1. Can You Use CBD Oil in Coffee? Effects, How Much, and Does It Work?
Can You Use CBD Oil in Coffee? Effects, How Much, and Does It Work?
Everybody’s morning routine needs a helping hand and with a range of new energy products available, it’s great to kick start our day with a boost.
Coffee is a ‘go-to’ morning energizer, but is there a way of adding to its properties with the benefits of CBD oil?
In this article, we’re going to discover what exactly CBD oil is, whether it has the potential to be added to your morning caffeine shot, if it has, how much do you need to use, and anything else we can think of!
First, let's’ get cracking with the takeaway answer so you can find out straight away!
Can you use CBD oil in coffee? There’s a number of benefits from using CBD oil in your coffee. It helps to minimise the side effects of caffeine, such as headaches and jitters. Everyone is different and you’ll need to experiment with how much is right for you, but as a guide, use 10 milligrams of CBD for a 12-ounce cup (your medium Costa cup size)
So now we’ve got the short answer nailed, so we can understand more about CBD oil in your coffee, let’s start by taking a quick look at exactly what CBD is.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound present in cannabis and hemp.
CBD oils and lot’s of other CBD products are getting attention as a means to control stress, anxiety, and pain.
Cannabis is usually associated with a ‘high’, however, CBD can be extracted from the plant to make wellness products that are available without the need to smoke it or get any kind of high feelings traditionally associated with Cannabis.
The chemical in cannabis that gets an individual high is known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
So along with THC and CBD, cannabis also produces a number of other compounds known as cannabinoids.
We are slowly getting familiarised with CBD as many different countries have legalised it (including our very own UK).
So, now we know exactly what CBD is, you might be wondering exactly how it affects our bodies?
How does CBD affect our bodies?
Our human bodies have a set of distinct receptors that bind and react to cannabis compounds such as CBD.
These receptors are found throughout the system and make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a signalling mechanism that enables our bodies to maintain a state of balance, known as homeostasis. This is what it’s all about - reaching that state of balance.
In a nutshell, the endocannabinoid system maintains balance by regulating the communication traffic in our body.
Cannabinoids like CBD engage with this system, in the same way as the natural compounds known as endocannabinoids secreted by the body.
In the body, CBD triggers the activity of the cannabinoid receptors and stimulates the production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids.
So, now we get how CBD oil affects our body, you might be wondering how it affects our bodies when mixed with your morning cup of coffee? Let’s take a look below..
How does CBD oil and caffeine affect our bodies?
As mentioned previously, research on CBD oil is ongoing. Some studies have looked at what happens when you mix CBD oil and caffeine together.
A study published in The Journal of Internal Medicine found that coffee and cannabis activate some of the same pathways in the brain. The same, therefore, could potentially be the case for CBD and the brain.
The neurotransmitters related to the endocannabinoid system which are the same ones affected by cannabis decreased after drinking four to eight cups of coffee in a day.
Which is basically the opposite of what occurs after someone uses cannabis.
Coffee & CBD
With CBD oil in coffee becoming more popular than ever, let’s start by taking a look at some of the benefits in CBD oil and how it can add a boost to your morning coffee:
Can potentially aid in getting a good night's sleep
May help to stimulate the balance in your body
Could reduce inflammation and boost recovery
May help in the treatment of skin conditions
This is not an exhaustive list, and as more research is conducted, the list of CBD oil benefits waiting to be confirmed continues to grow.
Everyone wants to understand this power-packed plant so there is more and more research being done to uncover its potential. And we can’t wait!
How much CBD oil my coffee?
Adding approx. 10mg CBD oil into your morning coffee can prove to be really helpful.
CBD balances the effects of caffeine
The reason many of us drink coffee is because it gives us that kick we need to really get moving and start the day.
But what about those jitters, that nervous stomach, headaches, and other symptoms and side effects of consuming caffeine?
CBD has the potential to help balance some of those. Smaller doses of it can provide that needed touch of stability, to accompany the kick of caffeine that most of us crave.
So now we can understand how CBD oil in our coffee has the potential to reduce some of its side effects, you might be wondering whether it actually works! Read on to find out.
Does it Work?
It will take some time to work out what is the perfect dose of CBD that works best for you - It’s completely normal!
Everybody has different body chemistry and will react differently to the chemical, depending upon their weight and height, the strength of the oil, and the method of consumption, for instance, whether you take CBD in your coffee or another way.
The safest method to incorporate it into your daily routine is to start from a smaller dose and then gradually build up a tolerance.
Although many experts have come to an agreement on a general standard, 70mg of CBD taken per day is our recommended dose. It’s almost universally agreed that there is no one fixed-dose for everyone.
In coffee, we recommend 10 milligrams of CBD for your regular Costa coffee sized cup.
Why should I take CBD oil in my coffee?
Routine is one of the mainstays of our mornings and no one wants a fight with a teeny tiny vial of CBD oil in a morning when our eyes are barely open!
So taking CBD oil in coffee can be a better way of integrating it into your everyday life. Adding it to your coffee-to-go, whether that’s one from your own kitchen or one you pick up on the morning commute.
By adding CBD oil to coffee, these two important parts of our morning, we are able to make an old routine into a new routine!
Longer to be absorbed
When CBD oil is consumed orally such as in your morning coffee hit, it takes longer for the oil to be absorbed into the stomach and the intestines than for example inhaling.
The longer CBD oil remains in your body, the longer it will work on fixing, healing, and mending your body from the inside out. And that’s where real beauty starts from.
One more thing…
We hope you have all the information you need to start enjoying the lift of CBD along with your favourite coffee blend!
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