The Ultimate CBD Gummies Guide

When it comes to selecting the most enjoyable and tastiest way to take CBD, gummies win hands down.

CBD gummies are edible candies that contain cannabidiol (CBD) oil. These sweet treats are among the most popular among consumers for their health benefits and because they just make the whole experience fun.

So what makes CBD gummies such a good method for ingesting CBD method and experiencing greater well-being? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits they offer, and how to choose the best CBD gummies for you.

CBD gummies – what are these delicious treats?

CBD gummies are gummy candies that have been infused with CBD to create a tasty, alternative method of consuming hemp. Penguin’s gummies offer a deliciously chewy consistency to go with your 10mg daily dose of CBD, and also give the gift of a warm, peaceful feeling afterward.

CBD gummies are among the most popular way to consume CBD because their sweet and tangy taste go a long way to hiding the sometimes bitter or earthy natural flavor of CBD. They also offer a pre-measure dose of CBD, so you always know how much you are getting.

Gummies are a convenient and fun way of administering CBD, without the fuss of using a dropper (which how CBD oil is generally taken) or needing a glass of water (such as you would need to swallow CBD capsules). Because of this, CBD gummies are more accessible and make for a low-stress introduction to CBD for people who are interested in trying it out.

What are the benefits CBD gummies?

CBD gummies are also a low-profile and portable way of taking a dose of CBD while you are out in public. Gummies are also great because you know exactly how much CBD you’re using, including the concentration and dosage.

For instance, with Penguin gummies, you know that each one contains a premeasured serving of 10 mg of CBD. Another nice perk is you can easily split a gummy into smaller pieces, so you have more flexibility with your dosing options. 

CBD gummies give you all the health benefits of CBD and many people take them to help reduce stress, relieve anxiety, ease chronic pain, support better sleep or reduce inflammation in the body. Another benefit is that because gummies and other edibles break down slower in your system, the effects are generally felt for much longer. You may feel the benefits of CBD gummies for up to four or five hours.

If you’re new to CBD supplements and aren’t sure where to begin, gummies are a popular choice. They are easier to take than a capsule – especially if you have trouble swallowing pills.  And you don’t need to worry about measuring out CBD in a dropper, as you would with CBD oil.

What is the difference between CBD gummies and edibles?

CBD gummies fall under the broader category of CBD edibles, which include a range of consumable products (anything from baked goods to canned drinks to smoothies you make at home). As the name suggests, edibles are products that you eat, and like all food, they contain calories and other ingredients, along with CBD.

You can use CBD oil to create your own edibles, if you so desire. CBD oil can be used as an additive to nearly any kind of food that you cook or bake at home – people add CBD to their recipes for anything from pasta sauce to freshly-squeezed juice.

CBD gummies are among the most popular CBD edibles. For one, gummies are premade, so no need to get out your baking pans, just open the jar, put one gummy in your mouth, eat and enjoy! Each gummy is packed with a pre-measured 10 mg dose of CBD, which makes this one of the easiest and (let’s be honest) tastiest options for CBD.

Are there any drawbacks to CBD gummies?

One concern you may hear about using CBD gummies is that they may not be as fast-acting as other forms of CBD. This is because CBD is absorbed into your system as it is digested, so if you have a slower digestive system, it may take a bit longer for you to feel the effects.

Variables in each person’s digestion can make it hard to gauge how long before an edible takes effect, especially if you create your own, as CBD concentrations vary. In addition, the type of food you’ve eaten recently may change how fast CBD is absorbed into your system.

Expect it to take anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes to experience the effects. However, the effect you feel through gummies and all CBD edibles tend to last longer than other methods -- usually around four to six hours.

What type of CBD is used in gummies?

Penguin uses CBD isolate in our gummies, because we have found that this gives our product the best, most clean-tasting edible possible. Afterall, if you are going to splurge on an edible, you want it to be a treat for all of your senses.

CBD isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99 percent CBD. Because it is “isolated,” it contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids. CBD isolate is good for people who may be sensitive to other CBD cannabinoids or terpenes. And because CBD isolate is pure CBD, so there is also no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel high.

CBD isolate has an exceptionally light flavor (compared to the more earthy or bitter flavor of other types of CBD). So, CBD isolate is a great choice to use in gummies because it offers a clean taste that won’t alter the sweet, tangy-ness of the gummy candy.

The process used in creating CBD isolate removes any trace of THC, so there are no psychoactive ingredients. So, our gummies give you the benefits of CBD without any worry that you are consuming any potentially intoxicating ingredients.

Can CBD gummies make you high?

No. All of Penguin CBD products – including our gummies -- have absolutely no THC, and therefore there is nothing in our products that will make you high. CBD is derived from hemp, and by law, CBD must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC to be considered hemp. However, Penguin uses CBD isolate in its gummy products which contains nothing but pure, isolated CBD.

