Coffee is without a doubt the most loved beverage around the world. Most adults would prefer a steaming cup of hot coffee to start their day. As it helps give you a jolt to wake up by blocking adenosine receptors in your brain. Since coffee is a natural antioxidant, it is the perfect hangover solution for everyone. The calming fragrance of the coffee also helps us in calming down our anxiety. And consuming your coffee mixed with CBD can do wonders for you. This combination is known to help many suffering with/from – anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, and depression. Hemp and Marijuana are the main sources of producing CBD; as they are both parts of the same cannabis family. And CBD Oil produced from hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, says Juna founder, Jewel Zimmer. When consumed in lower quantities as prescribed CBD works as a stimulant and as a sedative in higher portions. Dr. Bonni Goldstein, M.D., helps us understand that the effects of CBD consumption in different dosages vary from person to person.
CBD oil is gaining popularity even among skincare products for men and women. The endless benefits of CBD have opened doors for various markets to explore their possibilities. Though only CBD obtained from US grown hemp is federally legal, THC has its own medical benefits, apart from “getting high”. As explained by the chief science officer for Ananda Hemp, Alex Capano, THC can help in combating chemotherapy-induced anorexia or HIV-associated cachexia – as it enhances one’s appetite. Rest assured, the consumption of CBD in any form will NOT affect your motor or cognitive skills in any way. You can work and function as any other day with less anxiety and stress. CBD is literally an antipsychotic which can be used to treat depression or other mental health issues. Though CBD and THC possess their own health benefits, they work differently on different people – which varies from quantity to mode of consumption.
Why CBD Coffee is so Popular?
The coffee industry is coming up with new flavors and techniques, to keep our taste buds wanting more. And CBD infused coffee is one them – making its way through the world headlines. This CBD infused coffee lets it’s drinkers feel calming alertness – that helps them continue daily life at ease. The alertness of the coffee and the calming effect of the CBD are a match made in heaven. Among the commonly known benefits of cannabidiol, there are various other health benefits associated with its consumption. Some of them are:
- Reduced risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Prevention of Tumors and other Cancers
- Protection against broken bones or bone disease
- Nourishes the Skin
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety
- Reduces Inflammation
- Improved Cholesterol Profiles
- Reduces the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes
- Resilience against Trauma and Degeneration
- Regulates Brain Health
How To Make CBD Coffee?
CBD oil can be consumed in various forms, but the combination of coffee and CBD is hard to beat. It is also easy to make at home with the right amount of ingredients. You can also mix your favorite flavors into the coffee like – peppermint, hazelnut or absolutely anything that you like.
You will need:
- Coffee (of your liking)
- Sugar or any preferred sweetener ½ tablespoon
- Unsweetened drinking chocolate 1 tablespoon
- ¼-½ cup cream
- CBD oil or peppermint infused CBD oil
Prepare the coffee according to your taste – it could be a double espresso or a large cup of cappuccino and set it aside. In a separate mug mix your preferred sweetener along with the drinking chocolate. Now add the prescribed amount of CBD oil or peppermint infused CBD oil into the drinking chocolate mixture.
You can also froth milk to add texture before combining the coffee to this mixture.
You will not need to boil the creamer on a stove or heat it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Add the creamer on top of your coffee and mix all the ingredients well. Lastly, add froth milk over the coffee for a rich taste.
To create a CBD infused espresso, reserve a bit of the creamer separately when heating it for the coffee. Add the milk frother to it and blend it completely. Add a few drops of peppermint infused CBD oil or plain CBD to the espresso. Pour the foam on top of the CBD infused espresso that will leave your taste buds satisfied.
CBD consumption is now being socially accepted across the world – mainly for health benefits. Though the risk of getting high through CBD is nil, it is always advisable to visit a medical practitioner for a prescribed dose for consumption. You can also visit a local coffee shop or an ice cream parlor to taste the CBD infused goodies. Also be sure to check if CBD is legal in your state, so you can enjoy this delicious treat without being paranoid.
Michelle Miller is a Florida-based writer and graduate of UF College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, FL. She’s writing about Cannabis since 2014. When not writing about cannabis, she enjoys hiking to new places and playing Guitar.