“Wake up and smell the CBD!”
Okay, so that’s probably not going to be a big meme any time soon. But with so many people adding CBD to their coffee and claiming it takes away the caffeine jitters, you may be seeing it more often.
Since CBD has really only been a “thing” for the last few years, there are still a lot of questions and claims about CBD in general, let alone CBD and coffee. Lately, it’s been used as as an additive in everything from sheets to shampoo. Coffee is such a universally popular drink, it was only a matter of the time before people started putting the two together.
The combination of CBD and coffee is so new, in fact, that no accredited studies have been conducted…yet. In the meantime, we have the testimonies of those who report the following benefits, and in most cases, science backs them up:
5 Reasons Why CBD and Coffee are a Perfect Match
CBD can smooth out the jitters brought about by caffeine. While caffeine works on the nervous system, CBD works on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior. Caffeine, on the other hand, binds with adenosine, one of the best-known sleep-regulating molecules, and keeps it from promoting muscle relaxation and sleepiness. Caffeine and CBD are basically doing two different jobs in two different parts of your body.
2. CBD may help your morning cup of Joe relieve pain, inflammation and anxiety. CBD is a plant-based natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It’s also been shown to help alleviate pain and support balanced mood, as well as enhance and the immune system.
3. Some CBD tinctures contain extra ingredients that energize and help digestion and may even help you lose weight. BioFit360’s drops, for example, contain ingredients like organic sunflower lecithin, which provides natural energy, aids in digestion and supports the immune system. Some are also flavored with monk fruit, a natural sweetener safe for diabetics that can also promote weight loss and anti-inflammation.
4. Many CBD drops contain MCT oil. MCT oil, by the way, is one of the beneficial ingredients in Bulletproof, or butter coffee. MCT oil is a healthy fat known to increase heart-protective HDL (good cholesterol) and reduce inflammation. It has also been shown to promote weight loss and promote ketosis, so people on keto diets find CBD with MCT oil especially helpful.
5. CBD and coffee can taste better. If you’re the type of coffee drinker who like flavored creamers or syrups, you may go nuts over pumpkin spice CBD drops, cinnamon CBD drops, chocolate mint CBD drops or orange cream CBD drops.
Who knew you could turn your average cup of coffee into a tasty, pain reducing, mood balancing, immunity boosting weight loss aid? Of course everyone responds to CBD in their own unique way, but since CBD is non-addictive and legal in all 50 states, it might a worth a shot.