Post-Workout CBD Recipes

Everyone has their workout routine. For those who are serious about gettin’ their fitness on, they turn to a post-workout treat. Why not? You just worked pretty hard! Even better, this reward comes with benefits. Post-workout nutrition is essential to help your body restore some of the energy exerted during your session. One of the best wing-people for an after-workout boost? CBD.

Let’s look at why CBD is a great way to maximize the benefits of your workout. In addition, we’ll provide you with 7 delicious post-workout CBD recipes. Now, get your sweat on…er…read on!

Why Post-Workout Nutrition is Important

Anyone who has pushed through an intense cardio sesh or hit a new bench record knows one thing…they’re pooped! Nothing worth having is easy. That is why working out is called “working.”

When you workout, your body gets put under stress. Due to the intensity of the workout, two major functions happen so your body can coast you through:

  • Burning of glycogen
  • Using up/damaging protein

Every time your body is pushed toward its limits, it disrupts many little tissues, cells, tendons and proteins in your body. Once you finish, your body needs to replenish the glycogen. That way the glycogen can be broken down and transformed into catalysts for rebuilding damaged proteins.  

This is what makes CBD such a vital component of a nutrient-dense workout regimen. A full spectrum CBD will contain all of the 20 amino acids. This includes the nine that our body can’t create on its own. 

In addition, CBD is an antioxidant. Therefore, it can help repair tissues and tendons we mentioned before.  

With that, you want a post-workout treat that is high in protein, carbs and fat. You need the carbs to help create the glycogen necessary to break down amino-rich proteins. Fat is essential because it helps with the absorption of nutrients in the gut lining.

hemp plantOnce again, CBD comes in handy. Broad spectrum hemp oil contains phytochemicals unique to the hemp plant. That means broad spectrum hemp oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These are proteins that help repair damage that transpires during an intense day at the gym.

Now you know why you should eat after a workout (and why you should have CBD in that snack). We get that people need to sneak their workout in whenever they can. Here are 7 post-workout CBD recipes for every part of your daily routine.


CBD Morning Scramble

Who doesn’t like a nice wake and fry? In the morning time, our heads can be a bit scrambled. A good way to break through that fog is to infuse your post-workout breakfast with CBD. Here’s a great way to do just that.

Ingredients:

  • Small bunch of kale
  • Small sweet potato, diced
  • ¼ cup grass-fed butter
  • ¼ large organic onion, chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Joy Organics 500mg Natural CBD Tincture
  • Four free-range organic eggs
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup organic milk

Directions:

  1. Wash and prep all produce.
  2. Heat the butter over low-medium heat on a skillet.
  3. Add a dropper-full of the natural CBD tincture to the top of the butter at the first sign of the butter softening.
  4. Once the butter starts to break down more, add in the sweet potatoes.
  5. Cover with a lid to speed up the cooking process.
  6. Whisk the four eggs in a small bowl and season with pepper.
  7. Pour the milk into whisked eggs.
  8. Add the onion to the sweet potatoes.
  9. After the onions are translucent, add in the other vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add in the milk-egg mixture.
  11. Cook together until scrambled!

CBD Goji Bars

Not everyone has the chance to start their day off with a home-cooked scramble. That sort of folk needs their CBD on the go. These CBD Goji Bars are a great option because they are delicious, discreet and travel well. Not to mention, Goji berries are a superfood. They are highly rich in antioxidants, which is further enhanced in the presence of CBD.

Ingredients:
Bars:

  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 2 cups quick steel-cut oats
  • 1 ½ teaspoon organic chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup shelled walnuts
  • ½ cup raw pecans
  • ½ cup organic goji berries
  • ¼ cup raw cocoa powder
  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

Topping for Bars:

  • ¼ cup quick steel-cut oats
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic chia seeds
  • ¼ cup dried goji berries
  • 2 tablespoon raw hemp seeds
  • 3 tablespoon organic shredded coconut
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk or plant-based milk
  • Dropper-full Joy Organics 1000mg Lemon CBD Tincture

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F while greasing a 9×9 baking pan.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the bars into a food processor.
  3. Pulse with an S-blade until you have a thick batter.
  4. Smooth into a baking pan as evenly as possible.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. While baking, mix all the bar topping ingredients into a bowl, minus the Joy Organics lemon tincture.
  7. Once evenly mixed in, add dropper-full of Joy Organics Lemon CBD Tincture.
  8. Place the toppings on top of the bars when the 12 minutes are up.
  9. Put bars with toppings into the oven for 8 more minutes.
  10. Once done, allow two hours to cool, refrigerate extras.

