It seems as though new and intriguing CBD products are springing up all the time - no doubt, the CBD edible craze is certainly popular. People love edible forms of CBD because they provide delicious ways to get CBD into your system. Taking your daily supplement is never a chore when it tastes so good!
Usually, edibles come in the form of gummy bears, which are pretty much the original CBD candy. But they are no longer the only edibles in town, and the latest new kid on the block is CBD lollipops.
These are exactly what they sound like – lollipops infused with CBD! But why would you want a CBD lollipop over other forms of CBD? Let’s take a look…
Bioavailability: Why it Matters (And What it Means for CBD Lollipops)
“Bioavailability” is the fancy term for how much of a substance is actually used by your body. Whenever you ingest something, it has to be broken down before the body can use it. During this process, part of the substance becomes lost, making it useless.
The level of bioavailability varies depending on the consumption method. CBD vapes are considered to have the highest level of bioavailability, while things like sublingual oils have less. Usually, capsules and gummies are considered to be at the bottom of this list in terms of oral consumption methods. This is because the CBD is broken down in the digestive system, where a lot of the CBD is lost.
Sublingual oils are better because the CBD spends more time in your mouth, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream via capillaries in the mouth. And you might have guessed where this is going – lollipops spend a lot more time in your mouth, leading to increased bioavailability!
CBD Lollipops vs. Other Edibles
Sucking on a CBD lollipop could actually increase bioavailability compared to other CBD edibles. While the lollipop spends time in your mouth, the CBD has a chance to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the mouth, in the same way that sublingual CBD works.
Whatever is not absorbed will be swallowed and consumed, broken down in the same way as other CBD edibles.
Basically, CBD lollipops give you the best of both worlds. As the CBD is absorbed in the mouth, it can take effect quickly and increase bioavailability. But since some of the CBD is digested, you also get the long-lasting benefits achieved with other edibles.
Benefits of CBD Lollipops
The advantages of CBD lollipops don’t end here. There are a number of potential benefits that might compel you to choose lollipops over other CBD consumption methods. Here are just a few of them:
They Taste Better Than CBD Oil
An obvious plus of lollipops is that they taste delicious. While many consumers find that they hate the taste of CBD oil because it is quite earthy, lollipops are sweet and tasty. It won’t be difficult to find yourself craving a yummy CBD lollipop. Most manufacturers will produce multiple flavors, giving you a chance pick out your favorite fruity taste.
They Are Discrete
Although CBD is legal as long as it comes from hemp, some people still aren’t confident about taking it in public. It can be hard to explain why you are using it, and archaic views associating CBD with illegal substances can cause anxiety over being judged – all for taking a natural food supplement.
Unfortunately, those choosing to micro-dose their CBD may need to take some of their CBD in public, even at work. If this is the case, you might want to find a subtle way to take your cannabidiol.
Lollipops are very subtle, because they just look like a regular lollipop. Nobody will question you enjoying a delicious treat, especially if you are known to have a sweet tooth!
They Are Easy to Take
While the method for taking sublingual oils can take some getting used to, eating a lollipop is very simple. It is something we are all familiar with, and therefore there is nothing you need to get the hang of. Just take it out of the wrapper and start sucking!
Another big plus is the dosing. With CBD oils, you need to carefully measure out a dose using the attached dropper. While this is ideal for newbies who may want to find out what CBD dose is best, it can be annoying to constantly have to measure things out.
Edibles provide a way around this by having a pre-measured dose contained within them. They can save you time by providing a quick, easy, pre-measured dosage of cannabidiol.
Are There Any Negatives of CBD Lollipops?
Nothing is perfect, even CBD lollipops, and there could be a few potential downsides when it comes to eating these delicious little snacks over other forms of cannabidiol products. Here are a few could-be negatives to take into consideration:
- Pre-measured doses are not for everyone, because the specific dose may not suit you. While things like gummy bears can be cut in half to alter the dose, with lollipops you’re pretty much stuck with it.
- As with any CBD edible, the CBD will take longer to take effect. Whatever CBD is ingested may have a lower bioavailability.
- If you are very health-conscious, the sugar and sweeteners used in CBD lollipops might be something to avoid. This is also something to consider when giving CBD to your kids.
Final Thoughts on CBD Lollipops
No matter your perspective on the whole matter, one of the newest cannabis-centric trends is CBD lollipops. They are appearing everywhere and gaining popularity, and really we can see why -- lollipops are delicious, easy to take, offer a pre-measured dose, and are discrete to use in public.
There are of course also a few drawbacks, but those depend on the kind of product you are looking for. For some individuals, CBD lollipops are the perfect method of hemp consumption. For others, there are better consumption methods out there.