Are you interested in the realm of CBD? Have you heard of CBD gummies? Do you know how are they made? Well, let’s answer some of those questions for you.
In essence, CBD gummies are regular gummies infused with CBD. Thus, they retain the medicinal properties of the compound.
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about CBD gummies, and most importantly how they come to be. So that you can determine if they are the right kind of product for you.
Whenever you’re ready to take your health to the next level and try out something that has many well-coveted research trials underway, keep reading.
What Are CBD Gummies?
In essence, CBD gummies are edible products infused with concentrated CBD oil. They are not fast-acting, but they have a longer-lasting effect polarity.
CBD gummies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as different flavors. You can get them in a form of Sour Rings, Gummy Bears, Sour Worms, etc.
When you eat a gummy, your body will digest the compound, causing a direct response with your cannabinoid receptors. Thus, activating your endocannabinoid system. This creates a feeling of relaxation and ease, which is often associated with depreciation in anxiety, stress, and depression.
The Difference Between CBD vs THC vs Cannabis vs Hemp
There’s a lot of confusion with what CBD exactly is, with many people thinking that marijuana, cannabis, hemp, THC, and CBD are all the same thing. But they are not, and we need to make that clear.
For the Cannabis plant, there are two categorized types. The first is Cannabis Sativa, and the second is Cannabis Indica. Even though marijuana can be derivative of both, hemp only derives from Cannabis Sativa.
This means that even though marijuana and hemp share a common parent, they are notably different. The most crucial difference being the fact that hemp is practically THC-free, so you don’t get “high”. In fact, due to the Farm Bill, the hemp must have no more than 0.3% THC.
Otherwise, growers can be prosecuted under federal law and experience serious repercussions. In hemp, the main ingredient is CBD, it does not have properties of a psychoactive nature.
CBD has been subject to association with relieving inflammation, pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Although, there is very little research on these qualities, except for epilepsy. In fact, there is a prescription CBD oil that is FDA-approved, and it’s called Epidiolex.
Many other trials are being done that investigate the effects of CBD for schizophrenia, diabetes, anxiety, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and much more.
In addition to the medicinal application of CBD, hemp is a biodegradable product that is used in clothing, paper, building materials, and biofuel.
So How Are CBD Gummies Made?
The creation of CBD gummies begins with the extraction of CBD from the plant. Most of the products are created with CBD isolate, but others are made with full-spectrum oil that contains many other useful compounds.
The only variability between regular gummies and CBD gummies is that CBD is infused with gelatin. This infusion provisions the medicinal properties of the product.
Manufacturers that make CBD gummies use specific equipment to do so, but DIY solutions are also available.
CBD is a naturally-occurring compound in hemp plants, and although some products use CBD from marijuana plants, the majority of brands will use hemp extracts to make them available on the legal market.
To extract cannabidiol from the plant, as well as separate the other plant matter makes use of an intricate extraction process. This can be done with a liquid solvent or food-grade oil, but the most efficient method uses CO2. It’s also the most complicated and expensive process.
CO2 extraction allows for the pressure and temperature to be adjusted appropriately, which helps in isolating specific cannabinoids in the plant. This method is done with a closed-loop extractor, which consists of three chambers.
One for dry ice (pressurized CO2, the other for plant matter, the third holds the separated finished product.
The CO2 is pushed into the chamber that holds the plant matter, in which it takes on a supercritical form, which is essentially a middle ground between gas and liquid. This runs through the plant and extracts the cannabinoids.
Then the supercritical mass is pushed into the third chamber where the CO2 rises, and the oils seep to the bottom of the container. After that’s done, the gummy gelatin infused with the oil and is then shaped throughout processing.
Are CBD Gummies Healthy?
CBD gummy manufacturers claim that it’s effective for pain relief, anxiety, and depression depletion, and sleep improvement. As mentioned earlier, research into CBD oil effectiveness only persists in pure oil, not the gummy form.
Even for pure oil, there is a limited amount of well-conducted trials backing the benefits. Be wary that CBD by itself is quite bitter and many gummies make use of grande amounts of sugar to disguise this bitterness.
If you’re on a diet that avoids sugar or are not sugar-tolerant, you should look for gummies that fit your own needs.
Can You Get High From CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies should not have any psychoactive characteristics. They will not get you high. CBD is a derivative from hemp, which is ‘devoid” of THC. By law, the hemp must have no more than 0.3% of THC.
In fact, this quantity is essential for full-spectrum oils, which are most beneficial to the body. THC when present in CBD oil ensures an “entourage” effect, which widens the benefit profile of the material.
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In any case, it’s always best that you consult with your physician or doctor about your interest in CBD. This will help to prevent counter-indications with a medication you might be taking.
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