Cannabidiol (also commonly known as CBD) is one of the most exciting ingredients in hemp foods. It is non-psychoactive and has been proven to have a wide range of benefits.
Cannabidiol is essentially a “friendly’ cannabinoid that is best known for its ability to help with relaxation, relieve pain, decrease anxiety, and support healthy mind and body functions.
It is found at varying levels in different industrial hemp strains and is entirely legal in the United States. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding cannabidiol as a natural food supplement.
This article is intended to serve as a beginner’s guide to CBD edibles so that you can understand what benefits to expect before you get started.
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For short, CBD edibles, or cannabidiol edibles, are foods or drinks that contain Cannabidiol as the primary active ingredient.
CBD edibles typically come in two main varieties: tinctures and pre-prepared foods.
Tinctures are typically taken sublingually by placing drops under the tongue for absorption into the body. CBD is also incorporated into snacks and desserts because they offer a better concentration of cannabidiol than tinctures do per serving size.
Like many other food items, there are often multiple CBD-infused baked goods that exist today. This gives consumers a wide range of choices when it comes to dieting with CBD because everyone has their preferences for what they like to eat! However, expect to find that the most common forms of CBD foods include gummies, drinks (like coffee), cakes, and even ice cream!
If you take CBD edibles regularly, you’ll experience the following benefits:
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased blood flow
- Healthy sleep pattern
- Improved mood and reduced depression
- Enhanced focus
- Improved food digestion.
Although CBD edibles don’t have any known side effects, they have a few drawbacks. For one, you need to time your consumption. You can’t just eat one of these goodies in the morning before work and expect to have the same effects at the end of the day when you’re winding down. This is because CBD edibles take time for their effects to kick in.
Another drawback is that it takes time for your body to break down CBD, so sometimes you may experience some side effects like drowsiness and dry mouth. There are also those who report feeling “high” from taking CBD edibles, but this is not always the case.
CBD has been making headlines recently for its therapeutic benefits. Consumers can now find CBD products in most retail outlets, and it’s becoming one of the most popular alternative medicines.
As such, CBD edibles are perfect for those who are new to CBD and want to experience its benefits without getting high. Just make sure that you don’t take too much at one time or consume more than the recommended serving size. Consulting your doctor beforehand can help you make a more informed decision.