Gummies, are a fun and convenient way to take cannabidiol (CBD). Easy to dose, no droppers necessary, portable, discreet, and tasty! Be it for the first timer looking to try it out or to help with anxiety or insomnia, it is essential to know that not all gummies are created equal!
As always, it is important to do your research regarding dosage and quality. Since there is no over-the-counter product which is approved by the FDA. Some products are lab-tested, made from U.S. grown cannabis and have less than .3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Terms such as CBD Isolate means that it is pure CBD with no other cannabinoids or THC. Broad-spectrum CBD means that it contains most cannabinoids, but generally does not have THC. And Full-spectrum CBD means it contains all of the plant’s cannabinoids, including THC.
Gummies come in various types. Ones that are made with CBD isolate, making them a great option for those who want to avoid THC. They also come in various options, especially for those with allergies, such as vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free using natural colors and flavors.
You might also look for high fructose corn syrup or pure cane sugar as an option depending on what your preferences are. Some products offer anti-inflammatory properties with the addition of ginger and turmeric. Some others may use organic juices to flavor their gummies as well as organic agave and stevia to sweeten them. Spirulina, a superfood and antioxidant are used in some products as well. Some offer daytime formula and a nighttime formula which may have the addition of melatonin. And needless to say, in a variety of yummy flavors! Such as cherry mango and citrus punch.
Tossing and turning all night and counting sheep? You have Gummies that contain mild doses of melatonin to your rescue. They may also contain a blend of L-theanine, Scutellaria and Passiflora which help with relaxation.
Gummies therefore are beloved by CBD lovers for their great taste, flavors, colors, organic ingredients, and all of the options as mentioned above.
So, if you are a first timer and are considering purchasing CBD gummies, begin by looking for what type of CBD is being used in the product – CBD isolate, Broad-spectrum, Full-spectrum. The best bet is to go for a Full-spectrum product made with organic hep grown in the U.S. which is subject to agricultural regulation and contains no more than .3 percent THC.
Any product which does not specify the type of CBD used and lists just general ingredients, is probably the one you should most avoid? Also, check the dose which will vary across all products. Start with the lowest dose generally 5 mg. Most all Gummies come in packs of 20-60 at 5mg or more per Gummy. You can also cut one into half if you prefer a smaller dose. It is recommended to wait up to two hours to benefit its full effect, before you decide to try more. It is best to experiment to decide what dose is the right one for you. Many consume it daily, however, the effects tend to last for four to six hours. It is best to store your product in a cool, dark place and away from direct sunlight.
Many have reported positive benefits. Gummies are a great way to start. It is up to the individual to start slow between 2.5 and 5 mg, till one finds the right dose, after having evaluated its effects. Be sure always that whatever you buy is third-party tested. Also it is advisable to consult with your doctor before taking or beginning CBD especially if you are taking other types of medication on a daily basis.