How CBD coffee and tea could change the world — or just your morning
Let’s face it, hemp and CBD tea aren’t exactly the latest trend the CBD cosmos has on offer. But how much do you really know about this power combo? How about a little refresher? And what does CBD in coffee really do? Ever heard about it? Even as a complete coffee junkie, I have to admit — neither had I. Which is why I was all the more surprised when I started to research the topic further. And now all I’m left wondering is why I didn’t look into this concept sooner.
If you too are a complete coffee-addict like me, or get through the day with teas alone, then take a seat and get ready to learn something new: because this article will give you insights that might completely change your day-to-day routine.
CBD and coffee — and what’s this CBD thing again?
Before we turn to CBD coffee and tea, let’s have a look at what exactly CBD constitutes. CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of around 100 different cannabinoids that exist in the hemp plant. THC, which has a psychoactive effect and creates a so-called “high” is also a cannabinoid.
CBD on the other hand does not have an intoxicating effect but a host of other benefits: it can boost your mood, is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, reduces pain and can even have anti-depressant effects depending on how it’s used. There are a lot of studies around this all-round talent, and its healing effects are becoming more widely known all around the world.
What do you fancy? CBD coffee or tea?
Before I tell you more about the wide spectrum of CBD coffee, we’ll take a closer look at hemp and CBD and the question whether these two products are the same thing. The answer to this question is a resounding yes! Both tea types are made from industrial hemp, which has no THC but does include CBD in different strengths since every flower is different. The main difference is that some CBD teas have added CBD extract in them, which increases the CBD content of the drink.
So far, so good. But why should you change your tea-drinking habits to this one, and how can it increase your quality of life? Aside from its aromatic, clear bouquet with a herbal flavour, CBD has a host of other exciting health benefits. For example, it’s proven to promote a positive disposition, and reduced stress.
People who have occasional digestive problems can also look forward to its healing effects to the digestive system, and a more relaxed stomach and gut, even after a wild night that leads to a hangover the next morning.
Still not enough? You might also consider its anti-infectious properties, that can also help soothe any irritations. All in all, hemp and CBD teas are an all-rounder. Now, of course, there are also people out there that prefer coffee for kicking off their day or getting through the afternoon slump. Don’t worry, folks, we’ve got something for you as well.
CBD coffee is widely available now, and can provide you with the same wonderful benefits CBD has to offer.
Let’s start with a small intro to the hot cup of joy itself. Caffeine, which is contained in coffee, makes us alert and awake, and is actually a psychoactive substance. Its stimulating effect has a list of benefits for the user but also some downsides, which frequent coffee drinkers are all too aware of.
Side effects such as heart palpitations, nervousness, shakiness and even anxiety can dampen the experience of enjoying a cup of coffee. But this isn’t necessary — and this is where the magical word CBD comes in.
Although coffee can make us alert and give some people the aforementioned side effects, CBD can help reduce them or even make them disappear completely. A further win is that CBD and coffee communicate in a way that prolongs the positive effect of both substances.
Some studies show that both substances work in similar ways since their structural foundation is closely related, making them more slowly absorbable by the liver. Both substances need the same enzyme to be properly disintegrated, so it takes longer for this to happen. Hence: longer coffee-enjoyment for everyone!
CBD coffee: making the substance even easier for the body to absorb
If you’ve just discovered the idea of CBD coffee and are keen to try it, you can simply add some to your favourite CBD Oil, but make sure to add a small amount of butter or coconut oil to achieve the full effect.
This may sound a bit strange at first, but it really makes all the difference — CBD is fat-soluble and combines with the coffee better this way than if it’s merely dropped in and floats to the coffee’s surface.
And in terms of taste, this won’t impact your delicious brew. In fact, you could even consider it a speedy breakfast this way for when you’re in a rush. And of course, if you’re still not keen on the idea, you can find a large selection of coffees with added CBD to purchase online.
The takeaway from today’s handy lesson: people who are already surfing the CBD wave should definitely look into the tea and coffee categories. And beginners to the CBD cosmos can also find a smooth entry point here to try out the mild and enjoyable CBD world for themselves.
However you decide, take five minutes in the morning for a calm and relaxing hemp tea or coffee to start your day with – whether with CBD or without.
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