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What are CBD Gummies?

One thing that a lot of people seem to get confused about is the difference between CBD gummies and CBD edibles. CBD gummies ARE edibles!  They are enjoyed all over the world in different shapes, flavors and sizes.

Basically, any kind of cannabis or CBD-infused product that you “eat,” would of course be classified as an “edible.” However, CBD oils are not classified as edibles because even though they are administered orally (by placing drops under the tongue and then swallowing), you are not technically “eating” it.

A lot of people prefer edibles over oils (or other forms of CBD products like salves, capsules, ointments, etc) for a couple of different reasons.

Similar to CBD oils, CBD gummies are edibles that are packed with CBD. The best ones for you will be 100% natural with no artificial flavors or colorings.  And you can get them with and without THC.

Unlike pure CBD from marijuana (which also contains high amounts of THC), CBD gummies are made from hemp oil. So they are completely non-psychoactive.  Full spectrum CBD gummies should contain <0.3% THC. They will also contain other important cannabis compounds such as CBD, CBN, CBG, terpenes plus selected vitamins like D3, B12 and Vitamin D.  CBD Isolate gummies will not contact any THC and the best ones use 99%+ Pure CBD.

It’s important to understand that extracting CBD from hemp is not exactly the same thing as extracting CBD from Cannabis (marijuana). Since hemp is legal, it naturally contains fewer cannabinoids (most notably THC) than regular cannabis does.

Manufacturers must process massive amounts of it at a time just in order to get sufficient amounts of CBD in the hemp oil extract. It can be a potentially risky process if it’s not done right.

Some manufacturers, for example, pump harsh solvents like hexane and butane through massive volumes of raw hemp in order to extract the plant’s active compounds. While effective, this can lead to dangerous chemical residues being left over in the final product

This is why it’s so important when choosing the best CBD gummies, to only buy from quality, reputable companies with transparent and proven extraction methods.

We do not recommend products that use CBD that’s been extracted with this method.

We do recommend CO2 Extraction. CO2 extraction is a relatively complex (and VERY expensive) technique, but there are a few companies in the cannabis industry that have managed to master the process, compressing as much CBD as possible from the raw hemp flowers into a therapeutic, safe and very potent product.

What conditions can CBD gummies help with?

It’s important to understand that CBD Gummies are not miracle pills. So be realistic in your expectations!

Generally speaking, CBD edibles (and especially CBD gummies) are aimed at helping various conditions.  The major reasons for consuming non-psychoactive edibles is because the CBD levels within the gummies help to cope.

And of course, CBD is now believed to even influence pain pathways and help the body deal with discomfort by affecting the bodies natural endocannabinoid system. In fact, several studies have found that CBD shows promise as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.

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