One of the most convenient ways to take CBD is through CBD gummies. They are easy to dose and carry, and tasty too. The process of making CBD gummies is similar to any other gummy treat you you can imagine. They look like other sweeties, have fun shapes and colours. This makes them popular among people who want to try CBD products for the first time.
Anyway, people have some questions about CBD gummies. Here are the most frequently asked questions. Hope, you will find here all the information you need to know about CBD gummies.
How do gummies work?
CBD gummies are a type of edibles, and they are designed to be ingested. They work by delivering CBD in the bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract.
Once you swallow a gummy and it is digested, and starts taking effect. Usually, it takes from one to two hours depending on your digestive system, metabolism and previous meal1.
After absorption, CBD is delivered to receptors throughout your body.
Are CBD gummies legal in the UK?
Generally, CBD gummies are legal. But the CBD industry in the UK is not regulated. It means that manufacturers can sell low-quality products and violate some requirements on gummies content.
In Britain, cannabis is a controlled substance due to THC content because this compound can make a person high. CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive. As a result, the legal status of the product depends on THC content.
If CBD gummies contain less than 0.2% THC, they are legal in the UK2.
If you have any doubts, feel free to check out the legal status of the product you are buying.
Are there any health benefits of CBD gummies?
Manufacturers claim CBD is effective at relieving anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, and sleep problems management. A CBD-based drug (Epidolex) has been approved to treat epilepsy3.
However, research concerning the effectiveness of CBD oil only tested pure CBD oil, not gummies. Even for pure CBD oil, some trials were only animal-based.
There is no scientific evidence that gummies work, although some people report they experience a number of benefits. Many researchers consider that CBD gummies have a strong placebo effect and make users feel better even when the product, in fact, contains very little amount of CBD or nothing4.
Where can I get CBG gummies in the UK?
Currently, there are more and more places where you can get CBD products. You can buy CBD gummies online, and choose from some reputable brands. Also, CBD gummies are available for purchase in the street stores. You can purchase the products you want directly there.
Can I make CBD gummies myself?
You can make your own CBD gummies at home using regular CBD oil. You will need gelatin, juice, honey, CBD oil and gummy moulds.
Pour the juice into a saucepan and simmer it lightly. Whisk in the gelatin and honey, stir until all ingredients are mixed well. Take the pan off the heat, add CBD oil, then blend well. Pour the mixture in the moulds and place them in the freezer. Wait for at least 30 minutes for gummies to set. Store them in the fridge. When necessary, just come to the fridge and enjoy.
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- What are the rules about cannabis oil in the UK? – BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44534861. Accessed February 16, 2020.
- Perucca E. Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Hard Evidence at Last? J Epilepsy Res. 2017;7(2):61-76. doi:10.14581/jer.17012
- Friedman RA. Opinion | Is CBD Helpful, or Just Hype? The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion/cbd-cannabis-health-anxiety.html. Published December 26, 2018. Accessed February 16, 2020.