Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Gummiesby Jennifer T. Blogger
One of the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant is cannabidiol (CBD). This naturally-occurring compound is used in products like oils and edibles as it allegedly imparts feelings of relaxation and calms the user down.
Cannabidiol is a vital component of medical marijuana. However, when used by itself, the compound doesn’t cause the user to get “high.” A report from the World Health Organization concluded that “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD”.
Cannabidiol is touted to have a wide range of health benefits which is why it is found in several forms – sublingual tinctures, vape concentrates, gels, creams, sprays, and edibles including chocolate bars, candies, CBD gummies, etc.
Today, cannabidiol-infused products are a mainstream commodity and cannabidiol gummies are one of the hottest products in the current market. At the end of 2018, Google released its most-searched items and a report for the top food searches stated CBD gummies to be the third-highest on the list. One of the reasons why cannabidiol gummies are found everywhere is the wide range of benefits they are known to offer.
So, what are the health benefits of CBD gummies? Read this article to find out.
1. Non-Psychotropic in Nature
Unlike THC gummies, CBD gummies are non-psychotropic. Cannabidiol is commonly known as medical cannabis because of its pharmaceutical benefits. Owing to its medicinal properties, cannabidiol may not seem to get the user high. To understand why these gummies may be non-psychotropic in nature, it is necessary to get behind its science.
Recent research suggests that CBD reacts differently with the endocaninoid system – a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. When cannabinoids are introduced to the body through a pill or vape, they attach themselves to a cannabinoid receptor. During this process, an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter also tends to bind itself to the same receptor.
For instance, in case the cannabinoid introduced to the body is THC, once the effect of THC and its endocannabinoid counterpart has taken place into your body, enzymes of THC mess with the endocannabinoid. Because of this, the THC tends to stay longer with the receptor and get the user high.
CBD is known to function differently as it doesn’t synthesize the attached endocannabinoid with its receptor. This gives an enduring feeling of calm and relaxation to the user. That said, cannabidiol products including gummies comprise 0.3% THC which may produce some results. With that said, this isn’t enough THC for it to have psychoactive effects.
2. Long-Lasting Relief
The digestive and circulatory systems in humans function at a slow pace. After the food enters the stomach, it mixes with liquids and transforms into digestive juices. Then, the stomach slowly transfers the content to the small intestine in the form of chyme. From there on, the food goes to the large intestine and the rectum.
Since food processes slowly and methodically in the digestive system and can provide nutrients to different parts of your body for hours after one has eaten, the same can be expected with CBD gummies. The gummies are released slowly which, in turn, provides long-lasting benefits for pain, stress, and anxiety.
3. May Not Irritate Your Throat or Lungs
Smoking marijuana can upset your throat or lungs. Edible cannabinoid gummies, on the contrary, are allegedly not harsh to either of these body parts. Therefore, they may not be the perfect choice if the user is looking for a hard-core drug. Those people who just need cannabinoid for medical reasons can consider the use of cannabinoid-based gummies.
Weed is notorious for being chocked-full of chemicals, leading to inflammation as a result. CBD gummies, however, cause no respiratory problems as they are smell and smoke-free.
4. May Contain Antioxidant Properties
Antioxidants are natural substances that diminish the effects of oxidation – a chemical reaction that produces life-threatening free radicals in the body. Free radicals have the potential to damage cells and cause chronic illnesses like cancer.
Various clinical studies and trials conclude that CBD contains antioxidant properties. The CBD structure comprises a free oxygen atom. This is the atom that helps neutralize the free radicals in the body. It is this same oxygen atom that provides cannabidiol with its antioxidant properties. Hence, the compound is good at keeping free radicals at bay.
According to a study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, cannabidiol helps control inflammation caused due to the injection of amyloid – a protein that kills cells caused by Alzheimer’s disease. CBD also aims to decrease the toxicity level in rats that were exposed to reduce toxicity in rats that were exposed to high levels of glutamate.
5. Cause Minimal to No Side-Effects
CBD gummies are generally safe to use; however, dry mouth and the inability to metabolize medication are the two common side-effects that a user can expect. You may also feel slightly unpleasant after the intake of cannabidiol gummies, especially if you’re a first-time user.
Cannabidiol gummies may also reduce the liver’s ability to process over-the-counter medications. This can result in severe consequences and affect your health in the worst way possible so it is important to consult a doctor before taking CBD gummies.
Some other benefits that these edible gummies may provide are relief from pain and swelling and lessening of anxiety and depression. While CBD gummies are also said to prevent cancer and seizures in humans and animals, extensive research needs to be done to prove that claim.
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