Hemp Gummies vs. CBD Gummies: When To Use Each

Hemp Gummies vs. CBD Gummies: When To Use Each

If you’re new to CBD or hemp products, it can be difficult to tell the difference between hemp gummies and CBD gummies. Both of these products are wellness products that typically come from hemp. Hemp is a very versatile plant, and the benefits of hemp largely depend upon what part of the plant the product is made from.

Hemp gummies and CBD gummies are made from completely different parts of the hemp plant. Each type of gummy has its own benefits. Before you pick up a pack of gummies, here’s what you should know about the differences between the two and how to best use them.

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD gummies are gummies infused with CBD extract sourced from industrial hemp plants. These gummies are a more appealing option for people who don’t like the way that hemp seed oil tastes and want a product that contains cannabinoids (which hemp seed oil does not). They’re also an excellent choice for people who don’t want to swallow large CBD softgels. 

CBD gummies come in different strengths, and the CBD content of each gummy should be printed on the packaging. Beginners often start with a single low dose of edibles per day, while experienced CBD users may enjoy gummies with higher potency.

What Exactly Does CBD Do?

CBD oil uses all the parts of the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum CBD gummies and other products contain cannabidiol (or CBD) that works with your body’s endocannabinoid system (or ECS) and may produce the entourage effect. 

Your endocannabinoid system is a giant network of receptors throughout the body. In addition to your cannabinoid receptors, CBD can also work with other receptors that are open to cannabinoid influence.

When you use CBD, it provokes the receptors within this system. However, it doesn’t bind to the ECS or change how they work. Instead, CBD encourages them to do a better job of performing their natural functions.

When CBD starts to influence these receptors, you may feel a bit more relaxed. CBD can help ease physical and emotional tension. In fact, many people find that CBD makes it easier to sleep at night and concentrate during the day. 

When you’re at ease, almost anything you do may feel easier.

What Are Hemp Gummies?

Hemp gummies are edibles made with hemp seed oil. While hemp seed oil doesn’t contain any CBD, the hemp plant only produces CBD when growing leaves and flowers. You’re not going to get the holistic potential health benefits of CBD from products made with hemp seed oil.

The packaging of hemp gummies is often misleading. Many people buy them, believing that the product contains CBD because it’s made from hemp. They’ll take a few and think CBD doesn’t work for them because they felt they were using a product that contains CBD.

The easiest way to gain insight and clarity is to check the supplement facts on the bottle. If the product contains CBD, it may be clearly labeled with CBD content. If it isn’t, the product doesn’t contain CBD.

Hemp gummies are similar to other gummy supplements. These gummies don’t have an active ingredient, and there is no minimum or maximum amount you should use.

What Do Hemp Gummies Do?

Hemp gummies contain healthy omega fats. Your body uses omega fats to repair and protect itself. Most people get their recommended daily amount of omega fats through their diet. 

There is no universal recommended daily amount of omega-3, but some medical researchers suggest that anywhere between 400 mg and 500 mg daily is the optimal range

People who eat vegetarian or vegan diets might have difficulty achieving their omega fats, as their only options are foods like soybeans and nuts. If your doctor recommends incorporating more omega fats into your diet, ask about using hemp gummies to supplement your intake. 

When Should You Use CBD Gummies?

You should use CBD gummies on a daily basis to experience the full extent of their benefits. Many people take CBD gummies within an hour before they need the effects to kick in. This gives the body enough time to digest the gummy and let the CBD work to produce its effects.

If you’re looking to sleep easy, eat a CBD gummy as the first step of your nighttime routine. By the time you’ve showered and set out your clothes for the morning, you should be good to go. 

If you’re looking to make your workday a little less stressful, eat your CBD gummy before you start cooking breakfast. Gummies can help give you a head start and get to work sooner than it would if you ate them on a full stomach.

When Should You Use Hemp Gummies?

There are no benefits you’ll get from hemp gummies that you can’t get elsewhere. While they’re perfectly safe to use, they aren’t going to provide you with any meaningful benefits. You’re better off using hemp seed oil if you’re interested in the nutritional perks of hemp.

What Are the Nutritional Benefits of Hemp

Hemp seed oil can be used to replace olive oil in recipes for cold foods. You shouldn’t cook with hemp seed oil, and you can’t fry things in hemp seed oil. It has a low smoke point and burns very quickly. 

When you heat it up, it gets charred and tastes bad. Try mixing it with herbs and red wine vinegar to make your own salad dressing or sandwich spread.

If you’re interested in the skin health benefits of hemp seed oil, simply apply it to your skin. You don’t need to do anything fancy or special, as even a few tiny drops can go a long way. You can massage it into your face to promote healing after a breakout or moisturize even the most sensitive skin. 

You can also put a few drops in your hair if it’s dry or frizzy, but beware. Hemp seed oil has a natural green color. If you have blonde hair, it can look green when applying hemp seed oil. 

Try using hemp seed oil as a leave-in treatment before washing your hair. Then, use a sulfate-free shampoo to wash it out. Sulfate-free shampoos won’t dry out your hair with their lather. In fact, they’ll leave a little bit of protective hemp seed oil behind without leaving a green cast on your locks. 

Do CBD Gummies Contain THC?

Some CBD gummies do contain THC. This depends on the type of hemp extract used to make the gummies. For example, gummies made with full-spectrum oil may include all of the cannabinoids the hemp plant contains, including THC.

Hemp is legally allowed to contain up to 0.3% THC by dry weight. This THC makes its way into the final product. It isn’t enough to cause side effects, like psychoactive effects, but your body can still store it in its fat reserves. 

This can lead to a drug test showing positive for cannabis use, even though you’ve never used cannabis.

Some gummies are made with CBD isolate. Most CBD isolate is derived from hemp extract, but at Peels, we use isolate derived from orange peels. The CBD is isolated from the rest of the cannabinoids and is left behind in its natural crystalline form. Manufacturers blend these CBD crystals into the batch of gummies.

Although there are no detectable levels of THC in CBD gummies, there’s always the chance that a microscopic amount of THC may slip through. Using your CBD gummies every day might lead to a slow accumulation of detectable THC in your system. 

CBD Gummies Without the THC 

At Peels, we make our high-quality CBD products from orange peels. Orange peels contain the same aromatic terpenes that hemp plants contain. 

We use a special scientific process called cyclic terpene assembly to convert the terpenes in orange peels into a bioidentical form of CBD for the best CBD gummies. Your body won’t know the difference between the non-GMO CBD we make from orange peels and the CBD that occurs in hemp. 

This means that Peels will always be 100% THC free. You’ll get all the potential benefits of CBD edibles without worrying about ingesting cannabinoids you may not be comfortable with. 

Our third-party lab ensures consistent quality. That’s why Peels is fresh-squeezed CBD for everyone!


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