Marijuana has been around for long enough for people to realize that THC consumption offers quite a few benefits and has very few risks associated with it. The latest trend everyone’s talking about is THC edibles, with Gummies taking the cake when it comes to sheer convenience and great taste.
They come in all shapes and sizes, and the flavor variety is virtually limitless, but the most important thing is that they can be a very healthy choice. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons THC gummies are so popular and the benefits they bring.
The US has had a troubled relationship with opioids for the past couple of decades, but it’s only in the last few years that people have genuinely begun to make a stand against the issue. Chronic pain can be a symptom of dozens of different health problems and is often the main reason for reduced quality of life.
It may lead to insomnia, agitation, inability to focus, limited mobility, and a fear of engaging in physical activity that may help lessen the pain itself and help reduce a host of other health risks. Opioids that were so readily prescribed in the past tend to make people more docile and can lead to addiction, with all the other issues associated with it.
THC gummies are a quick and easy fix for persistent pain, with none of the severe side effects of more potent drugs. Snacking on a few gummies can help get you off the couch and moving, which is crucial if you want to recover from any kind of physical injury or improve your cardiovascular health.
THC’s main claim to fame in medicine was based on the initial studies done on cancer patients to test anecdotal reports that marijuana helped alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy. THC seemed to help reduce instances of vomiting and nausea after chemotherapy, and it also gave some cancer patients an appetite boost.
That is incredibly important, as rapid weight loss, known as “wasting” and appetite loss, is prevalent among those with cancer and leads to further weakening of the body and additional health problems. Patients who used THC edibles retained a healthier appetite and lost much less lean body weight.
Another common medicinal use for THC gummies and other edibles is to reduce anxiety and stress. However, it’s important to note that higher doses of THC, especially when consumed regularly, can sometimes lead to feelings of slight paranoia and even make people anxious.
It’s best to use lower doses of THC, which will vary from person to person based on their body’s tolerance for the substance if you need a short-term reduction in stress levels and anxiety.
As mentioned above, getting the wrong dose of THC can lead to undesirable effects instead of relaxing you. The great thing about THC gummies is that they are made with different marijuana strains and can contain different amounts of THC, so you can get what you need.
The gummies themselves have a uniform makeup, so you won’t be getting significant variations from one gummy to the next. You can also fine-tune your intake – you may do well with just 2-3 gummies in the afternoon, or you can take one at a time and space them out throughout the day.
As with any edible, it takes time for the effects to kick in, unlike a joint where you get a more immediate high that builds after a few minutes. People usually report a gradual increase in pain-numbing effects and euphoria within 20-40 minutes after consuming gummies and milder sensations than with joints or vapes.
The whole experience lasts for up to seven or eight hours, gradually dissipating, which leaves more room to be productive than with the shorter and much stronger buzz you get when inhaling.
High-quality THC gummy products are made to be shelf-stable and can last for several months on end, and if you keep them refrigerated, they can last quite a while.
With vapes and oils, you have to worry about leaking, and marijuana buds can dry up and lose some of their taste and potency, especially if you don’t keep them in ideal conditions. You can just leave your THC gummies lying around and use them whenever you need to.
We have come a long way from the constant battle to “Legalize It” over the past few decades, and anyone can now enjoy the health benefits of THC. With convenient, high-quality edibles like THC gummies and their dozens of unique flavors, it’s easier than ever to alleviate some of that pent-up stress or chronic aches and pains.