Edibles are everywhere and finding the right CBD edible can be challenging with so many choices available. From grocery stores to gas stations to farmers markets there is no shortage of products on the market. But how do you decide on the best CBD gummy for your first purchase? While CBD oils is one of the most popular ways to consume CBD, gummies and other edible CBD products are a great way to reap the potential health benefits of cannabinoids.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the best CBD edible. The first consideration is whether you want a Full Spectrum edible that contains 0.3% THC or a Broad Spectrum one with 0% THC. THC, or Tetrahydrocanabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient that gives a feeling of being high. At 0.3% it will not have psychoactive effects, but it will relax you more than Broad Spectrum CBD gummies would.
There are also a multitude of edibles available in varying strengths and dosages of THC & CBD. A 1:1 edible may contain anywhere up to 30mg of THC & 30mg of CBD and it will definitely be psychoactive. While on the opposite end of the spectrum, CBD isolate gummies would have zero THC. The right CBD edible for you will depend on many factors and it is possible that you prefer one for daytime uses and others for nighttime.
CBD Oils and Delta 8 THC
THC has long been used to treat pain and inflammation. CBD whilst discovered in the 1960’s has not been readily available until the amendment of the Farm Bill in 2018. This stipulated that CBD products could be sold over the counter provided the THC Delta 9 content does not exceed 0.3%. The hemp plant is the primary source for CBD legal products sold throughout the United States and manufacturers should follow strict sourcing guidelines. Academic research institutions are still limited in what they can perform in clinical cannabis trials and research into marijuana derived CBD products.
Once chemists discovered they could convert CBD into THC Delta 8, THC-0 and THC-V it has allowed a loophole in the Farm Bill whereby these products could be sold over the counter as well since they are still under 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Some of our customers are just fine with a Full Spectrum CBD edible to help manage pain and assist with sleep and relaxation. We have seen a growing awareness and demand in THC Delta 8 products and CBD oil as they provide many of the benefits of Delta 9 THC with none of the negative side effects like paranoia and lethargy. THC Delta 8 gives a lighter more euphoric feeling whilst combatting pain and providing anti inflammatory properties.
1:1 CBD/THC gummies can prove to be highly effective in ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The combination of all of the cannabinoids assists in relaxation and promoting deep and restful sleep.
If you do not want to take any THC, then opt for a Broad Spectrum gummy. They are still effective for treating pain and often are the right CBD edible for those wishing to avoid THC entirely. Edibles can take up to an hour to take full effect as they need to pass through the digestive tract. It is always wise to wait at least an hour before taking more or another CBD extract.
Edibles come in a variety of forms from gummies to chocolate, drinks, hard candy and mints. With the wide variety of CBD edibles online it is even possible to find vegan gummies and those which are made from organic cane sugar and gluten free. Most reputable manufacturers will focus on using natural flavorings while using a rigorous testing program to ensure an optimal CBD product.
Finding the right CBB edible dosage
If you are completely new to CBD, we always advise you take a starting dosage of between 20mg – 30 mg of CBD, 2-3 times per day. Maintain this dosage over a few days before reassessing to see if you need to be taking more CBD. Tinctures are a good alternative as they are more quickly absorbed by the receptors under the tongue. Tinctures can also be added to beverages and food making them a good alternative that is low calorie and fast acting. Hemp derived CBD products are versatile and it is easier than ever to find one that works well for you.
It’s always good to try a few different products until you decide which is the right CBD edible is for you and for your lifestyle.