Of the many CBD products available, CBD edibles have the second biggest market share. This is because unflavoured CBD products such as tinctures and oils are unsavoury and they taste monotonous. Gummies and chocolates are the most popular among them and can be purchased from pharmacies or local stores in legalised states.
What are CBD Edibles?
These are CBD products that you can eat or consume orally. They are regular products infused with the goodness of CBD. This includes cakes, cookies and candies and the most popular among them are CBD gummies. These have very fixed dosage and therefore the chances of overdose is rare. The onset time of these edibles is usually 30 minutes to 2 hours. This is because they have to pass through the digestive tract to get absorbed. Their CBD bioavailability is lower because the CBD contained in them is partially filtered out when passing through the digestive system.
They are either made from full-spectrum hemp oil extract or CBD isolate. The choice depends on your need and CBD tolerance. For those who have any kind of plant allergy it is better to choose edibles made from isolates. Full-spectrum products are more healthy because of the entourage effect and are also more flavourful because of the presence of terpenes.
They provide long-lasting effect as they are digested slowly. They can be made at home, but the readymade ones have higher quality. For beginners, they are easy to use because of the fixed dosage per gummies or chocolates. They are also available in a wide variety of flavours and can be consumed discreetly without grabbing the attention of people.
Different Types of Edibles
- Protein Bars: Because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory property it is good for people going to the gym. It reduces the cortisol levels in the body.
- CBD Gummies: These are soft chewable fruit flavoured bites. They can mimic the taste and flavours of regular gummies. Sugar-free gummies are available for diabetic patients. These are easy to make at home compared to chocolates. CBD gummies effects are similar to other edibles.
- CBD Dried Fruit: These are alternatives to the above 2. They are dry fruits infused with CBD.
- CBD lollipops: These are regular lollypops with a twist of CBD goodness.
These are better alternatives for beginners. You can find edibles that suits your specific tastes or flavours.