CBD Gummies FAQ
CBD Gummies benefits
CBD Gummies for stress?
When we’re chronically stressed, the body experiences high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This can make us anxious and affect our sleep, which can in turn make us even more stressed.
Lots of people claim that CBD can help them to feel less stressed. Scientists are studying how this might work, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about how CBD affects the body and brain. The most popular theories are that CBD may act directly to reduce cortisol, or it might work indirectly to relieve anxiety or promote good sleep. It may even be the case that it does all three, but only more research will tell us for sure.
CBD Gummies for anxiety?
Lots of people anecdotally report that CBD gummies help with their anxiety. There have been some studies into CBD and anxiety that appear promising, but we should point out that more research is needed before we can say for sure whether they will help to relieve your anxiety.
Some studies have shown that CBD helps to relieve anxiety through the activation of the compound 5-HT1A serotonin receptor. Taking ZenBears also helps to harmonise your endocannabinoid system making you more emotionally resilient.
CBD Gummies for pain?
CBD may help to regulate pain signals in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and it may interact with receptors that regulate inflammation and provide pain relief. However, research is ongoing, and there’s still a lot we don’t know about CBD and pain. That said, many people report anecdotally that CBD products help to alleviate their chronic pain and help with pain management.
We are hopeful that more research may confirm this in the future.
CBD Gummies for sleep?
Lots of people anecdotally report that CBD helps them sleep. Typically, these anecdotal reports suggest that CBD helps improve your sleep quality when taken as part of your daily routine.
Scientists are still researching whether this is the case, and how that might work, but they have a few theories.
First, they’re exploring whether CBD helps sleep directly by influencing hormones like serotonin and GABA. Second, they’re studying whether it can help indirectly, by relieving problems that can affect sleep, like pain and anxiety (see above).
Safety tips and side effects
CBD is a remarkably safe substance backed by a large volume of research. Although it may cause minor side effects such as tiredness or drowsiness, they’re unlikely to occur unless you take large doses of CBD.
Although we’re not aware of any dangers, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that adults take a CBD dose of no higher than 70mg of CBD daily (that’s 3.5 ZenBears).
CBD is usually well-tolerated by your body but it can also interact with other medications such as blood thinners. Many medications are broken down by enzymes within your liver and CBD could be interfering with the enzymes processing your medication.
When consuming new food supplements it is always best to consult your doctor, especially if; you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have a serious medical condition and take any medications. So, if you are unsure about taking CBD it’s always best to speak to your doctor first before giving it a go.
Answers for 1st time CBD users
What are the ingredients in ZenBears?
ZenBears ingredients have been carefully selected to make our little bears full of fruity flavour, as well as having the best possible bioavailability. All of our gummy bears are made with pectin rather than gelatin, making them suitable for vegans.
Our gummies are produced using broad-spectrum CBD distillate, which is pharmaceutically coated to maximise sublingual absorption. Each gummy contain 20mg of CBD, and we recommend that you take 1-2 gummies a day.
We use natural flavours including orange, lemon, raspberry, elderflower and sour cherry. You will also find a bit of citric acid and malic acid to give our gummies the classic tart flavouring you find in traditional gummy bears. You can find the full list of ingredients included on our labels
What can a first-time user expect?
CBD can affect everybody differently, so it’s hard to say exactly what you can expect from one of our bears the first time you take them. Some people report feeling drowsy or nauseous, but this is more likely to be due to dosage rather than a bad reaction to the edible themselves.
If you’re new to CBD, we recommend starting low and slow and then working your way up. For most people, 10mg is a good starting dose (that’s half a ZenBear).
Take 10mg and wait a few hours to see how you feel. If you’re happy with the effects, you might be happy to stop at 10mg. If you don’t feel anything, or you think you can tolerate a higher dose, build up to 20mg.
Keep working your way up very slowly until you reach a dose that’s comfortable for you. If you reach a point where you experience unwanted effects, drop back down to the last comfortable dose and stay there.
We’re not aware of any dangers from going over this dose, but keep in mind that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that adults take no more than 70mg of CBD daily (that’s 3.5 ZenBears).
How long does it take for ZenBears to start working?
When you chew a ZenBear, most of the CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream via your gums and the blood vessels under your tongue. This is the fastest way to absorb CBD into your system, so you should start to feel the effects in around 30 minutes.
Any CBD that isn’t absorbed in your mouth will have to pass through your digestive system before it enters your bloodstream. This means it might take longer for the CBD to work if you swallow them quickly, so be sure to chew them thoroughly first for the best results and to maximise the 20mg of CBD per bear.
How long do the effects of CBD last?
On average, the effects of CBD gummies last for 4-8 hours.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Can you drive after taking ZenBears?
At higher doses, CBD can cause tiredness or drowsiness that could make it unsafe to drive. CBD isn’t mentioned specifically in driving laws like alcohol and cannabis. You could still find yourself in legal trouble for driving while impaired or with a lack of due care if CBD causes you to feel drowsy.
You should also keep in mind that CBD might affect you differently based on lots of different factors, like whether you’ve eaten or how tired you are. What might be a manageable dose one day could make you feel drowsy the next.
In our opinion, it’s best to avoid driving while using CBD especially if you are new to taking it. If you must, then make sure that you know exactly how CBD affects you before you get behind the wheel, using the minimum dose possible. If you’re in any doubt at all about your fitness to drive, just don’t do it!
Can I buy ZenBears from Europe?
Whilst we don’t offer European shipping on our website, reach out to us and we’ll see if we can help.
Delivery and Returns
ZenBears offers delivery to UK customers only. We dispatch orders around 4:30 pm Monday and Friday. Orders made before 3 pm Monday and Friday will be dispatched the same day. Orders made after 3 pm Monday and Thursday will be dispatched the next day. Orders made after 3 pm Friday or over the weekend, will be dispatched Monday at 4:30 pm.
You will receive an email to notify you once your order has been dispatched. If you have chosen Royal Mail Tracked, you will receive a unique tracking code via email once your order has been dispatched.
Please make sure the address details you supply at the time of order are relevant and correct.
The following delivery options are available:
DELIVERY OPTIONS COST Royal Mail Tracked £4.00 Royal Mail 1st Class £3.00 Royal Mail 2nd Class £2.5 Free shipping on orders over £50 via Royal Mail Tracked. Where possible, please contact Royal Mail directly for any delays or package inquiries.
Changes to your order
Changes to your order can be made up until the order is dispatched. If you would like to make a change to your order, please contact us quoting your order number.<
Lost or undelivered orders
We may charge a redelivery cost if your order is returned to us due to incorrect delivery information supplied by you or the package was undeliverable through no fault of our own, subject to discretion.
Please contact us if you do not receive your order within the stated delivery times. We will endeavour to investigate and, where needed, resend your order. We will contact you via email if we are made aware of any delivery delays.
Delivery of items is made via Royal Mail or Hermes and will also be subject to their terms and conditions. You can cancel your order at any point, free of charge, up until the order has been dispatched. To cancel your order, please contact us quoting your order number.
You may return an order within 30 days of receipt. All returns must be unopened and still sealed. To discuss a return, please contact us quoting your order number. You may be charged for returns. Please contact us if you do not receive your order within the stated delivery times.
How do I contact ZenBears?
You can contact us via telephone on 01425 529063 or email at [email protected] We strive to get back to our customers and answer their queries in a timely manner and will do so as soon as possible. Customer support is available from Monday-Friday, queries put forward over the weekend will be answered on Monday. We can also process orders over the phone for those who don’t wish to order online.