Should You Mix CBD With Your Morning Coffee?

Combining coffee and CBD will reduce the efficacy of medicine, but anecdotal evidence finds the concoction more satisfying.

Prioritizing your mental wellness is more important than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns and quarantines have isolated Americans in their homes, leaving some cut off from meaningful relationship they lean on through times of stress and strife.

Nearly half of Americans say the coronavirus is harming their mental health, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll foundTeenagers have also reported more depression and anxiety symptoms due to the pandemic, as well as mounting fears about their future.

As a result, alternative methods to boost mental wellness are on the rise. That includes CBD oil, which has gained more popularity as a stress reliever amid the pandemic. Studies also show CBD reduces aggressive behavior and effectively helps you chill out. That may lead you to wonder: Should you start your day with CBD? And should you mix it with your coffee? We have some answers.

Studies have shown that CBD contains anti-anxiety, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Add the caffeine boost you receive from coffee and it seems like the perfect way to start your day. However, combining CBD with your coffee fundamentally changes how it affects your body. That’s why experts recommend not doing so if you’re using the extract for medicinal purposes.

“Those who want to use CBD for serious medical conditions, such as seizure disorders or inflammation from autoimmune disorders, should not take CBD in this manner, as accurate CBD dosing is extremely important for efficacy in these types of illnesses,” Bonni Goldstein, a California-based physician specializing in cannabinoid therapy, told Healthline.

“For a healthy person who wants to take CBD as a nutritional bonus or supplement, [dosing] issues are not as important.” (Read Full Article)

 

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