Edibles are perhaps the most popular of all categories of CBD products. And it’s no surprise, given the number of edible products available in the UK, from CBD gummies to CBD tablets and more — each with its own unique formulation, serving a variety of needs. Beyond the flavour of a delicious gummy or cookie, edibles also have the benefit of delivering the longest lasting CBD effects of any hemp products.
So, with this in mind, let’s take a closer look at CBD edibles, beginning with their number one ingredient, cannabidiol.
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound created by the cannabis plant. It belongs to a family of over a hundred such compounds, called cannabinoids, whose number also includes CBN, CBG, CBC, and THC. CBD is one of the two major cannabinoids that occur in the highest concentrations in the hemp plant. The other major cannabinoid is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the cannabinoid generally associated with marijuana (it’s the one that gets you high). CBD, however, is non-psychoactive and will not get you high.
The Benefits of CBD
Your body produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, which are part of a far-reaching endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a cell-signaling system that sends signals to receptors in various organs and systems throughout the body, helping to maintain homeostasis, or balance. In doing this, endocannabinoids help regulate such crucial functions as mood, memory, appetite, stress, immune, sleep, motor control, pain, and more.
When CBD and other plant-based cannabinoids are consumed, they mimic the body’s own endocannabinoids and deliver a boost to this system. The result is a wealth of healthy benefits for the mind and body, and it’s the primary reason CBD has become such a popular wellness supplement.
Before we go too much further, let’s have a quick lesson on cannabis. In the eyes of the law, cannabis comes in two forms: high-THC marijuana and low-THC hemp. All of the CBD and THC products on this site come from hemp, which legally has less than 0.3% THC.
Full Spectrum CBD vs. Broad Spectrum CBD vs. CBD Isolate
Before we take a deeper look at CBD edibles, let’s examine the different types of CBD you might find in a CBD product.
Full spectrum CBD is the hemp oil as it is first extracted from the buds, leaves, and stalks of the plant. This robust hemp extract contains all of the cannabinoids (including CBD and traces of THC), terpenes, and flavonoids of the plant.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is the exact same oil as full spectrum CBD, only the THC has been filtered out (along with a few other compounds in the filtering process). Broad spectrum CBD is also a potent CBD oil, delivering nearly all the same wellness benefits as full spectrum CBD.
CBD isolate refers to cannabidiol with all other hemp matter removed, leaving only 99% pure CBD.
WHAT ARE CBD EDIBLES?
CBD edibles are exactly what the name implies, CBD-infused products that you eat or drink. So, when you take a CBD edible, the CBD passes through your digestive tract and liver before being absorbed into your bloodstream.
Edible CBD products come in all shapes and sizes, from CBD gummies, CBD pills, and CBD capsules to CBD cookies, CBD drinks, and more.
THE BENEFITS OF EDIBLES
CBD edibles are the product of choice for many CBD consumers for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, edibles can simply be fun to eat (who doesn’t love a chewy gummy?). Edibles are a great alternative product for people who don’t like vaping CBD or taking CBD oil from a dropper and holding it under their tongue. For many, a taste-tempting gummy or handy CBD capsule is the best way to go.
But CBD edibles have more to offer than just flavour or convenience. Edible CBD products also have the longest lasting effects of any type of CBD product. And that all stems from how the CBD is absorbed into your bloodstream. With edibles, the CBD has to pass through your digestive tract before being absorbed into the bloodstream. While that can potentially take 30 to 120 minutes, the CBD effects can last from six to eight hours (depending on personal bioavailability factors, such as height, weight, metabolism, and CBD tolerance).
CBD EDIBLE PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE UK
As mentioned, CBD edible products come in a variety of forms. Here’s a look at the wide selection of best-selling UK edibles from CBDfx, a leader in the CBD industry since 2014.
We carry several CBD gummies in the UK to serve a variety of customer needs. Our Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies are a classic, CBD-only product, formulated to help you enjoy the calming wellness effects of CBD without any other active ingredients clouding your experience. And at 50 mg of CBD per two-gummy serving, it’s a CBD experience you’ll surely enjoy.
CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina and CBD Gummies with Apple Cider Vinegar are both fantastic morning health supplements, delivering a potent dose of CBD along with powerful, health-boosting superfoods. CBD Multivitamin Gummies come in formulas for women and for men. These tasty CBD sweets deliver a bevy of vitamins and minerals to start your day. Lastly, our CBD Sleep Gummies combine calming CBD with sleep terpenes, and restful botanical oils for a powerful, effective sleep aid.
Each of our CBD gummies comes in a delicious fruit flavour, making them an absolute joy to take!
CBD capsules, tablets and pills are great products for folks who prefer to take their CBD on the go. Consistently dosed and mess-free, CBD capsules are perfectly suited for CBD users with active lifestyles. We have two safe and effective CBD capsule products in the UK.
Edible CBD products deliver benefits that other types of CBD products don’t offer, including long-lasting CBD effects, convenience, and (for many) a level of enjoyment that’s unmatched. Whether you want CBD edibles for energy and focus, general health and wellness, sleep support, or sweet CBD “chill,” we’ve got a gummy, tablet, or capsule that’s just right for you. We wish you the very best on your CBD journey.
Looking for a quick and convenient CBD edible? Try our Mixed Berry CBD Gummies!