptors that have the ability to interact with the compounds found in the cannabis plant. The interaction between CBD with the body’s ECS (endocannabinoid system) has been recognized as having powerful healing effects on a long list of ailments and illnesses. It is being used increasingly even by those who do not suffer from any illnesses or ailments, as a way to promote overall health and homeostasis in the body.
It’s gained much popularity as of late due to its incredible effects on serious illnesses and diseases – it reduces chronic pain, especially that which is brought on by inflammation; it is used by those diagnosed with everything from anxiety to depression to fibromyalgia to even cancer, and many more conditions. It is also popular because unlike the other main cannabinoid present in cannabis, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, it does not have psychoactive effects on the body, meaning it won’t make you high.
CBD derived from hemp, along with any other hemp derivatives, were made federally legal by the 2018 Farm Bill. Since then, a market that was already on the verge of going mainstream exploded and has since birthed countless CBD based businesses. CBD has been infused into almost every product imaginable; from salves to tinctures, from lotions to even pet products as CBD dog treats to CBD edibles like CBD infused coffee, CBD infused cocktails and drinks, CBD chocolate and CBD gummies.
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are basically the sweet, fruity tasting gummy candies that you most likely are very familiar with – just infused with and/or containing CBD oil. CBD gummies do not contain THC and won’t make you high or affect your consciousness. CBD gummies often come in the classic gummy shape of a bear, but they can, of course, be molded into any animal or thing.
Why Choose CBD Gummies?
While there are a plethora of other CBD edibles available on the market, some of the reasons that CBD gummies are all the rage right now are #1 – they’re delicious and double as a tasty treat; #2 – they’re conveniently bite-sized meaning you take them with you on the go if need be; #3 – being small and bite-sized means you can control and keep track of the exact dosage you take. They can come in a variety of dosages, but a good dosage, to begin with, is 10 mg per gummy. They can come in containers of different quantities, but a great starter container to keep you stocked for the month is a 30 gummy container (300 mg) so a user can get used to the small, 10 mg a day dosage and go from there. It’s important to be able to control dosage, especially since there is no standard recommended amount to take; dosage amounts are, at the moment, very much up to the individual since everyone’s bodies react differently to CBD. While there is no standard, one-size-fits-all dosage, it is recommended to start small, observe the effects for a short period of time, then increase the dosage amount gradually over time until the ideal dosage amount is reached. CBD gummies make this process easier.
CBD gummies have helped tons of people deal with both physical and psychological disorders. The CBD in the gummies works naturally to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system in a way which binds it to the receptors, allowing regulation of balance and homeostasis in the body. There are plenty of other options as far as how to take in CBD for the treatment and management of any kind of pain – they’re available in salves, lotions, tinctures and more; but if you can, why not take it in the tastiest way ever – in gummy form?
Lastly, for patients dealing with serious diseases and conditions like Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer, CBD is a great choice in the way of alternative medicine for pain/symptom management. CBD has a huge advantage over traditional prescription painkillers; It’s famous for not having any significant side effects. Traditional painkillers and other medications are notorious for having some very harsh side effects that could end up developing into a myriad of complications later on.
CBD Gummies VS THC Gummies
CBD gummies are not to be confused with THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid compound that makes you high. CBD won’t. In states where psychoactive cannabis is used for recreational and medicinal purposes legally, you’ll be able to find THC gummies. There are actually health benefits associated with THC use as well, but for those who wish to not impair their functioning daily lives by getting high, CBD is the go-to pick.
Things to Check When Buying CBD Gummies
It’s important to ensure you’re buying from a trusted seller. The increase in popularity of CBD means more and more sellers are entering the space with little to no regulation. Because of this, it’s important to be cautious when selecting where to buy CBD gummies from. Check out the seller’s website and see how transparent they are about their sourcing, certifications, and production. It’s also important to check that the CBD gummies contain less than 0.3% THC or else they might not be considered legal where you are. Lastly, the seller should be able to prove that the gummies and their CBD contained in them have been subject to third party testing.
The bottom line is CBD gummies are a tasty way to get your CBD dosage and be able to keep track of amounts easily. Just be sure to check your sources and consult with your health management team/doctor first.