How Many CBD Gummies Should I eat?
CBD usage is becoming increasingly popular, appealing to many people due to its benefits of overall calmness as well as decreased anxiety, pain, and depression. Its increased intrigue has grown the CBD market to offer a variety of ways the cannabinoid can be used. These range from vapes to lotions to gummies. CBD gummies in particular are the new and exciting way of getting your CBD intake. They are convenient, easy to use, and effective. That being said, there are several things you should consider before trying out CBD gummies and deciding how many CBD gummies you should eat.
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are edible forms of CBD that are super easy and enjoyable to consume. They are gelatin or pectin-based gummies that come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. Each gummy contains a specific dosage of the cannabinoid cannabidiol. Thanks to this, there is no guesswork or uncertainty on your part as to how much CBD you are actually getting when using CBD gummies. CBD gummies are unique in that they offer long lasting effects that are subtle in comparison to the effects one may receive from vaping CBD. The calming effects kick in generally within an hour of consuming the gummy and can last up to eight hours. Simply put, CBD gummies are a tasty, convenient, and long-lasting way of ingesting CBD.
The benefits of using CBD gummies for your CBD intake
CBD gummies give you the calm and physical relief that other CBD products offer, however, there are added benefits that make CBD gummies even more appealing. First of all, CBD gummies are the perfect intake method for individuals that don’t enjoy smoking or inhaling their CBD. Due to their edible nature, CBD gummies are super easy for even the most beginner CBD users.
A second and very important benefit of CBD gummies is their flavor. These gummies not only look like candy, but they taste like it too. Rather than CBD cigarettes, oil tinctures, or vapes, these gummies have a very prominent and pleasurable flavor that seems almost too good to be true for a CBD product. Wild Hemp provides the classic flavors of cherry, apple, raspberry, and orange. Additionally, Wild Hemp has gummies for those looking for a little adventure including spicy watermelon, spicy lime, spicy mango, and spicy tangerine.
Finally, a benefit of CBD gummies is their long-lasting effects. Because they go through digestion to be circulated throughout the body, the effects of CBD can last up to eight hours. This is rather ideal for individuals who may be wanting relatively long-lasting pain or anxiety relief.
What to know before shopping for CBD gummies?
There are several nuanced variations of gummies containing CBD that you may not be familiar with. It’s best to know what these differences are before buying your own gummies, in order to guarantee you are getting the gummy that does what you want it to do.
The difference between infused and sprayed Gummies
The first thing to look for in your gummies is whether they are CBD infused or sprayed. CBD infused gummies are gummies in which the CBD is actually an ingredient in the gummy itself. As the manufacturer makes it, the CBD is in the formula from the very start. With infused gummies, you know exactly how much CBD you are getting; The number of milligrams listed on the package will match exactly what you are consuming. These gummies tend to be better quality as well.
Sprayed CBD gummies on the other hand are when makers buy gummies and spray them with or roll them in a coating of CBD. This is a cheaper production option for the company selling the CBD gummies because they can buy premade gummies at a cheap price, coat them in CBD, and sell them for a profit. With this method, the CBD is not in the gummy and therefore, there is a less precise dosage. With coated or sprayed CBD gummies, the CBD can get lost in the packaging or transferred to other gummies. Because of this, you don’t know for sure how much CBD each individual gummy has.
To ensure you are getting the best quality gummies, we advise that you steer toward CBD infused gummies. Conveniently, Wild Hemp’s CBD gummies are all CBD infused!
The difference between broad spectrum and isolate CBD
The second thing to look out for when purchasing your gummies is whether the CBD in the gummies is broad spectrum or isolate. CBD is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant, hemp. Sometimes CBD is in products because hemp, and all of its constituents, is used in the product. Other times, CBD is isolated from all of the other components of the hemp, giving you solely CBD.
Broad spectrum CBD refers to those products that contain all the compounds of hemp including terpenes, phytonutrients, and cannabinoids. The one aspect of hemp that is excluded from broad spectrum CBD is THC, even though hemp has very little THC in the first place. One benefit of broad-spectrum hemp extract is that it has the potential to give you the “entourage effect,” which basically means more effective results because of all of its ingredients working together. Broad spectrum hemp extract also gives you the nutritious benefits of the hemp, especially due to its phytonutrients.
