If you are of an age, you might remember your childhood vitamins, colorful cartoon characters and dinosaurs that turned to powder in your mouth. Ummmm, good.
Not long ago Big Vitamin threw healthy habits out the window and started disguising vitamins as gummy candy, complete with a coating of shiny sugar. Once the kids were hooked, Big Vitamin began marketing gummy vitamins to grownups.
The plan worked. Now, children and their parents can sit at breakfast looking forward to a sweet gummy that tastes more like fruity candy than multivitamin.
Naturally, it didn’t take the upstart CBD industry long to catch on to the gummy trend.
What Is CBD?
Cannabinol (CBD) is a chemical found in marijuana. It doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. It’s used to provide relief for stress-related conditions, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
CBD has been in use a long time!
CBD was first used, as best we can tell, in 2737 BC, when Chinese Emperor Shen Neng used cannabis-infused tea to aid a variety of ailments, including memory, malaria, rheumatism, and gout. Christopher Columbus brought cannabis as a rope of hemp to the New World. Queen Victoria is believed to have used CBD to alleviate menstrual cramps in the late 1800s.
(An astonishing aside: In 1619, Jamestown colony law declared that all settlers were required to grow cannabis.)
Fast forward to today and CBD is a booming industry estimated to reach a value of $22 billion by the end of the year. Products are sold online and in stores across the country.
How Fast Do CBD Gummies Work for Stress?
CBD gummies are more convenient than edibles and oils, such as tinctures, gum, lollipops, or lozenges. All you have to do is pop one in your mouth and you have your full dose of CBD for the day.
CBD-infused gummies contain anywhere from 10mg to 50mg per serving of broad-spectrum CBD.
Depending on the dosage, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in. However, this is all dependent on your body chemistry. CBD gummies have to move through the digestive system before taking effect. The CBD will eventually get to the liver, before entering the bloodstream, and finally taking effect.
Your body weight, metabolism, potency of the gummy, and recent meals can also affect the reaction time. Gummies may take longer to start working but also take longer to wear off.
What’s the Right Dosage?
Let’s do some math.
There is no simple answer when it comes to how many CBD gummies to take. Since the gummies come in a range of potencies, you may need three for a low-dose gummy, or one of a high-dose gummy.
You can calculate a starting dosage by taking 1-5mg per 10 pounds of body weight. Simply divide your weight by 10 and you’ll get the number of milligrams that you can start with.
You can start at the low end, and if you don’t feel any relief, increase the dose gradually until you find the sweet spot. But remember, effects will take a while to notice so monitor slowly.
A Better Way to Get CBD
Kill Cliff’s CBD-infused line of beverages are another perfect way to get the benefits of great taste and 25mg of potent CBD. And also, bioavailability. This is important.
In addition to B-vitamins, electrolytes and plant extracts, you’ll also get 25mg of CBD derived from 125mg of broad-spectrum hemp.
That CBD is miniaturized and wrapped in a protective “micelle,” which bonds to water on the outside and keeps fats and lipids on the inside. Those potent CBD particles ride inside molecules that feature water-soluble properties, allowing your body to absorb the CBD at a higher and faster rate before your body has a chance to decay its potency.
Instead of eating a CBD-laced piece of candy, try one of Kill Cliff’s Tasty AF ® CBD beverages, including the new line of Octane drinks which add, believe it or not, 125mg of clean, all-natural caffeine to 25mg of broad-spectrum CBD: Octane Killer Cliffsicle and Octane Laser Lemons.