CBD Power Salad

When you hear the word salad, people think of iceberg lettuce, but that’s far from reality! Salads are a blanket term for a cornucopia of delicious options in one bowl. Here, you can rejuvenate your post-workout body with some plant-based power dressed up in CBD. This is a great recipe for the person who sneaks a workout in during their lunch break!

Ingredients:
Salad:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked organic quinoa
  • 1 cup organic vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup organic hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup organic pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ¼ cup raw brazil nuts
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ organic red onion, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • 1 sprig of cilantro

Dressing:

Directions:

  1. First, cook the quinoa by adding it into a saucepan with the vegetable stock.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for around 20 minutes.
  3. While the quinoa cooks, place the nuts and seeds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden.
  4. Prep the vegetables.
  5. Mix them in a bowl with rinsed organic chickpeas.
  6. Chop the toasted nuts and mix in with the chickpeas and veggies.
  7. Start on the dressing by pouring the peanut oil into a bowl.
  8. Dash some of the grated ginger into the bowl and whisk together.
  9. Pour in the Bragg raw apple cider vinegar and whisk together (it won’t fully integrate)
  10. Once the quinoa is done, add to the bowl of chickpeas and vegetables and toss.
  11. Place the drops of lemon CBD tincture and orange CBD tincture into the dressing.
  12. Pour the dressing over the bowl and thoroughly mix.

Note: The dressing won’t seem like a lot, but trust us, a little goes a long way!


CBD-Glazed Salmon

Undoubtedly, salmon is one of the leanest proteins that we can consume. You can tell the quality of amino acids in your cut by how vibrant its pink flesh is. Up that ante by adding some CBD to the mix. This is a great dinner. It will pair wonderfully with a sweet potato and roasted asparagus for the ultimate post-workout supper.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the over to 350°F.
  2. Grab a small bowl and add in 1 cup of honey.
  3. Pour in the ⅓ cup of soy sauce and whisk together.
  4. Add in the minced garlic and minced ginger and continue to whisk.
  5. Put 2 salmon filets into a ziplock bag, followed by the dressing.
  6. Shake the bag up and place into the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes.
  7. Place the marinated salmon onto a greased baking pan and put into the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Pour the rest of the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of minutes before turning off.
  10. Allow the marinade to cool.
  11. Just before the marinade is about to thicken, add in dropper-full of Joy Organics Lemon CBD Tincture.
  12. Stir up lightly.
  13. When the salmon is cooked, brush the CBD-infused glaze over the fish.
  14. Garnish with a pinch of sesame seeds.  

One Pot CBD Chicken

This dish is no joke. It’s seriously delish, full of lean protein and complete with complex carbs. It’s everything you need and want after a busy day and workout.

Ingredients:
Chicken/Marinade:

Rice:

  • ½ teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil (twice)
  • 1 small organic sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 ½ cups organic vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients of the marinade into a small bowl.
  2. Place the chicken thighs into a ziplock bag, pour the marinade in and give a good shake.
  3. Refrigerate anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Remove chicken from bag, but hold onto marinade.
  6. Heat ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a heavy skillet on medium heat.
  7. Put chicken in skillet, skin-side down.
  8. Cook until golden brown and then flip.
  9. Remove the chicken and set aside on a paper towel.
  10. Heat ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in skillet.
  11. Add in sweet onion and saute until translucent.
  12. Add in the rest of the rice ingredients and marinade.
  13. Simmer for 30 seconds.
  14. Put the chicken on top and place a lid over the skillet.
  15. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  16. Remove cover and bake up to 10 more minutes or until all liquid is gone.
  17. Take out of oven and allow to cool.

CBD Monster Bars

Had a workout, a nice dinner and need a little extra something-something? Life’s about the little joys. Dessert is a huge part of those little moments of bliss. Adding CBD to your desserts will increase that happiness even more. Here’s a great ode to our favorite Sesame Street character, the Cookie Monster…’cause who doesn’t love a good cookie?

