CBD is all the rage these days and you can see it in the explosion of available products that contain CBD. CBD gummies are starting to become very popular as a daily supplement. They are gaining a lot of popularity among families that want to enjoy the full benefits of cannabidiol in a form that’s easy to swallow. Unlike synthetic medicines, CBD gummies and edibles work naturally with our body’s endocannabinoid system which regulates our physiology, mood, and overall wellbeing. It is already being used to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and most interestingly in preventive care.
However, due to a lack of regulations, inferior products are being brought to market; a recent study showed 70% of products did not contain the amount of CBD advertised; almost 43% of the products contained too little CBD, while about 26% contained too much. This means CBD consumers need to be educated and they need to purchase their CBD products from an established brand like TheraJoy; they have been manufacturing CBD products in the US for 3 years using 99% pure, organic, non-GMO CBD.
CBD Gummies Explained
CBD is all the rage these days and you can see it in the explosion of available products that contain CBD.
CBD (or cannabidiol, a derivative of the cannabis plant) is having a moment. You can slather it on in the form of lotion or body oil, and you can drink it in coffee or a cocktail. And because CBD derived from hemp is legal nationwide, it’s pretty easy to find and buy online — in oil form, but also in gummy candies, chocolates, and breath mints.
In this article, we will be focusing on CBD gummy products or CBD gummies. We will be assuming you are already familiar with CBD. If you not, I recommend reading “What is Cannabidiol or CBD?”
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are starting to become very popular as a daily supplement. They are gaining a lot of popularity among families that want to enjoy the full benefits of cannabidiol in a form that’s easy to swallow. When CBD is in gummy form, it makes it much easier and much more enjoyable for kids and pets to consume. Adults enjoy taking them as a daily treat too.
Just like regular gummies, CBD gummies are available in fun shapes like little rainbow teddy bears, and both sweet and sour flavors. It’s a great way for grown ups to feel nostalgic about their childhood sweet tooth while getting proven benefits.
How do CBD Gummies Work?
Unlike synthetic medicines, CBD gummies and edibles work naturally with our body’s endocannabinoid system which regulates our physiology, mood, and overall wellbeing. Scientists gave the endocannabinoid system its name after it was discovered while researching cannabis.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain as well as other parts of the body. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system naturally by binding with these receptors which helps regulate our body even more!
This regulation has many therapeutic uses. For example, CBD products like CBD gummies have been used to treat anxiety.
Of most immediate interest to me, though, is the hypothesis that CBD may be able to treat anxiety — which it’s said to do by elevating anandamide, a chemical thought to be anxiolytic, in the brain, according to Dr. Esther Blessing, an assistant psychiatry professor at NYU who studies the benefits of CBD. As someone who relies on 40 milligrams of Prozac a day to keep my anxiety in check, plus the odd Xanax in the event of a panic attack (or air travel, which terrifies me), I’m always interested in affordable and “natural” supplements which might help relieve my symptoms. I expect to remain on Prozac (or something like it) for the long haul, but if there’s something out there that might make it easier for me to sleep without grinding my teeth, or for me to fly, I’m eager to try it. Especially if one of the formats it’s available in is candy.
Another emerging popular therapeutic use is the treatment of sleep disorders.
I don’t sleep. Similar to your favorite vampire (Team Edward or Team Jacob?) I lie awake at night, scanning the walls of my bedroom searching for answers. “Why did I say that in my meeting?” “What did Rebecca, who I haven’t spoken to since ninth grade, end up doing with her life?” “What is my mom doing right now, and is she okay?”
To escape the mind prison that locks me up after 2 a.m., I’ve tried all the best tricks on the market. Nyquil? For kiddies. Melatonin? Give me a break. A routine that relaxes me hours before I hit the hay? That’s going to be a no from me, dog. But all this changed when I found CBD gummies.
However, the most exciting therapeutic use-case may just be in preventive health care.
Even if you are a relatively healthy person, CBD gummies are an easy way stay that way! Not everybody that consumes CBD gummies and edibles has a health condition. Not only can they treat already diagnosed conditions, but these gummies may prevent future health problems as well.
CBD edibles are popular with people in their twenties and thirties that take them for preventative care. Consumers love that they can get all the medical benefits of cannabis without the high in delicious treats and candies.
However, CBD consumers need to be educated. With a lack of government regulation, the CBD space is still a bit like the “wild west”.
Because of the legally murky nature of marijuana, the FDA has not stepped in to regulate products like CBD oil, Bonn-Miller said. States are struggling to put regulations in place, but they don’t have the deep pockets of the federal government.
Meanwhile, a 2017 study led by Bonn-Miller found that nearly 7 of 10 CBD products didn’t contain the amount of marijuana extract promised on the label.
Nearly 43 percent of the products contained too little CBD, while about 26 percent contained too much, Bonn-Miller said.
“CBD is kind of a tricky drug because it’s not very well absorbed orally,” Welty explained. “Less than 20 percent of the drug is absorbed orally. If it isn’t made in the right way, you may not be getting much drug into your systemic circulation.”
Worse, about 1 in 5 CBD products contained the intoxicating pot chemical THC, Bonn-Miller and his colleagues found.
“That’s a problem because THC can increase anxiety. It can actually make seizures worse. Those are the sorts of things you need to be careful about,” Bonn-Miller said.
At TheraJoy, we have been making CBD products in the US for three years, and are proudly the market leaders in topical CBD. TheraJoy is always made with 99% pure CBD derived from medical grade, non-GMO hemp, sourced directly from Switzerland. We offer purity you can trust, guaranteed. Our product is all-natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher. If you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or inflammation, then you owe it to yourself to try TheraJoy, you won’t be disappointed.
Remember, always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This blog post is not intended to be medical advice, but it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your doctor at your next appointment.