Should You Add CBD To Your Coffee?

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There is a very popular trend growing these days and it’s CBD-infused coffee or tea promising amazing health benefits. But does adding CBD to your coffee really make a difference? And more importantly, is it safe?

While mixing CBD and caffeine may seem to be just another passing trend, there are some genuine reasons why people are combining their favorite morning drink with CBD.

People who combine CBD with coffee report that it can take the jittery edge off a caffeine high. It has also been reported that with the addition of CBD, caffeine drinkers experience a reduction in anxiety that they would have felt if they had not taken CBD. Overall, the mixture of CBD and caffeine leads to a focused burst of energy, without any of the negatives that are often associated with daily caffeine consumption.

CBD and Your Body

CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD is one of over 100 phytocannabinoids in cannabis and is one of the most heavily researched. CBD, and other phytocannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are very similar in structure to the body’s own endocannabinoids, allowing them to target cannabinoid receptors in the neurological and central nervous systems.

Unlike THC, CBD oil will not get you high.

Caffeine and Your Body

A beloved pick-me-up amongst 64% of Americans, coffee has mixed effects. A stimulant of the central nervous system, the most noticeable effect of caffeine is a nearly immediate increase in alertness and energy. Too much caffeine can also leave you with headaches and nausea, not to mention the moodiness and fatigue associated with the “crash” once the caffeine starts to wear off.

CBD oil and caffeine have become such a popular pairing because the negative side effects of caffeine consumption are canceled by the body’s interaction with CBD.

What Does Science Say About CBD and Caffeine?

CBD oil only recently became legalized in the majority of US states, thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Until then, it was lumped in with marijuana as a “controlled substance,” making it nearly impossible for researchers to investigate its benefits legally. Because of this, science is playing catch up with what is now widely accepted as a supplement with a wide array of health benefits.

It’s important to note, the World Health Organization has conducted research on CBD oil and concluded that CBD oil has a good safety profile and is well tolerated by the majority of people.

Before You Mix CBD Oil with Caffeine…

Before you put your barista hat on, make sure you’re aware of the legalities of CBD oil in your state. While the vast majority of states have legalized CBD oil, there are a few outliers.

While CBD is generally well tolerated and free from any negative side effects, it has been known to interact with some common pharmaceuticals, such as particular antidepressants and antibiotics. Regardless of whether you’re taking medication or not, speak to your doctor before you start adding CBD oil to your daily routine.

CBD Oil and Hot Coffee…

 Studies published in the past have shown that CBD degrades when exposed to heat, potentially losing some of its potency. As such, choosing an iced drink or simply allowing your hot coffee or tea to cool for a bit will yield better results, as the CBD oil will be more potent. The ideal situation would be using a CBD Vape Pen, this way you avoid loosing any beneficial properties your CBD may have.

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