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Will CBD Tea Make You High?

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You might be one of those people who prefer tea to other beverages and are considering the combination of tea and CBD to get you ready to start your day. If that’s the case, you might be considering: will CBD tea make you high? Well, stick around, and let’s discuss what effects CBD tea might have on you. 

Will CBD Tea Make You High?

CBD tea will not make you high. Even though the CBD in CBD tea comes from the cannabis plant as marijuana or THC, it doesn't have the same ability to make you high or feel euphoria. On the contrary, CBD tea will actually make you feel relaxed or less anxious.

Cup of tea beside a CBD oil dropper

CBD tea interacts with the Endocannabinoid system providing calming and relaxing effects in relation to the immune response, anxiety, and stress. CBD tea as well as our CBD infused Kona Blend Coffee help prolong the availability of the endocannabinoids produced by the body. Although it’s quite new in the market, CBD tea help have significant benefits such as:

  • Reducing medication costs
  • Reducing reliance on drugs that cause harmful or unpleasant side effects
  • Preventing Insomnia
  • Reducing anxiety and stress

Health Benefits of Taking CBD Tea

Even though CBD tea does not make you high it does have the ability to subdue some pains caused by some diseases, infections, inflammations, and treatments. CBD tea induces significant alterations in brain activity, connectivity patterns during resting, and performance of cognitive tasks.

Treating Brain Disorders

CBD tea lessens the intensity of the brain waves hence is used as a treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. CBD tea consumption may also help prevent and treat neurological damage leading to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

CBD infused tea may help in treating certain complex seizures in infants aged 12 months and above by altering the brain's electrical activity thus preventing the seizures from happening. It may also help in treating schizophrenia, which is a lifelong condition, by reducing the severity of the chronic brain disorder.

CBD tea helps in the treatment of psychosis, which is a symptom and not an illness. Psychosis causes you to lose touch with reality; similar to schizophrenia. When CBD tea alters the brain's activity it helps minimize how often the episodes happen.

Woman holding a cup of tea

Relieving Pain

CBD tea is a pain reliever and can be used to ease the pain caused by several treatments such as chemotherapy. CBD tea can make side effects such as chronic pain, and rheumatoid arthritis pain caused by inflammation of the affected parts of the body, more bearable. 

Another example, if having a cup of ginger tea naturally decreases inflammation so a CBD and tea infusion may also help to alleviate pain in Crohn's disease, which involves inflammation in a part of the digestive tract.

Treating Heart Diseases

CBD infused with green tea boosts health benefits ranging from lowering the risk of heart disease to improving brain function. It may help with conditions like hypoxic-ischemic brain injury which is a well-known consequence of cardiac arrest and cardiovascular diseases.

Precautionary Measures to Consider When Taking CBD Tea

You should consult your doctor when you want to opt out of medication and switch to CBD tea consumption instead. You should also discuss with your physician the proper dosage of CBD tea you should take when treating pains, inflammations, complications, and diseases.

Since enough research has not been done on the effects of CBD tea in pregnant or lactating mothers it is advisable to avoid taking CBD tea while pregnant or when breastfeeding your baby.

Another factor that people should put into consideration before using CBD in tea is body weight. People who weigh less should take smaller doses compared to people who weigh more. You should consult your physician to know what amount your body weight can be able to handle.

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Side Effects of Having Wrong Doses of CBD in Your Tea

Adding the wrong dose of CBD oil to your tea can have dangerous side effects. It’s always best to consult with a doctor with expertise on using CBD products so you can use the right dosage and avoid these side effects. These side effects include but are not limited to :

  • Gastrointestinal distress includes diarrhea and decreased appetite.
  • Drowsiness and sleepiness that can lead to tragic accidents (especially if you’re driving).
  • Slowed reflexes are a result of slow brain activity which can be disastrous when handling machinery.
  • Changes in mood manifest as agitation and irritability.
  • Intoxication when CBD is taken alongside alcohol. 

Related Questions

How Much CBD Tea Should You Drink?

Even if it won’t make you high, CBD tea should be consumed in moderation, like everything. You should drink from two to three cups of CBD tea a day to enjoy its benefits throughout the entire day.

Is CBD a Drug?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, which you may know as simply cannabis or hemp. There’s only one specific form of CBD, Epidiolex, that has been approved as a drug by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. for seizure.

Conclusion

Even though CBD tea does not get you high it sure does have a lot of effects, some good and some that can be dangerous. If you have any underlying conditions that have been discussed above you may try out CBD tea after consulting with your doctor and see how it works for you.