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It seems like CBD (cannabidiol) has, over the past year, become available in every form imaginable. The wellness industry just took the idea and ran with it—and it’s actually made for some great products. We’ve seen everything from CBD skincare to CBD-infused coffee (loved both, btw), with each new launch inspiring the next. Enter: CBD honey. Both honey and CBD add a little sweetness and relaxation to your everyday life, so it's only intuitive to combine the two. And that intuitiveness is why CBD honey seems so popular now.
What Is CBD Honey?
CBD—an abbreviation for cannabidiol if you want to get technical—is a cannabinoid that acts on the endocannabinoid system. If this sounds familiar, it's because THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) works on the same system in your body. Cannabis companies have evolved past the process you or your friends might have used to make THC-infused edibles, and they're using their new findings to make CBD honey. Cannabidiol (either whole plant or isolated) is added to honey, providing you with all of the health and psychological benefits of CBD, without the high of THC.
Why Does Everyone Love It?
CBD is a buzzword lately, but it does have a relaxing effect on most people (if you buy the right formula). It's particularly appealing in honey form because you can customize how much you consume (unlike with supplements and gummies) and add it to your favorite foods and drinks. Making a plate of figs over goat cheese for a party? Use CBD honey to elevate the taste. Combating caffeine jitters? Use CBD honey to mitigate the anxious effects of caffeine. It's even wonderful as an addition to cocktails or over almond butter on toast.
Primarily, though, CBD honey seems to be most often used as an addition to tea. It's only natural—people utilize both honey and CBD in tea all the time. People who drink chai or matcha to wake up often find that CBD honey keeps them from getting jumpy. Similarly, when they grab chamomile to wind down after a long day, they report that CBD helps them slip more easily into a relaxed headspace.
Avoid products that say "cannabis sativa seed oil"—it's not actually CBD.
Where Do I Buy CBD honey?
As with any CBD product, make sure you're getting your CBD honey from a reputable source with a proven history of making CBD products. As a general guideline, avoid anything that doesn't say "CBD" on the label.
How Do I Take It (and How Much Is Too Much?)
Dosages depend on brand you're using, but for most honeys the serving size is one tablespoon (with a suggestion of consuming one serving in the morning and one in the evening). Always start slow and follow the recommendation on the label—and as with any product or supplement you're consuming for the first time, consult your physician with any questions or concerns.
Have questions about CBD? Answer them with our no b.s. guide to understanding CBD—once and for all.