We are living during the age of the Great Cannabis Revolution. As legal reform sweeps through states and at the federal level, this infinitely useful plant is making its way into more goods and services every day. Cannabis, in particular, hemp, can be found in a myriad of products, everything from drops and oils to softgels and powders. One of the most popular options for consuming CBD is through edibles like our gummies.
But in the context of shifting legalization, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term edibles and what they’re used for. At Axis Labs, we’re all about providing you food for thought, so let’s take a look at everything you need to know about CBD edibles.
What is a CBD Edible?
At its most basic, an edible is a food or snack that's been infused with CBD. You’ll find a huge variety of CBD edibles, including chocolates, cakes, syrups, honey, granola bars, cookies, and of course, gummies!
For the most part, these foods are made in the same way they always are, the only real difference being the addition of a hemp extract. This means that you can enjoy your favorite treats but with the added benefit of CBD.
Will Edibles Get Me “High?”
Not all edibles are created equal, and this is especially the case for cannabis edibles. Often, when someone thinks of the word “edible,” they might immediately think about “special” brownies that have been made with marijuana. In this case, yes, edibles made from marijuana, and the psychoactive THC compound will get you high.
But CBD cannot get you high at all, even when made into a gummy or cake. That’s because cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, meaning you won’t experience any unwanted feelings of being disoriented or feeling “stoned.” In fact, CBD actually helps to neutralize the effects of CBD, keeping you from getting high. It’s also important to remember that to be cultivated, refined, and sold here in the U.S., hemp has to have a THC percentage of less than 0.3%. This ensures that any high-quality CBD product cannot get you high.
Why Edibles are Great for New CBD Users
We like CBD because nearly anyone can integrate it into their health and wellness routines without issue. But with so many different CBD products on the market, why would you choose an edible over something like an oil? There are a few reasons actually.
Hemp has a distinctly earthy taste and texture to it. When distilled into products like an oil or a softgel, this taste can be noticeable. Not everyone enjoys the taste of hemp, but they still want to enjoy everything CBD has to offer them. A CBD edible masks those distinct flavor profiles, providing you with all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that hemp-derived extracts are known without the distinct taste.
CBD edibles are great for those who are looking for long-lasting effects. When you think about CBD, you have to think about the bioavailability of the CBD product. For instance, inhaling CBD has a high bioavailability, meaning the effects can be felt very quickly after inhaling. While this is great for some, it’s less so for others. Ingesting CBD through an edible means that the effects are more gradual. Your body’s digestive system has to process the CBD before it can be distributed to your endocannabinoid system. The liver breaks down the CBD, slowly releasing the cannabis compound into your bloodstream as it does. This means that you might feel the effects of your CBD edible in as little as 30 minutes, or up to two hours later. It also means that you’ll experience the effects for a longer period of time as a result.
It’s also easy to take the right dose of CBD when you ingest it through an edible. That’s because unlike an oil or tincture, each edible is made with a precise amount of cannabidiol. This makes it easy to choose how much CBD you’ll ingest with each serving. With greater control over each dose, you can more accurately predict how you’ll react to using CBD.
Plus, edibles are discreet. For those who like to enjoy their CBD products throughout the day, eating something as innocuous as a few gummy bears don’t attract any undue attention. That means you can make a CBD edible a part of your snack breaks or meals.
Making Your Own CBD Edibles
While it’s certainly easier to use a prepared CBD product like our gummy bears or our shots, you can also make your own CBD edibles at home. We recently covered how to add this cannabis compound to your smoothies, and we’ve even covered how CBD interacts with your keto diet.
The easy way to add CBD to your food is to use either an oil or a powder. These products are versatile enough that you can easily add a drop here or a dash there as you see fit. You can easily add CBD to your food by mixing it with other oils and butter, and make baked goods. Or you can infuse things like chocolate and honey with it. Some even choose to just add a few drops to their favorite condiments for their wraps and sandwiches.
Get Your Premium CBD Edibles from Axis Labs
Excited to try CBD edibles for yourself? Then Axis Labs has just what you’re looking for. We’ve taken our ultra-pure, ultra-potent, cold-extracted CBD, and infused it into tasty and fun treats like our gummies, pina colada shots, and more.We take our CBD seriously. That’s why we follow a rigorous quality control process, and then send our products to a third-party lab to test for purity. Check out the results and then order your Axis Labs CBD!