Adding CBD Snacks To Your Pantry
You’ve probably heard about CBD, the therapeutic hemp based cousin of psychoactive THC. CBD oils are common, but did you know you can eat CBD in snacks? It’s true — and they could offer medical relief while also satisfying a snack craving. Here’s what you need to know about CBD snacks.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids sourced from the cannabis plant. THC is another you might recognise, but unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have psychoactive properties. It does, however, have therapeutic properties that could help you with difficult symptoms.
How Can CBD Snacks Help?
CBD, when ingested, can offer relief for many different symptoms. Some of the benefits of CBD include:
- Pain relief, including arthritis pain and chronic nerve pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Reduced nausea and vomiting for cancer patients
- Relief of anxiety and depression
- Relief of insomnia Treatment of acne and other skin irritations
What’s the Point of CBD Snacks?
CBD oils, beauty products, vaping, even CBD gummies exist. Why snacks?
CBD snacks are just another way to consume CBD and take advantage of its benefits. And they can be handy to throw in your bag on the way out the door if you think you might need some CBD support as you go about your day.
They may also be a more friendly way to consume CBD, and spread out dosages a bit more. You might feel apprehensive about dropping a tincture under your tongue, but feel less concerned about eating a granola bar with CBD. And if you’re trying to just consume a little CBD at a time, you can more easily moderate how much you’re eating just by not finishing the whole snack until you’re ready.
What You Need to Know About Using CBD Snacks
CBD snacks, like any other CBD product, aren’t well regulated. So it’s on you to do some research and make sure the CBD products you’re buying are good quality and live up to their promises.
When buying CBD snacks, you should first read reviews to find out what others think of the product. You’ll want to know how it tastes, and whether others think the quality is good. It’s also important to look into purity and potency. Ideally, the manufacturer should have a third party certificate that explains how the CBD in the snack product has been tested to make sure it is free of harmful chemicals and has the right amount of CBD available. Keep in mind that different snacks have different dosages of CBD, too, so look on the product labeling to find out how much CBD is in the snack you’re buying.
Are CBD Snacks Right For You?
If you want to try CBD and are intrigued by what CBD snacks can offer, it’s worth a shot. Just keep an eye out for product quality, potency, and of course — the right flavors for satisfying your snack cravings.
Amelia Noble is a researcher with the CBD Awareness Project.