If you’ve never had a coffee and joint coupled together, you’ve been missing out. The duo has been a long time favourite of those who consume cannabis, but what makes it irresistible?
It’s a relationship that’s starting to spread it’s wings, and you’ll want to be there for the ride. Here’s 3 reasons why Coffee and CBD is going to change the way you look at your morning brew.
1. CBD Eases Anxiety
Most who have been drinking coffee for a long time have gotten over the anxious jitters it may cause. Even the veterans will drink that one cup too many and have some unsettling feelings of anxiety. Good thing we have CBD to counteract that anxiety.
From tons of pre-clinical trials we see that CBD is a very strong anxiolytic, meaning it reduces the effects of anxiety.
Caffeine and CBD both interact with the adenosine in your body. Adenosine, the neurotransmitter in your body that assists in determining whether its time to jump into action or get some more sleep.
Although they both interact with adenosine, they have opposite effects. Caffeine disrupts your body from receiving the sedative effects of adenosine, while CBD responds by increasing the amount calming adenosine in our bodies.
2. CBD is Energizing and Boosts Mood
Another reason enjoying your coffee with CBD is it’s energizing effects. This is great for reducing the overall amount of caffeine needed to perk up.
The mood altering effects of CBD are just being researched, but early studies on rodents have shown that it creates a sense of well being. The study showed that rodents who were exposed to CBD had a high increase in serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter in our body.
Caffeine itself has shown to promote happiness and overall health benefits as well. New research from the University of South Hampton has revealed some revelations regarding the health benefits of consuming caffeine.
“People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.
The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers.”
3. CBD and Caffeine Both Have Antioxidant Properties
If you’ve ever walked into the health and wellness section of a supermarket, you’re sure to have seen the word “Antioxidant” more times then you can count on every finger. Antioxidants protect our cells and DNA from taking damage, assists the regeneration, and protects against aging.
It is estimated that coffee, and caffeine in particular is the most used antioxidant in the western hemisphere. Here’s to making CBD the next big revolution in antioxidant health products!