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When CBD first entered the marketplace the products were limited and consumers lacked knowledge so they were skeptical. The years have passed by and the CBD market has exponentially expanded with innovative products being created to cater to all walks of life. Additionally, more information and knowledge is being discovered for the public to digest. CBD is already loaded with so many benefits, but CBD companies have taken things a step further in building on the convenience factor of their products. Innovative hemp products like CBD gummies are now being combined with essential vitamins and nutrients merging CBD and health in intriguing ways. According to a new report by Grand View Research, “The global CBD gummy market size is expected to reach USD 6.94 billion by 2025, exhibiting a 31.9% CAGR over the forecast period”.
Perhaps the reason for such growth in this market is that people love the convenience, taste, and benefits that can be hard-pressed into candy-like form.
What To Expect When You Take A CBD Gummy
If you are accustomed to taking CBD sublingually, you need to be aware of the fact that the CBD will take longer to take effect and may feel lighter. If you are new to CBD, gummies are a great option because the doses are low.
How To Find The “Right” CBD Gummy
It may seem to be a daunting task to shuffle through hundreds of CBD companies to check out different options, but there are a few things to keep in mind while trying to find the one best suited for your personal needs.
You should start by figuring out what dosage you are looking for. The common mg per CBD gummy is 10 mg, but some companies have 5 mg. This is nice because you can dial back the effects if you need it to be lighter for work or school situations, or even double up if you’re having “one of those days”.
You should figure out if you want a gummy that is strictly CBD, or if you would like the one that is geared towards nutrition. There are options that have included vitamins such as essential B vitamins, nutrients such as turmeric and spirulina and apple cider vinegar, and even ginger. I’m sure there are more options, but these are some of the options I’ve seen. There are also multivitamin gummies with CBD!
Another aspect to consider is if you want to feel the intoxicating effects of THC. If you don’t, you should opt for a hemp-based gummy as they contain less than 0.3% THC, and if you don’t want any chance of it showing up on a drug test (even as a false positive) make sure to purchase a broad spectrum gummy.
I would also like to point out that all CBD companies are not created “equally”. This means that some companies are out to make a quick buck using the lowest quality ingredients and using fillers that are artificial and toxic. Make sure to align yourself with a company that offers batch level 3rd party testing on their products. When you read this certificate of analysis you are able to see exactly what went into your product. You can also google some of the ingredients you don’t know so you do your own research and become a mini CBD expert in the process. Top-notch CBD companies will offer full transparency because they are proud of what they put into their products!
Do They Actually Work?
CBD gummies contain CBD oil (cannabinoids) and have been noted to relieve issues such as insomnia, stress, anxiety, pms symptoms, menopause symptoms, adhd, alzheimer’s, and much more. The reason CBD is so effective is because the cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system and have positive effects on the central nervous system. The endocannabinoid receptors are located in the brain, and in fact, receptors are said to be located in all parts of the body. It seems almost impossible that CBD wouldn’t be able to work, from a “scientific” standpoint. Some people have even argued that you might feel a placebo effect, but of course, that’s up for a heavy debate.
The CBD market is rapidly expanding and the products are becoming more innovative to keep up with the demand. People are utilizing gummies in all aspects of their lives from women’s health, pain management, health, and fitness, as well as using it to manage certain illnesses that cause seizures or neurological issues. The beauty of CBD is that it’s so versatile and can fit into all walks of life. Whatever the reason you might feel the need to incorporate CBD into your daily routine, it will not disappoint, you just have to find the right product for yourself!