Hemp Edibles are an easy way to consume CBD for long-lasting effects. Edibles represent any CBD-infused ingestible product, such as gummies, dry capsules, tinctures, and more. Essentially, if it goes in the mouth, it is an edible CBD product.
However, there is much more to edibles than whether or not consumers can eat them. In fact, many variables alter the effectiveness of cannabinoid-based edibles. For example, product type, absorption method, and the presence of additional elements may all alter the effectiveness of CBD products.
In fact, there’s a lot you should know about CBD edibles. Use the following information to help determine which CBD edibles to stock in your store, plus tips on how to educate your customer about their use.
What to Know About CBD Edibles
The first thing to understand about CBD edibles is different absorption methods. To be clear, eating and swallowing CBD products will not net the same results as would absorbing it under the tongue. These two absorption methods (metabolic versus sublingual absorption) have different dosing requirements and produce slightly different results.
For example, swallowing CBD requires the body to metabolize it before it can absorb into the bloodstream. However, the metabolic process inevitably burns some cannabinoids off before they can absorb into the blood. In fact, some research suggests that the metabolic process may burn up to 60 percent of the cannabinoids ingested. As such, products meant to be swallowed may often require higher dosing or special processing to make up for the loss.
On the other hand, sublingual products are those meant to absorb directly into the bloodstream from under the tongue and around the gum line. Notably, these products tend to take effect quicker because they bypass the metabolic process. As such, suggested doses are generally lower and may require more frequent consumption. Examples of sublingual CBD edibles include tinctures and gummies that the consumer absorbs under the tongue.
Importantly, swallowing cannabinoids ensures that they stay in the body longer to endure a drawn-out metabolic process. As such, the effects of metabolized cannabinoids last much longer than the effects of sublingual CBD products.
The Entourage Effect
The Entourage Effect refers to the phenomenon by which multiple elements work together to amplify their effectiveness as a whole. Examples of the Entourage Effect include products like our Sleep Softgels, which mix relaxing hemp terpenes with other sleep-promoting botanicals like melatonin.
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