CBD Coffee and Why It’s Good for You
If you’re a confirmed java-phile and have coffee instead of blood running in your veins, read on. Your world is about to change. This is because few things are more satisfying and enjoyable than a cup of good cannabidiol (CBD) coffee, and what’s more—it can give your health a proven boost. Read on for more about CBD coffee health benefits as well as a few recipes to make this CBD drink your best ever.
CBD Coffee Health Benefits—What Research Says
Well, just to be clear, no research has been conducted into the health benefits of this fabulous concoction, and the chances of it ever happening are slim. Yet plenty of research into the medicinal benefits of both has been done to date.
Cannabidiol Oil Health Benefits
CBD’s health properties are well-documented on the internet, as a simple search should prove. Research has shown its safety and efficacy in addressing numerous conditions, as reported in the World Health Organization report of 2017 (compiled by the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Which CBD isn’t, by the way—dependency forming). 
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In another review of the literature, CBD’s multiple benefits include the following:
- CBD is an anti-epileptic
- It reduces inflammation
- It is neuroprotective and can help against Alzheimer’s disease
- It relieves anxiety and is indicated to help against PTSD and other anxiety disorders
- It relieves pain
- It reduces cancer-cell growth
- It is an antidepressant
- It reduces vascular stress
- It reduces the tumoral angiogenic process (meaning CBD inhibits tumor growth) 
This impressive list of health properties is conferred via CBD oil, so it makes sense to add it to your regular morning joe—or make your own delicious CBD-infused drink.
Coffee—Is It Really Healthy?
Added to CBD’s almost miraculous benefits, coffee has been shown to have its own bag of goodies. Provided you drink around four cups a day (more can cause trouble) and take care to ingest only quality java, CBD coffee could deliver a mighty punch of benefits.
Coffee’s positive characteristics include the following:
- An oft-quoted Harvard study has good news regarding increased coffee consumption: “Our findings confirm those of previous studies that showed that higher coffee consumption was associated with lower type 2 diabetes risk,” said Shilpa Bhupathiraju, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH in an interview for Harvard T.H. Chan. “Most importantly, they provide new evidence that changes in coffee consumption habit can affect type 2 diabetes risk in a relatively short period of time.” The results showed that increasing coffee intake can lower diabetes risk up to 11 percent. The authors cautioned, however, that coffee is not the panacea against diabetes type 2. Diet and exercise are important factors, too. 
- In a Human Psychopharmacology review of two studies, caffeine was shown to be your friend at work. The results indicate that you may perform better at work compared to your abstaining colleagues:
“The results from the first study showed that those who consumed higher levels of caffeine reported significantly greater increases in alertness over the working day and a significantly smaller slowing of reaction time. The results from the second study demonstrated significant associations between caffeine consumption and fewer cognitive failures and accidents at work.” Before you start chugging away, though—another study looking at work performance showed that caffeine significantly impaired motor learning compared to placebo and naps. So, moderation and balance are in order.  
- A meta-analysis of the data, conducted in 2013, suggests that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by about 40 percent. This is the most common type of cancer. Other data indicated that drinking three cups of coffee per day reduces liver cancer risk by more than 50 percent, according to the authors. 
This is plenty to feel really positive about. So, take out your CBD oil and those organic coffee beans, and let’s work on a few mind-blowingly good CBD coffee recipes.
If you get the jitters from drinking coffee, you should cut down drastically on consumption, or the brand you use is too high in caffeine. Feeling shaky and overstimulated after drinking caffeinated drinks could also point to adrenal insufficiency, but if you suspect the latter, visit a doctor rather than self-diagnosing.
In theory, CBD should bring down the jitters, but it’s never good to override your body’s signals of distress. Experiment with decaffeinated coffee, or even tea.
Recipes for the Best CBD Coffee EVER
These coffees are not only jam-packed with all the properties of coffee and CBD—they also sport MCT, or medium-chain triglyceride oil. MCTs can be bought as supplements, or they are naturally found in abundance in coconut oil, for instance. It has its own neuro-enhancing, Alzheimer’s-preventing superpower abilities with a very good taste, too. 
What’s more—the oil increases CBD absorption, because the molecule is lipophilic. This means it binds with other fat molecules in order to be absorbed by your body’s tissues.
CBD Espresso with a Peppermint-Chocolate Kick
This is a simple recipe, but its taste is so heavenly, it’s addictive.
- A shot of espresso, made from a good-quality, dark-roast bean. (Can be substituted with a cup of black coffee. Don’t compromise on quality, though.)
- One-half cup of good cacao (healthier than cocoa, because it contains all the live enzymes while still packing that killer chocolate taste).
- A teaspoon MCT oil or raw coconut oil (the latter is tastier, but it’s not for everyone).
- Your preferred dosage of our best-selling cinnamint CBD tincture. (This could vary from person to person, so experiment.)
- Top up with coconut milk to your taste—or freshly whipped cream, if you’re in a decadent mood. Add more hot water if the drink is too strong.
Blend ingredients together in a food blender or with an electric whisk so it’s frothy. Enjoy slowly…!
Vanilla Latte (Better than Starbucks'!)
This CBD coffee winner is dairy-free and tastes fabulous hot or cold.
- A cup of strong, black coffee
- One-half cup of unsweetened almond milk
- Small piece of vanilla bean (¼ of an inch is good)
- One tablespoon of MCT creamer with L-Theanine (optional, but it adds healthful goodies, balances your blood sugar, and curbs hunger pangs)
- Your dose of organic CBD oil
- Add a sweetener of your taste if you prefer, such as a date or two, or a teaspoon of xylitol or raw honey.
Blend together in your Vitamix or similar blender till frothy, and enjoy your CBD beverage warm or over a handful of ice cubes in a tall glass.
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A stunning CBD coffee could be the highlight of your day, so experiment with various recipes and flavored oils to create that CBD drink to die for.