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CBD products have dominated the health and wellness market for a couple of years now, and it is no longer a trend — it is here to stay. Everyone and their mom have some CBD infused something-or-other on their kitchen counter. If you have finally come around and you are ready to join the CBD party, you might be asking: how do I decide what products to buy? All CBDs are not created equally, so how do I make sure what I get is a good option? Well, you have come to the right place! Read on to see what you should consider when choosing your CBD products wisely. Happy Shopping!
You know that CBD products are popular and all of that, but why should I be interested? Well, CBD has been shown to have a wide range of benefits and uses that are helping all kinds of people improve their day to day lives. Whether you require a better night’s sleep, looking to cut down on your anxiety and manage your stress, or you are looking for something to help you relax, CBD is the way to go. Humans have an endocannabinoid system with two receptors, and CBD interacts with the CB2 receptor positively, helping regulate your mood, your memory, your immune system, and your nervous system, to mention a few. Seriously, you do not want to miss out.
Where Should I Start?
One of the easiest ways to hop on the CBD products train is to try some CBD Gummies. Gummies are an easy, practical, super portable not to mention delicious!) way to integrate CBD edibles into your lifestyle. The dosage will vary based on your age, weight, preference, and what you are hoping the CBD will do for you, but the Gummy make it easy to take every day. There are all sorts of manufacturers making all kinds of Gummies, so here are a few things to consider when you are making your very first purchase.
What kind of CBD should I look for?
Look for CBD Gummies that say “Full-Spectrum hemp. Or CBD” This means there are several different strains of the cannabis plant included in the CBD edibles blend, which means you’ll get a broader range of benefits which is called the Entourage Effect: the more strains you keep together, the better you will feel.
You might be asking, wait, what about THC? Well, THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, weed, and cannabis, which is completely different than CBD, short for cannabidiol, which cannot get you high. Some CBD products may contain up to 0.3% THC, but some contain 0% THC, like our CBD Gummies. Even if products do contain 0.3% THC, that is not enough to get you high. Nevertheless, read your labels and make sure you know exactly what is in the product you are buying.
Where and How is this CBD Grown?
Read the label to know how and where the CBD is grown. Because CBD is relatively new to the health and wellness world, not everything is fully and properly regulated by the FDA yet. The regulations are set for U.S. production and harvest, but not so much in China and beyond. Look for products that are grown in the USA in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
What exactly is in this Gummy?
Consider what else is in the blend. Gummies are usually made of a CBD Oil combined with other nutrients, flavor, ingredients or supplements — or not. Make sure your Gummy selection is as healthy and nutritious as possible and organically grown. For example, our CBD Gummies have coconut oil, Vitamins B12, and D3 all integrated into the same delicious chomp. All three of those elements have additional nutritional benefits and make the CBD Gummy experience even better.
What is the Dosage?
CBD Gummies will have all kinds of dosage and recommended serving sizes. Ultimately, it might take you a few tries to determine the correct dose of CBD that you should integrate into your routine. Maybe you’ll take a few gummies every day, or maybe one every few days or before you go to bed. Check the intensity and see how much CBD is in each gummy. In our CBD gummies, there are 10MG of CBD. We generally recommend that people take between one and three gummies per dose, but also, to do what meets their particular and specific needs
A Quick Reminder
As a reminder, we are not medical professionals, and this is not medical advice. We encourage you to use discretion and caution as you integrate any kind of supplement into your life and to consult with your doctor or medical professional before you add anything into your diet. Although CBD oil products have been seen to have a whole host of benefits including pain relief, chronic pain, help with anxiety, and other benefits. You should not use it to replace prescribed medication or to treat a diagnosed medical condition or disorder until you’ve talked with your doctor, who will help you determine if CBD is right for you and your lifestyle.
How are they made?
Consider how the CBD Gummy candy is made — are they infused with CBD? Is the CBD simply sprayed on to a sugary gummy candy? These details might be slightly harder to track down, but they will massively change how effective or intense your CBD intake is.
What else is in them? (Or better yet, what’s not?)
Right along with the last question, look at what else is included (or not!) in the ingredients list of the CBD Gummies for sale. We’ve already talked about other supplements that could be included, but what about allergens or sensitivities? Our CBD Gummy ingredients are yeast free, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, tree nut and peanut-free, egg and milk-free, shellfish-free, fish free… and more. You get it! No matter what your allergy or dietary concern is, we’ve got you covered. Oh wait, you’re vegan? We’ve still got you. Check out our Vegan AF CBD Gummies for a gelatin-free alternative and experience pure CBD.