CBD Infused Gummies: A Delicious Supplement with Potential Health Benefits
When investigating health and wellness options, it can be difficult to differentiate the facts from the fiction. You may have initially assumed CBD supplementation was simply another fad or unsubstantiated gimmick. Maybe you thought the reported benefits were simply too good to be true. Through your research, you may have been pleasantly surprised to learn that the reported benefits of CBD products are backed by science.
Once you decide to further your investigation by trying a CBD supplement, it is not uncommon to be a bit overwhelmed by your product choices. Yes, you have many options, and you may need more information before making a product selection. While CBD tinctures and capsules are quite popular, CBD Gummies, with their fun fruity shapes, are a clear fan favorite. But you may want to proceed cautiously when making your product selection. CBD gummies are not all the same.
Understanding the Origins of Your CBD Product
CBD gummies are made with the extract of the cannabis plants. You have the option of CBD from two cannabis plant sources, marijuana and hemp. The CBD extracted from marijuana has high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), responsible for the psychoactive properties of marijuana, the high. The CBD extracted from hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, 0.3 percent, not anywhere near enough to cause intoxication, even when consumed in high quantities.
You need to know that CBD is not a medication; it is not a treatment or cure for any health condition. CBD is a dietary supplement with a multitude of potential health benefits, without the long list of side effects carried by so many over-the-counter and prescription medications. The reason CBD is so potentially beneficial for your health and well being is due to its ability to interact with your endocannabinoid system.
The Impact of Your Endocannabinoid System on Your Health and Well-Being
Your body relies on a system of receptors and neurotransmitters that allow your body and your brain to stay in continuous, harmonious communication. When this system, the endocannabinoid system is compromised, the communication system cannot function optimally.
Your endocannabinoid system regulates nearly every significant function in your body, impacting the way you think, the way you function, and the way you feel. Some of the vital functions of your endocannabinoid system include the regulation of:
- Thought processes and moods
- Emotions and emotional responses
- Memory and learning
- Immune system function
- Circulatory function
- Digestive processes
- Muscle movement
- Thermoregulation and metabolism
- Pain Perception
- Sleep cycle regulation
Your Endocannabinoid Messengers
Now that you know the fundamental purpose of your endocannabinoid system, you may be intrigued by the way it functions. The messengers of the endocannabinoid system are called cannabinoids. Your body responds to two types of cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are the cannabinoids produced in your body. (anandamide and 2-AG), The second type of cannabinoids is called exogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous cannabinoids are abundant in cannabis.
Endocannabinoids and exogenous cannabinoids are the messengers of your endocannabinoid system. While your endocannabinoids are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes, the exogenous cannabinoids in CBD have a stronger, longer lasting effect on your body.
Your Endocannabinoid Receptors
The study of your endocannabinoid system is relatively new. Your CB1 receptors were discovered in 1990, CB2 receptors a short time later. Your endocannabinoid messengers trigger the receptors located throughout your body and your brain to facilitate the necessary responses. You have two endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.
- CB1 receptors are located throughout your brain, central nervous system, glands, gonads, and connective tissues.
- CB2 receptors are most concentrated throughout your immune system and organs related to immune system function, such as the tissues of your tonsils, spleen and thymus gland. CB2 receptors are also highly concentrated throughout your gastrointestinal system, modulating intestinal inflammation.
The Significance of Endocannabinoid System Balance
As your endocannabinoid receptors are engaged by messengers, multiple signal pathways are activated. Ideally, your body would produce all the endocannabinoids needed to keep the communication system operating smoothly, to keep all of your biological processes in balance. Unfortunately, that is not what typically happens. When your body is under stress or the effects of illness or an injury, your body may not be generating enough messengers. Communications break down, and your body fights for homeostasis, the balance necessary to maintain survival.
The Simple Joys of CBD Gummies
CBD gummies are a fun and flavorful option for endocannabinoid supplementation, and among the most popular of the CBD edibles. CBD gummies are a tasty and convenient way to enjoy all of the potential health and wellness benefits of hemp oil. Some people say CBD gummies are popular because adults like the idea of eating a piece of candy that provides potential health benefits. Others say gummies simply bring out the kid in us. The popularity of CBD gummies could also be because:
- Gummies are Convenient – no measuring required, the work is done for you
- Gummies are Portable – no worry about messy spills, drips, or a broken bottle while traveling
- Gummies are Discreet – no curious onlookers watching you measure a dose or asking questions
- Gummies are Delicious – ideal for those who do not care for the flavor of CBD tinctures
- Gummies are Fun – CBD in candy form means supplements are easy to remember to take
CBD Gummies are Not All the Same
It’s important to let you know that CBD gummies are not all created equal. Unfortunately, there are too many unethical people willing to take advantage of those still learning about CBD products. Many are charging high prices for gummies that contain very little CBD. If you purchase very low milligram (5-10 mg) CBD gummies, you may need to eat several at a time to achieve your desired results. This makes a low mg gummy quite costly for daily use. You will want to consider how many milligrams of CBD you are getting for the price you pay.
The CBD gummies offered by CBDistillery contain 30 mg of non-GMO certified CBD. All of our CBD extracts are batch tested and verified by a third party for quality, purity and CBD potency. Not all CBD manufacturers take these steps to verify the quality or potency of their products. You will find the batch testing verification within the photographs section of each of our products.
Visit CBDistillery for quality CBD products, including vegan-friendly CBD gummies. Our CBD assortment is sourced from organic, non-GMO, nonpsychoactive hemp. We invite you to download The Ultimate CBD User Guide to learn more about your endocannabinoid system and the potential health benefits of CBD supplements. You may also enjoy browsing our selection of CBD tinctures, vape products, capsules, topicals, and CBD pet products.