Its no secret that in todays modern world, CBD gummies are sweeping the nation. Are they candies? Are they vitamins? Whatever they are, they are definitely trending wouldn’t you say?
Even my grandmother is getting magazines and newspapers in the mail gushing over these interesting little treats! Everyone is asking the big question.
What Are CBD Gummies?
Well, to be completely honest with you..YES! They are like little candies. Just with a twist.
These are just one variation of the many edibles of the CBD world but, by far, the most popular and with good reason. They can be consumed for medical or health reasons, or just recreationally and they are very similar to gummy bears regarding ingredients. A lot of them are even shaped like the famous childhood candies!
CBD gummies are usually made just like gummy bears candy using gelatin, sweetener, food dyes etc. The only special ingredient added is..you guessed it! CBD!
Most CBD gummies on the market today use either:
- CBD Hemp Oil
- CBD Concentrate – usually comes in oil or wax form
- CBD Isolate – CBD in powder form
Regardless of the form of CBD your gummies use, it should be extracted from specific cannabis plants. Particularly those bred with low traces of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and high counts of Cannabinidiol (CBD).
How Do They Work and What Do They Do?
Along with the fun and great taste of them, it is said that they produce a relaxed, calming sensation. You can take them either at night before bed to fall asleep with ease, or they can be taken in the morning to help with the daily strain on your body throughout the day.
Everyone is different, of course, so it may take anywhere up to 2 hours to work. You don’t necessarily feel it work suddenly..it creeps up on you, more or less, and after a while you can sense a soothing feeling coming over you like a warm blanket.
A Little Science
The reason behind the pain relieving claims is that of the analgesic effects of the CBD used in gummies.
The CBD binds with certain receptors in our brain. This causes our neurons to basically stop sharing information (like pain) to other neurons throughout the body without adapting to the pain killer itself, thus building no tolerance and working just as good every time.
Other Benefits and Side Effects
Don’t worry, all CBD gummies are non psychoactive so there is no “high”. It will, however, have all the other same great benefits that an oil would. Besides pain relief, you may also feel pretty sleepy.
Remember, the gummies are literally infused with CBD.
It is much more effective and long-lasting consuming it this way, as a digestive aid, since the stomach will break it down easily. If you were inhaling CBD, it would take longer to kick in and you’d have to consume more that way.
So CBD edibles really are the quickest way to results.
Any possible side effects are minimal and consist mostly of dry mouth, nausea or diarrhea. This is not very common when taken alone..it is more likely to happen when taken with certain medications. Some studies show that very high doses can disrupt liver enzyme levels so be sure to read your package labels and stick to recommended doses.
Dosage and Age Restrictions
Now, although I say to stick to recommended doses, there really is no right dosage. This all depends on the person.
A number of factors are involved when it comes to your own specific dose such as:
- type of product
- concentration levels
- your body type
- your tolerance
- reason for need like pain or insomnia
The best thing to do when trying CBD gummies after consulting a doctor, of course, is to start small. Work your way up to the desired effect and, simply put, don’t over do it.
There aren’t any age restrictions on CBD since it is not a mind altering substance. Some parents are now using certain CBD gummies as part of their childrens dietary supplement along with daily multivitamins. The results are the same, relaxed and calm with a sense of well-being. Be sure to consult your childs pediatrician before anything.
Legalities – Where Can You Buy Them?
CBD became legal in 2018 when the Agriculture Improvement Act was passed. It allows us to make awesome products derived from hemp grown in the US with no more than 0.3% THC.
You do not need a prescription to buy CBD products. We are seeing tons of stores such as Walgreens, GNC and Walmart just to name a few, and even some local businesses investing in so many interesting CBD products. While these major companies are stocking up, your best bet on purchasing a wide variety of CBD gummies online.
The Take Away
Although many more tests and studies will need to be done to fully understand CBD and all its properties and benefits, the best way to start your research is with you, the consumer. Talk to a doctor to see what works for you because this could be the one thing that helps.
I’ve personally tried CBD gummies and I believe that they do what they claim to do. For me, the hype is definitely justified.
As a caregiver, I experience many muscle and back aches that CBD gummies have seemed to diminish with ease. So don’t just take my word for it.
Try it and see the amazing results for yourself. Let me know in the comments below how they worked for you!