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ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This month is a great time to work on being more informed and supportive of those around you who have experienced alcohol-related conditions, addiction, and illnesses. At Infinite CBD, we’d like to share the potential ways in which CBD might help during Alcohol Awareness Month.

Facts About Alcohol Use & Abuse

Alcohol has become such a significant part of our culture that many fail to recognize the harm is can cause.

Alcohol is an addictive substance. While some people to struggle to put it in this category, alongside “more serious drugs” alcohol is just as destructive. In the United States, 1 in 12 adults – 17.6 million to be more precise, are dependent on alcohol.

Not only is alcohol abuse prevalent, but excessive drinking and binge drinking have become the center of lawsuits spanning organizations and college campuses. Alcohol abuse also tends to disproportionately impact minority groups, those with mental health disorders, and veterans.

Alcohol consumption isn’t the worst part, per se. Excessive long-term alcohol consumption impacts the human body in profound ways. For example, those who have abused alcohol are more likely to suffer from a serious cardiac event. Those who have abused alcohol even have a greater risk of developing some types of cancers.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines heavy alcohol use as “as binge drinking on 5 or more days in the past month.”

Alcohol Abuse and The Endocannabinoid System

A collection of studies, all published in 2009, demonstrate the ways in which alcohol profoundly affects the endocannabinoid system.

More specifically, the body of research found that long-term alcohol abuse depletes the endocannabinoid system’s signaling mechanisms. These disrupted signals can have a widespread impact on the endocannabinoid system’s ability to keep the body in homeostasis and can cause mood swings, impulsive behavior, and even lead to chronic stress.

These findings suggest that in the case of alcohol abuse, one’s endocannabinoid system might need outside resources of cannabinoids in order to function at the necessary level.

CBD and Alcohol

There is research that suggests that CBD could potentially help those who have abused alcohol.

Alcohol doesn’t only dehydrate the body. Excessive consumption leads to oxidative stress, which damages cells and causes chronic inflammation. CBD is a well-studied anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Research suggests that CBD not only blocks the immune system’s inflammatory response, but also helps to repair damaged cells.

A recent research review explores the possibility that CBD might help those who have addictive behaviors. Because CBD helps to boost the immune system and decreases anxiety, researchers believe it might be a potential therapy for those in recovery.

While studies show that CBD has a lot of potential in the realm of helping those in recovery in a physical and mental way, more CBD and alcohol-specific studies should be done to solidify the relationship between CBD and recovery.

Alcohol Awareness

The dialogue in our society surrounding alcohol and addiction is increasingly important. As we work to continue helping those in recovery and dealing with the consequences of long-term alcohol abuse, it’s important to be aware of all of the potential therapies available.

WHAT DOES CBD OIL TASTE LIKE?

WHAT DOES CBD OIL TASTE LIKE?

So many people are talking about the benefits of CBD, but what does CBD oil taste like? As a consumer, it’s important to know what kind of flavor experience you’ll have when trying CBD. Today is your lucky day if you want to know what CBD tastes like!

CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD Oil Taste

CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD oil have a drastically different taste.

Cannabidiol in its purest form is CBD isolate. On its own, the CBD doesn’t have much of a flavor or taste. This type of CBD is usually paired with an oil; for example, in Infinite CBD Isolate Droppers, the CBD is mixed with coconut oil. In this case, it’s the coconut oil that gives the CBD isolate the slightest of flavors – it tastes smooth and buttery.

This attribute also means that it’s easy to flavor CBD isolate with terpenes because no other flavors need to be masked.

Full spectrum CBD Oil has a very distinct taste.

Full spectrum CBD contains a lot of plant matter. More specifically, chlorophyll is why full spectrum CBD tastes more earthy, and the reason why it has a distinct dark green to dark brown color. This type of CBD can be hard to stomach, because of chlorophyll, which is why many full spectrum CBD companies try to add flavors to mask the earthly essences.

CBD Isolate can have a much more predictable flavor, especially when paired with coconut oil and natural flavorings are used. Full spectrum CBD oil can have a more unpredictable flavor, depending on the dose of CBD, the plant matter, remaining solvents, and added flavors used to mask the natural chlorophyll.

The CBD Delivery Method Effects the Taste of CBD

CBD tastes different based on the delivery method. Based on the delivery method, the body digests, processes, and distributes CBD throughout the body differently. For example, CBD Nano Shots will taste different than CBD Asteroid Gummies.

Like any other capsule, you might take, CBD capsules don’t have a lingering flavor or distinct aftertaste.

Sublingual CBD with coconut oil tastes smooth and buttery.

The digestion of Asteroid Gummies begins in the mouth, with each gummy having a unique flavor, like lime, lemon, and orange.

When vaped, CBD can feel cool and refreshing, and won’t have much of a taste unless terpenes are added.

Terpenes can also be added to Droppers. Different terpene profiles have different flavors and different benefits. This allows consumers to tailor their CBD experience based on their individual needs and flavors.

If you have trouble taking CBD because you don’t like the flavor, consider trying a new delivery method. There are numerous methods available, and chances are, you’ll find one that your tastebuds love.

The Taste of CBD Oil

From a broad perspective, CBD oil can have many different tastes. When examined more closely, the taste of CBD oil is less happenstance, and based more on whether it’s CBD isolate or full spectrum CBD, and the delivery method chosen.

Whether you’re looking for a more subtle CBD experience, or one that’s full of flavor, the right CBD product for you is out there. Consider trying a few of Infinite CBD’s many CBD isolate products.