Amongst some of the most user-friendly edibles on the market, one of the most popular and top-ranking ones now, are the CBD gummies. Many consumers have agreed that these are some of the best ways for them to get their daily dose of holistic health and nutrition. While others wonder if these can help them calm their anxieties and help them get a good night’s sleep.
We look at this and more below.
What Are CBD Gummies?
First, we take a brief look at what they are. Infused with cannabidiol, these tasty sweet treats are not only healthy but have some of the purest forms of CBD in them to help ease many different conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, sleep disorders, pain and inflammation.
To put it simply, they are chewy treats that you can pop into your mouth, chew and swallow to reap their benefits. The cannabinoids found inside each one comes from the cannabis plant species in nature and has been used for millions of years.
Also known as hemp or marijuana, it is said to have emerged almost 28 million years ago and was first found in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Did you know, beer is a relative of the cannabis plant? Well, not the entire liquid, but the plant is known as ‘hops’ that is part of the main ingredient of it. This article can relay this fascinating information to you.
Almost 4000 years ago, the Chinese farmers who lived in the East, grew it for fiber and its miracle oil, which they believed cured everything.
These treats are one way of using them discretely and enjoying them at the same time and are now available in most health stores as well as online suppliers.
If you’re wondering if this is a legal thing – the simplest answer to that is, yes, it is. It is considered federally legal in the United States and other countries as well. As long as the sweets and other products contain less than 0.3% THC, they are considered consumables and legally sold by licensed providers.
What CBD Gummies Can Do For you
Because the substance helps to calm and relax you, when taken in the evenings, it has been used to aid those who have trouble sleeping. It can soothe the mind and restless insomniacs swear by it. It has helped them get a decent night sleep and can do the same for you. So, what’s the secret? It lies in our ECS or endocannabinoid system. Which, by the way, animals have too.
This is comprised of a complex number of receptors that are responsible for the optimal well-being of our bodies. It works as part of our central nervous system as well as helps essential organs such as the brain and heart work to their full extent. The ECS basically, maintains all the essential functionalities of our bodies. Things such as mood, cardiac rhythm, appetite and sleep are all regulated through it.
When you add CBD to the mix, it acts as a catalyst, kick-starting the process, or rather putting it into full gear, almost like when you add fuel to a car and it makes it run. It has also been seen to decrease aspects of nervousness and pain-related health conditions.
To answer your question on whether this stuff helps you sleep, let us look at a study done in Colorado in 2019, relating to this. The clinical trial was done on a group of participants who has sleep disorders and the results, after a few weeks, showed an improvement in sleep: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/ there are other similar studies done where people were given a certain dose of cannabidiol over a few weeks and found that those suffering from severe restlessness, had a vast improvement in sleep patterns and abilities.
How Much is Enough?
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to how much you should be taking, however, the consensus is to go by three things: your body weight, your metabolism and how much of the gummies you have eaten.
The great thing about these is, they come in various potency levels so you can choose to go with a mild version or a much stronger one.
One great source to get some useful information is the Cheefbotanicals.
Website, which shows you the recommended doses according to body weight. In general, 0.25mg to 0.5mg is the ideal dose for every 1lb of bodyweight. So, you would multiply your weight by either 0.25 or 0.5 to find out if you should be taking a regular dose or a stronger one.
You should start with a milder one, especially if you have never tried it before and let your metabolism and ECS get used to it, you will also feel the difference in a few days, so you need to be patient about this.
Thereafter you can increase the amount by a few more images after 2 weeks. It normally takes the body 28 days to get used to something so if you can wait till then, do so. If not, seek advice from your healthcare practitioner on how much you should be taking for your particular situation and to help you sleep better.
Do not give it to someone else to take unless they are allowed to by the medical professional. If you are, however, already taking certain medication, it is advisable not to mix this with it. Ever heard of the concept “too much of a good thing”? sometimes if you take too much it could make you feel dizzy or nauseous, but overall those who have taken CBD have not reported any adverse side effects to it.