CBD Oil Gummies: The Only Guide You Need to Read
Stop what you’re doing and take a moment for yourself.
Honestly, for just a few seconds, close your eyes and just take a few deep breaths… In… and out…
Now open your eyes.
Look, we all know life can be crazy. When lots of unpredictable obstacles come your way, anxiety, stress, panic, fear, and insomnia can arise without warning. It can be scary.
But the good news is there are some natural remedies that have helped people cope with these issues. And CBD just so happens to be a therapeutic game changer for a lot of people.
Now, we’ve all heard of CBD oil tinctures, CBD vapes, and even CBD lotions and pills. But would you be surprised to learn that CBD gummies offer the same therapeutic effects as other CBD products?
In fact, some people actually benefit more from CBD gummies than other CBD products, and that includes CBD oil tinctures.
With any new product, especially one that contains CBD, it can be a bit confusing, a little nerve-racking, and many people usually have a lot of questions.
For those reasons, we say kudos to you for doing your due diligence by researching CBD gummies.
That said, we’ve constructed a thorough CBD gummy guide that not only answers all your questions, but helps clear the air on thoughts you didn’t even know you had about CBD in the first place.
So without further ado, let’s explore…
What are CBD gummies?
In a nutshell, CBD gummies are chewy candies made from hemp-derived ingredients like CBD, terpenes, and other therapeutic cannabinoids.
Now, when you look at the traditional gummy bears sold in your local grocery store, or even gas station, you’ll notice that they are primarily gelatin-based and filled with a lot of hard-to-pronounce added ingredients. Not exactly the healthiest treat, but tasty nonetheless.
CBD oil gummies, on the other hand, are for the most part created without gelatin. Which makes them a little more versatile for people who have dietary restrictions, as they are primarily created with only plant-based ingredients.
Most CBD gummies contain tapioca syrup, which is a natural sweetener alternative, and pectin, which takes the place of gelatin and gives the CBD gummy a natural jelly-like consistency.
The main difference between CBD gummies and regular gummy bears is that CBD gummies do not contain gelatin, which makes them much softer and more likely to expire after a year or so. This is a good thing, if you ask us.
Having too many preservatives, additives, and artificial ingredients can actually wreak havoc on your gastrointestinal tract [¹]. With plant-based, all natural CBD gummies, you can rest assured that the ingredients are much more GI-friendly in the long run.
Now, what about…
Full spectrum vs. Broad spectrum vs. CBD isolate gummies
Full spectrum CBD gummies simply means that all of the hemp-derived ingredients are included in your CBD gummy. That includes, terpenes, other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, CBC, and yes, even 0.3% of Delta 9 THC.
While some people like to steer clear from Delta 9 THC entirely, Studies have shown that the synergy of multiple cannabinoids and terpenes actually offer more benefits than when CBD is isolated [²]. It really just depends on the consumer.
Now, Broad spectrum CBD gummies include everything a full spectrum CBD gummy includes, except for Delta 9 THC.
This is the best of both worlds for those who want to benefit from other cannabinoids and terpenes. However, the lack of Delta 9 THC may not give the same effects for some people. Some people just respond better when a little bit of Delta 9 THC is combined with CBD.
Finally, we have CBD isolate gummies.
Now, the main difference here is that these gummies only contain CBD, and nothing else. No, not even terpenes.
While some people say that CBD isolate gummies don’t work at all, others find them to be very therapeutic.
Again, and we can’t stress this enough, it depends on the user. Everyone is different, so what works for one person, may not work for another.
Maybe CBD isolate gummies work better for you, but for your next door neighbor, full spectrum CBD gummies are far more effective for them.
Which brings us to our next point…
How do CBD gummies work?
If this isn’t a million dollar question, we don’t know what is.
CBD is a very unique cannabinoid. Unlike Delta 9 THC, CBD doesn’t actually attach itself to our receptor cells. Instead, it influences our receptor cells in what seems like a positive way.
Think of it like this…
CBD is a coach and the receptor cells in your body are the team members.
When CBD enters your body, it helps influence the receptor cells to do what they’re supposed to do.
Scientists describe it like this:
“There is also growing evidence that CBD acts on other brain signaling systems, and that these actions may be important contributors to its therapeutic effects. [³]”
Additionally, it’s believed that our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which exists in all mammals, plays a huge role in our overall health [⁴].
Scientists theorize that an endocannabinoid deficiency could be the reason why certain unwanted symptoms arise [⁵]. But by restoring our ECS, we can re-introduce balance to our body. Now, there are many ways we can restore our ECS: Healthy diet, plenty of sleep, Yoga, and less stress.
But some believe that since CBD is a cannabinoid, it can help restore an endocannabinoid deficiency. The jury is still out regarding that theory, but according to many testimonials, it seems that CBD does help.
