Figuring out whether you’ll need 2 or 10 to calm the hell down is (you guessed it) also a mystery, says Jeffrey Bost, a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Start with one gummy per day. Nada? Try two. Still nada? Slowly up your dose until you get some results. It’s pretty tough to OD on CBD, says Bost. The worst side effects of very high doses are drowsiness and mood changes. (And pls note that the long-term effects are still TBD.)
It does sound kinda like a scam, but solid scientific studies show that CBD can latch onto cells in your gut and immune system, relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, says Joseph Maroon, MD, a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But that’s the pure stuff—there’s no legit research on the effectiveness of CBD in gummy form. In other words: They maybe work (at least, they did for our editors—see our own reviews below!).
Last year, “CBD gummies” was the third most-Googled food in the entire U.S. So yeah, you’ve likely heard of these little nuggets that contain cannabidiol (aka CBD), the part of weed that chills you out but not the part that inspires you to down a party-size bag of Doritos. Maybe you’ve even heard reviews—from stoner and non-stoner friends alike—about how the non-hallucinogenic bites are ideal for erasing Big Stress Energy or helping you wind down before bed. And you’ve probably still got questions. Great, ’cause we’ve got answers.
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If you live in a state where all types of devil’s lettuce is legal, you can buy CBD gummies almost anywhere—even at some gas stations. For everyone else, there’s the interwebs. Amazon sells them and can ship to your door for about $40 (yeah, chillin’ ain’t cheap).
While there’s a lot of good that surrounds CBD gummies, there are risks that you should be aware of. Here are some of the most common CBD gummies side effects, as well as what you can do to minimize experiencing them.
If you feel dizzy after consuming CBD gummies, drink a cup of coffee, tea, or soda. It’s also important to drink plenty of water throughout the day when you take any kind of CBD product.
As a whole, CBD shows promise as a possible treatment for many common ailments. Research has shown that CBD may be effective in minimizing chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and acne. The cannabinoid has also shown promising anti-inflammatory and anti-seizure properties, which means CBD may be a possible treatment for seizure disorders.
CBD gummies are a great way to take CBD without making much impact to your daily routine. These edible products are convenient, tasty, and discreet. You can enjoy the benefits of a CBD gummy from anywhere at any time. Whether you need to relax after a long day at work, or if you want to improve your quality of sleep each night, CBD gummies may be just what you need.
The good news is that all of the common CBD side effects are minimal. For most, they’re more so a nuisance than a risk or danger. What’s even better is the fact that there are ways you can minimize the chance that you’ll experience any side effects at all.