Bits Gummies: Do More with Less
Start low and go slow.
We have all heard this little saying when it comes to consuming cannabis edibles - probably from a Cannabis Advisor at the dispensary, or if you're a medical marijuana patient, from your recommending physician. And, if you're an avid reader of cannabis news, almost every article ever written about cannabis edibles seems to mention the adage, and for good reason.
When eating an edible, delta-9 THC is digested and broken down in the body, converting it to 11-hydroxy THC, which presents more potent effects. For those who try edibles for the first time and don't follow the adage, the unpleasant feelings of being too high can leave an unpleasant taste around the consumption method. Bits, though, will be a cannabis gummy for anyone wanting to foray into edibles or find their way back to them.
Bits offers low dose, high function gummies, with a dash of adaptogens.
Meet Bits Cannabis Gummies
Bits cannabis is all about low doses so you can function with the benefits of THC, without being high. Each formulation has been created with added ingredients like adaptogens, and some even contain extra cannabinoids for a more well-rounded cannabis edible experience. Think enhance not overtake. Here is a breakdown of each gummy flavor and formulation.
There's no zoning out with Yuzu Zone. Formulated with THC, CBG, ginseng, and reishi, Yuzu Zone is a sativa edible that helps you leave procrastination behind. The flavors are similar to a grapefruit, citrusy and tart for a bright and uplifting experience in your mouth.
Yuzu Zone has CBG along with THC and each piece contains 5 mg of each. CBG (cannabigerol) is considered the "mother of all cannabinoids," being that it is the first cannabinoid that forms in cannabis plants as they grow. CBG has been reported to help a multitude of ailments including:
- Reducing intraocular pressure
- Anti-inflammatory properties, which has shown to help with colitis
- Protects neurons
- Regulates blood pressure and heart rate
- Antibacterial agent
- Stimulates appetite
The sativa gummy Guava Go is perfect for the go-getter who is looking to add just a bit more joy to their daily routine. Each piece is 5 mg of THC and is formulated with coffee fruit and guarana. These two adaptogens add a boost of energy, making Guava Go a great option for early morning hikes, afternoon sweat sessions at the gym, and nights out dancing.
Put the do not disturb sign on with Pomegranate R&R. This indica edible is infused with CBN, ashwaganda, and lemon balm for staycation-worthy rest, whenever you need it most.
Pomegranate R&R is formulated with CBN and THC, and each gummy containing 5 mg of each. CBN is considered the weaker version of THC, being that is primarily present in cannabis that has aged. Some researchers suggest that it is about 25% as effective as THC. Here is a list of benefits CBN has shown:
- Promotes growth of bone cells
- Aides sleep
- Relieves pain
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Appetite stimulate
Push insecurities and inhibitions aside with a Bit of help from Acai Affection. The low-dose, 5 mg THC hybrid edible made with rose and rose hip is the extra-special something you need on those extra-special intimate nights.
Self-care Sunday is any day of the week with the help of Elderberry Wellness. This indica edible has CBD, elderflower and acerola to add a Bit of soothing relaxation to your weekly face mask, nightly TV binge, or any other cozy comfort.
Elderberry Wellness has the added benefit of the cannabinoid CBD. Each piece of the Elderberry Wellness gummy provides 5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD for a synergistic effect. CBD is an important inclusion for wellness, as it has shown to help with:
- Chronic Pain
- Epilepsy and symptoms associated with epilepsy
A "BIT" More with Adaptogens
A new concept to cannabis edibles is adaptogens. While many cannabis consumers may think they don't know what an adaptogen is, there are some popular ingredients included in the category; ginger, ginseng, and aloe vera to name a few. If you're wondering, "What are adaptogens," you're not alone. Adaptogens are plants, herbs and mushrooms, natural substances with stress-mitigating and mood-enhancing properties that help to bring balance to the body.
Each adaptogen has been said to help with a variety of ailments and symptoms when in the correct amounts. Here is a list of the adaptogens used in Bits gummies and their benefits:
Reishi is a type of mushroom that to have adaptogenic effects and is heralded as the Queen of Mushrooms. In fact, reishi mushrooms date back thousands of years to Eastern medicinal practices, where they were considered to be the "Elixir of Immortality." Today, we know this is likely the case due to reishi's immune-balancing and its beneficial nervous system properties.
Ginseng is an herb with fleshy roots and the part of the plant that is used to create various supplements. Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng has shown to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and even potentially improve memory and mood. Energy is where ginseng truly shines, though; the adaptogen has shown to reduce tiredness and potentially improve physical performance.
