Full-spectrum CBD gummies are popping up everywhere these days. And why not, they’re an easy and tasty way to implement CBD into your daily routine. What makes these new full-spectrum gummies different from other CBD gummies?
- Are they safe?
- What do full-spectrum gummies do?
- Will they make you high?
We’ll try our best to answer all of these questions and more in this post
What Are Full Spectrum Gummies?
Full-spectrum gummies are gummies that have been infused with full-spectrum hemp extract, meaning they contain all of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant including CBD and THC.
What Do Full Spectrum Gummies Do?
Full-spectrum gummies have been around for some time and we have a pretty good idea about what full-spectrum CBD will do.
Taking full-spectrum gummies may help with:
- Promoting sleep
- Appetite stimulation
- General relaxation
How Are Full Spectrum Gummies Different From Other Gummies?
Most CBD Gummies, including Sunset Lake CBD’s very own CBD Sour Bears are made with CBD isolate— a purified form of CBD. Using isolated CBD has its benefits; CBD isolate is easier to incorporate into food products, it’s easier to homogenize, and CBD isolate won’t show up on a workplace drug test.
Using CBD isolate also has some drawbacks. Because CBD isolate is just one cannabinoid, you aren’t getting the benefits of whole-plant hemp extract, also known as the entourage effect common with full-spectrum products.
While there’s still much to be understood about the entourage effect, the hypothesis is that when all cannabinoids are present as they are in full-spectrum gummies, your CBD will work better with your body.
How Long Until Full Spectrum Gummies Start Working?
Full-spectrum gummies are just like any other full-spectrum edible and can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to take effect.
The cannabinoids present in the gummies first have to work their way to your digestive system before they enter your bloodstream. If you eat before you take your full-spectrum gummies, the effects from the gummies will take longer to come on, but will ultimately last longer.
Will Full Spectrum Gummies Make You Feel High?
If you follow the dosing instructions on your full-spectrum gummies, you shouldn’t feel any level of intoxication. You may experience a sense of calmness, relaxation, and sedation.
If, however, you choose to take more than your recommended serving size of full-spectrum gummies, it is possible for you to ingest enough THC for you to feel intoxicated. This is especially true for users who are sensitive to THC.
Be sure to look at your certificate of analysis so you might avoid ingesting too many full-spectrum gummies.
What Does “Full Spectrum” Mean?
When a CBD product is labeled as “full-spectrum” it means that the product contains all of the cannabinoids that the hemp plant produces, including THC.
There are ways to isolate and remove certain unwanted cannabinoids from hemp-derived concentrates. Full-spectrum CBD is almost always the least altered form of CBD that you can purchase and consume.
What’s The Difference Between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum?
The difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products relates to the cannabinoids present in each.
Full-spectrum contains trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)— the cannabinoid responsible for making users feel intoxicated.
Note: while THC is present in full-spectrum products, such low concentrations should not make average users experience any significant psychoactive effects.
Broad-spectrum CBD products have had their THC removed in some way. You might consider broad-spectrum CBD products for several reasons:
- Your state of residence requires all CBD products sold in-state to be THC-free.
- You are extra sensitive to THC and would rather avoid it if you can.
- You are subject to random workplace drug tests.
Full Spectrum Gummies: Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Full Spectrum Gummies Stay In Your System?
The full-spectrum CBD from your gummies can stay in your body for up to several days after use. This estimation is overly simplified though as everyone’s metabolism is different.
If you use full spectrum gummies frequently, take larger doses, or eat a lot of fatty foods, you can expect the cannabinoids to remain in your bloodstream for longer.
Do Full Spectrum Gummies Have Side Effects?
Taking full-spectrum gummies may cause you to experience some negative side effects, including:
- Changes in appetite
- Upset stomach
If you experience any of these side effects, try lowering your dose. If the problem persists, stop taking your full-spectrum gummies and consult a health professional (and a pharmacist if you are taking any other medications.)
Will Full Spectrum Gummies Make You Hungry?
It’s possible that your full-spectrum gummies may make you feel more hungry. Both CBD and THC, the main active ingredients, have been known to stimulate appetite in users.
How Many Full Spectrum Gummies Should I Take?
Take as many full-spectrum gummies as is advertised on your product’s packaging. Once you’re familiar with that dose, feel free to adjust it as needed.
We here at Sunset Lake CBD recommend starting with a low dose, sticking with it consistently for one week, and adjusting your dose up or down as needed. This way, your body can adjust properly to your full-spectrum gummies.
Will Full Spectrum Gummies Show Up On A Drug Test?
Full-spectrum gummies may show up on a workplace drug test. The caveat is that drug tests are not looking for CBD, but rather the trace amount of THC present in your full-spectrum gummies.
If you are subject to random workplace tests or believe you’ll need to take a test in the coming weeks, play it safe and avoid full-spectrum gummies.
Are Full Spectrum Gummies Legal?
Yes, full-spectrum gummies are legal, but only if the cannabinoids present in your gummies are derived from hemp plants that contain less than 0.3% of delta-9 THC, otherwise they would be considered a recreational cannabis product.
Your full-spectrum gummies may also contain up to 0.3% delta-9 THC by weight before they are no longer considered a legal hemp product.
Full Spectrum Gummies Wrap Up
Full-spectrum gummies offer an exciting and tasty option for folks looking for accurately-dosed CBD edibles that offer all of the benefits of full-spectrum CBD. Before you decide to buy, make sure that you check out the quality of the full-spectrum gummies and the company offering them. Always ask to see some test results.