CBD edibles provide an incognito way of taking your daily CBD dose. The natural CBD supplement that helps you deal with pain, anxiety, stress and much more is camouflaged in foodstuffs.
CBD edibles are any kind foodstuffs with a CBD supplement. CBD supplements can basically be added to any to any type of food, but it is important to take into consideration that the quality of the CBD supplement can be compromised when cooking, baking or preparing food with high temperatures.
Cannabinoids like CBD are not affected by temperatures up to approximately 90°C (~200°F). But higher temperatures the cannabinoids will get compromised and the effects will reduce. Therefore overheating needs to be avoided when you are preparing CBD edibles yourself and when buying ready products, you need to pay attention to the preparation methods, which should not include high temperatures.
Most common CBD edibles & dosing
Mostly CBD is added to foodstuffs like candies, for example, CBD gummies, energy, and protein bars, chocolates, cold snacks etc. etc.
For general health issues, a dosing of 2,5 to 15 mg CBD daily is recommended. The amount of CBD milligrams should be indicated on the packaging. In case you add CBD yourself for example with CBD oil drops or CBD drip, the amount of CBD might also be indicated in percentage. To convert CBD percentage to milligrams use the following formula.
For example, you have oil with 5% CBD: 1 milliliter CBD oil
1 milliliter CBD oil = 1 gram of CBD oil = 1000 milligrams of CBD oil. 5% of 1000 milligrams = 0,05 times 1000 = 50 mg of CBD.
If you have a 10 ml bottle the amount of CBD in the bottle is 10 times 50 equals 500 mg CBD.
CBD adds health benefits to food
On our site, you can read all about the benefits of CBD and the many positive effects it has on our health. But in short, it is a natural product known and used for many centuries by for example ancient civilizations in the form of cannabis. And in contrast to most of the chemical-pharmaceutical medication, it does not have side effects, because it is a natural product.
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol, which is a substance that is produced by the human body as well. This makes it possible for us to deal with:
By increasing this natural endocannabinoid level in our body through CBD supplements, we boost its positive effects. Besides ready made CBD edibles, you can add CBD to your food yourself. Often CBD oil is used for that, but tasteless CBD tincture and CBD isolate are also used to create your own CBD food. CBD crystals are often mixed in hot drinks, but can also be mixed with heated butter for baking.
Are CBD edibles the same as space cake?
The short answer to this is: “No”.
Space cake is inserted with a psychotropic drug, like for example marijuana and will get you high. This is caused by the largest component in marijuana THC which directly interacts with the neuroreceptors CB1 and CB2 in the brain.
However, another major component of marijuana or cannabis is CBD. In industrial hemp CBD even has a much larger concentration and THC only a very small one. CBD is derived from industrial hemp and is responsible for the many health benefits, without the psychotropic effects.
So, summarizing, space cake is THC rich and gets you high, but does not have much health benefits. Whereas CBD edibles are the opposite because they contain the concentrated health benefits without the risk of getting high.
Risks of eating CBD edibles vs big pharma medication
This is almost a philosophical question and the answer completely depends on what and who you believe and want to believe. In the western world, we are thought to believe that big pharma medication can be trusted because they are big companies that are spending billions on testing and if something is wrong they cannot hide and you can sue them.
Well, that is one side of looking at it. On the other hand, we can ask ourselves if these pharma giants perhaps earn so much money that they can influence politics and policies. Aren’t they super commercial?
Are they incentivized by curing as many people as possible or by selling as much medication as possible? Aren’t their commercial interests 180 degrees opposite of their healthcare interests?
Ok. Perhaps we are getting too philosophical here. However, CBD, although it is sold for money, is a natural product that could even be derived by yourself from hemp or cannabis. So how commercial can it get?
No chance, for big pharma to earn tenfold profits by embracing CBD. Maybe this is the reason why it is not supported by them and the medical system?
Safety of CBD edibles
CBD is a natural product which is not difficult to derive from hemp. CBD, if prepared well is completely safe and without side effects, whereas most of the big pharma chemical medication have mild to serious side effects.
If it is safe to consume CBD edibles depends on the preparation of the CBD supplement itself and the foodstuff. Make sure you choose a reliable supplier, like with everything you buy.
Other ways of taking CBD
If you want to keep taking CBD as you are taking your regular medicine, no problem, there are also CBD pills. Young people, however, prefer to dab and buy CBD dabs that is basically wax, but overal vaping is the most popular way of consumption for which special CBD vape oil is sold.
CBD water is the new trend in town because besides the health benefits of CBD the mineral water derived from wells adds to its trendy image. CBD skin care is also becoming more popular by the day and can now already be found in the shops of regular health and beauty chains.
And if your pet’s health is suffering, don’t make him suffer more because of the side effects of regular medicine, that because of the smaller size of pets are more severe than with humans. There is CBD for pets because it works just as well on animals.