Starting your day with a cup of Joe has become so standard, that we hardly even think about it. More than 2.3 billion servings of coffee are consumed in Canada each year. CBD Oil, on the other hand, is a relatively new product.
Extracted from either hemp or marijuana, CBD oil is a hot new trend in supplementing. But cannabis infused coffee? What are the benefits of drinking this hip new concoction?
What is Cannabis Infused Coffee?
CBD coffee can be made in as simple a way as dropping some CBD oil in coffee. Other people use CBD infused coconut oil and add that, for a double boost. Or you could buy coffee that is a blend of coffee beans and hemp seeds, such as the Canadian brand, Cool Hemp.
Either way, it’s simple to prepare your own CBD coffee at home.
Health Benefits of Coffee and Cannabis
Coffee itself has plenty of health benefits, including the temporary energy boost we all love it for. It can also help you burn fat, boosts memory and releases antioxidants (which may be why coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of some cancers).
CBD oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, but it’s also performing well in studies investigating subjects as diverse as pain relief, anxiety and depression, treatment for seizures, autism and skin care.
If you’re thinking that CBD coffee might get you high, you’d be wrong. It’s probably better to think of it as hemp infused coffee, because it doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive THC that gets you high.
Coffee and Cannabis Together
Coffee is a stimulant and CBD oil is known to help with relaxation, so don’t the two things just cancel each other out? Well, no.
What tends to happen is that the CBD oil helps soften the effects of the coffee. If you are one of those people who feel jittery after their morning cup of joe, CBD oil can help soothe that.
It also appears to make coffee easier on the stomach. A regular brew can be acidic, which doesn’t sit well on sensitive stomachs. CBD oil helps smoothe that out, giving you a much more comfortable experience with every sip.
Preparing CBD Coffee
Dr. Bonni Goldstein, the author of Cannabis Revealed, says that CBD degrades at temperatures hotter than 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Most coffee aficionados like to brew between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That means that some of the active ingredients will suffer during the brewing process. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that there’s still enough punch to the CBD for it to have an effect.
In general, however, preparing your CBD coffee is just like brewing your normal morning cup. Pour over the water, let it steep and then sit back and enjoy.
A Smoother Brew
Cannabis infused coffee is becoming a popular way to enjoy a cup of joe. With the combined health benefits, it packs a nutritional punch. And for those who find coffee makes them anxious, this may be just the antidote they need.
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