Updated: Mar 22, 2020
In this article, we will be discussing why a user might supplement their health regimen with CBD Gummies. More importantly, we will go into detail about the legal status and biochemical makeup of CBD. Also, we will discuss the four things to look for when purchasing high-quality CBD Gummies.
Why take Cannabidiol CBD?
People take CBD for a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep, and discomfort or to supplement what one doesn't receive from their diet. CBD is not the only chemical in the plant that can influence the human body. As of today, there have been 113 identified cannabinoids, which are contained within the Hemp plant. Hemp also produces a wide range of other active compounds, including flavonoids and terpenes. Hemp also contains numerous vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omegas. Simply do a google search of “CBD” and your issue for further resources and information.
In the wake of the coronavirus, new research is surprisingly showing that CBD can be effective at killing bacteria in a petri dish, including those responsible for many serious infections, such as the drug-resistant, MRSA and staph. Moreover, CBD even appears to be just as effective as widely used antibiotics at killing bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus.
CBD Gummies are great for a daily serving of Hemp Extract Oil. It is full of essential vitamins and minerals for your immune system and overall health. Some of these are Iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, Vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, amino acids, omegas, and enzymes. Eating a diet that includes optimal levels of all these elements is very difficult. If your nutrition is lacking, or worse, consisting of mostly processed foods, it’s near impossible to consume healthy amounts of these essential vitamins and nutrients.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are made from the Hemp Plant and are classified as an edible that usually contain between 5mg to 30 mg of CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from cannabis sativa or hemp plant. The CBD is extracted from hemp plants in most Gummies and has a low concentration of the ‘hallucinating’ cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at or less than 0.3%. This means that the hemp CBD oil doesn’t induce a “high” like marijuana. The user will be able to function just as he or she would normally do throughout the day. These cannabinoids interact with Endocannabinoid system (ECS) in humans and pets, which can be taken for sleep, mood, appetite, discomfort, and other related health and wellness issues.
As a result, CBD gummies are in high demand from reputable Hemp Oil Brands. More importantly, being digested in the stomach allows for slow absorption throughout the body over a longer period of time than a sublingual CBD oil or CBD softgel. The user can combine different transport methods when on a CBD daily regimen. Many take gummies as a treat throughout the day, in addition to a CBD sublingual tincture oil and/or softgels. For varied absorption rates and maintaining complete body coverage through the course of the day. Most important, always keep a journal of how many milligrams mg. you are using so you will be able to ascertain your correct daily amount going forward. It typically takes a new user a week or so to achieve their correct dosage, usually by increasing a dose or two every few days until a noticeable difference is felt.
What is the Legal Status of CBD Gummies?
December 20th, 2018, President Trump signed the Farm Bill, not a new piece of legislature, but an important one especially for the Hemp industry. Hemp will now be placed under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture USDA and going forward will now be an agricultural commodity like corn or soybeans. For decades, Hemp derived CBD oil had been listed as a Controlled Substance, alongside marijuana and other intoxicating substances. This new legislation making hemp an agricultural product will open the doors for more needed research and development, not only with hemp but derivatives such as CBD and other cannabinoids.
For Hemp CBD to be legal it has to contain 0.3% or less of the cannabinoid THC. However, CBD which is derived from marijuana plant still falls under the category of illegal substance. As per the regulations of the 2018 Farm Bill, ‘any cannabinoid—a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower.’
Essentially, CBD gummies derived from hemp plants are federally legal to consume because they have 0.3% or less of THC. Most reputable brands will even filter out this tiny amount to make their CBD products 100% THC Free.
How Do CBD Gummies Work?
The CBD in gummies works by boosting functions your body already performs via your Endocannabinoid System or ECS. Homeostasis is responsible for our inner balance, physiologically and even psychologically. It refers to the processes which our body employs to maintain a stable environment, even at times when we feel unstable and those processes are undesirable. The human body has an Endocannabinoid system that works to regulate discomfort, mood, sleep, appetite, memory, and more. At times, whether from a poor western diet or the stress of the day, the Endocannabinoid system could use a little bit of additional help to continue performing at an optimal level. That’s where CBD products come into play. They work in together with your body’s preexisting system, which people say gives them a natural boost to help them feel their best. This isn’t an artificial boost like what caffeine will do, but a natural content feeling.
Edibles are a popular choice nowadays, whether you buy ready-made options or choose to purchase CBD oil separately to create your own. They are great for slow absorption of the CBD. Expect it to take anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes to experience the effects. For greater efficiency, eat your CBD gummies on an empty stomach which will allow a quicker absorption time. Overall, the effects tend to be milder, if taking the same mg. amount as a tincture oil, but last longer than other ingestion methods, usually around four-six hours.
Four Things to Look for when Choosing a CBD Gummy
1. U.S. Grown Organic Hemp
Hemp acts like a sponge, so anything that is in the ground the Hemp plant will soak up, i.e. heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, and pollutants. These harmful chemicals with then go into you. This obviously defeats the purpose of taking CBD Gummies for your overall health and wellness. Many companies import their CBD from Asia or Europe where regulations and standards are much less than that of the United States. You ideally want the Company to practice their Hemp extraction and processes in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility.
2. Third-Party Lab Tested with Viewable Reports
Secondly, you will need your CBD Oil that will go into making the Gummies to have an Independent Laboratory test, so you will know exactly what the chemical makeup of the CBD Oil is, and how much actual CBD is in it. More importantly, whether there are any pollutants, heavy metals, or THC in the Oil. These results should be readily available on the Company’s website. The reports should be easy to read. If not easily obtained, then it’s best to shop somewhere else.
3. How Much They Cost
Many brands utilizing imported hemp and can charge relatively low cost for what appears to be high dosage bottles of CBD Gummies. This is simply because the Hemp is of poor quality with no regulations of how the Hemp was grown, or having third-party lab testing done. These company’s costs are minimal and can be transferred to the consumer by way of a cheap CBD product. Moreover, every reputable CBD Company has to pay more for U.S. Organic Hemp because of more stringent American regulations, Third-Party Lab testing, and other expenditures. Hence, the higher prices for these CBD Brands. In common sense terms, there is no point to consuming a poor quality mystery hemp extract oil since one is taking it for health reasons. For example, if you see a 10,000mg CBD Gummies bottle selling on amazon for $19.99, you can bet this is imported hemp oil if hemp oil at all, it could be hempseed oil which has no CBD in it. So it is best to shop somewhere else. You will only get what you pay for when it comes to a high quality American CBD Oil product and CBD Gummies. Premium Grade American CBD Brands will have ballpark price points around $40-$80 for 300mg-600mg CBD Gummy bottles.
Many companies will load their gummies with 20-30 artificial ingredients and lots of sugar. This defeats the purpose of the good nutrients that are entering your body. Always look at the label, if there is something that you can’t pronounce or you have no idea what a particular ingredient is, then move on. Look for a CBD Gummy that has 12 or fewer ingredients at most. These should primarily consist of Organic ingredients as well.
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