If you have not heard of CBD at this point, you have probably not been paying much attention. Hailed as a miracle health-boosting substance with the potential to help with a wide range of physical and mental ailments. The cannabinoid has hit the health and supplement markets around the world in a big way in the last few years. Being legal in Canada since 2018, CBD has become as common as most other medications in the medicine cabinets of Canadians.
In the United States, this boom has led industry experts to predict that the CBD market cap could reach an incredible $20 billion by 2025 from a point where it was worth nothing just 10 years ago.
Today, it is not unusual to find CBD oils, creams, and other products on the shelves of your local pharmacy, health store or supermarket. In this article, we are going to look at what are fast becoming some of the most popular CBD products among people who take CBD for all kinds of reasons: CBD gummies. But first of all, let us take a quick look at what CBD is and the health benefits it can bring.
Commonly known as CBD, cannabidiol is one of the 113 different cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. You may not have heard of cannabinoids before, but you may well have heard of THC. THC is the name given to tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid that is famous for producing the ‘high’ sensation that is experienced by a recreational cannabis user.
Although CBD is similar in chemical composition to THC in many ways, it will not get you high. However, this is far from the end of the story. In place of the psychoactive effects of THC, a growing body of medical research is pointing toward CBD’s many possible therapeutic applications.
The secret CBD’s health benefits lie in the way that it interacts with the receptors in a cell-signaling system in the body known as the ‘endocannabinoid system’. Discovered in the early 1990s by scientists investigating the effects of cannabis on the body, the endocannabinoid system is now understood to play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance in the body. It does this by regulating many of the fundamental bodily functions that keep our bodies in good working order.
CBD is known to stimulate and strengthen the endocannabinoid system, helping it to maintain a balance in bodily functions like pain, inflammation, anxiety, mood, appetite, and sleep, among a whole host of others.
When CBD broke out into consumer markets, it was mainly available in oil form. Today, however, CBD gummies are often the preferred way to take CBD for many people in Canada and worldwide for a range of valid reasons:
The earthy and sometimes bitter taste of CBD oil can be a big turnoff for some people. Herein lies the big advantage to CBD gummies.
A quick perusal of the stocks of your favorite online dispensary in Canada or CBD specialists will turn up a massive variety of different CBD-infused gummies. From worms to pair drops to gummy bears, there is now a seemingly endless range of great-tasting options that will satisfy any person with an insatiable sweet tooth.
Since pure CBD is both tasteless and odorless, you will not be able to tell the difference between CBD gummies and your favorite regular gummy candies.
When taking CBD oil or isolate, it can be quite easy to misjudge the dose. A little slip of the hand is all it takes!
With CBD gummies, however, administering the right dose is never a problem. Gummies are sold in different strengths which are measured to the milligram of CBD that each candy contains. This makes it much easier to work out how much you are taking and how much you need.
Carrying around a bottle of CBD with you wherever you go ready to use whenever you need it can be pretty cumbersome. Just because you can in Canada, doesn’t mean you want to. Doing so will also leave you liable to break the bottle and spill its contents, which, given the high price of CBD oil, can be very costly.
The great thing about CBD gummies is that they are incredibly convenient if you like to take your CBD out and about with you. A packet of gummies will fit nicely in your bag, and you can pop one in your mouth whenever you feel a bout of anxiety or pain coming on.
Despite its legal status, many Canadians and people of other nationalities are not too familiar with CBD still. As a result, you may find that you attract some rather strange glances if you take out your bottle of oil and start dropping it onto your tongue in a restaurant or on public transport.
Gummies offer the perfect solution for people who feel self-conscious about taking CBD oil in a public place. They are the most discrete form of taking CBD. You can keep a packet on the desk at work or munch on one when you are out shopping and nobody will be any the wiser.
CBD gummies offer some distinct advantages over other types of CBD. They are convenient, discreet, have precise doses and taste great. Why not check out a reputable CBD dispensary today to have a look at the range of gummies that they stock?