Want a hassle-free way to take your CBD? Try CBD gummies. Gummies are convenient, tasty, portable, and discreet. It is easy to dose on these tasty things because, unlike the oils, you don’t need to measure gummies or take them with droppers. You can toss a few in your mouth anywhere and anytime.
Some studies have shown that CBD may be useful in treating insomnia and reducing anxiety in humans.
There still isn’t any approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the personal use of CBD. So, it is not regulated and can only be sold as a supplement. This is why we recommend consulting a doctor before starting on CBD. And when you eventually decide to use it, ensure that you choose only quality products.
But how do you know if a CBD product is of good quality if you don’t know what to look out for? Not to worry, in this article, we will explain how to find and choose the best gummies for you.
Before we get into those important things you need to consider before you proceed to checkout, let’s shed more light on what CBD is and how safe it is.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of the major chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is neither psychoactive nor addictive. So, you are not likely to get stoned by taking a pure cannabidiol product.
According to a World Health Organization report on cannabidiol, this substance shows no signs that are indicative of dependence potential or abuse. The report further explained that pure cannabidiol has not shown any potential public health concern.
Visit http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf to read the report.
So, is cannabidiol safe?
Yes, pure cannabidiol is safe to a large extent. Although, there are concerns about rug interactions. There are also reports of a few side effects which include fatigue, irritability, and nausea. This is why it is often advised to seek medical advice before using it. Other than that, this substance has shown no serious cause for concern.
Now that you have an idea of what cannabidiol is, let’s now get into how to identify the best product for you.
How to Choose the Best CBD Gummies
The best CBD gummies product should pass the quality, safety, and transparency test. It should be manufactured by a brand that can provide proof of independent testing and should be extracted from U.S.-farm-grown hemp.
Here is a detailed explanation of what to look for before you buy gummies:
1. Cannabidiol Source
It is important to consider the type of cannabidiol used in gummies made with CBD before buying them. This will help you know what to expect while using them.
For instance, pure CBD products, generally known as CBD isolate products, contain only cannabidiol and none of the other cannabinoids. This type is suitable for those who want zero THC in their product. However, because the method of extraction takes away most of the terpenes and volatile compounds from the cannabis plant, you may not get all the potential health benefits of cannabis from pure cannabidiol.
Broad-spectrum cannabidiol products, on the other hand, contain most of the other cannabinoids with little to none of the psychoactive THC, while full-spectrum cannabidiol products contain all the cannabinoids in cannabis including THC.
Of the three, the full-spectrum variants will provide all the potential health benefits. You may choose to go for the full-spectrum or broad-spectrum options provided you can ascertain that they are from U.S-grown organic hemp. Such sources contain less than 0.3% THC and are not likely to leave you feeling high.
With that being said, be wary of gummies that provide little to no information about the CBD source and avoid them.
The potency of cannabidiol products vary. However, they may also depend on the source. From our explanation of sources, you can tell that 5mg of a full-spectrum product will be more potent than 5mg from a pure CBD product.
If you are unsure of the dose to start with, play it safe and start with 5mg. Then you can gradually increase it if necessary.
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Some brands add other ingredients like artificial flavors and preservatives to their cannabidiol products. So, ensure that you take note of the ingredients and look out for anything you may be allergic to. You may also want to take advantage of vegan products if that’s what you want.
4. Independent Testing
A Certificate of Authority is often proof that the product has been tested by a 3rd party for contaminants like pesticides, molds, and heavy metals. You can also use this certificate to check that the THC and CBD content matches what is on the label.
Avoid buying from brands that make unfounded and unrealistic claims about the benefits of using their product.
CBD gummies are edible versions of cannabidiol. If you would like to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this substance without having to endure the bitter taste of the oil or having to religiously measure out the right quantities, then these tasty and portable edibles will be perfect for you.
It is important to note that because the cannabidiol market is not regulated, the market is swarming with all kinds of products from different brands include scammers who promise sweet nothings. To avoid falling prey to fake or unsafe products, we advise you to buy only high-quality products manufactured by reliable and trusted brands.