CBD edibles vs. CBD oil
Which CBD product is right for me? It's a question we get A LOT. For those who decide to take CBD orally, the choice often comes down to edibles or tinctures. So what's the difference? For one, how quickly and how long you'll feel the effects of the CBD. Edibles take longer to kick in (between 30 minutes to 2 hours), and the effects typically last longer. That's because edibles are processed through your digestive system, and the CBD is metabolized through your liver, which takes longer and provides a bit more of a time-released effect. With tinctures taken sublingually (held under the tongue for 30-90 seconds), the CBD enters your bloodstream directly and almost immediately (similar to smoking CBD or THC flower)—with full effects within 20 minutes. If you're wondering which might be right for you, we advise experimenting with both to see how each method affects you.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are just what they sound like—gummy candies than contain CBD. It sounds simple, but choosing the right brand of CBD gummy can be anything but. Because gummy production at scale can be difficult, and mass production of gummies involves expensive machinery, most CBD gummies are white-labeled, meaning they are purchased wholesale and then marked up in price. Worse, some CBD gummy brands purchase commercially made candy (without CBD) and spray the CBD onto the surface of the candy. This isn't ideal for obvious reasons—there can be issues with consistency, and the CBD can "rub off" during bottling, transport, etc. At Half Day CBD, we make our gummies in a state-of-the-art, FDA-certified facility. Our experienced candy-makers have perfected the recipes and flavors—always infused with CBD, never sprayed. We make them in small batches to ensure freshness, store them in a temperature-controlled facility and get them to you quickly to ensure they're delicious and effective.
CBD gummies vs. CBD oil—what's the difference?
Edibles and oils are arguably two of the most popular forms of CBD, so it's no surprise than many people wonder if they should use CBD oil or CBD gummies. The answer depends on several factors. CBD oil, when taken sublingually (under the tongue) typically takes full effect within 5-20 minutes, where as edibles such as gummies can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. This is because edibles are metabolized through your digestive system and liver before entering your bloodstream, where as sublingual application of oil enters your bloodstream directly via the capillaries under your tongue and in your cheeks. For this same reason, the effects of CBD edibles tend to last longer than oils. Absorption (also known as bioavailability) of CBD is slightly higher when taken sublingually vs. metabolized via the digestive system. Finally, because of the body absorbs CBD differently during sublingual oil application vs. digestion (eating a gummy, for instance), some CBD users report slightly different effects/feelings.
Can CBD gummies help with anxiety?
Many people have questions about how CBD can help with anxiety. While Half Day CBD gummies are not intended to to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, many of our customers say they use CBD gummies to help with daily stressors and bring a feeling of calm/balance. As we say, it's not about what you feel—it's about what you don't feel.
Will CBD gummies help with pain?
Half Day CBD gummies are not intended to to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. However, according to Harvard Health, two recent studies have shown than CBD "may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain." While more human trials are needed to substantiate this evidence, many of our customers say they use gummies to help with general relief and recovery.
Will CBD gummies help with sleep?
While Half Day CBD gummies are not intended to to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, some customers use it before bed and say it provides a sense of calm. Because CBD gummies tend to last longer than other methods of CBD consumption, many enjoy taking them at night, an hour or so before bed.
Can I use CBD gummies for focus?
Stress, anxiety, pain and sleeplessness can all interfere with your ability to focus and be productive. While Half Day CBD is not intended to to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, many Half Day customers say CBD gummies provide a sense of balance and calm they feel helps them improve daily focus.
Are CBD gummies addictive?
While Half Day CBD gummies are not intended to diagnose, treat. cure or prevent any disease, many users seek out CBD as an alternative to potentially addictive medications. A 2018 report from the World Health Organization asserts than CBD does not cause physical dependence and is "not associated with abuse potential."