CBD is becoming more and more popular over the recent years as a remedy for everything from inflammation to anxiety and depression. Taking CBD as an oil via a tincture seems to be one of the most tried and true methods. But since the FDA approved the legalization of CBD products, CBD has been popping up everywhere and can be bought in the form of CBD gummies, drinks and even baked goods! You can even take CBD tea! Let’s go through some benefits of CBD tea and how it can help you on your health journey.
What is CBD Tea?
CBD tea is available in tea bags but can be made at home by simply adding a few drops of CBD oil to your favorite tea flavor. CBD oil is a substance derived from the leaves of the hemp plant, however, unlike marijuana, it doesn’t cause psychoactive effects. There are certain types of CBD that are derived from the marijuana plant that are in fact illegal, but as long as you’re conscious of the source of your CBD, it is considered legal and safe to use. CBD oil is not water soluble, so when water is added, another fat-soluble substance is usually also added to improve absorption.
Benefits of CBD Tea
Even though CBD is widely accepted as a health supplement, however because of regulations that prevented research, any evidence exploring the benefits of this supplement is scarce. Despite these restrictions, some research has shown that CBD can help the following conditions:
- Helps to protect and improve function of nervous system
- Helps to reduces anxiety and depression
- Aids the management of chronic pain
- Helps to improves cardiovascular health
- Aids in soothing the stomach
- Can help in clearing up acne
- Helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis
- Supports the relief of symptoms of asthma
Is CBD Tea Better Than CBD Oil?
If you take CBD oil under the tongue, it will absorb into your system in around 20 minutes and you will feel benefits almost right away. CBD tea on the other hand is a slower experience because it has to be processed by the digestive system. Some people prefer the tea method because even though it takes longer to feel the effects, it feels more like a holistic experience. Also the fat soluble compounds in some CBD tea are said to aid digestion and help the CBD absorb better into the body. In addition to this, CBD tea gives you an added aromatherapy effect. The steam in the cup diffuses the oil which when inhaled can help create feelings of peace and relieve stress. Some people prefer drinking CBD tea because it is simply a more enjoyable experience, and if you drink tea everyday anyway, it’s a good way to incorporate this therapeutic supplement.
Vida’s CBD Tea
CBD tea is available already blended, but you can make your own by simply dropping a few drops of CBD oil into your cup.
At Vida, we offer CBD tea bags, featuring a specially formulated CBD infused tea. The way the CBD is broken down in Vida’s tea formulation makes the CBD bioavailable as you drink it. The CBD in these tea bags uses third party laboratories for their testing and ensures integrity down to the molecular level. This process makes for a very potent CBD that when blended with tea, provides maximum benefits.
When starting out drinking CBD tea, start with one cup and make your way up from there. For maximum absorption, you can always add a fat soluble substance like almond milk or coconut milk. Plus it tends to make the CBD tea taste delicious!