CBD is an increasingly recognisable term, having gained significant popularity with the UK public that only continues to grow.
Though it began as a niche product in health and wellness groups, this cannabis extract can now be found in shops across the country. As legislation has evolved, the UK has begun to discover the full economic potential that CBD can bring.
CBD is a versatile compound, being absorbed into the body in a variety of different ways. This means that CBD itself can be made into a wide range of products. CBD can be found in many forms, from capsules and oil tinctures to muscle rubs and topicals. However, the most consistently popular form of CBD is the CBD edible.
Note – these products are only for people aged 18 and over.
CBD edibles can take the form of many different foods, from savoury meals and baked goods to all manner of sweets. Their true appeal comes from their ease of access, with most edibles being straightforward to use and easy to control their dosage.
Manufacturers like Orange County CBD have found success in building upon these inherent strengths, providing a selection of gummies that represent the best CBD edibles have to offer.
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Before we understand exactly what CBD edibles are and why everyone is talking about them, let’s be clear about what CBD itself is. CBD (or cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found within the cannabis plant.
One of many different cannabinoids, CBD works by interacting with the human endocannabinoid system. This is a series of receptors found throughout the body involved in homeostasis.
CBD interfaces with the endocannabinoid system in the same way that cannabinoids naturally produced by the body do. A dose of CBD can induce a general easing of tension in those areas where it is applied. For CBD edibles, this effect occurs throughout the body.
This effect is the primary reason people take CBD. What CBD will not do is get a person “high”, as it is entirely non-psychoactive. The cannabinoid that is psychoactive and induces this effect is called THC.
THC is only ever-present in trace levels in UK legal CBD products, and many will have it removed entirely. Orange County CBD edibles all consist of broad-spectrum CBD, meaning they contain no THC at all.
As they are eaten, CBD edibles must pass through the digestive system before taking effect. This gives them a low bioavailability, meaning that they take longer to be felt and usually have a more gradual impact than other dosing methods.
This mellow approach has a great appeal to some CBD users and goes nicely with the other great advantage of CBD edibles: discretion. Taking CBD edibles is as subtle as eating any other foodstuff, helping them stand apart from the more noticeable CBD capsules and oils. CBD gummies are perhaps the most discreet CBD edible of all, often being the size and shape of any conventional gummy sweet.
Orange County CBD has been able to make the most of the inherent benefits of CBD edibles. They offer a wide selection of CBD gummies, coming in classic and recognisable shapes.
From multi-flavoured CBD bears, bottles, buttons, worms and rings, to single-flavoured CBD cherries and strawberries, Orange County CBD has covered the full scope of CBD edible demand.
Each one comes in a range of strengths as well as purchasing options, with their larger tubs able to support bulk purchases, whilst their grab-bags are perfect for those new to CBD edibles. With various industry awards confirming the quality of their CBD edibles, Orange County CBD is offering one of the best ranges of CBD edibles in the UK today.
This success can be found in prioritising their method of production first and foremost. By choosing to develop gummies rather than another kind of CBD edible, Orange County CBD developed a range with long-term potential.
Using a vegan gummy recipe that was both effective as a conventional sweet and a CBD carrier was the first step. Once successful, this base recipe could be tailored for different sizes, strengths, flavours and colours, resulting in the wide selection of products they now offer.
This attention to the most vital element of production has allowed Orange County CBD to ensure that their range will continue to develop with time, as well as helping to make them one of the biggest names in CBD edibles in the UK today.
CBD edibles may have shot up in popularity in recent years, but their meteoric rise could soon be coming to an end.
The Food Standard’s Agency’s deadline to apply for a Novel Foods License passed on the 31st of March. Manufacturers of CBD will soon need to possess one of these licenses in order to manufacture and sell CBD in the UK, or else face the removal of their products from shelves.
The process of applying for these licences was extensive, requiring significant investments of time and resources that some have called prohibitive to smaller manufacturers.
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As the FSA continues the process of approving or denying these applications, Orange County CBD finds itself in a unique position.
Having made their applications well ahead of the deadline, with additional applications to cover their entire edibles range, Orange County is likely to remain productive despite the vast changes to market conditions.
Already with a place of prominence amongst both CBD users and the CBD industry, Orange County CBD could soon find itself as a vital supplier of the UK CBD edibles market.
If you’re interested in trying Orange County CBD’s gummies, visit their website to place an order.