I’ve been burned by a lot of wellness fads in the past. Indeed, it’s been my job for over a decade to embrace what companies say will be the new “revolution” in health and personal care and make myself a guinea pig. I’ve tried any number of products, diets, even retreats to determine if they have hope (probiotics) or belong at the bottom of the bin (rocker bottom shoes).
It's important to note that CBD use and products are still in their infancy, and newer, better products will probably be available in the next few years that will make these initial products look silly. Indeed, some studies suggest CBD is really, truly only beneficial in large doses (over 300 milligrams), so it’s possible the impacts people like myself do experience are minimal compared to what’s possible. As studies increase and products improve, the CBD landscape may change dramatically.
What Is CBD?
My first day with two full droppers (32mg), I felt incredibly relaxed, almost too relaxed. I struggled a bit to find motivation for work. Thankfully, it was a Saturday, so I could afford the luxury of laziness. I didn’t experience any “head” symptoms, like dopiness or feeling spaced out, as some people with higher doses report. But I did certainly feel a bit disconnected from my sense of drive. That night, when I used another whole dropper in my tea, I fell to sleep rapidly and slept harder than I had slept in some time.
In December 2018, the U.S. Congress removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. It is no longer illegal to possess hemp-derived products in all 50 states. That’s why you’ve likely seen so many stores popping up in your town, or even found your local spa or health food store selling CBD products. Indeed, a recent report found that the popularity and accelerated growth in the market has CBD on track to be a $2-billion dollar industry by 2024.
The next day, the effects of my first higher-dose day weren’t as strong. I was able to accomplish my work and felt productive, but a certain “edge” was taken off my mind. When I work, I typically feel crunched or pinched by deadlines, even when I’m on not late. The higher CBD didn’t fully erase the “urgency” I feel with my work, but it helped me feel calmer, less frantic.
First launched as a wellness tea brand to help people live active, healthy lives, Glow Water has expanded to include the extraordinary power of CBD in its product line. The company’s caffeine-free teas originate from 100% organic, lab-tested CBD to ensure that you are living the healthiest life possible. Packaged in eye-catching pastel colors, Glow Water offers wallet-friendly products to anyone looking to try CBD teas for the first time.
Buddha Teas is a company determined to craft the finest, additive-free teas, providing customers a rewarding drinking experience that touches the very core of their soul. Sourced from 100% organic ingredients, the brand prides itself in offering potential drinkers a satisfying cup of wildcrafted, chemical-free teas. It’s no surprise that its products are sold in stores all over the world. Buddha Teas also ventured into the world of CBD in 2018, creating its line of teas from water-soluble, bioavailable THC-free CBD to let you enjoy the health benefits of essential herbs and/or tea leaves and CBD. One of our favorites is their green tea.
Tea and CBD make a great pair since the caffeine in the tea can balance the slight sedative effects of the cannabidiol, letting you reap the full benefits of its potential stress and anxiety reduction and focus enhancement without making you feel sluggish.
Glow Water CBD Tea
Hemp expert Arby Barroso partnered with Laura Fuentes — who worked as a licensed compounding pharmacist — to manufacture CBD products. Delving into the uncharted world of CBD was a challenge, with Fuentes sacrificing her stable job to help Barroso in his endeavors. Couriers also refused to ship their products when the pair started their business. Their business boomed after Danny Perdeck and Jimmy Tundidor became the co-founders of Green Roads.
Now, Green Roads has become a transparent CBD brand that aims to help people live healthy lives. The company’s products are sourced from pesticide- and chemical-free raw materials and sustainable American hemp farms, bringing you high-quality teas that are worth every sip.
Established in 2015 by Shane and Jesse, The Brothers Apothecary is known for its mission to manufacture high-quality health and wellness products from organic ingredients, with its offerings ranging from its homegrown CBD superfoods to, of course, CBD teas. The Portland-based brand also manufactures its CBD collection in a renewable-powered facility that practices business sustainability. Not only that, each of the Apothecary’s products is tested by an ORELAP-accredited third-party laboratory, publishing the results of the test via its official website. This way, you’ll find out how much CBD is infused per individual unit of their product line.
Let’s get right down to business: Tea is life. Coming in countless delicious flavors, tea can be served cold and hot and is sometimes packed with a hint of caffeine and lovely antioxidants. Further, this is consumed from Europe to the Middle East, making it a prized drink among tea enthusiasts. However, tea can taste if you combine it with a few milligrams of cannabidiol (CBD).