“CBD is no stranger when talked about for its medicinal benefits, but sometimes oils, topicals, flower or even vaping, just feel like too much to deal with if you’re in a pinch. A lot of people prefer edibles over other forms of CBD products because they are fast-acting and discrete.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Studies indicate that the absorption strength is higher when CBD Oil is taken under the tongue or inhaled. When taking CBD edibles, you may need to increase your dose.”
— The CBDSisters
When you ingest CBD oil, it is absorbed through the digestive system and is metabolized by the liver, eventually sending its active compounds to your bloodstream. This form of administration is exactly how vitamins and other daily supplements are most typically taken.
Common ingestible CBD oil products include edibles, capsules, and beverages. Capsules can be easily swished down with a mouthful of water and are among one of the easiest ways to take CBD. CBD oil can be infused into a wide variety of edibles and beverages, including coffee.
Ingestion, while considered by most to be the easiest administration method, isn’t necessarily the most efficient for absorbing high levels of CBD unless you are consuming CBD with fatty acids that can help bypass the metabolism to increase how much CBD is absorbed through ingestion. Which is why RESTART CBD is mixed with organic MCT oil, a rich source of beneficial fatty acids.
Though edibles can take longer to take effect (between 30 min and 2 hrs) CBD is released slowly over long periods of time as food is digested, so it lasts longer than. inhalation.
Since no smoking is involved, your lungs are not effected!
Edibles take on the positive properties of the foods they are paired with, whether it’s the calming effect of chammomile in tea or the antioxident benefits of chocolate — there are countless opportunities for extra benefits.
No one will be able to tell the difference between your edibles and normal snacks from an outside perspective when you need a pick-me-up in public.
Unlike smoking or vaping, with pre-packaged edibles you can easily figure our how much you are ingesting at a time.
From INTRINSIC HEMP:
“Edibles are exactly what you think they are—ingestible forms of cannabis that doesn’t require the use of fire to become activated. This is why so many THC and CBD users prefer edibles to smoke, vaping, or dabbing; there is no smoke permeating the lungs or throat.
Cannabis edibles come in three basic types: CBD edibles which are CBD dominant (contains little to no THC), balanced THC/CBD edibles (containing equal amounts of THC & CBD), and THC edibles which are THC dominant (contains little to no CBD) that produces a strong mental high.
Since balanced edibles also contain THC, consumers are subjected to experiencing the “mental” or psychedelic high weed is so well known for. Alternatively, CBD dominant edibles will not induce any feelings or sensations of intoxication.”
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU.
There are quite a few CBD products on the market today, including CBD water. So I will get right to the point.
Many are made with reverse osmosis water. Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems excel at removing water impurities. Sounds good, right?
But did you know that reverse osmosis also removes beneficial minerals. In fact, the reverse osmosis process removes 92-99% of beneficial calcium and magnesium.
Hundreds of scientific studies concerning demineralized or reverse osmosis water have been analyzed by the World Health Organization. They released a report stating that such water “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.”
As consumers we are so concerned with removing as many things as possible from our water that we assume ‘no toxins equals better health.’
But does it actually improve your health? There is more to healthful water than a lack of toxins.
What is alarming is that consuming reverse osmosis water for even just a few months can create serious side effects. Only a few months exposure may be sufficient ‘consumption time effects’ from water that is low in magnesium and/or calcium.
From 2000-2002 the Czech and Slovak populations began using reverse osmosis-based systems for final treatment of drinking water at their home taps. Research showed that within several weeks or months various health complaints suggestive of acute magnesium (and possibly calcium) deficiency were reported. Among these complaints were tiredness, cardiovascular disorders, muscle cramps or weakness. Serious side effects within just several weeks or months.
It gets even worse. Because reverse osmosis water doesn’t have enough minerals, when it’s consumed, it leaches minerals from the body. This means that the minerals being consumed in vitamins and food and are being urinated away which can cause serious negative side effects and big health problems.
In a scientific study performed to see if minerals consumed in food can make up for the lack of minerals in reverse osmosis water, scientists concluded that “reduced mineral intake from water was not compensated by their diets…low-mineral water was responsible for an increased elimination of minerals from the body.”
“It has been adequately demonstrated that consuming water of low mineral content has a negative effect on homeostasis mechanisms, compromising the mineral and water metabolism in the body.”
Consumption of reverse osmosis water “leads to the dilution of the electrolytes dissolved in the body water. Inadequate body water redistribution between compartments may compromise the function of vital organs.
Side effects at the very beginning of this condition can include:
Nobody wants to trade one set of health risks for another set. Consumers filter their water to improve their health, not set it back. Fortunately, reverse osmosis isn’t the only technology that can remove a broad range of contaminants. Look for water systems designed specifically to improve health. And make sure your bottled water preserves the beneficial minerals.
