The year 2018 marks the “Year of CBD”. Cannabinoids, more specifically Cannabidiol, start to swell the news, internet, and social media. People start to get familiar with the potential benefits and research centers begin to conduct more studies to prove the therapeutic properties. In the meantime, the wave of CBD products comes with creative different ways to consume it. CBD infused cosmetics, shakes with CBD, protein bars, and now even CBD oil and coffee. But are all these infused products just a trend or does it come with specific benefits? Let’s dig in deeper.
The perfect combination?
Coffee has been cultivated, traded, and consumed for thousands of years. Caffeine is a stimulant compound found in different types of food, not only coffee. Coffee can help to keep you awake on sleepy mornings, working late at night, and being focused in meetings. But it can also create addiction and may make you feel jittery and unfocused if consumed every day or in high quantities. That’s when CBD comes into play. Cannabidiol may help with anxiety relief, pain management, and focus. The potential ability to improve focus make CBD and coffee the perfect pairing.
Benefits of pairing CBD and Coffee
Blocks the neurotransmitter responsible for tiredness
CBD oil and coffee are great together! The combination of the two of them can help to reduce tiredness and significantly improve focus. Tiredness is an effect of the accumulation of the neurotransmitter adenosine. Once there is a build-up of adenosine, our neurons become slower at transmitting messages making you feel fatigued.
Caffeine is great at blocking adenosine build-up. CBD on the other hand works to improve the efficiency of adenosine receptors.
Can counteract the side effects of coffee
Caffeine is energizing but sometimes it can make you feel anxious and nervous. CBD can help to minimize this effect while keeping you focused.
Can help with Caffeine withdrawal
Coffee can create addiction and some people may want to stop drinking coffee. Some long term coffee consumers feel the adverse effects of caffeine more than it’s benefits. Depression, low concentration, irritability, and headache are among the common caffeine withdrawal symptoms. CBD can help counteract these withdrawal symptoms for those who want to decrease the amount of caffeine intake.
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.