The worlds of medical marijuana and pharmaceutical cannabis have seen a distinct turning of the tides, particularly over the past five years. Using cannabis and cannabis-based holistic remedies such as CBD Gummies has become far less taboo and, as a result, science is uncovering new ways to use cannabis as medicine every day.
One popular trend in self-medicating with cannabis is CBD. People are more apt to try CBD products because they contain distinct curative properties without the psychoactive elements most commonly associated with cannabis or marijuana.
What Are CBD Gummies?
Put simply, CBD infused gummies are like any other gummy supplement. Gummy candy is a popular conveyance for other healthful applications like herbal supplements and vitamins. The same basic concept is applied to gummies infused with CBD.
Do CBD Gummies Get You “High?”
Hemp-based CBD – the kind found in all Nonnie's products – cannot get you “high.” The euphoric effects of cannabis are found in the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
While all strains of cannabis contain a certain amount of THC, only trace elements of the chemical are found in hemp.
Typical cannabis plants have very high ratios of THC to CBD; some have no traceable amounts of CBD at all.
Hemp is just the opposite: it is rich in CBD with little to no measurable psychoactive effect.
Since we mentioned that there is almost always some THC in CBD products, the next logical question would be, “How much?”
The answer to that question varies plant-to-plant, but most typically fall below the maximum of .03% by law.
To put that in perspective, cannabis plants (other than hemp) can produce upwards of 7% THC with of help nothing beyond mother nature.
Cannabis growers can increase the THC content of a plant by as much as five times that. Most strains fall somewhere in the middle: between about 12% and 24%.
In much the same way that breeders can develop plants with high concentrations of THC, hemp growers can breed plants that stay at or below that .03 percent threshold.
Responsible CBD product manufacturers like Nonnie's Nectar only work with growers whose crop meets the standards. Nonnie's takes it a step further by only using hemp that is grown with organic farming practices within the United States.
This helps ensure that the actual medicine is able to do its job without the introduction of toxins or foreign bodies that could impede or negate its overall usefulness to the body.
CBD Conveyance Methods
CBD can be transferred to the body through all the same means as implemented with medical marijuana.
The most popular methods include:
- Edibles and Tinctures – Consuming medicine that is cooked or infused into common foods like cookies, brownies, and candies or delivered sublingually in tincture or distillate form.
- Topicals – Creams, ointments, and liniments applied to specific pain points
- Vaping – Extracting oils and compounds that are heated, vaporized, and inhaled
- Smoking – combusting cured flower and inhaling
Effects of CBD Gummies and Edibles
That first category is the one into which CBD gummies falls. The advantages to using edibles over other methods are many, but here are a few that we think are key:
No Introduction of Toxins into the Body
Smoking anything results in the introduction of tar and foreign chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer.
While there are no reported cases of lung cancer that are traceable to the use of cannabis, leading experts still agree that smoking anything does damage to the lungs and that alternative conveyance methods are preferred.
The body tends to process medicine that is ingested better than medicine that is inhaled. It retains more of the medicine and is able to more efficiently distribute its healing components to the parts of the body that need it.
This is especially true for people suffering gastro-intestinal issues like IBD, Crohn's, or GERD.
More Precise Dosing
The use of professionally tested and manufactured edibles allow the patient to gain a better gauge of how much medicine is being consumed at one time.
Even when the patient knows how much CBD there is in a sample of raw flower, dosing will never be more precise for smoking than it is for edibles.
Health Benefits of CBD Gummies
The next logical question revolves around what kinds of ailments and symptoms can be treated with CBD gummies?
There is a large body of research on this subject and more uses for CBD are being discovered practically every day. As mentioned, hemp-based CBD will not produce psychoactive effects or “highs.”
It is, however, still very effective medicine that can be used to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions. For most people's purposes, there are certain key areas where CBD has been shown to work well.
Here are just a few:
CBD has anti-inflammatory qualities that can alleviate pain and promote healing. This is why so many people use CBD gummies for pain management.
Gummies work best on muscle aches and localized fatigue as immediate treatment. They also help maintain levels of CBD in the bloodstream to regulate chronic pain and augment the effectiveness of traditional painkillers.
