CBD extract and edibles have been commercially on the market for a little while now. CBD has been used for thousands of years by peoples on every corner of the globe.

Eating CBD instead of Smoking or Vaping

If you have an aversion to taking oils under the tongue, vaping, or smoking CBD in any way, then maybe edibles are the next best thing for the desired effect your seeking.

Should I Give CBD to My Pets?

Soothing Effects have been Found Across many Animal Types and Pets

there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat pain, especially neuropathic pain, as well as helping to control seizures.

When giving your dog something new, to start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects. And always check with your veterinarian first.

Dogs Have more Cannabinoid Receptors than Humans

Due to also having an endocannabinoid system, pets will respond to CBD and cannabis products similarly to humans.

However, there is one important caveat: there is a greater concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the brain of a dog than there are in other animals or humans.


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Types of CBD Edibles

CBD vs THC Edibles

CBD Edibles come in a few varieties. The top-level categories are Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD isolates. Each of these is explained in more detail below.

All CBD Edibles that are sold legally in most places is the kind which contains less than .3 mg of THC. Even full spectrum CBD edibles must meet these criteria. A full-spectrum CBD edible can still be considered ‘full-spectrum’ with minimal amounts of THC.

THC Edibles is a whole other arena altogether and is licensed and regulated in the states where it is legal for recreational or medicinal use. Generally, people looking for THC edibles are seeking the high that THC brings and/or the reported medicinal value of the full spectrum of the cannabis plant’s cannabinoids, terpenoids, terpenes, and other valuable EFA’s and vitamins it contains.

Some believe this helps to lead to what’s called, “The Entourage Effect”, which is an overall coherency in the way the plant’s most beneficial chemicals are metabolized. It is thought, this coherency leads to better efficacy of these valuable nutrients into the human body.

CBD Gummy Bears

This includes all types of gummies: bears, barrels, worms, or any other shape of the gummy.

CBD gummy bears are a favorite among consumers of CBD in that there are easy to consume and get just the right amount of CBD dosage. They travel well and usually come in a variety of flavors. Though gummies usually have a somewhat earthy taste because of the plant extracts, this can vary depending on the maker of the product and how it’s made, and the level of extract in the product.

Generally, you want to look for several qualities when seeking out a good CBD gummy to try:

  1. The quality of the gummy food material. It should be close to what a standard good gummy candy should taste like. Not too chewy, not too sticky or gritty.
  2. The Gummy’s Opacity quality – It should be clear and clean with the color appearing even and like a normal gummy. Clear with little or no bits or specs of visible material inside the gummy.
  3. The taste of the gummy can be a bit earthy depending on the level of CBD inside. This is to be expected to some degree and is fins as long as it doesn’t taste rancid or otherwise bad. Flavor and sweetness should come through as much as the other earthy qualities.

CBD Chocolates

Dark chocolate is an excellent prebiotic food for the bacteria in your gut that’s responsible for helping with digestion.

When you consume a good quality dark chocolate by itself, in moderation, it can have the following benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Stimulates the central nervous system
  • Protects against cardiovascular disease
  • Reduces diabetes risk
  • Calming Effects

Dark chocolate’s benefits mixed with the added health benefits of CBD and you’ve got a great tasting snack that is also super healthy for now and the long term.

Making Your Own CBD Chocolates

Choose high-percentage dark chocolate – 70% or above is ideal.


  • 10 oz high-quality dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 dropper-full of CBD oil
  • Chocolate Mold (silicone or other general bakers mold) No baking required


  1. Use a double boiler by putting a little bit of water into a pot under a second pot. The top pot contains no water.
  2. Pour coconut oil into the top pot for melting.
  3. Next, when the coconut oil is half melted, add in the chocolate.
  4. Then stir continuously, to blend the mixture evenly.
  5. After melting and stirring, take off the heat and allow to cool.
  6. When the chocolate is cooled some but still easy to stir, then mix in some honey, vanilla bean, and the CBD tincture and possibly other flavorings. (See below for complimenting chocolate flavoring).
  7. Poor your chocolate mixture into the mold you’ve picked out, or you can smooth it out on some parchment or wax paper onto a sheet-pan that can fit into your freezer.
  8. Cool in your freezer for one hour.

You can complement your chocolate with various tart or minty flavorings:

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Tranquil Mint
  • Other flavor extracts

CBD Protein Powders

Today there are hundreds of brands and types of CBD proteins! Hemp protein is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and optimal protein ratios for an ultimate healthy food alternative!

CBD Coffee and Tea

CBD can be found in many flavors of tea and coffee. It’s a great way to consume CBD early in the day as well as anytime you may drink coffee or tea. You can also make your own by adding a few drops of your favorite tincture in with your coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.

