Coffee is a wonderful complex beverage with more than 1,000 aroma compounds. How our body metabolizes coffee is still to be fully understood as many of its interacting mechanisms are yet to be discovered.
The cannabis compound, CBD, which doesn't cause a high, has been shown to reduce anxiety, help you sleep, reduce inflammation, and many more positive health effects.
Dr. Richard Kaufman, Chief Science Officer of NanoSphere Health Sciences and Evolve Formulas, explains how CBD “binds and activates receptors in the brain called ‘cannabinoid receptors 2’ (CB2) and selectively blocks other receptors in the brain – the CB1 receptors. The underlying function of these CB2 receptors is protecting your body against inflammation and tissue injury, which is why it is so beneficial for CBD to activate them.”
This receptor is found in our endocannabinoid system. A system that helps to modulate a whole host of metabolic activities — including blood pressure, cognition, addiction, immunity, appetite, sleep, and glucose metabolism.
CBD & COFFEE:
A recent study published in The Journal of Internal Medicine, looked at what happens when you mix the two magic compounds; Coffee and CBD.
The researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, found that coffee has metabolic interactions similar to those of cannabis, as they surprisingly happen to influence the same regions of the brain.
Namely, the neurotransmitters connected to the endocannabinoid system.
Interestingly, the effect of coffee consumption on the endocannabinoid system was the opposite to cannabis use: endocannabinoid neurotransmitters decreased with the consumption of eight cups per day, but levels are increased by cannabis use.
Much more science is being done in this area and that’s a great thing.
To date the science says that consuming CBD infused coffee like the Medspresso™ Tanzanian Peaberry is a ok! 👌