Is CBD Coffee Any Good? [Advice From a Java Connoisseur]

September 4, 2018

Is CBD Coffee Any Good? [Advice From a Java Connoisseur]

We are a nation of coffee lovers; with literally tens of thousands of coffee shops across America, it is safe to say that we can’t get enough of that hot java!

But do you know what else America loves lately? Yep – you guessed it, CBD! Cannabidiol has indeed taken the U.S. by storm, with a new brand seemingly every week jumping on the bandwagon and releasing some CBD-infused product or other.

And just to clarify, we’re not complaining – we love testing out the hottest new CBD trends, and today we are talking about CBD coffee! But is combining two great things ingenious, or is it a recipe for disaster?

Find out from a java connoisseur whether you should be hot-footing it down to your local barista, or whether this is just another passing trend!

First Things First: What is CBD?

If you aren’t aware, CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. Otherwise known as cannabidiol, this compound has a reputation for bequeathing a host of potential medicinal benefits to those who consume it, making it one of the most sought-after cannabinoids in the world, even rivaling THC!

Now, first things first, let’s get the most important thing out the way – CBD won’t get you high! Despite false claims, CBD is the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and unlike THC, it won’t lead to any mind-altering effects (so if that’s what you’re into, then CBD coffee may be a little disappointing!).

How Does CBD Benefit Us?

Over the years, there have been a wealth of research studies done into CBD and how it interacts with the human body. Over the past ten years especially, we have gained a profound understanding of just how effective cannabidiol can be for some people. It turns out that, while THC interacts primarily with the CB1 receptor mostly found within the brain (hence the high), CBD works alongside the body’s natural cannabinoid-producing machine, A.K.A the endocannabinoid system!

We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a network of neurotransmitters and receptors that regulate our bodily functions and keeps everything ticking over nicely. Our endocannabinoid system works by producing endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced by the body. When consumed from plants, however, cannabinoids like CBD work with our ECS to help it deliver a higher number of endocannabinoids so that it can fight off any nasty invasions quickly and effectively.

As a result, CBD has been known to help relieve a wide range of symptoms, from pain and muscle aches to headaches, sleep issues, and appetite problems! For this reason, there has been a massive demand for the compound because not only can it potentially help with some conditions, but it is also legal – and in 2018, it is pretty easy to get your hands on!

So, CBD and Coffee: Good Idea or Not?

We spoke with a coffee aficionado and CBD enthusiast about their experience with CBD coffee to try and dig deep into the hype of the latest ‘wellness trend’ and find out whether the concoction was worth it or not.

From our chat, it was clear that to get anything from the CBD coffee experience, you first of all must enjoy caffeine! It sounds like a given, but you wouldn’t believe the number of people who try CBD coffee purely because of the CBD, simply assuming that miracles will happen. When nothing changes, the industry is faced with a wealth of bad press – so, coffee lovers only, please!

What does CBD Coffee taste like?

We wanted to know if CBD coffee tasted any different from a regular cup of Joe, and as it turns out, it really doesn’t! A cup of CBD coffee is smooth, and tastes just as you’d expect – no unpleasant cannabis or hempy CBD aftertaste, just an enjoyable brew! This is excellent news for those who have tried and tested CBD oil in the past, as despite its efficacy, some brands are pretty famous for being unpleasant tasting.

Effects of CBD Coffee

According to our coffee expert, despite not performing any fast-acting miracles CBD coffee can have a pretty immediate impact on the usual side effects of caffeine. Coffee lovers will be familiar with the jitters that so commonly accompany a nice mug of java, which can be quite unpleasant – especially if you are an anxious person to begin with!

As a popular anti-anxiety aid, CBD seems to have the potential to take away those caffeine-related feelings of anxiety, which generally present themselves in the form of increased heart rate, headaches, and sweats.

This is fantastic news for those who suffer from anxiety as it is, but do CBD and caffeine counteract each other? It is pretty widely understood that coffee is an ‘upper’, meaning that once consumed it can give you a boost of energy and focus, while on the other hand CBD is used as more of a sedative. So when combined, what are the results?

Does CBD Coffee Work as a Relaxant or a Stimulant?

Our go-to source of CBD coffee knowledge let us in on a top tip for those worried about how CBD coffee could affect them, and the key ingredient here is trial and error! While it is true that CBD and caffeine are opposites regarding their effects on the body, it is also important to remember that, by altering the dosage you can get your desired results with a little trial and error!

It has been shown that, in small doses, CBD can work as a stimulant, meaning that those who do struggle with things such as insomnia or anxiety should probably stray away from CBD coffee, or at least consult your doctor before trying it.

Overall, the opinion was overwhelmingly in favor of CBD coffee for its ability to boost focus in a way that is different from drinking regular coffee. With less of the adverse side effects associated with caffeine, it appears there is a greater ability to focus on the task at hand, making it the perfect accompaniment for work.

Tips from a Java expert for those wanting to try CBD Coffee 

Our java expert ended with the following critical points; things he felt that anyone considering CBD coffee should think about before buying a cup! First of all, he said it was is essential to recognize that CBD affects everyone differently, and this is still the case when combined with caffeine. So if your best friend has CBD lattes with only positive results, consider that this may not be the same for you.

