With CBD having so many benefits, it’s not surprising that lately, cannabidiol has been seen popping up on a variety of foods. From easing daily stresses to promoting more restful sleep cycles, CBD-infused foods may prove to be a tasty way to get your daily serving.
CBD or Cannabidiol is extracted from the hemp, is non-intoxicating and may have a range of potential benefits to help with modern life. Unlike it’s molecular counterpart THC, CBD infused foods have seen a great rise in popularity in a broad market as it provides great benefits without getting you high. Everyday there is a great variety of CBD foods in the market including, sweets, confectioneries, baked food products and even drinks.
Table of Contents
Benefits of Edible CBD Products
Not very fond of using oils? That’s okay! There are many ways to intake CBD from edibles. CBD food products come in a variety of different formats and cater to all lifestyles and tastes. From your classic baked goods, to sweets and even drinks the possibilities are endless.
Beyond simply being incorporated into your favourite brownie or cookie, there are differences with how CBD in food is absorbed. When you eat CBD infused products, it is absorbed in the digestive tract and as a result it takes longer to come into effect, however generally lasts for longer as well. In comparison to a CBD oil, where CBD is absorbed sublingually (via glands under the tongue) which provides faster onset but shorter lasting effects.
Different CBD Food Products
Though CBD is not considered a food additive, it may be safely added to many food products. CBD can be found in many different food products, including your favourite treats. It’s even more common than you think, including sparkling water!
CBD in Confectionaries
CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant and can take the form of an organic CBD oil or isolate. With this base level CBD ingredient, confectionary makers can choose how they want to incorporate it into their products. For example, chocolatiers can mix CBD into chocolate, which is a wonderful way to create gourmet treats that can be eaten at home or taken on the go.
CBD in Baked Products
CBD oil or isolate can be used in various recipes, including some popular food items, such as cupcakes and cookies. However, the CBD must be infused into a fatty base ingredient such as oil or butter before adding to your cake recipe. There’s no better way to enjoy CBD in food, from cupcakes and brownies to cookies and biscuits. A note of caution however, CBD starts vaporising from 160 degrees celsius; we recommend baking at low temperatures to avoid losing all your CBD content.
CBD in Beverages
There is a variety of ways to have CBD infused beverages, whether you purchase pre-infused beverages or buy a water-soluble product and infuse your own. The choice is really up to you! We personally love infusing Tea with CBD, as it provides a nice way to wind down the day. These products can also be found in a variety of strengths and concentrations.
CBD in Water
This is one of the newest products in the market. CBD extracted from the hemp plant are infused with a lightly sparkling water to create CBD Water that contains 40mg of fast acting CBD. Take this can with you wherever you go, and it’s an incredibly convenient way to have CBD on the go.
Are CBD Food Products Safe?
If you’re currently taking medications, such as prescription drugs for heart conditions, blood-thinning drugs and medicines for high blood pressure, it’s essential that you check with your GP or pharmacist before consuming CBD food products. CBD products should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Otherwise, CBD is generally well-tolerated by most people as it does not contain any psychotropic properties.
How to Get CBD Food Products
With the popularity of CBD rising in Hong Kong, customers have a wide variety of choices when it comes to both format and brand. However, it can be a bit confusing for a new customer who has never touched CBD derived food products before.
CBD foods come in various forms, from chocolate bars to CBD-infused tea and gummies. The impact of each product on your lifestyle depends on the concentration of CBD in each of the products. You might want to check out how strong the CBD content is in a product before purchasing to get the desired results.
However, it is important that you do your research before making a purchase, as this way, you will have a better idea of the vast array of available products and be able to make a choice that suits your needs the best.
You can check out CBD food products online or talk to our team of knowledgeable staff via email or in-store at the Found Cafe in the heart of Sheung Wan. They can answer any of your questions and help you shop our range of CBD food products that match your needs and individual preferences.