Name a food or drink—even alcoholic—and there’s a solid chance there’s a version of it that is infused with cannabidiol (CBD). CBD edibles are a great way to achieve long-last effects and are perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.
Here’s everything you need to know about CBD edibles, including a mini CBD crash course, the benefits of CBD edibles, and what to look for in a high-quality edible.
What Are CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are simply an ingestible form of CBD. You can find CBD edibles in the form of gummies, mints, beverages, hard candies, chocolates, baked goods, capsules, gum, you name it.
Like most hemp-derived CBD products, CBD edibles come in three distinct forms: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Here are the key differences:
What Is CBD and How Does It Work?
CBD is one of more than 100 naturally occurring compounds, or cannabinoids, found in hemp plants. While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp plants, is often associated with the sensation of getting high, CBD, by and large, isn’t likely to give you that “fuzzy haze.”
CBD interacts with something in your body called the endocannabinoid system which is a system of receptors that plays a key role in the regulation of processes and functions, including sleep, pain, mood, and memory. It’s comprised of two receptor types: the endocannabinoid type I and type II (CB1 and CB2) receptors which can be found throughout your body, including the nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord, your gastrointestinal tract, your skeletal muscles, your vascular system, and your skin.
Top Benefits of CBD Edibles
Aside from being delicious, here are some of the top benefits of CBD edibles:
Long-Lasting Effects: While CBD edibles are known for taking a bit longer to kick in because of the first-pass effect, they’re also known for their long-lasting effects. While the effects from sublingual consumption of CBD last anywhere from four to six hours, the effects from oral consumption of CBD (like edibles) last anywhere from six to 12 hours.
Ease of Dosing: CBD edibles, such as CBD mints and CBD gummies, remove the hassle of measuring out doses. This way, you get a consistent dose every time.
Discreet and Easy for On-The-Go: Some types of CBD products, like oils and tinctures, can be rather challenging to bring with you and consume on the go. As great asCBD oil is, edibles are the move if you’re wanting to bring your CBD with you or share it with friends. If you’re wanting to fly with CBD, edibles are the perfect addition to your carry-on (just remember to bring your Certificate of Analysis).
What To Look for in High-Quality CBD Edibles
Just like other CBD products, not all CBD edibles are created equal. Here’s what to look for in high-quality CBD edibles:
First and foremost, you want to make sure the product you’re consuming is safe and is what you paid for—always ask for third-party testing results (a Certificate of Analysis). Third-party testing is a great way to know you’re getting exactly what you paid for and more importantly, know that the product you’re using is safe, pure, and of high quality.
This testing should look at things like cannabinoid and terpene profile, potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, microbiological contaminants, and residual solvents.
If you’re hoping to enhance the effects of CBD, you might consider trying a full- or broad-spectrum product, as these are believed to produce an entourage effect.
Ingredients matter—opt for CBD edibles that use pure, natural ingredients. Make sure to take a look at the label to see the ingredients list, watching out for things like coloring, fillers, added chemicals, fillers, and byproducts.
CBD can be extracted in a number of ways, and some are better than others. Currently, CO2 extraction and lipid-based extraction are the two cleanest and purest methods of extraction.
Feals: Premium Fast-Acting CBD Mints
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Great taste: natural peppermint leaves your breath fresh.
A consistent dose every time: each mint contains 20 mg of CBD.
Rapid relief: our mints are made using liposomal encapsulation. This pharmaceutical-grade technology uses liposomes—a stellar delivery system that mimics our cell membranes—to deliver CBD directly and efficiently.
Vegan and 100% sugar-free: xylitol-sweetened and good for your teeth.
To learn more about the benefits of CBD edibles and what Feals can do for you, check out our mints today.
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