How to Choose a CBD Gummy
CBD oils or tinctures may work faster than an edible. But the best part of a hemp-infused gummy is how discrete and easy it is to use. A high-quality product also allows you to control your CBD experience.
You can find a full-spectrum product packed with terpenes, and go for the whole-plant, whole-body wellness of cannabis. Or choose an isolate gummy with melatonin for a restful night.
We encourage you to experiment with flavors, doses, and consistency until you find a brand you like best. As you shop for a product designed to offer health benefits, think about how the product is made. Does it contain a high-quality gelatin? How many sweeteners are added and are they natural? The cannabis plant holds enormous potential to help people — if you buy the right products.
Here are a few other things to consider.
All brands should post recent, detailed lab results on their website. Because testing is unregulated and irregular, Remedy Review does its own testing. If we have recently tested a product and it passed, you’ll see the Remedy Review Seal. You’re buying a health product — never ingest pesticides, solvents, or molds.
A CBD edible should contain the amount of CBD listed on the label and the brand should stand by its product. If you come across a product that offers no relief, call the brand and let them know. CBD gummy bears taste great — and that’s awesome — but they should also work.
Look closely at price and compare that to the CBD content of the gummy you want to buy. If you’re buying gummy bears that have 1mg of CBD each, you might need to eat 20 to feel any relaxation — and that isn’t beneficial to anyone. CBD brands that have a fairly priced, strong product are companies to support.
Many CBD gummies on the market today are vegan and gluten-free, but you should always check to make sure that the hemp-infused product you intend to buy meets your standards. Gummies made with all natural ingredients are also a plus. This includes flavorings. All ingredients should be of the highest quality.
Full-spectrum vs. isolate
We believe full-spectrum CBD has greater therapeutic value. Some people talk about the “entourage effect,” or multiple cannabinoids working together, and the experts we talk to support the idea of whole-plant therapy. However, some people like CBD isolate as a way to completely avoid THC. The main thing to consider is quality. High-quality CBD gummies come in all types and sizes.
How to Take
It can be difficult to know how much CBD to take, especially with gummies that require more time before you start to notice any effects.
The best advice is to start low and work your way up to a dose that suits you. Most people take 1 or 2 gummy bears at a time, depending on what feels right for them. Edibles may take 30 minutes or more to take effect because they have to be digested by your system first, but once they take effect, CBD gummies typically last for 4 or 5 hours. If your metabolism is on the slower side, a gummy may take longer to work, but the relief can linger for a longer time.
You should also take concentration into consideration when you are dosing for different symptoms. If you’re taking CBD for anxiety, your dosage of CBD may be higher than someone who is taking CBD as a daily supplement for their immune system.
There is no perfect dose
How your body reacts to CBD edibles is unique, so if this is your first time eating a CBD gummy, allow your body to fully digest and process the product before you take more.
What are the benefits of CBD gummies?
The benefits of CBD are far reaching since it is a compound found in cannabis, a plant that is well known for its medicinal potential. CBD exists in marijuana and hemp, but we’re focused on CBD as a derivative of the hemp plant.
Cannabinoids like CBD work by empowering your endocannabinoid system to regulate physiological and cognitive functions like appetite, anxiety, mood, pain-sensation, and inflammation. Many people look to CBD to help manage chronic pain or social anxiety.
If you talk to someone who has studied cannabis, they will tell you that cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids, in plants) were part of the human diet for a very long time, dating back centuries.
Your body even produces its own cannabinoids that are called endocannabinoids. Adding cannabis derivatives to your wellness plan gives your body more cannabinoids to use.
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People are taking hemp-derived CBD because it is an easy-to-use dietary supplement that may offer the healing potential of cannabis without the high. Many of us have heard of the medical applications of marijuana but we can’t get high each time we feel an ache or get overwhelmed. CBD-infused gummies simplify the delivery process and can ease many people into their first experience trying CBD.
Keep in mind, these products are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should seek a doctor’s advice if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications before taking a lot of CBD products at once.