Last reviewed by Dr. Jobi MaryJo MD on December 25th, 2018.
When it comes to gummies, the first thing that comes to mind is that soft, chewy, jelly-like sweet candy. However, in the case of CBG gummies, things are a bit different.
That jelly-like consistency and sweet taste are still there. The only difference is that it comes with loads of health benefits.
Image 1: CBD gummies are candy/edibles containing cannabidiol, a natural substance found in cannabis which is responsible for cannabis’ therapeutic benefits.
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Picture 2: CBD gummies are available in different shapes, colors, and sizes.
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What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are short for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical in cannabis or popularly known as marijuana. We all know that cannabis can get your high, but the one responsible for the “high feeling “is the THC content.
On the other hand, CBD is completely safe, does not cause psychoactive high, and comes with loads of health benefits such as chronic pain management, management of epilepsy, and schizophrenia.
CBDs are widely available but the CBD gummies come in handy. You can take it anytime you want to. It is a legal product and you will surely enjoy every piece of it considering the taste and consistency.
It is safe for everyone including kids and pets. It is also available in various fun shapes such as teddy bears, flower, bone shape and the taste varies from sweet to sour. So, giving it to kids won’t be a problem. Adults will have a nostalgic feeling about their childhood too. (1, 2, 3, 4)
CBD gummies for pain and other health conditions
Photo 3: CBD gummies are beneficial to your health.
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Image 4: CBD gummies are helpful in the management of chronic pain.
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Multiple research, studies, and medical tests were conducted to establish the benefits of CBD particularly in alleviating pain, discomfort, and other health issues.
Many people suffering from chronic pain decided to stop taking a pain reliever and switched to CBD because they find it more effective than the usual prescription pain relievers.
In fact, studies revealed that CBD is not only helpful in pain management, it is also helpful in addressing other health conditions such as inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, and many more.
Being a potent natural pain reliever, CBD can help alleviate pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, insomnia and sleep disorders, inflammatory disease, anxiety, epilepsy, and many more. (3, 4, 5)
Is edible CBD legal?
As mentioned above, CBD comes from cannabis; a substance known to be causing a psychotic high. However, CBD is a completely safe component of cannabis.
What’s causing the psychotic high is the THC content. CBD gummies do not have THC or other addicting components which makes it completely legal. CBD is not a psychoactive component. It is nothing but all the good stuff. (1, 4, 5)
What are the health benefits of taking CBD gummies?
CBD gummies effects are beneficial to one’s health and overall well-being. Some of the benefits of CBD gummies are the following:
- It has been tested and proven effective in alleviating acute and chronic pain such as in the case of patients with multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases.
- It combats stress and fatigue.
- It improves the functions of the vital organs of the body.
- It does have a relaxing property. If you are under physical and emotional stress, taking CBD gummies can surely help. (7)
- It is helpful to people with anxiety disorders.
- It decreases the possibility of cognitive problems.
- It does have an antipsychotic effect, anti-depressant, and antioxidant properties.
- CBD gummies are delicious. It is a fun way of taking advantage of the health benefits of CBD.
- CBD gummies have anti-emetic property.
- The anti-inflammatory property of CBD gummies is beneficial for people with cardiovascular-related diseases.
- It is beneficial to the gastrointestinal system. (5, 6)
What are the side effects of CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is safe when taken by mouth. However, you need to be certain with the dose. A low dose of CBD is safe for long-term use. Higher doses can only be used for a short period of time. Some of the possible side effects of CBD include:
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
- A feeling of drowsiness (6)
CBD gummies are manufactured using a low or therapeutic level of cannabidiol. If you buy CBD gummies, the manufacturer indicates in the instruction as to how many CBD gummies you are allowed to take on a daily basis. The side effects mentioned above will most likely to happen if you do not follow the manufacturer’s instruction. (7, 8)
Choosing the best CBD gummies
With the health benefits of CBD becoming known worldwide more and more companies are enticed to manufacture their very own CBD gummies and sold them to the market.
If you are planning to buy CBD gummies, there are a few important things you need to keep in mind. First, you need to make sure that the brand you are eyeing to buy is legit.
Second, make sure that it is safe. Third, you have to check if the product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (5, 8, 9)
Take note of the following:
- The product should be made from all natural cannabidiol (CBD).
- Make sure that the brand is legal in the United States.
- Check for a label that says it is free from THC (psychoactive component of cannabis).
- Naturally flavored (no chemicals, preservatives, energizers)
- Check beforehand if the company can show lab results.
- 100% money back guarantee.
CBD gummies are one of the best ways to take advantage of the benefits of medical marijuana. This edible contains cannabidiol at a small amount and the health benefits can be felt within two hours of ingestion.
The impact is not as powerful as other routes such as smoking but the effect can last for up to six hours, which is highly beneficial to people with chronic pain. When it comes to buying CBD gummies, you have to make sure you take into considerations the tips mentioned above. (1, 6, 9, 10)
Disclaimer: This article is for information dissemination purpose. We do not promote or discourage the use of the product. We are not connected to companies that sell CBD gummies. We just provide valuable information to the general public.
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