You have likely heard about cannabidiol (CBD). It is noticeably around us these days. It also seems to come in so many different forms. One of the more popular forms of CBD is as an edible.
CBD edibles can be any number of edible products from gummy candies to popcorn. So, it is easy to find one that can suit your taste. The question is, once you eat one, how will you feel?
Let’s explore that question.
What is CBD, and where does it come from?
It is best in situations like this to start with the basics. In this case, it is starting with defining CBD.
CBD comes from Cannabis plants. These include hemp and marijuana. These plants have chemical compounds in them that are known as cannabinoids. CBD is among the over 113 cannabinoids that are found in Cannabis plants.
Most cannabinoids are fairly unknown. CBD is certainly rising in recognition, but there is one cannabinoid that is especially well-known. That is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is so popular because of its psychoactive effects. This means that it makes people high in a way that is associated with Cannabis.
Despite the fact that they are both cannabinoids, CBD is quite different from THC. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects. It will not make you high. It may, however, help with creating a calmer state of mind.
There are three kinds of CBD that could be in a product. They are CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. The differences between them depend on what other compounds and cannabinoids are in the extract with the CBD. CBD isolate only has CBD in it, no other cannabinoids or compounds. Broad-spectrum has many other things in the extract, and the one exception is that it does not have any THC in it. Full-spectrum, on the other hand, has all of the other cannabinoids and compounds, including THC (it is usually shallow levels, less than 0.3%).
The other effects that CBD may have on people are still being studied, but the studies are numerous. For example, this study found that CBD may be able to help with reducing intestinal inflammation. Another study found that CBD was able to help increase the amount of sleep that rats got in their normal sleep-cycles. There have even been studies looking at CBD’s effect on the skin. This study, for example, found that CBD may be able to reduce sebum production, which helps reduce acne.
Now you know what CBD is, let’s talk about what edibles do.
What are edibles like?
Your experience with CBD depends on a few different factors.
Since CBD comes in three different versions, you may find that some of them may make you have a different experience depending on which kind is in the edibles. There is a reaction to some of the CBD extracts known as the “entourage effect.” This is when compounds build on each other to make a stronger experience (we have an article that goes into more detail about this here). So, it is likely that full-spectrum and broad-spectrum may give you a stronger effect than CBD isolate. However, edibles made with CBD isolate are more likely to give people what could be considered a “purer” experience, without the effects of other compounds and cannabinoids.
The other factors that weigh in on how you experience CBD edibles vary. They depend on each person. The way that CBD affects each person changes. Some people have a powerful experience with very little CBD. Others, it takes more for people to experience even a weak effect. There are a lot of reasons for these variations. For example, it could depend on weight or genetics.
The other thing to understand about CBD edibles, they may take a little while to start working. This is because the edibles have to digest in order for the CBD to enter the system. It could take up to an hour for them to start working. So, with CBD edibles, you will need to be patient and wait to be sure that the amount you take is not too little or too much for you.
What makes a good CBD edible?
As with anything, if you are going to try CBD, you are going to want to know how to find a good edible.
When looking for a CBD edible, there are a few things you need to consider. The main is the source of the product. The best way to ensure that you are getting a quality CBD product is by researching the manufacturer. A good CBD producer should be transparent about its extraction process. They should also use a third party to test the quality of their products.
It is also a good idea to read reviews both of the company and the products you are interested in. It is essential to see what other people are saying about the manufacturer and their product to be sure that you are getting a quality product. You should also read the reviews on third party sites to ensure a lack of bias.
Edibles are often a good option for a lot of people as they are easy to eat and control how much you take. But before trying them, many people want to know what to expect from the edibles. Hopefully, this article has given you a better idea of what the edibles will make you feel.