Whileteamay still be the most popular drink in the world, we Americans LOVE our coffee!
What could be better than a home brew - crafted to your tastes?
Yup - CBD Coffee! After all, both have potent, health-healing properties and can help you get through your day more alert.
But what happens when I add these two magical ingredients together? Will I get jittery? Fall asleep or stay awake longer?
We aim to answer all the questions about CBD coffee in this post today. We'll even kick in some tips about making a killer CBD coffee DIY brew. Keep on reading to find out more.
What Is CBD Coffee?
CBD Coffee contains two main ingredients - a cup of coffee and CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is legal thanks to The Farm Bill Act of 2018 and is becoming as popular as a go-to supplement for overall well-being.
Like CBD, coffee has a reputation for providing well-being and a sense of aliveness. By the fifteenth century, many cultures had used coffee to replace tea. The main ingredient, caffeine, is also the most well-known compound in coffee.
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. The two primary cannabinoids are THC and CBD. Unlike THC, CBD won't make you high - making it ideal for home use as a health supplement.
Advantages of CBD
CBD has many health advantages. Because it's so recently legalized, there's still much we don't know about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, recently approved a CBD-based drug for the treatment of epilepsy. Other advantages include the following:
Advantages of Coffee
Coffee contains more than 800 compounds - caffeine being the most common. Other compounds include polyphenols and antioxidants, which play a wide range of health benefits. When you drink coffee, an antagonism effect occurs where receptors help exert its effects. Advantages of ground coffee include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Liver disease
- Cardiovascular health
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Why Mix CBD and Coffee?
The primary ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which may also negatively impact our bodies. Some side effects include insomnia if taken at night, nervousness, a jittery feeling, and rapid heartbeat.
To lessen the effects caused by caffeine, CBD is the perfect elixir. CBD naturally relaxes you by sending signals to your ECS, or Endocannabinoid System. Every mammal has an ECS responsible for every human function, including emotional well-being.
By mixing CBD with your coffee, you'll provide signals to your body to help lessen the effects caused by caffeine. You'll also send alerts to fight inflammation, pain, and anxiety. Think of CBD as a 'super-ingredient,' turbo-charging your coffee with pain relievers and anti-anxiety.
Benefits: CBD Coffee
The most significant benefit of CBD coffee is the polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants your body will receive with just one cup and a few drops of CBD. You'll help your body by eliminating jitters and your mind with increased focus and awareness.
Additionally, adding CBD to your coffee might help you not 'crash' as hard as you usually would after consuming intense brews. Certain occupations that benefit from CBD coffee include:
- Busy entrepreneurs that need quick energy and good sleep
- Work-from-home single parents
- CEOs and Senior-level executives
- Graduate students that need to study long hours without crashing
How Strong Is CBD Coffee?
That's the beauty of CBD coffee - you can brew it as you like - to make the ideal strength for your needs. Some of you might have a high tolerance for hemp and cannabis but are over-sensitive to caffeine.
If that's the case, choose a Full-Spectrum CBD Oil containing the entire cannabinoid profile, including THC. If you're on the low end of THC sensitivity, opt for a CBD Isolate, which is free of THC and makes a perfect substitute for dairy creamer.
Does CBD Interact With Caffeine?
Research into CBD is much more limited than caffeine. So far, there seems to be little evidence of adverse effects from mixing caffeine and CBD. Conversely, mixing CBD and caffeine may act to have a positive impact on each other.
For example, Full Spectrum CBD produces an entourage effect, a way for your body to respond to the 100-plus cannabinoid profile found in hemp. When consumed with coffee or tea, your body may react more favorably by relaxing you and making you feel energized simultaneously.
DIY CBD Coffee
You'll want to choose high-quality ingredients when making your own CBD infused coffee. For example, Ethiopian coffee is much higher in polyphenols than most store-bought brands. The climate and soil in East Africa are ideal for making a coffee bean that promotes health and well-being.
When buying CBD, you should also choose your brand wisely. For example, we select our CBD from American-based hemp farms in Oregon and Washington state. These two areas of the U.S. provide ideal sun, water, and growing conditions for high-quality cannabis yields. Additionally, our CBD is organic, and we use CO2 extraction.
For the best home CBD brew, follow the guide below:
- Start with high-quality Ethiopian or Arabica Coffee
- 1 milliliter (1ml), Eden's Herbals Full Spectrum CBD
- Infuse with granules if using a french press
- Place directly in the cup after brewing if using a dripper
- You may add cream, but not necessary as CBD oil contains MCT oil
Final Reminder: CBD Coffee
If you love coffee, you know how important it is to find a high-quality bean - one that's not only fresh but unground and from ideal locations, such as East Africa. CBD is no different. When shopping for CBD and comparing brands, you'll notice variations in the way the hemp tastes and smells.
When it comes to CBD, freshness is also important. Because CBD is unregulated, some manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to provide you, the consumer, with a 'bill of health' or CBD report.
Also known as a Certificate of Analysis, this report provides you with the THC content of each batch, along with other information ensuring your CBD is free of impurities. Check out our reports by clicking here. Additionally, snag some CBD gummies for a go-to when you're at work or school and need a quick pick-me-up.
If you want to learn more about CBD Coffee, contact Eden's Herbals at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden's Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA-approved.