5 Benefits of CBD Infused Food

5 Benefits of CBD Infused Food

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-intoxicating compound extracted from the male marijuana (hemp) plant. It is the female plant that carries the lion’s share of the mind altering substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) so CBD is safe, effective, and currently being applied to relieve a variety of health issues. 

There are several ways CBD oil can be delivered into the body: 

  • Under the tongue (sublingually)
  • Mixed with water
  • Transdermally through a cream or skin patch 

However, putting CBD into food has become an option in the form of everything from candy at your local gas station checkout to an upscale restaurant menu item. Eating CBD oil offers a slow permeation into the bloodstream for easily applied, accumulated effects toward health benefits. 

The next time you have the opportunity, see if one or more of these 5 benefits of CBD infused food may apply to you after consuming.

The Microdosing Effect

Eating CBD is similar to microdosing. More people are microdosing with different recreational drugs rather than abuse them solely for partying. Through small doses, one can benefit from anti-anxiety, reduction of stress, pain management, and mood calming effects without all the mess that comes with being “high”. 

According to Scientific American, 

“Microdosers take regular small doses of LSD or magic mushrooms. At these doses, they don’t experience mind-bending, hallucinatory trips, but they say they get a jolt in creativity and focus that can elevate work performance, help relationships, and generally improve a stressful and demanding daily life.”

Although CBD does not make you “high” in any way, small micro-doses through digestion could ease you into overall relief. This may be similar to taking an ibuprofen, sleeping pill, or an anti-anxiety med like Xanax but without the side effects. Plus, if dosing remains steady, physical and mental relief could be more attainable on a daily basis.

Top Four Foes

If you ask most people, usually over fifty years old, you’ll find out that they are struggling through health compromises associated with the top four causes:

These are the major targets when it comes to using CBD for relief. 

In ‘A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users’ published in ‘Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research’, it was reported that, 

“Almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions were pain, anxiety, and depression. Almost 36% of respondents reported that CBD treats their medical condition(s) “very well by itself,”

The study conclusion stated that,

“CBD is being used as a specific therapy for a number of diverse medical conditions—particularly pain and inflammatory disorders, in addition to anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. A large percentage of respondents indicate that CBD treats their condition(s) effectively in the absence of conventional medicine and with non-serious adverse [unfavorable] effects.”

Eating CBD infused food may help relieve one or more of these top four troublemakers. Your joint pain may subside; your worry may diminish; your sadness may lift; and your sleep may finally be more peaceful than ever before simply by the slow absorption of CBD into your body. 

The Connection

There are biological cannabidiol receptors found in what is known as the endocannabinoid system in your body. CBD easily attaches to this system. It is as if nature practically preprogrammed us to use cannabis medicinally as well as recreationally rather than succumb to synthetic or alcoholic fixes.

UCLA Health reported that,

“It appears the main function of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain bodily homeostasis—biological harmony in response to changes in the environment…We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function. Endocannabinoids are arguably one of the most widespread and versatile signaling molecules known to man.”

This connection is not only another one of the benefits of CBD infused food, it may be the most important. When humans directly link to nature the healing capabilities become paramount. Yet, when you bring free enterprise into the mix, the human-nature connection can easily become blurred. 

These 5 benefits of CBD infused food are backed by science as well as observational reports. Whether it is a CBD formula added to your morning coffee by your favorite barista or a spaghetti sauce prepared with cold pressed CBD laced olive oil, as your body digests, you can reap the natural relief you deserve.