CBD Edibles are one of the most popular CBD products on the market and for a good reason! They are easy to transport and consume, and the supposed benefits range from help with insomnia to chronic pain and inflammation relief. If you are just getting your toes dipped in the world of CBD edibles, have no fear, we have all the information you need right here.
What is CBD?
First of all, let’s have a refresher on what CBD is and what it can do for you. CBD is a cannabinoid found in both marijuana and hemp plants. CBD has been around for ages, but it became extra popular after the passing of a new Farm Bill in 2018. This farm bill legalized industrial hemp production, and many CBD products started appearing on the market.
CBD works by interacting with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is the system that’s tasked with maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. CBD is remarkably similar to the endocannabinoids the ECS uses to communicate within itself. So supplying your body with CBD helps the ECS function at its highest capacity. This might help explain why CBD is believed to help with things like anxiety, depression, inflammation, and pain – just to name a few.
What Are CBD Edibles?
As you may have guessed, CBD edibles are ingestible CBD products that you eat. Many people prefer this method of CBD consumption because it doesn’t require smoke inhalation.
When you consume CBD edibles, they have to go through the digestive tract before the CBD can be absorbed. This means that the bioavailability (or the rate at which the body absorbs a substance) is reduced. So the CBD is absorbed at a slower rate, but it also stays in the system for longer.
This makes CBD edibles a great option for those looking to maintain a steady low-grade CBD level in their body. It could be helpful for chronic pain and inflammation, as well as anxiety.
How Are CBD Edibles Made?
There are three different types of CBD edibles: full-spectrum CBD, broadspectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD products use all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and molecular compounds within the plant. For that reason, full-spectrum CBD edibles have the most complete chemical profile.
Broad Spectrum CBD products contain all the CBD present in the plant from which it was extracted, but the THC component has been removed. And CBD isolate edibles contain only CBD.
Which Edibles Are Right For You?
If you are looking for the potential beneficial effects of CBD but do not wish to consume THC, then a CBD only edible is your best bet. Many people choose this option because either their personal preferences or their job does allow THC use.
There are many different types of CBD edibles, so a lot depends on your personal preference. Chocolates, cookies, and cakes provide the most complete flavor pallets that mask CBD’s musky taste. And edibles like hard candies and gummies are easy to transport and take with you on the go.
Whichever treat you chose, get ready for some calm and relaxation to come your way!