It’s also important to note that not feeling high doesn’t mean that it’s not working. Some people describe the effects of CBD as being subtle, but giving them a feeling of overall greater wellness.

How will CBD gummies make me feel?

Many consumers report positive effects after taking CBD, including feeling relaxed and calm. Some people describe CBD as feeling like their pain and anxiety have been lifted, much like a weight that you’ve been carrying around for so long that you forgot how heavy it was.

Not all people get a definitive result when using CBD products. A few people may get a strong feeling or effect from using a CBD gummy, but it’s more likely is that you’ll experience a sense of calm or relaxation. You might notice that your anxiety levels are dropping, but it might be slow and subtle.

Each person will experience the effects of CBD a little differently. How CBD affects you will depend on the dose and frequency that you take CBD, your diet and what you have eaten before you take a dose of CBD, as well as your metabolism, weight and any other medical conditions you have. Another factor is the type of CBD used in the product and the quality of the CBD.

What are some reasons people take CBD gummies?

Many people use CBD to help relieve anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and pain (although it’s also important to note that these claims aren’t, as of yet, proven).

Pain reduction is one of the main reasons people use CBD. It’s believed that regular use of CBD can reduce pain and inflammation and also speeds up healing when muscles and joints have been exhausted from intense exercise. CBD is also believed to help reduce chronic pain and can be used to treat conditions like arthritis.

CBD is believed to treat anxiety through an indirect interaction with the endocannabinoid system and also through its effect on our serotonin receptors. CBD also targets the hippocampus area of the brain, and since this part of the brain is involved with anxiety and cognitive function, any process that leads to neurogenesis could have a positive impact.

How do CBD gummies work?

The human body contains a system known as the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. The ECS is responsible for regulating significant functions of the body including pain response, anxiety levels, inflammation, sleep cycle, appetite, and much more.

The ECS is made of two cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are located throughout your body's central nervous system, brain, organs, and immune system. When you eat and digest CBD gummies, your body metabolizes the contents and puts those CBD components to use. People often report that CBD helps them get a better night's rest, promotes calm and relaxation, relieves stress, and more.

How do I take CBD gummies and how many should I eat?

The good news about gummies is they are easy and fun to take! Simply pop one in your mouth, chew and swallow. The bigger question is figuring out the right dose for you, and exactly how many you need to eat to get the desired effect. For many people, it takes a little time to see what dose works best for you.

The best way to gauge how many you should take is to start slowly. Each of Penguin’s gummies has 10 mg of CBD, so it’s best to eat one gummy and see how you feel. 

After ingesting a gummy, the CBD starts interacting with receptors in your body. It’s important to pace yourself and let your body fully absorb each gummy to see how it’s interacting with your system before you eat any more. Eating more in the hopes of speeding up or enhancing the process can lead to possible side effects.

What are the possible side effects of eating too many gummies?

In general, side effects are mild and easy to treat. According to the World Health Organization, no public health issues have been associated with using CBD, and there is no evidence to suggest that regular use can lead to addiction.

Some side effects that have been noted include:

  • Drowsiness (feeling tired) or feeling less alert
  • Digestive issues, such as diarrhea or decreased appetite
  • Interactions with other medications

How to pick the right product for you

    Like any CBD product, you want to make sure you buy from a reputable company. It’s key to look for brands that offer third party laboratory results.

    Penguin is proud to work with one of the country’s leading independent third-party labs to make sure that our gummies are completely free of any harmful chemicals or unwanted additives. This means you can rest assured that our products are completely safe to consume.

    If you wish to check the results yourself, click here.

    Things to keep in mind

    Remember that everyone may react a little differently when it comes to CBD. The dosage you need to manage your symptoms may be different than what someone else needs. It’s always best to start with a low dosage and increase it slowly until you find the ideal level to manage your condition and get the results you desire.

    Don’t forget to talk to your doctor before beginning a CBD supplement, especially if he or she helps you manage a chronic condition. This is especially important if you take prescription medications. It's also important to keep in mind that CBD may impact the enzyme system in the liver, and it may affect how your body absorbs other prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    Remember, CBD is legal, even in states without medical or recreational marijuana laws. Letting your doctor know you take a CBD supplement does not jeopardize you in any way.

    Key take-aways

    • CBD gummies are an easy, tasty and portable way of taking CBD – they will not get you high as there is no THC.
    • Many people use CBD to help relieve anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain.
    • Gummies offer a pre-measured dose of CBD. Each Penguin gummies has 10mgs of CBD. Start slow by taking one gummy and waiting to see how you feel.
    • It may take an hour or so to feel the effects after eating a CBD gummy. However, you’ll also feel the effects for longer – up to 4 or 5 hours.