CBD Oil is an extract taken from the hemp plant, which is more commonly known for its other component, the psychoactive component found in marijuana. Taking CBD gummies is a popular way of consuming CBD oil.
The hemp plant has many naturally occurring compounds, some of which are psychoactive while some are not. The two most popular compounds are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), where the former is the psychoactive compound, and the latter is not. This means that THC intoxicates consumers or gets them “high,” whereas CBD consumption does not do so.
Consuming CBD has proven to provide users with a surprisingly wide range of health benefits such as anxiety and depression. The FDA does not presently regulate the use of CBD. However, it is the main ingredient in the first and only FDA-approved prescription medicine, Epidiolex, a pill meant to treat epileptic seizures associated with a few specific medical conditions.
The potential health benefits of CBD span a wide spectrum. As a result, a wide variety of products are available in the market to help facilitate access to CBD oil. One of the most popular ways to consume CBD oil is to take it through edibles such as cakes, cookies, lozenges, or taking specially-made CBD gummies.
Consuming edibles, however, puts the CBD oil through the digestive tract, which breaks down a large part of what you consume. In effect, only about 20-30% of the CBD oil that is consumed reaches your bloodstream. It takes about two hours for edible CBD to take effect because it needs to pass through the digestive system to reach your bloodstream.
Despite this method’s lower efficacy though, it remains one of the most convenient ways to administer a regular dose of CBD oil. CBD gummies allow you to carry your supply discreetly wherever you go. Moreover, it is a rather fun way to take your medication.
As with all CBD products, it is highly recommended that you speak to your doctor before taking CBD oil in any form whatsoever. This is because the dosage of CBD needs to be monitored and taken in moderation for it to fulfill the purpose for which you take it. Once you discuss it with your medical practitioner, you will be better positioned to determine the right method and dosage as per your needs.
You may already know that CBD can be taken in many ways, and edibles such as CBD gummies are just one of many options. If you choose to take your doses orally, your doses’ frequency will need to be moderated based on how much reaches your bloodstream and how long it takes to do so.
To maintain a certain CBD level in your blood, you will need to take your doses at specific intervals. If you do not enjoy the taste of hemp in your mouth, taking CBD gummies is a perfect alternative for getting what you need without any undue discomfort.
Unlike inhalation via e-cigarettes or vaping devices, consuming CBD oil orally is a much safer way to administer.
If you have any questions related to CBD oil and its dosage, do not hesitate to consult a licensed CBD practitioner.
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