CBD products are rapidly gaining popularity among Australian medical patients. CBD is known to have a number of therapeutic benefits and to relieve a number of conditions. Although most popular in oil form, edibles like gummies offer an alternative method of consuming CBD. CBD (aka cannabidiol) is one of many chemical compounds called cannabinoids found in cannabis. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, CBD doesn’t get you high. We’re sure you’ve heard of the many health benefits of CBD. From relieving symptoms like pain, inflammation, seizures and epilepsy to helping with PTSD, depression, anxiety and more. CBD oils are currently the most widely available CBD product on the Australian market. The oil is made by isolating and extracting the CBD from a CBD-rich strain, then further processing it by diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
CBD gummies are edible candies that contain cannabidiol (CBD) oil. They come in a rainbow of flavors, colors, shapes, and CBD concentrations. Chewing gums offer a discreet and easy way to ingest CBD, and effective marketing campaigns from many manufacturers mean their popularity has skyrocketed among long-time CBD users and non-users alike. However, since most CBD products are not FDA approved, strengths and purity can vary between brands and even within the same brand, which means there is no is no guarantee that you will get what you think you are getting. Manufacturers of CBD gummies claim that CBD is effective in relieving anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation and improving sleep. A CBD product (Epidiolex) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of epilepsy. However, research on the effectiveness of CBD oil only tested pure CBD oil, not gummy candies. Even for pure CBD oil, there are very few well-done studies to support its apparent health benefits, although research is expected to increase as laws differentiate between hemp and marijuana. There is no scientific evidence that gummies work, although anecdotally some people report a benefit and there is likely a strong placebo effect (taking something to relieve your condition will make you feel better even if that product contains nothing).
CBD gummies resemble regular gummies in many ways. One difference between the two products, however, is that CBD gummies are sold as dietary supplements; They contain hemp extract or CBD oil as an additional ingredient. To make CBD gummies as accessible as possible, most brands design their gummies to look and taste like regular candy. Each brand has its own recipe and manufacturing methods, but they are generally made with the same basic formula as other candies. One difference is that some brands opt for low-sugar or sugar-free recipes and natural flavors. This is in contrast to most sugar gums, which are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors. CBD gummies lack the clinical feel that most supplements have. Instead, they make taking these supplements something to look forward to and enjoy every day. Many people are hesitant to try these supplements because they can be intimidating at times. Gummy bears are perfect in these situations.