CBD gummies are a delicious and convenient way to dose CBD. They come in various shapes, flavours, and sizes, so there’s something for everyone!
However, one of the most common questions we get is, “How do I dose CBD gummies?” In this article, we’ll cover how to dose CBD gummies, as well as what they are, the upsides of using them over CBD oils, and why you might want to give them a shot!
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. It’s a non-psychoactive compound which means that it won’t get you high, but it may provide therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and anti-anxiety effects.
CBD may also help treat various chronic conditions; mood disorders, insomnia, depression, inflammatory diseases like arthritis and much more!
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are chewable, fruit-flavoured candies that are infused with CBD. They’re made using a similar process to how regular gummy bears are created, except CBD hemp extract is added in the mix.
CBD gummies come in all shapes, sizes and delicious flavours, making them perfect for the whole family!
You can use CBD gummies anytime: before bed, at work or even when you need an uplifting boost during the day!
What concentrations do CBD gummies come in?
CBD gummies come in many different concentrations, from 5mg of CBD per gummy to 50mg and up!
The gummies we have here at Mellow are extra strength, 50mg CBD gummies; these are perfect to use as is or can be cut up into multiple smaller doses if preferred.
How to dose CBD gummies
CBD gummies come in many different concentrations, and the best dose for you really depends on your needs, your metabolism, your body weight, and your health concerns.
As of right now, there is no standard dosage guide for CBD gummies or other CBD products in Canada. However, the general suggestion is that beginners start with a low dose, 5-10mg twice a day, and gradually increase it over time.
However, if someone has more significant health problems, it may be necessary to go with a higher dose to relieve symptoms.
It’s all about finding your sweet spot with CBD – unfortunately, it may take a little bit of playing around with different doses to achieve this.
How many CBD gummies can I take at one time?
Depending on the concentration of CBD in the gummies, you may be able to take more than one.
You can find some with as much as 50mg of CBD per serving in Canada (like the gummies on site here) – so for these, we recommend that they only be consumed once or twice a day. For CBD gummies with a lower concentration in them, 5-10mg, you can eat more than 1 of these at a time.
It’s going to come down to what you feel comfortable with, and how the gummies affect you personally.
Can you take too many CBD gummies?
Taking too many CBD gummies in one sitting won’t necessarily harm you, but it can cause side effects. For example, it may cause headaches or nausea, or make you a bit more tired than usual.
It’s always a good idea that you stick to the dosage on the label, and don’t take more than what is recommended.
If you take too many at once, it may also make your stomach feel upset, so be sure to dose carefully and lower your dose if you’re experiencing negative side effects.
The best advice is to start with just one gummy per day until you know how they will affect you before taking another.
In the case of the stronger gummies (30-50mg), you may want to cut them in half if you find you don’t need that much at one time.
Do CBD gummies work better than CBD oil?
Well, that depends on how well your body absorbs the CBD product you’re taking; we call this bioavailability.
Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a dose that reaches your bloodstream and can be used by your body.
If the bioavailability for an individual type or formulation is low (like with CBD gummies), then less of what you take will be available to be used. This means it may take more doses to get enough into your system.
In contrast, if bioavailability rates are high (like they are with most CBD oils), your body will absorb and use more of the product.
While the bioavailability of CBD oils may be higher than CBD gummies, many people much prefer the taste and convenience of the gummies.
Benefits of CBD gummies
There are plenty of reasons why one might want to use CBD gummies over another type of CBD. Here are some of the main benefits of using CBD gummies.
CBD gummies are convenient
CBD gummies are very convenient to use. They’re easy to dose, and they come in various flavours that are appealing for adults and children alike.
There is also no fussing around with oils and dropper bottles and trying to estimate how much CBD oil you need to take. Because CBD gummies come with a set concentration of CBD in them, dosing is a breeze!
This makes them perfect as an on-the-go supplement that you can take at any point in the day.
CBD gummies are tasty
Let’s face it. Most CBD oils don’t necessarily taste very good. CBD gummies are the perfect solution to this and come in various great flavours that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
The many flavours are much more palatable and enjoyable to take than CBD oil, meaning that you’ll be likely to stick with your CBD supplement for longer periods of time!
Because CBD gummies look just like any other gummy candy, there’s no need to worry about being judged. It’s unlikely that anyone will know you’re taking CBD, and if they do, it’ll be the most natural thing in the world.
This makes them perfect for those interested in CBD but who want to keep their supplementation a secret!
Potential benefits of taking CBD regularly
Numerous studies have been done on CBD in the past few decades, and the science behind this cannabinoid is continuing to grow.
Many people take CBD for various reasons, but the most common are chronic pain relief, arthritis, anxiety and mood disorders, epilepsy, and much more.
Taking CBD regularly helps to boost the body’s own endocannabinoids in your Endocannabinoid System and keeps everything in balance.
It’s an easy and effective way to provide your body with a natural substance beneficial for promoting healing and functioning optimally.
Other ways to take CBD
If you’ve tried CBD gummies and want to explore other methods of taking CBD, don’t worry – there are lots of options!
CBD Oils or Tinctures
By far, the most popular way to take CBD is in the form of a CBD oil or tincture. These CBD products are used sublingually, under the tongue – this allows the CBD to enter your bloodstream through your sublingual glands and bypass the digestive system.
CBD capsules are taken orally, meaning they go through the digestive system before entering your bloodstream! It usually takes 45 minutes for this process to take place.
Vaping CBD is an option, although it is a bit controversial. The reason for this is because not enough research has been done on the long-term effects of vaping.
If you do decide to vape CBD, make sure you’re buying from a reputable source that lab tests their products.
CBD topicals are applied externally on the skin. They have many potential benefits for treating common ailments like pain, soreness, inflammation, arthritis…just about anything related to muscle aches or joint pain.
Some people even use these topicals as part of their regular beauty regimen, too!
Final thoughts on how to dose CBD gummies
CBD gummies are a tasty, discreet and convenient way to get your daily dose of cannabidiol. But how much do you need? The answer is different for everyone!
Start by taking it slow with low doses until you find what works best for your body. You can always take more if the effect isn’t strong enough.
If you’re ready to give gummies a shot, check out the CBD gummies that just hit the shop here at Mellow.
With 3 delicious flavours to choose from, including Blue Raspberry, Orange Soda, and Peach, you’re sure to love them!