CBD isolate is simply pure cannabidiol. You don’t get any of the other compounds in the hemp plant and you don’t get the distinctive taste or smell that usually come with hemp products. While it takes more processing to get CBD isolate, the result ensures that there is only CBD in the isolate and zero percent THC left.
The difference between Delta-8 gummies, cannabis gummies, and CBD gummies
Another important tip you’ll want to know when looking for gummies is the difference between Delta-8 gummies, cannabis gummies, and CBD gummies. Delta-8 gummies contain delta-8 isolate, rather than CBD isolate. Delta-8 is another cannabinoid found in cannabis and it is very similar in nature to Delta-9, more commonly known as THC. In fact, delta-8 is a type of THC, however, it has a slightly different arrangement than the more widely known, delta-9, which is under stricter regulatory scrutiny. Delta-8 gummies will get you high, though it will be a milder high than you would get from delta-9.
Cannabis gummies can be understood similarly to broad spectrum hemp extract explained previously. These gummies use more of the plant than just isolated CBD or delta-8. Cannabis gummies can also get you high because they contain small amounts of THC. In fact, some cannabis gummies can be full spectrum extract containing a large amount of THC. The packaging will be explicit with what the gummies contain, so it is easy to tell what you are actually buying. One thing to keep in mind is that with cannabis gummies, you don’t know exactly what you are getting in each gummy as much as you would with CBD or delta-8 gummies.
Lastly, CBD gummies contain CBD isolate or broad-spectrum hemp oil. There is no THC in these, so these gummies won’t make you high, but will rather give you pure CBD effects.
How strength in CBD is measured and the different strengths of gummies?
CBD strength in products is measured in milligrams. One thing you’ll notice when buying CBD gummies is a number on the packaging telling you how many milligrams of CBD are in the container. This number divided by the amount of gummies in the package will tell you how many milligrams are in each gummy. The milligram amount tells you the potency of the hemp extract in the gummies, which correlates to how powerful the effects of the CBD will be. Most gummies have around 10 to 25 milligrams of CBD individually, which is a good dose to start with for beginners using CBD. Wild Hemp’s gummy packs contain 250 milligrams of infused CBD, which equates to 25mg in each gummy. If this amount of CBD isn’t effective in producing results for you, there are gummies you can buy with more CBD in each gummy.
Factors that may impact CBD intake
There are several personal factors that can impact your CBD intake.
When and what you eat can actually influence how well your body absorbs CBD. You might not expect it, but CBD is surprisingly more effective after eating rather than on an empty stomach. What you eat matters too. Healthy fats tend to go well with CBD, making your body more easily absorb CBD. Next time you take your CBD gummies, consider trying them a little bit after you’ve had a good meal. There’s a chance you might see the benefits more than you usually do.
There is not a specific dose of CBD that is guaranteed to work for everybody. To find the right dose for you, you may have to go through some trial and error. One factor that you should be aware of that affect your intake is your weight. The more you weigh, the more CBD you tend to need to consume to see the effects. A baseline calculation for the dose you should start with is simply your weight in pounds multiplied by 0.25. This will give you the amount in milligrams of CBD you should use.
Tolerance (previous CBD or cannabis use)
Your tolerance greatly determines how much CBD you need in order to feel effects. If you have had a lot of previous use of CBD or cannabis products, your body likely won’t be as responsive to it as someone’s who never uses CBD would be. All this means really, if that you will need to take a higher dose to feel the effects. Whether this means taking two gummies or maybe a gummy and oil tincture drops, you have all the freedom to explore how to reach the affects you desire.
We recommend you talk to your doctor before taking CBD if you have any health conditions to see how your body may react.
The most important advice Wild Hemp has for those wanting to know how much CBD to take is to consult their doctor before taking any CBD. Depending on what affects you are looking for with CBD and what medical conditions you may have, your doctor will have specific input on how safe CBD is for you and how much will work best.