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF and lightly grease an 11×7 baking pan.
  2. Melt butter over low heat.
  3. Add in dropper-full of orange CBD tincture.
  4. Add in graham cracker crumbs and stir.
  5. Move the graham cracker mixture to the baking pan.
  6. Put the lightly chopped graham crackers on top as a blanket.
  7. Pour in the paleo condensed milk.
  8. Add an even layer of dark chocolate shavings, save at least ⅛ a cup for the end.
  9. Add in the organic coconut flakes, saving around ⅛ a cup.
  10. Follow up with an even layer of walnuts, leaving approximately ⅛ cup.
  11. Add a layer of dates, with ⅛ cup to spare.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes.
  13. Add the rest of your toppings and bake for five more minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and cut into bite-sized pieces!

CBD-late Chickpea Brownies

Dessert is so nice, we must feature it twice! This is a guilt-free dessert packed with protein. It contains all-natural sweeteners and of course…CBD! So, snack on and worry less.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place everything into a food processor except for the dark chocolate powder and Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tincture.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan.
  6. Put the dark chocolate powder into a small bowl.
  7. Combine 15 drops of Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tinctures to the dark chocolate.
  8. Fold the chocolate CBD mixture into the batter.
  9. Evenly spread across the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool before serving.
Wax and Chlorophyll Removed From CBD Products

At Joy Organics, we are passionate about using the whole plant when making broad spectrum hemp oil. Not only is this is a more sustainable practice, but it allows for additional nutrients to be present in the final product. The leaves, seeds and stems of hemp plants have distinct compounds that the others don’t have. This is what makes a leaf a leaf and a seed a seed.

When using the whole plant, there are some botanical elements that we choose to exclude. We extract plant matters such as chlorophyll and wax from Joy Organics CBD products. But, why are wax and chlorophyll removed from CBD products, if using the whole plant is preferred?

Let’s explain what these matters are, and why many natural health companies extract them from their formula.

What is Plant Wax?

We’ll start with the less complicated of the two. Let’s use an example we’re all familiar with — smelly pits. If we know we’re going to get our sweat on, what’s one thing we do before hitting the gym? Hopefully, it’s put on some deodorant. Plant wax is much like our underarm wing-person.

The reason why we sweat so much under our arms is that when we workout, our body temperature goes up as well. Inside of this little cave of our armpit is the perfect crevice for moisture to build up. When we put deodorant (or essential oil sprays) under the arm, it creates a slick coating. This is sort of like a dome that will prevent moisture from going too crazy under there.

Now, let’s transition to the hemp plant. In its grow environment, the hemp plant also sweats. Under the intense heat of a lamp or the sun, plants secrete a wax. The wax will form a barrier around the cuticles. This is done as a means of survival for the plant.

As the light source attempts to draw moisture from the plant, hemp leaves try to protect the plant’s nutrients. Cannabis creates the wax to keep hold of its water source as long as possible. The wax acts as a water dome.

Why Remove Wax from CBD Products?

Plant wax actually has some benefits. That is why many companies collect wax and use the substance for dabs, rosin and other forms of CBD products. Removing wax is a normal practice across many plant-based companies. Other companies will take the leftovers to create other products — most notably of the bunch is carnauba wax. With that being said, many other plant waxes are toxic, which is why other botanical companies may exclude them.

Thankfully, hemp wax is not known to be toxic. So, why would a company want to remove plant wax from their CBD products? The issues have more to do with the wax itself.

Wax has a consistency as its name suggests. Plant wax is a rather sticky substance. If you were to include plant wax in a formula such as tinctures or softgels, you would have to use a solvent to break the wax down. Otherwise, users wouldn’t be able to take the supplement properly. It would all stick together!  

Breaking down the wax is almost pointless. When this happens, you start to lose some of the potent nutrients you would be hoping to preserve. Instead, the wax can be used in other ways that would maintain its therapeutic integrity.

Now that you understand why plant wax is removed from CBD products, let’s get into a more complex topic. This one doesn’t involve armpits!

What is Chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is what gives hemp its green pigmentation. This molecule resides within little pods inside plant cells known as chloroplasts. These pods only live on mesophyll cells. Mesophyll cells can only be found on the interior of a hemp leaf.

Seeing as the leaf has chlorophyll, that means all hemp products (broad spectrum or not) must deal with this compound. If your product is not broad spectrum and has an overwhelming taste of the earth, then there’s a good chance there’s chlorophyll in there.  

The purpose of mesophyll cells on the leaf’s interior is to feed the chlorophyll inside. As the sun beats down, chlorophyll draws that energy into the plant. From there, the sunlight is broken down into nutrients, and these minerals are dispersed to the areas that require vitamin-enrichment. Fun fact, thanks to chlorophyll, plants release oxygen back into the air for us to consume!

