Effects of CBD Gum

What effects does CBD gum cause?

Before taking any new supplements, you need to make sure you know what intended effects are, be this positive or negative. This is to make sure you can decide whether it is working well for you and whether you need to change some things like dosage or timing. So, let’s take a look at the effects CBD can cause.

How CBD gum works

CBD gum is a product that is offered as an alternative to the more traditional manners such as capsules, oils or creams. The chewing gum often comes in delicious flavours like mint or berry which means it is usually a more enjoyable method of taking CBD.

Down to science though. As you chew, liquid cannabidiol is released which is then absorbed by membranes in your mouth (namely the ones on the inside of your cheeks and lips as well as under your tongue) and transported to your bloodstream where it goes around your whole body. As you swallow small particles of the gum and the cannabidiol naturally travels down your gut along with your saliva and into your digestive system.

Some benefits of CBD gum

In cannabis, there is CBD and another chemical compound called THC. THC is what causes the ‘high’ feeling as it affects the receptors in the brain that are responsible for coordination, thoughts and memory.

While CBD does not cause the same mind-alteration, it is thought to affect the receptors that are involved in the production of serotonin (the hormone that makes you feel good). It can also support in the treatment of some problems you may encounter.

CBD is taken by individuals to help with a whole host of issues, just a few of them are:

  • Supporting joint function
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Promoting a sense of calm
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety

While you may not notice all of these benefits of CBD when you take it, there is a good chance you will feel some of them. Before taking any CBD products, it is helpful to know exactly what you want them to help you with in order to best judge the effectiveness.

Possible side effects of CBD

As with any supplements, or even prescribed medication, CBD can cause some side effects. This depends on the individual and the dosage of CBD, with most side effects not being incredibly popular.

Some people who have used CBD products have reported they had a dry mouth, slight dizziness, changes in mood or appetite and drowsiness.