What is a CBD drink? CBD drinks combine the refreshing taste of a beverage with the relaxing properties of CBD.
CBD has taken the health and wellness sector by storm in the past few years. Becoming one of the most popular products being sold at supplements and natural remedy shops. CBD oil is one of the most diverse alternative treatments available today. CBD has shown to be helpful in treating several health conditions, such as pain, insomnia and anxiety. It is a compound extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant, however, it does not contain the properties which create the feeling of being high.
It’s usage is so widespread that even alcohol manufacturers have hopped onto the CBD bandwagon, producing CBD-infused beverages. Now, recipes using CBD populate the internet. It is easier than ever to use CBD at home, adding it to your food and beverages. Read more to find out how you can get the most of this beneficial compound by making CBD infused drinks.
Tips for making CBD drinks
Adding CBD to your drink is a great way to get the most of this beneficial compound. It is so simple to add a few drops to your morning tea, or mix in a breakfast smoothie! Making CBD infused drinks can be particularly helpful for those who do not love the taste of CBD on its own.
It is important to note some key guidelines before you start making CBD drinks.
- Avoid high heats
Make sure you do not add CBD to high heats, as high temperatures cause the cannabinoids to lose their effectiveness. If you want to add it to a warm drink, it is best to do so after it has cooled a little. Such as mixing it into a drink once it has come off the heat or mixing it into a cold drink.
- Add CBD to fats
CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it is more effective when consumed with fats, such as butter or oil. So that your body absorbs the CBD better, add CBD to butter before mixing it into your coffee, or mix it with coconut oil when adding it to smoothies.
- Mixing CBD with alcohol
If you are planning on enjoying CBD in an alcoholic beverage, you should note the effects of mixing CBD with alcohol, such as having caution when driving. If you are taking any medication, you should be mindful of whether CBD interacts negatively with your medication.
How much CBD to use in drinks
How much CBD you use when adding it to your drink depends on your dosage, as well as the concentration and drink serving size. It is best to add your CBD dosage to your own serving, rather than the whole drink. This way you will best be able to control the amount of CBD that you are getting. See our article on how to take CBD for more information on finding the correct dosage.
If you are just starting to make CBD infused drinks, it is best to start with a smaller amount and increase your dosage as needed, until you start to see effects.
CBD infused drinks
CBD Breakfast Smoothie
Start the day off right with this delicious (and nutritious) CBD breakfast smoothie. Giving you both the energy energy boost and the Sense of calm you need to live your best life!
- 1 cup blueberries
- Half a banana
- 1/3 cup oats
- 2 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 of almond milk (or any you prefer)
- 3-5 drops of Sense CBD
1. Add the blueberries, chopped banana, oats and chia seeds to a blender.
2. Add ice cubes and your preferred milk.
3. Add a few drops of CBD oil.
4. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
How to store CBD drinks
Exposure to light can damage the CBD, leading to a loss of cannabinoids, reducing its effectiveness. Therefore it is best to store your CBD in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard, when making CBD infused drinks. Heat can also change the composition of the CBD, so make sure to keep it away from places that are especially warm. Exposure to air can also effect CBD’s composition, so make sure it is stored in an airtight bottle.
Summing up CBD drinks
Making CBD drinks is the perfect way to start or end your day, and adding it to drinks is an easy way to get the most of this beneficial compound. Make sure to include CBD with fats, such as butter and be mindful if you are mixing it with alcohol and any medications you are taking. Remember not to heat the CBD oil when you are making CBD infused drinks.
CBD drinks in the UK: Frequently asked questions
Here are some answers to some common questions you may have about CBD infused drinks, whether CBD drinks work and what their effects are.
Do CBD drinks work?
Adding CBD to your drink is a great way to get the most of this beneficial compound. CBD is one of the most diverse alternative treatments available today. CBD has shown to be helpful in treating several health conditions.
Although, to make sure your CBD drink is effective include CBD with fats, such as butter and be mindful if you are mixing it with alcohol and any medications you are taking. Remember not to heat the CBD oil when you are making CBD drinks.
What are CBD drinks effects?
CBD drinks are a great way to get the positive effects of the CBD compound. CBD drinks can help to relieve a variety of ailments including anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.
After having a CBD drink, typical effects include feeling relaxed and possibly tired. If you are trying CBD for the first time, chances are that initially, you would feel tired or sleepy.
Are CBD drinks safe?
Yes, consuming CBD drinks is safe. There are minimal side effects to having CBD, some people may suffer from side effects like diarrhoea, low appetite, or drowsiness. CBD can also interact negatively with certain medications.
But in the majority of the cases, the side effects are barely noticeable and the positive effects of the compounds seem to far outweigh these minor concerns.
Disclaimer: Despite the general safety of CBD products, minimal side effects can occur, especially at the first use. Contact your medical professional for advice