Is It a Good Idea to Mix CBD and Caffeine and are there Benefits ?
While the combination of cannabis and caffeine may seem to be just another passing trend, there are some genuine reasons why people are combining their favorite caffeinated drink with CBD oil.
Anecdotally, people who combine CBD with caffeine report that it can take the jittery edge off a caffeine high. It has also been reported that with the addition of CBD, caffeine drinkers experience a reduction in anxiety and nausea that they may have otherwise felt. Overall, the mixture of CBD and caffeine leads to a focused burst of energy, without any of the negatives that are often associated with daily caffeine consumption. There also has been some associations with using the duo together to increase a nootropic type ability to increase brain activity throughout the day.
If you’re not ready to fully commit to buying your own supply of CBD, but also want to see what effects CBD oil mixed with caffeine could have, consider visiting a local cafe for a CBD-infused drink. More and more coffee shops are adding CBD options to their drink menu; it may just take a few Yelp searches and phone calls before you find one in your neighborhood.
While CBD is generally well tolerated and free from any negative side effects, it has been known to interact with some common pharmaceuticals, such as particular antidepressants and antibiotics. Regardless of whether you’re taking medication or not, speak to your doctor before you start adding CBD oil to your daily routine.
It is also important to note that studies published in the past have shown that CBD degrades when exposed to heat especially with heat in excess over 180 degrees F, potentially losing some of its potency. As such, choosing an iced drink or simply allowing your hot coffee or tea to cool for a bit will yield better results, as the CBD oil will be more potent.
It is important to note that before adding anything new to your diet you should reach out to your doctor to make sure CBD and or caffeine is right for you.