The recipe we’ve shared below makes us 30 gummy bears per batch (two trays of 15), but you will probably end up with a different number depending on the size of your gummy molds.
Making 10mg gummies may be most convenient so that you can choose whether to take one, two, or three, depending on how you feel.
The first thing you need to do is decide how strong you want your gummies to be. If you know that you usually like to take 25mg of CBD, do you want to take that whole dose in one gummy, or would you prefer a bit more flexibility?
CBD gummies dosing
However, taking your daily dose of CBD in gummy form can work out to be a little more expensive than using CBD oil or flower, so today we’re going to teach you how to make CBD gummies at home, as well as give you some tips on dosing.
Pro tip: Stronger gummies (25-50mg CBD) tend to make you feel sleepy while less potent gummies (10-15mg CBD) give you a nice sense of calm and relaxation without making you sleepy. So plan your recipe based on when you plan to eat the CBD gummies and what effect you want.
Ever since CBD exploded onto the scene, CBD-infused gummies have been one of the most popular methods of consumption. Not only do they offer a discreet and convenient way of dosing, but the effects are also longer-lasting and they’re delicious!
It’s easier to get consistent dosing when you’re using oil as it mixes through your recipe more evenly and it’s quicker because there’s no decarboxylation needed.
This article was co-authored by Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN. Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the prevention and rehabilitation of brain injury. In 2012 upon retiring as a Colonel after 31 years in the U.S. Army, he founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is in private practice in Potomac, Maryland, and is the author of “When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.” He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Lewis is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and American College of Nutrition.
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If you’re looking for a delicious way to consume CBD oil, create your own gummies! These chewy bites are quick to make and simple to customize. Heat juice, lemonade, or a sports drink along with sweetener and your choice of gelatin or agar powder. Then, fill a silicone gummy mold with the mixture and refrigerate it until the gummies are firm. Peel away the mold and enjoy your fruity treats.
Edibles can easily take about an hour and a half or more to kick in so patience is key. If you don’t feel anything after an hour, just kick back and wait. Your metabolism may be slower or perhaps you still had a full stomach when you ate the edible. Either way, when eating edibles, your best bet is to just start with a small dose or the typical amount you take, and then just be patient and wait.
If you’re looking for a rough estimate of how strong the gummies will be, consider how strong the weed oil you used is. If you used 3.5 grams of cannabis that has 20% THC, then each teaspoon of oil will contain about 14mg of THC.
Both THC and CBD are fat-soluble, which means they need to be consumed in fat in order to be metabolized by the body. When making cannabis oil, the THC, CBD, and all types of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are infused in the mix, which can then be broken down by the body.
First things first, get your equipment together. You’re going to need a stove, a pot, a whisk, a dropper, a gummy bear mold (or worms, whichever shape you like), and a freezer.
You can also use a double-boiler. Just put water in the bottom pan, add the coconut oil to the top section, stir in the cannabis and heat at 130-150°F (55-65°C) for about one hour. With a slow cooker, just combine the oil and the weed and cook on low for about an hour.