The new health craze that combines everyone’s favourite energising drink with the calming effects of CBD has reached the shores of the UK.
Last week, Flower Power CBD Coffee launched in the UK, bringing two of the world’s most widely used plants together for a unique health-promoting beverage that is sure to become very popular in due time.
But what makes CBD coffee so great?
Over the last couple of years, CBD has attracted much interest due to the wide range of health benefits it offers – CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic (anxiety reliever), and analgesic (pain reliever).
This has seen a variety of CBD-containing products appear online and on high streets, from CBD-infused oils and sweets to e-liquids to cosmetics. And now, artisanal CBD-infused coffee.
But what makes this combination so powerful? Well, first of all, we all know about the health effects of coffee; it is a potent antioxidant, it can increase focus and energy, and even improves metabolism. It can also cause anxiety and jitters in high doses, however.
And that’s where the CBD steps in. By acting on serotonin receptors in the brain, CBD has the power to lower anxiety and enhance mood. This, in theory, could afford coffee drinkers the energy and focus of a cup of java without the jitters.
But isn’t cannabis a sedative?
Yes, it can be. However, THC is the chemical that is responsible for the sleep-inducing effects of cannabis. CBD, on the other hand, has actually been shown to be stimulating in small doses.
And, as each serving of Flower Power Coffee Co’s CBD-infused coffee has about 5mg of CBD, it should complement the energising effects of caffeine rather than work against them.
This is what happened to one journalist writing in Healthine when he decided to try CBD out for one week. After finishing his CBD latte, he said, “…I feel great: super alert, but surprisingly calm.”
So, if you love coffee but are also susceptible to anxiety, now that CBD coffee is on sale in the UK, you may have a solution to your problem.
CBD coffee is available at a couple of cafes around the country and on Flower Power Coffee CO’s website. Click here to buy it online and use code ‘FPCC10’ for a 10% discount.