This is not a secret that more than 60% of Americans wake up to coffee. Their day cannot begin without having a whiff of the caffeine in the popular drink. There is no need for introducing coffee to the world; however, when mixed with CBD oil, it has health-boosting effects on a person.
For those who don’t know what CBD is, it’s produced from cannabis, and is short for cannabidiol. However, it is known to have very low THC, which is solely responsible for giving you a ‘high’. In the recent years, CBD oil has made a breakthrough in wellness, food and drink industry.
Is it a good idea to have CBD oil in coffee?
Dan Guy, owner of Espresso Bay coffee shop and roastery, in Michigan, introduced CBD latte in his shop, recently, for a very real reason – he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain in his legs, five years ago.
He tried many medicines, but none of them did a thing for his pain. However, a week of having CBD oil in his coffee eased his pain and with time, healed him completely.
“It’s the perfect combination, because the CBD oil can make you a little drowsy, so drinking it with your coffee kind of balances it out,” says Guy. “You feel a nice, natural peacefulness while still feeling alert”.
As per the Cannabisradar, CBD has therapeutic benefits, such as reduced anxiety and depression, decreased inflammation, minimized joint pains and body aches, etc.
Three things happen when coffee and CBD oil are combined together:
- The person becomes calmer and less anxious.
- Both coffee and CBD have antioxidant qualities, which means that it becomes easier for the body to get rid of toxins.
- As per a study conducted by The Journal of Internal Medicine, CBD oil protects neurons and coffee increases brain’s activity. Thus, together, they enhance working of the brain.
- The high energy keeps the person in a good mood and works as an antidepressant.
- The drink helps in preventing seizures and relieves from chronic pains.
That’s right; it is the unicorn drink of this year. With coffee, its benefits only enhance.
However, Dr. Bonni Goldstein, the medical director of Canna-Centers, claims that the effect of coffee and CBD might vary from person-to-person: “At low doses, CBD is a stimulant and in higher doses it can cause sedation. Someone’s reaction to a combination of these compounds would not be easily predictable because various doses of each would affect the response”.
How to add CBD oil to your coffee
There are countless ways to add CBD oil to coffee.
To begin with, you can visit a nearby coffee shop to try CBD-infused latte and get a taste of it. However, if you want to have a regular intake of coffee, then it is advisable to make your own cup. The reason behind this is that you don’t have to take a large amount of CBD in coffee. Most of the time, the local barista don’t have any idea about the accurate volume of CBD they add to a coffee cup. Many times, it is more than 200 mg of CBD in their coffees – it’s a lot more than required for an average person. In such cases, CBD oil might cause more harm than anything else.
That’s not it. Since it is not federally legal, not as a food ingredient most definitely, it is advisable to buy only the premium product. Make sure that it is the product of a reputable company and is derived from hemp. Also, do not forget to check their labels, for they must be lab-tested and safe to have as a food ingredient. Since there is no government involvement in the sale of CBD oil, it is necessary for everyone to check the quality of the product.
For this reason, you can buy pre-made coffee drinks from the market. Many companies add CBD-oil in their blends and sell them. However, this still remains your responsibility to check for the premium quality of the CBD oil added to the drink. The safer option is to DIY own CBD oil, popularly known as CBD tinctures, than trusting another company. Being able to choose your favorite flavor is a plus.
Everything else you need to know about CBD oil-infused coffee
Cold coffee works best with the CBD oil. According to research, hot coffee reduces the potency of CBD. You can either have it with iced coffee, or wait for the heat to leave your coffee. A water-soluble CBD should definitely be your choice for coffee. Hydrophilic CBD oil will blend better with coffee and also add a uniform amount of flavor to the drink. Also, if you are a beginner, it is best for you to have 10mgs of CBD oil in your coffee per day. However, the bioavailability of the oil is reduced to minimum, the minute it comes into contact with water. You can increase the dosage of the same with time, or as you like it. There are also different flavors of CBD-oil available in the market—natural, peppermint, honey and lemon. Out of these, it is best to go for natural flavor since it tastes better with coffee. However, you can also try other flavors, fearlessly. Both peppermint and lemon taste great with black coffee.
Apart from everything else, what you really need to know about CBD is that it is the legal part of cannabis, and has been accepted in the same capacity by various states of the US. It is derived from hemp and doesn’t get you ‘high’ at all. In fact, it relaxes your body and decreases anxiety. Even so, many states have still not embraced the legality of cannabis, but its oil is available throughout the country. However, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act makes it illegal to sell an active ingredient to be sold in dietary supplements or in foods that will be sold across state lines. Nonetheless, it has revolutionized the wellness industry this year.
There are no doubts about the fact that the blend of coffee and CBD oil is the biggest food trend of this year. It is the perfect combination for people who like coffee and also like to experiment with it. There are numerous examples of people who have experienced reduced anxiety and felt calmer, after a week of having this extraordinary drink. For now, we’d suggest you to give it a try and let the world know about your own experience with CBD oil-infused coffee.