One of the things we love about hemp-derived CBD is its versatility. You can find this cannabinoid in everything from flower, vapes, topicals, and even CBD food! CBD-infused food is a great way for consumers to get their daily amount of CBD while enjoying a tasty meal. It’s also a good option for introducing CBD into the wellness regimens of many people who want to benefit from its many holistic properties.
If you are considering CBD food for yourself, or are just curious, then this guide is for you! Stick with us as we give you a quick overview of some common CBD foods, the types of flavors you can expect from these CBD edibles, and a brief guide on how to make some for yourself with the help of Cheef Botanicals’ CBD products. Keep reading to find out how you can become a real CBD foodie!
CBD food, also commonly referred to as edibles, includes meals, snacks, and drinks infused with CBD. But what exactly is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, one of many cannabis-derived compounds in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa plant). One of the most popular hemp-derived ingredients around, CBD is known to provide consumers with wellness benefits and is slowly becoming an integral part of many people’s wellness routines.
What Makes CBD a Good Dietary Ingredient?
When you consume CBD through an edible product, it works differently than when it’s inhaled or applied as a topical. Your body’s digestive system must first process CBD edibles before it goes to your liver and becomes available for your body to utilize. Interestingly, edible products typically last longer than other forms of consumption and provide benefits for 6-8 hours! We’ll elaborate further on these benefits later on.
Consumers enjoy CBD edibles for their ability to provide the benefits of CBD without needing to inhale vapor or use a smokeable product. This circumvents creating lingering smells or using attention-grabbing consumption methods. With edibles, you can consume them inconspicuously, making them a good choice for people who want to be private about their CBD intake or those who want to take their CBD quick and easy or on the go.
Is Purchasing CBD Products Legal?
Yes, purchasing CBD products is legal. The 2018 Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act) made hemp-derived CBD 100% legal at the federal level. Hemp is a cannabis plant containing 0.3% or less THC, the cannabinoid associated with the inebriating effects of marijuana. When consumed appropriately, hemp-derived CBD does not produce any inebriation and benefits a person’s general wellbeing. All CBD products sold in the United States must contain 0.3% or less THC.
It’s important to note that although hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, they are completely different. The THC concentration of marijuana is above 0.3%. Because of this, federal regulations place it on the controlled substances list where it is federally illegal.
Typically, when CBD edibles are being discussed, snacks and candies come to mind most of the time. But did you know that you can infuse CBD into your favorite food products like entrees or sauces?
Some foods that you can infuse with CBD hemp extract include:
- Condiments and sauces
- And much more!
CBD food products can take many different forms. With the current CBD craze in full bloom, and health-conscious consumers wanting more of this amazing hemp plant compound, you’ll find it surprising the many different types of CBD foods that people come up with.
Snacks and treats made with cannabis-related substances come to mind when most people think of edibles. And who can blame them, considering the popularity of these deliciously sweet treats? CBD treats like these are convenient and are generally easy to make, allowing you to easily receive the benefits of CBD.
Some popular CBD snacks include:
- And many more sweet goodies!
Edibles are popular amongst consumers for their convenience. You can find an array of edibles right here at Cheef Botanicals. We carry gummy cubes, gummy fruits, and honey sticks to satisfy your CBD sweet tooth.
Are There CBD Drinks?
Yes, there are plenty of CBD-infused drinks available for you to enjoy! In fact, you can make many of them yourself! While generally less common than other edibles, these CBD products are a thirst-quenching, tasty, and effective way to receive the benefits of CBD.
You’ll find CBD infused into popular beverages like:
- Sports drinks
- Sparkling water
- And many more beverages!
What Does CBD Food Taste Like?
CBD edibles have varying flavors depending on the ingredients used to make them. Some varieties of extracts may also carry stronger flavors than others. For example, full-spectrum extracts will bring a more earthy green taste, but CBD isolates should be much more plain and carry much less flavor or no flavor at all.
Still, if you choose CBD meals with flavorful ingredients, you’ll find CBD’s flavor easily masked. The flavor of CBD foods will also differ depending on the amount of CBD contained in the edibles. So if you are eating an especially potent product, the flavor may be more pronounced, but not to the point where it will overtake the dish and become the dominant flavor.