The amount of chlorophyll in a plant can be determined just by looking at it. If your plant is bursting with green like a leprechaun on Saint Patrick’s Day, that bad-boy is powered by chlorophyll.  With that being said, chlorophyll alters the color of everything it touches. Note, chlorophyll would make a pungent dye for deep olive green fans out there!

Why Remove Chlorophyll from CBD Products?

There are health benefits to chlorophyll. These pigmentation cells have shown promise in repairing DNA cell damage. Studies also conclude chlorophyll exhibits anti-inflammatory capabilities. Due to these realizations, chlorophyll supplements are available in the health food market.

Again, why would CBD products opt to remove chlorophyll? Quite simply, it tastes pretty bad. Just as pungent of an olive green dye this compound would make, it makes for an even harsher flavor. No matter what you pair chlorophyll with, the scent of the earth will overpower the other components. This would not make for a pleasurable CBD experience!

How to Remove Chlorophyll and Wax from CBD Products

See, it’s nothing personal with chlorophyll and wax. They just don’t work for a good portion of the products that we (and many other CBD companies) carry. With that being said, we would like to explain how these plant materials are separated from the goodies we do preach about — phytocannabinoids!

To get phytocannabinoids is not an easy task. CBD products are formulated in sterile laboratories using expensive equipment and high-grade technology. In order to get plant material off a plant, you need to control the environment is in. That way, when you get the cannabinoids free from the wax and chlorophyll, you don’t lose the molecules into the atmosphere. The process of separating all of these elements is known as extraction.

What is Extraction?

Sorry, ladies and gents, we’re going back to that armpit analogy for just a second! Whenever you apply pressure to something, it changes the composition of the object. Let’s take yourself for instance.

running a mileYou are running a mile. As you take off, you’re dry, breathing normally and smelling fancy fresh. Once the adrenaline pumps in, the game’s on. From there, your heartbeat increases, pushing more blood around. This causes your temperature to rise. Essentially, you’re cooking your fat.

So, what happens? Like an overboiled pot of pasta, you start to sweat. You are no longer that dry, normal-breathed, fancy-fresh runner of a mile ago. Sure, you’ll go back to the same person eventually, but under this stress, you changed your composition. You’re now panting, wet-skinned and not-so-fancy-fresh.

When formulating CBD products, this sort of logic is applied to hemp plants. Producers cause pressure to the plant. In the case of the hemp plant, this reaction results in the trichomes of the plant bursting. When this happens, CBD is released and collected. However, wax and chlorophyll also get caught up in the mixture. Therefore, they need to be separated as well.

There are two ways to extract wax and chlorophyll from hemp. Let’s take a look at the more complicated of the two first, CO2 extraction.  

CO2 Extraction of Wax and Chlorophyll from CBD Products

Instead of making hemp run a mile, CBD companies take a more scientific approach to extraction. Most companies use pressurized carbon dioxide to create stress on hemp. This is a non-toxic way of causing the trichomes to burst.

Pressurized carbon dioxide is kept at subfreezing temperatures. It automatically freezes anything it comes into contact with, such as the hemp plant (and its molecules).

Inside the controlled environment, the temperature slowly rises. By bringing up the temperature, frozen solid molecules start to become excited. This will allow the less-dense CBD, cannabinoids, wax and chlorophyll to bind to the heavy carbon molecules of the pressurized CO2. Eventually, the carbon is filtered out. In its wake is a bunch of hemp elements. From there, the plant material is sorted out carefully. 

Ethanol Extraction of Chlorophyll and Cannabis

This is a much easier and faster way to strip unwanted components from your hemp products. The harsh vapors of the alcohol will cause the hemp trichomes to burst.

As this happens, phytochemicals get trapped in the environment they are in. From there, the ethanol is filtered out of the product. With that being said, it is possible for remnants of the ethanol to linger. That is why we are dedicated to using only food-grade ethanol.

Please be aware of companies who use butane. This is a substance that is considered toxic. Also, check the label to make sure hexane wasn’t used. Hexane is a synthetic solvent. Therefore, it may alter the overall potency of your CBD products.

At Joy Organics, we make sure that plant matters like wax and chlorophyll are removed. We also isolate the THC so this cannabinoid doesn’t make it into our formula. In fact, lab test have found no detectable levels of THC in our products. In the end, you have broad spectrum hemp oil chock full of phytocannabinoids without the flavor of chlorophyll, the consistency of plant wax, or psychoactive elements of THC.

