CBD gum is a chewing gum infused with cannabinoids found in the cannabis and marijuana plant, also known as CBD. The gum is today viewed as a common natural ailment, boasting many benefits for both physical and mental health.
CBD itself is sourced from cannabis plants, in which there are two main types of oil - cannabidiol and hemp oil. This oil is typically made by extracting the CBD concentration from the plant before diluting it. It is then used to infuse the gum, meaning that the benefits of CBD oil can be consumed in the form of chewing gum.
The main difference between now hemp oil and CBD oil is that they have distinct effects, meaning that whilst CBD oil is popular for medicinal and pain relief purposes, hemp oil is better suited for hair and body cosmetic products, or as a vitamin supplement. They are also different because they are extracted from different components of the plant - CBD oil is extracted from flowers of the cannabis plant meanwhile hemp oil is extracted from the hemp seeds.
CBD gum is currently legal in the UK since it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects due to the absence of THC, a component which is regulated and controlled under the UK’s Misuse of Drugs Act. Therefore, gum with less than 0.2% of CBD can qualify as a ‘novel food’ along with other items under EU law and can be bought by individuals and sold by those permitted and qualified.
There are two main ways in which CBD works, both of which involve the CBD saturated saliva reaching the bloodstream. It reaches the bloodstream either by seeping through the thin skin beneath the tongue for more immediate results or by digestion of the saliva for a more prolonged effect.