CBD infused beverages are becoming especially popular amongst the health food community. An updated Farm Bill signed in 2018 states that the industrial production of hemp is now USDA approved. This is exciting news because hemp derived CBD, according to the USDA, is now safely and legally allowed to be added to food and beverages.
The different ways of administering CBD can lead to different results. Using CBD topically, for example, produces targeted and almost immediate results without entering into the bloodstream. Depending on the product type, consuming CBD orally, in general, may take up to 30 minutes to take effect. Howbeit, tends to retain the benefits of CBD in your system for a longer period of time.
With the rising production of consumer packaged CBD products on the market, you can pick an option that best suits your lifestyle. But why seek out this ingredient that has been dubbed the next big superfood?
What is CBD?
CBD or Connabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. And unlike THC, the psychoactive counterpart present in marijuana, CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects. CBD does, however, provide an array of desirable benefits such as lowering inflammation, reducing pain, promoting calmness and relaxation, and even boosting the immune system.
The reason CBD is able to provide these benefits is because of its ability to interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System or ECS is responsible for regulating the body’s internal systems and keeping things balanced as you encounter interference from the outside world. The ECS uses endocannabinoids to send messages through its own network.
CBD and its natural cannabinoids are able to interact with the ECS receptors in the same way as endocannabinoids. Thus consuming CBD can help ECS function better and provide an array of beneficial effects. With the increasing access of cannabis, and cannabis education, more and more people all over the world are turning to CBD as an alternative to over the counter or prescribed medications. The FDA has already approved the use of CBD as a treatment for seizures and more promising research is underway.
"...CBD comes in many forms, flavors, and strengths, and CBD infused drinks might just be the more appealing option if you’re looking to effortlessly add CBD into your daily wellness routine."
While CBD comes in many forms, flavors, and strengths, CBD Beverages might just be the more appealing option if you’re looking to effortlessly add CBD into your daily wellness routine. Infused Beverages are the growing trend and smoke-free alternative to consuming CBD, which is considered to be a more eco-conscious option. Let's take a look at the other reasons why CBD Beverages are on the rise.
When you consume CBD orally it first passes through the digestive system and because of this the bioavailability is reduced. Bioavailability is the rate and intensity at which a product is absorbed into the bloodstream. Until recent extraction and manufacturing innovations, CBD has been generally non-water soluble, meaning it does not mix with water and enters the bloodstream at a slower rate when consumed orally. Due to the slower release of CBD into the bloodstream, it is also eliminated from the body at a slower rate and thus may produce a longer lasting effect. But not to be discouraged, this means continued support for the ECS for a longer period of time. This can be ideal if you are looking for more natural support with chronic conditions.
Because CBD infused beverages also contain an array of other ingredients, they are able to provide additional benefits. CBD infused kombuchas for example supply beneficial probiotics important for overall gut health and support of the immune system.
CBD coffees are widely popular and designed to provide that desired jolt of energy, but without any jitters. Thanks to CBD’s calming properties. Additionally, coffee, like CBD, is a natural antioxidant. So drinking a CBD infused coffee will deliver a doubled antioxidant boost.
Loose leaf teas and tea bags offer interesting additions like turmeric (anti-inflammatory), ginger (digestion support) and echinacea (immune system support). Any of these ingredients couple with CBD are an appealing one stop shop solution if you are looking to boost your health.
Different CBD infused waters use interesting nanotechnologies that allow CBD to mix with water. Some companies even claiming that their CBD infused water surpasses the bioavailability of capsules and edibles.
Finally, with the declining popularity of traditional sugary soda’s, a grapefruit rosemary or lavender spice sparkling CBD elixir is a healthy replacement.
CBD Beverages might just be what you’ve been looking for.