A guide to CBD gummies: what Is CBD and how it can benefit you

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CBD Gummies: What Is CBD And How It Can Benefit You

With its pain and anxiety-reducing properties as well as its ability to improve sleep and enhance muscle recovery, it’s no wonder cannabidiol (CBD) is taking the supplement market by storm!

However, with so many different types of CBD supplements on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with which one to choose. That’s why we’ve put together this guide; to give you a better understanding of what CBD is and what CBD gummies can do for you.

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a powerful Phytocannabinoid found within the cannabis plant and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes(1)

It is a natural compound that interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid System. This system plays an important role in regulating your sleep, mood, pain sensation, appetite, immune response, and hormone levels. By mimicking the effects of important neurotransmitters, CBD helps this system work at its best (2). 

Another Phytocannabinoid that you may have heard of is THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol (try to say that three times quickly!). Although research has found that THC also has some health benefits, this is the compound within cannabis that to put it simply…gets you high.

Other than it being illegal in the UK, using THC before an important work meeting probably isn’t the best idea. That’s why CBD is so great – It provides you with all the amazing benefits without the psychoactive symptoms. 

Top 4 Benefits of CBD

Maximise Sleep 

There’s nothing worse than lying in bed, trying to fall asleep only to be kept up by your mind racing with worries about the next day of work or stresses in your personal life.

By calming down the nervous system and reducing inflammation, CBD supplements such as a CBD gummy can help you fall asleep much easier (3). Initial studies have also been positive on the beneficial effects of using CBD for sleep disorders such as REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorder (4).

Pain Relief

The modern lifestyle, means more and more people are experiencing forms of chronic pain. Let’s face it we spend a lot of our day sitting down. Whether this is hunched over a computer screen bashing out an excel spreadsheet or curled over your exam revision, our postures frequently cause aches and pains, particularly in the neck and lower back. 

Fortunately, cannabis has been used to treat pain for hundreds of years, and modern forms of CBD such as CBD gummies are no different (5). By strengthening the Endocannabinoid System and reducing inflammation, CBD can be added to the arsenal of chronic pain management including that for back and neck pain as well as arthritis and fibromyalgia, allowing you to do the things you love without being held back by niggling pain.

CBD Gummies Can Help To Manage Anxiety and Stress

In the UK, over 25% of people reported feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression in 2021(6). Preparing for a job interview, revising for exams, or even going to a party where you don’t know many people can heighten anxiety and stress.

Most people who suffer from anxiety are prescribed a concoction of medications to improve serotonin levels in the brain. Drugs such as Sertraline and Citalopram are commonly prescribed to people with anxiety, however, they can bring with them a list of unwanted side effects such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

CBD Gummies provide an answer to this. Research suggests that by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain, CBD can help reduce anxiety and stress (7). In fact, in this 2019 study, 80% of the participants reported a reduction in anxiety after one month of CBD use – pretty cool huh!

Enhanced Muscle Recovery

Have you ever gone a bit gung-ho at the gym on leg day, only to be hobbling around in pain for the next 48 hours? Well, you were probably experiencing what is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. DOMS is characterised by muscular aching and tightness due to temporary muscle damage and inflammation caused by heavy exercise.

Amazingly, by soothing inflammation, CBD can even help reduce the effect of DOMS, allowing for quicker muscle recovery to get you back into the gym or onto the playing field in no time (8).

How Long Does CBD Take To Kick In?

How long a CBD gummy takes to kick in depends on several factors such as dosage, how much you’ve eaten, your height, and your weight. Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from one to two hours for you to feel the full effects of CBD Gummies.

Where To Find The Best CBD Gummies In The UK

Now that you’re full bottle on what CBD is and its powerful benefits are you ready to give it a go?

With 15mg of broad-spectrum CBD, our CBD Gummies are the perfect way to kickstart your journey into the realm of CBD. We’ve worked hard to perfect our manufacturing technique so that our gummies are the only ones in the world that truly have zero CBD aftertaste! 

Click here to take a look at our Peach, Blood Orange, and Lime CBD Gummies, the most delicious way to experience the power of CBD.


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