The legality of CBD and THC is expanding nationally in the United States. CBD topicals and edibles are legal in all fifty states, as their use has resulted in positive effects. We previously talked about topicals and the difference between them. Cannabidiol-infused edibles are a perfect way for people to experience CBD, particularly if you do not want to smoke cannabis (THC). They are commonly accessible, budget-friendly, and as discrete as they can be.
With a plethora of CBD products, it is easy to get lost or discouraging as you do not know what to buy. Nevertheless, Cannabidiol edibles have proven to therapeutically help and aid in issues such as:
- Ease seizures
- Reduce anxiety
- Cut down inflammation on muscles
- Treat pain
- Treat insomnia
Down below, we will breakdown the different types of CBD edibles and what to look out for when making your purchase.
The difference between CBD edibles and the science behind them
Before purchasing CBD edibles, you need to know a key scientific fact behind them. This will help you determine which CBD edible works for you. There are three types of edibles: full-spectrum, isolate, and broad-spectrum.
Full-spectrum CBD edibles provide the best therapeutic effects. These edibles are categorizing as “full-spectrum” because the plant’s cannabinoids have been fully preserving. Moreover, individual traces of THC may be in these types of “full-spectrum” edibles. Broad spectrum extracts are like full-spectrum extracts, except that the small amount of THC is removing while still keeping the phytochemicals of the cannabis plant.
Isolate CBD edibles do not preserve all of the plant’s cannabinoids. Instead, they are lab-extracting and contain either CBD or THC. People will opt-in for isolate CBD edibles if they do not want any THC. However, opting out of THC means the edible will not deliver the full therapeutic effect.
The next time you are purchasing CBD edibles, make sure you check out the label to see if it either a full-spectrum, broad-spectrum or isolate extract. This will heavily influence your experience with edibles.
The different CBD gummies, honey sticks, and snacks
Why would you want to incorporate CBD edibles into your life? Edibles contain natural flavoring and are an easier way to incorporate cannabidiol into your everyday routine. Moreover, CBD gummies, for example, make it enjoyable to take CBD daily.
Additionally, for people trying out edibles for the first time, this form of using CBD tends to be more approachable since chewing and drinking is what we usually do, day-to-day. Down below, we will breakdown the different ways to consume CBD edibles:
CBD gummies – If you are looking for an easy and fun way to take CBD, gummies are the way to go. The dosing is easy since you do not need to measure or use droppers. Moreover, they are portable and discreet, which makes them an excellent choice for first-time consumers. Gummies are tasty since they come in various flavors rendering them the most common CBD edible.
In this form, you can pick from isolate to full-spectrum extracts in gummies. So make sure you are well-informing and choose what suits your needs.
CBD honey sticks – Honey in itself has many benefits to one’s health. Now imagine adding therapeutic effects from cannabidiol? CBD honey sticks are a natural sweetener blended with hemp extract. The CBD infused honey sticks come in the form of full-spectrum as the hemp oil comes directly from the plant.
Where gummies are meant to be eaten directly. Honey sticks are mixed into a drink or used as a topping on food. Also known as honey straws, CBD honey sticks are straws filled with cannabidiol honey. That are an easy, on-the-go CBD treat. Below are some examples of how you can use the honey sticks:
- Suck out the CBD honey for a quick treat
- Pour the cannabidiol honey into your tea
- Use it as a salad dressing
- Mix it into your cereal, yogurt, or ice cream
- Use it on your skin to control pain from stings and burns
- Moisturize your lips
The beauty of CBD honey sticks is that you can run your imagination wild with the many ways to use them.
CBD snacks – Edibles come in many more forms nowadays than just gummies and honey sticks. CBD chocolates are becoming very popular even. Though they are considered a luxury edible. 1,000mg of CBD chocolates can cost you upwards of $150-200 USD, while the same amount in gummies can cost half. The CBD edible market is expanding at unprecedented levels, with even CBD drinks on the market.
CBD coffee and tea are becoming widespread across the United States. With an array of selections, CBD tea has been proven to help the following areas:
- Management of anxiety.
- Reducing the severity of headaches.
- Aiding a healthier sleep cycle.
- Addressing chronic pain.
- Alleviating the effects of inflammation.
- Improving digestive health.
In today’s world, you have a plethora of options when it comes to CBD edibles. It has gone much further than mixing cannabis into your brownie batter. With the many choices of CBD edibles, you can incorporate them seamlessly into your daily lifestyle. However, it is essential to manage how much you consume.
How much to consume (dosages)
Even though CBD edibles may look like food you can eat a lot due to their small portions (gummies, for example), it is essential to look at the serving size and dosage. Most gummies’ dosage sizes are 5mg each. People who have never taken edibles may want to take just one 5mg. (or even less if you are worried about the reaction) gummy and wait an hour or so to see how your body reacts to it. From then on, you can work your way up until you find the appropriate dosage that works with you.
Experienced people tend to take 10mg of edibles, which serve as a baseline, but people are pursuing the medical aspects of CBD will take up to 25mg for potency. Always take into consideration the edibles are slow-reacting and will take a while before it makes it full effect and full exit from your body. Always pace yourself, and wait a couple of hours before ingesting more.
The bottom line
CBD edibles are becoming a widespread industry in the United States for many reasons. From the medical benefits to easing anxiety to recreational use, edibles have many uses and forms. With the information we have provided, make your decisions, and pick what type of edible(s) may suit your needs. From CBD gummies to CBD honey sticks to CBD drinks, your options are endless. Always watch how much you consume and that you are purchasing the adequate type of extract.