What Do CBD Edibles Do, And How Do They Do It?

Posted on: 16 November 2020

Many shops are beginning to sell CBD edibles. They've become widely popular, and people take them for a whole array of ailments, ranging from headaches to epilepsy. But what do CBD edibles actually do, and how do they actually work? That's what you'll learn below.

What do CBD edibles actually do?

There are all sorts of anecdotes of CBD edibles helping people with everything from acne to seizures. However, there is mixed evidence for all of these things. This is partially because CBD is relatively new to the market after being fully legalized in 2018. Since legalization, there has not been a significant amount of time to study the substance and what effects it really does have.

There are a few things research has found, though. CBD was found to help reduce anxiety in public speakers in one study, which is good evidence that it is effective against anxiety—a common claim, and something that is commonly experienced by those who use the substance. 

The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD have also been studied, and the substance has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation. It is likely that all of the other effects people claim that CBD has are related to this reduction of inflammation. Arthritis is related to inflammation, so it makes sense that CBD would ease arthritis pain. Diabetes, asthma, and migraines are also related to inflammation, which is likely why CBD helps with these conditions.

How do CBD edibles work?

When you eat a CBD edible, a couple of different things happen. First, a small amount of the CBD is absorbed into your bloodstream through surface-level blood vessels in your oral tissue. Then, once you swallow the CBD, more of it is absorbed through your intestinal lining. This is why after eating a CBD edible you experience a little relief initially, and then more profound relief within about a half-hour.

Once the CBD is in your bloodstream, it starts binding to certain receptors in your brain. This affects the levels of neurotransmitters that are released, which affects the amount of inflammation throughout the body. It also has other effects, such as reducing anxiety and making it easier for you to fall asleep. 

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how CBD edibles are absorbed and start working in your body. Head to your local health food store, purchase a few, and enjoy the effects.

Contact a CBD edibles distributor for more information.