Edibles are typically available in 10 – 25 mg. servings so it’s easy to determine how much CBD you’re getting in any one dose.
If you’re 150 pounds and under we recommend beginning with 10 mg., see how you feel after 90 minutes and then take another 10 mg. if you haven’t achieved the relief or state of mind you’re looking for. If you weigh more check the chart below.
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.
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.
We cannot make any claims except to say that in all drug tests, CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests. There does, however, remain the rare instance that the trace amounts of THC in hemp may be detected. All of our CBD hemp flowers comply with all applicable regulations regarding minimal (less than 0.3%) THC content as required by law.
So can you fail a drug test? This question has two parts.
The answer to the first question requires you to know how the test is being conducted and to what degree it’s accurate. Since CBD hemp flower is certified as industrial hemp, there can be as much as 0.3% THC in the product. Very few testing facilities are sensitive enough to detect this level but some most definitely are. If your employer will fail you for 0.3% THC or less, then we would not suggest using this product.
Research has found that THC can be detectable in your system for up to 30 days, but it’s usually only present in heavy cannabis users after the first week. It’s also important to know where you are getting your CBD flower from and if they have 3rd party lab tests that indicate the THC levels. Some CBD products might contain more than the 0.3% THC legally allowed. If you are concerned about THC levels, it is our opinion that it is not worth risking failing a drug test by using CBD products that contain THC.
There are two main ways to consume CBD flower and an additional third that is less popular.
1. Smoke CBD Flower. If you were ever a marijuana smoker or still are, then you know what to do. Simply grind it up, roll yourself a nice CBD joint, and light up. This is what most users are doing because it doesn’t take much in terms of equipment or cost. We love CBD prerolled joints. I recommend buying one of these next time you order RESTART CBD.
NOTE: Roughly 40% of CBD users are also THC users. The comfort of grinding up a CBD and THC flower together makes the consumption process easier.
2. Vape CBD Flower. Herb vaporizers are another way of getting your CBD dose with flower. Vaping is safer than smoking if you’re worried about lung health, and it’s potentially more cost-effective.
When smoking, you always lose some CBD, that burns away at the end of your joint. This isn’t so with vaping, as devices just heat the flower. Cooking the bud is enough to activate the cannabinoids and transfer them to vapor form, but you’ll never lose out on any cannabinoids.
Another advantage of vaping your CBD buds is that you aren’t burning anything and putting it into your lungs. There’s always some level of downside to that, however small compared to tobacco. With vaping, you can take bigger draws and stronger hits, which gives you more chance to become immersed in a strain’s terpenes and flavonoids. You may also get some added sublingual effects when the vapor is in your mouth.
Vaping CBD flower generally feels smoother and is very effective. The only thing is, you’ll need a vaporizer that will heat up your flower but not burn them. While this is an initial investment, people find it is very worthwhile. Note: This is NOT the same as vaping with CBD vape pens, which uses a concentrated form of CBD. You’ll need different equipment and ingredients to create vapor from CBD oil or CBD vape juice.
3. Eat or drink it. You can actually digest CBD flowers directly. Not everyone will like how it tastes, and it’ll take longer to hit you, but it definitely works. You can also consume CBD flower as a tea, decarb it to cook with or make CBD butter from the flower buds.
4. CBD Hemp flower is perfect for making your own edibles, topicals and oils. You’ll need to decarboxylate the flower by heating it in the oven, before infusing into an oil or baking with it. To get more from your CBD-rich hemp flower, we suggest using coconut oil, as it’s rich in MCTs. These compounds increase CBD’s bioavailability, making for a more potent extract.
CBD gum offers an extremely effective way to receive the fast pain relieving benefits of CBD. It provides a superior delivery method compared to other oral CBD dosage forms, including pills, capsules, beverages, and gummies.
As you chew, the CBD is released from the gum quickly and is absorbed by your oral mucosa, not your digestive system. Bypassing your digestive tract allows the CBD to maintain its inherent bioavailability, and it also means that the CBD gets absorbed by your body five times faster than other forms of oral ingestion.
CBD gum offers a safe, unique, and effective alternative to other CBD dosage forms.
We suggest chewing one piece a day for help in relieving discomfort from life’s general aches and pains from the normal aging process resulting from inflammation.
Studies have shown that CBD consumed in beverages, capsules, gummies or edibles delivers less than 10% of the CBD shown on the label. With CBD gum, you get relief for your aches and pains in rapid time, and at a dose that is strong enough to make a real difference.