Still have questions about wax and chlorophyll being removed from CBD products? Please contact us today – our customer service team is ready to answer them!

How Does CBD Water Stack Up

Edibles. CBD tinctures. Vape pens. There are so many CBD products out there, it can be overwhelming for those new to this area in wellness. If only consuming CBD products were as easy as drinking water! Well, now it literally is. CBD water is a thing, and it’s actually a pretty neat idea. But how does CBD water stack up?

Like a carafe of water infused with oranges waiting for you in a fancy hotel lobby, H20 can be infused with CBD too. Derived from water-soluble cannabinoids, CBD water has a high bioavailability rate. Those who formulate this water actually employ a process that we do here at Joy Organics as well. Let’s learn a bit more about CBD water to see if this is the right choice for your cannabis-related needs.

So…What Is CBD Water?

I know, you must be scratching your head. Why would someone buy CBD water when they can just put a drop of CBD oil into their tap water? That’s because it doesn’t work that way. You remember the old saying about these two? Oil and water don’t mix!

Instead, CBD water is often formulated through a CBD isolate. To create a CBD isolate, oils need to be extracted from the hemp plant. CBD water companies use pressurized carbon dioxide to create stress on the cannabis. As the hairs on the hemp plant break open, it releases therapeutic CBD oil.

When the CBD oil secretes into the cold atmosphere, it comes into contact with the pressurized carbon dioxide. This is much like why you can’t touch dry ice or stick your tongue to a frozen flag pole — instant contact with the sub frozen carbon dioxide immediately freezes up the CBD particles.

To capture the oil, the temperature in the environment is slowly raised. This causes the sub frozen carbon dioxide particles to slightly liquify. As the CBD particles are leaked into the liquid-yet-frozen CO2, the cannabinoids bind to the carbon. This image is important to remember when discussing how CBD water is made and the bioavailability of CBD water.

Eventually, the carbon is stripped from the cannabinoids. With over 60 phytocannabinoids, CBD is isolated from the rest. This creates CBD isolate. CBD isolate is used to create CBD water.

How Is This Water Made?

CBD water is made using a technology that we actually implement here at Joy Organics. The beads of CBD that are infused into CBD water are nano-sized. CBD particles in some CBD waters are as little as 1 millionth of their normal size!

When you drop CBD particles as tiny as that into the water, envision what happens. Anything with density will plop down into the water and then start to float back up. However, these particles are so small, they get tangled up in between particles. Sound familiar?

Just like in the extraction process, particles in CBD water kind of act as a cocoon for the cannabinoids.

At Joy Organics, we formulate some of our products using microemulsion technology. That is how we pack the phytocannabinoids into our broad spectrum, water soluble CBD softgels and make an energy mix that dissolves into water.

Why Drink CBD Water?

The biggest issue with supplementation is how our body absorbs the nutrients. One Reader’s Digest article found that 46% of multivitamins don’t do what they promise. That’s because the consumer can’t just pop a pill and hope for the best. You need other agents that will help your body make the most of what your supplements are trying to offer you.

Knowing that the customer base isn’t going to change many of its lifestyle habits, it’s a business’s responsibility to evolve its practice to suit its clients’ needs. That is why homeopathic companies create blends that accentuate the bioavailability of all the other active ingredients. For instance, at Joy Organics we have a CBD Curcumin blend.

Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory. Yet, it is almost impossible for our body to absorb on its own. That’s why it’s the perfect complement to CBD — research suggests that CBD is part of the entourage effect. This is when compounds boost the benefits of other phytochemicals they come into contact with.

In addition, there are also medium-chain triglycerides in the formula. Fats help us absorb nutrients better because it saves them from harsh stomach acids. The fat takes the fall and the nutrients get released into the bloodstream.

See all the thought and effort that goes into making a CBD Curcumin Softgel? CBD water also takes that sort of care. 

As you ingest CBD water, the cannabinoids are ripe for the bloodstream. It offers them a clear path to receptors on the way down to the gut lining. Being so small gives CBD water molecules free rein to receptors in areas of the brain as well as the spinal column. Due to such wide-open access, CBD water has a high bioavailability rate.

What Does This Water Taste Like?

cbd infused waterCBD water tastes like…water. Some say it has a bit of a nutty aftertaste. However, it’s made out of the key to life — water. So, you can make it taste however you’d like. Infuse it with some fruits. Add some CBD energy mix for an extra kick. Drop in some flavored CBD tincture.

