Curious about trying CBD edibles but not sure what to expect? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Over the last decade, the popularity of CBD products has exploded across the United States and around the world. It’s hard not to watch a television show or read a magazine without seeing an advertisement for CBD edibles or CBD oils and other products.
Since the 2018 US Farm Bill legalized hemp and the production of goods from hemp, including CBD products, at a federal level, we’ve seen the cannabinoid market flooded with new CBD businesses. However, many people have been using CBD products for decades as part of their daily health and wellness routines.
Undeniably two of the most popular CBD products are CBD oils and CBD edibles. Most people are familiar with how CBD oils and tinctures work, but not everyone understands how edibles work. In the following article, we’ll break down how edibles work, how CBD interacts with our body, and what you can expect when using premium, high-quality CBD edibles.
What Are CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are usually candy, chocolate, or gummy bears that have either been infused or sprayed with cannabidiol (CBD). There are various types of CBD, including CBD, isolate broad spectrum CBD, and full spectrum CBD. CBD isolate is pure CBD with all other beneficial plant material stripped away.
Full spectrum CBD includes other cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and plant material. It’s important to note that full spectrum CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC but below the 0.3% mandated by the federal government. If you are sensitive to THC, then a broad spectrum is a great option because all trace amounts of THC have been removed.
At Your CBD Store, all our CBD edibles are either broad spectrum or full spectrum.
How Do CBD Edibles Interact with Your Body?
When you take a CBD edible, it passes through your digestive system, where it is broken down in the digestive tract into smaller pieces. These smaller parcels of CBD are then distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream.
Inside all of us is something known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Regardless of whether you have ever tried any cannabinoid products, you still have an ECS. Even our pets have an ECS!
The ECS is a complicated cell signaling system. As a result, we still have a lot to learn about the ECS. Still, so far, we know that it plays a vital role in regulating bodily functions, including sleep, appetite, reproduction, immune responses, mood, and memory. The ECS comprises a series of receptors, the CB1 and CB2 receptors, that are spread throughout the body and linked together.
Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA), and 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG). When our bodies aren’t producing enough of these endocannabinoids, cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) can step in and help to balance out the ECS.
Rather than bind with these receptors like THC does, it’s believed that CBD helps by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down as quickly, therefore, allowing them to perform their role more effectively.
When you take any CBD edibles, they are considered slow release and long-lasting. They will take between 30-60 minutes for any effects to be felt but then linger in your system for approximately 4-8 hours, depending on the strength of the CBD edible. There are a lot of variables that can affect how long the effects of edibles take, including how much you have had to eat and drink, your sex, your body type, and your weight.
How Do CBD Edibles Work? – Conclusion
Hopefully, now you have a much better understanding of CBD edibles and how they work—as with any cannabis-based products, starting low and slow is recommended. Taking more than the recommended dose of CBD could just be wasting it.
When you first start taking CBD, it can take several weeks for it to build up in your system. So, don’t be discouraged if you don’t immediately notice the effects of CBD after only a day or two.
If you have any questions about CBD edibles or any CBD edibles that we stock at Your CBD Store, don’t hesitate to check out the website and speak with us directly. Our friendly and professional team is only too happy to help.