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Would rather inhale hot oil, or sink your teeth into a gooey brownie? Drop CBD oil on your tongue, or savor a yummy, CBD-infused herbal coffee or tea?
There is a place for everything, but CBD edibles are booming in popularity. Let’s talk about why!
Edibles are Discreet
Yes, CBD won’t get you “high”, and it is legal, but still. Not everyone is comfortable with whipping out their vape pen in front of their in-laws, or opening their mouth wide to squirt oil on their hanging tongue in a public place.
It is a bit more low-key to munch on popcorn or sip on a latte laced with CBD, hence one reason why edibles are becoming more popular is due to their conservativeness.
Additionally, the side effects of inhaling vapes is still unknown. According to CBDNerds, It is safer to eat CBD rather than inhaling it into your lungs.
CBD Drinks Are Healthier Than Alcohol
How often do you crave an alcoholic drink when you’re in a room filled with others who are sipping on spirits? Remember your face scrunching up in pain after you threw back a tequila shot and sucked on a sour lime someone shoved in your face as a way to bond? The reaction your body (and face) has to alcohol is a clear sign it’s not great for your health.
Often, people consume alcohol to “take the edge off” in social situations, to calm their nerves, and come together recreationally. Alcohol is addictive, causes nasty hangovers, has zero medicinal properties, and is unhealthy for the liver.
On the other hand, CBD oil eases social anxiety, is often used medicinally, is non addictive, and has no detrimental effects on the liver.
Waking up the morning after enjoying some CBD, people don’t report dehydration, headaches, or nausea – aka CBD does not cause hangovers, nor hospital visits for a stomach pump. It DOES provide an uplift in mood, and less stress.
People are leaning towards CBD to have fun with others without wreaking havoc on their bodies. Why not mix a yummy drink with a shot of liver-and-brain-friendly CBD rather than alcohol?
Extra Benefits of Eating CBD
We are all aware of the plethora benefits of CBD – decreasing anxiety, improving sleep, awakening you during the day. But are there even more benefits of eating your CBD rather than inhaling it or applying it topically? Yes!
Companies like Sunday Scaries CBD are specifically marketing edibles to relieve ailments like anxiety and are seeing incredible success.
When you eat CBD with other food, it is digested along with the food, so it is released slower into your bloodstream. Therefore, you reap the mood-boost from CBD a bit longer compared to if you were to consume it differently.
Guess what happens when CBD is mixed with other herbal remedies like lavender? The benefits of CBD are increased!
Finally, CBD in edibles is precisely measured out, taking the guesswork out of what dosage to take. Have you tried CBD edibles yet? From brownies to tea to a loaf of bread, there is an option out there for you!