CBD gummies can be a great accompaniment when traveling, especially for users who experience anxiety. However, it would be best if you acquainted yourself with travel laws regulating when and how you can travel with CBD. This blog provides more details about CBD gummies, whether you can travel with them, and their potential benefits.
Muscle aches, anxiety, and motion sickness affect many people during their travels. CBD gummies effectively relieve muscle aches, inflammation, joint pains, and anxiety associated with traveling. The chewy candy-like products contain cannabis derivatives that give them therapeutic properties besides being light and portable. The cannabis derivative is legal in the UK. However, it is important to confirm the laws regarding CBD in your destination; country-specific regulations bind cannabis products.
What is CBD?
CBD, abbreviated from Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound obtained from hemp, a strain of cannabis plant. It is among hundreds of other chemical compounds known as cannabinoids obtained from cannabis. Hemp and marijuana plants are the major sources of CBD. Hemp has higher levels of CBD, while marijuana has lower levels of CBD. On the other hand, hemp has lower levels of THC, making it non-psychoactive; THC is an intoxicating cannabinoid that alters the user's mental functioning and causes euphoric effects.
Why Do People Consume CBD Gummies When Traveling?
Regardless of the means of transport, traveling may cause muscle aches, joint pains, anxiety, inflammation, and stress. Jastrząb et al. (2021) stated that CBD gummies have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce muscle aches and joint pains. Cooray et al. (2020) observed that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system and binds indirectly with CB2 receptors, leading to the transmission of electric signals that alleviate muscle aches. Cannabis derivatives also reduce stress and anxiety.
Sales et al. (2018) stated that CBD gummies also trigger increased production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that alleviates stress, depression, and anxiety. Higher serotonin levels improve mood and reduce the effects of high Cortisol, a hormone released when the body experiences increased stress levels.
Most people prefer taking a nap while traveling. Kuhathasan et al. (2019) state that CBD gummies improve sleep quality by triggering increased production of anandamide and melatonin. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that regulates the circadian rhythm, while the melatonin hormone alerts the brain to fall asleep. Increased melatonin causes the brain to fall into a deep sleep. Deep sleep improves cognitive function and reduces toxic substances in the body.
CBD gummies are suitable for traveling because they are discrete. You can easily pop a gummy into your mouth compared to oils and tinctures without attracting attention.
What is the right CBD dosage while traveling?
CBD gummies have a precise dose. Therefore, you will not need to calculate your dosage when traveling.
The dosage depends on the user's weight, age, metabolism, and drug potency. The intensity of CBD's effects varies across patients; do not keep your hopes extremely high. However, CBD is guaranteed to reduce muscle aches, inflammation, anxiety, stress, and other medical conditions.
Side Effects of CBD Gummies
CBD gummies may cause migraines, changes in appetite, diarrhea, and fatigue. Low-quality CBD products mainly cause these side effects. While CBD is well tolerated, an overdose of the cannabis derivative could result in unwanted side effects like drowsiness and diarrhea.
Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Gummies.
Can CBD Gummies Test Positive in a Drug Test?
Broad-spectrum CBD gummies and CBD isolate gummies cannot test positive in a drug test since they do not contain THC. However, if full-spectrum CBD gummies accumulate in the body, one may test positive in a drug test due to the presence of THC. Users should not worry about the psychoactive effects of the gummies since the THC levels are regulated below 0.2% in the UK. Therefore, high-quality gummies used properly may not result in positive drug test results.
Do CBD Gummies Cause the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect occurs when the cannabinoids and chemical compounds in CBD work synergically to enhance CBD's therapeutic effects. Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum gummies have various cannabinoids that work harmoniously, strengthening the effects of CBD in the gummies.
Are CBD Gummies Quickly Absorbed?
CBD gummies have a lower bioavailability; they are gut-processed before absorption into the bloodstream. However, the gummies remain effective in the system for 3-6 hours.
The Bottom Line
CBD gummies help users to relieve anxiety, stress, muscle aches, and joint pains associated with traveling. However, UK laws require that cannabis-based products have THC levels below 0.2% before being allowed onto the aircraft or a train. It is important to carry the Certificate of Analysis attached to the product to verify the gummies' purity and potency, if necessary, during travel authorities' verification. Users should familiarize themselves with the laws of their destination before bringing the gummies on board; some countries do not allow hemp products, irrespective of the THC levels. While CBD gummies are generally safe, one should get the right product quality to ensure they get the desired effects from the cannabis products
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