CBD AND CAFFEINE INTERACTION
In 2018, CBD (Cannabidiol- not a psychotropic natural cannabis extract) became legal in most countries of the world and had since gained popularity.
Manufacturers are trying to create a variety of forms of consumption of CBD so that everyone can choose their taste! CBD goes well with other components of extracts in Drops, capsules, candies, chewing, juices and much more. And now we will touch upon one more undoubted favourite of many people - coffee and tea!
Do you drink coffee in the first hour after getting up? If so, then another 69% of coffee consumers around the world do the same. Such a ritual helps many start their day.
And what do we know about how these two components interact with each other? Many people who systematically use CBD prefer to do this in the morning, combining this with the "ritual" of morning coffee or tea.
Caffeine is known for its stimulating properties, while CBD is better known for its soothing effect! It sounds illogical. Could it harm the body?
Can Caffeine and CBD Interact?
Regarding the validation of the exact effects of mixing cannabidiol with caffeine, much more research needs doing. But many results have already been obtained.
At low doses, CBD is a stimulant, and at higher doses, it can cause a sedative effect. The reaction of someone to a combination of these compounds cannot be universal or easily predictable, since people use different doses of each of them, respectively, and the reaction will be different.
What are the Effects of CBD on the Body?
CBD is one of the many phytocannabinoids found in hemp plants and is also one of the most studied. Along with its useful properties, it is not psychoactive, which contributed to its popularity in the world. CBD and other phytocannabinoids are very similar in structure to the endocannabinoids of the human body, which allows them to influence receptors in the nervous system.
According to studies, CBD products have the potential to reduce pain and inflammation and can help alleviate conditions from anxiety to irritable bowel syndrome and ADHD. It is important to note that the World Health Organization conducted a study of CBD oil and concluded that it has excellent safety characteristics and well tolerated by most people.
What is the Effect of Caffeine on the Body?
Caffeine is part of many popular drinks: coffee, tea, cocoa and is also an active ingredient in most energy drinks. It has the property of stimulating the central nervous system, which can affect the increase in energy. Enhances cardiac activity, accelerates the pulse, causes the expansion of blood vessels, has a diuretic effect, promotes the metabolism of fats, and slightly enhances cognitive functions, which increases the ability to focus.
It is also worth noting that for people with a predisposition to anxiety disorders, such as stimulation can affect an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and sometimes even panic attacks. Too much caffeine can cause headaches and nausea.
However, the effect of taking caffeine tends to disappear soon, after which the body, "stimulated" by caffeine, feels even more tired. The fact is that the biological half-life of caffeine is not long. Therefore, after 5-6 hours after caffeine intake, the effect is no longer there. And new portions (cups of coffee or tea) are unlikely to have the same effect, and there is no need to "overload" the body with caffeine.
Caffeine is similar to the so-called adenosine receptors. Adenosine is a substance that plays an essential role in many biochemical processes taking place in the body, including the transfer of energy and signals.
In particular, it believed that adenosine, as a neurotransmitter, is involved in the cycle of suppressing wakefulness and stimulating sleep. Adenosine and caffeine have a somewhat similar structure, which allows these substances to replace each other in effect on A1 receptors.
However, they have different functions: adenosine is an activator of receptors, and caffeine, on the contrary, blocks the functioning of these receptors, while not interfering with dopamine compounds.
Molecules of caffeine, thereby preventing the onset of sleep and increase the level of "wakefulness", and can also improve well-being. Nevertheless, under its influence, the level of serotonin gradually decreases, which ultimately leads to a breakdown.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with reasonably consuming caffeine and not abuse it.
Coffee with CBD is a Combination Worth a Try!
Adenosine (which we mentioned above) secreted in small concentrations in the same part of the hippocampus. Where cannabinoid, adenosine and glutamate receptors located. Adenosine activates receptor A1, reduces the effectiveness of cannabinoids in CB1. But caffeine blocks A1 receptors Enhancing the effect of cannabinoid activity.
Many phytocannabinoids also tend to slow down the metabolism and elimination of caffeine from the body. When using large doses of substances, caffeine somewhat weakens the associated sedative effect of CBD.
By combining small doses of CBD and caffeine, we can help increase alertness and focus longer. At the same time, cannabinoids work to reduce the effects of caffeine side effects (for example, caffeine-supplemented CBD reduces anxiety and nausea that they might feel). In general, a mixture of CBD and caffeine leads to a targeted surge of energy without any negative factors that are often associated with daily caffeine consumption.