CBD Gummies look just like their regular counterparts, coming in different colors representing the different fruity flavors, sometimes in adorable animals or teddy bear shaped form. Find out what makes these tiny, squishy candies special and what benefits do CBD gummies offer.
What are Gummy Bears?
As a popular form of snack, gummy bears are known to have been invented by Hans Regel, Sr. who is from Bonn, Germany. In 1920, Regel concocted a bear-shaped candy made from gum arabic and has mixed it with various sweeteners and fruit flavoring. His company, Haribo, is still widely known up to this day in producing an entire assortment of snacks and confectionary of different shapes, sizes, and flavors.
Of all snacks that the company has produced, the gummy bears have always been well-received by snackers and sweet tooths of all ages. Shortly after, pharmaceutical companies have followed suit and incorporated multivitamins and food supplements into the adorable gummy bears, making it enjoyable for children to take and easier for parents to administer. Everything from herbal extracts to hair supplements come in edible gummy bear form nowadays and it didn’t take long for CBD follow the trend as well.
What are CBD Gummies?
Modern-day gummy bears are made with gelatin instead of the original gum arabic which Hans Regel, Sr. used. Gelatin makes it easier to mix in natural extracts, sweeteners, and other flavorings. Cannabinoids are infused into the candy gummy bears to form CBD gummies, making it convenient to take and manageable to use.
With CBD gummies, CBD-rich hemp extract is the key ingredient responsible for its beneficial aspects. Usually, pure CBD or CBD isolate is the type infused into the gummies to make sure it is free from the unwanted psychoactive side effects of taking in THC, a compound also found in the cannabis plant. Hence, using CBD isolate extract for the gummies allow for a potent effect without any unfavorable side effects, no matter how much gummies is taken in throughout the day.
Why opt for CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies have no side effects and they are non-addictive. Taking CBD gummies contain small amounts of CBD which means it does not require a doctor’s prescription to actually be able to take them. However, in Australia, this is still a grey area as all CBD products are subject to having a valid prescription.
Overall, it is the most convenient form of CBD and there are no preparations necessary before taking it. No need to worry about food allergies since it is prepared in a candy-like gelatin form. There is no need to head outdoors or to a designated smoking area, like to that of CBD in vape form. Since the gummies are in its simplest form, no diet modification is needed and it would not affect any religious or cultural dietary restriction, perfect for vegans and vegetarians. It also comes in these adorable, colorful bear gummies which makes them even more fun to eat. Just be mindful to not confuse these with the regular gummy bears and keep CBD gummies out of reach of children, especially when they are not labeled or packed separately.
How do CBD gummies work?
As with cannabinoids, CBD gummies contain organic compounds which interact directly with the human body’s own endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids are known to trigger the brain into signaling increased production of hormones that directly affect a person’s mood, immune system and other bodily processes. CBDs are also known for their pain alleviating properties, as they can interact with the body’s own opioid receptors which are usually targeted by pain relievers such as morphine, heroin, and fentanyl.
What are the benefits of CBD gummies?
According to more than 20 years of research work, CBD has multiple beneficial effects on the human body. Here are some of them:
- Decreases anxiety levels. CBD pushes the brain to produce more serotonin, a hormone responsible for the general feeling of well-being and happiness. With increased serotonin and decreased anxiety levels, CBD gummies are great for people with mood disorders who are opting for a more natural approach towards wellness.
- Induces sleep effectively. As a nighttime sleep aid, CBD gummies help in achieving a regular sleep-wake cycle without any addictive side effects or withdrawal symptoms. In turn, getting a good night’s sleep boosts one’s mood upon waking up, making for an energetic day ahead.
- Alleviates pain. Due to its interaction with the body’s pain receptors, CBD helps reduce and block the sensation of pain naturally. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in further minimizing any local inflammation or minor muscular injuries. Pain relief, anti-inflammatory aspects, plus its ability to decrease anxiety makes for a perfect pain relief medication for minor injuries and minimal pain.
- Battles toxins and free radicals. Natural antioxidants are present in CBD and these battle with internally harmful compounds and unwanted toxins. Antioxidants help in getting rid of free radicals, an unwanted output of the body’s own cells when producing energy.
- Effectively combats unwanted side effects of THC. Since THC in cannabinoids is responsible for the buzzing, psychoactive side effects experienced in taking cannabis, CBD gummies are made with CBD isolate and are free from THC. In turn, for those taking in THC and are suffering from the unwanted side effects of THC such as paranoia, heightened anxiety, and hallucinations, CBD gummies can counter the side effects and lessen the untoward symptoms.
With the acceptance for CBD growing each year and with more countries accepting CBD as a medicinal solution, expect more uses and benefits in the years to come.
How to take CBD gummies?
Most CBD gummies have their CBD content on the packaging of the product, which usually ranges from 5 to 20 milligrams. For those targeting 50 milligrams per day, 10 gummies with 5 milligrams CBD content may be taken all throughout the day.
Since CBD gummies are made with gelatin, it is easily dissolved and digested inside the stomach. Depending on the amount of food present inside the digestive system, CBD can be easily absorbed by the system when ingested through CBD gummies rather than having it incorporated in CBD cakes or other forms of edible goods. Effectivity of the CBD gummies could last for about 4 to 5 hours.
Update: As of August 27th 2019, on our website, you can now book an initial screening with a patient co-ordinator from the Cannabis Access Clinics network who can assess your case over a 15 minute phone call and determine if you are eligible to be put forward for medical cannabis treatment and an approved prescription.
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