Why are we offering CBD (cannabidiol)?
Visiting the Tea Festival in Los Angeles in August I came across a company selling tea bags with CBD. They were promoting these on the benefits of helping you relax and as pain relief.
Having had back surgery, that did not work as hoped, I had to try some. For me it has helped, and I have tried it in different situations many times to give me the confidence to offer this in the Café. The pain has not always completely gone away but a lot less severe. Not an expert on CBD but read many articles – check out the Harvard link below. I am sure it will not help everyone, but it is a simple way to try and enjoy tea at the same time. Why not find out? Rob
Find out more from Harvard Health with this link:
Additional CBD information
Despite their similar chemical structures, and coming from the same source, CBD (a cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC. It is also legal for us to sell as it is considered a health supplement.
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. CBD may help manage chronic pain by affecting the brain's response to pain signals. According to popular opinion, it might just be the swiss army knife of medicine.
Hemp powder is considered a superfood by many. High in fiber, protein, and filled with healthy fats and acids, it makes an excellent dietary supplement, especially for vegan lifestyles.
CBD alone is great but is expensive and price prohibitive for many consumers. It’s also difficult to formulate with and incorporate into retail products. CBD in oil form does not absorb well in the stomach, but self-emulsifying CBD powder does.
This means that when using a water miscible (soluble) CBD product, you don’t have to use as much CBD. A 1mg dose will deliver the equivalent of a 5-10mg dose of an oil-based product.
The water-soluble CBD that we are buying can completely dissolve into our tea drinks and smoothies with a higher CBD potency from a lower dose.
Ingredients of the CBD powder: Food starch-modified (tapioca), CO2 extracted industrial hemp, organic acacia fiber.