What Strength of CBD Should I Use?

Strengths Ranges for a single 30 mL (1 oz) bottle

With the many different strength levels, what is a good level to start at?

Most people are happy with starting with around 300mg for strength. As a beginning and tester level, 300mg is considered fairly low and a good place to start to see how the CBD is going to interact with your particular chemistry.

Low MG CBD Starter Levels – 100mg to 500mg

This is a good starter range. Starting off slow is advisable and then stepping it to middle-level mg CBD and wait for noticeable effects in this middle range.

Mid Range MG CBD Levels – 500mg to 1000mg

Between 500mg and 1,000mg for the average middle levels for CBD dosage is where you’ll want to pay attention to the biphasic shift. The first phase of CBD is generally energetic and alertness while the second phase is generally more of a sedative and relaxed disposition.

High Range MG CBD Levels – 1000mg to 5000mg

If there as been no noticeable change from phase one and you’ve gone through both low and mid-range dosages, then try moving on to higher levels and monitor for phase two. You should notice a marked change in your overall body feeling, mood, and more of a general feeling of tiredness or extra relaxation.

Is CBD easy to Digest?

Yes with one Potential Issue

If you’re taking other medication that conflicts with grapefruit, you’ll have a similar problem with CBD binding to the CYP450 Enzyme. This is the enzyme that processes a lot of traditional medication on the market. CBD has a tendency to monopolize the CYP450 enzyme. This disrupts the enzyme’s effectiveness in processing some other medications while the CBD is still active in your system.

CBD Absorption Rate when Digesting

Loss Through 1st Pass Metabolism

When eating CBD with any kind of edible, then it must pass through the digestion of the stomach and liver first before entering into the bloodstream. This is what’s called the first-pass metabolism and it can’t be avoided by digesting CBD this way.

Up to 25% or more of the CBD micro-nutrients, cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other vitamins are lost through first-pass metabolism.

Instead of eating CBD, you can avoid the first-pass metabolism altogether by using a CBD oil Tincture. This way you can get CBD to enter the bloodstream more directly through sub-lingual CBD Tinctureunder your tongue.

Effects of CBD

The effects of CBD vary from person to person. This being the case, it’s a good idea to start with a lower dosage level to see how it will effect you.

You’ll get the feel for what it’s going to do for and to your body pretty quickly. Once you tried lowered dosage CBD then you can step up your dosage to see how the next level will benefit over the lower dosage. After that, you can always go on to more powerful dosages or step it back down depending on your preferences.

Broad Spectrum CBD Effects

Broad-spectrum CBD is a full-spectrum CBD without any THC. Broad-spectrum is a good choice if you want to make absolutely sure you have no THC in the CBD end product.

Full Spectrum CBD Effects

With full-spectrum CBD it is extracted from cannabis plants that include THC, the hallucinogenic element in cannabis plants. Unlike CBD isolate products, CBD full-spectrum is made up of hundreds of cannabinoids embedded in the cannabis plant.

In this Full-spectrum CBD, you can find all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in cannabis, all of which have a therapeutic value of their own.

Full Spectrum CBD products have under a certain limit of THC at >.3% so they can be sold online and just about everywhere such as the products on this site above.

Getting all the cannabinoids that the whole plant contains, some think helps to contribute to the Entourage Effect.

CBD Full Spectrum Entourage Effect

The Entourage Effect is theorized as improved absorption effectiveness or efficacy, of the plant’s beneficial nutrients. This improved efficacy is a result of the ‘combination of the cannabis plant’s spectrum of chemical reactions’ in unison which boosts each nutrient effectiveness.

This is to say, The Entourage effect is the symphony produced by each of the instruments alone working in harmony with one another for an overall greater effect than each of the instruments could produce by themselves.

CBD Dosage Levels for Animals

CBD Dosage Low mg to High mg (Biphasic Effects)

  • Start with the smallest possible dosage level and wait to see how the animal reacts to get a base measurement.
  • Gradually increase the dosage levels once every three days to a week and wait to see the animal’s reaction.
  • CBD is biphasic meaning that in lower dosages the effects may be dramatically different than the effects of higher dosages.
  • Gradually increasing the dosages in this way and then waiting a few days to measure the effects, you should be able to notice when and at what mg level is a tipping point into a noticeable second phase of the effects of CBD.

Health Benefits of CBD

The Benefit of Long Term Omega 3 to Omega 6 Balance

Dogs and other animals have cannabinoid endocrine systems similar to humans. Getting a healthy balance of omega 6 to omega 3 ratios can help with various inflammatory diseases that many animals tend to acquire as they age.

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