CBD has taken the meaning of edibles to new heights. From oils, capsules, creams, gummy candy, and more, there is nothing CBD can’t be added to.
Marijuana brownies might have been popular in your dorm in college, but CBD brownies give you the same benefits without the (in many places) illegal high.
The combination of comforting, baked goods and the soothing benefits of CBD has led to the cannabidiol being added into cookies, cakes, brownies, and more throughout the country.
Interesting in trying it out on your own? Here is how to add CBD to baked goods
To use CBD in baking, the oil needs to be infused into a fat such as coconut oil or butter. Swap out the fat in the recipe with your CDB/fat mixture. If the CDB oil you are using already contains a base oil, you’re ready to go.
When cooking with CDB for the first time, stick with something you are comfortable with like a family cookie recipe or a boxed mix. Mistakes are less likely so you won’t waste your product.
Like the alcohol in rum cakes, CDB can bake out. Be mindful of temperature when your goods go in the oven and adjust cooking time as needed. The boiling point of CDB is 320-365 degrees Fahrenheit. Baking for too long or at a high heat can cause the CDB to evaporate and making your baking project ineffective.
Serving size is perhaps the most important aspect of cooking with CBD. For example, if you are cooking 24 cookies with 100 mg of CBD, each cookie will have 4mg of CDB. If you want more CBD in each serving, simply add more to the mix. To make sure you get all of the CDB added, make sure all of the batter is added by taking some extra time to scrap the bowl.
Once you’ve created your CDB baked goods, make sure to store them in a cool, dark place. CDB is light and heat sensitive and is at its maximum effectiveness when kept cool and dark. Also, keep your goodies in an air-tight container to keep them fresh.
Here are a few ways CBD might help your skin look better than ever.
One of the most common skin issues, the cure for acne varies from person to person. The anti-inflammatory properties in CBD might soothe irritation on acne-prone skin. As acne is inflammatory, CBD will help reduce redness, breakouts, and swelling. Recent studies show that CBD helps reduce excessive sebum (oil) production, one of the key causes of acne.
Along with being an anti-inflammatory, CBD contains antioxidant properties. Research indicates CBD can help reduce skin aging such as wrinkles, dull skin, improve skin tone, and the overall health of your skin. Many CBD products like our Coconut CBD Cream contain natural moisturizers that help keep the signs of aging at bay.
Like acne, there is no set remedy or product for sensitive skin since everyone reacts differently to certain products and ingredients. Regardless if your skin is sensitive or not, all skin is impacted by environmental factors such as dirt, pollution, and sun. CDB can help keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
Want to try CDB for your skin? Check out our Coconut CBD Cream! Our CBD cream is made with full-spectrum CBD and contains moisturizing coconut oil to keep skin feeling soft and healthy.
Source: Paula’s Choice
The tainted Halloween candy urban legend has an update for 2019. Instead of needles and poison, this time it’s CBD.
Several media outlets have reported false claims about Halloween candy laced with CBD. These stories tend to focus on gummy candy-a popular CBD product. WRAL in North Carolina station in particular posted a false and over dramatic story claiming CBD will get you “high”.
WRAL was forced to publish a correction after falsely stating that a particular brand of CBD gummies contains THC.
The false claims state that evil-doers on Halloween plan to give out their own CDB gummies to kids in order to get them high. This is simply not the case as CBD does not cause a high like marijuana. The stories also mention the possibility of actual marijuana gummies being given out to kids in states where it is legal.
False stories and unprovoked media outrage lead to even more of a stigma around hemp and CBD.
So far, there have been no reports of CDB or even marijuana infused candy being given out to kids at Halloween.
Source: Ministry of Hemp
CDB is having a moment for athletes. Many have used cannabidiol for a variety of issues.
Runners tend to experience higher levels of wear and tear due to the high intensity of the activity. As a result, many have turned to CDB.
Here is what runners need to know about CBD.
It won’t cure an injury
Just like taking an OTC pain reliever like Tylenol or ibuprofen, CBD shouldn’t fully be relied on for pre-run or post run pain. If you have an injury or pain caused by running, it is best to take some time off and rest. Masking and/or working through pain will only led to more severe injuries later.
CBD might reduce inflammation
Studies show that CBD might reduce inflammation which is great for distance runners. Many athletes suffer from inflammation due to muscle tears and injury.
The safer way to relieve pain
Unlike traditional pain relievers, CBD is non-habit forming and does not led to kidney or liver damage. Many runners are constantly reaching for the ibuprofen. CBD works partially by interacting with our brain’s serotonin and vanilloid receptors, which affect our mood and our perception of pain.
Source: Map My Run
Joint pain effects millions of people around the world and is attributed to many conditions such as musculoskeletal conditions and inflammatory diseases. There are many treatments for the painful condition such as NSAIDs and weak opioids. Many have looked beyond traditional medicine for pain relief and management.
Researchers have found a clear link between CBD and joint pain.
CBD impacts brain receptors by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in various ways to increase natural pain relief. These brain receptors are not the same ones effected by opioids which leads to addiction. Scientists believe that the non-intoxicating cannabinoid CBD does very little to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) compared with THC.
CBD activates the key compounds which influence the ECS, including anandamide- a compound is associated with pain reduction. CBD helps reduce absorption of anandamide. As levels increase in one’s bloodstream, the amount of pain that individuals feel may lesson. This means that CBD may help the body use the ECS more effectively.
A 2016 study, published in the European Journal of Pain, examined the efficacy of topical CBD in rats. It found the application of CBD significantly reduced joint swelling, as well as limb posture scores as a rating of pain. It was concluded that topical CBD offers therapeutic potential for pain-related inflammation and behaviors associated with arthritis.
Another study, published in the Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins journal Pain, focused on CBD pain prevention in relation to rat osteoarthritis. At this time, chronic pain is a major concern among patients, as there are few viable treatment options available. While pharmaceuticals are the most common form of therapy, their efficacy declines across time and they also increase one’s risk of experiencing significant side effects.
Upon studying osteoarthritis rats, it was found that CBD blocked joint pain in a dose-dependent manner. Prophylactic CBD administration prevented the future development of nerve damage and associated pain in the osteoarthritis joints.
Source: Yahoo! Finance