What Are CBD Gummies Used For?
The ways to consume CBD extract seem to be endless these days. One of our favorites is CBD gummies. Not only are they delicious, but they are also an easy way to integrate CBD into your wellness regimen.
With that being said, CBD gummies can require some extra vigilance on the customer’s end. When companies start mass manufacturing CBD edibles, it becomes easier to cut corners and add in cost-effective ingredients. These synthetic additives can do more harm to the body than the potential good of CBD.
Let’s take a look at what CBD gummies are used for and what to look for in a high-quality CBD edible.
What Are CBD Gummies?
Gummies have become highly popular in the vitamin aisle. You can find gummy versions of everything from children’s multivitamins to vitamin C chewies to hair supplements. They’re convenient, tasty and easy for anyone to consume.
Gummies with CBD are generally made of these ingredients:
- Hemp extract.
- Strong flavored juice.
Once the juice and sweeteners are combined, the hemp extract and gelatin are added to the mixture. Gelatin is what gives gummies their chewy texture. There are many potential benefits to gelatin — this gel-like substance is comprised of many essential amino acids that can help with the absorption of nutrients, including cannabinoids.
Are CBD Gummies Vegan?
Most of the gummies you’ll find on the market are not vegan. Gelatin is made from boiling skin, bones and cartilage from animals. It’s much like a bone broth. When you heat these elements up, they secrete a sticky, viscous liquid.
While many companies use gelatin in their gummies formula, we do not follow this practice at Joy Organics. We try hard to make sure everyone can support their healthy lifestyle with CBD. That’s why our CBD edible gummies are formulated with one of the two following vegan alternatives of gelatin:
Pectin is a starch derived from the cell wall of plants. When you heat up pectin with acid (juice) and sugar (sweetener), it starts to form a texture similar to gelatin. Many jams and jellies are made out of this plant-based source.
This alternative to gelatin is derived from marine red algae. This vegan substitute makes gummies with a firmer consistency than gelatin. It can withstand higher heats than gelatin, so it’s less likely to melt into a sugary puddle on a hot summer day.
What to Be Careful About With CBD Gummies
It’s a lot easier for companies to cut corners with gummies than with a product like CBD tinctures or CBD softgels. There are several additives they may add like refined sugars and artificial dyes that give the treat its vibrant color.
By the time it’s all said and done, the ingredients list on a pack of CBD gummies can read as long as The Grapes of Wrath. At Joy Organics, we use just eight all-natural ingredients.
To add sweetness, we opt for organic agave and organic stevia instead of refined sugars, aspartame, or sucralose. They add just the sweet kick needed to complement the tart flavor of the organic apple juice in our formula.
In addition, not all gummies provide the same experience. Make sure you are purchasing gummies that are made with broad spectrum hemp extract instead of solely CBD isolate. Broad spectrum hemp extract contains many of the chemical compounds found in the hemp plant, minus the THC.
Together, these compounds work together in what’s known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect improves the bioavailability of CBD and improves your overall experience. While there are potential benefits of CBD isolate, you won’t get the full entourage effect.
Why Use CBD Gummies?
There are many reasons to try Joy Organics’ gummies as part of your wellness routine. For one, they’re tasty! For some, swallowing another capsule every day can seem like a chore. Popping a CBD gummy into your mouth feels like a treat. You are treating yourself every time you decide to take the reins on your wellness regimen.
CBD gummies are also a great way to get extended CBD throughout the day. Because you are eating this treat, your body must digest the solid matter surrounding the hemp extract first. Consuming a gummy is almost like getting timed-release CBD.
What’s even better about choosing Joy Organics for your gummies is that each delicious serving contains 20mg of CBD. We achieve this by combining broad spectrum hemp extract with CBD isolate — you get CBD along with additional cannabinoids.
Lastly, gummies are one of the best edibles for absorbing CBD. With most CBD edibles, you need to heat up butter or bake a brownie. Applying heat to broad spectrum hemp extract may damage some of the cannabinoids in the mixture. There is very little heat involved when making CBD gummies, however, so you don’t run the risk of compromising any cannabinoids.
When to Use CBD Gummies
If you’ve decided to treat yourself to premium CBD gummies from Joy Organics, you may be wondering just when you should use them. These edibles are perfect for helping maintain your calm before a big interview or as you wait on a crowded train.
CBD gummies are also great for relaxing after a long day. Just sit on the couch and enjoy a chewable while catching up on your favorite sitcom or reading a great book. Eating a CBD gummy as part of your nightly routine is a great way to support healthy sleep patterns.
You can also treat yourself after a tough exercise session. Joy Organics CBD gummies have a high concentration of CBD, so this treat and a smoothie are great additions to your post-workout recovery routine.
Why not add your friends and family to the fun? CBD gummies are great for any party. It’s an ideal way for you and those closest to you to take the edge off and relax at your next family picnic, business function or birthday party. Since Joy Organics products are THC free, even the little ones can enjoy a delicious gummy at the next gathering.
Visit our shop to learn more about our gummies and try them out for yourself. If you have any questions about our gummies, CBD or any of our products, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us or leave a comment below.