What are CBD Gummies?
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In the world of wellness and natural remedies, there’s one product that is taking over—CBD gummies. It seems like everyone from your co-worker to your neighbor is talking about how these chewy little treats can provide health benefits. But what are CBD gummies, and what do they do? We’re here to answer all your questions about these new wellness favorites.
So what are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are edible supplements that contain cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another popular cannabis compound, CBD won’t get you high—it only produces therapeutic effects. CBD gummies come in a variety of flavors and doses, making them an easy and discreet way to take your daily dose of CBD without having to worry about vaping or tinctures. Plus, their sweet taste makes them a treat you look forward to each day, so staying consistent is easy!
What are the health benefits of CBD Gummies?
One of the most popular uses for CBD gummies is relieving stress and anxiety. Many users have reported feeling calmer after taking a few pieces of their favorite flavored gummy bear each day. Additionally, research suggests that the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD may be beneficial in helping manage pain from chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Studies have also found that regular doses of CBD can help improve focus and reduce feelings of restlessness or insomnia for some people as well.
Can CBD Gummies get you high?
No, CBD will not get you high! That’s because it doesn’t contain THC—the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that produces the “high” sensation associated with marijuana use. Because CBD comes from hemp instead of marijuana, it contains less than 0.3% THC, so it has no mind-altering effects whatsoever when consumed by itself or in a product like gummies. This makes it safe for anyone who wants to enjoy the potential health benefits without having to worry about experiencing any sort of intoxication or impairment!
What's the difference between CBD and THC?
The main difference between CBD and THC is that while both compounds come from the same plant, they produce very different effects when ingested into the body. THC is psychoactive meaning it will make you feel “high” due to its intoxicating effect on the brain whereas on the other hand, since CBD does not interact with receptors in our brains in this way, it has no intoxicating effects and cannot get you high! Additionally, while THC is only legal in certain states with special regulations regarding its usage, CBD products are widely available without restrictions across all 50 states because of its non-intoxicating properties, and thanks to passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
What should I consider when purchasing CBD Gummies?
Because CBD products are so prevalent in the marketplace, and you can find them everywhere from online, to gas stations, convenience stores, pharmacies and health and wellness stores, you get the idea …. it is important to consider a few things:
Search for CBD gummies that are not full of artificial colors and sugars. True “wellness” products should not contain ingredients that are not healthy for you, right? Natural colors and flavors along with sugar sources like organic cane sugar or organic tapioca are good sources for sugar.
Be sure to know how many milligrams of CBD are in each gummy. This can vary greatly by manufacturer, so make sure that you can find this information on the label or packaging, and you should always make sure that the product comes with a Certificate of Analysis or COA, to ensure potency, safety and quality.
Also be aware that there are 3 different types of CBD gummies; isolate, broad-spectrum and full spectrum. Full spectrum CBD gummies tend to deliver the most therapeutic response; however, consult a cannabis expert or a knowledgeable sales associate to learn which one may be best for you. We discuss the differences between these terms in another blog, so be sure to check it out.
And finally, for people who are vegan or vegetarian, you want to make sure that the gummies contain fruit pectin and not gelatin in the ingredients because gelatin contains crushed animal bone.
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