Why CBD Gummies Could Be Right For You
First things first, What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the over 100 cannabinoids found in both the hemp and marijuana plant. Cannabinoids within these plants interact with our body's endocannabinoid system to provide holistic balance for helping to support focus, normal inflammatory function, and overall calmness.
Majority of the CBD-rich tinctures and products you'll find today commonly contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive cannabinoid, however, they will not result in a high as they must contain under .3% in order to be considered legal in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
What’s the research like?
Currently, the FDA has not set forth proper regulations for the hemp and CBD industry, therefore, the strength and purity of CBD gummies on the market is inconsistent. For this reason, consumers are advised to purchase CBD gummies from a reputable brand after, and only after, viewing the product's third party laboratory results (found under the details tab).
In the wake of CBDs sudden popularity, scientists and universities alike began conducting CBD research. Majority of the recent CBD scientific literature has been performed with animals and functions as only preliminary research, however, the results are promising.
A few things studies have shown CBD to help is: the support of healthy inflammatory function, provides support for focus & clarity, helps to relieve pain, helps to support a healthy sleep cycle, helps to promote a calm mood.
Why take CBD Gummies?
There are so many different types of consumption methods when it comes to CBD. How do I know which one is best for me?
The methods in which we take CBD are called, routes of administration. Inhaling, ingesting, topically-applying, and sublingual administration (under the tongue) are the most popular routes of administration for CBD. The effects of CBD gummies match the physical and mental benefits that a regular CBD product would provide. However, the effects of CBD gummies take a longer amount of time to kick in (1-2 hours) than CBD oil or CBD inhalables.
1. Easy to use
With oils and capsules, the most popular forms of CBD supplementation, you either have to keep a close eye on dosage or have a glass of water nearby to ease swallowing. However, the benefit of CBD gummies is that all you need is one gummy and you're good to go. There is no need for preparation or guessing, and most of the time, people won't even know that you're taking CBD! It's discrete, flavorful, and easy to use.
2. No “high” feeling
Standard marijuana products have been shown to produce similar benefits to hemp-based CBD, however, the downfall of marijuana is that it induces a “high” feeling. Though people love this aspect of marijuana, it can make daily cognitive functioning within work or other activities more difficult.
The benefits of CBD gummies offer the same relaxation and clarity that marijuana users report, without the high. For this reason, CBD can be used on a daily basis without the concern of it getting in the way of cognitive performance.
3. Hemp-less taste
The taste of hemp isn't for everyone; it's nutty, earthy, and can often turn people off to cannabis products in general. For this reason, many companies offer flavored CBD products in order to mask hemp's natural flavor, but often times those with sensitive taste buds still aren't satisfied.
The benefits of CBD gummies is that because it's created to emulate candy, it tastes just like a sweet treat and has hardly noticeable hints of hemp. It's the perfect alternative for those who want to experience CBD's benefits, but prefer to shy away from hemp's naturally strong flavor.
One of the most common questions we receive is, "How much CBD should I take?"
Gummies easily solve this problem by coming in pre-dosed bites. Therefore, dosing feels less like guessing and gives users the ability to make the leap up or down a dose, depending on how they feel.
5. Smoke free
Smokable CBD products are known to be the fastest method of administration for CBD, meaning that it works the quickest. For this reason, one of the most popular ways to consume CBD is through CBD flowers, CBD pre-rolls, and CBD cigarettes.
CBD gummies benefit those with sensitivity to smoke or who find that inhaled CBD is too harsh on their lungs or throat because they're smoke free and simply require chewing.
6. Rich in antioxidants
CBD is a jam-packed antioxidant source, in fact, it’s known to contain more antioxidants than both vitamin C and E. Antioxidants help relieve the body's oxidative stress and work as a natural defense team when it comes to keeping us healthy.
7. Legal in the U.S.
CBD has had a complicated legal context due to hemp's relation to the marijuana plant. While marijuana and hemp have many similarities, the plants are quite different in their chemical make-up and offer entirely different experiences for the consumer.
Where the two plants differ the most is in their tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Marijuana is typically high in THC, while hemp is low in THC. In the United States, hemp products can be legally sold if their THC content is below .3%. And even though full-spectrum CBD gummies will contain small amounts of THC, it isn't enough to result in a high feeling.