We started serving our CBD lattes back in June, and since then have also gone on to stock bottles of CBD oils. During this time and still now, we get a lot of questions about CBD. Does it have cannabis in? Will it make me high? What does it do for you? These are completely normal questions, as a quick search of CBD in google can cause confusion & the natural assumption would be that its mix with coffee would be counter productive, mitigating coffees high with CBDs low? However, the real answers might surprise you.
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, is the non-psychoactive part of the plant, allowing users to feel the benefits, without the mind altering highs associated with cannabis use. Our CBD oil comes from hemp, which is a different form of the same plant, and is a naturally occurring compound. The human body has a specialised system called the endocannabinoid system, which regulates a number of systems including sleep, pain, appetite & immune system response. In this system, the body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannaboid receptors in the body. Studies demonstrate that CBD may be ale to reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid activity, reducing inflammation & interacting with neurotransmitters.
The benefits from CBD can be pain relief, epilepsy relief, reduced anxiety, relief from headaches, relief from inflammation & better sleep.
in coffee, it combines to deliver a number of greater benefits. The combination means increased energy whilst decreasing anxiety, a common symptom from drinking coffee. Both also make us happier, by increasing our serotonin levels. Another benefit is the level of antioxidants in both, with work by fighting free radicals in the body, and aid with celluar regeneration & aging. Another way they work in conjunction, is that coffee increases brain function, whilst CBD protects the neurons in your brain from degeneration.
Coffee is an easy, every day way to take CBD and also helps to mask the taste of holding the oil in your mouth, whilst being convenient enough to have on the go! We like to make ours with coconut milk in a latte! Our CBD is sourced from Kiki health, a local supplier who source organic ingredients from across the world. (Kikihealth.com)