July 14, 2021

How To Use CBD Gummies (And Why You Should)

Written by - Mallory Milne

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CBD gummies come in various flavours and offer a range of benefits, such as reduced anxiety or insomnia relief.. They can also be used as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and more!

This article will cover how to use CBD gummies and why they are a great option for anyone looking for convenience and ease of use when taking CBD.

What are CBD gummies?

CBD gummies are a type of cannabinoid-infused candy that comes in a variety of flavours.

They come in many different concentrations and strengths, so it's crucial to understand dosing when you take them.

They're also packed with other cannabinoids and terpenes, which are derived from hemp or marijuana.

It's important to note the difference between hemp and marijuana - as many people confuse the two. Marijuana contains large amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which gives a 'high' feeling when used. Hemp only contains minimal amounts of THC while being high in CBD.

Most of the mainstream CBD gummies you'll find on the market come from industrial hemp. 

How to use CBD gummies

What makes CBD gummies suitable for many people is that they are so easy to use – consume like you would a piece of gummy candy.

First, you need to figure out your required CBD dosage amount (5mg, 10mg, 20mg etc.) Dosing is subjective - one person may need more or less, so it's important to figure out what works best for you personally (more on this in the dosing section.)

Some gummies come in packages with up to 50mg of CBD per gummy. However, many people prefer to buy a higher strength and then cut the gummy into sections for multiple doses.

Next, you're going to chew it up and swallow it - yes, it really is that simple.

Keep in mind that CBD gummies and other edibles take some time to kick in. This is because they must first pass through the digestive system to your liver before ending up in your bloodstream.

This typically takes around 30 minutes but can be up to 2 hours in some cases.

After you've taken your CBD gummy, you'll want to pay attention to how your body feels after. If you're having a hard time noticing any effects from it, you may need to increase your dose, or you may not have given it enough time yet.

The effects of CBD can often be very mild, especially at lower doses, so don't get discouraged if you don't feel anything immediately - it's normal.

Dosage guide for CBD gummies

Wondering just how many CBD gummies you need to take? This all comes down to finding out your sweet spot with CBD.

We recommend if you're just starting to take it slow. Dosing is recommended this way to ensure that you are getting just the right amount of CBD for you, and no more.

CBD works on a bell curve scale. Take too little, and it won't cause any noticeable benefits. Take too much at once, and the effects start to diminish.

What you're looking for is somewhere in the middle. The only way to know for sure is to experiment with different doses and slowly increase the dose over time.

We recommend you start by taking one gummy (or dose) initially and tracking how you feel over the next 30 minutes to 2 hours. CBD edibles like gummies generally last up to 6-8 hours, at which point you can take another dose.

Slowly increase (or decrease if need be) the dose over a period of 1 week and monitor how you feel at different doses.

Continue this process until you see relief from your symptoms.

What do people use CBD gummies for?

CBD is known to reduce anxiety and depression in many people. It's also been shown to help with all types of inflammation and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.

In addition, CBD can be used for aiding sleep, improving focus, and helping with a variety of other ailments.

CBD gummies can be taken for any of these, as well as a lot more health concerns not listed here.

Why do they seem to work for so many ailments? It's due to how cannabinoids interact with the Endocannabinoid System.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that have a similar structure to chemicals naturally produced in our bodies, called endocannabinoids.

These naturally occurring cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body and brain, but most abundantly on nerve cells in the central nervous system.

When we introduce external cannabinoids, like those found in cannabis, they can also bind to these receptors.

The activation of these receptors causes various effects depending on their activity site and the type of the receptor.

The endocannabinoid system influences many other systems in our bodies, such as regulating mood, appetite, pain-sensation, reproduction and memory; this is why cannabinoids like CBD seem to be a catch-all for treating different health concerns.

Benefits of using CBD gummies

Aside from the medical benefits that CBD gummies have, there are many non-medical related benefits to them as well.

They're discreet

CBD Gummies look like and can be consumed just like any other type of gummy candy. So if you're looking for a quick, easy way to consume CBD without anyone knowing what you're doing, CBD gummies are perfect!


CBD gummies are very easy to ingest - all you need to do is pop one into your mouth like you would a piece of candy.

They're tasty

CBD Gummies come in a variety of flavours and are often made with natural, organic ingredients. Some gummies are even vegan!

CBD oil can sometimes have a very potent hemp flavour which is bitter and can put people off from using it. However, with CBD gummies, you don't have to worry about this.

Easy dosing

One of the best things about CBD gummies is that they come pre-packaged in a set dose. This means you will know exactly how many milligrams (mg) of CBD you get with each gummy.

There is no messing around with oils or dropper caps, and no need to worry if you measure out your dose correctly.

If you want to experiment with different doses, this also makes it easy to do because you can cut up the gummies.

Side effects of CBD gummies

While CBD Gummies are generally well-tolerated by most people within the recommended doses, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of.

The most common adverse reaction to CBD gummies is a mild digestive disturbance or upset stomach.

Other possible side effects include lightheadedness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, dry mouth, low blood pressure and changes in appetite/sleep patterns (which can benefit some users.)

While the list of side effects may seem alarming, most CBD users only experience very mild side effects; many don't experience them at all.

Where to buy CBD gummies

CBD Gummies can be purchased online or in dispensaries.

If you are interested in purchasing CBD gummies online, you will need to do some research on the site before making your purchase. Some sites sell quality products, while others may not have the best products.

We've put together a checklist of what to look for when buying CBD online, so be sure to read through it before you buy.

CBD gummies can also be bought locally in dispensaries near you.

Looking for gummies online in your area? Click on the buttons below to bring you to a list of the best CBD gummies in your country.

About the author 

Mallory Milne

Mallory is a mom of two, as well as the main content writer and owner of CBD Handle. She has been a consumer advocate and CBD user since 2018, and strives to relay accurate, easy to understand information and to educate others on the health benefits of CBD.


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