How Do CBD Gummies Work?

Are you looking for CBD gummies, but you’re not sure what type to get or what brands are the best? This is a question many people often have when looking for the right CBD gummy to buy. You don’t have to feel bad because you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choices there are out there for CBD gummies. One important thing to remember is that not all CBD gummies are created equally. So, it’s important to know a little bit about what you are looking for before you make a purchase.

Gummies have become popular for many reasons. One, it is an extremely easy way to take CBD. They are portable, have a tasty flavor, and can provided an easy way to dose the milligrams of CBD—each gummy has a predetermined amount of CBD in each piece. Gummies are also a discreet way to take CBD. There are no droppers like you would have with CBD oil or a tincture, and there are no issues with finding a place to smoke the hemp.

Since gummies are CBD based they have all the benefits of any CBD product. CBD or cannabidiol has been shown in studies to have many positive wellness benefits including help with pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, and more. It does this by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a series of receptors in your body that processes cannabinoids from the hemp plant to offer various wellness benefits to you.

What is in Gummies?

You may have seen several different terms when examining CBD products and it’s important to know what they mean and what it means is in your gummies. Typically, CBD products come in three different forms. These forms are CBD isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum, with each of these product types being slightly different. By law, hemp-based products can have up to .3% THC in the product. THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that gives you the high feeling. While .3% THC is not enough to give you any sensation of feeling high but by law there can be trace amounts of THC in hemp-based product.  In general, hemp has over 113 cannabinoids in the plant, which includes CBD and other cannabinoids.

When a product says it is a CBD isolate it means that it only has CBD in the product. In an isolate there are no cannabinoids or THC in the product. A product that is referred to as a broad-spectrum product if has most of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant in addition to CBD, but it does not have THC. A third type of product you will likely see is something called full-spectrum. Full-spectrum products include all the cannabinoids in a hemp plant including .3% THC or less. So, when you are looking at what type of CBD is in a product it is important to know if the product is an isolate, broad-spectrum, or full-spectrum product.

How are Gummies Made?

CBD gummies look and often taste like the candies that many of us remember as children. Gummies all start as a CBD extract that is taken from the hemp plant. This extract is then infused with gelatin to make gummies. The key here is that CBD is infused right in to the gelatin. High-quality CBD gummies have the CBD directly infused into the products as opposed to having a CBD extract sprayed on to the to the gummies. If CBD is infused in the product it allows for a more consistent dosing of the CBD and ensures that the CBD actually remains on the products and doesn’t rub off on packaging in the process.

Ingredients

It is important to know exactly what ingredients are inside of your CBD gummies. The ingredients can vary widely from brand to brand, but there are a few things to look out for inside of a gummy. The first is you may want to avoid high fructose corn syrup. Studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup can lead to increased inflammation. If you are consuming CBD gummies to relieve inflammation you may be having a counterproductive experience if the gummies contain high fructose corn syrup, which could counteract the effects of the CBD.

If you’re vegan or have allergies, it is also important to look to see what the ingredients of your gummies are. There are many gummies that are vegan friendly and contain all-natural ingredients that limit any potential negative interactions with allergies. It’s definitely important though to check the ingredients before you consume your gummies if you have these dietary needs.

The ideal CBD gummy is one that is made with organic, non-GMO hemp that is grown right here in the United States. In addition to using high-quality hemp, it is also important for it to be with as many organic and natural flavorings as possible.

Third-party labs

Like any other CBD product it is important to know exactly what you are getting. Any reputable source of CBD will make sure that all of their products have lab results to demonstrate what exactly is in the product. It isn’t enough, though, for there to be lab results. The labs need to be done by a reputable, third-party that can demonstrate the authenticity of the CBD. This is necessary because unfortunately there are some companies providing products that aren’t actual CBD.

How to use

At CBD Supply Maryland we like to recommend that when you try CBD you should at first go low and slow. As many gummies are about 10mgs of CBD it may make sense for you to try one gummy to see how you feel. A gummy can take up to 2 hours to have its full effect since the CBD has to work through your digestive tract. So, it may be a good idea to give it 2 hours just to see how the gummy has made you feel. If you need more milligrams of CBD it is certainly find to take additional CBD, but it never hurts with a new product to see how your body reacts.

In general, CBD gummies will have an effect for 4 to 6 hours in your system. During this time they will help with pain, inflammation, anxiety, and more. It is ok to consume gummies or other CBD products daily with no issues. In fact, having a routine regiment of CBD can be more helpful than sporadically taking CBD.

It’s important to store gummies like other medications in a cool, dark place to ensure they maintain their consistency to have the maximum potential effect.

Takeaway

Gummies are a great way to try CBD for the first time. They have a predictable dosing method and come in flavors that many of us like. They also provide an easy delivery method that is portable and easy to consume in any setting.

The biggest thing to remember is that when you take gummies it’s always important to know your source. They should be using organic, non-GMO hemp products, that are third party lab tested. If you have the right product, gummies are fun and effective. For a wide range of CBD products available for delivery, check out CBD Supply Maryland’s Store.