While CBD is generally considered safe to use, some side effects can occur, so it’s always best to start with a lighter dose at first. You can gradually increase the dose over time until you get the desired effects.
Pure CBD tends to have a very strong, earthy flavour that some may want to avoid and some may enjoy. But that doesn’t mean you should stop using it. Instead, you might want to opt for CBD gummies .
What Are CBD Gummies?
The amount of CBD within a single gummy can at times vary from retailer to retailer, but the standard dose is 5mg. That should make dosing quite easy and convenient, especially when compared to oils and tinctures.
CBD oil gummies are what they sound like – flavourful, fruity gummies infused with CBD oil. They mask the earthy taste of CBD and make for quite a treat. You just want to make sure that you don’t overstep your dose, especially if you have a sweet tooth.
Since CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, many are concerned about its psychoactive effects. You can put those worries at rest as CBD gummies will not get you high whether the CBD is coming from cannabis, marijuana, or most commonly, the hemp plant.
It does sound kinda like a scam, but solid scientific studies show that CBD can latch onto cells in your gut and immune system, relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, says Joseph Maroon, MD, a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But that’s the pure stuff—there’s no legit research on the effectiveness of CBD in gummy form. In other words: They maybe work (at least, they did for our editors—see our own reviews below!).
Last year, “CBD gummies” was the third most-Googled food in the entire U.S. So yeah, you’ve likely heard of these little nuggets that contain cannabidiol (aka CBD), the part of weed that chills you out but not the part that inspires you to down a party-size bag of Doritos. Maybe you’ve even heard reviews—from stoner and non-stoner friends alike—about how the non-hallucinogenic bites are ideal for erasing Big Stress Energy or helping you wind down before bed. And you’ve probably still got questions. Great, ’cause we’ve got answers.
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Figuring out whether you’ll need 2 or 10 to calm the hell down is (you guessed it) also a mystery, says Jeffrey Bost, a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Start with one gummy per day. Nada? Try two. Still nada? Slowly up your dose until you get some results. It’s pretty tough to OD on CBD, says Bost. The worst side effects of very high doses are drowsiness and mood changes. (And pls note that the long-term effects are still TBD.)
If you live in a state where all types of devil’s lettuce is legal, you can buy CBD gummies almost anywhere—even at some gas stations. For everyone else, there’s the interwebs. Amazon sells them and can ship to your door for about $40 (yeah, chillin’ ain’t cheap).