What are CBD Edibles?
A CBD edible according to Wikipedia is any food or drink infused with Cannabis. Although sometimes, Cannabis edible aficionados may refer to edibles in liquid form, as 'drinkables' or liquid edibles.
What types of CBD edibles are there?
Legal for sale in the UK, the types of CBD edibles available will never contain more than 0.2% THC. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive element that leaves you feeling high. Instead, our CBD edibles for sale will be specially manufactured to contain only high levels of CBD.
You can pick up CBD edibles in the following forms:
- CBD Gummy Bears
- Sublingual Strips
- CBD Cookies
- CBD Drinks
How long does it take for them to work?
As with any ingested product, it can take a little while for a compound to breakdown and be absorbed into the bloodstream. Check out our answer to this below:
- How long does it take for CBD edibles to kick in?
Do CBD edibles help with anxiety?
CBD edibles such as CBD Gummies have become very popular when it comes to combating anxiety. CBD gummies often contain natural fruit and vegetable juices to provide flavour.
Some gummies come with extra ingredients such as chamomile and melatonin, which may make them the perfect option for calming your nerves.
CBD is said to elevate anandamide in the brain, a chemical thought to be anxiolytic. Some interesting research has been carried out Dr. Esther Blessing, an assistant psychiatry professor at NYU who studies the benefits of CBD.
What are the side effects of CBD edibles?
Generally speaking, all therapeutics have side effects. When it comes to CBD Edibles, what are they?
For the most part, CBD edibles are very safe and have limited adverse effects. Nevertheless, if you take high doses, some side effects may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, and drowsiness.
Even some studies have pointed to signs of liver injury in some patients, although this is quite uncommon.
CBD Edibles Vs THC Edibles
CBD and THC are similar to your body’s endocannabinoid chemistry. This means they interact with your brain’s cannabinoid receptors. This is a nervous system network in lay terms, that helps transmit impulses and responses etc.
CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. CBD is considered to be psychoactive, just not anywhere near to the same degree as Tetrahydrocannidiol. It doesn’t produce the high associated with THC and the obvious impact on the nervous system. Generally speaking, CBD is suggested as non-psychoactive, but that's not completely true.
Source: Is CBD Psychoactive?
In the Blue Corner - CBD Edibles
CBD edibles help with anxiety, depression, and seizures, pain, inflammation, reduction of epileptic seizures, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, joint and muscle, chronic pain, nausea, insomnia, psychosis or mental disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, nausea, migraine and more.
CBD’s side effects may include appetite changes, fatigue, weight loss, dizziness, diarrhoea.
In the Red Corner - THC Edibles
THC edibles are used to help with the following: pain, muscle spasticity, glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, nausea, anxiety amongst other ailments.
The main problem with THC edibles is that it may contain higher concentrations of THC than the permitted levels. Hence, it can have mind-altering effects.
Also, if you use them for a long time, it can result in dependence. A soft word for addiction.
THC causes temporary side effects, such as:
- Increased heart rate
- Coordination problems
- Dry mouth
- Slower reaction times
- Memory loss
THC vs CBD Edibles Conclusions
Side effects on either substance are part of the compound’s psychoactive properties.
Neither compound is fatal. However high THC consumption could be connected to long-term negative psychiatric effects. In particularly 'Cannabis Psychosis'. Particularly with adolescents consuming large amounts of THC. There’s no conclusive evidence that cannabis may cause psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, but anecdotally it is a cause for concern.
In short, CBD edibles appears to win on the basis of consumer safety. Eat away...