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The FDA restricts CBD companies from adding CBD to food and drinks. Despite their position, many people feel that taking CBD in food or drinks helps them experience the benefits of CBD. With its rise in popularity, CBD recipes are being sought out by consumers.
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a popular natural remedy that is used for many reasons and can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. CBD is a cannabinoid, that can be found in the cannabis (both hemp and marijuana plants). It can be used as raw hemp flower or as an extract.
CBD is not psychoactive and does not change the mental state of a person. This quality alone makes CBD attractive to those seeking relief without psychoactive effects. CBD has found its way in beauty products, oils, and even food.
1) CBD Desserts
Bakeries like Monarch & The Milkweed serve a deliciously sweet line of chocolates with CBD infusion. To do this, they add full-spectrum CBD oil to their cake and munchies.
This is an excellent way to add CBD in your desserts. Infusing the CBD oil in the chocolate or caramel coating will achieve a sweet taste on your palate and will give you a relaxed, concentrated and de-stressed feeling after this sweet touch.
Be aware, that they are not using the same CBD oil tincture you would buy online. Adding CBD oil tincture to food or drink dilutes it and prevents it from working the way it is intended! You would need to get your hands on more concentrated raw CBD oil to make a CBD edible that would actually work. Another option is to make "weed butter" out of hemp.
2) CBD Ice Cream
Ashok Khanna, an internal medicine physician at the Florida Primary Care Center in Winter Garden, recently began selling ice cream containing CBD. This Florida doctor has taken an unconventional approach to helping his patients manage pain. The ice cream, made by Heavenly Hash Creamery, based in Florida, has also been beneficial for those who fight against cancer, helping with inflammation and pain.
CBD oil is our modern answer to almost any type of ailment, such as cancer, sore muscles, anxiety, whatever. And while, according to Bummer alert, the FDA only approved a purified CBD oil for the treatment of two specific types of epilepsy, we are still seeing how CBD oil appears everywhere revolutionizing the medical world
The new East Market store of Little Baby's Ice Cream, is positioned between the two most recognized ice cream parlors in the United States for its flavors infused with the cannabinoid, this store could be a chocolate ice cream without dairy CDB.
3) CBD Recipes: CBD Coffee
Starbucks has gone on the record saying that they are eager for there to be a regulatory pathway that would permit them to pilot CBD coffee. In their market analysis, they say:
“Should the regulation of CBD oil as an additive to food/beverage change or craft/independent coffee shops find a way to comply with the existing regulation, we could envision Starbucks ultimately piloting the ingredient.”
However, that regulatory pathway is a long ways off. There are others who are selling CBD coffee, even though it is not legal according to the FDA. The desired effect of the product is a drink that will give you the alertness of coffee without the jitters.
To make your own CBD coffee, you would need to find a water-soluble formulation of CBD. Adding retail CBD oil to coffee would not produce the desired effect. There are very few products actually able to deliver a significant amount of CBD when mixed with food. Using CBD oil tincture in CBD recipes will only waste the product.
4. CBD Recipes: CBD Smoothies
Cannabis in a cup may not seem like a very productive way to start the day, but you'll be surprised at how beneficial a CBD shake can be for the mind and body. Smoothies are an easy way to load vitamins and nutrients first thing in the morning, after a workout or almost at any time.
Like with the other recipes, you will need to make sure that you are actually using a CBD product that is compatible with the CBD recipe. If you have raw cannabis leaves, you can also use those in your smoothie to explore the benefits of cannabinoid acids. Like CBD, cannabinoid acids found in raw hemp or marijuana leaves will not get you high!
5. CBD Recipes: CBD Cocktails
CBD cocktails are a mixture of alcoholic beverages that have CBD oil added to the mix. Some have recommended CBD for cocktails that have a foam head, such as a sour whiskey or an orange martini, as the CBD gets trapped in the top layer of the drink. Adding CBD to alcohol has become popular and some companies even make CBD beer. However, CBD and alcohol can both be taxing on the liver and consumers need to consider that together the damage this could do is largely unknown.