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CBD Edibles: How do they work?

There are so many new fads now-a-days, so it is likely that you have heard of cannabidiol (CBD) edibles or CBD candies. It is also likely that you may not understand what they are. Sure, you’ve known what treats and candies are since you were a child, but what about CBD? There are many misconceptions regarding CBD and the plants it is found in. This article will attempt to give our readers the knowledge they need to understand CBD and why it is even found in an edible form! Continue on to learn about CBD, edibles, and everything in between. 

CBD: what is it?  

CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa plants. This particular cannabinoid is making its way to the top of many health and wellness lists. Why is this? CBD is a naturally found in Cannabis sativa plants (hemp and marijuana) and has been (and is currently being) researched for a number of different potential health reasons. As of 2018, because of the Farm Bill, CBD derived from the hemp plant is federally legal in the United States. This is because the hemp plant contains high amounts of CBD and at or lower than 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).  

THC is most likely the cannabinoid that you have heard of. THC is the component in Cannabis sativa plants that causes a ‘high’ or inebriating effect. The very low percentage of THC found in the hemp plant is the reason it is federally legal. The marijuana plant, however, is not federally legal although it has been legalized in a handful of states. In these states, marijuana is legal for recreational use, medical use, or both purposes. Although hemp is federally legal, it may not be legal in your state. So, make sure you understand the laws your state has put into place before purchasing CBD products.  

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding CBD is that it will cause a ‘high’ as THC does. This is not the case, but CBD may have some interesting wellness benefits you may be interested in.  

Edibles + CBD 

How did the two very different products get together? Well they are not so different if you think about it. Edibles have been made into all sorts of things. Gummy vitamins, gummy candy that is found in all shapes and sizes, cookies, brownies, and all sorts of different ingestible. Edibles are a great vessel to get copious amounts of sugar or even CBD into your system! CBD edibles are a great way to get the same amount of CBD into your bloodstream each time. It takes a bit longer for the CBD to take effect in an edible, but the benefits generally last a bit longer than other methods. Pop an edible in your mouth in the morning or the evening, depending on the reason you have decided to use CBD edibles 

Here at Panacea Life Sciences, we offer CBD Cherry Bomb Gummies. Most gummies on the market are not for all dietary plans. This is why we have made our gummies with all vegan ingredients so that everyone has the option to try these yummy CBD gummies a try. Each gummy has 20mg of CBD and is, obviously, cherry flavored. These are easily packable so that you can use them on-the-go. Our gummies are THC free. Perhaps gummy candy isn’t your thing, there are many different products available for you too.  

Other CBD Products 

There are many different products that contain CBD that may be better for you over edibles. Here is a list of some popular products on the market today:  

Tinctures:  This type of CBD gets into the bloodstream quickly similar to vapes but without inhalation. When the dropper full of CBD is placed in the mouth it’s absorbed into the bloodstream from the pores there. A tincture is a substance that is added to carrier oil like coconut or avocado oil. Some tinctures come flavored to mask the earthy Hemp taste that some don’t particularly enjoy.  

Vape: Vaping CBD is one of the quickest ways to get CBD into your system. This way of using CBD has a high rate of absorption as it directly enters the bloodstream via inhalation. Because the CBD gets right into your bloodstream, you feel the effects the quickest. This option of using CBD can only be done by those who are old enough to purchase vapes. And like most inhaling products may cause lung damage. We at Panacea Life Sciences do not advocate for the use of CBD vapes.  

Softgels: A softgel is a capsule that contains CBD oil and looks similar to a pill or vitamin supplement. Once the capsule is swallowed it goes through the digestive tract and then ends up in the stomach. Once there the CBD is absorbed as the capsule is broken down. The stomach lining absorbs the CBD and enters the bloodstream. This is an easy way to get CBD into your system daily and is easy to take along with other pills you may take. 

Topicals: CBD topicals are a bit different than the others as they don’t ever reach the bloodstream. With that being said, you may be able to reap benefits from the surface of the skin like other skincare products. These are best used frequently and in the same area as the face or a patch of skin. They come in lotions, creams, salves and even hand sanitizer for antibacterial purposes.   

With so many different CBD products it may be difficult to know which is best for you. That is why we suggest trying out different products before settling on one. It’s important to speak with a healthcare professional before taking CBD. We always recommend starting with a small amount and then slowly increasing it until you feel the effects that you are wanting. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, at [email protected].