Be mindful of your total CBD consumption throughout the day. With gummies, it’s easy to forget you’re taking CBD and not just eating tasty sweets! Enjoy, but be careful not to overdo it.
See how it makes you feel over the next couple of hours. It’s important to wait before taking any more as you want to give the CBD a chance to work. But if you don’t feel any effects, try taking 20mg (one full ZenBear) and see how you react.
If you’re new to CBD, it’s best to start low and go slow until you know how CBD affects you. 10mg of CBD (half a ZenBear) is a good place to start.
How long do the effects of CBD gummies last?
This depends on a few things. Some of the CBD in gummies is absorbed in your mouth, but the majority has to pass through your digestive system and liver in order to reach the bloodstream.
Earlier, we mentioned that we pharmaceutically coat ZenBears with CBD, rather than mixing it in. We do this because we’ve found that coating improves speed and absorption. More of the CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream from your mouth, which means it gets to work faster, and you don’t lose quite as much through digestion.
But how much CBD do you need, and how many CBD gummies should you be taking to get it? And how much is too much? We’ll answer those questions and a couple more below…
Yes! If you want to experience subtle benefits throughout the day, you can take CBD gummies two or three times a day as needed.
CBD gummies are edibles that come in different shapes and flavors, and infused with a fixed dose of Cannabidiol per piece.
Moreover, some users feel more awake after taking CBD gummies and others report calming effects. It’s paramount that you monitor the changes and pay attention to how you respond to CBD when you’re deciding on the best time to take your gummies, and what type to use.
How do CBD Gummies Work?
Whether you consume CBD oil, take capsules, or eat yummy gummies, dosage, and time of consumption should always be your main priority.
CBD gummies come with a predetermined dose that starts to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) The ECS is responsible for basic functions such as appetite, sleep, mood, and immune function. A wide range of benefits and positive effects of CBD on humans (and animals) stems from its interaction with the ECS.
Broad-spectrum CBD is pretty much the same but has NO THC. Products infused with broad-spectrum CBD have had the THC removed after initial extraction. The best of both worlds!
To date, there is a dearth of peer-reviewed clinical studies conducted on humans which validate a role for CBD in improving athletic performance or health measures. The infancy of science is largely owing to the fact that hemp had, until very recently, been federally classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning its production and distribution was prohibited so research was largely put on the back burner. That means there is still much that is unknown about the true and long-term effects of CBD edibles on the body.
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is believed to deliver its expansive powers on the body by binding to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which is a system found in every organ of the body that in theory impacts numerous physiological processes. And, importantly, it does this without the psychoactive “high” and munchie-inducing effects of the most well-known cannabinoid, THC, found in marijuana.
What is CBD?
There are a variety of ways to consume CBD but the most common product types are oral tinctures, topical solutions, and edibles. Oral tinctures are taken—you guessed it—orally, while topicals are used on the skin, and edibles are ingested like food. Typically, the word ‘edibles’ has been associated with marijuana. It often conjures up images of pot brownies or space cakes, for instance. But CBD edibles are quite different and include everything from gummy candies to protein powders.
One small study found that consuming CBD in the presence of dietary fat could help maximize its absorption. So consider taking CBD with a meal that contains some healthy fat such as avocado or olive oil, especially if the CBD edible you are using is free of fat.
Many runners appreciate that CBD is considered a natural substance, making it a non-pharmaceutical way to potentially quell achy joints and improve sleep patterns. As hemp cultivation increases and product competition ramps up including options from mega-corporations, look for the price point of CBD products to drop in the coming years.