Benefits of CBD
CBD’s value comes from the many wellness benefits it provides to consumers. Even better, CBD can often do so without creating unintended side effects!
Some of the benefits associated with CBD include the following:
- Supporting rest and sleep schedule
- Helping boost appetite and cravings
- Maintaining a positive mindset
- Relieving bodily discomfort
- Lowering swelling and aiding mobility
- Promoting calm and easing racing thoughts
CBD can provide these effects by creating balance or equilibrium in your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is one of your body’s complex cellular regulation systems that is partly responsible for regulating processes involving sleep, memory, mood, and reaction to discomfort. We believe that a balanced ECS can promote overall wellness in the individual, providing a higher quality of life.
Disclaimer: CBD products are not classified as dietary supplements and have not been evaluated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) per the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, nor has the efficacy of these products been confirmed through FDA-approved research. CBD-infused products are not to be used as a substitute for prescription medications, any dietary supplement, or an alternative to any other such products. Hemp-derived CBD products are also not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any serious diseases or medical conditions. The statements provided here are also not intended to substitute the professional advice health care practitioners provide. We recommend you consult a doctor’s advice before taking any CBD products.
Can You Make Your Own CBD Edibles?
One of the things CBD fans love about edible products is that they can easily make them at home! And because CBD is so versatile, you can infuse it into many varieties of food products. You can make homemade CBD meals using either CBD oil or isolate, which we suggest combining with fat like butter or oil.
Because CBD binds well to fats, the absorption rates should be higher in these food products. We recommend using healthy fats like olive oil, margarine, flaxseed, or hemp seed oil. Once CBD is bound to fat or oil, you can easily incorporate it into various recipes.
If making CBD edibles interests you, we provide a variety of recipes you can try to make at home. Check out some of our other blog posts for full guides on making essential CBD-infused food ingredients like butter or delicious items like CBD brownies and pizza!
Add Cheef Botanicals CBD Oil to Food
If you’ve never added CBD to food before, you’re not alone. But you’ll be happy to know that it’s very easy to do so with appropriate CBD hemp extracts. Incorporating CBD oil is as simple as taking a dropper full of tincture and adding it to your favorite foods! Most CBD oil will have a mildly earthy, slightly nutty flavor that easily compliments the right food ingredients. This flavor stems from hemp seed oil, a carrier oil derived from the seeds of hemp plants.
We offer our CBD oil in various sizes and potencies. The different potencies of CBD oil we carry include:
- 15ml bottle (300mg CBD)
- 15ml bottle (600mg CBD)
- 30ml bottle (1200mg CBD)
- 60ml bottle (3000mg CBD)
The best thing about CBD oil is that you don’t have to add it to a freshly prepared dish. You can add it to prepared foods with ease. Just mix it into your favorite beverage or add your favorite dish; the combinations are endless!
Add Cheef Botanicals CBD Isolate to Food
Adding CBD isolate to your food is another great way to create a homemade edible product. Because isolate contains no ingredients and is pure CBD powder, it has no flavor. This allows you to easily infuse it into various kinds of products without fear of altering the flavor.
Isolate comes in a powdered form so that you can dissolve it into liquids for quick and easy infusion. You can also sprinkle CBD isolate onto various other food products without adding a noticeable texture. At Cheef Botanicals, we offer 1000mg of pure CBD isolate that you can use to make your own CBD foods and drinks at home. You can also use it to make several other non-edible products like topicals!
Final Thoughts – CBD Food
For enthusiasts, taking CBD can be an unappetizing hassle. It’s no wonder that many have decided to add some flavor and flair to their CBD experience by making CBD-infused food. Consumers can mix CBD oil (tincture) or CBD isolate with their favorite foods and beverages for a tasty meal or snack with virtually no impact on flavor. The versatility of these constituents also allows for versatility in the types of foods that you can make.
But CBD food is only as good as its ingredients. In this case, that ingredient is a quality CBD product from Cheef Botanicals! So if you want to make your favorite CBD foods, click over to our shop and add our oil or isolate to your ingredient list and receive them in time for next week’s meal plans.