CBD products are all the rage right now, and many people are talking about the benefits they’re seeing. However, let's face it, you may get some funny looks if people see you dropping CBD oil under your tongue.
Not to mention all the people who have misconceptions about CBD and cannabinoids in general. That is why CBD gummies are so great. No one will raise an eyebrow if you pop one or two gummy drops. They may be concerned about your sweet tooth, but that's all.
Many companies already make gummy supplements with various vitamins and minerals. CBD gummies were bound to catch on sooner or later. What's more, you can find CBD gummies that also have these added supplements. Here are five great reasons why you should consider taking CBD gummies.
1. You gain all the benefits of CBD
There are many accounts of people reaping the fantastic benefits of using CBD in their lives. Some benefits they mention include:
- increased feelings of calmness and relaxation
- enhanced awareness
- more energy
- lifted mood
Please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and many testimonials by CBD users are purely anecdotal. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
2. You can control how much you take.
CBD gummies come in different concentrations, from as low as 5 mg to as high as 50 mg. You get to decide how much CBD you want in your diet.
3. They cater to different diets.
Many companies are manufacturing CBD gummies, and they cater to different dietary needs and restrictions. So, whether you have specific allergies that you have to be careful about, or are vegan, there are gummies out there for you. Other dietary variations catered to include paleo and keto.
4. You can experiment with different shapes, textures and flavors.
CBD gummies come in many shapes and sizes. They include classic bears, stars, hearts, dinosaurs, drops and worms, among others. There are gushers and chewable gummies with either smooth or rough exterior textures. Furthermore, there are many flavors to pick from, whether you have a sweet tooth or like them sour.
5. They are budget-friendly
They are easy to make, and you get the added benefit of deciding what goes into them. The homemade ones may not have as long a shelf life as packaged gummies, but the process is fun and simple, so you may not find it to be an inconvenience.
How many gummies should you take?
There is no set number of gummies you should take in a day. The number depends on several factors, including the following.
The concentration of the gummies
Research is still ongoing, but according to some researchers, you can safely consume up to 1,500 mg of CBD without experiencing adverse effects. If you buy the premade CBD gummies, the packet may state the amount of CBD per gummy or give the amount of CBD in the whole bottle.
If each gummy's concentration is on the package, the work has already been done for you. If the package supplies the total amount, just divide the number by the number of gummies to determine how much CBD is in each gummy.
For example, if the bottle labels says 500 mg of CBD and has 50 gummies, then each gummy has 10 mg of CBD. If you are making the gummies yourself, you may have to do a little more math.
Let's say you want to make 20 gummies, and you want each gummy to have 5 mg of CBD. This means you need 100 mg of CBD. Now, let's say you have a CBD oil that is advertised as containing 1,000 mg. And let's say it comes in a 50 ml bottle. This means each ml is 20 mg (1,000 mg / 50 ml = 20 mg/ml).
Some CBD bottles save you the hassle of measuring by telling you how many ml each drop is, so you just have to use the dropper to measure. If it doesn't, you may have to do the measuring yourself.
Do the same math if you have CBD tinctures or powders, so you can determine how much CBD will be in each CBD gummy.
Some CBD gummies are not infused with CBD. Instead, they are coated with it. Calculating the CBD concentration of these gummies is more complicated. Often, each gummy's concentration varies because of how much CBD got coated, and even the placement of the gummy. For example, a gummy next to the package's wall may lose some of its coating to the package. For this reason, it is better to use infused gummies as you can easily calculate their concentration.
Your individual biology
The number of gummies depends on you as an individual. Some physiological factors may determine how it is metabolized in your body and how much of it you need. Here are some individual factors that may affect how much you need:
- Your body weight
- Your body chemistry
- The effect you are looking for, e.g., focus or relaxation.
You will find many online guidelines for how much CBD you should take for different conditions. Remember that CBD has not been approved to treat most of these diseases, and these recommendations are therefore not based on any scientific research.
As you can see, there are many variables to consider when deciding how much CBD you should take. For this reason, the first person to consult if you are thinking of adding CBD to your diet is your doctor. They may advise you on how much you should take. They will also tell you if any of the other medications you are taking may have adverse interactions.
One way to determine the right dosage for you is to start by buying gummies with a low dosage, like 2 mg or 5 mg. Start by eating one and seeing how it affects you. Increase the number until you feel you are getting the desired effect.
Decide what time to take your CBD
Some people report that they feel drowsy when they take CBD, so it may be best to start by taking the gummies in the evening. Evaluate how they make you feel at your desired dosage before you start using them during the day.
Drowsiness is not an issue if you want to take them to relax in the evening before bed or while watching Netflix. However, if have to run machinery at work, you should avoid taking CBD during the day.
Decide what type of CBD you want in the gummy
There are three main types: broad-spectrum, full-spectrum and CBD isolate. If you get drug tested regularly and don't want any THC in your system, look for gummies made with CBD isolates, like the ones we offer here at Penguin CBD, or broad-spectrum CBD. The same applies if you are sensitive to even the smallest doses of THC.
Research your supplier
Be sure that the company you are buying your CBD from is giving you high-quality CBD. You want gummies made from the highest-quality CBD. This means it should have minimum or low amounts of pesticides and chemicals, and should be produced following high standards.
For this reason, refrain from buying your CBD gummies from general e-commerce websites like Amazon, and instead go for dispensaries or suppliers that specialize in CBD. Don't be afraid to ask your supplier questions concerning their cultivation and manufacturing processes.
How long does it take for CBD gummies to kick in?
This, like the dosage, varies from person to person. It may take 30 minutes or more before you start to feel the effects. In the trial period, when you are still figuring out what dosage works for you, note how long they take to kick in and to wear out. This information, together with how they affect you, will help you decide when and how often you should take them.
You can find plenty of advice online about how many CBD gummies you should take. The best thing to do is to test it out for yourself. You are the one who knows your body and your needs, and no one can give you better advice than your own body.