Updated: Jan 22
How about a bit of history before we begin? No, no, no, don’t go away! It’s relevant. We promise. So let’s talk gummies.
The first gummy candy (shaped like bears) was invented in Germany almost 100 years ago. Seventy years later, in the late 1990s, two natural-foods advocates mixed up a batch of gummy vitamins in order to get their kids to take a daily multi.
Now it seems like gummies are everywhere. We’ve got gummy this and gummy that. So it’s really no surprise that sometime in the last five years, some canna-genius was inspired — probably in a haze of joint smoke — to combine CBD and gummy candy into the ultimate medicinal confection: CBD gummies.
At this point, you’re probably asking, “But why do we need another method of consuming cannabis?” Our answer? Because each method offers a number of different benefits.
So why exactly should you take CBD gummies? In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana will show you 18 benefits of this tasty and chewy treat. Some of them might surprise you.
5 Surprising Benefits Of CBD Gummies
CBD (short for cannabidiol) comes in many different forms, including:
Add to that some other novel methods of delivery — like pills, lube, and various kinds of bongs — and you’ve got yourself an infinite variety of fun. But with CBD gummies, now you’ve got infinite+1! That’s even more opportunities to get the medicine you need. Who could argue with that?
Let’s look at the top 10 benefits of taking CBD gummies instead of using oils, creams, and dab rigs.
1) Easy To Take
Do you have trouble swallowing pills? Do you feel like the pills will get caught in your throat? Do you think you’re going to choke? If that’s you to a T, CBD gummies will feel like a gift from the canna-gods.
That’s because CBD gummies are super easy to take. All you have to do is chew and swallow. There’s no long and involved prep work required, no waiting a half-hour before swimming. Just chew and go.
Unless you’re one of those unfortunate individuals who can’t walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. If that’s you to a T, you may want to finish chewing first and then go.
CBD gummies are non-psychotropic. That means they won’t get you high. It doesn’t matter how many you eat, you’ll never get your world to go psychedelic. You have to take THC for that.
In fact, no CBD products will get you high because of the way that the cannabinoid interacts with your brain. So whether you choose CBD gummies, or CBD oil, or CBD cream, you should never feel like you’re falling off the floor. If that happens, there was more in whatever you took than just CBD.
3) More Effective With Less Product
To help explain this benefit, we’re going to reduce two natural processes to their most basic explanations:
Your stomach lets things through
Your lungs keep things out
Both organs are remarkably good at their job. That means that if you choose to get CBD through your lungs (via smoke or vapor), you’ll need to take in a lot to get a little through to your brain.
But if you choose to get CBD through your stomach (pills, CBD gummies, edibles), you won’t need nearly as much to feel the effects.
Basically, you get more medicinal bang for your buck. So instead of smoking 0.7 grams of CBD ganja four times in sixteen hours, you’d only need to pop two CBD gummies during that same time period.
4) Contain Antioxidant Properties
The CBD in CBD gummies is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect both your body and brain by removing harmful molecules called free radicals.
When free radicals build up in your body, they can lead to all kinds of health problems. One particularly egregious problem caused by free radicals are neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s disease.
By destroying the free radicals that cause neurodegenerative disorders, the CBD in CBD gummies works as a sort of shield against debilitating brain disorders.
5) Relieve Pain And Swelling
CBD interacts with the vanilloid receptors in your brain to relieve pain and swelling in other parts of your body.
This is good news for those who suffer from chronic pain and disorders such as fibromyalgia.
Again, you might not feel total relief if you just take a CBD gummy, but the more CBD in your system the better. And that CBD gummy may act like a preventative measure to keep your body running smoothly and you feeling healthy all the time.
you can’t decide whether or not to try CBD gummies, we’ve got one question for you: “What are you waiting for?”
They’re easy to take. They won’t get you high. They won’t irritate your lungs and throat with harsh smoke. They last a hella long time. They’re easy to get ahold of. And they basically have no side effects.
There’s really no earthly reason you could give us to explain why you’re not already taking CBD gummies. So fire up a fat one, smoke it to the roach, and then head out to your local dispensary or favorite internet store to buy a bottle of CBD gummies.
We promise you won’t be disappointed.