Coffee fruit is a stone fruit produced by the coffee plant, and coffee beans are extracted from this fruit. Like coffee beans, coffee fruit is high in antioxidants, a potential boon for immune health. In addition to these benefits, early research has shown promising results in coffee fruit's ability to support fat loss and promote brain health.
Guarana is a climbing plant native to Brazil, and both a seed and a fruit. This adaptogen has been used for centuries by the indigenous population for its energy-boosting effects. The guarana fruit contains high levels of caffeine (higher than coffee beans!), and has shown to improve mental clarity and focus.
Native to both Asia and Africa, ashwagandha is a small flowering shrub used as a medicinal herb. Also known as winter cherry, ashwagandha is commonly used to reduce stress, and may even weight gain associated with stress. The adaptogen has shown to promote restful sleep, too, making it a potential insomnia aid.
Lemon balm is an herb similar to mint, but with a robust citrus flavor. Natural to Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, lemon balm has been used for well over a thousand years due to its soothing properties. Some of its reported benefits include soothing GI issues such as indigestion, improving rest, and reducing anxiety.
Elderflower is a flower of the elder tree, extracted to infuse into food and drinks, perfumes...or to craft plant-based therapies. This adaptogen is most commonly used to ease inflammation, particularly inflammation related to the cold or flu.
Acerola is a shrub plant that produces cherry-like berries. Known to help boost the immune system, acerola is incredibly high in vitamin C, outpacing even oranges. In addition to these antioxidant properties, acerola has been touted as providing antidepressant benefits.
Rose is a thorny plant that has beautiful flowers, the petals of which are used for many health and beauty benefits. It's a symbol of love for good reason; rose extract has shown to be an aphrodisiac, stimulating sex drives in males in particular. Rose oil has also shown to ease symptoms of depression, provide antibacterial benefits and high doses of antioxidants, and even soothe stress and anxiety.
Rose hip is a berry that grows on rose plants just under the rose petals, after the flower has bloomed. Many people are not familiar with these berries since they are typically trimmed from the plant. Like parent, if you will, rose oil, rose hip is high in antioxidants and considered a potent aphrodisiac.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bits
While we did go over the adaptogens present in the Bits gummies, and what the flavors and formulations are, we know that you may have a few more questions. Like will Bits offer other edibles in the future, can Bits gummies be purchased recreationally, and whether the cannabis edible is gluten-free or vegan-friendly. We answer all those questions and more below.
Will Bits Offer Edibles Other Than Gummies In the Future?
We feel there should be plenty of cannabis options available for all our patients and adult-use consumers alike, from smokable to edibles and more. To start, Bits will only offer gummies, but if you would like to stay up to date on all products launches, we suggest signing up for the Zen Leaf email subscription for your state to get a Bit of good news straight to your inbox.
What States are Bits Edibles Available In?
Bits gummies are available across the U.S. at Zen Leaf dispensaries in:
- Arizona, medical and recreational
- Illinois, medical and recreational
- Massachusetts, medical and recreational
- Maryland, medical (note, Guava Go, Acai Affection, and Elderberry Wellness will be the first Bits to hit shelves)
- New Jersey, medical and recreational (note, Guava Go, Acai Affection, and Elderberry Wellness will be the first Bits to hit shelves)
- Nevada, medical and recreational
- Ohio, medical
Keep your eyes peeled, as Bits will soon be available at other retail dispensary locations across the states mentioned above!
How Many Milligrams of THC are In Each Package of Bits Gummies?
Each Bits gummies package has a total of 100 mg THC. Yuzu Zone (1:1 CBG:THC), Elderberry Wellness (1:1 CBD:THC) and Pomegranate R&R (1:1 CBN:THC) contain an additional 100mg of their respective cannabinoid ratio.
Are Bits Vegan or Gluten Free?
Bits products are gluten free, however, unfortunately, they are not vegan.
Are Bits Gummies Available for Medical and Recreational Use Purchases?
Bits gummies are available for medical and recreational purchases where available. In states where recreational and medical cannabis are both available, Bits will be found on both menus.
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Content Writer for MÜV and Zen Leaf. Britt began exploring cannabis as a recreational user attempting to treat her migraines and depression. Finding success, she began to realize the many benefits of cannabis for a multitude of ailments. Her new-found knowledge prompted a move to Colorado, where she was able to medically treat her son with ADHD and aid her family in becoming healthier and happier. Realizing her passion for cannabis, she turned it into a career. Joining the industry as Medtender and moving into management gave Britt the knowledge needed to become a writer for a local cannabis culture magazine in Oklahoma and a leading voice in cannabis compliance.
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