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September 28, 2022 5 min read

Different Types of Edible Products

Can you take CBD in meals? Are there types of CBD edibles best to infuse into a meal? CBD edibles are infused into food to get therapeutic benefits. This article discusses types of edibles, including tablets, CBD gummies, and CBD chocolates.

CBD is infused in products such as skincare, edibles, and vapes. This gives the consumers a wide range of products to choose from. For example, if CBD vapes do not fit your routine, edibles can work well since any time you have a meal, you will benefit from them. CBD is a compound derived from the hemp and cannabis plant and has gained popularity due to its therapeutic effect on the body, for example, pain relief. Therefore, it is considered by many as the most convenient since you can take your CBD   edibles, such as gummies, at any time. Although FDA does not approve CBD edibles, they are on the market. However, they can be subjected to more manipulation since they are not regulated by the food and drug administration. Different types of CBD edibles include CBD tablets, gummies, and chocolate.

CBD Tablets

CBD tablets or pills are an alternative way of taking CBD, which is easier than CBD oil. CBD tablets are infused with hemp-extracted CBD, ranging from 5 mg to 500 mg per tablet. This will depend on how much CBD you need and the reason for taking the compound. However, it is recommended to start slow and low since people react differently to CBD because of the doses, metabolism rate, and potency of CBD.

CBD tablets are used by many since they are easy to take and can be convenient for use. For example, you can take them to work or travel to the gym. There is no evidence that CBD tablets effectively manage different health problems. This is based on the fact that CBD can be reliable for health benefits. Überall (2020) stated that CBD tablets can relieve different forms of pain, for example, joint, nerve, and muscle pain.

CBD tablets cannot cause a high feeling to the user since they do not have a psychoactive effect. They are infused with different forms of CBD, including d full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate, to cater to the users' different needs. The full spectrum of CBD contains all the compounds from the plant, including THC. However, the THC amount infused in the tablet is below 0.3% and thus cannot intoxicate the user.

CBD tablets are taken into the body by swallowing with the help of water. The compound dissolves to release CBD compounds into the body. And they are then absorbed into the bloodstream. According to Teitelbaum (2019),the compound interacts with the cannabinoid receptors to alleviate mental distress such as stress and anxiety, ease different forms of pain and thus improve sleep.

CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are the best form of taking CBD for beginners since they cover the weedy test. They are also convenient enough since they can be carried at any place and thus taken at any time. CBD gummies are infused with full spectrum broad-spectrum and CBD isolates. Full spectrum CBD gummies contain all the compounds from the plant, including THC. However, the legal amount of THC in the gummies should be below 0.3%, which is approved non-intoxicating. CBD isolate, and broad-spectrum CBD does not have THC for an isolate. You will benefit from cannabidiol alone which is broad-spectrum from other plant compounds.

CBD gummies are edible and infused with cannabidiol. They come in different shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. Although the FDA does not legalize CBD-infused foods, drinks, or edibles, they are readily available in the market since there is no legal action against the sellers and manufacturers. Therefore, the government's stand on CBD edibles is not clear. CBD edibles are chewed and then swallowed. They take 30 to 60 minutes for effect to surface since the compound is digested and broken down in the liver before absorption into the bloodstream. People use CBD gummies because;

  • They can cover the weedy teste and thus good for beginners
  • They are already measured; for example, a gummy can have 5 to 25 mg; therefore, it cannot get messy when taking CBD gummies.
  • CBD gummies are made at home, where you are free to infuse the desired amount of CBD into your gummies.
  • They are readily available and can be found online and in walk-in stores.
  • They are convenient enough since you can take the gummies at any time and place.

CBD Chocolate

Russo (2016) showed that CBD chocolates exist and have an additional cannabidiol compound which makes them different from other chocolates. Many people love chocolates; thus, you can enjoy your chocolate and benefit from CBD. Stuyt (2018) revealed that using chocolate as the source of CBD creates additional anandamide, a neurotransmitter associated with serotonin and dopamine regulation levels. The study above also showed that CBD chocolates help balance the mood and thus can improve your cognitive functions.

CBD chocolates are chewed and swallowed. Therefore, just like CBD-infused foods, CBD chocolate takes a long for the effect to surface since the compound is digested and broken down in the liver before being absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD edibles will require more CBD compounds due to the breakdown in the liver. They also suggest that instead of using large amounts of CBD edibles, a small amount of CBD tinctures can serve the purpose. CBD in chocolates interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors to provide the effect. CBD binds the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body to provide the effect.

According to García-Gutiérrez et al. (2020), CBD chocolate can alleviate mental disorders such as stress, anxiety, and depression by soothing and relaxing the mind. These mental disorders are common and manageable but can cause stroke, heart attack, and life-threatening health issues if not taken care of. CBD chocolates can be found in walk-in and online stores; however, it is essential to ensure you pick a good quality product since many brands make counterfeit products.

Conclusion

CBD edibles are one of the best ways to take CBD since they can easily fit into the daily routine. For example, CBD gummies can be taken at any time and place. Although CBD edibles are readily available in the market, it can be hard to choose the best quality due to the over-flooding companies making the products. Thus, there is a poor quality product. CBD edibles are taken orally; some are chewed, while others are directly swallowed before being absorbed into the bloodstream. The compound is subjected to the first pass process, causing a delay in the kick in time.

References

Überall, M. A. (2020). A Review Of Scientific Evidence For THC: CBD Oromucosal Spray (Nabiximols) In Chronic Pain Management. Journal Of Pain Research, 13, 399.

García-Gutiérrez, M. S., Navarrete, F., Gasparyan, A., Austrich-Olivares, A., Sala, F., & Manzanares, J. (2020). Cannabidiol: A Potential New Alternative For Treating Anxiety, Depression, And Psychotic Disorders. Biomolecules, 10(11), 1575

Russo, E. B. (2016). Beyond Cannabis: Plants And The Endocannabinoid System. Trends In Pharmacological Sciences, 37(7), 594-605

Stuyt, E. (2018). The Problem With The Current High Potency THC Marijuana From The Perspective Of An Addiction Psychiatrist. Missouri Medicine, 115(6), 482.

Teitelbaum, J. (2019). A Hemp Oil, CBD, And Marijuana Primer: Powerful Pain, Insomnia, And Anxiety-Relieving Tools. Altern. Ther. Health Med, 25, 21-23.