If you’re the type that feels groggy in the mornings and needs a cup of coffee, or two to wake up, then you’re probably familiar with the jitters that come with it. That caffeine rush, which wakes you up and keeps you alert, can also make you feel nervous and stressed.
However, some people believe that drinking CBD coffee can mellow out the jitters without reducing its energizing properties. The extract, which some claim can offer relief to those dealing with pain, anxiety, or nausea, seems to be everywhere today, but is mixing it with coffee as effective as some claim?
A new way to start your mornings
To understand better how revolutionary this concept is, we need to talk about what CBD is. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabis-derived product. Unlike marihuana, CBD has a very low THC content, which means that it’s impossible to get high while using it.
CBD is capable of interacting with the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which regulate the body’s response to pain and inflammation. Therefore, some believe that adding CBD to coffee could provide it with a sedative effect that could help balance the powerful stimulation provided by caffeine.
People who have sipped CBD coffee claim it makes them feel awake, but also more focused, collected, and relaxed. Moreover, some users have claimed that, while drinking pure coffee improved their motivation and energy levels, it also kept their minds from wandering; which is just what people need to get things done at work.
Making a good cup of CBD coffee can be a hit-or-miss affair
Did you think that making a good cup of coffee was hard? Try making one with CBD! Things aren’t as simple as adding a few drops of CBD to your morning joe.
CBD-infused coffee is a new and poorly-studied product. However, many who’ve tried the mix, such as California-based MD Bonni Goldstein, believe that the size of the dosage, the temperature of the coffee, and other factors can influence its effectiveness.
A recent study on the stability of CBD in cannabis tea found that temperature can alter its effectiveness, potentially raising the number of milligrams a person needs when taking a dosage from a heated drink.
Even more surprising than that is the fact that low doses of CBD could have the contrary effect, stimulating the nervous system instead of helping it relax. The effects can also vary from one person to another, so anybody thinking about spicing their mornings with a bit of cannabidiol should ask their doctor to help them find the proper dosage.
More businesses will offer CBD coffee in 2019
Whether it’s because of the novelty effect or because it works, the market for CBD coffee will boom in 2019. In early January of this year, the National Restaurant Association released it’s new What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, in which 650 chefs ranked CBD-infused foods and drinks at the top of a 140-items list.
Such favorable predictions haven’t gone unnoticed by restaurant and café owners, many of whom have already tasted the success of this new product firsthand. But the journey hasn’t been entirely easy.
Coffee has kept us awake and alert for hundreds of years. Now, the arrival of CBD-infused coffee could, if what their supporters say is true, complete the puzzle and give us all the benefits of drinking coffee without its side effects. The best thing is that the product’s growing popularity will give us plenty of opportunities to test this theory. So why not enjoy a hot cup of CBD coffee while you wait for the answer?
- Elite Daily (2019, January 1) This CBD-Infused Ground Coffee By Pure Hemp CBD Gave Me The Most Relaxing Caffeine Fix
- Forbes (2019, January 28) CBD-Infused Food And Drink Top Chaf Predictions For 2019 Culinary Trends
- Healthline (2018, July 26) I Drank CBD Coffee for a Week. Here’s What It Did to My Anxiety
- Insider Financial (2019, January 28) Baristas Coffee Company Inc (OTCMKTS:BCCI) Explodes On CBD Coffee
- Eater Houston (2019, January 22) Coffee Infused With CBD Oil Will Soon Arrive in EaDo