Did you know that Google searches for CBD-related products have quadrupled since 2017? That is because cannabidiol products have experienced a surge in popularity that is not showing any signs of stopping soon.
Recap on CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) is derived from cannabinoids that are found in cannabis and plant. The hemp plant is another variation of the Cannabis Sativa plant that also contains cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of over a hundred cannabinoids that can be found in the hemp plant.
Since it is non-psychoactive, it will not give you that high that is often associated with the use of marijuana. The component of the cannabis plant that produces that high is called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In most pure CBD products there are very small to zero traces of THC. In fact, when produced from Hemp it contains less than 0.3% of it.
These misconceptions are the number one reason why CBD is often misunderstood or incorrectly associated with THC. Cannabidiol is also non-addictive, as confirmed by a report from the World Health Organization.
Learn more about the difference between hemp and cannabis cannabidiols here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/hemp-cbd-vs-cannabis-cbd.
This wonder product has been proven to assist with an array of ailments. Cannabidiol can help to soothe and manage chronic pain. It reduces inflammation and has been used to effectively relieve the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Depression and anxiety can be better managed with it and you can even expect a better night’s sleep. Cannabidiol has also been used to support substance abusers to overcome their addictions. It has also shown positive results for people who suffer from skin conditions and sleep disorders.
Whether used for acute conditions or as a boost to your overall health and wellness, this seems to be a natural answer for many issues.
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Recent years have seen the rapid popularization of cannabidiol, as well as the increasing legalization of cannabidiol products. Users can choose from quite a few options to take it.
Capsules and oil tinctures are easy to ingest and make part of a daily routine. Topical salves and creams can be applied directly to the skin. Drinks and edibles provide creative flavor combinations. There is also a market for pet-friendly cannabidiol products such as tincture and treats.
The relatively new and most exciting kid on the block would be CBD gummies. Not only does this provide someone to enjoy their daily dose of cannabidiol in a discreet and tasty manner, but it also provides the fun of selecting preferred flavors and styles (sugared or not). There are also a range of potencies to select from, which makes dosage much easier.
Variations of CBD in Gummies
When it comes to CBD gummies, you have three options to choose from. Each option provides its own benefits:
Remember that CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids in the cannabis or hemp plant? There are also terpenes and oils to be found in these plants. Terpenes refer to the aromatic compound of a plant that gives it its distinct smell. Scientists are currently researching the health benefits that terpenes provide to the human body. A full-spectrum CBD contains all the above, including trace amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC – the psychoactive compound that produces the high effect. Customers looking for the full experience of everything CBD has to offer will enjoy this variation.
This variation is very similar to the full-spectrum variation, except that all THC has been removed. It contains an array of cannabinoids, terpenes and oils but without the possibility of a false positive drug test due to trace amounts of THC.
This is the purest form of CBD. It contains none of the other cannabinoids or terpenes. All THC have been extracted so there is no risk of testing positive for a drug test.
How are The Gummies Made?
Like most gummies, the foundation ingredients are water and gelatin. Choice of flavors, types of sweeteners and other ingredients are up to the manufacturer.
The CBD itself is extracted from biomass that is produced by harvested cannabis/hemp plants. This biomass is converted to the isolated and spectrum powders mentioned above, by extraction companies. The results are infused with a carrier oil, such as MCT coconut oil and it is in this form that it is added to edibles, balms, and other products.
There are manufacturers such as cheefbotanicals that make it their priority to distribute organic and vegan gummies. Non-GMO and preservative free options are also what to look for, including other ingredients such as coconut oil or other healthy equivalents.
These gummies can be made with a myriad of flavors from tea, to fruit juice, to artificial flavorings. The good news is with all these options, the users can make their decisions based on preference and health-awareness.
Reputable and responsible manufacturers will be transparent about their ingredients, manufacturing process and lab test results. As always, it is important to research the distributors to ensure the best quality gummies are selected.
As with all things new, it is important to start on a low dosage and work your way up. Listen to your body and monitor how you are experiencing your intake. Every person is different and will require a different amount to experience the benefits they are looking for.
Read this dosage guideline on how much CBD you should take per day.
The use of gummies makes the control of quantity quite easy since the label should indicate the dosage per gummy.