Cannabidiol or CBD for short, is one of the major compounds naturally found in marijuana known as cannabinoids. Unlike fellow its fellow and more famous cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive meaning that consuming it won’t get you high but research has shown that it’s use can have some significant positive effects on the human body. Even though they have been limited so far, studies have already gone on to show promising results when using CBD for the treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorders and many other diseases all the while also acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Due to its beneficial properties and the fact that CBD does not illicit a psychoactive response, more and more folks are looking into potentially incorporating CBD into their daily lives. One of the ways of consuming CBD that is quickly gaining popularity is taking CBD along with your coffee. While most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the effects of caffeine like wakefulness, generally improved reaction time, concentration, and motor coordination, the combination of both caffeine and CBD can potentially be greater than the sum of its parts.
For starters, adding CBD to your coffee will help stave off the caffeine “shakes” that usually occur when you have a little too much java. If you would rather not have to switch to decaf, the anxiety fighting properties of CBD will help nullify caffeine’s effect on adenosine allowing your nervous system to calm down. On a related note CBD also has some energizing benefits, which can produce feelings of well-being and comfort due to the influence it has on sertonin. This effect can allow for you to cut back on your overall coffee consumption but you would need to figure out a balance between the amount of caffeine and CBD that you will be using that works for you.
Another good reason to consider taking CBD with your coffee is their notable antioxidant properties. Both coffee and CBD contain antioxidant properties which would be further enhanced if both are consumed together. Their antioxidant properties help slow down the the normal process that creates unstable and damaging molecules as well as protect the body’s cells and DNA from being too damaged which in turn helps improves cellular regeneration and can reduce aging.
Lastly and probably one of the most important deciding factors for many folks that may be considering trying CBD is that because it is not psychoactive, there is little to no stigma about being able to use it as needed throughout the day. One can still enjoy the full benefits of using CBD as a supplement without having to worry about your performance at work or school suffering or being labeled a “pothead” or worse because you are simply turning to an alternative type of treatment or supplement that is for all intents and purposes harmless to everyone else.
Have you ever had coffee with CBD before? Would you consider trying the two together in order to obtain their combined benefits?