These are great for an as needed pick me up. Start by taking 1 gummy to gauge the effects. If you want to stretch the jar a little longer, cut them in half. Each gummy is dosed at 20mg of CBD and 10mg of CBG totaling 30mg of total cannabinoids. Increase or decrease as needed.
Why Would I Use an Edible like Gummies?
Edibles are a great way for people new to CBD to experiment. Edibles taste great and are easy to take. They are also very discrete, nobody has to know you are using a cannabis product. Edibles are great for people curious about experimenting with cannabis to see how it works for them. Be mindful when around children because these types of products can be mistaken for candy easily.
Edibles are delicious and don’t have an oily texture like sublingual oils. They take a little longer to start working than other delivery methods, but they also tend to last much longer.
Time for Edibles to take effect: 60-90 minutes
How long will edibles last: 6-8 hours
- One of the easiest ways to ingest CBD for those that are new to it
- Predetermined dosage usually in 10 – 25mg pieces
- Discrete and easy to take
- Tastes good
- Best for those taking CBD “as needed”
- Can get expensive if you are using on a daily basis
- Can have a lot of sugar for those that are health conscious
- Hard to adjust dosage if necessary
- Your body doesn’t absorb as much medicine as a tincture
Edibles are best suited for:
- Patient’s that do not like the taste or consistency of oil
- People new to CBD
- People looking for relief “as needed”
- People that like sweet treats
Why Would I Use CBG?
Considered the mother of all cannabinoids, CBGa (the acidic precursor to CBG) is the first cannabinoid produced by a maturing cannabis plant. From there, most of the CBG turns into CBDa or THCa, so CBG is found in much smaller amounts in hemp and cannabis.
CBG is similar to CBD in that it is non-intoxicating, neuroprotective, and anti-inflammatory. Researchers believe CBG may have several potential uses including anxiety, inflammatory conditions, intraocular pressure, and cancer. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to claim CBG is effective for any of these conditions quite yet, but research is still in preliminary stages.
Here at East Coast, we typically add CBG in with CBD for patients that need something a little stronger. Anecdotally, patients seem to get a better effect, possibly due to the entourage effect as well as CBG acting on the receptors where CBD helps to produce and regulate endocannabinoids. Also, CBG seems to be stimulating and can help with mental clarity for many users. Since the literature on CBG is preliminary or pretty much non existent, there aren’t any FDA indicated uses at this time, but we believe this may change in the future.
CBG Best Uses:
- Patients with more significant symptoms
- Stomach issues