CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a cannabinoid found in the Hemp plant, but it is not the only one, there are over 100 compounds present in the plant in varying proportions. CBD works to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system and promote a sense of balance and wellness. Unlike THC, it does not cause the “high” feeling.
CBD gummies are regular candies which manufacturers infuse with a predetermined dose of CBD. Gummies are available in many shapes and flavors and this is why their popularity is increasing and you can now find them in every online store. They are a way to experience all the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD.
Gummies are like other ingestion methods, taking up to an hour to work. You can expect to feel the effects for around four to six hours.
The benefits of using CBD gummies include:
- Easy to use. They are easy to bring wherever you go and are already pre-measured. You’ll never have to mess around with a dropper or try to figure out a dose on your own as CBD gummies remove all the guesswork.
- They taste great. If you are the type of person who is sensitive to strong tastes, CBD gummies are formulated with fruit flavors.
- Pre-dosed. Gummies are pre-measured so it’s easy to know how many milligrams of CBD you are consuming.
The optimal serving size is different for each person. Remember that determining the right dosage for CBD follows a trial by error process. We recommend to start low and increase slowly, meaning you begin with the smallest serving size and increase it incrementally over time to discover the point at which it is most useful for treating a symptom or condition.
Determine an initial baseline dosage as instructed on your product of choice. Take this dose for 2-3 days, paying attention to any changes in your symptoms. For example, if the recommended serving is one 10mg gummy, take just that for 2-3 days. If you feel no effects, then consider taking another one and repeat this process until you get the desired results.
As long as they have no THC in them, they will not get you high, you will not fail a drug test, and you will be able to have them with you throughout the day. If you want to be extra safe, you should buy CBD gummies made with Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate. In addition, you should buy a product from a brand that you can trust and that use 3rd party lab testing to check the complete cannabinoid breakdown of their products.
In 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) legalized CBD that is derived from hemp and contains no more than 0.3% THC. CBD that comes from the marijuana plant remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.
The Farm Bill also created regulations for Hemp farmers, meaning not only the CBD product must contain less than 0.3% THC, it needs to be grown by a licensed farmer.
CBD has an excellent safety profile, and most people tolerate it well even at very high doses. Further, the placement of the cannabinoid receptors in the brain suggest that CBD overdosing is probably impossible. Compared to potentially harmful pharmaceuticals, reported CBD side effects are minor and include things like nausea, diarrhea, and sleepiness.
However, cannabidiol has been shown to interact with certain prescription drugs, so if you are taking medication, we urge you to talk to your doctor before starting any CBD regimen.