CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural health and wellness remedy extracted from cannabis or hemp-infused plants. CBD oils can boost one’s energy, improve mental focus, and even heal the body. It’s also made available for sale in the form of lotions, skin creams, sprays, and the occasional bath bomb to help improve your well-being.
However, ingesting CBD oil through edible gummies is a healthy, and tasty method of improving your own mental and physical stature. Rather than consume tablets that contain CBD oil, it’s more fun to have a healthy snack to complement your treatment. There are many easy-to-follow recipes on how to make CBD gummies for sleep, energy, and medicinal use that require very little effort. It makes CBD treatments as fun as they are supplemental.
How to Make CBD Gummies and Why We Love Them
We’ve all tasted gummy candy at some point in our lives. Gummy bears, in particular, are a fun, delicious candy that, let’s face it, we could all gnaw on for hours on end. There’s just something so sweet about gummy candy that lets the taste buds come alive.
Fast forward to when laws surrounding cannabis use became more progressive, and pot-induced edible gummy businesses sprung up across the nation. As pot became more socially acceptable, people began to experiment with how they ingested weed into their systems. Edible gummies became a popular method of doing just that, combining the sweetness of the candy with the effects of marijuana.
Unlike traditional marijuana gummies, which contain high traces of THC, CBD gummies do not impose the “high” associated with traditional uses of weed on the body. Instead, CBD gummies contain traces of the natural oil that improves mental and physical health, and yet preserve the sweet candy sensation of gummy bears.
The process of making CBD gummies is fairly straightforward. You’ll need:
- A glass bowl
- A useful whisk
- A saucepan
- Gummy molds
- CBD oil (dosage is up to you)
- Fruit Juice (substitute with another juice, if preferred)
- Food Coloring (optional)
Mix together all of your ingredients in the glass bowl. Add both the juice and the honey into your saucepan, and heat the pan on an oven until the ingredients begin to simmer. Then, add the hot liquid into your mixing bowl and add droplets of CBD oil. You can then pour all of the blended ingredients into gummy molds to shape your CBD gummies.
Place your molds into the refrigerator and let them take shape. Once you can see fully developed gummy bears, your CBD gummies are good to go.
How to Take CBD Gummies
CBD gummies are best to ingest when experiencing chronic pain. As a natural remedy with healthy benefits, CBD oil supports the endocannabinoid system by substituting for depleted levels of endocannabinoids in the human body. This allows the effects of CBD oil to mitigate, if not eliminate the intense aches and tightness within areas of the body.
CBD is also helpful when treating underlying mental conditions. The FDA listed CBD as a medically-approved method of treatment for patients with rare forms of epilepsy and research is testing if it can also help treat patients with schizophrenia. Clinical trials are also testing CBD’s validity as a method of treatment for Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, and even some cases of PTSD.
In gummy format, CBD is easy enough to ingest into the body. Simply remove your gummies from their molds and pop 1 or 2 into your mouth to digest. You eat the gummies the same way you would eat them from a bag you bought at the local convenience store. Chew, swallow, and savour the sweet taste!
How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat
This largely depends on how potent you chose to make your CBD gummies. CBD oil is typically quantified in milligrams that are prescribed to patients for the treatment depending on the severity of their underlying conditions.
Health studies indicate that people should take no more than 1500mg of CBD per day. However, some patients can manage their conditions on as little as 10mg of CBD per day. The ideal amount will vary depending on your own condition.
Prior to making your own CBD gummies, you should speak to your doctor or physician about a recommended dosage. Doctors can base their recommendations on your medical history, but also consider factors such as age, gender, body mass, allergies, and any other clinically relevant information.
Your doctor’s educated opinion can factor into your DIY recipe, and you can use that prescription to manage the optimal dosage contained within each gummy. Once you have a fixed CBD dosage per gummy, you can determine the optimal amount of gummies to take on a daily basis.
How Long Does It Take for CBD Gummies to Work
Again, factors like your age, body mass, and overall level of health can influence how long it takes for CBD oil to affect your system. Some people can feel the effects of the remedy in as little as 20 minutes. Others say it takes several hours to notice the effects of CBD.
How CBD enters the body is also a factor, and edible gummies help prolong the effects of the remedy. The human digestive system requires several hours to fully process any form of food until it completely settles in the stomach. This is no different with CBD gummies.
According to the studies, CBD gummies fully process through the stomach over the course of a 6-8 hour period of time. This process extends the length of time that the remedy impacts the body, allowing people to feel more relaxed and at ease for longer periods of time. In fact, this process is very promising for people who suffer from clinical depression. Using CBD oil for depression, with effects that last for hours at end, provides significant relief for patients in need of a stimulant to improve their general mood and outlook.