They’re convenient, tasty, and have all kinds of beneficial uses, but how do CBD gummies actually work, and what can they be used for?
It’s important to understand that CBD products are free from THC - the chemical in the cannabis plant that gets you ‘stoned’ - so you won’t be feeling high after eating gummies.
However, the consumption of CBD is credited with aiding and relieving anxiety, insomnia, inflammation and physical pain. Despite its lack of psychoactive properties, many people cite feeling more comfortable and mellow after consuming CBD.
Edible CBD products, like gummies, generally take between half an hour and an hour to have any effect, but it can take longer than this depending on the person. Once eaten, the digestive tract gets to work absorbing the edibles, allowing the ingredients to make their way into the bloodstream, and eventually to the liver. It’s here that the CBD in your gummies is metabolised - it gets broken down by enzymes, making it easier for the body to excrete - and then returns to bloodstream to reach its final destination: your brain.
Consuming CBD through edible products like our gummies isn’t just quick and convenient - it’s an effective way to treat and alleviate the symptoms of numerous health issues, as well as inducing a relaxing sensation. CBD products have been scientifically credited with offsetting the effects of clinical anxiety and depression, helping patients to feel calmer and more composed.
CBD has also been credited with beneficial outcomes in the treatment of many types of seizures and epilepsy. Whilst research is still ongoing in this field, a recent review found that epilepsy sufferers taking CBD products could experience a greater than 50% reduction in seizure frequency, and the medication Epidolyex (which contains pure CBD) is available through the NHS for people with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. These two rare forms of epilepsy involve severe and recurrent seizures, and have long been considered drug-resistant, making CBD a particularly valuable tool in the ongoing management and treatment of symptoms.
Edible CBD is also effective at helping with pain management for people with a variety of ailments, as well as everyday aches and pains. Research strongly suggests that CBD has fundamental anti-inflammatory properties, which proves a valuable help to people with a variety of pain-related conditions and injuries. Many people taking CBD for health-related reasons report an improvement in sleep quality, with both the average length and quality of sleeping sessions improving with the regular consumption of CBD edibles.
So... CBD Gummies?
Whether you’re looking into trying CBD edibles for medicinal or recreational purposes, why not try our Mixed Fruits Gummies? Our premium, broad spectrum CBD-infused gummy sweets are 100% vegan, and are made with all-natural ingredients using lab-tested CBD distillates.