The second excellent point he made was that for those looking to indulge in CBD coffee on a regular basis, there are two important things to note. The first is that CBD coffee is not cheap, and with the average barista charging around $5 for one cup, it may be wise to pace yourself! The second point he raised is that, while it is not necessarily harmful to overdose on CBD, it is certainly recommended to spread out your doses of CBD coffee evenly throughout the day. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who drink cup after cup in the start, only to end up with terrible bouts of anxiety because at the end of the day you are still consuming caffeine, so eventually, the combination will become too much!

Final Thoughts on CBD Coffee

All in all, it was great to talk to someone who had indulged in plenty of coffee, CBD, and otherwise was able to get to the bottom of the most recent CBD hype! But what did we learn? Is CBD coffee worth a try or not?

While it is clear that CBD coffee is going to set you back a few dollars, and probably isn’t something to be regularly enjoyed – there do seem to be some clear winning factors about this newest wellness trend.

After all, it was Leivent who kicked the trend off, and he is an expert in pharmaceuticals and coffee, so it must be great, right? We would love your opinion on the matter, have you tried CBD coffee, and if so what did you think?

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Getting Started with CBD Oil

If you suffer from anxiety (like me), depression or pain and are looking to get started with CBD oil, you need information on how to buy CBD oil, or you’re simply looking to learn more about CBD products, you’ve arrived at the right place.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has significant medical benefits. CBD can be extracted from two different species of the Cannabis Sativa L plant, which include Cannabis and Hemp. Unlike its rival THC, CBD does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.

One of the main advantages of CBD is its non-psychoactive affect making it a great option for people looking for relief from inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, seizures, spasms, and other conditions.
As I mentioned above the primary distinction between Hemp and CBD oil is the part of the plant they are derived from and what parts of the plant are used to create the oil. Hemp oil is typically made from pressing cannabis seeds to extract the fatty oil from within, while some that have mastered the CBD extraction process also use the flowers as they contain high percentages of CBD. CBD oil, on the other hand, is usually made from the flowers of cannabis plant through various extraction methods.

How Does CBD Affect Your Body?

The way marijuana affects your body varies from person to person as it will often depend on genetics, tolerance to the cannabinoids, medical health, DNA, and more. It also depends on the way you consume the CBD, for example, the effects of vaping CBD are far different to smoking it in the form of high-CBD cannabis strains. 

CBD and the way it affects us is still of somewhat a mystery to researchers they still try to figure out how it effects the EndoCannabinoid system. During the previous century, it was discovered that our bodies have receptors within the brain and central nervous system. Specific cannabinoids such as CBD bind to those receptors and activate the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS). This then provides a wide range of psychological and physical benefits helping the body.

Without going into specifics, cannabinoids signal to the body to create endocannabinoids and build more receptors. This helps the body to limit things associated with pain and inflammation, repairs cells and provides a wide range of other health benefits. Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is thought to be the ultimate anti-inflammatory cannabinoid.

Want to learn more about how CBD works read: How Long Does it Take CBD to Work

Medical Benefits of CBD

There is a misconception as to whether CBD can help treat patients, similar to pharmaceutical medicine, but thanks to the internet and a few different medical studies patients and researchers have been exposing their findings on how CBD oil is helping to cure a wide range of medical conditions.

The most popular story was the one of Charlotte Figi. At the time Charlotte was only 6 years old. As a little girl, she was experiencing over 300 epileptic seizures per week until she was successfully treated by a CBD-rich strain oil, later named Charlotte’s Web.

The high-quality CBD oil, changed her life, helping her to overcome a 6-year battle. Since her story hit the news, CBD and other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant are constantly being researched to understand how they can help to treat different medical conditions. As a matter of fact, CBD has been thought to help treat over 170 medical conditions, among them severe conditions such as Anorexia, Cancer, Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and PTSD.

Recent studies have even shown that CBD, may cure life-threatening diseases by altering genes. Other studies have proven that it might even be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis and chronic pain.

The way that CBD works is that it interacts with receptors located in different parts of the central nervous system. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. Both reflect the areas of the brain they interact with such as the limbic system. When taking CBD, this cannabinoid locks in on these receptors and affects the body in different ways. For example, it can help to block the pain caused by specific medical conditions.

While numerous studies have shown promising results, it is important to understand that CBD research is still at premature stages. A 2011 study that researched CBD for fibromyalgia showed extremely promising results. 56 of 112 participants who took CBD in the form of oil saw a great reduction in their symptoms and pain, while those using traditional methods didn’t see hardly any improvement.

Can you Buy CBD if you live in an illegal state?

The process is not cut-&-dry, and but thanks to the Farm Bill of 2014, forms of CBD can now be delivered to your doorstep. Those that live in recreational states can purchase CBD cannabis oil which is high in potency and extremely effective for helping to treat severe medical conditions, while those that live in other states that are not medical or recreational can benefit from CBD hemp oil. CBD Hemp oil is perfect for helping to treat a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression and acute pain. 

Who is NaturalWellNessCBDOil?

My name is Jonathan, and I’ve created this loving resource that is packed with information about CBD oil. I am growing a community on Facebook and are constantly engaging with different people to help them make more informed decisions. I review products on a daily basis and provide unbiased reviews about some of the top CBD oil manufacturers. All the information on the site is FREE; I only ask that you help to share the information you find on the site with other people that are suffering. 

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