Do you love gummies? Do you restrict yourself from taking too much because they contain too much sugar?
Well, there’s now a tastier, healthier alternative – hemp gummies. These gummies are pretty much similar to the traditional gummies. However, they have a special ingredient from the hemp plant.
Hemp gummies are a natural snack that packs a lot of nutritional value including vitamins, minerals, and proteins. This makes them a much healthier choice compared to the typical candy.
This blog will take you through everything you need to know about hemp gummies.
What are Hemp Gummies?
Hemp gummies are non-psychoactive candies made with hemp seed oil or hemp oil extract. The flavor, extra ingredients, and designs vary depending on the person making them. They contain essential compounds such as CBG, CBD, CBN, and terpenes. Hemp gummies may or may not contain CBD.
Hemp oil comes from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant, while hemp seed oil comes from the seeds.
Hemp Gummies vs. CBD Gummies: What is the Difference?
To fully understand the slight difference between hemp gummies and CBD gummies, you need to know the difference between hemp and CBD.
Hemp is a plant, while CBD is an extract that comes from the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant. So, if your gummies are made with hemp seed oil, they don’t contain CBD.
If your hemp gummies are made of hemp oil extract, they have CBD and can sometimes be referred to as CBD gummies.
However, some CBD gummies can be made from the cannabis plants with a detectable THC content of 5-20%. These gummies have psychoactive effects (can make you high). However, high-THC cannabis is still a highly controlled substance and illegal in several states.
How to Make Hemp Gummies
You can make soft and chewy hemp gummies in your home kitchen. It isn’t as complicated as you may think. DIY hemp gummies come with a range of benefits including:
- Suitable for all diets: For instance, if you’re on a paleo, vegan, keto, or gluten-free diet, some ingredients in commercial gummies may not align with your diet type. Homemade hemp gummies are made from all-natural ingredients, and therefore, suitable for all diets.
- Create flavors you want: DIY hemp gummies allow you to work with ingredients that you love to make the gummies tastier and more nutritious.
- It’s budget-friendly: Hemp gummies can be expensive, especially if they’re a regular supplement. You can do it yourself to cut down the costs.
- Make designs you love: From heart-shaped to star-shaped gummies, you can get creative with the shapes of your homemade hemp gummies. It all depends on your preferences.
For the DIY lovers, here’s an easy-to-follow hemp gummies recipe:
- 1 cup your favorite fruit juice
- 2 tablespoons of gelatin
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 ml of hemp oil
Heat the fruit juice in a saucepan under low heat until it starts to simmer. Then, add the gelatin and honey and whisk for about a minute.
Turn off the heat and add the hemp oil. Whisk the mixture so that the ingredients distribute evenly.
Using a funnel, pour the mixture into a condiment dispenser to squeeze it into shape. Ensure you have your gloves or mitts since the dispenser is usually hot.
Once you’ve filled all the spaces in the mold, place it in the refrigerator. Let your gummies solidify for one hour or more – this will depend on how chewy you want them to be. Remove the hemp gummies from the fridge and store them in an airtight container if you’re not going to eat them right away.
Benefits of Hemp Gummies
The next time you go grocery shopping, pick hemp gummies instead of the regular gummies. Here’s why:
Promotes a Sense of Calm
Medication is not always the best choice for people who have anxiety because it comes with several side effects. Luckily, research shows that the hemp seed oil used in hemp gummies can help treat most anxiety disorders.
Helps Maintain Healthy Lifestyle
About 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Unhealthy foods packed with high concentrations of sugars and carbs (such as candy) have significantly contributed to these high numbers.
Hemp gummies are a healthier candy option because they’re made from natural ingredients. Even better, these gummies don’t compromise on the taste – you can hardly tell the difference from the regular gummies. If you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle but still have a sweet tooth, hemp gummies are the way to go.
Helps to Relieve Pain
Hemp oil has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. This means that hemp gummies can help relieve pain and act as substitutes for over-the-counter pain medications which may have negative side effects when taken for a long period.
Helps with Insomnia
50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleeping disorder. While there are pills to induce sleep, studies show that hemp oil can treat insomnia naturally.
How Many Hemp Gummies Should You Eat?
There isn’t a universal dosage for hemp products, so you can eat one or two hemp gummies depending on what’s indicated on the product. Although they taste great, don’t take too much as excess hemp oil in your system can cause a stomach upset.
To get the right dosage of hemp gummies, consult with your physician first.
Will I Fail a Drug Test by Taking Hemp Gummies?
Hemp gummies made of hemp seed oil have negligible traces of THC. This means these hemp gummies are non-psychoactive and won’t make you test positive for a drug test. What’s more, no matter how many hemp gummies you eat, you’ll never get into a psychedelic state.
Where to Buy Hemp Gummies
Since hemp products have been legalized in the USA, you can buy hemp gummies from certified health food stores, pharmacies, or online hemp stores. Also, check at a local store near you.
If you have a sweet tooth and still looking for a natural way to stay healthy, hemp gummies are your best bet. You’ll enjoy its nutritional benefits in different fantastic flavors.
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