CBD and CAFFEINE
CBD and Caffeine, can they be mixed?
Caffeine is a fundamental part of the daily life of most of the people. The most common reason for its consumption is the energy it gives us, especially if it is first thing in the morning and we need that extra shot of energy to start the day.
However, there are also many people who consume it because they really like it and like its taste, as in the case of coffee, which becomes part of the daily routine.
But like everything in life, it should be consumed in moderation because although caffeine can be beneficial in low doses, an excess of it can cause nervousness and anxiety.
How does caffeine affect us?
How do you start your morning? Within our morning rituals, tea or coffee is surely included along with breakfast, and caffeine is part of the vast majority of people at the time of starting the day.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant derived from the coffee plant that we find in tea, coffee, and many energy drinks. It has certain effects on our body such as stimulating the central nervous system (which can cause us to feel more awake, more energetic) and being a diuretic (it helps the body eliminate fluids and sodium faster through urine).
occurs because caffeine inhibits the receptors that are activated through a neurochemical, adenosine.
Adenosine is very important due to its role in managing the sleep-wake cycle, it is a regulator of sleepiness. In this way, when we consume caffeine and it affects any of the neurons, it blocks adenosine receptors and activates dopamine receptors indirectly, that is, it produces the opposite effect.
Under normal circumstances, adenosine levels rise during the day until we go to sleep. When consuming caffeine, this natural cycle is interrupted, which makes us be more attentive, more concentrated.
Benefits of Caffeine and CBD
Caffeine is known to speed up metabolism, but it has also been linked to improving physical performance. However, it should be consumed in moderation as we have said before, since its high consumption stimulates dopamine levels, which can create addiction and as a consequence, withdrawal signs, migraines, sleep disorders, etc.
On the other hand, CBD is beneficial for its therapeutic properties and for its high content of essential fatty acids. But the newest benefit discovered is how CBD can help reduce the adverse effects of caffeine when combined.
How does CBD interact with Caffeine?
Despite having a practically opposite effect, CBD and caffeine turn out to be a very interesting combination.
For one thing, caffeine blocks the ability of receptors to interact with adenosine. On the other hand, CBD delays its ability to bind with adenosine once the effects of caffeine wear off.
The effects of caffeine are intense, especially if consumed in high doses, however, they are short-lived.
As a conclusion, the combination of CBD and caffeine could help increase concentration for longer, meanwhile, CBD works to reduce the side effects that caffeine produces.
That is why several well-known brands have opted for the production of CBD coffee, and at Pure Organic we are sure that in the not too distant future this will be a boom in all trendy cafes and restaurants.
So now you know, a new way to incorporate our CBD oils into your daily routine is to mix it in tea or coffee, to start the morning with an extra energy and concentration!