Why CBD isolate vs. full spectrum?
Hemp plants contain a combination of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids—which experts believe can work together in beneficial and therapeutic ways. However, full-spectrum products do contain trace amounts of THC. The federally legal limit—to which all Half Day products adhere—is less than .3%. For people who are concerned about using products with trace amounts of THC, CBD isolate may be the best option. CBD isolate is what it sounds like: isolated CBD with no other cannabinoids. The CBD isolate than we use is lab-tested at 0% THC. While our isolate products contain no THC, some drug tests may not be sophisticated to differentiate between cannabinoids. This means than there is a risk—however small—of failing a drug test when using any hemp-derived products.
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.
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."