What You Need to Know About CBD Gum
A guide to everything you need to know about CBD gum
There is not a great deal of information on CBD gum out there, although the product itself is quickly rising in popularity. We understand that before you try out a new thing, especially a supplement, you want to know everything you can about it first, so here’s a collation of what you need to know about CBD gum.
What is CBD gum made from?
As you may have guessed, the main component of CBD gum is CBD, which is an acronym for cannabidiol. It comes from the same cannabis plant as THC (the substance that makes you feel ‘high’) but does not contain the same mind-altering qualities.
Research has been carried out on this claim, with even the World Health Organization (WHO) suggesting that CBD does not show any effects that could lead to dependence or abuse. This means it is a great way to enjoy the benefits that CBD promises in a safe and legal manner.
To make the chewing gum, the CBD combined with a gumming agent and, sometimes, some flavourings to make it taste delicious.
How does CBD gum work?
As you chew CBD gum, liquid cannabinoid is released and absorbed by the buccal mucosa (inside of your cheeks and lips) and sublingual (glands under your tongue) membranes. From here, it is transported to your bloodstream where it will go all around your body.
As well as this, as you swallow your saliva you also swallow small particles of the gum and more of the cannabinoid. After this passes through your digestive system and liver, it also gets taken to your bloodstream.
When the cannabinoid has made its way around your body, it affects some receptors in your brain and starts to deliver some benefits.
What does CBD gum do?
King’s College London carried out an independent study that resulted in them coming to the conclusion that CBD could work towards decreasing the amount of antipsychotic effects in your brain. This means that it is advantageous to people who are suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety or PTSD.
Not only this, but some users of CBD have reported benefits such as:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces inflammation
- Relieving joint pain
- Encouraging better sleep
Specific effects can vary from person-to-person and other variables like dosage or timings of the CBD intake. The best way to find out how CBD gum can help you is to try it out for yourself. Start low and slow, only increasing your intake when you feel comfortable and doing so in a sensible manner.
How is it different to CBD capsules?
CBD capsules have long been the popular choice for CBD intake, but are they really the best? The method of taking CBD while it is encased in a shell may be inhibiting the benefits.
Unlike CBD gum, CBD capsules have to pass through your digestive system before any effects are felt. By passing through the liver, the bioavailability of CBD is lessened in the capsules and may result in only 20% being transported throughout your body.