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CBD oil has become quite popular for the treatment of many painful ailments. CBD is a component of the marijuana and hemp plants, along with THC. The CBD oil you commonly buy through retailers is an extract from the hemp plant.
Apart from CBD oil in various carrier oils, you also get CBD in the form of topical creams, edible gummies and more. CBD gummies are made from the extract of the hemp plant. They are sweet and edible as a snack. However, there is a question mark on whether CBD gummies are as effective as CBD oil.
Many studies reveal that CBD oil sprayed under the tongue is more effective than CBD gummies. This is because in the process of digestion CBD gets broken into other components by the liver. However, CBD gummies are a better option for kids because they may not be able to tolerate the typical taste of CBD oil.
How does CBD work?
The human body produces some cannabinoids on its own. The cannabinoid receptors in the human body are of two types–CB1 and CB2. The cannabinoid CB1 is present in the brain in larger concentration, although it is present throughout the body.
This receptor has an impact on pain, emotions, movement, mood, appetite, thoughts, memories and some other functions. When you intake marijuana, the THC attaches to these receptors.
On the other hand, CB2 receptors are common in the immune system. These receptors have an impact on body inflammation and pain. Recently, researchers have come to the conclusion that CBD does not attach itself to these receptors but instead causes the body to use its own cannabinoids at a larger level.
What are CBD gummies? What is its bioavailability?
CBD gummies are sweet snacks with CBD oil as one of its ingredients. There are some ailments of children that require treatment with CBD oil. However, CBD oil has a typical botanical taste and kids may not be able to tolerate it. This is where CBD gummies come in handy.
With a little research, you will be able to find CBD gummies that have good quality ingredients with no synthetic substance. However, there is something that you should know about CBD bioavailability when taken in the form of gummies. According to experts, CBD bioavailability reduces to a great extent when taken with any edibles.
The same applies to gummies because most of the CBD taken in an edible form gets processed by the liver. As a result, we digest the major part of the CBD taken in the edible form into other components and the maximum that the body will get is no more than 4% to 20%. Hence you may have to feed your kid more gummies to ensure that he or she gets the proper amount of CBD required.
Can CBD gummies prove helpful for kids in treating ailments?
CBD gummies can be used to treat many ailments that kids face. These include epilepsy, Dravet’s syndrome, autism, anxiety and more. Good quality CBD gummies are a great option for your kid if he or she suffers from such health problems.
At the same time, many parents also use CBD gummies for kids who are hyperactive and have difficulty in falling asleep. CBD helps improve focus and calm the nerves of kids, and this is especially so when the child is suffering from ADHD. In fact, with kids who have epilepsy and Dravets syndrome, some observe that the intake of CBD drastically reduces the occurrence of seizures.
It is important to speak to a medical professional to ensure that CBD is right for each child.
Concerns about CBD gummies
When it comes to CBD gummies there are some concerns which you should keep in mind. First, you must ensure that you are buying the gummies from a reliable source. Thanks to the recent boom in the consumption of CBD to treat ailments, there are many unscrupulous elements who have jumped onto the bandwagon. They are making and selling substandard gummies and other CBD products. That is why you must conduct proper research before you buy CBD gummies or any other CBD products.
You need to make sure that the gummies do not contain any synthetic ingredients and are of good quality. After all, your child’s health is at stake. The best way to conduct research regarding the CBD gummies of any brand is through reading customer reviews in order to know which brand is best for your kid. You can do such research online using the extensive amount of data available on CBD gummies and their manufacturers.
CBD gummies are unlikely to cause positive drug test results, but in case you get one with a significant amount of THC, there are ways to pass a urine screen, as mentioned in this study.
CBD gummies: safe?
CBD gummies are safe if bought from a reliable source. At the same time, it has been proven in many cases that CBD can actually benefit kids suffering from various debilitating ailments mentioned above. CBD gummies are especially useful because it lets kids enjoy the sweet snack instead of tolerating the queer taste of CBD oil available in other forms. CBD oil is deemed safe even by the government of the United States and is being used by parents who want to help their children in treating their ailments.
And as always consult your child’s pediatrician to ensure the products are right for them.
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