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.)
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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.
How many do I have to eat?
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!).
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).
CBD affects every person differently and figuring out how much to take is a personal experience that can require a bit of patience and perseverance. While one person may find 100mg of CBD is perfect for relieving their chronic pain, someone else may find that same relief with 50mg.
Delightfully, CBD gummies come in a wide range of assorted fruit and sour flavors like —
The Risk of Taking Too Much CBD
Since it usually takes some experimentation to the most effective CBD dosage, sometimes people fear they may take ‘too much’ CBD trying to figure it out. The good news is, there has never been a serious side effect reported from taking ‘too much’ CBD.
CBD Gummies: Finding Your Ideal Dosage
CBD is Showing Potential to Treat a Wide Range of Conditions
Other Things to Consider When Choosing a CBD Gummy
CBD gummies are popular for a good reason – not only do they offer therapeutic benefits, they are a fun classic candy available in a variety of fruity flavors.
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