All About CBD Edibles
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is the second most prominent of the active ingredients found in the hemp plant. CBD is a critical component of medical marijuana that, unlike THC, does not produce a “high.” CBD can be bought isolated by itself from a hemp plant, containing minimal-to-no THC, or it can be derived from the actual cannabis plant, in which case slightly higher levels of THC (up to 0.3%) will be present.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
Patients throughout the world have been finding relief from their debilitating conditions through the use of CBD for decades. In fact, CBD really started to gain momentum as it’s impact on epileptic patients, inflammation and its related pain was thoroughly documented. CBD was able to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, seizures in epileptic patients who otherwise would have a significantly reduced quality of life. Certain conditions, such as Dravet syndrome, can cause seizures but do not respond to anti-seizure medication. In these instances, CBD has proven to be immensely effective in reducing and/or eliminating the impact and frequency of seizures.
Beyond having a wonderful success rate in treating inflammation and seizures, CBD has also been proven to aid in a number of other ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and many more.
What are CBD Edibles?
Edibles are one of the most popular methods of consumption when it comes to CBD and cannabis. Edibles are, as the name implies, an ingestible form of CBD which, unlike other methods, does not require heat or fire to activate the ingredients. Due to the fact one does not need to smoke or inhale in order to utilize edibles, they have become a top-choice for consumers of CBD, especially those who are new to CBD.
Edibles come in all forms, with gummies being one of the most popular and widely-loved forms. Here at MyBotanicaWellness, we pride ourselves on offering the highest-quality CBD gummies available.
How do I use CBD Edibles?
Given the ease of use, especially for beginners, CBD edibles are one of the most popular methods of ingestion around. In fact, since some individuals have never smoked in their life, yet have been eating since birth, entering the CBD-world through edibles is a natural match(no pun intended!).
CBD Edibles are easily ingested. The gummies, for instance, would be consumed the same way a child consumes their gummy vitamins each morning. It could not be more easy!
What do CBD Edibles feel like?
The effects of CBD and cannabis have different impacts from individual-to-individual. It is impossible to predict what any given individual’s experience will be like and we always recommend consulting with your doctor before adding CBD to your routine. That being said, most patients feel more relaxed, experience less anxiety, and find tremendous pain-relief.
There have also been reports of CBD Edibles being used to combat the side-effects associated with the antipsychotic meds often prescribed to patients with schizophrenia.
The predominant uses of CBD include combatting nausea, fighting seizures, and treating pain.
Where can I buy CBD Edibles?
CBD Edibles can be purchase right here on MyBotanicaWellness! Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our most popular edible products, or simply click here to explore our entire CBD Edible collection!
How long does it take for CBD Edibles to Kick In?
The effects of CBD edibles vary for each individual and the same can be said for how long those effects take to “kick in.” That being said, the typical window of time it takes to experience relief after consuming a CBD edible is about 30-60 minutes. That being said, this time can be shortened or lengthened by a variety of factors.
Typically, products that are absorbed sublingually, such as lollipops and gum, kick in quicker than those absorbed in the stomach and digestive system.
Other factors, such as metabolism, weight, gender, and diet can impact the onset time of CBD edibles as well.
How long do CBD Edibles work for/last?
There are numerous factors that come into play when determining how long a CBD edible will provide a specific patient with relief. These factors include diet, gender, weight, metabolism, dosage, and, of course, the patient’s level of tolerance to CBD.
The typical therapeutic effects felt from a CBD Edible should last anywhere from four-to-eight hours, depending on the dosage.
Will CBD Edibles show up on a Drug Test?
CBD, which is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, should not show up on a drug test. That being said, one must be very careful as to what type of CBD Edible they consume. There are typically two different types, one that is completely comprised of CBD, and another which would be a hybrid of the two main ingredients in Cannabis, CBD and THC. If a patient were to consume the latter option which also has THC in it, then there is a very real chance this patient could be flagged for THC on a drug test and, subsequently fail that drug test.
The quality and composition of the CBD Edible consumed play a big role, but buying a high-quality CBD edible without any THC in it should not produce a positive drug test.
CBD Edibles are often used for the Following Conditions:
Spinal cord injuries
Will CBD Edibles get me “High?”
While many CBD patients report feeling more relaxed, there is no risk of feeling “high” if the patient is using CBD products from the hemp plant. However, if utilizing CBD extracts from a cannabis plant, the product may have higher levels of THC, which could result in the patient experiencing the “high” associated with marijuana.
Can I make my own CBD Edibles?
Absolutely! Here at MyBotanicaWellness, we sell numerous products that can be integrated into foods, such as CBD oils, or even beverages, such as CBD tinctures. Check out some popular CBD recipes here and look below for some of our more popular “CBD edible ingredients.”
Can CBD Edibles go bad?
CBD edibles, as with other foods and cbd products, does not have an infinite shelf-life and will slowly lose potency over time. For instance, CBD edible brownies will have a shelf-life similar to that of a regular brownie, given the ingredients in the food can spoil. However, some products, such as lollipops, which are essentially pure sugar, have an almost infinite shelf-life. In order to preserve your edibles if you do not plan on consuming them immediately, storing them in the fridge or freezer, to keep them cold and away from oxygen, can help extend the timeframe in which you can still enjoy your CBD Edible.
CBD Edibles Side Effects
Typically, there are no major health risks associated with the use of CBD edibles. That being said, Side Effects can occur and may include:
- Loss of coordination
- low blood pressure
Which CBD Edibles are Best for Me?