Which begs the question…
What are the benefits of CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are just like CBD oil; the only difference is their delivery form. CBD oil is a liquid substance and CBD gummies are edible candy. They both deliver the same therapeutic benefits.
From addressing rare forms of epilepsy and seizures, to combating pain, anxiety, and stress, there have been multiple studies exploring CBD’s therapeutic properties.
Now, we could dive into every study and explore each and every benefit. But the truth is that scientists, renowned doctors, and even veterinarians have confirmed that CBD is truly a medicinal substance. But like any medicinal ingredient, more studies are needed.
Instead, we want to dive into the actual benefits of CBD gummies vs. other CBD products.
CBD gummies vs. CBD oil and other CBD products
When you look at CBD oil gummies, you need to look at them as another way to consume CBD as a whole. While CBD oil is very popular, not a lot of people enjoy having to dose how much CBD they should take. Especially if that CBD oil is bitter tasting, that’s no fun for anyone.
This is why so many people prefer CBD gummies. They’re already pre-dosed and super tasty to eat.
Now, one of the main reasons CBD gummies have gained so much popularity is that these little candies are conventionally discreet.
That’s right, you can pop one CBD gummy in your mouth and nobody will know the difference. Pretty cool, right?
Most CBD gummies come in an easy-to-carry container that you can throw in your purse, backpack, or even pocket.
Now, the only downfall of CBD gummies is that they can melt in high temperatures. So we advise that you don’t forget them in your car on a hot day.
Other than that, CBD gummies are truly a Godsend when it comes to being discreet, convenient, and most of all, deliciously pre-dosed.
Are CBD gummies better than CBD oil?
For some people, CBD oil can address other issues better than CBD gummies, while others feel CBD gummies are far more effective than CBD oil. It really just depends on the person.
In fact, some people feel that CBD gummies address digestive issues much better than CBD oil [⁶].
In the end, both deliver their set of therapeutic effects; it just boils down to that person’s personal preference.
How long do CBD gummies take to work?
There really isn’t any scientific evidence that narrows down how long it takes for CBD gummies to work. This is because each person is different.
There are three factors that come into play when determining how long CBD gummies take to work:
From anecdotal testimonies, it seems that CBD gummies can take anywhere from 30 minutes to almost 2 hours to kick in.
How long do CBD gummies last?
Again, it depends on the individual person. It also depends on what that person is trying to address.
CBD gummies can last anywhere from 2 hours to over 6 hours. That’s why we recommend beginners to start slow and with a low dose to see where they stand with CBD gummies in the first place.
This leads us to one of the most important questions to date…
How many CBD gummies should I eat?
When you come across a CBD gummy that is truly delicious and irresistible, it may be hard to stop at just one gummy. But we recommend that you do stop at one, especially if you’re new to CBD gummies.
Depending on the dosage and what’s written on the CBD label, you may be able to eat two CBD gummies at a time.
That said, most CBD gummies contain 25mg of CBD, which is actually a good starting point for beginners.
However, you may find that 75mg in a day might actually be quite therapeutic. Keep in mind when we say 75mg, we don’t mean at one time, but rather throughout the day.
Will CBD gummies get me high?
Hemp-derived CBD gummies from reputable companies will not get you high. In fact, studies show that CBD on its own can counteract the negative effects of Delta 9 THC [⁷].
But those who are super sensitive to THC may find CBD isolate gummies are a better option.
Considering that, many people wonder…
Will CBD gummies cause me to fail a drug test?
Thankfully, drug testers are not looking for CBD. Instead, they’re focus is on psychoactive substances like Delta 9 THC, heroin, etc.
CBD isolate gummies only contain CBD, and nothing else. So these gummies might be the best option for those who endure regular drug testing.
Broad spectrum CBD gummies may also be a good option as they don’t contain any Delta 9 THC. However, users should use caution, as some non-reputable companies may not be truthful in their testing results when showing the THC percentage.
Full spectrum CBD gummies do contain Delta 9 THC, but only a trace amount of 0.3%. While this is not enough to cause a “high”, overtime it may accumulate in the body and could cause a failed drug test. However, it’s not likely, but we still recommend you use caution.
While drug testers aren’t looking for CBD, there have been cases where certain chemicals have confused CBD with THC.
Now we know what you might be wondering… Are CBD gummies safe?
Yes they are, when purchased from a reputable CBD company.
This leads us to the biggest and final question…
Where to buy CBD gummies?
The answer: Online.
Reputable CBD companies understand that online buying is perhaps the easiest and safest way to find CBD gummies.
So they’ll provide their third party test results, their extraction methods, their formulation processes, and they’ll always allow their customers to have full access to their customer support team.
If you come across a CBD company that doesn’t offer all of what we listed above, it’s probably best to steer clear.
That said, if you’ve been on the fence about trying CBD gummies, we say to give it a shot. You’ll never know if they will actually work for you if you don’t try. Just be sure you only purchase high quality CBD gummies from a reputable company.