These edibles are typically produced the same way as regular gummies, except that they are generally infused with CBD oil. Typically, CBD oil is extracted from cannabis plants with low THC content and a high concentration of CBD, or cannabidiol.
What is CBD?
For those that are not aware, CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a chemical compound that is commonly found in cannabis plants. It can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp plants and can be made into edibles, tinctures, body oils, salves, balms, and more.
CBD products do not make the user feel ‘high’ like medicinal marijuana does, but they still provide the curative benefits of cannabis. Generally speaking, industrial hemp is used for CBD oil extraction, as opposed to marijuana. This is because hemp typically contains only small traces of THC. CBD is federally legal in all 50 states, but the THC content must be less than 0.3% in states that have not legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Cannabidiol is easy to extract because it dominates the cannabis plant’s genetic profile.
Due to recent legislation making industrial hemp legal, many scientists are now engaged in new research to study the numerous positive effects of cannabidiol on our physical and mental well-being. Some researchers even believe that CBD could be the most important cannabinoid ever discovered. Currently, there is only one cannabidiol based drug approved by the FDA, but with luck, new groundbreaking studies will conclusively prove the medical benefits of this compound once and for all for a host of conditions.
How Do CBD Gummies Work?
Cannabinoids interact with receptors in the human body to regulate a number of functions such as mood, appetite, pain, sleep and the stress response. These receptors make up what’s known as the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS for short. The ECS was discovered in the late 1980s and appears to promote harmony or synergy among our body’s other systems, such as the nervous and digestive. This process is known as homeostasis and is considered the main factor in the overall balance between the body’s various systems.
Some people who use CBD gummies as an alternative to certain medications, or other treatments with negative side effects, are claiming amazing results. People use CBD for conditions like chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. In fact, cannabis has so many potential uses as a relief supplement, it’s now being hailed as a “miracle plant” by a growing number of people.
In reality, there’s nothing miraculous about gummies compared to any other CBD supplement, but they have had incredible results for some people. Many civilizations have been using cannabis for thousands of years as a remedy for various conditions. Now CBD alone is showing the same promising results. CBD gummies and other edibles may even become the next big breakthrough in physical and mental health.