Right now, the CBD water is niche is still in its infant stages. As it continues to grow, we’re sure companies will find natural (and synthetic) ways to flavor their products. Just be sure to read the label to get the highest-quality CBD products.

What Are Brands of CBD Water?

In such an unknown market like CBD water, it’s best to start with brands that have been around for a while. Here are some of the most reputable CBD water brands.

Canna Nano

It’s important to make sure the water you consume isn’t coming straight from a tap. Water treated with fluoride and other chemicals may degrade the overall quality of CBD. That’s not saying these chemicals are bad for you. It just harkens back to the old days of science class. Any time a chemical comes into contact with another chemical, it causes a reaction. This reaction always creates a new compound. In this case, it may alter the positive benefits of CBD.

That is why Canna Nano is a great CBD water. They purify their water by imitating the water cycle. That’s right, the water is captured during a process of:

  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation

All of this is done by using a three-point filtration system. Prior to bottling, the CBD water is ozonated for 99.9% organic and locally sourced CBD water.

CBD Living Water

Over 70,000 people suffer from overly acidic guts. This is a big reason why the world isn’t getting the most out of their supplements. The nutrients we are consuming don’t stand a chance. In order to fight acid, you need acid. No, not that kind. We’re talking water with a pH level of 7.4.

CBD Living Water formulates pH-balanced water that will help even out the rocky gut you have going on. As a result, you will absorb the CBD more effectively.

CBD Naturals

Following on the heels of La Croix and Bubly, CBD Naturals offers their own unique take on the sparkling craze. They carry regular CBD Natural water in both regular and sparkling.

CBD Naturals captures their water from the Great Salt Lake. Their product boasts 72 unique minerals that will serve as electrolytes for athletes…and those fighting a hangover.

If you want to up the effervescence ante, CBD Naturals offers another unique line of beverages known as Hemp Rain. These tantalizing flavors are all made with non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan ingredients.

Hemp Rain flavors include:

As you’ll notice, the prices are a lot lower for CBD Naturals, making it a great brand for beginners to dip their toes in. 

As with any new CBD product, make sure to review or request lab reports before purchasing.

Is CBD Water the Most Effective Way to Take CBD?

CBD water is a great innovation. It has a high level of bioavailability. The fact that no solid materials are involved may make CBD water more effective than CBD edibles.

CBD water may be more effective than some CBD softgels. However, Joy Organics implements the same microemulsion technology that’s found in CBD water. Therefore, Joy Organics CBD Softgels are up to two times more bioavailable than regular softgels or oil-based products. This makes Joy Organics softgels one of the most potent CBD products out there.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to preferences. CBD water is an easy way to consume CBD. With that being said, it can be the most expensive. Unless you’re Daddy Warbucks, CBD water can’t be your number one source of water intake. But hey, if a bottle or two won’t break the bank, then CBD water is a solid way to go!

Do Plants Other Than Cannabis Contain Cannabinoids

Do plants other than cannabis contain cannabinoids? When it comes to cannabinoids, it’s typically cannabis that gets all the attention. Both hemp and marijuana are packed full of cannabinoids (the healing compounds in cannabis), the most famous being THC and CBD.

Were you aware, however, that there are actually several other species of plants that also contain cannabinoids of their own?

Cannabinoids found in plants are known as phytocannabinoids and work in harmony with the body’s endocannabinoid system to provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits. There are quite a few plants that contain cannabinoid compounds, as well as plants that mimic the effects of cannabinoids, known as cannabimimetic compounds.

These cannabinoid and cannabimimetic containing plants are found abundantly in nature, some of which you’re likely already familiar with. What are these plants that contain cannabinoids and cannabinoid-like compounds? Read on to discover plants other than hemp you might’ve never imagined contain cannabinoids.

9 Plants Other Than Cannabis That Contain Cannabinoids

1. Coneflower (Echinacea)

Ever taken Echinacea during cold or flu season? Echinacea is one of the most widely-used medicinal plants that exists and is commonly used to help with symptoms of the common cold and fatigue.

Echinacea is so effective because it contains cannabimimetics that interact with the endocannabinoid system. Echinacea stimulates the CB2 receptors that help to regulate immune function and fight inflammation.

2. Cacao (Theobroma cacao)

Cacao is a well-known superfood, and Theobroma cacao literally translates into “food of the gods.” We all know that chocolate makes us feel better, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? For one, cacao contains several “feel good” chemicals.

