Some people have a sweet tooth, some people don’t. For those that do, you’ve probably eaten plenty of ‘gummies’ – the term that’s used for flavored gelatin candy. Gummy bears, for example, are hugely popular. Whether you’ve got that sweet tooth or not, CBD gummies are something you might want to consider if you have chronic pain, mental wellness issues, or any number of other health complaints.
Now, first off let’s make it very clear that while CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids (active ingredients) in the cannabis plant, it is NOT one that has the ability to cause mental impairment, or ‘getting high’ as the expression goes. That’s caused by THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), an entirely different cannabinoid. Long story short, CBD has very promising therapeutic potential, and it will NOT affect your mind.
CBD Gummy Benefits
So what are the benefits of CBD gummies? Well, for starters they’re tasty and usually in a selection of fruit flavors. CBD edibles gummies aren’t eaten for their flavors though. One of the good things about all the cannabinoids in cannabis is that you don’t have to smoke it to ingest those cannabinoids. CBD gummies are a great example – they taste great, and are a perfectly healthy way of ingesting CBD and gaining health benefits from it.
These benefits include:
- Pain relief, by serving as a powerful natural analgesic
- Anxiety relief, including for GAD (generalized) and SAD (seasonal) anxiety disorders
- Tumor-reducing effects when treating cancer
- Antipsychotic effects for relief from schizophrenia and similar conditions
- Improved digestion
- Relief from inflammatory conditions like arthritis or eczema
Among many others. Many CBD gummies are formulated to be more readily absorbed through the tissue of the mouth, while others are designed to be absorbed into the blood stream through the lining of your stomach and intestines. Long story short, you experience the therapeutic effects of CBD more quickly because of this.
Here are some approximate dosage guidelines for taking CBD gummies to address specific health issues (for adults in reasonably good overall health):
- General health: 1 – 2.5 mg / day
- Chronic pain: 2.5 – 20 mg / day
- Epilepsy: 200-300 mg / day or 40 mg / per kg of body weight
- Sleep disorders: 40-160 mg / day
- Schizophrenia: 40-1,250 mg / day
- Glaucoma: 15-40 mg / day
As regards glaucoma, keep in mind that over 40 mg may increase intra-ocular pressure. Speak with your physician if you’d like to treat your glaucoma with CBD and find you need to exceed this quantity.
With more and more states legalizing medicinal marijuana products, it’s likely there will be CBD gummies for sale much more regularly in the near future.