What are CBD Edibles?

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When it comes to CBD, there’s a head-spinningly large variety of options to choose from.
But recently CBD edibles have become particularly popular in the UK.

In this article, we will outline what CBD edibles are and assess if they are the right choice for you as an individual.


What Are CBD edibles?


CBD edibles are simply ingestible food products that contain CBD. For those of you who don’t know, CBD is a hemp-derived compound that is used for its calming and wellbeing-enhancing effects.

The majority of cannabidiol edibles are in the form of sweets such as CBD gummies or CBD chocolates. However, you can also find products such as CBD drinks or CBD-infused nut butters.

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In the world of cannabis, before the recent popularity of CBD, the word ‘edibles’ was associated with THC and ‘getting high’. This brings us to the next question…


Do CBD Edibles Get You High?


CBD edibles in the UK are non-intoxicating so they will not get you high. Well, as long as they do not contain illegal levels of THC, that is.

As mentioned, CBD in food is used for general well-being purposes, with many people finding that it can improve their quality of life.


Are CBD Edibles Effective?


Edibles do tend to work for most individuals, but the extent to which they work depends on many factors.

Eating CBD edibles on an empty stomach, for example, will be less effective than consuming them as dessert after a meal. This is because consuming CBD with a source of fat can significantly boost bioavailability.

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Bioavailability is a term used to measure the amount of CBD that is effectively absorbed and used by the body. CBD has a relatively low bioavailability, meaning that the body can have a hard time processing it.

Studies have found CBD products such as sub-lingual oils, patches, water-solubles and vapes to have higher bioavailability than edibles. However, the effects of edibles tend to be longer-lasting as the CBD stays in the body longer than other products.

Therefore, edibles are suitable for people looking for less intense, but longer-lasting effects than other products.


How Long Does It Take To Feel The Effects Of CBD Edibles?


Out of all of the available options, edibles take the longest to kick in. You can expect to start noticing the effects within 30-90 minutes, although this will vary.

Compared with the effects of CBD vape, which can be felt in less than 5 minutes, this seems like a long time. But be patient, you should be feeling good in around one hour.


Assessing If Edibles Are The Product For You


There is no one-size-fits-all CBD product, and choosing the right product for you will largely come down to personal preference.

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People who avoid sugar, for example, may wish to choose other options such as CBD Oil . But for those with a sweet tooth looking for a convenient and tasty option, edibles are ideal.

We previously outlined that the effects of edibles take a while to kick in, so if you are looking for quick relief, then they are not the product for you. But if you are looking for subtle, long-lasting effects then they are.

The only solid way to find out what works best for you as an individual is to try different products and monitor the effects.

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