If you want the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke, ingest candy, or pop a pill, there’s a product for you: Weed gum.
Because cannabis-infused chewing gum is far from a mainstream method for receiving the benefits of the powerful plant medicine, it’s actually one of the most discreet ways to enjoy it. Although cannabis is legal throughout California for both recreational and medicinal purposes, there are still times when it’s not appropriate to consume it — even when you really need it.
Beyond its discreet nature, cannabis-infused chewing gum has other benefits worth considering as well. People can address their symptoms and find relief quickly, all with the help of weed gum.
Weed Gum is Fast-Acting
When you eat a cannabis gummy, for example, you have to digest the candy for it to be broken down in the liver before you can enjoy the effects. Cannabis gum doesn’t work the same way.
Instead, the benefits of the cannabis in the gum are released into your saliva and absorbed sublingually through your cheek and under your tongue. It goes directly into your bloodstream, and you’ll be able to feel the effects of the cannabis quickly. This process is known as bioavailability — and it makes a big difference.
Weed Gum Has Clear Serving Sizes
Like edibles and other cannabis candies, weed gum is clearly marked regarding the dosage and ratio of THC and CBD. This is a big reason why so many people prefer these types of products over smoking the raw cannabis flower.
However, unlike many candies, it’s especially easy to cut the gum in half to reduce the dosage. That’s important if the user is just starting to use cannabis for relief or requires smaller pieces.
Weed Gum Is Effective
People enjoy cannabis for all kinds of reasons, and gum is an effective method of ingestion. Depending on the type of cannabis and the dosage, weed gum can help people:
- Suffer less pain
- Be ready for sleep
- Balance their moods
- Regulate their hormones
Because cannabis, with its natural chemicals known as cannabinoids, helps to support the body’s endocannabinoid system, there are many ways that people find relief. Experts recommend starting with a smaller serving size of cannabis gum and document how it makes you feel before increasing the amount.
Weed Gum Improves Oral Health
What truly sets cannabis-infused gum apart from the other methods of consumption is that gum helps improve oral health. Chewing sugar-free gum helps freshen breath, keep food from sticking to teeth, and keep mouth muscles active. But that’s not all.
Research shows that chewing gum even helps improve cognitive function, in that you’re better able to concentrate if you’re also enjoying a piece of gum. Gum helps with weight loss by keeping the mouth active and away from snacks, and the act of chewing even has been shown to relieve stress.
Add cannabis to the gum, and it’s a healthy way to find relief without smoking or eating sugary treats.