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Are CBD Gummies Addictive? Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions

Are CBD Gummies Addictive? Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions - NextEvo Naturals

There are many ways to experience the power of CBD; one of the best is CBD gummies. Gummies have become extremely popular, both with experienced CBD aficionados and first-time users, as they offer great efficacy with ease of use and exact dosing.

However, some people may be worried about whether their use is habit-forming or whether they are safe for long-term use, so let’s take a look at the facts, and perhaps debunk a few myths and misconceptions along the way.

In This Article

What are CBD gummies?
How are CBD gummies made?
What are CBD gummies used for?
  •  How do CBD gummies make you feel?
Are CBD gummies addictive?

  • What happens when you stop taking CBD gummies?
  • Can you take a CBD gummy every day?
  • Do you need to take a break from CBD gummies?
Are CBD gummies safe?

  • What are the side effects of CBD gummies?
  • Summary
  • Are CBD gummies legal?
  • Can you take CBD gummies with other medications?
  • How often is it OK to take CBD?

What are CBD gummies?

CBD gummies look just like regular soft candy but contain the ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Gummies come in a wide range of flavors, shapes, colors, and flavors, and can be formulated with different concentrations of CBD to suit any need.

How are CBD gummies made?

CBD gummies consist of a colored, flavored gelatin base (which gives them their characteristic chewiness) that is combined with a hemp-derived CBD oil that has been mixed with a food-grade carrier oil. After mixing, setting, and packaging, the gummies are ready for consumption and sale.

What are CBD gummies used for?

CBD gummies are one of the most convenient and tasty ways to take CBD. They deliver all the many potent health benefits of CBD in a handy, discreet form that is easily integrated into a personal health regime. 

Here are just a few of the benefits CBD can offer:

  • Improved mental focus
  • Immune system support
  • Better sleep health
  • Relief from the effects of stress 
  • Speedier recovery from exercise 

 How do CBD gummies make you feel?

One of the amazing properties of CBD is that it can affect the same person in different ways, depending on how they feel on a given day. This is due to the ability of CBD to interact and support the endocannabinoid system — the body’s chemical messaging network.

There’s excellent anecdotal evidence to support claims that CBD can both improve mental focus and alertness levels, but at the same time calm and relax. The compound is also well known as a natural stress reliever, and gentle soporific. 

Are CBD gummies addictive?

CBD gummies are not addictive and according to the World Health Organization 2017 Pre-Review Report: “evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.

Pure CBD products do not contain the psychoactive compound THC, so are completely non-psychoactive and do not induce the feelings of euphoria and changes in heart rate, cognitive function, and blood pressure that THC is known for.

What happens when you stop taking CBD gummies?

Stopping the use of CBD gummies is not associated with any significant side effects or withdrawal symptoms, so you can start or stop using them at will. 

However, if you do stop using them, you will lose the physical and mental well-being benefits they provide, so do bear this in mind when taking a break from them.

Can you take a CBD gummy every day?

CBD gummies are perfect for integrating into a daily health regime and allow you to easily adjust your daily CBD dose. Because CBD gummies are ingested, it’s worth noting that they deliver their CBD in a gradual, steady way and that a regularly timed dose offers better, long-term results.

Do you need to take a break from CBD gummies?

A lot of people think that taking a break from CBD can reduce their “CBD tolerance”, but there’s actually no need to stop taking gummies if you’re getting the benefits you want and are happy with your supplement’s overall efficacy.

Are CBD gummies safe?

CBD gummies are perfectly safe to take on a regular basis, but as with all health supplements, there are some mild side effects that may be experienced at sustained high doses. This recent study lays out the possible side effects and weighs them against the benefits CBD has to offer.

As ever, it’s up to the individual to decide what’s best for their needs and adjust their CBD dose accordingly.

What are the side effects of CBD gummies?

Generally, the potential side effects of CBD are mild and short-lived, but it’s still wise to start with a low dose and build up your intake gradually. 

Here’s a list of the most common side effects to watch out for:

  • Loose tummy
  • Nausea
  • Mouth dryness
  • Feelings of lethargy


CBD gummies are a safe and very effective way to experience the power of CBD. They are completely non-addictive and non-psychoactive and offer great convenience and long-term efficacy. 

Being an oral, oil-based supplement, gummies are a “slow burner” CBD supplement, so it may take several weeks to experience their full effects. Gradual and consistent dosing is the way to go and will give you the best overall effect, with the least chance of unpleasant side effects.


Are CBD gummies legal?

CBD gummies are legal in most US states as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive component that is removed during the processing of the hemp plant). 

All good CBD supplements adhere to the 0.3% THC rule, so be sure to pick a supplement from a reputable manufacturer to make sure you stay within the bounds of the law in your area.

Can you take CBD gummies with other medications?

CBD gummies are unlikely to interact with prescription medicines (and may even amplify their effect) but, as with any supplement, it’s wise to consult your doctor before taking CBD gummies or other CBD supplements in conjunction with prescription medicines.

How often is it OK to take CBD?

We all have different metabolisms and different health needs, so it’s important to adjust your CBD dose according to how you feel and your overall health goals. 

Generally, it’s perfectly OK to take CBD every day, however, you may find that spreading your dose over the course of your day gives you the best effects.

Experimentation is the name of the game, and NextEvo produces a wide range of pure, natural CBD gummies — making it a snap to find a CBD gummy that’s right for you and your needs.