The next morning, I repeated the amount and felt nothing, not even a hint of relaxation. That’s OK. I’m typically more relaxed and refreshed in the morning as is, so it could be that I didn’t have any “symptoms” to alleviate.
So naturally, with the rapid proliferation of CBD shops across the U.S., my nature brought me to the point at which I had to try this much-hyped and ballyhooed product—and write about it so you’ll know if it’s right for you or not.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several dozen active compounds found in cannabis. CBD’s popular first cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is the compound that’s associated with marijuana’s “high” or psychoactive effects. CBD has zero psychoactive effects.
So CBD Isn’t Marijuana?
I’ve been burned by a lot of wellness fads in the past. Indeed, it’s been my job for over a decade to embrace what companies say will be the new “revolution” in health and personal care and make myself a guinea pig. I’ve tried any number of products, diets, even retreats to determine if they have hope (probiotics) or belong at the bottom of the bin (rocker bottom shoes).
For that, my week with CBD counts as a win, and I will likely keep taking it, especially during periods of high stress or anxiety. I may also venture to try other options, like gummies. Other brands have different formulations that may make the effects of CBD more or less powerful, too. Though my total dose, even on the “high” dose days, was well within the recommended limits for a first-time user, I would be curious to see the impact of a higher dose. I’ll just be sure to do it on days when I don’t have deadlines.
What Is CBD?
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.
My initial impression is a positive one. I fully believe people can have positive results after taking CBD for a variety of issues. In my experiment, I was only trying to treat anxiety, and I found it to be moderately helpful. It did not eliminate the anxiety or associated stress, but it felt as if it took the sharp edge off the running worries and constant stream of thoughts that I frequently experience. I felt calmer, though not at all “high.”
Enjoy multiple cups of our various blends throughout the day. However, cannabidiol is known to absorb best with a little dietary fat, so it is best to enjoy your CBD Buddha Teas with, or just after, a meal or snack that contains some fat. If you prefer to drink our CBD Matcha, you may want to avoid consuming too close to bedtime, as green tea does contain caffeine.
Looking to add a little pep to your step? This Japanese green tea blend picks you up when you need it the most. Loaded with antioxidants and L-theanine, give your coffee habit a break with this superior brew.
In early 2018, Buddha Teas launched a line of organic CBD tea. Seeking a way to innovate beyond trend, we developed a method using bioavailable, dispersible water-soluble CBD. Why is this so important? Because oil and water don’t mix. Regularly tested for its efficacy, we are proud to say that the CBD we put into each tea bag fully disperses into your cup, whereupon after drinking, goes straight into your body.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine to ease the mind, this blend brings taste sensations you’re going to love, while offering a whole body calm needed to manage day-to-day life in the 21st century.
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If your goal is a long, peaceful night, this is your go-to. Chamomile, lavender,and lemon balm are the most calming herbs one can combine to cultivate tranquility.
This is the perfect brew to follow a meal when seeking to ease the system. Peppermint is the most popular herbal tea in America for a reason.
CBD tea is known for potentially relieving anxiety and pain among other ailments. Also called hemp tea, it may offer medicinal benefits to some people, though the extent of that is going to depend on the tea and the individual. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active compounds found in cannabis plants. It is not tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which produces the psychoactive high associated with marijuana—a different plant than hemp, which is used for the majority of CBD teas.
Touted for its health benefits, CBD tea is growing in availability and popularity. It tends to have a pleasant taste that resembles regular tea. But, like any tea, it can use a boost of flavor. Infused with lemon and cinnamon, this cup is refreshing, relaxing, and flavorful. It’s a simple way to brew a better-tasting and more effective cup of CBD tea from a prepared blend.
If you're hoping to maximize the effectiveness of the cannabidiol compounds in a CBD tea bag, you'll want to add fat. The CBD molecules cling to fats, which helps your body process them. Adding cream, milk, or a similar "fat" to your cup of tea maximizes the benefits you get from drinking it.