While CBD products on the whole are soaring in popularity, edibles containing this highly beneficial compound are particularly trendy right now. They are found primarily in the form of gummy bears and other shapes, but you will also find lollipops, cookies, CBD chocolates, and more. If you’re new to CBD edibles, here are some tips for a successful experience.
• Do your research on CBD edibles
Take the time to research the type of edible that is right for you. Read the labels, product descriptions, and ingredients lists. While you might think that one kind of CBD gummie is the same as another, the reality is they all vary in potency, serving size, and quality.
Keep in mind that just because something contains CBD doesn’t mean it is healthy for you. Be sure your edibles contain no allergens or oddball ingredients.
If you have dietary restrictions, check for hidden sugars, gluten, or dyes. Some edibles have artificial colors and flavors while others are completely organic and contain nothing that shouldn’t be there.
THC edibles are often sold on the same websites and in the same dispensaries. Make sure that you are choosing a CBD product containing less than 0.3% THC to avoid becoming unintentionally high.
• Consult with your doctor about CBD
If you have complex or longstanding health conditions, or you are unsure if CBD is right for you, consult with a physician first. Although many doctors don’t yet have enough information about CBD to recommend it to their patients, it is always best to be sure not to aggravate any existing conditions. In some cases, CBD can interact with certain prescription medications.
• Choose certified CBD products
If you’re located in the United States, the CBD edible you chose should be USDA certified and from hemp farms which are GMP certified. You should also make sure your edible of choice is all natural or organic whenever possible.
Buying from uncertified sources can result in you getting an inferior product or one with a little extra something that you didn’t bargain for. According to one study, which tested 84 different CBD products, many were found to contain higher than the federally legal limits of THC without any mention on the label.
• Use the lowest suggested serving size
You should always start with the smallest serving size and gradually increase as needed. This gives you an opportunity to find out exactly what works best for your body. In the long run, this may also save you some money. Using the lowest effective serving size of CBD is economical. You can even cut edibles into smaller sizes to make them last longer.
• Don’t expect to get high
CBD is sourced from hemp that has little to no THC content. In fact, legally grown industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC content. This means it will not get you high. CBD is only intended for therapeutic purposes.
•Don’t expect to become addicted
CBD is a naturally non-addictive compound that carries no risk of dependency.
• Don’t expect miraculous results
The beneficial effects of CBD can be experienced relatively quickly for some people. But some of the longer lasting results are cumulative and will be noticed with regular use over a period of time. Therapeutic gains are often tied to higher milligrams. It’s also worth mentioning that most edibles take between 20 and 60 minutes to start taking effect, as they have to pass through the digestive tract.
• Don’t overdo the recommended dose
As with any type of supplement, do not exceed the recommended maximum dose.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. CBD products are not intended for persons under the age of 18