The marijuana industry is growing fast, and there is an influx of new products in the market. While CBD oil and capsules remain as the standard offerings in the industry when it comes to marijuana medication, there are a lot of interesting additions like topicals and edibles. One of the newest and most intriguing product is the¬†marijuana chewing gum¬†because of its penchant for discretion and convenience.¬†
If you search for marijuana chewing gum, it will reveal thousands of searches with brands like Endoca showing on the search results. According to Endoca, marijuana chewing gum is¬†best for first-time users¬†because it can be micro-dosed. The process of microdosing can aid the ECS or endocannabinoid system by activating the receptors that keep the body in equilibrium.¬†
Marijuana chewing gum is an easy and discreet way to get your daily CBD intake. Endoca stated that their gum quickly releases¬†CBD¬†through the bloodstream via the mucus membranes in the throat and mouth. A pack of 10 pieces of marijuana chewing gum costs around $14, and there is 15mg of CBD per piece.¬†
The peppermint-flavored gum has 100mg of hemp oil per piece. Other ingredients of the gum include Chicle gum, Xylitol, and sunflower lecithin from sunflower seeds. Most importantly, the gum is organic.¬†
Endoca is not the only marijuana chewing gum brand. Bhang Hemp Products has released its own version of marijuana gum. Each pack has four pieces of marijuana gum, and each piece has 25mg of CBD. At $7 per packet, Bhang is cheaper than Endoca.¬†
Chill Gum is another option, even though it is significantly more expensive than Bhang or Endoca. You get eight pieces of gum at 10mg of CBD per piece, but a pack costs $24.¬†
How does cannabis chewing gum work?
Marijuana chewing gum¬†works by releasing the cannabinoid through the sublingual pathway.¬†A lot depends on the gum’s composition and whether the cannabinoid is multi-layered because layers would result in a more prolonged release. The bio-availability of the gum is controlled by you because if you swallow your saliva, the gum gives the same bio-availability as edibles or other forms of oral administration. If you keep the saliva in your mouth, you can benefit from sublingual bio-availability, which is better than its oral counterpart. This means that you will get the most benefit from marijuana chewing gum if you do not swallow your saliva for a few seconds while chewing.¬†
How does marijuana chewing gum affect our health?
The manufactures of marijuana chewing gum face a lot of issues when trying to¬†make an effective CBD gum. The lead scientist behind the development of CanChew Plus, Dr. George E. Anastassov, said that it is tough to release any cannabinoids from a chewing gum base. He also said that the compounds are difficult to work with because of a lack of water solubility. Marijuana binds to the gum base, making it difficult to release.¬†¬†
Anastassove also said that CanChew’s first attempt at marijuana chewing was in 2014, and it was not as effective as he had hope despite the years of research and development. The issues in releasing CBD from a gum base meant that 50% of the cannabinoid remained in CanChew gum after hours of chewing. CanChew is a great improvement because it has 80% of the compound within 30 minutes of chewing.¬†
Each piece of CanChew gum has 50mg of full-spectrum hemp oil and 10mg of CBD. It is also expensive because it costs around $70 for a 30-piece pack. For those who are suffering from anxiety, anorexia,¬†chronic pain,¬†and migraines, the cost is not an issue as long as the product works.¬†
If you take CBD through oil or capsules, it has to pass through your liver before it can reach your bloodstream. A part of the cannabinoid is metabolized, which means you immediately lose a part of the medication. This means that CBD chewing gum should enable the cannabinoid to reach the bloodstream without passing through the liver, making it so much healthier and better for patients.¬†¬†