With our CBD Isolate, you can quickly and easily make your own CBD-infused gummies. This step-by-step guide will teach you how.
Of the various ways to take CBD, perhaps the most popular is to simply eat CBD-infused products like CBD gummies. These flavorful gummy-type candies are infused with hemp-derived CBD, offering a convenient, and often tasty, way to benefit from CBD. Also, it’s easy to learn how to make CBD gummies.
Here’s a look at why you might want to add CBD gummies to your routine, as well as an easy step-by-step CBD gummies recipe that allows you to easily make your own at home.
Benefits of CBD Gummies
CBD gummies offer a convenient way for athletes and anyone else to incorporate the balancing benefits of CBD into their day.
CBD helps the body and its functions run optimally. This all-natural and non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from cannabis plants like hemp supports the performance of your endocannabinoid system, a major regulatory network responsible for keeping crucial functions balanced.
Once you eat a CBD gummy, the compound is delivered from the digestive system to the bloodstream, where it can interact with cannabinoid receptors found on cells in the peripheral nervous system, immune system, and the central nervous system.
By interacting with these receptors, CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system and supports its efforts to keep functions running at their best.
For athletes, the efficiency of their endocannabinoid system has a direct influence on athletic performance and recovery. Functions that are crucial to reaching high levels of athletic achievement run optimally when an endocannabinoid system regulates the body as it should.
There are various types of CBD products out there, and gummies can be an ideal choice for those looking for a convenient, flavorful, and portable way to get their daily CBD.
Adding CBD Gummies to Your Pre- or Post-Workout Routine
Among the many advantages of CBD gummies is that they’re ready to go wherever you do, no matter where training or competition takes you.
Athletes incorporate CBD into their training regimens in different ways. While many have found that taking CBD before a workout helps them “find the flow” and achieve greater focus to perform at a higher level, others prefer to incorporate CBD into their post-training routine to encourage better recovery. You may even find benefits from taking CBD gummies both before and after your workouts.
Keep in mind that CBD can affect athletes differently. While hemp-derived CBD products will not cause intoxicating or sedating effects, how you personally will respond to the cannabinoid can be influenced by various factors, including your genetics, your biological sex, your body fat percentage, and more.
If you’re new to CBD, figuring out how best to incorporate CBD gummies into your routine takes just a little trial and error. We recommend starting off with lower CBD concentrations and monitoring how you feel as you gradually bump up your serving over several weeks time.
How to Make CBD Gummies
Making your own CBD-infused gummies at home takes little time and effort. By making your own, you can have full control over the CBD potency of your gummies, as well as the ingredients used to make them.
Infusing homemade gummies with CBD is easy thanks to Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate, a fine white powder containing 99% pure CBD. This pure crystalline has no flavor or odor, so it’s perfect for making great-tasting gummies. Also, it comes in a 1-gram jar, making it easy to adjust the CBD concentration of your gummies.
When deciding how much CBD Isolate to add into your gummies, keep in mind that each milligram of pure crystalline contains about a milligram of CBD. The recipe below makes about 50 gummy bear-sized gummies. That means you can infuse 5mg CBD into each bear-sized gummy by using 250mg of CBD Isolate. Increase or decrease the amount of CBD Isolate to meet your own individual CBD needs.
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Note: The CBD gummy recipe below makes orange-flavored chews. If you have a favorite fruit flavor you’d like to use instead, you can replace the orange juice below with 1/2-2/3 cup of your favorite fruit pureed and ½ cup water.
Here is how to make CBD gummies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons gelatin, unflavored
- Silicone mold of choice
- Place the silicone mold onto a cookie sheet and set aside.
- Combine all of the ingredients, minus the gelatin and CBD Isolate, into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients together.
- Slowly and gradually whisk gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly to avoid clumping. Continue stirring until the gelatin is completely melted and the mixture’s consistency is smooth.
- Slowly add in the CBD Isolate, stirring constantly until combined thoroughly. Turn off the heat.
- Pour the CBD-infused mixture into the silicone mold. Place the cookie sheet and mold into the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove the silicone mold from freezer and pop out each of the gummies.
- Store your CBD-infused gummies in an airtight container in a refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.
If you don’t have a silicone mold, you can also pour the CBD-infused mixture into a lightly greased baking sheet. Once the mixture hardens, use a knife or cookie cutters to cut out gummies to your desired shape and size.
Would you rather not go through the effort of making CBD gummies? As an alternative to CBD gummies, our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gems are chewy edibles that feature a delectable watermelon or mango flavor and contain 10 mg of CBD each.
Learn even more about how CBD can help encourage peak performance through our blog.