CBD is one of the fastest-growing health supplements in the United States. You’re likely to find it in your local health food store, where it’s being added to everything from beverages to chocolates, as well as in the vitamin and supplements aisle, and even in the beauty or body care department.
A 2020 CBD survey found that 33% of Americans have used CBD. It’s no wonder that interest is growing as more and more people become acquainted with the plant-derived natural supplement and its plethora of benefits. According to the same survey, 17% of people enjoyed CBD best in the form of food, such as chocolate or gummy sweets. That comes as no surprise; CBD gummies are a fun, easy and increasingly popular way to enjoy the benefits of this natural supplement.
What Is CBD?
So, what exactly is CBD and why has it become so popular? CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the naturally-occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. It’s just one of over one hundred different cannabinoids that have been identified in the plant. THC is another compound found, and is known for inducing the psychoactive effects which are often linked to smoking cannabis. It’s important to note that unlike THC, CBD does not get you ‘high’ and it is safe for human use. All of our products, from our CBD oils to our CBD topicals and CBD gummies contain 0% THC.
What Is CBD Used For?
So, if it’s not like smoking weed and it doesn’t get you ‘high’, why do people take CBD?
People use CBD for almost everything. It is readily used to treat and alleviate common issues such as sleep disorders, stress, pain, and skin conditions. CBD is known to have a calming, grounding effect which helps to bring about a sense of wellness and balance, both mentally and physically. By minimizing the painful or uncomfortable symptoms which are a result of chronic or temporary health conditions, CBD could help you to lead a happier, healthier and more productive life.
Research into CBD is still in its infancy, but its medical potential is promising. To understand why CBD is revered for its health benefits, it’s helpful to grasp how it works when it enters the body. There are significant similarities between and chemicals which are produced in the human body. The chemicals we refer to are endocannabinoids and along with receptors, they make up the endocannabinoid system.
Receptors are found in most major organs as well as the immune and nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) works to ensure that our bodies stay in a state of balance, medically referred to as 'homeostasis'. This regulates a lot of what goes on inside us, such as temperature, pressure, stress and metabolism. So, when CBD enters the body and comes into contact with the endocannabinoid system, it integrates easily and gets to work to regulate whatever ails you.
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD-infused gummies are a popular way of taking CBD because they’re quick, convenient, tasty, and fun. They are just like regular gummies; the only difference is they have CBD infused in them. They tend to contain slightly less CBD than what you will find in other CBD products such as capsules. Some people enjoy taking CBD gummies in addition to other variations.
Like CBD capsules, CBD gummies such as ours are ingestible and have a concentrated amount of CBD in each serving, so you will always know exactly what you’re getting. They can come in all forms of colors, shapes, sizes, flavors and concentrations. To make a gummy, the CBD concentrate is combined with gelatin, flavorings, colorings and sugar or sweeteners.
If the earthy, hemp taste of CBD oils and tinctures has put you off in the past, you need not worry as gummies solve this issue. CBD edibles are the perfect choice for those who want a sweet, great-tasting supplement without needing to reach for water to swallow it.
You can keep them in your bag or pocket and don’t need to worry about fiddling with oils or tinctures to get the right dosage or worry about any spillages or leaks. While they are convenient and taste great, they do take a little longer to get to work in comparison to oils which are placed under the tongue, where they swiftly absorb through the capillaries and into the bloodstream.
When deciding which CBD gummies to go for, it’s best to look for quality ingredients and third-party testing.
When it comes to CBD gummy dosing, you want to start low to understand what your body can tolerate and what works best for you. Then, you can slowly build up your dose.
At A Glance: The Benefits Of CBD Gummies
- Convenient, easy to carry and enjoy on-the-go
- Tasty, just like eating your favorite candy but with benefits!
- Versatile, you can get them in different flavors
- Safe dosage, as you know exactly how much CBD you’re getting in each serving
- Portable, easy to share with others