The UK CBD market is currently worth £300 million and is projected to grow 3 times bigger in the next 5 years.
With this increasing popularity, there are more and more ways to consume CBD whether that be through tinctures, topicals or edibles. But what are CBD edibles and why should you try them?
Keep reading to learn more about edibles, their effects and how they can benefit you.
What Is CBD?
Before jumping into the world of edibles, let's talk about CBD.
In your body, you have natural cannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors. So when CBD is introduced, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system to support various health and wellness effects in the body.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that comes from the cannabis or hemp plant. However, despite the stigma associated, it does not have any psychoactive properties like the other major cannabinoid, THC. So, put very simply, it won't get you high.
CBD is commonly known for its health benefits and extensive scientific research suggests that CBD can help long term illnesses such as chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, schizophrenia, insomnia, and depression. And although it cannot treat cancer, it is often used by cancer patients to reduce chemotherapy symptoms such as nausea.
So while this is not a miracle, cure-all product, it certainly has many merits that should be considered.
What Are CBD Edibles?
As the name suggests, it is CBD that you eat or drink in some form. CBD edibles can be gummies, capsules, chocolates, drinks, and baked goods. No one form is better than another, so it's really about your personal preference.
For example, if you are trying to cut back on sugar, consider taking a gel capsule. Just because a product has CBD in it does not mean fats, sugars, or calories disappear!
People generally enjoy edibles because they are convenient, easy to consume, discrete, and effective. If you choose to take a capsule or gummy one key benefit is you can pop one in your mouth at anytime throughout the day as you would any other medication or supplement.
There are also 3 kinds of CBD edibles you will often see; full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate.
Full-spectrum edibles have many compounds from the hemp plant, including a small amount of THC. Broad-spectrum edibles have natural compounds from the hemp plant, but no THC. And finally, isolate edibles are pure CBD and do not contain any other cannabinoids.
CBD infused edibles are often preferable to smoking CBD as you are not damaging your lungs through consumption. Edibles also make it easier to track your dosage of CBD, which can be tricky when smoking or vaping.
They are also a better option than other pain relievers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as CBD is completely natural. In fact, CBD has been found to have similar effects to NSAIDs without any of the side effects. And unlike some pain medication, CBD is non-addictive.
CBD Edibles Effects
While you won't be feeling high, you will be feeling relaxed and uplifted.
For this reason, most people like to take CBD edibles at night, or shortly before bed. And even though you won't be intoxicated, it is advised that you don't take it while planning to operate heavy machinery in the first instance.
It is also important to note that edibles take longer to set in than other methods of consumption. You should expect the effects to start anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours after consumption. However, this means that the effects last longer, usually anywhere from 6 to 8 hours.
For any form of edible, you always want to start low and slow to see how it affects you. That said, the majority of CBD consumers have little to no side effects and while it is not possible to overdose on CBD alone, you still want to be safe.
The milligrams of CBD will vary depending on the edible and the seller, typically you likely won't feel much under 5mg of CBD. If your edible contains over 5mg of CBD, it is advisable that you start by taking just one to begin with. For new users we recommend having something in your stomach to help absorb it, so consider consuming it with a sizeable meal.
Consider Serena Organics
First and foremost, CBD is legal in the UK. Any CBD product that has less than 1mg of THC is legally allowed to be sold in the UK. Serena Organics product contain 0.0% THC therefore you can enjoy all the benefits of CBD without breaking any rules (or getting 'high').
If you're an athlete, know that CBD has been taken off the World's Anti-Doping Agency list of forbidden drugs, so you're free to consume it without risk.
When it comes to buying CBD, you want to get your products from a high-end brand. Even though there are various companies that sell CBD edibles, they are not all safe to consume. Some edibles have hidden additives such as pesticides, fungicides or heavy metals from the cultivation process.
For a reliable, luxury brand of CBD edibles, consider Serena Organics. Our products come from organically grown hemp and contain broad-spectrum CBD, meaning there is zero trace THC. You can also be sure you're getting the highest quality product, all our CBD is lab tested multiple times before and after being imported to the UK and we share them on our website for full transparency.
And most importantly, our products are all ethically produced from start to finish.
Go Enjoy Some CBD Edibles
What are CBD edibles? Just what you need to ease your pain and stress. This natural product will take your healthy lifestyle to the next level and boost your overall wellness. So go pop one in your mouth and drift off into a tranquil bliss.
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