What is CBD Beer?
CBD has become a somewhat commonplace ingredient found in infused teas, protein shakes, and other baked treats in many retailers throughout the country. Every year, it seems like we’re dazzled by something new on the market that no one ever thought could be infused with CBD. Whether it’s body creams or dog food, it seems there’s no limit to the creative genius of CBD vendors.
That said, beer has always been one of the last frontiers for CBD. Due to the difficulty of mixing sensitive active cannabinoids with actively fermenting hops, many thought that making CBD beer was impossible.
Know About CBD Beer
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the over one hundred active organic compounds found in strains of hemp and cannabis. Although it’s long been associated with marijuana, CBD derived from hemp is actually neither addictive or psychoactive.
Many users state that CBD provides them calm, sober relaxation, as well as relief from anxiety and other mood disorders. CBD functions by binding to a part of the body dubbed the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for regulating nearly every aspect of human health and wellness.
Now, some companies claim that they’ve managed to blend CBD into beer to create highly concentrated and active solutions. One chemical engineer, Bill Stewart believes the task was possible because “hemp and hops are very close cousins, and share many of the same chemical characteristics”.
In states where cannabis is legal, several companies have incorporated low THC CBD into proprietary blends available at any dispensary. Hemp can lend unique flavor, aromatics, and chemical properties that change the effect and taste of the beer. Most drinkers state that CBD can lend a lemon or basil flavor due to the terpenes found in both hemp and hops.
CBD beer has an interesting effect that enhances the influence of regular beers. CBD is well known as an anti-anxiety and analgesic, making it a very pleasant experience to consume with a light beer. Some industry officials believe that CBD mixed with beer could mitigate the hangover, since CBD is well known as an anti-inflammatory.
It’s unclear whether or not hemp derived CBD beers will be found in regular bars or grocery stores yet. However, as demand rises for this new product, experts are hopeful that it will breach the markets of even the most CBD-unfriendly states.
What Are The Benefits Of CBD?
Researchers have demonstrated that CBD may have a myriad of positive mental, physical, and emotional health effects on its users. Many report that CBD has helped with conditions as diverse as:
- Chronic pain conditions like arthritis, nerve pain, and joint pain
- Eczema, psoriasis, the signs of aging and facial redness
- Restless Leg Syndrome and muscle spasms
- Nausea and cachexia
- Depression, anxiety, poor sociability, and PTSD