What is CBD?
“CBD” stands for Cannabidiol, which is one of the counterparts found in the hemp plant. The psychoactive counterpart of the hemp plant is called called THC. This is what makes you feel "high." CBD, however, does not contain any THC. Therefore, it will not get you high! While CBD will not get you high, it does help reduce stress, pain, and insomnia, while increasing focus and concentration.
Why CBD in Coffee?
This is a common question that we get asked. Our founder, Savannah has a simple answer to this question, "I have struggled with ADD and severe anxiety my whole life. I was on anxiety medication for five years, but I didn't like the idea of relying on a prescription drug to "cure" me. I started taking CBD to help with my anxiety and ADD. I realized that my stress was hindering my ability to get simple tasks done. Introducing CBD into my daily routine has helped me manage my anxiety and my productivity more efficiently. Putting CBD in my coffee has officially become part of my self care routine! We all need a little CBD in our lives."
Studies have found that CBD reduces hyperactivity. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) are disorders where the individual has a hard time staying focused and concentrated. People with ADD or ADHD have found that taking CBD can be very helpful.
CBD increases Serotonin levels, which helps many people with their anxiety and depression. This leads to an increase in concentration and focus.
*Disclaimer: If you are considering CBD to help with your concentration and focus and are currently prescribed a medication for ADHD or ADD, we stress that you need to consult your doctor before you decide to switch over to CBD.
CBD, Stress, & Coffee Jitters:
In addition to CBD increasing focus and concentration, it also helps reduce stress and lower anxiety and depression. Cortisol is the chemical in your body that is responsible for regulating stress levels. When an individual has high cortisol levels it causes a decrease in concentration. Some people also say that CBD in coffee helps with coffee jitters. Although there have not been any studies to prove this, our customers have suggested that this was a benefit of adding CBD to their coffee.
*Disclaimer: FDA Disclosure. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
CBD May Help with Insomnia and Anxiety:
Harvard Health quotes, “CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.” Harvard Health also found that CBD may help treat different types of chronic pain.
The European Journal of Pain has conducted a study as well and found that when CBD is applied on the skin, it may help lower the amount of the pain and inflammation (often caused by arthritis).
To provide even more proof that CBD truly does help your health, the The FDA approved its first drug containing CBD to help with different forms of epilepsy. This is the first drug to ever be made deriving from the marijuana plant.