You may have heard of CBD gummies, and maybe even seen them for sale online or in a specialist CBD store. These CBD infused sweet treats are one of the most popular way to enjoy the benefits of CBD.
But, what are CBD gummies, and are they the right choice for you?
We’ll take a quick look in this blog at the joys of CBD gummies in the UK, what you can expect, what they’re used for and where to find the best choice.
A quick explainer about CBD
As you’re here on our website, chances are you already know what CBD is, and what it can be used for. But… Let’s just assume that you’d like a refreshed.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active compound found in cannabis. It’s not the compound that gets you high though, thats THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD is totally legal in the UK, whereas THC is not. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have it’s benefits. In fact., thats one of the reasons why CBD has become so popular across the world.
CBD can help to support focus, reduce anxiety and promote overall calmness. It may also have beneficial uses for promoting healthy sleep, reducing pain and even help us to beat addictions and overcome depression and PTSD. Yup.
Now while this all sounds cool, and obviously we’re big advocates of CBD here at ShelleySupply, there is still research to be done.
So what this means is that no-one can claim that CBD is a treatment for anything. But… Early research and anecdotal evidence certainly suggests that CBD could have potential as a treatment for many ailments.
Read more about CDB in our other blogs: Enjoying CBD – Your Lifestyle Choice and CBD vs THC
In this blog we will talk about CBD in gummies.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are, as the name suggests, sweets or candies infused with an amount of CBD. For each gummie you eat, you’ll be getting a specific dosage of CBD.
Because they’re mostly made from a blend of plant based sugars and thickeners such as pectin, as well as flavourings, they can be easily enjoyed without needing to administer drops of oil straight into your mouth.
CBD gummies come in a variety of flavours, but the most popular are:
Now while these might look like normal candies, they are not suitable for children, so make sure to keep them out of reach of little ones.
What are the benefits of CBD gummies?
There are many potential health benefits of CBD which you can get from simply taking a couple of gummies each day. As we’ve mentioned, they can be used to reduce stress and anxiety, or even as a potential pain reliever.
When it comes to CBD gummies instead of other methods of consumption, the benefits are:
- Easy to use. No need to use a dropper or a glass of water.
- These candies are sweet and bursting with flavour. They do not taste of hemp.
- Pre-dosed. Gummies are made in pre-dosed bites for variety of strengths designed for beginners, intermediate users and experienced CBD enthusiasts.
- Smoke free. No inhaling. No harshness to your throat.
- Longer effect. Unlike inhaling or sublingual (under the tongue) administration of CBD, it usually takes a longer time for ingestible CBD to kick in and may have a longer lasting effect.
Sounds good right? In fact, we think CBD gummies are a great way to try out CBD if you’ve never done so before. And because you know the dosage per candy, this can help you manage how much you take and understand your personal capacity for CBD.
Here at ShelleySupply we stock the popular Orange County CBD gummies, which are made in the USA from broad spectrum CBD. This means that as well as CBD, they may contain trace elements of (non-psychoactive) compounds from the cannabis plant.
Which CBD gummies should I buy?
When it comes to choosing your CBD gummies, you have lots of choice of flavours and dosages.
We recommend finding the flavour you like the sound of most, and then picking your preferred dosage level.
Our CBD gummy bears for example come in different strengths from 16 mg per bear, to 32 mg and 48 mg.
If you’ve never tried CBD before, we’d suggest starting with a milder dose, which will give you more control.
What does CBD feel like?
CBD is non-psychoactive, so you should not experience any visual sensations.
But around ten to twenty minutes after consuming CBD, you should feel a sense of relaxation both physically and mentally. Some may describe it as a slight buzz, or sense of wellbeing, which can obviously be more intense the higher the dosage.
You may also experience pain relief, and even for some people it can also improve libido!
Read our guide to CBD and sexual wellness.
For most people, the effects of CBD last around two hours up to around six hours.
So that is what CBD feels like. Worth trying? We recommend CBD gummies as a great entry point for anyone curious about CBD.
Do I have to eat CBD?
In a word, no. There are many ways you can enjoy the benefits of CBD including:
Read more about CBD right here on our blog.