Dosing for CBD Gummies
Most data on CBD gummy dosing is anecdotal and often found on CBD-focused social media channels or websites like ours and others dedicated to providing consumers with education and access to pure and natural CBD products. Today’s post aims to present useful, easy-to-understand information to help readers make the best CBD gummy dosing decision for you or a loved one. Wondering how many CBD gummies to take? All cannabinoid-based products can be incredibly helpful, but today we will be diving deeper into how to best understand organic CBD gummies and positive dosing standards for these tasty edibles.
It’s Everywhere: CBD
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is in everything lately! Even “chewable gummies”, as included in an academic exploration found in a 2019 Harvard Medical School blog looking into the efficacy of CBD. You know, beyond all the media attention and hype. For instance, how does one use this edible? How many should you take, when or how often should someone consume CBD? What’s in a CBD gummy besides CBD, anyway?
With public interest in CBD steadily increasing, it’s important to understand the above questions. And, with the incessant attention on all the potential positive effects of consuming CBD, the truth is, many still don’t understand the basics, but want to.
Hopefully, today’s post will help to shed light on the best ways to consume organic CBD gummies for you!
What is CBD?
The second most prevalent compound in the cannabis sativa plant, cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a phytocannabinoid that was discovered way back in the 1940’s. Yet, due to the War on Drugs and the plant’s “illicit” status, CBD has remained understudied. Until recent legalization efforts to bring regulated cannabis and hemp products like CBD gummies to consumers, that is. Now we are learning the potential healing benefits of consuming CBD, especially with edibles and especially with gummies.
What are CBD Gummies?
Like other cannabidiol edibles, CBD gummies are an alternative for those curious about the compound and may be seeking relief Made like other gelatin-based chewable sweets or supplements, unless the they are certified organic, it is important to read for other ingredients some consider health defeating, not promoting. Which is the whole intention of CBD in the first place, isn’t it? To promote health and homeostasis.
CBD Gummy Dosing, 101: Go Low and Slow.
Lesson one, CBD gummies go through your digestive tract before being absorbed into your system, therefore rates vary in feeling any effects. Due to different factors like age, weight and others, it can take up to an hour for someone to feel the effects of a CBD gummy. Helpful anecdotal advice we’ve found is to go: slow and low. You can always get higher. You can’t get lower. While that mostly pertains to CBD’s intoxicating cousin, THC, you can still go overboard by consuming more than your ideal CBD dosage.
Once you exceed whatever that limit is for your particular endocannabinoid system, it can be difficult to reduce the effects of an overwhelming experience. In the state of California, for example, dispensary employees can only legally tell consumers that are there to purchase gummies that the “state’s recommendation is to begin with 10 mg” of edible and go from there. Yet, message boards, social media groups and others say to begin with 5mg.
Let’s Talk More About CBD Gummies
A report from Grand View Research confirmed that the global CBD gummies market size was valued at 998.2 million US dollars in 2018 alone, with full expectation to grow. I mean, come on, what an interesting and discreet way to consume your CBD? And, who doesn’t love a good gummy? While CBD gummies are often well-tolerated by consumers, it is possible to have side-effects ranging from diarrhea and nausea, drowsiness and fatigues and even reduced appetite, so start small. While dosage amounts vary, a common thought is that a standard dose begins at 5 mg.
Where’s the Research?
Now, 3 years after the 2018 Farm Bill which removed “hemp and its derivatives, including CBD, from the Controlled Substances Act, meaning that it is no longer a violation of the Controlled Substances Act to possess hemp, hemp products or CBD derived from hemp”, and we still need more research!
A quick search for ‘peer-reviewed studies for CBD Gummies dosage” resulted in just a few findings, two of which were academic and peer-reviewed. However, research specific to CBD dosing remains minimal. And, most of the CBD Gummy dosing info and cannabinoid research out there may be considered too advanced for the novice consumer looking to try CBD gummies and is curious about where and how to begin.
We hope to have answered some of your questions regarding understanding different consumption methods, how to consume and most important of all, which dosing standards and practices are right for you!
Overview on How You Should Dose
It depends. Talk with a licensed cannabis nurse, practitioner or friend with experience in the CBD field, whether as a patient or professional. You can also check out additional resources on Go Green Botanical’s site like from a recent post on CBD gummies, their uses and what you can expect when medicating with CBD gummies.