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What Are the Effects of Combining Beer and CBD?

What Are the Effects of Combining Beer and CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining popularity right now and many wellness and health aficionados agree. With a myriad of products to choose from, such as CBD-added protein powders, bath essentials, body creams, oils, lip balm, and many more, it’s no wonder that it is one of the most sought-after items at herbal and supplement shops. Beyond that, breweries and beverage producers also began infusing their alcoholic drinks with CBD. 

This article will review the idea of combining beer with CBD. What are the effects of this combination and is it a good mix? While beer with CBD is indeed popular, there are still those who question this match made in heaven. 

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol is a natural compound that can be found in the Cannabis sativa herb and can also be called hemp or marijuana. Based on numerous studies, there are more than 80 known compounds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant  two of the most well-known being cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN). CBD is extracted from hemp, but it only carries minimal amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is marijuana’s active main component.

CBD doesn’t contain psychoactive agents because of low levels of THC, unlike cannabis, which has large amounts of the latter. Psychoactive agents refer to the high, which is often linked with marijuana use.

To obtain, CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and combined with palm, coconut, olive, or hemp seed oil which all serve as a “carrier.’ This can now be used for a multitude of forms such as food supplements, sprays, shots and capsules.

The promising benefits of Beer and CBD 
Research indicates that there are several health benefits of CBD. There are also some specific benefits to men of CBD. CBD helps with anxiety, which can in turn boost skin health. CBD has also been known to provide pain relief. When CBD is combined with beer, there are a few amazing health benefits:

Effects of Beer and CBD may intensify each other
Alcohol is one of the best drinks known to lessen one’s inhibitions, and some may find that they are more relaxed when drinking beer. Similarly, CBD can also affect you the same way beer can. Numerous studies state that CDB can help in calming your nerves and may even reduce anxiety.

Thus, when beer and CBD are taken together, both of their effects will be intensified, and this can help you relax and make you sleepy. When combined, beer and CBD can also result in mood and behavioral changes.

Some of the most highly recommended oils for sleep insomnia are naturally found in CBD. It can help you achieve the sleep that you’ve been wanting for a long time. 

CBD can counter the negative side effects of alcohol 
Various findings also suggest that CBD can help you calm down, relax, and counteract the effects of a hangover the following morning. Also, several studies state that CBD, combined with Beer can help reduce the contents of alcohol compared to taking the drink alone. 

Other animal lab test results show that beer taken with CBD can reduce oxidative liver stress and the neurodegenerative effects of alcohol. 

CBD can be an alternative therapy for alcoholism treatment
Although more studies are needed to confirm this effect, early research indicates that CBD can help mend alcohol addiction. Lab studies also pointed out that that CBD can aid in the reduction of withdrawal and addiction problems. This is mainly because CBD can lessen the desire to drink alcohol, and help out in countering relapse from the addiction.  

Our take on CBD and Beer combination
While numerous findings are found to be promising, further studies are needed to be done to affirm some of the health benefits of combining CBD and beer. CBD may help lessen some of the side effects of alcohol, but the research is not extensive yet.

The findings also show that the effects of beer and CBD is different with each individual, so finding all the correlations for common results will be challenging. Thus, not as much is known about the effects of moderate or occasional consumption. Because of this, it is highly recommended that beer mixed with CBD be consumed in moderation.

Final thoughts
Should you choose to combine CBD and beer, limit yourself first with moderate amounts to reduce the risk of detrimental side effects. The bottom line here is awareness, as the market for CBD is growing, and that includes CDB-infused alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. With the interest shown by the market, we can be assured that studies on the health benefits of CBD will continue to advance, giving an advantage to the cannabis sativa plant industry.