What Are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are consumable candies with cannabidiol oil as a major component. They are made into several different forms, tastes, colors, and concentrations. Gummies provide subtle and relaxed means to consume CBD.
Besides, the various strenuous operations run by producers show that gummies have gained extensive acceptance amongst both consumers and nonusers.
However, a large number of CBD products do not have FDA approval.
This means that their purity together with strengths can be extensively variant, within similar brands and even across the different brands.
This kind of perceived variation, therefore, means that you can’t be absolutely sure with regard to the quality of what you buy.
Do Gummies Cause A High?
CBD Gummies do not make users high. Generally, the Cannabidiol compound naturally occurs in cannabis together with hemp. It is therefore among the sundry amalgams occurring either in cannabis or hemp plants.
As a result, there has been a lot of concern about it. The various adjustments in federal law have greatly shifted attention to the product, with the increase in the large-scale manufacture of CBD-filled products.
Yet another cannabinoid that is better understood by many is known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Tetrahydrocannabinol contributes to proactive effects, especially when the product is consumed together with marijuana, or cannabis.
Both of them get safely and easily extracted from marijuana or the hemp plant. Once this is done, CBD alone is induced into oils, tinctures among other edible products.
These products, therefore, hit the market without any THC traces.
THC is well known to cause or induce a changed state of mind well known as “high”. This condition is characterized by desire, increased sensory perception, and or euphoria.
Besides, CBD has other highly regarded health benefits such as helping people who experience depression as well as those with high levels of anxiety. If you intend to get high with CBD, it will never get you to that reality.
Some people still think CBD makes people go high, which is not true. The fact is that it is naturally occurring and will not make you feel high.
It is a pure product of the plant and does not have any properties that will intoxicate a person.
Besides, CBD also occurs in hemp and can be safely derived from it. However, hemp doesn’t have any psychotropic properties. Many states only legally allow hemp-derived CBD to penetrate the market.
Also, the law only allows a maximum of 0.3 percent THC in any CBD product. According to health research, this quantity is way too low to cause any perceivable “high” symptoms in an individual.
Are there any recommended CBD dosages?
Yes. However, it all depends on the following factors:
- Body chemistry
- The concentration of CBD in each capsule, gummy, pill, or drop
- Body weight
It is usually indicated in CBD packages such as capsules, the actual CBD content by mass. For instance, it might be indicated on the capsule or bottle that there are 5 mg or 0.05 mL in the package.
Research shows that many people can tolerate high CBD doses of up to 1,500 mg per day. It is, therefore, recommended that this dose be kept lower considering the aforementioned body conditions such as body chemistry, body weight, or underlying medical conditions. Talk to your doctor for further recommendations.
Drug Interactions With CBD
Many CBD users ask the common question, “Will it react with my medication?”
Well, CBD interacts with certain medications and will be able to change how your body responds to them. When you are on medication, your body breaks down the drug.
Particular substances may affect enzyme functionalities by either speeding up or even slowing drug breakdown.
This kind of change is likely going to change how your body deals with the drugs. This results in a drug interaction.
Also, specific pharmacologic targets of CBD will determine how reactive it becomes within the body system.
The potential for drug-drug interactions and adverse drug effects is widely based on pharmacodynamic effects, absorption, and interactions between cannabinoids with other drugs or medications related to drug metabolism, absorption, and elimination.
Besides, some medications inhibit key enzyme activities in the body.
This may cause the body to be unable to process CBD adequately and may result in the accumulation of the substance or particular medication in the body.
Other than the commonly known endo-cannabinoid-dependent effects, many other targets are more likely to impart therapeutic harms of CBD including inhibition of synaptosome uptake of dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid among other key elements.
Further, other factors such as the form of dosage are more likely to impact variations in drug sensitivity.
For instance, forms such as edible, purified liquids, and the vapor will contribute to the differential. Besides, when CBD is administered with food or without food, it will contribute to different levels of bioavailability of the material and therefore more likely to contribute to varying levels of drug sensitivity.
Any Side Effects?
Yes, CBD has some side effects, but not those termed as “high”.
If you exceed the recommended CBD dose per day, you are more likely to experience the following side effects:
- Mild nausea
- Dry mouth
- Diarrhea and excessive fatigue
- Increased irritability and agitation
- Increased injuries especially when used together with alcohol
- Liver damage
- Decreased or increased appetite
As already mentioned, research shows that CBD can effectively relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Research also links the product to an easement of pain as well as inflammation and can help doctors who treat schizophrenia to counter the side effects of antipsychotics in their patients.
Sometimes, medicines become so insignificant or less beneficial when they interact with CBD. Besides, this interaction may also lead to other side effects.
Patients under any form of prescription medications are encouraged to seek their doctor’s opinion before using any CBD products.