The widespread availability of cannabidiol nowadays has led to a plethora of CBD-infused products to choose from. These include bath bombs, vaping liquid, gummies, oil, and even balms.
CBD is a great stress reliever for those who want to unwind at the end of a long day. CBD is a compound extracted from marijuana and at times hemp plant but is legal as it contains almost negligent THC. As a CBD enthusiast, you might want to compare which of the two is better for you in terms of your health, the availability, dosage, etc. This article compares CBD gummies and oil, so you can choose according to your preferences.
CBD gummies are edibles that are available in stores and online, which makes them extremely accessible. They are essentially candy-like treats that come in different shapes, colors, and flavors. They do not require additional processes to make it consumable and is thus very easy to consume. Let’s look at what some of the benefits of CBD gummies are:
Benefits of CBD Gummies:
- Consistent Dosage and Flavor
CBD gummies come in very specific dosage and do not vary like in the case of CBD oil. They do not require you to measure or mix with any other ingredients, which makes it safe to use. For instance, if the gummy contains CBD of 20mg, you can administer your dose easily ad can also have half the gummy if you want a lower dose.
Moreover, the taste of the gummies specifically attracts a lot of consumers as it is tasty and does not leave a bad after taste, like that in CBD oil. They are regular gummies but with added benefits. Most gummies do not contain artificial flavors but instead have natural fruit flavors, and are mostly vegan friendly as well.
- Induce calmness
If you are someone who suffers from anxiety then CBD gummies are a great way of reducing anxiety and creating a sense of calm. Moreover, unlike in the case of CBD oil you do not get greater anxiety when eating the gummies because they look and taste just like regular gummy treats. CBD gummies are great for boosting your confidence especially if you have anxiety-related disorders such as Social Anxiety.
Also, gummies help relieve stress without making you drowsy. They do not make you “high” either, which is why having one gummy a day will only promote relaxation and won’t hinder your productivity in the sense that marijuana does.
- Last longer
Even though CBD takes longer to be chewed and properly digested as compared to CBD oil, it lasts for much longer. The logic behind it is that the digestive system processes it slowly and eventually transfers to the entire body over a few hours. Thus, the effects last for a longer period. Although, the time it takes to affect you depends on other factors such as body mass, height, metabolism, etc. The average time for the CBD gummy to show its effects is between 30 to 120 minutes.
- Won’t damage your lungs
In the case of CBD oil, you need a medium like a vape to take the CBD in, which affects your throat and lungs. In the case of the gummies, since they are taken orally, none of these harmful effects will damage you. Besides, because they are eaten the absorption rate of CBD is also low. According to a study, 100 mg of a gummy will provide about only 20 mg of CBD. This is because of the digestive processes that only take place when CBD is taken orally.
CBD oil is usually extracted from a cannabis plant which is then mixed with another oil such as hemp seed or coconut oil. It consists of very low levels of THC (the agent that produces a high feeling), which is why it is legal in many states. They have many benefits especially when it comes to medical conditions.
Let’s explore these:
Benefits of CBD Gummies:
- Anti-Inflammation and Pain Relieving Properties
CBD oil is known to ease pain in the body and mouth. Studies have shown its effectiveness when applied to the legs of those people suffering from peripheral neuropathy. It helped reduce pain along with swelling and itchiness. According to another study, CBD oil was used to reduce chronic pain at the back of the mouth that also helped reduce inflammation.
CBD oil is a natural replacement for NSAIDs as it helps reduce chronic pain to a great extent.
- Neuroprotective Properties
Studies are undergoing that have shown that CBD oil promotes brain health and helps prevent brain diseases like dementia, seizures, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease. CBD oil not only reduces inflammation but also leads to the generation of newer cells. This may be so because of the rich antioxidants that are present in it. CBD infused medication is also on the rise for epilepsy patients due to its positive effects on the brain.
- Heart, Blood Pressure and Cancer Treatment
Those people with high-stress levels often tend to have high blood pressure. Thanks to its anti-anxiety properties, CBD oil reduces blood pressure and chances of strokes that are linked to high-stress levels. It is thus a natural alternative to medicine for treating high blood pressure and other heart diseases.
Furthermore, the use of CBD oil for cancer patients is growing rapidly. The side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea, pain, etccan be significantly reduced with the use of CBD oil. Although some studies have shown that THC might be more effective for reducing nausea in cancer patients as compared to CBD.
- Reduces Acne
Almost 9% of people suffer from acne which is usually caused by excessive sebum production or genetics. CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflamed acne and also leads to lower sebum production. Not just that, but CBD oil’s anti-oxidants promote healthier skin with lower sebum production from the sebaceous glands.
The benefits of both CBD gummies and oil seem to be great and to simply state that one is better than the other would not be fair. They both are used under different circumstances and for different purposes. CBD gummies are usually used by the younger generation because of their exciting flavors and often mostly for recreational purposes.
They are also preferred by people that do not want to damage their lungs, which is a side effect if the oil is used through a vape.
Thus, each is used under different circumstances and for different purposes, hence at the end of the day, it depends on the user’s preference as to which of the two he/she prefers.