Do you enjoy waking up in the morning to a strong cup of joe? Do you wish that coffee could be a cure-all for the varying ailments you experience throughout the day?
Unfortunately, coffee alone isn’t the perfect solution to everything (although we wish it were!) However, combining your favorite brand of coffee with a little CBD oil may be exactly what you need.
We’re going to take a look at the benefits of CBD coffee and why you should add it to your daily routine. Keep reading for more information!
Yes, CBD is derived from cannabis plants. No, it won’t get you ‘high.’ Technically, anything that affects brain function is considered psychoactive, which includes substances like caffeine, nicotine, and even antidepressant drugs. The key difference between substances like CBD and say, alcohol, is that CBD is not intoxicating.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, similar to THC (the part of marijuana that is intoxicating.) The difference is that THC targets the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain–CBD does not.
In short, CBD is technically psychoactive but does not give the euphoric feeling of THC–that means that you may feel relaxed but will still be able to function normally and pass a drug screen.
So, if CBD doesn’t get you high, what does it do?
Using CBD oil is shown to have many benefits, from mental health to reducing the symptoms of physical ailments and pain.
Multiple Sclerosis patients have seen improvements in their pain levels and walking spasms, while people with arthritic joints have experienced less joint discomfort. Additionally, CBD oil is known to help treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and a whole host of other mental illnesses.
There are also ongoing studies of the effects of CBD on cancer, addiction, heart health, and even acne.
For those people that do not experience any of the above-listed health problems, CBD oil can still promote relaxation and focus, as well as helping you sleep when the Sandman just won’t come.
Because CBD oil has pain-relieving benefits, it may help alleviate the need for over-the-counter painkillers. This substance may also prevent headaches and is showing promising results for the treatment of migraines.
It is worth noting that drinking coffee is also beneficial to your health when done so in relative moderation. Whether you choose to drink decaf or regular coffee, it has been linked to a reduced risk of type II diabetes.
Both types of coffee are loaded with antioxidants which can help prevent heart disease and cancer, in addition to the lowered risk of type II diabetes. There are also smaller amounts of micronutrients like magnesium, potassium, and niacin.
You should note that decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine-free. It can contain anywhere from 3 to 18 mg of the substance but this is minor in comparison to regular coffee that will have 140-300 milligrams.
It may seem that CBD would counteract the effects of caffeine–and it does, to an extent. Should you drink one too many cups of CBD coffee, you likely won’t experience the jitters, indigestion, and heart palpitations.
CBD and caffeine work well together to give you the alert, awake feeling you need for those early morning meetings, but won’t leave you bouncing all over the place.
If you are beginning to use CBD, the key to seeing results is consistency. If you are a daily coffee drinker–you already have that routine set. This means that adding a bit of CBD to your coffee will allow you to see the result you need and limit the less-desired side effects of caffeine.
If you are going to be adding a substance to your morning coffee, you probably want to know whether or not it is addictive and if it’s legal. Simply put, CBD is not addictive and is actually being studied to help fight addiction.
The legality of CBD should be as easy to answer with the Farm Bill that passed in 2018. This bill made the hemp plant (the one that CBD is derived from) legal to grow and manufacture–basically making the plant an agricultural product.
Although this law was federally passed, there are certain states that still consider CBD a schedule 1 narcotic–this is something to be aware of. It is unlikely you will be stopped and arrested for possession of this harmless product but definitely check the laws in your state.
If you happen to love coffee in the morning and throughout the day, but hate the jitters that come from drinking too much of it, CBD coffee may be perfect for you. It does not matter whether you take your coffee black or prefer your creamer with a bit of coffee–you will still benefit from CBD coffee.
In order to find the perfect dose for your needs, there may be some experimentation involved–but don’t worry, you cannot overdose on CBD. As mentioned, the best way to see the results from CBD is to use it consistently.
Additionally, when purchasing any CBD product, be sure it is of high-quality. Opting to choose a cheaper product from an unreputable vendor may mean that you are getting less CBD oil than you bargained for–or more chemicals than you desire.
To read more on topics like this, check out the health category.