Supplemental And Preventative Cancer Treatment
There are numerous studies that corroborate the ability of CBD to fight various types of cancer including cancer of the breast, lung, prostate, and colon.
It helps inhibit the viability of cancer cells, slows metastasis, and can induce apoptotic-mediated cancer cell death and autophagy.
Put simply, the presence of CBD makes it difficult for cancer cells to grow. This makes it a useful addition to treatment or an effective – and tasty – preventative measure to abate the formation of cancer cells in the first place.
Treatment for Mood Disorders
Patients who augment treatment for mood disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD with CBD find that it increases the effectiveness of traditional medicines and can even help lower dosing of prescription meds over time.
In certain extreme cases, some patients have even gone off prescription meds to effectively treat with just CBD.
We recommend speaking with your physician, however, before making any rash decisions about discontinuing any medicine in favor of a holistic remedy.
Why Gummies in Particular?
There are all kinds of cannabis-based edibles out there and just over the last two years, an explosion of CBD edibles has begun to flood the market.
It comes in as many forms as any other cannabis-based edibles, but some conveyance methods are better than others. Just like eating it is more healthy and efficient than smoking it, some consumable conveyance methods are more efficient than others.
Gummy candies are nearly all liquid and break down easily. The combination of body temperature, saliva, and digestive enzymes help break the medicine down quickly.
Some absorb immediately through mucous membranes and even more is absorbed through the lower GI tract as part of the digestion process.
Other types of edibles like baked goods are still better conveyance methods than inhalation, but more of the medicine is lost in the digestion process that it would be with hard candy or gummy.
The medicine in cookies, crackers, and brownies clings to solids during the beginning stages of digestion and is not transferred to the mucous membranes as efficiently, for example.
There are instances where this conveyance method is preferred, but that is a topic for another article.
What People are Saying About Nonnie's CBD Gummies
"I had one of your gummies and have quite literally never felt such calm in my life. Absolutely unreal." - Lauren
Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Gummies
“If CBD gummies won’t get me high does that mean I won't test positive for marijuana in a drug test?”
While most standard drug tests check for specific amounts of chemicals like THC, laws and policies surrounding the test results vary. In some cases, mere trace amounts of THC found in a drug screen can be considered a fail.
All CBD products have trace amounts of THC and subsequently carry the risk of failing a drug test under certain terms and conditions, especially in patients who use CBD products daily.
“How many CBD Gummies can I eat? How much is too much?”
There is no precise dosing limit for CBD infused gummies. Most experts in medicating with cannabis recommend a “low and slow” method of increasing dosage over time, starting with a small amount – one or two gummies (you can even cut them in half to micro-dose), then increasing until the desired effect is achieved.
Nonnie's gummies offer a higher concentration of medicine than many commercial brands.
This makes it easier to start at a smaller dose and work your way up without depleting your supply too quickly. Some patients say that 10mg is more than adequate while some find they need upwards of 100mg or more to get the same results. All bodies are different.
Also keep in mind that it is impossible to consume a lethal dose of CBD. The worst known side effects include things like drowsiness or hyper-alertness.
Some people say caffeine makes them jittery while others claim it makes them sleepy. CBD is the same in this regard – different effects on different bodies.
“Why doesn't it feel like it's working?”
Some patients notice results immediately. Some feel a difference over time. Others don't realize the difference the medicine is making until they stop taking it.
If you don't see any improvement, up your dose gradually and note changes over the course of two to four weeks. If there is no measurable result, discontinue and monitor symptoms for another two to four weeks noting any perceptible changes.
“Why should I choose Nonnie's Nectar?”
There are numerous reasons to choose our products over our competitors, but we think these reasons speak for themselves:
- No psychoactive effect – our products won't make you feel “high”
- Premium, phytocannabinoid-rich, fully decarboxylated medicine
- Solvent and pesticide free
- Made from specially-bred cultivars that meet our high-quality standards
- No heavy metals
- Best GMP practices throughout the supply chain
Always keep in mind that CBD can only help; it can never hurt. Only time and experience will tell definitively if the medicine is a right fit for the patient and any changes in medicating should be discussed and cleared with a qualified medical professional, preferably your primary care physician.
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