If cannabis in the morning doesn’t sound like the best way to start your day, think again. Adding CBD to a breakfast smoothie can be just the ticket to starting the day off with a nutritional boost full of antioxidants, fatty acids, terpenes, minerals, and essential vitamins. Here’s why a daily dose of CBD is worth considering, plus a simple smoothie recipe from one of our own (thanks, David!).
Therapeutic Benefits of CBD
First, a refresher on this amazing little compound. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant. Research is linking CBD to a number of exciting health benefits – everything from reducing cancer cell growth to minimizing seizures in pediatric epileptics to relieving chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
Pretty cool, right?
CBD is also being linked to a reduction in oxidative stress and the ability to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. And then there’s the topical effect. CBD can effectively be used to treat a number of skin conditions, including itchy skin and dermatitis. As part of an infused ointment like our own Kynd Balm, it’s also a great remedy for sore muscles after an intense workout, to soothe the pain of arthritis, and even for cramps and headaches.
On the Daily
Think of CBD in the same vein as a multivitamin – but better. By supplementing your diet with a daily dose of CBD, you’re boosting your body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids. And that’s important because it helps your body maintain balance. Cannabinoids work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is what regulates natural functions like mood, sleep, immune response, and appetite. Consistent supplementation of CBD keeps these functions running smoothly.
Blend It Up
You can add a daily dose of CBD to your diet a few different ways, but a simple, snappy smoothie may make your mornings move a little easier.
1 cup kale
1 cup frozen fruit
1-2 tbsp Greek yogurt
Dash of turmeric
Kynd CBD Tincture – follow dosing directions on package
Add all ingredients to blender, cover with coconut milk (or milk of choice) and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Keep out of reach of children. For adult use 21 years of age or older.