Aside from phenylethylamine, tryptophan and theobromine, cacao contains anandamide, also known as the “bliss molecule.” Anandamide is an endocannabinoid and neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to THC receptors and creates a sense of euphoria. In fact, cannabis and cacao are two of three plants that contain particular compounds that connect to particular brain receptors like a “lock and key.” While chocolate doesn’t contain any psychoactive effects and certainly won’t make you “high” like marijuana, it does offer a sense of wellbeing and euphoria and has a beneficial effect on the body and brain.

3. Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum is a daisy native to South Africa that contains a very similar chemical compound to the cannabinoid CBG (cannabigerol). While CBG does not contain any psychoactive effects, it is the “parent” cannabinoid to both THC and CBD. Studies have shown that CBG is effective in decreasing inflammation, contains neuroprotective properties and contains antidepressant effects.

4. Electric Daisy (Acmella oleracea)

The electric daisy is native to the Amazon and is revered for its ability to fight tooth pain. Clinical trials have shown that a gel made from the electric daisy blocks nerve endings, offering natural relief for toothaches. This is all possible because the electric daisy contains cannabimimetics known as N-isobutylamides that stimulate CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

5. Liverwort (Radula marginata)

liverwortLiverwort is a plant native to New Zealand and has been used to alleviate symptoms associated with bronchitis, as well as liver, gallbladder and bladder issues. How exactly does it work?

Liverwort contains perrottentinenic acid, a cannabimimetric that works very similar to THC by interacting with the CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Unlike THC, however, liverwort doesn’t contain psychoactive properties and won’t get you high.

6. Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Here’s something you might not know about black pepper — it has a lot in common with cannabis. Strange, but true. It not only interacts with CB2 receptors but also contains high levels of the terpene beta-caryophyllene, which is famous in the cannabis world for giving certain marijuana strains their distinct peppery aroma.

Black pepper also works with the endocannabinoid system due to the presence of the alkaloid guanosine, which has shown to potently inhibit the cellular reuptake of anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, thusly increasing the activity of these two endocannabinoids. Black pepper has shown to be effective as an anti-inflammatory that can help alleviate pain associated with arthritis and osteoporosis.

 7. Kava (Piper methysticum)

Kava, native to the Pacific Islands, has been used for thousands of years and is still consumed before the beginning of important religious or ritualistic ceremonies. In the West, kava has become popular for its anti-anxiety and relaxing effects. If you’ve consumed kava, you may have noticed that it contains effects that are similar to cannabis.

This is due to the presence of compounds within the plant known as kavalactones. Yangonin, one of these kavalactones present in kava, has shown to directly interact with the CB1 receptor. Kavalactones also bind to areas of the brain associated with substance abuse, addiction and cravings, and people living in the Pacific Islands where kava is native have used it for years as a treatment for addiction.

8. Black Truffles (Tuber melanosporum)

Black truffles, which have existed for 156 million years, are similar to cacao and cannabis in that they create anandamide. As mentioned when talking about cacao, when consumed, they release anandamide into the body where it then binds with the CB1 receptor, which can help alleviate pain and increase feelings of wellbeing.

9. Chinese Rhododendron (Rhododendron simiarum)

Rhododendron essential oils have been used as an integral part of Chinese medicine for years. Research shows rhododendron to be effective in eradicating everything from staph infections to cancer cells.

A 2011 study found rhododendron contains cannabinoid-like compounds known as anthopogocyclolic acid and anothopopochromenic acid, as well as five related compounds that are known as synthetic analogues of cannabinoids CBC, CBL and CBT and act very similar to these compounds found in cannabis.

Cannabis: One of Many Plants that Contain Cannabinoids

As you can see, cannabinoids aren’t just found in cannabis. Nature works some mysterious wonders, and the natural healing properties of cannabinoids are found abundantly in the natural world.

Not only do other plants contain cannabinoids, some contain cannabinoid-like compounds that mimic the effects of cannabinoids like CBD. Most are referred to as “superfoods” and as cannabinoid research moves forward, we’re likely to see many more of these cannabinoid-containing plants to come.

Do you have further questions about plants other than cannabis that might contain cannabinoids? Connect with us!

CBD Oil Tincture Dropper

There’s a reason the CBD market has exploded over the past few years. If you haven’t already heard, cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, contains a myriad of benefits that many people say have significantly enhanced their lives. So, should you make CBD oil a part of your daily routine?

