When you reach for a CBD treat, the sugar contents might be the farthest thing from your mind. But is there more than meets the taste buds with sweet cannabinoid concoctions? That’s what we’re here to find out!
In this article, we’re getting granular on:
But first, there’s something we need to get clear on to understand the “why” and “how” behind all of the above: how sugar affects the body and mind.
Research has shown that when you eat sugar, your body releases dopamine and opioids — the same chemicals triggered from drugs like cocaine. This is why it’s so easy to get hooked on sugar, and so hard to cut it out. Some scientists have even argued that sugar should be categorized as an addictive substance.(1)
Sugar also causes inflammation and increases blood pressure. And, it contributes to obesity, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes — among other diseases.
As you can see, there’s good reason to pause on the implications of mixing CBD with sugar, just as it’s worth considering the effects of combining CBD with drugs like alcohol and caffeine.
So, let’s dissolve into the deets on this duo.
Many people use CBD as part of a wellness routine. Considering the health risks associated with sugar, going for sugary CBD products or mixing CBD drops into your soda pop is, for the most part, counterintuitive.
But there is some (potentially) good news for anyone who likes to satisfy his or her sweet tooth.
Based on early research, it appears that CBD’s natural properties could counteract some of the negative ramifications of sugar.
So, the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD might cancel out sugar’s pro-inflammatory properties. This means that CBD could, in theory, negate sugar’s blood pressure boosting properties. And with more research, we’ll know for certain if CBD can help reduce blood sugar levels.
CBD is being considered as a natural diabetes treatment for all of the above reasons, plus its ability to ease nerve pain.(5)
For now, these possible benefits should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, if CBD could cancel out the effects of sugar, could sugar cancel out the effects of CBD?
Simply put, we just don’t know yet. Which begs the question…
Many people feel the best effects from CBD gummies and other sweetened edibles. However, we do know that a low-sugar diet is best for health.
Thankfully, you won’t have any trouble finding low-sugar or sugar-free CBD products. In fact, the entire Pure Craft product line falls into this category.
Of course, you’ll wanna check the ingredients list when you shop elsewhere. But this gives you an idea of just how easy it is to nix or reduce sugar in your CBD routine.
Just to be clear, eating less sugar doesn’t mean you can’t indulge every now and then. So if your favorite CBD products or recipes just so happen to have some sugar in them, there’s no need to quit them entirely just yet.
And when the occasion calls for some sugar, we’ve got some diet hacks for you!
When your bod is handling glucose and fructose like a champ, your CBD can continue to help you level-up your wellness instead of doing damage control on inflammation and other sugar-induced situations.
Here’s how you can help your body process your CBD goodies better.
Looking for some sweet CBD recipes? Head to theCBD Cooking tab here on our blog to inspire your inner confectioner or pastry chef!
A diet high in sugar can disrupt your health, and might even backpedal on some of the health gains you get from your CBD.
Finding sugarless and low-sugar CBD oil products is easy. And with some simple dietary changes, you can ease the consequences of CBD candies and desserts. So feel free to go for that fruity CBD cocktail with a sugar rim and keep whipping up those CBD-infused desserts every now and then.
Ultimately, it’s best to have the same approach with CBD desserts and treats as you do regular desserts and treats: Enjoy them in moderation.
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