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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to CBD Gummies
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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to CBD Gummies

Posted: December 20, 2023 | Author: Blog Upload

CBD gummies are an easy, often delicious way to get your dose of high quality CBD and are available in a range of strengths and flavours. In this guide, we will cover everything you need to get started with CBD gummies as a beginner. From knowing the potential benefits of CBD to choosing the right type of gummies, our guide will also include tips on dosage and how to incorporate CBD gummies into a daily routine.

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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found within and extracted from hemp and cannabis plants that has many potential therapeutic benefits. Being non-psychoactive means that it does not provide mind altering effects or a 'high'. The psychoactive properties of cannabis are mostly attributed to THC, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and a few other minor cannabinoids that appear in varying levels depending on the individual cannabis strain where the extraction is taken from.

CBD was first discovered in 1940 by Roger Adams at the University of Illinois. This discovery was an important milestone for the study of cannabinoids which led to further research into the therapeutic benefits of the CBD molecule.

Taking CBD is widely done for its many reported benefits and can be used for:

  • Stress disorders and for helping reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Aiding better sleep as CBD can be effective for insomnia and a broken sleeping pattern
  • Helping sports recovery and other aches and pains of joints and muscles
  • It's anti-inflammatory properties

CBD is (most often) isolated using sophisticated and advanced methods of extraction and is available in a number of forms, most commonly CBD isolate, broad spectrum CBD and full spectrum CBD. There are very few side effects from CBD use, it has a great safety profile and can be easily incorporated into any healthy lifestyle or wellness routine.

CBD is legal in the UK, in parts of Europe, and in many other places around the world. You should always check the laws where you are and if you plan to travel.

Why CBD gummies for beginners?

Eating edibles can be a very simple experience, and with CBD gummies, it couldn't be any easier to incorporate your dose into your daily routine:

  • Delicious flavours
  • Precise dosing
  • Portable and convenient
  • Incredible choice

CBD gummies are delicious and enjoyable to eat whenever you need them - you simply choose a CBD gummy that suits your flavour preferences and matches your strength requirements and you're ready to go.

CBD gummies are easily carried in a pocket or bag and require no measurement or preparation, simply pop it in your mouth and enjoy. Typically the effects can be felt from between 30 minutes and two hours. Personal factors include body weight, diet, height, and metabolisation rate and will affect the dosage you need to meet your personal requirements.

Fortunately, there are a wealth of different strengths and packet sizes of CBD gummies to choose from. At ICE Headshop we pride ourselves on our high quality range of CBD and other cannabinoid products. Our experts have decades of industry experience and have sourced the finest products available from around the globe. For more information on our products, get in touch.

Types of CBD in gummies

When shopping for CBD you will find a wide array of product types, each with their own unique strength and cannabinoid profile, and some of the terminology may be confusing. Let us distinguish the main differences between full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.

Full spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD contains a wide range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant including other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. There is an effect called 'The Entourage Effect', where it is thought that all of the natural compounds work together synergistically to create a greater effect. People opt for a full spectrum product because it is more naturally complete and offers a greater or fuller effect due to the presence of other cannabinoids and naturally occurring compounds.

Full spectrum products do contain trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids, so it's recommended to be wary of this if you have any restrictions due to work or sporting regulations. We also advise you to check with your healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding the use with medicines, or potential negative effects due to existing healthcare and psychological conditions.

As full spectrum CBD gummies contain trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids it's advisable to always shop with a reputable retailer that sources products from top manufacturers and provides 3rd party lab analysis.

Read more about 'The Entourage Effect'

Broad spectrum CBD

Broad spectrum CBD, like full spectrum CBD, has a wide range of cannabinoids and other natural compounds but does not contain any THC. This makes it the perfect type of CBD for somebody looking for a naturally complete, cannabinoid rich CBD product to aid with a wide range of ailments and unwanted symptoms, or for use as an aid for relaxation or recovery from sports and body aches.

As broad spectrum (sometimes called wide spectrum) contains many other cannabinoids, users will feel the potential benefits of 'The Entourage Effect', as well as having peace of mind about the lack of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC.

Many people are unable to consume products containing THC due to restrictions for things like sports regulations or workplace restrictions as well as medical reasons. If you're looking for a naturally complete CBD product offering maximum potential benefits without containing THC, then broad spectrum CBD gummies could be ideal.

CBD isolate

CBD isolate is cannabidiol that has been isolated to a pure state. Once the cannabinoids are extracted, the CBD is then isolated from the other compounds within the extraction so that you're getting no other compounds in your product. Most isolates guarantee 99.9% purity as almost all contaminants and unwanted compounds can be removed via the extraction process.

CBD isolate provides all of the benefits of CBD without the worry of other cannabinoids and compounds being present.

