About 65% of all coffee is consumed during breakfast hours. This doesn’t come as a surprise since many of us are looking for a caffeine boost to help get our day going, but did you know your morning cup of joe could be even better by mixing CBD and coffee?
Yup, that’s right! There are benefits to mixing CBD and coffee including enhanced mental alertness and less jitters- this makes for the ultimate supercharge while staying chill combo.
If you haven’t already experienced this magical combination, it’s not too late! In this article we’ll fill you in on all of the benefits as well as how to put CBD in your coffee, how much CBD to put in your coffee and everything in between for getting the most out of your morning cup of coffee.
Benefits Of Mixing CBD And Coffee
1. Reduced Feelings Of Anxiousness & Jitters
Being a stimulant, caffeine can help to increase our productivity, however, it can also come with the side effects of feeling jittery and anxious. This is where CBD comes into play.
CBD can help to induce calming effects by relaxing our muscles and increasing GABA (a chemical messenger that helps to control fear and anxiety when neurons become overexcited) activity which causes widespread relaxation in the nervous system.
2. Boost Mental Alertness
Caffeine’s job is essentially to keep us awake and alert, but how? Caffeine prevents us from feeling tired by blocking the effects of one of the main neurotransmitters in the brain, adenosine-as more adenosine builds up, our neurons become slower at sending messages therefore making us feel lethargic.
CBD has been known to help increase the feeling of mental alertness you experience after consuming caffeine by interacting with adenosine and improving the efficiency of the adenosine receptors directly.
3. Experience Prolonged Benefits Of Both CBD And Caffeine
Ever wish the effects of your coffee or CBD could last longer? They can, all you have to do is combine them!
If you didn’t already know, in order to be eliminated from the body, pretty much everything that enters it needs to be processed by the liver- to help make this happen, the liver users specialized (CYP) enzymes to break down cell byproducts, drugs and any other compounds found in our bloodstream.
If they weren’t already destined enough to be together, caffeine and cannabidiol are similar in structure which means they require the same enzymes by the liver. So what exactly does that mean? It means that the liver can only process so much, so if there’s a sudden increase in compounds such as CBD and caffeine, then the liver gets backed up, metabolism slows down and the benefits of CBD and caffeine can last a little longer!
How To Mix CBD And Coffee
There are a few ways you can receive the benefits of mixing CBD and coffee, but for those of us who enjoy putting on a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, one of the easiest ways to mix CBD and coffee is by adding CBD oil to your cup.
For a slow-burning source of energy, you can also make CBD-infused bulletproof coffee-bulletproof coffee is a combination of coffee and a source of fat such as MCT oil from coconuts or grass-fed butter. The oils in bulletproof coffee provide a slow-drip of caffeine while the fats are gradually absorbed which equals all-day energy. By adding CBD oil to bulletproof coffee, the CBD will dissolve easily in the butter or MCT oil.
How Much CBD To Put In Your Coffee
So how many droppers of CBD oil should you be using in your coffee? That’s totally up to you and your needs to find out! There is no right answer, so to start, put about half a dropper in your coffee and see how you feel throughout the day. If you didn’t feel anything, then try going to 3/4 of a dropper then a full one. It’ll be trial and error but the benefits you’ll experience when you find the right serving will be worth it!
If you find that coffee is the only way you can function in the morning, but you can do without the anxiety and jitters, we suggest you give your coffee an upgrade! Our CBD Oil Drops not only come in a variety of flavors to give your coffee a little extra kick (the Peppermint pairs great with coffee!) but they’re also formulated with MCT Oil to improve the effectiveness of CBD. Enjoy your cup of productivity with a serving of chill to keep you going!