CBD gummies are made by extracting CBD from hemp and heating it in butter or oil to be used as one of the ingredients. Hemp is a plant that is rich in CBD and low in THC. The wondrous effects and benefits of CBD gummies are generally due to the cannabidiol in them and are slowly becoming a daily vitamin for households around the world. As of now, studies have shown there are no negative side effects when consuming any form of CBD. As such, many scientists and doctor consider CBD safe for human consumption.
Here are some of CBD gummies effects:
Several studies have shown that the cannabidiol in these gummies is effective in improving different medical conditions. Amongst the health conditions that CBD is showing relief for (symptomatically) including cancer issues, cardiovascular disease, psoriasis, arthritis, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
Hepatic Drug Metabolism Inhibition
Some studies have shown that the CBD in these gummies can inhibit hepatic drug metabolism while decreasing p-glycoprotein activity. That’s because CBD interacts with some pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, which are liver enzymes. Although CBD is completely safe, it could reduce the effectiveness of the metabolism of pharmaceutical drugs (which is probably a good thing).
Some people have reported a dry sensation in their mouths after using CBD gummies. This effect is generally caused by the endocannabinoid system’s involvement in the saliva. In 2006, Argentinean researchers established the presence of cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 in the submandibular glands. These receptors are responsible for saliva production and they are activated by the CBD in the gummies thereby altering the production of saliva and causing a very light dry mouth effect.
Drowsiness and Lightheadedness
When CBD gummies are consumed in higher doses, they cause drowsiness. That’s because in some cases CBD acts as a wake-inducing agent. These gummies also cause temporary lightheadedness, which happens when blood pressure drops.
Low blood pressure
Once CBD enters the body after consuming the gummies, blood pressure can drop. This is generally associated with the lightheadedness feeling.
Generally, the effects of CBD gummies are minor. The fact that its benefits outweigh side effects has made these CBD products very popular.