Here’s Why You Want Your Daily Routine to Include CBD Oil

CBD is known to induce homeostasis, or overall increased balance of body and mind. This is all because of the way CBD interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.

When you follow a regular consistent schedule of taking CBD, it makes the most of the natural balancing properties it contains. How exactly does this work?

Maintaining a Healthy Endocannabinoid System

When CBD is absorbed by the body, it interacts with and influences the cannabinoid receptors that are a part of the endocannabinoid system. These cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body and are responsible for the balance of several different functions including pain perception, immune response, mood, sleep and appetite. Research suggests that a balanced endocannabinoid system can be helpful for improved overall wellness.

If you’re looking to bring back some balance back to your life, making CBD oil a part of your everyday routine could help tremendously.

A Daily, Consistent CBD Schedule Can Bring Consistent Results

While there are some people that report they feel the positive effects the first time they take CBD, not everyone experiences effects right away.

Like other cannabinoids, CBD builds up in the body over time. It’s a lot like taking other daily supplements. The effects of a quality multi-vitamin, for example, won’t necessarily be felt the first time it’s taken. When taken daily over time, you begin to notice a difference in the way you feel.

When you’re consistent with taking CBD every day, it helps the body to maintain a continuous amount of CBD in the system, which will help promote a healthy endocannabinoid system, which can bring overall balance to body and mind.

Remember, how much CBD oil you take as part of your regular routine will depend on exactly what you’re taking it for, as well as your individual body size. Some people find that taking CBD once a day is all they need to meet their needs, while others might take CBD several times throughout the day.

When it comes down to it, maintaining a consistent level of CBD in the system could help increase the effectiveness of this beneficial cannabinoid more so than taking it when you think you “need” it.

Ready to make CBD oil a part of your everyday routine? Here’s how to get started:

How to Make CBD Oil a Part of Your Everyday Routine

There are countless CBD products available that make using CBD in your daily routine easy. Whether you’re interested in a CBD topical to recover after a workout or you want to take a tincture to help promote a balanced mood, taking CBD on the daily has never been so easy. Check out the following ways you can make CBD a part of your regular wellness routine.

CBD Tinctures

CBD oil tinctures are, by far, one of the most popular ways to take CBD. Tinctures go to work quickly.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to get your daily serving of CBD is through a CBD oil tincture. You can easily take it every morning and use it throughout the day in the moments you feel you might need it most.

CBD Topicals

CBD Oil a Part of Your Daily RoutineCBD topicals are another way you can make CBD oil a part of your everyday routine. Topicals are an excellent choice if you want your CBD to target a specific area of the body. For example, you can use a salve to rub on your knees or back after a workout, or use a specially formulated CBD cream to promote healthy skin for your face.

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules make taking CBD as a part of your everyday routine as familiar as taking a regular supplement. While it takes longer to feel the effects of CBD capsules, the effects are known to last longer than when taking a CBD oil tincture.

All you need to do is take the desired milligram amount each day like a normal supplement (such as a multi-vitamin or vitamin C). CBD capsules are also a great way to get a precisely measured serving size of CBD each and every time they’re taken.

CBD Vape Pens

Some people who take CBD are interested in ultra-rapid results. If this sounds like you, a CBD vape pen is the quickest way to get your desired daily amount of this beneficial cannabinoid. Anyone looking for the highest bioavailability and quickest onset time should consider a CBD vape pen.

CBD as part of your everyday routine could make a significant effect on the way you feel. Quick, fast and super effective are the best ways to describe what it’s like to use a CBD vape pen. Take it with you wherever you go for a quick and discreet way to get in your daily serving of CBD whenever you need it most.

We Do It, Too

At Joy Organics, we’re (obviously) wild about the benefits of CBD. Our family-owned and -operated business was founded after our family found CBD worked wonders for our health and wellness. Because of the powerful impact it had on our lives, we wanted to create a product that would work for others as well as it did for us.

Do we take CBD oil as a part of our everyday routine?

Absolutely.

Everyone consumes CBD for different reasons. And while we might not take CBD daily for the same reasons you do, we’ve found that taking CBD on a consistent, daily schedule has worked best for our own personal needs.

Taking CBD oil as part of your everyday routine is easy, effective and has the potential to make a serious difference in the way you feel.

Have questions about using CBD every day? Please feel free to contact us anytime. We’re always here to help.

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