Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Do CBD Gummies Actually Work

It seems like they are everyone – online and in stores…but do CBD gummies actually work.

CBD has been touted as a gentle health aide a way to reduce stress, a way to sleep better and way to relax.  Found everywhere from Amazon to Walmart, you can pick it up – especially when you feel the need for help. But do CBD gummies actually work?

CBD comes from cannabidiol, one of the two best-known active compounds derived from the marijuana plant. The other is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the substance that that produces the “high” from marijuana. It can also be derived from hemp.

CBD does not get you high, but it can your consciousness. You may feel mellow, experience less pain, and be more comfortable. Some CBD products do contain small amounts of THC.

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Epidiolex is the only FDA-approved prescription CBD medicine, which among many things, means that it has a safety and efficacy profile that has been thoroughly evaluated in clinical trials. The rest of the CBD industry is going through growing pains  there’s a mess going on with plenty of important guidelines, like dosage, purity and strength of the product. One of the many problems this disarray causes is the variability among CBD products. While some might provide noticeable effects, others might not even contain enough CBD to register in your system.

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Yes, there is evidence CBD works for some conditions, but certainly not all the conditions it is being promoted for these days. According to different CBD gummy manufacturers, these products can provide relief for a wide range of ailments, including pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and even depression. These statements have no scientific accuracy, however, since few tests have been conducted have been limited to CBD oil.

Anecdotally, plenty of people believe in the effect of CBD gummies, although the dosage still causes some issues. While some claim to feel positive effects after consuming two gummies, others might have to up the dosage until they feel something. With all the hype surrounding CBD gummies, this “something” might also be imagined; a placebo effect could be at work making you feel like you should be experiencing some sort of sensation because you just ingested cannabis.

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Although few scientific tests have been conducted, CBD oil has been associated with plenty of positive side effects, and all of these gummies, if purchased correctly, contain a good amount of oil. You can also expect some clarity in the near future, since the industry is growing and learning the nuance exists between the different cannabis products and plants.

As usual, if you’re interested in trying out a new cannabis product, go slow. Purchase a bottle of reviewed CBD gummies and start off with a slow dose, checking in with your body for any changes and/or improvements. The worst thing which could happen is you ingest a ton of sugar and start to feel a little drowsy.

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