Cannabidiol (CBD) gummies are some of the most popular and most prevalent CBD products out there. There are a lot of people out there who are very interested in them for reasons we will get into in a minute. However, if CBD is a new thing for you, it can be difficult to know what you’re looking at. This article is here to help guide you to the right gummy for you.
If you want to understand CBD gummies and which ones have THC, then you will need to know a thing or two about CBD in general.
CBD is a chemical compound known as a cannabinoid. These are compounds that are found in the cannabis plants hemp and marijuana. CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid with over 100 that have been identified by researchers so far. There is also another cannabinoid that is worth noting, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
You likely have heard of THC, because of the effect it has on people. It has a psychoactive effect. That means that it creates a certain degree of inebriation more commonly referred to as a “high.” In fact, it is the cannabinoid that creates the high that is so often associated with cannabis. Because they come from the same source there are many people who falsely believe that CBD and THC have the same effects. However, this is an erroneous line of thought. CBD is not psychoactive. It won’t get you high.
CBD was officially legalized in the United States in December of 2018. This happened as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill. This is a bill that determines what farmers can grow and sell. Every five years or so, it gets reviewed and passed again with revisions. That year the bill included a revision that legalized the growing and selling of hemp. This had a major impact on CBD as hemp is bred to have more CBD and little THC (less than 0.3%, in fact).
So, now you have a better understanding of what CBD is, let’s talk about what is so great about CBD gummies.
It’s not hard to guess what CBD gummies are just based off of their name. They are gummy candy made with CBD. They can be in traditional gummy shapes (like worms or bears), but more often they are in shapes that resemble vitamin gummies.
There are a lot of different reasons why people love CBD gummies. Some people prefer gummies because of the taste. Most gummies are made with some kind of fruit flavoring. That flavoring masks the earthy hemp flavor that bothers many people. If you have tried CBD but could not get past the taste, you may want to give gummies a shot.
Another reason that people like gummies is that it is easy to control how much CBD you take. Every CBD gummy is made with the same amount of CBD in it. This way you always know how much you take. This is easier than products like tinctures, which are easy to accidentally give yourself a little bit more or less than you want.
It’s not all good things with CBD gummies, unfortunately. Because the gummy has to break down and digest it can be a little while before the CBD can enter the system and start its work. If you are looking for something a bit faster, you may want to consider trying a CBD product like a tincture or a tablet as those tend to be quicker.
Even with that particular downside, there are a lot of good things about CBD gummies. If you are looking for a CBD product that is easy to control and tastes good, then gummies are for you.
CBD extract is not often just CBD. There are three main kinds of CBD extract out there. You can find CBD gummies in each kind, so no matter what you are looking for from your gummy, you can get it. You can find the three different kinds of gummies listed under the names CBD isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum. The names of the extracts refer to what else is in the extract with the CBD. Let’s go into more detail about what that means.
CBD isolate is simply that; CBD that has been isolated from everything else. There are no other compounds, no other cannabinoids in the extract. This kind of CBD extract isn’t as strong as its counterparts. However, there are many who also say that CBD isolate provides a “purer” CBD experience, without the haze of other cannabinoids and compounds.
This kind of extract is pretty different from CBD isolate. It has almost all of the compounds and cannabinoids that come out of the hemp plant with the CBD during the extraction process. The one exception is that any THC that may come with the CBD is taken out. Broad spectrum is a perfect choice for those who are looking for a stronger effect, but don’t want to worry about THC.
This is the CBD strain with the highest number of other cannabinoids and compounds. It has every single cannabinoid found in hemp, including the THC. However, if this is a concern for you, no need to worry. The THC concentration cannot be more than 0.3%, which is not enough to cause a high. Full spectrum is the strongest kind of CBD extract due to what’s known as the entourage effect. This is when compounds build on each other to create a stronger effect.
Depending on how strong of an effect you are looking for, you may want CBD isolate, or you may want full spectrum. There is a chance that you may have to try a couple of them just to find the right one for you.
Now that you know all you need to about CBD gummies, all that is left is deciding what strain of CBD you want and what kind of flavor sounds good to you.
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