Coffee is the essence of life for many, but there are ways to make it even better. One method increasingly favored by consumers is the addition of CBD to their morning brew. The supplement that may seem peculiar in a cup of joe but has many backers among enthusiasts of both CBD and coffee. For those considering CBD coffee in their own life, here’s everything you need to know before preparing your own.
What is CBD?
Before we can discuss the prospect of adding CBD to coffee, it’s first helpful to define what exactly CBD is. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a substance within cannabis similar to its better-known cousin, THC. However, THC produces a psychoactive high known for its mind-bending effects, whereas the relaxing impact of cannabis is often attributed in part to its CBD content.
Over the years, CBD has become an industry unto itself, with an explosion of interest arriving in the mid-2010s. Since then, CBD products have filled the shelves of even convenience stores owing to their legal status across the USA. In some states, CBD-oriented cafes and restaurants have opened catering to clientele curious about its soothing properties.
Why Choose CBD Coffee?
There are many reasons one might explore for adding CBD to their morning pot. To begin, mixing CBD into your coffee can imbue it with some of the sought-after effects that CBD is known for. While coffee is known for its invigorating qualities, CBD can balance this out by instilling a mellow vibe of its own.
Likewise, those who suffer from chronic pain or discomfort may seek CBD to assist in managing these conditions. Always discuss proper plans of treatment with your doctor beforehand to ensure you’re pursuing solutions that are right for you and your specific needs.
Brewing a Cup of CBD Coffee
To make your own CBD coffee, first, get your favorite beans and brew yourself a cup of coffee as you normally would.
If you like to add cream or milk to your coffee, you can add some high-CBD tincture to your milk and then mix it into your coffee. If you take your coffee black, you can add your CBD tincture directly to your coffee and enjoy
When choosing a tincture to add to your drinks, look for one that doesn’t have any added flavor. The strength of tincture you choose should align with your goals. Most CBD tinctures from a Bay City dispensary will have some amount of THC, though the higher the amount of CBD, the less you will feel the effects of the CBD. Regardless, that tiny bit of THC is still good because it works in tandem with the other components of the tincture in what’s known as the entourage effect.
(Just a quick note: by taking your tincture in a drink rather than sublingually, it will take longer to feel the effects as your tincture will be processed like an edible.)
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