There are many different types of cannabis edibles. Choosing which one to consume is half the fun! But how do you know which edibles are the most effective? Let's stack them up to see.
At A Glance
- There is a difference between what type of edible you eat
- For fast-acting effects, go with edible gummies as they tend to be less fatty than baked goodies and chocolates
- For longer-lasting effects, go with chocolates or any type of edible that has a higher fat content for CBD and THC to bind to
- Always double-check the amount of CBD or THC present in your edible before consuming
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What Is The Best Type Of Edible?
There are many different types of edibles to choose from. But is there a best one?
Both CBD and THC are fat-soluble as opposed to water-soluble. This means that cannabinoids bind to fats like butter, cocoa, and eggs which are typically present in brownies and cookies.
If any of these ingredients are in your baked goods, they will be particularly good at storing THC and CBD. But do keep in mind that as these goods are "baked" and exposed to heat, it is likely that some of the potency of the cannabis compounds may be burned off.
Chocolate edibles, on the other hand, don't get exposed to heat so you would think they'd be more potent. But chocolate edibles will typically contain lesser amounts of fat than baked edibles.
That being said, many enjoy the fact that a chocolate bar masks the flavor of cannabis oil which can otherwise be grassy, earthy, or bitter. Plus, when it comes to chocolate flavors, you get to choose between dark chocolate and milk chocolate edibles.
There's no evidence to suggest that one type of chocolate is better than the other in terms of storing CBD and THC. But, as has long been studied, dark chocolate is known for its higher antioxidant count and lower sugar content than milk chocolate.
So if you're looking for a slightly healthier option, chocolate edibles give you a whole lot to choose from.
Gummy edibles are perhaps the most popular type of edibles out there for their discreet nature and ease of travel. Gummies also offer a more specific measurement of either CBD or THC than food or other candy that's been infused with cannabinoids and other compounds.
With gummies, you won't need to worry about how much cannabis is present as each gummy has been accurately measured. Additionally, gummies also tend to produce effects faster than fatty chocolates or baked goodies.
Many who are used to consuming edibles regularly note that there is also far greater access to gummies than cannabis chocolates. Plus, there are so many gummy flavors to choose from!
FAQs About Chocolate Edibles Vs. Gummies
What is bioavailability and how do I increase it?
Bioavailability refers to how effectively a cannabinoid may enter our systems as well as how much of the cannabinoid content is being used by the body. Low bioavailability means that while you are consuming an edible with 10mg, you may only get 2-5mg upon ingestion.
Luckily, you can increase the bioavailability of any cannabis edible by eating it with a meal. It should be noted too that chocolate edibles tend to have a higher bioavailability than gummies.
Which produces longer-lasting effects?
Any edible with plenty of fats will tend to produce longer-lasting effects. It may take longer for you to feel the effects of these types of edibles, but they will stick around in your system for longer too.
Which cannabis edibles are fast-acting?
Gummies tend to be faster-acting than chocolate that's been infused with CBD or THC due to their limited fatty content. While gummies may produce the effects of CBD and THC quicker, this also means that the effects will not last as long.
Ultimately, the best edible debate boils down to personal preference. Both chocolates and gummies offer plenty to be excited about, so now it’s up to you to decide which one you like better!
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