Why does it feel like CBD and coffee are incompatible and what is the reality?
Are you a CBD lover who never refuses a good cup of coffee in the morning or evening? Have you ever combined the two?
CBD and coffee may seem incompatible at first glance, but anyone who has ever tried this combination would highly recommend it. The benefits of CBD and coffee together will pleasantly surprise you, and you will definitely have a hard time doing without them afterwards.
Consumed daily by millions of people around the world, coffee is a hit due to its energizing effect. CBD, on the other hand, has a relaxing effect. Those looking for one or the other of these effects will therefore tend not to want to alter it by mixing the two substances.
However, some studies seem to indicate that caffeine and CBD have similar effects on the brain and that their actions actually complement each other. While it is true that caffeine has the advantage of giving us a boost, we do have to recognize that it comes with undesirable side effects, especially when we have consumed too much. After having 3 cups of coffee, you will be full of energy, but you may also feel nervous, restless, anxious. Your heart rate might also increase significantly.
By adding some CBD into your coffee, you'll be able to counteract the adverse effects of caffeine and take full advantage of the energy you've come to expect and its rich flavors. CBD will help soothe you and bring you a certain level of well-being.
Discover all the benefits of a cup of CBD coffee
To begin with, did you know that CBD has many benefits?
Parkinson's, epilepsy or cancer patients have all reported experiencing an alleviation of some of their symptoms due to their consumption of CBD.
CBD is known to relieve chronic pain and improve sleep quality.
Apart from the fact that it overrides the adverse effects of caffeine consumption mentioned above, the combination of coffee and CBD can provide you with a plethora of benefits. When drinking CBD coffee, you can expect to experience:
- A reduction in your stress levels: you will be more relaxed throughout the day;
- Improved mental alertness: caffeine opposes the production of adenosine, a neurotransmitter involved in concentration. CBD reverses this action. The sweet spot between caffeine-induced energy and CBD-induced relaxation is an increased level of concentration. For example, you may feel relaxed, calm, aware and more lively;
- Better digestion: as many people know, coffee improves digestion. Not only would it stimulate the production of bile and pancreatic secretion, but it would also improve the gut microbiota and reduce the risk of constipation. CBD is also a valuable digestion aid thanks to its interaction with endocannabinoid receptors in the digestive system.
Tips for getting the right dose of CBD in your coffee
The dosage depends on your sensitivity and preferences. Take the time to try several doses to find the perfect one for you.
However, note that below 5 mg of CBD oil, you probably won't feel the benefits of the coffee-CBD combination. Beyond 15 mg, you won't be able to truly enjoy your coffee as you like it.
A dosage of 5 to 10 mg of CBD oil is perfect for daily consumption, while a dosage of 10 to 15 mg is suitable for relaxing moments in the evening or on a weekend morning.
Having CBD coffee with CBD-infused coffee beans
However, the infusion is not as straightforward as one might think. Here you can find out more about it.
It's important to know that coffee beans release a natural oil during the grinding and roasting process. This natural oil serves as a carrier for the infusion, which uses full-spectrum hemp extracts.
If the infusion has been done properly, these beans won't taste much different from the coffee you're already accustomed to, except for a slight hemp aroma perhaps.