By Emily Hirsch, MS, RD
Similar to your childhood gummy candies, CBD gummies are colorful, bite-sized and offer a convenient and easy way to consume CBD. But can you pop CBD gummies like candy? No, unfortunately — although they are tasty — you still do need to watch how many you eat. The optimal dose of gummies depends on a variety of factors, including your body type, CBD concentration and your individual health concerns.
What Are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are edible candies that contain CBD (cannabidiol) oil. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant which, when ingested, interacts your endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of neurotransmitters spread throughout your body that can stimulate numerous positive health benefits. Because CBD is a derivative of the cannabis plant, a common misconception is that it can make you feel “high.” A different cannabinoid, known as THC, is the chemical that stimulates a psychoactive” effect.
While there is not a universal recommendation on CBD dosage, studies have found that dosages as high as 1,500 mg are safe for most people.
Most CBD oils either contain no THC or have less than 0.3%. Therefore, even full-spectrum (THC-containing) CBD oils have no psychoactive properties and can’t make you feel “high.” This important difference makes CBD an attractive option for people who are looking for the health benefits of cannabidiol without any mind-altering effects.
Proper CBD Gummy Dosage
Wondering what the proper dosage of CBD gummies is? While there is not a universal recommendation on CBD dosage, studies have found that dosages as high as 1,500 mg are safe for most people. Your optimal dose will depend on a variety of factors.
When estimating your dosage, one factor to consider is body weight. People with a higher body mass may require a higher dosage of CBD to benefit from its effects. You can start with one gummy and see how you feel. If you are not seeing the effects you desire you may add a second gummy daily.
The concentration of CBD per gummy varies tremendously among different products. Zebra CBD gummies are labeled with the exact amount of CBD they contain, which takes the guesswork out of how much to take.
The optimal dosage for some people may be based on the level of discomfort they’re experiencing. Some people may need larger doses to feel the desired effects. It’s important to note that it’s best to begin taking CBD at a smaller dose and then gradually increase it. For example, you could begin by taking 25 mg per day and after a week increasing to one gummy twice a day until you achieve the effects desired.
When it comes to the optimal CBD dosage, one size does not fit all. You may determine your recommended CBD gummy dosage based upon your body type, your condition and the concentration of the product you’re considering.
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