Edibles: How They Work & Proper Consumption
From soft drinks to assorted pastries, gummies, hard candies and chips - the current legal cannabis and hemp market is brimming with a seemingly endless array of product offerings. This is not surprising. Effective edibles are convenient, discreet, tasty and packaged in exciting ways, making for a product that offers various advantages to the user compared to traditional smoking.
With that said, it's important to know where your cannabis edibles are coming from and also to be informed as to the proper ways to consume them. Our expert team at Mellow Fellow is proud to be the #1 brand you think of when looking for optimal levels of cannabis-derived wellness. Our PhDs have spent years perfecting the safe, pure and effective products we produce.
If you've been following along with your blog page, we've covered important topics related to cannabis and hemp, such as details of the delta-8 compound. Keep reading as we explore the basics of edibles: how they work, proper dosages, and making sure you choose trusted brands for your self-care needs.
Ingestion vs. Inhalation: How do Cannabis Edibles work?
Before we can move any further, it's important to understand that cannabis and hemp edibles move through the body in a different way than when smoking or dabbing. This is one of the most common misconceptions of novice (and even experienced consumers), because oftentimes the assumption is that the effect from edibles should be as quick as the effect from smoking. This is simply not the case.
Because edibles are ingested and not inhaled, the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found within actually enter your body through your digestive tract and travel to your liver. According to Healthline:
Chewable edibles, such as gummies, cookies, and brownies, may have longer onset times. This is because absorption first occurs in the digestive tract. From there, active ingredients enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. In the liver, active ingredients are metabolized before they are released back into the bloodstream and enter the brain, at which point the effects appear.
There are other factors that can affect cannabis edible onset time, such as diet, metabolism, sex, weight, and tolerance.
Proper Cannabis Edible Dosages
In addition to the above-mentioned considerations, it's crucial to make sure you're taking the proper dosage of your selected edible product. The general rule of thumb across the large spectrum of cannabis and hemp edibles: Start small.
When ingesting a particular edible (especially for the first time), be sure to start with the smallest recommended dosage. Since edibles are known to take a while to kick-in, Healthline recommends waiting 24 hours before taking another dose.
Choosing Trusted Brands for your Cannabis-derived Wellness
With so many new companies and products out there in the legal cannabis market, it's also helpful to do your due diligence when on your journey to finding the right cannabis and hemp edibles for your body. Make sure you know where you're shopping, and pay close attention to the packaging and test results that should accompany any product you purchase.
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Products mentioned in this blog contain a value of 0.3% or less Δ9 (or no more than 0.3% Δ9).