CBD Infused Raw Honey-A Healthier Edible Alternative
As consumers become better educated about the positive effects of CBD (Cannabidiol) and other cannabinoids on many aspects of health, they are becoming increasingly interested in the various forms CBD is sold in. Drops or tinctures are by far the most widely available and among the most effective. Tinctures taken under the tongue are partially absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the soft tissue in the mouth, with the remainder processed through digestion at a rate of 40-50% and stays active for approximately 4-7 hours. Only vaping provides better absorption, but is also the the most potentially harmful delivery method. The duration of effect is also much less than tinctures or edible forms. Vaping can deliver 50-80% absorption, but remains active in your system for only 1-2 hours. Edibles like gummies are processed and absorbed almost exclusively via the digestive system. The absorption rate for edibles is estimated to be between 20-30% with a duration similar to tinctures.
CBD infused gummies, chocolates and beverages are often thought of as a more palatable alternative for those patients that don't tolerate oils as well or simply want an alternative way to get their CBD. While these products are fine, they contain processed sugars, pectins, gelatins and syrups that provide neither nutrition or additive health benefits. Wouldn't it be much better if CBD were combined with an edible form that brings its own complimentary health benefits directly from nature?
Raw honey is one incredible answer to this important question. Humans have used raw honey in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Historical evidence suggests that people have been consuming honey for over 8,000 years. This naturally sweet, antioxidant rich substance is brought to us by hard working, dedicated honey bees. The difference between raw honey and regular grocery store honey is in the processing. Raw honey comes directly from honeycombs and sustains no additional processing. Many experts believe that the processing and pasteurization performed to produce regular honey diminish many of its beneficial properties. For example, the heat applied during pasteurization is thought to reduce the concentrations of beneficial compounds in the resulting product.
The naturally occurring flavonoids, phytochemicals and ascorbic acid in honey have powerful antioxidant effects that reduce oxidative stress by reducing the free radicals present in the body. Abundant research shows that eating an antioxidant rich diet can reduce the risk of chronic disease. Studies have also shown that honey has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and neuroprotective properties.
These benefits combined with the health benefits of CBD offer an undeniable alternative to other common CBD edibles. A tablespoon of CBD infused raw honey in your tea, coffee or spread on your toast will provide a tasty, healthy way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.