CBD edibles are getting more and more popular in recent times and there is no tastier way of getting your daily dose of CBD than in a nice bar of chocolate. Chocolate has been used in ceremonies and as a nutritional powerhouse since it’s origins in Mexico around 600 AD. Cannabis has also been used for its medicinal and nutritional values for millennia, before being outlawed in the early 20th century. In this article we will explore the synergy between these two compounds and why it is so beneficial to take them together.
The explosion of CBD products onto the market in recent times has been phenomenal citing it the Green Rush in North America. Cannabidiol, CBD, is a nonintoxicating organic compound found in the cannabis plant. It interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid System and has been shown to have numerous health benefits as well as medicinal applications. CBD is regularly used to alleviate the symptoms of pain, inflammation in its many forms, and as a relaxant and stress reliever by millions, worldwide. It is nonintoxicating and has been lifted from the banned substance list by the World Anti-Doping Agency – As more pro athletes use cannabis for aches and pain, the more they run afoul of rules
Chocolate’s main ingredient is the cacao bean, theobroma cacao, which was discovered by the Aztec Indians around 600 AD. Cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients and is believed to have many health benefits. These include: Lowering LDL, (bad cholesterol), lowering blood pressure, and boosting the immune system as well as promoting the growth of the bliss hormone, anandamide. Chocolate contains anandamide in small amounts and this is boosted by the presence of theobromine in chocolate. This is the reason some people go as far as to say that chocolate has anti-depressive qualities. Who doesn’t love a delicious bar of quality chocolate? https://www.scienceofcooking.com/chocolate/drugs-found-in-chocolate.htm
Anandamide is also one of the bodies’ endogenous cannabinoids and chocolate boosts its production.
Chocolate comes in many guises so look at the ingredients before you indulge. Some contain preservatives and palm oil amongst other nasty ingredients, so beware. At GreenWay, available at your nearest stockist or online at GreenWay CBD Night Time Chocolate,only 4 ingredients are used Cacao nibs, CBD infused cacao butter, and sugar along with some organic food grade essential oils and emulsifier to compliment the CBD absorption.
CBD AND CHOCOLATE TOGETHER
The benefits of taking these two healthy products together are numerous, but here are some of the more important reasons why.
- CBD is lipophilic, attracted to fats and therefore it is not very bio-available in the body, like water soluble compounds. Some studies show the absorption rate of oral consumption can be as low as 10%. When CBD is present in chocolate, the chocolate helps to protect the CBD until it reaches the liver and onwards into the bloodstream, thus increasing bio-availability.
- It lasts longer in the body.
- It tastes lovely. Some folks just don’t like the taste of hemp CBD and the chocolate is a great way to mask the taste.
- It is easy to measure your desired amount. For example, GreenWay Hemp and Wellness’ 100g Dark Chocolate has 10 mg of CBD on every square.
- Dark Chocolate and hemp Cbd are very nutritious.
GreenWay Hemp and Wellness www.greenwaycbd.ie make a range of CBD infused chocolate to suit every taste
We infuse our delicious, hand made chocolate with high quality, full spectrum, hemp CBD. We then add organic, food grade, essential oils such as lavender, lime, lemongrass, and black pepper. These contain the terpenes found naturally in cannabis Sativa and Indica varieties.
The results are stunning; CBD Daytime milk chocolate is the perfect way to start your day. The citrus notes from the essential oils of lemongrass and lime lift the spirits and calm the mind with terpenes such as geraniol and limonene. CBD Night-time dark chocolate soothes the soul with lavender and black pepper oil. These aromatic herbs add the terpenes linalool and caryophyllene. Ease away the aches and pains of a busy day with a square or two of this healthy, artisan delight.
Chocolate helps the body to assimilate CBD efficiently due to its fat solubility. The addition of sunflower lecithin allows for even more absorption.
Available in 3 different sizes. 30mg, 100mg and 300 mg