What Are CBD lollipops?
CBD lollipops are quite simply lollipops that are infused with CBD. A hard candy mounted onto a stick containing the cannabis extract.
CBD lollipops are an easy and discreet way of consuming CBD.
Benefits of CBD Lollipops
Like with all CBD products, CBD lollipops have their pros and cons when compared to other methods of consumption. CBD lollipops have risen to their popular status because of the benefits they provide, which include: –
- Easy to consume
Taste – CBD lollipops taste much better than just consuming CBD oil. They help mask the naturally earthy taste of CBD oil, making consuming it easier for those who may find the taste of CBD oil off-putting.
Discretion – One drawback for many people consuming CBD is that they aren’t confident about consuming it in public, especially with the stigma that surrounds cannabis. CBD lollipops bypass this by being subtle; looking like an ordinary lollipop with no signs of them containing anything remotely cannabis-based. Perfect for those who require discretion.
Easy to Take – CBD lollipops are clearly labelled with their dosage per lollipop, so you don’t have to worry about measuring your CBD oil out and performing any mental arithmetic. You choose an item with the dosage you need and consume it as you would any normal lollipop.
Bioavailability & Why It Matters With CBD Lollipops
Bioavailability is how much of a substance enters your bloodstream. If you were to consume 10 mg of CBD with a 50% bioavailability, then 5 mg of CBD enters your bloodstream. Effectively wasting 50% of the CBD which leaves your body as waste.
Edibles are notorious for having low bioavailabilities, around 20% on average because they enter the digestive system where the CBD isn’t effectively absorbed. When this figure is compared vapes and tinctures, which average around 70% bioavailability; edibles aren’t a cost-effective method of consuming CBD for most people.
However, lollipops are not your average edible. Because lollipops spend a long time in your mouth, the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream before it has a chance to enter the digestive system. Therefore, CBD lollipops have a bioavailability closer to a sublingual than other edibles.
What Can CBD Lollipops Help With?
CBD lollipops will help with all ailments that are traditionally treated by high-CBD medical marijuana. Ranging from the secondary symptoms of chronic auto-immune disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease to reducing the number of seizures in patients suffering from certain types of epilepsy.
However, CBD lollipops (and edibles in general) aren’t used in a medical environment because the effects aren’t as instantaneous as other methods and the bioavailability is lower. This makes CBD lollipops more suited to be used as a fun way to take CBD as a general health and wellness supplement, particularly when used for: –
- Stress management
- Appetite and digestion
- Pain and inflammation
Stress Management – CBD is known to be naturally relaxing, helping to reduce the stresses of day-to-day life. It is a popular form of self-medication for people combating mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
Appetite and digestion – A common side effect of all cannabinoids is that they affect appetite. Making them useful in helping people with eating disorders. CBD is also known to aid the natural digestion process and is very handy for people with Crohn’s disease.
Pain and inflammation – CBD is a natural way for people to combat chronic pain conditions that don’t involve taking endless pharmaceutical medications from you GP that may be addictive or have unwelcome side effects.
Are CBD lollipops an Effective Solution?
CBD wouldn’t have gained the status it has done if it doesn’t work for people. Blair Gibbs formerly of the Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC) has stated that, [CBD wouldn’t have gained]
“1.3 million regular users if people weren’t buying it, spending £25 a month or more if they weren’t receiving some benefit.”
Every day, more trials into CBD and medical cannabis are being conducted that reveal the true benefits of CBD. In November 2018, CBD gained the status of medication in the UK, after being added onto the list of medication available for prescription.
CBD lollipops are certainly a novel way of consuming CBD. At first glance they appeared to just be a trend, but now they are showing up everywhere and their popularity indicates they are here to stay.
They certainly aren’t for everybody. But, if you require a fun way to take a pre-measured dose of CBD that is discrete to use, then CBD lollipops may tick all the boxes for you.