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CBD Gummies are edible candies that contain cannabidiol (CBD) oil. They come in a rainbow of flavors, colors, shapes and concentrations of CBD. Gummies offer a discreet and easy way to ingest CBD, and effective marketing campaigns by many manufacturers mean that their popularity has skyrocketed among long-time CBD users and non-users alike.
But since most CBD products are not FDA approved, concentrations and purity can vary from brand to brand and even within the same brand, which means there’s no guarantee you’ll get what you think you’re getting.
Are there any health benefits to CBD gummies?
Manufacturers of CBD gummies claim that CBD is effective in relieving anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation and improving sleep. A CBD product (Epidiolex) has been approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy.
However, research on the effectiveness of CBD oil has only been done on pure CBD oil, not on gummies. Even in the case of pure CBD oil, there are very few well-conducted trials to support its apparent health benefits, although research is expected to accelerate now that laws distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
There is no scientific evidence that chewing gum works, although some people report a beneficial effect and there is probably a strong placebo effect (taking something to relieve your condition makes you feel better even if there is nothing in it).
Be aware that CBD is a fairly bitter substance and many gums contain large amounts of added sugar to mask this taste.
Are CBD products legal?
CBD products derived from hemp that contain less than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are legal in most countries.
CBD products derived from marijuana are illegal.
Can CBD gummies get you high?
CBD gummies have no psychoactive properties, so they won’t get you high. CBD is derived from hemp, which is virtually free of THC. THC is the chemical in marijuana that gets you high.
The main active ingredient in hemp is CBD, which has no psychoactive properties. On the other hand, CBD has been credited with relieving anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain, although “credited” does not mean pharmaceutically proven.