CBD gummies are a practical way to consume CBD, be it for medical or recreational purposes. The health benefits of cannabidiol now come in tasty and colorful gummy bears and other gummy shapes. Because they don’t contain THC you can’t get high, they are completely legal and have no side effects.
CBD gummies are one of the CBD edibles, that we discussed in another article.
Benefits of CBD gummies
There are many health benefits to CBD gummies. Here is a summary of the main benefits:
No prescription needed
Legal in all states of the USA (purchasing and consumption), and many other countries
Great alternative to expensive and often addictive pharmaceutical painkillers
Ease of dosing, compared to CBD drip, since each gummy contains a measured amount of CBD
Tasty consumption that camouflages the taste of hemp like CBD tinctures.
CBD and THC comparison
Cannabis contains both CBD and THC along with over one hundred other cannabinoids, however in different proportions and with different effects.
Effects of CBD
CBD influences many brain receptors (for example tolerance of pain and emotional stress). It does however not directly influence the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 but does influence them indirectly. For this reason, CBD does not have a psychotropic effect, unlike THC.
CBD interestingly enough interacts with a number of other neurotransmitters like, opioid receptors that are regulating pain, and dopamine receptors that are regulating behavior and understanding.
Effects of THC
THC, on the other hand, does have psychotropic effects and it makes you high. It does not have the same health benefits as CBD has, but it might be more popular for recreational use.
CBD is taken from industrial hemp which is rich in CBD and low in THC. THC is on the other hand usually taken from cannabis plants which are low in CBD and rich in THC.
CBD gummies for daily consumption
Because CBD gummies do not contain THC, they don’t cause that high feeling and mind-altering effects that cannabis does. They can, therefore, be consumed on a daily basis. Besides having a positive influence on pain, anxiety, and stress, they can be of great help to people with speech-disorder or cognitive impairment.
As already mentioned it reduces the way our brain reacts to pain and because it is not addictive, it is particularly suited to help reduce chronic pain. Whereas most pharmaceutical painkillers are addictive and/or lose their effect as the body gets used to them. CBD basically raises the bodies pain tolerance.
Initial studies have shown that the use of CBD has great pharmaceutical perspectives. Besides the above-mentioned effects, there are serious indications that CBD has great therapeutic potential, for example for Alzheimer, psychoses, schizophrenia, addiction and much more. However clinical trials still have to confirm these applications.
The amount of CBD in all serving forms is indicated either in milligrams or in percentage in case of fluids. Percentage needs to be converted into milligrams to determine the dosing. It is almost impossible to overdose as even doses up to 1500 mg per day have no negative effects on humans, however, why take more than necessary.
On the gummy packaging, the concentration of CBD should be marked in milligrams. It is recommended to take for general health issues 2,5 to 15 mg daily, for chronic pain up to 20 mg and up to 150/160 mg daily for severe cases like insomnia.
Gummies are a convenient way to take CBD
The gummies offer a discreet way to take in your CBD doses. Due to the steady release of CBD during several hours you experience the rather extended effects. CBD gummies do not cause noticeable kick directly after taking them, but gradually you start feeling the effects between half an hour and one hour.
For people with busy lives, this is the ideal way to consume this camouflaged painkiller, anxiety reliever etc., as it is opposed to CBD pills because with those it is more obvious to people surrounding you that you are taking medication.
Picture yourself taking a regular anxiety reliever pill before this important and nervewracking speech in front of a large audience at work. If you feel uncomfortable showing people that you are so nervous you need to take CBD pills to keep you calm, nobody will notice anything if you just chew your gummy bears.
Other CBD products
Another way of discretely consuming CBD is CBD water, and maybe you’ll soon openly drink it because it looks like it is becoming a new trend. CBD crystals are almost pure CBD similar to CBD isolate which is completely pure.
CBD also is an excellent skin care product, which is already conquering its position in the beauty world, as large beauty chains like The Body Shop started selling CBD skin care. But did you know that CBD is equally healthy for your pets? CBD for pet products are a great way to treat your pets without the negative side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.