CBD OIL & COFFEE
By Amanda O.
While CBD Oil will not promise you instant euphoria or give you immediate laser sharp focus, it will give you realistic benefits that can enhance your overall wellness and wellbeing.
Why should you put CBD Oil in your morning cup of coffee? To put it briefly, CBD can balance out the negative side effects of caffeine and boosts its effectiveness throughout your body. To better understand these benefits first we need to look at how CBD and caffeine interact with our bodies separately.
in your morning cup of coffee? To put it briefly, CBD can balance out the negative side effects of caffeine and boosts its effectiveness throughout your body. To better understand these benefits first we need to look at how CBD and caffeine interact with our bodies separately.
You may know a lot or just a little about CBD, either way we are here to help educate our community the best we can. To fill you in on the basics of CBD, it stands for Cannabidiol which is, one of over a hundred natural compounds found in the hemp plant. One familiar cousin to CBD is THC, (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for the “high” associated with the green plant. However, CBD carries no intoxicating effects making it perfect to combine with your morning cup!
Although CBD doesn’t give you the ‘high’ THC does, it does work with your mind and body, with our endocannabinoid system. CBD is a cannabinoid, a phytocannabinoid to be exact. We have cannabinoids present in our body called endocannabinoids, they work throughout our endocannabinoid system. Simply put, this system is constantly working to keep our bodies balanced. When our bodies are out of balance is when we experience discomfort, whether it be through pain, anxiety, mood swings, inflammation, and so forth.
Instead of thinking of CBD as making you feel a certain way, try to think of it as decreasing a negative feeling you have in your mind or body. If you feel anxious it may lower your anxiety, if you feel pain, it may lower your pain, and if you feel depressed it may decrease your feeling of depression.
What about coffee? We know we drink it to wake up and/or to feel more alert, but what coffee is doing, specifically the caffeine , is tricking our body to replace the drowsiness chemical Adenosine ( which makes us feel tired and sleepy) with caffeine. When caffeine enters our body it actually looks like this chemical Adenosine. So, our bodies switch from the depressing chemical and start using caffeine which, we know is a stimulant. This results in faster nerve cells which causes your body to produce more of the hormones adrenaline and dopamine. This is the reason why caffeine makes you feel good and alert.
However, that good feeling might not be so good for everyone. In some cases, caffeine can cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, due to the increased bodily function we experience. Whether this applies to you or not, CBD Oil may be able to curb the negative side effects that come with coffee consumption while still allowing you to reap the positive benefits coffee has to offer. Such as: improving circulation, help you burn more calories, improve memory, make you more energetic, just to name a few.
So, CBD Oil and coffee together create a balance. While coffee can heighten our experience, it can also make us feel jittery and unfocused. Adding CBD Oil to your coffee may give the ability to decrease your anxiety and increase focus, all while adding the other benefits of CBD such as reducing inflammation and pain management. CBD & coffee both have antioxidant properties that help rid the body of toxins. And while coffee increases brain function, CBD acts as a neuroprotectant, protecting your neurons from degeneration in your brain.
You probably won’t be in a state of complete bliss when drinking CBD coffee, but you potentially feel sharp and focused rather than jittery and anxious.
The only way to know if you’ll enjoy this combination is to try it! You don’t need to go to some fancy café to do so. Consider buying CBD Oil and mixing into your favorite morning cup yourself.