Gummies are sweet, tasty, and delicious, so it was only a matter of time before the CBD industry tapped into this popular trend to create their own range of CBD gummies.
However, what exactly are CBD gummies and, most importantly, what can they do for your overall health and wellbeing?
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are edible candies that contain cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant. They are made in the same way that normal gummies are but with the addition of CBD extracts infused into the gelatin (although you can get vegan CBD gummies).
You can find CBD gummies in a wide range of different flavors, shapes, and colors, as well as varying levels of concentration depending on the effects that you want to experience.
Unlike CBD vapes or CBD oils, CBD gummies offer a completely discreet and easy way to ingest CBD, making them a popular choice for regular users and non-users alike.
What are the health benefits of CBD gummies?
As with all CBD products, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has only approved one drug containing CBD, and that is Epidiolex, which is used to treat two rare forms of epilepsy.
That being said, many people report that CBD oil and CBD gummies have helped to improve a wide range of health conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
Are CBD gummies safe to take?
One of the benefits of taking CBD gummies over other forms of CBD is that they only contain a small dose of CBD per gummy. This means that you would need to consume vast quantities to even start to become concerned about potential adverse side effects.
As a general rule, with any CBD product, you should start off with a small dose and gradually increase as and when needed. Plus, any reputable CBD supplier will clearly state the recommended dosage on the label of the product so that you know how much you should be taking per day.
How to take CBD gummies
Although there is no set dosage for CBD gummies, there are many factors that you should take into consideration when taking them, including your weight, metabolic rate, and the reasons why you are taking them in the first place.
A standard dosage for CBD gummies is around 10m per gummy, with a couple of gummies having a similar effect to a glass of wine. You should start to feel relaxed within 10-20 minutes.
If you are taking CBD gummies to help aid sleep, you should aim to take them a few hours before you plan to go to bed. Whereas if you are using CBD gummies to combat social anxiety, consume them around an hour before you plan to leave the house.
CBD gummies offer a great way to consume cannabidiol, especially for those who have not used CBD before. Plus, with flavor combinations to suit all palates, you are guaranteed to find ones that you love.