All Your Questions About CBD Edibles, Answered

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CBD products have been popular for a while now. More and more people have seen the benefits these can have when it comes to their well-being. But what is there to know about CBD edibles in particular?

There is no doubt that CBD or cannabidiol products have become some of the most sought-after supplements on the market. Although more research is needed in various areas as to how CBD can benefit your health, the promising results so far show that CBD products have great potential. There are many ways in which you can consume them. So, depending on your preferences, these can be:

  • Various kinds of CBD edibles;
  • Oils and tinctures;
  • Topical oils, lotions and creams;
  • CBD for vaping or smoking;
  • Pills and capsules.

This being said, if you want to start using CBD products, it is good to hear that you have many options at your disposal to choose from. It all depends on your personal preferences, but it is crucial you also take into consideration any health issues you may have. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to speak with your medical provider and ask a health care specialist about the correct doses and the type of CBD products that suit you best. 

This article focuses on CBD edibles. Therefore, if this is the product you have chosen, it might be helpful to understand how they work and, essentially, get all your burning questions answered. This is necessary because having a solid foundation when it comes to CBD and edible products is what can help you in making an informed decision. From cookies, chocolate, and gummies, to chewing gum, CBD edibles come in all sorts of varieties and tastes. So, luckily, you will have many to choose from and finding the product that suits your preference won’t be too difficult.

This being said, here are five of the most burning questions people have in regards to CBD edibles, finally answered: 

1. What are CBD edibles?

Edibles are the ingestible form of cannabidiol products that can be safely eaten. This means that you don’t have to use any combustion to activate the product’s properties and stimulate its chemical compounds. For this reason, people who don’t smoke or don’t like smoking or vaping CBD prefer taking edibles. 

Not to mention that the variety of these types of CBD products is so comprehensive that you will find they come in different forms and tastes. CBD edibles can easily meet most people’s preferences, from chocolate to chewing gum of different flavours. 

Another essential and noteworthy aspect to mention about CBD edibles – and CBD products in general – is their different forms. These are as follows:

  • Broad-spectrum CBD: the THC component is eliminated completely. 
  • CBD isolate: these products only contain pure cannabidiol.

2. Do edibles provide long-term relief?

Yes. Because edibles have to pass through the digestive system, it takes a while for them to take any effect, from 30 minutes to as long as two or three hours. But, compared to products that are inhaled or taken sublingually, which have a faster effect, CBD products provide long-lasting relief.

This means that CBD edibles will be released much slower over more extended periods of time, and you can benefit from their effect much longer. Indeed, you may need to see the results of CBD right away, in which case, CBD oil may be the right product for you. But, for long-lasting and slow relief, CBD edibles are the way to go.

2. Can I determine the dosage?

When it comes to CBD edibles, it is much easier to determine the dosage than inhaling CBD either with a vape pen or smoking it. But CBD edibles are usually pre-dosed, whether it is a cookie or chocolate. Indeed, it is still necessary to see how much CBD infused chocolate to eat, as it isn’t recommended to consume it all at once. For this reason, talking to a healthcare specialist is encouraged.

If you opt for CBD chewing gum, the expert recommendation is to consume no more than 70mg per day. So, depending on the strength and type of CBD edible, which can come in different doses, you should keep this limit in mind. CBD chewing gum products come in various flavours, but the mint one is especially preferred.

3. What type of CBD edibles there are, and what should I take?

It is quite known that you can make your own CBD edibles by adding CBD extractions to specific recipes of baked goods or meals. However, it is highly recommended to purchase already made CBD edibles from reputable businesses, especially if you are a novice to this world and aren’t sure of the dosage.

Luckily, there are many CBD edibles types you can choose from, depending on your taste and preferences. As to what you should take, this should always be discussed with a medical professional who can advise you on the right product for you as well as the correct dosage. 

The other types of CBD edibles, apart from chewing gum, are as follows:

  • Candies, cookies, brownies
  • Chocolate
  • Gummies and lollipops
  • Protein powder
  • Oat and candy bars

4. What are the benefits of CBD edibles?

As you have already found out by now, CBD edibles are preferred thanks to their long-lasting relief benefit. Indeed, the results aren’t observed right away, but given their effects take place during a more extended period of time, they can benefit your health better. CBD edibles are usually taken by people who struggle with stress and anxiety, as they can help them manage this better and ease some of the symptoms.

In addition to this, it is much simpler to dose CBD edibles, so you won’t encounter any issues with this. Not to mention that the risk of lung irritation is significantly reduced, and CBD products allow for better plant synergy.

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