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CBD and Drinks: The good & the not-so-good


Being available as oils, gummies, edibles, topicals, and more, you may already have a preferred CBD product as your go-to favorite when you need it. Although you may be generally satisfied with it, there could be times when you want to use CBD differently than what you’re used to. For instance, if you feel like being a little creative in the kitchen, you may wonder whether CBD can be added to your food or drinks. The simple answer is yes, it can, but you must take note of a few guidelines to ensure that you’ll be maximizing its effects.


Preparing CBD-Infused Drinks: Some Guidelines

The general rule when adding CBD oil to food or drinks is to add it when you’re in the last steps of the recipe. This is especially necessary when you’re adding it to something hot, as heat can reduce CBD’s potency.

Increasing CBD’s Absorption Rate

It’s worth noting that CBD is hydrophobic, meaning it behaves chemically like oil. As such, it doesn’t mix well with water. Additionally, adding CBD to a drink can reduce its bioavailability. This means that you won’t feel its effects as quickly compared to when you consume it sublingually. A workaround for this is pairing CBD with fatty acids. For instance, if you plan to drink coffee, you can add CBD to coconut oil or organic butter to improve cannabinoid absorption. If you’re adding milk to your coffee, that would also work since milk has fats.

The Effects Of Adding CBD To Different Beverages

Although consuming CBD-infused beverages is a great way to get your daily dose of CBD, it’s recommended to learn how CBD interacts with various types of drinks. Below are the most common beverages that people add CBD to:

  1. CBD + Tea

    If you’re looking for a way to manage your stress levels after a busy day, adding CBD to tea is highly recommended. Both tea and CBD contain powerful antioxidants. As a result, this combination improves your digestion, but it also boosts heart health and skin health. It also helps reduce your anxiety, which is great when you want to relax.

  2. CBD + Coffee

    Many people drink coffee in the morning to help them feel alert during the day. However, the problem with caffeine is that it can lead to jitters, especially if you consume more than you can handle. Fortunately, the cannabinoids in CBD have been proven to be the perfect way to counter the jitters of caffeine. Keep in mind, however, that heat can reduce the effectiveness of these cannabinoids. Hence, make sure that you add CBD to your coffee after it’s brewed.

  3. CBD + Alcohol

    This combination is a little more interesting since both substances can help the user feel relaxed, albeit in different ways. Studies suggest that adding CBD to alcohol can lower blood alcohol levels, but perhaps, what’s more, important is that it can amplify the effects of both. See more about this in our CBD + Cocktails article.

  4. CBD + Smoothie

    For those who have already been consuming smoothies for breakfast, adding CBD to them can make its health benefits more powerful. With various fruits and vegetables in the mix, there’s a reason why smoothies are called superfoods in the first place.

To sum it all up

Adding CBD to just about any drink can open up a new experience for you – both in consumption of CBD and its effects. Make sure to blend your smoothie for around 15 seconds to ensure that the CBD is well-integrated. CBD consumption doesn’t have to be monotonous. Sometimes, you can spice things up a bit by putting some CBD into your favorite drinks. However, before you do so, make sure that you follow the CBD infusion guidelines suggested above to derive the maximum benefits from its usage.

Bobby Rapscallion’s CBD Products

At Bobby Rapscallion, honesty and integrity are values put into everything. Our hemp is farmed on American soil using organic practices. Our extracts are meticulously tested by our team and a third-party lab to ensure the highest quality standards. Since we stand firmly behind the profound effects of the entourage effect, you won’t find CBD isolate products in our catalog—but we understand that full-spectrum products aren’t ideal for everyone, which is why most of our products are also available in a THC-free broad-spectrum option.

Our high-potency oils start at a Potency Level 1 for those that are wanting to ease into CBD but need a higher dose. Keeping to this focus, we’ll be releasing Potency Levels 2 & 3 in the future. This is to make sure that all of our customers have the option to get high-quality CBD at a potency level that works best for them.


Our CBD Oil

CBD oils are a product staple for a CBD brand. We’ve carefully crafted our CBD oils to keep our high-quality hemp crops the star of the show. CBD oil also provides a wide range of versatility as you can take them sublingual (under the tongue) for fast-acting effects, or mix our flavored options into your favorite foods and drinks for wellness with a unique twist. CBD oils are a favorite for beginners and experts alike for their versatility and because you can customize your doses drop by drop.


our CBD Gummies

For another way to enjoy the benefits of the whole plant, our CBD gummies might be a better solution for you. Allowing the edible to ease into your system.

We create selectively-crafted gummies at a cGMP facility and make them fresh to order. These also come in assorted flavors to mask the hempy taste and potencies start at 45MG per gummy.

Always remember that the ingestion process is different between oils and edibles like gummies. So we provide products that allow you to decide what works best for you and how you want to experience CBD.

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