ECS is the system within the human body that helps in regulating the necessary functions like mood, sleep, pain, appetite, sensitivity, immune response, and hormonal balance. ECS is an incredible system and very few are learning about it in college.
How is ECS related to CBD edibles? CBD is the cannabinoid which is plant-derived and phytocannabinoid. The body naturally possesses its cannabinoid which is mainly responsible for maintaining equilibrium. If something in the body is out of balance then CBD helps in restoring the harmony theoretically.
Below you will read about the pros and cons of cbd edibles:
- CBD edibles are available in delicious flavors
- Low profile when used in public
- CBD concentration are measured easily
- Stiff competition
- The effect is lasting longer compared to other consumption methods
- The bioavailability rate is relatively low
- Very tempting
- Some brands are making use of artificial preservatives and ingredients
- CBD chocolate is very expensive
- Taking a longer time to affect
How to use CBD edibles
It is coming in forms like chocolate, gummies, or honey. These edibles will absorb as per digestion of your body. Therefore it will take around 1 or 2 hours before you feel anything. However, its effect will last up to 8 hours. The rate of absorption depends on individual metabolism. How much food you have eaten and various other factors.
When you are consuming the CBD then it will undertake the journey and goes to the bloodstream. CBD topicals are exceptions here that are absorbed via the skin. When cannabidiol enters the bloodstream then it will impact the receptors in the ECS.
When you are eating the CBD edible then you are orally consuming the cannabinoid. This method has a very low bioavailability rate compared to the vape device. The absorption rate is varying very significantly. In one research the bioavailability rate is just 13% and in other, it is as low as just 6%.
The main reason for this low rate is that cbd edibles are not readily absorbed and then ingested.
So more of its quantity will be excreted without creating any effect. Cannabidiol is soluble in fat, so it is very hard for the body to absorb this. Digestive acids and enzymes are also destroying the major percentage of CBD before it gets absorbed in the body. So the liver is metabolizing whatever it gets.
CBD edibles are having very minimal side effects like tiredness, diarrhea, and change in appetite.