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Dosage and strength

CBD gummies come in a wide variety of strengths, container sizes and flavours. There is a simple way to get started with CBD gummies and we're going to break it down for you so that it's easy to find a product that suits your lifestyle and CBD requirements.

CBD gummy measurements

CBD gummies come measured to make dosing simple. You will find that (almost always) CBD gummies are measured in mg per gummy. This way you can easily keep track of your dosage by monitoring how many edibles you eat.

You have an option to choose a gummy that suits your strength needs per gummy, or to choose CBD gummies that you can eat multiples of to meet your dosage requirements (if you prefer to eat more gummies because, well, why not?).

Typical CBD gummy dosages

The effects that can be felt from CBD vary from person to person. We each have our own unique physiology, metabolisation rate and tolerance. When starting with CBD it is important to remember that it is different for each person and some initial experimentation is necessary.

How many CBD gummies should you eat? It all depends on the CBD strength and your requirements, but always check the manufacturer's guidelines and dosage advice. For first time users, it is also always recommended to start with a low dose and top up until you reach the desired effect.

Typical dosages are:

  • Low - 5-20 mg per day for general wellness
  • Medium - 20-50 mg per day for managing anxiety, sleeping issues or chronic pain
  • High - 50 mg and above, for those suffering from considerable pain disorders, anxiety and other severe symptoms

Starting with a low dose allows you to see how your body reacts, and if you aren't getting the relief or relaxation you desire, you can then gradually increase the dose. CBD gummies can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to work, so be patient to avoid wasting your CBD gummies.

Benefits of using CBD gummies

There are many reasons to use CBD and it can be a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle. CBD is easily incorporated into almost any kind of schedule and diet and is a natural product. Here are some of the main benefits of eating CBD gummies:

CBD is often used for pain relief

CBD is a potentially powerful anti-inflammatory and can be used to help manage many types of pain and pain disorders. If you suffer from chronic pain or are subject to aches and pains because of physical exercise, then CBD may help to relieve the inflammation and painful sensations while also giving a boost to your immune system at the same time.

CBD for helping treat symptoms of anxiety and stress disorders

If you're looking for a more natural alternative for treating symptoms of stress disorders and other common ailments then you might consider a CBD gummy product. They are effective, delicious, very transportable, and a pleasurable method of getting your desired relief.

CBD for improved sleep

Users of CBD report improved sleep cycles and longer and more fulfilling sleep, as well as benefits such as relaxation and a 'quieting of the mind'. Individuals with insomnia can experience a more regular sleep cycle, which can help to improve mental health and healing within the body. Furthermore, people suffering from things like PTSD and other traumatic experiences can potentially reduce nightmares to aid sleep cycles.

These are not the only health benefits of CBD, in fact, CBD can be used to help aid many aspects of your life. If you would like to learn more about CBD, its uses and benefits, then visit our blog where we publish guides on everything you need to know about CBD and cannabinoid products.

What to look for when buying CBD gummies

When you are investing in wellness products, it is worth taking the time to source high quality products from a retailer you can trust. There are many low quality products available on the market and many retailers that are selling cheap and unregulated products.

With decades of experience at ICE Headshop, we recommend purchasing a product that is made by a trusted manufacturer that provides a 3rd party lab analysis or lab report of the contents of their products. When it comes to the cannabis and cannabinoid product industry, transparency is key and that's why ICE Headshop sources all of our CBD from the finest manufacturers worldwide.

We recommend that you opt for products that demonstrate transparency of the production process and contents and offer a range of strengths and flavours - this way you can be sure you will get the most out of your product for the best price.

Prices for CBD products vary widely. You can pay anywhere from £5-£150 for a tub of gummies and this will depend on the strength and size of the tub. 5-10 mg gummies can cost roughly between £10 and £30 for 10-30 gummies. Potent CBD gummies containing 25 mg or more can cost in a range upwards of £60 for 60 gummies or more.

Side effects and safety considerations

As mentioned, there are few side effects to CBD use and the common side effects are generally very minor. Common side effects can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Red eyes
  • Changes in appetite

If you're taking any medications, have other ongoing medical issues, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, it's recommended to seek advice from medical professionals before starting to take CBD.

Contact ICE Headshop

We hope you've enjoyed our beginner's guide! At ICE Headshop we offer an incredible range of CBD products, from our CBD edibles to CBD oils, vapes, and balms. Get in touch with one of our team today and we can help you with any further queries you may have about our CBD products, the latest deals, and our services. Our team of experts are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Disclaimer: Please note that you must be 18 years or older to purchase CBD products. All claims and effects of CBD have been regulated by the MHRA since 2016 and distributors require a licence from the MHRA to make any medical claims. Claims are opinion based and non-scientific, and while we may discuss the opinions people share, they are not our own. Our CBD is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease. Although we can advocate its calming & healthy properties it is in no way intended for medicinal use.