What Are Hemp Gummies & What Are They Good For?
In 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill. This measure offered government assistance to the dairy industry, bolstered crop insurance, and sought to improve rural development across the country. However, provisions added to the bill legalized using federal land to cultivate hemp. Except, the hemp provisions in the bill didn’t stop there. Expanding hemp cultivation meant that the government also needed to legalize and expand the sale of hemp-based products. Today, you can buy hemp-based foods and beauty products in almost all 50 U.S. states, including hemp-based gummies.
Hemp-based food products are gaining popularity for nutritional and psychological reasons. One of the most popular hemp-based food products is gummies. What are hemp gummies, and why are people flocking to these sweet treats? Let’s dig into what makes these confections so unique.
What Are Hemp Gummies?
Hemp gummies are edible candies typically made with gelatin, fruit juice or artificial flavors, and hemp oil. These candies come in a wide range of colors and flavors, some sweet and some sour. Gelatin gives these candies a soft, squishy texture making them easy to chew and enjoy. You can find hemp gummy worms, bears, spheres, fruit pieces, and other unique shapes.
The main ingredients in hemp gummies are gelatin, hemp oil, and flavoring. Gelatin is a nearly colorless and tasteless substance. It is a water-soluble protein from collagen-rich animal parts like skin, tendons, and ligaments. When you think of gelatin, you probably think of wobbly neon-colored desserts or salads laced with fruit and mini marshmallows. However, gelatin is a common ingredient in soups, broths, gummies, and cosmetics. Gelatin is typically a thickening agent.
Hemp oil is the other main component of hemp-based gummies. The flower or seeds of the hemp plant can make hemp oil. For gummies with the best texture, coconut oil or MCT oil makes a great base oil. Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made it possible for people in almost every U.S. state to purchase hemp flower and hemp-based products in limited quantities. You can find hemp oil in a specialty store but you can also make high-quality hemp oil at home with a LĒVO infusion machine, controlling every ingredient.
The final and most delicious component of hemp-based gummies is flavoring. If you are purchasing hemp gummies in a local store, you may notice the list of ingredients includes excess sugar, artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives. In addition to the additives, store-bought hemp gummies, although flavorful, can also be quite expensive. Another reason why to choose to infuse at home with LĒVO.
What Are Hemp Gummies Used For?
Beyond indulging in a sweet treat, hemp gummies are popular for their potential physical and psychological benefits. Although mild, the hemp plant does contain compounds that interact with neurological receptors in the brain. When consumed, these compounds can trigger feelings of relaxation and pleasure. Hemp gummies may help individuals ease anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation. Hemp oil gummies may also aid in pain relief. Depending on the type of hemp oil used to create the gummy candy, hemp gummies can offer many unique therapeutic benefits.
- Hemp gummies for sleep – Certain compounds in the hemp plants may help relax people and can be an effective sleep aid.
- Hemp gummies for anxiety – In addition to the substances in the plant that can aid in triggering relaxation, the omega-3 fatty acids in hemp oil may also help to alleviate anxiety. They may also ease the symptoms of depression.
- Hemp gummies for pain relief – Components of the hemp plant may also act as an anti-inflammatory, meaning hemp gummies may be useful for pain relief and to combat the negative effects of inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Some groups have reported evidence that certain forms of hemp oil may also help:
- Improve skin conditions
- Lower blood pressure
- Treat symptoms of PMS and menopause
- Act as an antibacterial agent
Because of how gummies are ingested, for someone to get the full effect, the compounds must first make their way through the digestive tract, into the bloodstream, and then to the brain. Feeling the therapeutic effects of a hemp gummy can take time and can vary from person to person. The effects are not immediate. If you want to try hemp gummies as a sleep aid, ingest a gummy at least 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. For pain relief, try to eat a gummy before your pain becomes overwhelming, giving the active compounds in the hemp time to work their way through your body.
Pinpointing the exact hemp gummy dosage you need can be challenging. Stick with one gummy until you know how the product will impact you. Store-bought gummies can vary in potency. Thanks to the LĒVO II x tCheck Potency Tester Bundle, you are able to precisely test the potency of your infusion right at home in order to properly calculate the dosage of every gummy!
Making Hemp Gummies at Home Is Easy with LĒVO
Are you interested in the physical and mental health benefits of hemp gummies? Are you also interested in saving the small fortune spent on expensive store-bought options? The family of LĒVO at-home infusion products has your back. You can make your own hemp gummies, from start to finish, at home for a fraction of the cost using ingredients you can pronounce.
Making homemade hemp oil is easy with the LĒVO C, LĒVO II, or LĒVO Lux and making your homemade gummies is flawless with the LĒVO Gummy Mixer. Each machine is uniquely designed to give you restaurant-quality results in the privacy of your own home. Choose your plant material, like hemp flower, and add it to the machine’s power pod. The LĒVO II and LĒVO Lux models offer specialized dry and activate cycles that help extend the shelf life and potency of your infusion.
To create hemp oil suitable for making gummies, we recommend using coconut oil or MCT oil as your base. Use the LĒVO Infusion Calculator for precise time and temperature settings. Once you have infused hemp oil, you can make a wide range of flavorful hemp gummies at home using LĒVO’s Gummy Mixer and Gummy Mixes.
Need more help or want to discover more about the benefits of hemp gummies? Talk to other LĒVO owners in the private Facebook group called The LĒVO LOVE Club.
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