CBD Gummies don’t work! Why CBD Gummies aren’t good for you
Recently, CBD Gummies have become the latest sensation in health and wellness. Influencers, brands and retailers have been touting the benefits of taking CBD Gummies: both delicious and convenient.
It’s not hard to see the appeal. CBD Oil can have a unique taste for new users. Whereas, nearly everyone likes sweets and sugary treats. Gummies are also a quick and easy method of incorporating CBD into your daily routine.
However, you should avoid CBD Gummies at all costs.
Before we go any further, exactly what is CBD?
Cannabidiol was discovered in the 1960s by Professor Raphael Mechoulam. In 2020, it is more commonly referred to as CBD and it can be found in the cannabis plant. Touted for its wide applicability across a range of industries, from medicines through to skincare, CBD is hugely popular.
Cannabis has been mischaracterised for decades. Most know it as a plant to be smoked for for a ‘high’ effect. Yet, CBD is not responsible for this effect, as it is not psychotropic. Contrastingly, the compound responsible for this outcome is THC.
CBD is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant and then used to formulate or create a range of different products, such as CBD Oil.
How is CBD absorbed?
It is important to understand how CBD is absorbed into the body before purchasing CBD Gummies.
CBD has low bioavailability (absorption) when eaten – or ingested – because most of the compound is broken down by the stomach before it gets into your bloodstream. This means you miss out on the vast majority of the CBD when eating it, as it is not absorbed.
By contrast, CBD is easily absorbed through the millions of tiny blood vessels below the tongue. CBD is transported much more swiftly into the bloodstream via the sublingual route.
Just as importantly, CBD is a lipophilic compound. Don’t worry if this is a term you are unfamiliar with. It simply means that it loves fat and its presence helps absorption.
Top Tip Our resident expert, Professor Saoirse O’Sullivan recommends taking CBD just after eating a meal high in healthy fats, to maximise absorption.
So what’s the problem with CBD Gummies?
Notwithstanding the added artificial sugar, CBD Gummies are a poor way to take CBD. They fail the two important tests for maximised absorption.
- CBD Gummies are ingested, which means that all of the CBD is lost when it reaches your stomach. You might as well be eating Haribo, it would certainly be cheaper!
- CBD Gummies are made using artificial sugar, but not fat. As CBD is best absorbed alongside a healthy fat, a CBD Gummy is an unsuitable method for maximised absorption.
Bearing all this in mind, the picture starts to look much clearer. CBD Gummies are a fad product, with little benefit for the consumer.
What type of CBD product should I take instead of CBD Gummies?
Fortunately, there are plenty of other great CBD products available to choose from. We know that CBD is best absorbed through the tiny blood vessels below the tongue, alongside a healthy fat to speed up the process.
CBD Oil ticks both of these crucial boxes. When held under the tongue for up to two minutes, there is a much greater absorption rate. The CBD is transported directly into the bloodstream and then onto receptors all over the body. In addition, CBD Oil uses a healthy fat as a carrier oil, to boost CBD absorption process.
Dragonfly CBD makes its CBD Oil, differently. Dragonfly CBD’s award winning CBD Oil range is made from seed to shelf, using organically grown Cannabis Sativa. All products are mixed with organic hemp seed oil for an added health boost.