What Are CBD Edibles?

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What Are CBD Edibles?
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CBD edibles: What are they? 

CBD can be found in many forms, including flowers, oils, topicals, tinctures, and concentrates. However, one of the most popular ways to enjoy CBD is CBD-infused edibles. CBD edibles are an ingestible form of CBD absorbed through the digestive system and can last up to two hours. They are typically found in the form of foods and treats. 

Unlike THC edibles, CBD edibles are hemp-derived, meaning that they contain less than 0.3% THC and don't cause intoxicating effects. They contain either CBD isolate (pure CBD and no other terpenes, cannabinoids, or flavonoids), broad-spectrum CBD (CBD with other beneficial cannabinoids and other compounds), or full-spectrum CBD (CBD that contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and compounds found in hemp plants, including THC). 

CBD products, namely edibles, can range in potency from 5mg to 100mg per serving. A good rule of thumb is to start with a smaller serving and work your way up until you reach your desired level of relief. We recommend starting with 50mg of CBD edible at first. 

Through digestion, CBD transforms into slightly different compounds that don't bind as well to endocannabinoid receptors. While they still affect you the same way as ordinary CBD, they take longer to bind to the endocannabinoid system, and about 20% potency will be lost without binding because of the first-pass effect, which highlights how CBD is lost in the liver and gut.¹⁻² Just remember that edibles take up to two hours to kick in and can affect you for up to 8 hours. Always wait at least 6 hours before eating another CBD edible.

What do CBD edibles do? 

Many healthy people enjoy CBD edibles for wellness-based reasons. CBD has shown some promising scientific evidence highlighting its potential ability to help with stress, anxiety, and sleep-related disorders. CBD may also help with the daily management of chronic pain and inflammation, psoriasis and acne, and a lack of appetite. However, the most prominent effect of CBD is that it may help create balance within the body. 

The CBD content in edibles may act as a regulator, which may help modulate bodily processes such as mood, sleeping and waking cycles, and eating cycles in how it interacts with our endocannabinoid system. While larger servings may be suitable for triggering physiological responses like reducing pain and inflammation or suppressing muscle spasms, many agree that small daily servings taken consistently help keep stress and anxiety levels under control and feel their best. The key to CBD is consistency. CBD works best when taken daily, like a supplement — including CBD edibles. 

Different ways to enjoy CBD edibles 

The word "edibles" is an umbrella term for many different ingestible forms of CBD. CBD infused edibles may include CBD candy, such as CBD chocolate, gummies, capsules, and CBD oil. Practically anything that you can eat or drink can be infused with CBD. However, edibles work best when they have fat to bind to in the stomach. It's best to take them after a meal to increase your absorption rate and possibly experience more potent effects. Below, we're breaking down a few of the most popular CBD edibles and how to consume them. 

CBD Gummies — CBD gummies are fruit chews made from fruit puree and other active ingredients that help maximize bioavailability and further promote the effects of CBD.³ Our CBD Gummies are made with full-spectrum CBD and fortified with other essential vitamins and minerals to fit comfortably into any daily wellness routine. To experience the benefits of CBD gummies, we recommend enjoying a 25mg CBD gummy after breakfast and after dinner for maximized effects. Just be sure to take them daily as part of your  wellness routine for the best possible results. 

CBD Capsules & SoftgelsCBD oil capsules are pill-shaped edibles that you swallow like any other ordinary pill. They're the most convenient and discreet edibles available, and as an added perk, they don't have as many of those extra calories and sugars. Since they're easy to swallow, incorporating capsules and softgels into your daily routine is a breeze. Our CBD Oil Capsules and Softgels are made with full-spectrum hemp alongside flaxseed oil and terpenes that help boost the effects of CBD.⁵ We recommend one capsule after breakfast and dinner or on the go for pain management as needed. 

CBD Chocolate — CBD chocolates are chocolate bars infused with CBD. You can find this delicious CBD product in dozens of different flavors in many different combinations, including fruit and nuts or with white, dark, or milk chocolates. They break into pieces for accurate serving sizes and taste great on their own or in recipes, like our famous CBD Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Our small-batch CBD Chocolate Bar offers the perfect combination of full-spectrum CBD, vanilla, natural sea salt, and organic cacao. Each piece of chocolate contains 20mg of CBD. Treat yourself to a piece of chocolate daily for the best results with CBD. 

CBD Fruit Tarts — Our Fruit Tarts come in four different sour flavors and are formulated with all-natural ingredients and CBD isolate sourced from our farms.⁸ They're all vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free as an added bonus. They're portable, discreet, and easy to include in your daily routine. We suggest starting with two tarts (50mg) and increasing as needed.

CBD Cooking Oils — CBD cooking oils are made to be used in all of your favorite recipes. CBD can be infused into practically anything and can add a therapeutic boost to anything that comes from your kitchen. Our CBD Coconut Oil is extremely versatile and ready to use straight from the jar in all of your favorite recipes, including both foods and drinks.⁹ One teaspoon contains 45 mg of CBD. Easy to add into your breakfast and dinner plans, cooking oils are excellent for your daily wellbeing.

Finding the best CBD edible product for you may be a matter of trial and error. You may be intrigued by CBD isolate, broad spectrum, or full spectrum products ranging from CBD gummies to CBD chocolate. Everyone’s experience is different, therefore, CBD use will simply be a matter of determining which product best suits you, and then tailoring it to your liking and lifestyle.

Final thoughts on CBD edibles 

CBD products come in many forms, but edible CBD is one of the most popular ways of consuming CBD. CBD edibles are a fantastic choice for incorporating daily wellness into your life in one convenient bite-sized treat. They offer a host of many potential therapeutic benefits and are made to work. 

Experience wellness and wellbeing with the tried and trusted Lazarus Naturals suite of natural full-spectrum CBD. You can even try your hand at making your own CBD-infused edibles and drinks with CBD-infused cooking oil. Learn more and get all your CBD related questions answered, like "Are CBD gummies legal?" and “How much is CBD?”, at Lazarus Naturals.