Cannabidiol, the scientific name for CBD, is a chemical compound found within cannabis plants. This cannabinoid, as it's called, has been of particular interest in recent years thanks to its many possible health benefits. When ingested via an edible like gummies, CBD may work with cannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the human body to positively impact many bodily functions. This is made possible by the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS, which helps our bodies maintain balance and regulates mood, pain, sleep, stress, and much more.
Potency: 10 mg of CBD per gummy
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FAB CBD Chews
A few years ago, consumers and manufacturers of quality products faced many challenges trying to determine the legality of CBD. But with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp was made legal on a federal level, as long as the plants contain no more than 0.3% of THC on a dry weight basis. CBD is typically extracted from these types of plants, and it's also considered legal given the THC content also does not exceed 0.3%. You can learn more about the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil here.
Potency: 10 mg of CBD per chew
FAB is well-known within the CBD market for its high-quality hemp oils, and its CBD gummies are no different. These gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan chews feature a variety of fruit flavors and only contain 1 gram of sugar per gummy. It's also a plus that FAB only uses natural ingredients (like organic cane sugar and flavorings from real fruit) to make its gummies.
Not all CBD gummies are the same. In fact, there are three different hemp extracts that make different types of CBD edibles. Full-spectrum CBD extracts include cannabinoids from the entire hemp plant (even THC, up to the legal limit). This gives you the benefit of enjoying the other parts of the plant, like terpenes and phytocannabinoids, that can enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD. On the other hand, broad-spectrum CBD still extracts oil from the whole plant, but goes through a separate process to remove the THC. Finally, CBD isolate contains 99% pure CBD with no THC, terpenes, or other cannabinoids.
The taste of CBD oil is a dealbreaker for some, it is rather strong after all. On the other hand, CBD gummies usually come with a tasty, fruity flavour, so it feels more like a treat than a burden.
CBD gummies usually contain hemp oil with high concentrations of CBD, just like CBD oil and CBD capsules. The only real difference is that you chew these supplements before you swallow them.
CBD products are generally considered to be well tolerated and have good safety profile by the World Health Organisation, documented in their Critical Review Report on CBD.
4. Easier to control
The general recommendation for all CBD supplements is to start with a small dose and increase, rather than start off with the highest dose you can find!
Swallowing whole pills can be difficult for some and downright impossible for others, so choosing a CBD gummy could help. Most of them taste good and generally ‘go down’ easier than capsules and tablets.
Although we’re sure some of you out there can swallow capsules dry – no problem, most people need at least a swig of water to help them go down.
Just like gummy vitamins are a fun way to take your vits, CBD gummies can be an easier-to-take and tastier and way to enjoy CBD.