When it comes to CBD, there are a variety of fun ways that you can use it: you can pop a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, take it in capsule form, slather it on topically, or snack on a few CBD gummies.
This last one is a favorite (and lots of other people opt for taking their CBD in edible form) so today we’re talking about CBD gummies; how many you should take, what the expected effects are, and the benefits of taking them.
Pure CBD oil, in its natural form, tends to have a very specific, earthy taste. While we enjoy it greatly, we also realize that it’s not exactly for everyone. This shouldn’t be a reason to avoid CBD altogether, though! Instead, you might want to try a CBD gummy. You can thank us later…
CBD gummies come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and have just as many different flavors. (See our favorites here!) The process of making CBD gummies is pretty much the same as any other type of gummy candy, except with the addition of this all-natural plant compound.
CBD gummies are fantastic for literally. so. many. reasons.
One of the more obvious benefits is the fact that you can discreetly get your daily dose of CBD on the run, at the office, in front of your parents or even in a long zoom meeting. They look and taste much like regular candy, and are the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of CBD.
However, since they’re so delicious, so easy to dose, and so discreet, many people worry about eating “too many” CBD gummies. So, how many should you be eating?
The standard dosage for CBD gummies ranges from 10-30 milligrams.
The best rule of thumb is to start with a small dose, and then work your way up. CBD gummies can take up to 30 minutes to kick in, so how many you take also depends on what you’re trying to achieve.
A recent study found that taking 50-100 milligrams of CBD a day is a safe amount to treat headaches, pains, and insomnia, so starting off with 25mg is a great jumping-off point.
While CBD gummies (and all supplements for that matter) might taste like regular candy, that doesn’t mean you should just eat a whole handful for a snack. When it comes to CBD gummies, it’s important to practice moderation.
Don’t worry; our CBD gummies contain less than 0.3% THC, and are entirely non-psychoactive. All of our products are 2018 Farm Bill compliant and will NOT get you high.
CBD-only edibles are not psychoactive, which means that they don’t cause the “high” typically associated with THC-infused edibles. Because of this, it may be a little harder to identify when CBD products have taken effect, so be patient with your dosage and don’t expect to “feel” it right away.
Just make sure that before you pop a CBD gummy, that you know exactly what you’re eating.
While extremely rare, the potential side effects of CBD gummies are drowsiness, dry mouth, reduced appetite, nausea, and interaction with other medications (more info on that here).
However, drowsiness occasionally associated with CBD is also considered to be a benefit- which is why a lot of people take a CBD gummy before falling asleep. It’s just important to note that the effects might be too strong if you’re also taking CBD with other medications.
Additionally, CBD can also cause dry mouth, or “cotton mouth” which makes your mouth and eyes feel dry. Though this side effect is more likely to occur with THC, it can sometimes happen with CBD, as well. When you’re taking a CBD gummy, make sure to drink a large glass of water to help combat this!
Hemp-derived CBD gummies that contain less than 0.3% THC, are legal on a federal level; however, they might still be illegal in some states. In order to play it safe- especially if you’re traveling over state lines- make sure to check local laws regarding CBD products.
CBD gummies are here, and they are here to stay. If you like CBD, you’ll love CBD gummies for their ease, convenience and taste!
If you’re keen on the idea of taking CBD gummies, but want to learn more about this complex plant and all of it’s benefits, here are a few articles to help get you started:
*Readers should note that the science and regulations surrounding marijuana, CBD, and other related products are still developing. Because of this, the information here should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. Everything presented on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. Talk to your doctor or health professional before incorporating CBD, or any new dietary supplement, into your lifestyle. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.