I started by using half a dropper of a 500-milligram tincture in a cup of green tea in the morning and a cup of herbal tea before bed. I did this every day for one week. Each half dropper delivers about 8 milligrams of CBD; a full dropper would be 16. Typical recommended doses for people trying CBD for the first time are between 20 and 40mg per day. However, research shows much higher doses are well tolerated.
There’s a stigma, for better or worse, associated with marijuana that may be deterring people from trying CBD. I will be the first one to tell you that, as a rule, I’m no fan of the sensation of being “high” or stoned. I do, however, like and am always curious about, alternative treatments to health issues I face, whether it’s essential oils for headaches, acupuncture for low-back pain, or probiotics for regular tummy troubles. Because research shows CBD may help ease symptoms of anxiety, I decided it was a good option for me to try.
So CBD Isn’t Marijuana?
My first experience with CBD was at night, after a long day of work. I was exhausted but decided to go ahead and give it a try. Many brands recommend you take CBD oil sublingually, or under the tongue, for a faster-acting effect. I chose tea in order to mask the bitter oil flavor of the tincture.
In December 2018, the U.S. Congress removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. It is no longer illegal to possess hemp-derived products in all 50 states. That’s why you’ve likely seen so many stores popping up in your town, or even found your local spa or health food store selling CBD products. Indeed, a recent report found that the popularity and accelerated growth in the market has CBD on track to be a $2-billion dollar industry by 2024.
What Is CBD?
The next day, the effects of my first higher-dose day weren’t as strong. I was able to accomplish my work and felt productive, but a certain “edge” was taken off my mind. When I work, I typically feel crunched or pinched by deadlines, even when I’m on not late. The higher CBD didn’t fully erase the “urgency” I feel with my work, but it helped me feel calmer, less frantic.
When choosing a tea to drink that includes CBD, we have taken chemistry into consideration. Naturally, you don’t want the exquisite experience of enjoying a cup of Buddha Teas turned into a science project, but here’s the deal: not all CBD-infused teas are the same. The truth is, CBD oil-based teas can’t extract in hot water. Crafted using nanosized particles of water-soluble CBD, our innovative process ensures that the CBD in our tea bags ends up in your tea. With water-soluble, bioavailable CBD you can feel confident that the CBD extracts into the hot tea, which allows your body full delivery, providing it with the most benefits possible. Finally, because cannabinoids need fat to be absorbed in the small intestine, make sure to enjoy your CBD Buddha Teas with, or directly after, a meal.
Lemon balm’s burgeoning popularity is understandable, once you realize its versatility and widespread use in everything from bee cultivation, to aromatherapy, to foods and beverages. As well, lavender seems to be everywhere these days, but not commonly thought of as an addition to food. Tending on the strong side, often overused as an ingredient in tea, we include just the right amount, about 10% of our thoughtful blend, which provides the absolute perfect pinch to accent, not dominate, this calming cup of CBD tea.
The synergistic blend of our CBD Chamomile Tea, created to include organic lemon balm & lavender, is truly: sublime. Meaning, alone each individual component brings its own unique contribution, but together this unique blend provides a potent reminder of the power of teamwork. Crafted so that no one element overpowers another, and fortified with our effective pesticide-free, water-soluble CBD, this delightful cup of calm will fast become the tea you seek throughout the day, but most especially when relaxation is on call.
A Dash of Lemon Balm, a Pinch of Lavender
The word chamomile originated from ancient Greek, and means “apple” and “on the ground.” With its yellow center and tiny white pedals, visually, the chamomile flower makes one think of a mini daisy, but smells sweeter. Anyone who has enjoyed a cup of properly cultivated and brewed chamomile tea, might understand why ancient Greeks described the chamomile plant as an earth apple. High quality chamomile tea will deliver a sweet taste, and transport you to lush fields on a warm spring day, as you find yourself slipping into a rejuvenating rest. For those just stepping into the wide world of herbal teas, chamomile is the go-to, usually included on café menus.