What are the Benefits of CBD Coffee? Recipe Included!
By Emily Ennis — / Coffee Talk
Make Your Morning Cup of Joe Your Best Bud
Caffeine and cannabis are the Bonnie and Clyde of all up-and-coming coffee houses in legalized states, bringing you, your soulmate and best bud together all in one cup. Whether you’re for it or against it, science hashed this out as a healthy relationship.
CBD and coffee independently offer numerous health benefits, but together—as CBD-infused coffee—they make a power couple. This dynamic duo makes a super coffee packed with benefits that can help make a healthier and happier you–without having to give up your daily dose of coffee. Because let’s face it, no one can live without caffeine.
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What Exactly is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, as it’s more commonly known, is a non-psychotropic compound that is found in the cannabis plant. CBD won’t get you high—like your pal, Mary Jane (THC). Instead, CBD works with the other elements in your body to promote relaxation and aid in chronic pain relief. When you add CBD to coffee, they work together to combat various health problems—talk about a pair of power.
Here’s how a little dab of CBD in your daily coffee can benefit you:
CBD-Infused Coffee is Natural Therapy
The most common use of CBD is general pain relief, but it can also be used to provide relief for anxiety, depression, panic disorders, OCD and PTSD. Both coffee and CBD have proven to be extremely effective for chronic seizures/epilepsy, diabetes, migraines, neurodegenerative diseases, various cancers and more.
Antioxidants in CBD and Coffee Improve Brain Health
This is one benefit that may not come to mind for most people, but never doubt this power couple. Both CBD and caffeine are superfoods. In fact, coffee is considered the largest source of antioxidants in the Western diet. The powerful antioxidants in CBD and coffee help protect cells and DNA from damage caused by free radicals, which support healing and protection against aging. CBD also plays an important role in preserving brain cells, as it can increase cell regeneration and ultimately improve learning and memory.
CBD and Caffeine Energizes and Boosts Mood
Both CBD and caffeine have been found to increase the happy hormone, also known as serotonin. That means they have a serious mood-lifting power that has been proven to decrease the chances of developing depression.
We already know you want strong coffee, so why not add a splash of CBD to enhance the benefits? Don’t know how to make CBD coffee? We’ve got you covered with the best CBD coffee recipe.
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CBD Coffee Recipe
- 1 teaspoon CBD oil
- 2 teaspoons honey, or any other sweetener you like
- 1 cup milk (you can also opt for plant-based milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dark Roast Death Wish Coffee
- Pinch of salt
- On low heat, add the milk, CBD, vanilla extract and salt into the saucepan and mix until there is a low simmer.
- Turn off the heat and add the sweetener. Mix until all ingredients are completely combined.
- Brew up some Death Wish Coffee any way you know how to (Chemex, Single-Serve pod, French Press, Drip Coffee, etc...).
- Pour the coffee into a mug and add your CBD mixture into the cup.
- Mix and enjoy!
Grim Reaper Pro Tip: Pour your coffee mixture over ice to enjoy the perfect iced CBD coffee!
While a majority of the world is running on strong coffee in the morning anyway, why not add a little somethin’ somethin’ to make the benefits even stronger?
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