CBD gummies are currently all the rage – both as products that are available for sale and being made from scratch following a simple recipe. But are these edible gummies an effective delivery method for the CBD contained in them and are they effective at providing the many health benefits of CBD?
Here are some of the pros and cons of these yummy gummies to help you decide whether these are the best way to benefit from CBD:
Oral CBD products are typically considered to be less effective than a topical delivery system. Edible CBD, oral sprays or capsules and pills need to pass through the digestive tract and be processed by the liver to reach the bloodstream and the cannabinoid system and receptors in the body. It can therefore take time to experience the results.
On the other hand, topical application of CBD bypasses this process and is absorbed directly by the skin to act on the cannabinoid system.
CBD gummies can however give you the benefit of both worlds. While the gummies are being chewed, they are being absorbed by the mucous membrane in the mouth also bypassing the digestive process. Once they enter the digestive tract, they continue to release the benefits. This provides much the same benefit as slow-release capsules or pills that are currently available on the market.
It is very important to pay attention to the quality of CBD gummies as well as the concentration of CBD before buying. Not all CBD gummies are of the same quality and this will compromise the effectiveness. Also, a high concentration of CBD is required in order for the gummies to be effective. Low concentrations will provide only minimal benefit and will require consuming more of the gummies to get the same benefit as gummies with higher concentrations.
CBD does begin to break down after time especially after exposure to heat and other elements that may be used in producing CBD gummies. It is therefore recommended to consume CBD gummies soon after they are made – preferably within a week or two to get the greatest benefit. However, some producers of these gummies do use preservatives or other means to prevent the CBD from breaking down too quickly.
4. Home-Made CBD Gummies
It is actually pretty simple to make your own CBD gummies at home. This is ideal for a number of reasons. Firstly, you don’t have to be concerned with an expiry date and can eat the gummies within a week or two before the effectiveness becomes compromised. Secondly, you can control the exact amount of CBD that is added to the gummies to meet your unique requirements. You also have the option to add flavors or sweeten the gummies in any way that you prefer.
CBD gummies are effective for the treatment of a variety of different health conditions, illnesses or disorders. It is a highly effective and ongoing solution to pain (both acute and chronic) as well as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.