Here at Handpicked CBD, gummies might be our favourite way to take CBD everyday! Jelly worms, peach rings and gummy bears… Whatever your go-to sweet from the pick n mix section, you’ll be able to find the right CBD gummy for your tastebuds.
CBD gummies are an incredibly convenient format for taking your daily dose of CBD, and they can be combined with other kinds of CBD products too. They come in tins, tubs, and resealable pouches for added convenience and look just like a regular sweet for discretion, so you can even take them at the office.
WHAT ARE CBD GUMMIES?
CBD gummies are jelly sweets which have been infused or coated with CBD. They’re available in different strengths and every flavour you can possibly think of! CBD gummies typically range from 5mg to 25mg of CBD per sweet.
HOW DO CBD GUMMIES WORK?
Unlike CBD oil, CBD gummies are chewed and swallowed so this means they are processed by the body in the same way as the food that we eat. Gummies go through the same metabolic processes as capsules and other edibles, and while this can result in some of the CBD components being destroyed, gummies remain one of the most convenient formats for taking CBD.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR CBD GUMMIES TO WORK?
Most people find CBD gummies get to work within a 2-6 hour timeframe but this can vary from person to person. This depends on a number of lifestyle factors. For example, your weight, alcohol consumption, cannabinoid consumption and the time since you last ate can all play a part in the time it takes for a CBD gummy to be fully absorbed.
WHY TAKE CBD GUMMIES OVER ANOTHER FORMAT?
CBD gummies have a lot going for them. Firstly, they are an incredibly convenient format of taking CBD on a daily basis. Secondly, because of their appearance and resemblance to everyday sweets, CBD gummies are the most discreet way to dose wherever you are.
Some researchers claim that CBD gummies have a third advantage over the other ways to take CBD. It is thought that CBD gummies deliver a slow and steady dose of CBD to the bloodstream compared to other oral formats.
Taking CBD oil under the tongue or using a CBD vape pen on the other hand provides fast action, quick hits of CBD when you need it most.
HOW MANY CBD GUMMIES CAN I TAKE IN ONE GO?
As tempting as it may be, you should try not to eat a whole bag or tub in one sitting. Remember, these might be your favourite sweet treats, but there’s CBD in the mix too. In the UK, the Food Standards Agency advises healthy adults should not exceed more than 70mg of CBD per day.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN CBD GUMMIES?
This varies from product to product but generally speaking, one serving of 3 or 4 gummies should come in under 100 calories. If you want to cut back on the sweet stuff, there are sugar free and naturally sweetened types available.
ARE CBD GUMMIES HEALTHY?
As with everything in life, we are big believers in the old saying, ‘everything in moderation.’ Most gummies are made up of carbohydrates (from sugars) and fats. For a healthier option, choose sugar free CBD gummies instead.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM TAKING CBD GUMMIES?
Generally speaking, CBD has a high safety profile however a very small percentage of CBD users may experience some side effects. These may include drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. It’s worth mentioning that these are uncommon and most CBD users won’t experience any side effects, only the benefits!
ARE CBD GUMMIES SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
While CBD gummies often contain low amounts of CBD, it is not advised to give CBD gummies to a child. This is because as children, our endocannabinoid systems are still developing. All of the products on Handpicked CBD are designed for adult use only. If you think your child may have consumed one of your CBD gummies without your knowledge, call a doctor for advice and show them the product.
WILL CBD GUMMIES INTERFERE WITH MY MEDICATION?
In the UK, healthy adults are advised by the FSA to keep their daily CBD intake at, or below, 70mg. Preliminary research shows that at higher doses, CBD may interact with some medicines. One single CBD gummy typically contains a very low dose of CBD (this is usually around 5mg - 25mg per gummy) so the risk is low. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking CBD if you are on prescription medication.
ARE THERE ANY CBD GUMMY BRANDS FROM THE UK?
Yes! There are some fantastic CBD gummy makers in the UK. In fact, British CBD gummies are on track to be the safest, best quality CBD gummies in the world (not to mention the most delicious). Why? CBD gummies on sale in the UK must be compliant with food rules set out by the Food Standards Agency. This is known as the Novel Foods Directive. This makes sure that CBD gummies in the UK are of the highest quality, safety and traceability standards.
Check out the brands we carry on Handpicked CBD for great quality gummies from the UK and America.