Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Since the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, farming hemp for CBD has been legal. As a result, this new supplement is available practically everywhere in the United States.
With more and more CBD companies and products springing up everywhere, it’s no surprise that these products would gain popularity. The meteoric rise of CBD is primarily due in part to how it makes users feel. But, if you’ve never tried CBD, you may want to know what this feeling is before you try out this new supplement.
The most popular iteration of CBD currently is the CBD gummy. CBD gummies are simply gummy candy infused with cannabidiol. Today, we’ll discuss CBD gummies and how they make you feel so you can make an informed decision when deciding to try them out or not.
Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t approve CBD to treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition.
Will a CBD gummy get you high?
In short, no, a CBD gummy cannot get you high. The CBD for most CBD products, including gummies, is sourced from the hemp plant, containing less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike CBD, THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for causing the “high” feeling.
Therefore, if you take a CBD gummy, it will not contain enough THC to cause this effect. Not to mention, for CBD products to be legal in states where recreational marijuana is illegal, they must have less than 0.3 percent THC.
However, CBD/THC gummies and THC gummies are available in states where recreational marijuana is legal. Cannabis-infused gummies with THC are usually sourced from marijuana plants instead of hemp. These cannabis products will cause psychoactive effects.
How does CBD make you feel?
CBD has many effects on the human body. The primary effect of CBD is that it produces a calming effect on the central nervous system. When you eat a CBD gummy, your body will need to digest it before feeling any of these effects. Due to the effects, many consumers use this supplement to assist with several everyday issues.
For example, this calming on the central nervous system can aid sleeplessness, occasional anxiousness, and discomfort. So, people experiencing these feelings can potentially get relief through CBD products like gummies. However, much more research is needed to determine the true scope and effectiveness of the effects of CBD, including the long-term effects it may have.
What other CBD products are there?
CBD gummies aren’t the only CBD products on the market, although they’re one of the most popular. CBD can take many forms. Popular choices include CBD oils, CBD topicals, and CBD vape juice. However, there are other CBD edibles in addition to gummies. For example, you can find CBD-infused cookies, hard candies, and even chocolate.
CBD oils are liquids consumers usually take by placing a few drops under the tongue with the included dropper. They’ll hold these droplets for a few seconds before swallowing the CBD oil. Most cannabidiol is absorbed through the capillaries under the tongue, while the rest is absorbed through digestion.
CBD topicals are lotions, creams, and balms infused with CBD. These are most often used for localized discomfort. For example, someone feeling mild discomfort in their elbow may consider applying a CBD cream to the area, which absorbs through the skin, for potential relief.
CBD vape juice is the fastest way to use CBD. The vaporized CBD liquid is absorbed through the lungs directly into the bloodstream for a near-instant effect. The vape juices come in many different flavors and potencies.
Should I try CBD gummies?
If you feel like you could use the calming effects of CBD in your daily routine, it may be a good product for you. However, you should always consult your doctor before starting any new supplement, including CBD.