Your favorite treat, the gummies, are all grown up now. They are no longer just multicolored snacks for kids. Now they’re being used to help people supplement their diets with various minerals and vitamins.
CBD gummies are nothing new. They have built quite a reputation as an excellent way to take CBD while avoiding CBD oil's strong taste. There are many dispensaries and online retailers who sell these delicious treats.
CBD gummies are widely available online, but did you know you can quickly make them yourself at home? What's more, many variations can help meet whatever dietary restrictions you face. This article features several recipes you can make at home. Here are a few things you need to know about CBD gummies and other CBD edibles.
There are three main kinds of CBD: CBD isolate, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD. CBD isolate is made by extracting all other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids: all the ingredients besides CBD itself. People who do this only want CBD in their extract. They may be highly sensitive to THC (the cannabinoid that gets you “stoned”), or they may undergo frequent drug testing and don't want THC in their system.
Full-spectrum CBD is what you would call the plant extract before anything is removed. There is a belief that there is an “entourage effect” when you ingest all the compounds in the plant, including all the cannabinoids.
Research is still ongoing as to what these other cannabinoids do, and they may contribute to the good results people get from taking CBD. The THC content in hemp-derived CBD is 0.3 percent or lower, so ideally it should not affect the person using it.
Those who want to receive help from the rest of the plant extracts, excluding THC, can take broad-spectrum CBD. Either type will work for the recipes below.
There are two main types of CBD gummies: coated and infused. Coated gummies are either sprayed or covered with CBD. Determining these gummies' concentration is difficult because they may not be equally coated, and some of the coating may rub off during storage.
The best option is to use infused CBD gummies. The CBD is incorporated into the recipe, and as long as you mix well when making them, each gummy will have the same amount of CBD.
Are you vegan? Do you prefer a keto or paleo diet? Do you have any food allergies? Do you have specific preferences like liking sweet gummies over sour gummies? Do you prefer gummy bears, worms, stars or hearts?
You can tailor your CBD gummy recipe to suit your needs. You can also incorporate certain ingredients if you want to make them for a specific reason.
Here are five reasons why you should consider making your own CBD gummies.
If you are on a diet you want to adhere to, you can alter the ingredients used to make the gummies.
Maybe you are concerned about the type of juice they use, and you have some preferences. Perhaps you prefer a specific kind of sweetener or want to use grass-fed gelatin. Whatever your choice, making these gummies yourself puts you at ease about what is in them.
You have tested them out and know that you want a specific amount of CBD per gummy. Maybe you are having a hard time finding gummies with that concentration. Making your own gummies allows you to determine what amount of CBD is in each gummy.
You could choose to buy premade gummies. However, they aren't always cheap. Making them on your own might allow you to enjoy them at a more affordable price.
Maybe you don't like the common gummy shapes, and you prefer gummy dinosaurs instead. You can make them in whatever shape you want. You can vary the juice and the coating to make gummies that suit your needs.
Here are three easy gummy recipes you should try.
You are all done with this easy recipe. Here are a few things to note:
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When making your gummies, you have to decide how much CBD you want each gummy to have. This may involve a little math. Don't worry, math haters, this math is as easy as the recipes you have just seen.
You may decide you want a low dosage of 2 mg or as high as 50 mg—it's up to you. Note that the higher the dosage, the stronger the taste of the CBD. A lower dosage may be better if you want to mask the taste.
If you are making 20 gummies with 2 mg CBD in each, you will need 40 mg of CBD.
20 gummies * 2 mg/gummy = 40 mg CBD
Let's say you are using CBD oil. You have the 1,000 mg CBD oil in a 50 ml bottle. First, figure out how much CBD is in each ml of the oil.
1,000 mg / 50 ml = 20 mg/ml
Next, decide how many ml you will need.
40 mg / 20 mg/ml = 2 ml
Check if the bottle of CBD oil you have has supplied the value for the size of each drop. If it has, you may not have to measure. Just count the number of drops needed to make up the amount of CBD you require.
Here are some common questions asked concerning CBD gummies.
CBD is legal in the United States, but the legality may vary from state to state. Check out what your state laws have to say about it.
Many people confuse CBD with THC. There is a difference between CBD and THC. THC is the cannabinoid that makes you high, not CBD. For most CBD products to be within the legal limits, they must be hemp-derived and contain at most 0.3 percent THC. This amount is too little to make you high.
Some extracts, such as CBD isolate or broad-spectrum, contain absolutely zero THC. That's why we use them for all of the products we offer on the Penguin CBD website.
This is an individual choice. The amount of CBD gummies depends on several variables, such as
One way to determine how many gummies to take is to start with the lowest dose. Take one gummy and keep adding one a day until you find the amount that works for you. Then you can switch to gummies with that particular constitution or make your own.
Again, this is an individual matter. They may take 30 minutes or longer to kick in, and may last up to six hours. Be aware that because they have to go through the digestive process, the concentration that reaches your bloodstream may be lower than you consume.
For those who wish to add some cannabinoids like CBD into their day-to-day lives, making your own CBD gummies is a great way to do so. Try any of these recipes today.