What do you buy for the gourmand who has everything, including a fussy palate? CBD infused chocolate does more than pleasing the palate. CBD edibles can serve as mood enhancers and stress busters.
What are CBD infused edibles?
The most common question asked about CBD infused chocolate is, will it get me high? CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-addictive substance in cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive agent. Most CBD used in chocolate does not contain the psychoactive substance THC. Many chocolate shops make chocolate infused only with CBD, often including about 10–20 mg of cannabidiol. As always, read the package and know what you're buying.
What are you getting with CBD infused chocolate? While many claims are made, studies have shown CBD increases serotonin levels—the feel-good hormone. Researchers have found CBD reduces anxiety and stress and induces relaxation. Pain relief from CBD-only has not been proven. No serious side effects have been found other than it can make you drowsy.
Healthy CBD edibles
When gifting CBD chocolates, you are giving a healthy, and often sustainably produced food. Cacao is itself a superfood. CBD infused chocolate products have inspired a growing industry of artisanal chocolate makers. Many of them have roots in the hemp industry and a commitment to all-natural lifestyles and diets. Common traits of CBD chocolate are:
- organically grown
- vegan and raw ingredients
- use of Fair Trade chocolate
- no preservatives, fillers or artificial flavors added
Many CBD chocolate treats products include other healthy foods, like goji berries, sea salts, quinoa, almonds, and sesame seeds.
CBD infused chocolate delectables
These CBD infused chocolate delights make good gifts.
Truffles - A special treat when entertaining. For that special occasion, you may want to delight in a higher dose of 20 mg or more of CBD.
A box of chocolates – A fine after-dinner treat in mint or liqueur flavors. Dark chocolate stimulates the digestive system after a meal.
Chocolate bars - If you want a regular fix of CBD, take chocolate bars with you on the go. They are a good snack before a workout or on a work break.
Chocolate fudge - Fudge and brownies have long been a favorite cannabis recipe. Or make your own and add hippy flavors and colors to remind the birthday boy of his psychedelic youthful days.
When buying CBD infused edibles as a gift you will want to be especially careful of the ingredients.