Gummy bears are all grown up! What were once popular candies for kids have now become a favorite adult treat, cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
As adults, we take gummy supplements for various reasons, such as improving the skin, increasing calcium intake, and providing essential fatty acids. This is where CBD gummy comes into play; manufacturers have grabbed this opportunity to introduce these CBD edibles into the market.
Since CBD oil is legal in almost 50 states, many CBD oil gummies and edibles are on the market. But if you’re picky about the ingredients you take in your body, you may want to make your own CBD gummies.
Below is an easy-to-follow CBD gummies recipe you can try.
How to Make CBD Gummies at Home
Before you make your homemade CBD, it’s better to understand first what CBD products are.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a product derived from cannabis. It is one of the active ingredients of the hemp plant and is becoming more popular because of the potential benefits it yields.
An increasing number of manufacturers are infusing their products with CBD making various types of CBD products available on the market, including CBD oil, CBD oil tincture, CBD gummy, CBD capsules, and even topicals.
The promising benefits of CBD in addressing different health conditions include epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Like with any supplements, it’s important to talk to your doctor to ensure the correct CBD dosage for you. Moreover, it’s necessary to research the legality of CBD in your area.
As mentioned, it’s easy to make homemade CBD gummies. This CBD gummy recipe consists of only four simple ingredients.
CBD tincture or CBD drops: This is the key ingredient of CBD gummies. You can use whatever brand of CBD you have at home.
Gelatin: This gives the typical gummy bear its molded shape. Don’t use collagen powder; instead, use unflavored gelatin powder for the recipe.
Honey or maple syrup: This sweetens up the gummy mixture without using too much sugar. Some people use corn syrup as an alternative.
Fruit juice: Fruit juice like pomegranate juice, lemon juice, grape juice, and apple juice can add more flavor and body to the gummies.
Follow the following steps on how to make weed gummies:
Step 1: Heat the juice in a saucepan
To make the gummy recipe, heat the juice of your choice in a saucepan on a low to medium heat setting. To avoid too much sweetness, use 100% fruit juice.
Step 2: Mix the gelatin and honey
Stir in the gelatin and honey until the ingredients are combined for 1 minute.
Step 3: Add the CBD oil
Turn off the heat, then add the CBD oil. Whisk the mixture one more time to distribute all the ingredients evenly.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into the mold
Transfer the ingredients into the silicone mold. To do this without spilling, transfer the mixture into a small pitcher.
Step 5: Divide the juice mixture evenly into your gummy molds
Ensure that the juice mixture is evenly distributed on the molds. Then place the molds on the baking sheet and set them in the freezer or the refrigerator.
Step 6: Wait for at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies
Wait for at least 30 minutes to an hour before removing the gummies from the gummy mold. Store your homemade edibles in an airtight container in the fridge for ten days.
Benefits of CBD Gummies
Erik Pham, founder of a health publication and also an advocate of medical cannabis, believes that CBD helps support anti-inflammatory function, focus, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and an improved mood.
Over the years, CBD has gained wide popularity, and many scientists have begun conducting research on this fascinating molecule, although most testing has been done with animals. The results of the preliminary animal, as well as human research, show promising results for many of the conditions we listed:
Support Healthy Inflammatory Function
One of the most exciting benefits of CBD is its ability to soothe painful symptoms of various human conditions.
Promote a Healthy Sleep Cycle
CBD can help increase the feeling of calmness and help with muscle relaxation, removing all the tenseness from the body. This helps you fall asleep better and promotes a restful sleep cycle.
Provide Support for Focus and Mental Clarity
CBD has been shown to interact with the body’s dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter that is essential in regulating behavior, including memory, motivation, focus, and mental attention.
Ready-made vs. Homemade CBD Gummies
CBD gummies are extremely popular edibles compared to other edibles (cannabis-infused edibles), such as baked goods and drinks. It’s an excellent way for people who want to consume CBD discreetly and conveniently.
For those who enjoy CBD gummies, you can choose different flavors and strengths of CBD gummies. Meanwhile, some people have different opinions when it comes to CBD gummies. Some prefer ready-made, while others want homemade CBD.
If you like homemade CBD, you might wonder what kind of CBD to use at home. Well, there are two types: CBD isolates and CBD distillates. The difference between the two is how much CBD they have in them. CBD distillate contains about 90% CBD while CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD.
If you’re torn about whether to buy premade CBD or make some at home, each has its advantages. Ready-made CBD gummies are a grab-and-go snack that is packed with CBD. All you have to do is open the package, choose your gummy, and enjoy the benefits.
Making CBD gummies is cost-effective for some people because they can tailor the strength, flavor, and consistency depending on their liking.
Moreover, making CBD gummies at home is quite easy. All you need is a few packs of gelatin mix or agar powder, CBD oil, sweetener, and fruit juice. You will also need a silicone mold to shape your gummies. You can follow any recipe online on how to make homemade CBD. Just follow the recipe.
To be able to tell how strong your gummies are, measure the strength of your CBD gummies by taking the total milligrams of CBD you added to the gelatin mixture and dividing it by how many gummies you made.
Take note to start a lower dose, especially if this is your first time. Whatever you choose, either homemade CBD gummies or store-bought CBD gummies, you should be careful when taking them and do not overindulge.
Gummies are an excellent way for newbies to get started. When making your own CBD gummies, be sure to follow the recipe. Homemade CBD gummies don’t contain preservatives, so it’s best to refrigerate them and consume them within two weeks. When storing them in the refrigerator, put them in an airtight container as they quickly get chewy once exposed to air.
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