People have a lot to say about all aspects of the new CBD culture, with tons of advice and personal takes on anything from CBD vapes, oils, creams, lotions, and all the way up to edibles like CBD gummies. The fact of the matter is that a lot of it is empty speculation, anecdotes, and even poorly researched clickbait.
We have other articles on the science behind CBD products and their effects on the biochemistry of our brains and bodies, so today, we’ll focus more on CBD gummies. What are they all about, why bother making them, and do they work as well as vapes and topical solutions?
Get yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and give me ten minutes of your time, and I’ll give you the scoop on top-quality CBD gummies that really works.
Does the body even absorb enough CBD from edibles?
The main issue people have with pills, cookies laced with CBD, and CBD gummies is that the active ingredients in orally ingested supplements don’t become readily available in the bloodstream for some time.
While smoking, vaping, and topical applications affect the body within minutes, those congested orally are first broken down in the stomach, and then they go through the liver where they are filtered even further. The liver is the body’s safety net and “natural detox factory,” so a lot less CBD will make it to the bloodstream after passing through the liver.
There hasn’t been much research done on CBD edibles, but one study suggests that we’re dealing with an absorption rate of 4–20%. We could say that CBD gummies are relatively easy to digest and absorb, so given a high-quality CBD oil, we can provide them with the benefit of the doubt and say that 20% of the CBD will be absorbed.
Studies where positive outcomes were shown when using CBD to keep anxiety under control go for higher doses of around 300 mg usually. With a lot of ready-made CBD edible on the market, you’re only getting a fraction of that, but you can make your homemade gummies and eat enough to get the desired effect.
We have an article on how to make these. So, yes, you need a higher dose of CBD in your CBD gummies, but they can make a difference. Why use up more CBD oil to get the same effect with gummies instead of using other methods? Well, here are a few big reasons.
Regular CBD users need some variety in their lives, just like everyone else!
While you get better absorption with a few drops under the tongue or with vaping, a lot of people aren’t into vaping, and not everyone is thrilled about the bitter taste lingering in their saliva. If you keep doing it two times a day for a couple of months, you’ll get sick of it and look for other ways to take in lab-tested CBD oil, preferably a tastier one.
With CBD gummies, you can add a ton of variety to your daily routine, with different shapes and sizes, colors, and flavors.
CBD Gummies are tasty and incredibly convenient
These fun little snacks are open to customization, and you can come up with some great flavors. Maybe some maple syrup and lemon zest will do the trick, or you can add vanilla extract, perhaps some fruit juice – you’ve got tons of options.
On top of that, you can grab a handful of gummies and be on your merry way, instead of administering CBD oil under your tongue. It also makes it seem less like medicine and a chore, and more like a fun snack. It’s a great little morale boost, especially with those suffering from depression, nausea, or chronic pain, who are sick and tired of medication and feeling like a patient.
Gummies can be made shelf-stable and last for months!
The most common critique I hear against CBD gummies is that you take perfectly good CBD oil that can last for quite a while and mix it up into something that can only last a few days in the fridge. Well, as luck would have it, we have a recipe for a shelf-stable version, and it will keep for several months in a little ziplock bag on a shelf or a jar on the table.
You can even have a few baggies stashed away in your pockets or your bag, so you’ll always have them with you, and no one is going to look at you funny for eating a little snack.
That’s about all there is to it. I hope you’ll find these few minutes spent reading this article worth it, and that you’ll know what to expect with CBD gummies.
One of the most important parts of using CBD gummies is making sure you get the dosage right. There is no better way to do that than to utilize a CBD Dosage Calculator.