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Are CBD Nutrition Programs a Thing?

With CBD-infused food having some of the most popular CBD products on the market, it’s only natural for consumers like you to start wondering what its impact is on a balanced diet, a question further fueled by nutrition programs found online that are now beginning to add CBD foods to the mix.

But is CBD really a functional ingredient that adds dietary benefits to a meal plan? The answer is quite simple: there just isn’t enough evidence to arrive at a conclusion. But there is enough evidence to have a clear understanding of what CBD in food can potentially help with.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

What Is CBD?

Potential CBD Health Benefits

What Is CBD-Infused Food?

What Is CBD?

Cannabinoids are the main components of the cannabis plant and the primary reason why cannabis crops are a profitable business. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids identified to date.

However:

CBD is not only found in psychoactive cannabis plants, otherwise known as marijuana. In fact, CBD is predominantly found in the hemp plant, a non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis plant.

Hemp is a federally legal crop as long as it does not carry more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC per unit of dry weight. The same rule applies to CBD and other hemp-derived products made with any spectrum of hemp extract.

CBD products can be found in numerous product categories: CBD oil that can be applied sublingually, CBD topicals that are applied directly onto the skin that covers the affected area, CBD vape products made to provide an alternative with a quicker onset, and CBD edibles are the main CBD product categories on the market today.

CBD in food is becoming a more popular option among new and experienced consumers alike. While CBD food is slower to process because it has to go through the entire digestive process first, it is also an accurate way to consume CBD and one that provides an easier option for people who are not willing to add another habit like pills, oils, and creams to their daily schedules.

That’s why products like the best-selling Mile High Cure CBD-infused Gummies have become so popular. Not only are they delicious gummies you can take any time of day, but they also offer a convenient and accurate option to consume CBD.

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CBD products are made by taking curated and dry hemp flower from industrial hemp crops and submitting it to an extraction process. There are dozens of different extraction methods, some aimed specifically at CBD, but most deliver a full-spectrum extract that contains a balanced combination of cannabinoids, terpenes (components responsible for taste and smell), flavonoids, and other compounds found in hemp.

Full-spectrum CBD extract is usually easier to produce but also preferred by consumers due to the potential benefits offered by combining CBD with other components.

Potential CBD Health Benefits

CBD has been linked to a multitude of potential health benefits. With versions tying it to pain relief, muscular benefits, anxiety suppression, better sleep, and increased immune system performance, it’s only natural that CBD turns a few heads. 

Even people that were first skeptical of anything that had to do with cannabis have now turned around and found CBD to be a great addition to their daily wellness routine.

Nevertheless:

The only FDA-approved use of CBD as a prescription medication that exists today is for certain types of epilepsy. Other benefits of CBD are only considered anecdotal evidence. Even if there are positive clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of CBD, more research is needed to state these benefits conclusively.

There are businesses that are now trying to link CBD to nutritional benefits. In fact, companies like Buddha Hemp make organic and vegan CBD gummies to suit even the pickiest of diets.

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May Relieve Pain

CBD has been linked to chronic pain caused by arthritis, stress, migraines, neuropathic ailments, and other causes. If you wish to learn more about CBD and pain, make sure you check out our piece on How CBD Can Help Manage Pain.

May Have Neuro-Protective Properties

The only FDA-approved prescription medication with CBD on the market is called Epidiolex and it is aimed at treating two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, primarily in children.

Epidiolex is used because the FDA considers CBD a viable alternative treatment to reduce seizures in people diagnosed with these rare forms of epilepsy. This makes sense when you see the evidence linking CBD to a decrease in muscle spasms.

What Is CBD-Infused Food?

CBD nutrition is a new area of product innovation in the cannabis market. There is still very little evidence or information at all as to what potential nutritional benefits CBD may bring to the table. 

CBD Food

So far, most CBD edibles are aimed at providing a functional alternative to delicious snacks like gummies and chocolates, as you might have noticed from our vast selection of CBD edible products.

Other than that:

CBD nutrition is a pretty much unexplored portion of the cannabis market. What is clear is that CBD is not a one size fits all substance. What works for you might not work for the next person in line, and vice versa.

That said:

CBD food can come pre-made like all of the products on our CBD edible collection. But you can also make your own CBD edibles and drinks at home, whether you’re making your own CBD hemp extract or just adding a pre-made edible extract to your recipes.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.