CBD Gummies are a delicious and easy way to consume CBD. This article will explore the benefits of CBD Gummies, as well as how to make them yourself at home. You can visit their website to learn more.
Benefits of CBD Gummies
Cannabinoids can have many different effects on the body. Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in our bodies regulate these effects. The most common cannabinoids found in plants are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the most well-known cannabinoid because it is responsible for the “high” experienced when cannabis is consumed. CBD, on the other hand, has a much wider variety of effects on the body and mind.
There are many benefits to consuming CBD in some form. When consumed orally, there are numerous benefits. The digestive tract processes CBD as it would any other food and can benefit from all of its properties. When CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), there are many different effects.
How Does It Work?
In order to understand how to make CBD Gummies, one should have an idea of how CBD works in the body. The cannabinoid receptors found in the body can be manipulated by cannabinoids from plants or synthetic compounds. When a compound attaches itself to a cannabinoid receptor, it either stimulates or inhibits a response in the body depending on what that receptor does. Essentially, when THC attaches itself to CB1 receptors in our bodies(which is responsible for feelings of euphoria), it stimulates them and make us feel “high.
When CBD attaches itself to CB1 and CB2 receptors, it inhibits them. This is what produces the myriad of healing effects of CBD on the body. In high levels, CBD can actually block THC from attaching to CB1 receptors. This is why High THC cannabis strains are not recommended for consumption with CBD products. The presence of THC negates the effects of CBD(whereas a balanced 1:1 ratio has been found to have many therapeutic benefits).
Also note that terpenes, another major component in cannabis, can also have an effect on our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS) and are believed to enhance the effects of cannabinoids like CBD and THC. CBD Gummies, like most edibles, are affected by the terpenes present in the plant.
How CBD Gummies Work
CBD is absorbed through the digestive tract. It does not have to be digested, unlike other fats and oils(and for those that cannot consume CBD orally, CBD suppositories exist). The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for regulating homeostasis.
The ECS consists of a series of receptors throughout the body and brain. These receptors can be targeted by substances found in nature such as phytocannabinoids (found in plants) or endocannabinoids (created by our own bodies).