CBD gummies are CBD edibles made to be chewy and sweet, just like a gumdrop but with all the benefits of CBD. Also, also called hemp gummies, CBD gummies are infused with extract of the hemp plant, so they taste great and assist users with stress management, workout recovery, sleep quality, and more.
We’ve also got CBD gummies infused with extra nutrients and herbal extracts for more targeted benefits. The great thing about gummies is that they can make anything delicious!
All CBD gummies support the endocannabinoid system, which helps your body maintain its balance and sense of well-being. Some of the most popular uses of CBD-infused gummies are maintaining a sense of calm, managing everyday stress, aiding exercise recovery, and supporting overall wellness.
Those benefits are present in every CBD product. Gummies are a particular form of CBD delivery that allows for a slow, steady infusion into your system, making them great for a daily regimen. They also provide a tasty method of incorporating other nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts.
What are the pros and cons of CBD gummies?
As a plus, gummies taste better than oils, and they’re probably safer than vaping, which has been linked with lung damage, says Ward. They also last longer (up to 12 hours) than many other forms making them helpful for chronic conditions, according to ProjectCBD. They’re also easy to carry and convenient, which is helpful if you need them on a busy day. (Learn more about the risks and benefits of CBD vape oil.)
The downside? Gummies take one to two hours to work, longer than some other forms. They also have to pass through your digestive system. While this allows the effect to penetrate all over the body, it also means the CBD can interact with other things in your stomach. “Whether you have it with a meal or on an empty stomach can interfere with absorption,” says Ward.
Many people also have to consume higher doses, she adds.