Does Hemp Milk Contain CBD?
With the quickly growing CBD market, it has become easier to wonder whether all hemp products contain CBD, and if not, which ones do. Well, in this blog we will be going over whether hemp milk contains CBD in order to help you understand a bit more about which products to purchase if you want to try CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. It is produced in the plants along with many other cannabinoids such as CBDa, and other substances such as flavonoids, terpenes, and a plethora of nutrients and fatty acids.
CBD is metabolized by the endocannabinoid system in our bodies and is said to have a number of different applications in our daily lives, such as dietary supplements, cosmetics, and others.
There is a common misconception regarding CBD, which is that is can cause psychoactive effects, (a.k.a. a “high”), but this is not true. CBD cannot produce any psychoactive effects and has not been known to inhibit the senses in any way.
This misconception is mostly due to the effects produced by cannabis plants due to their high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content, which can produce psychoactive effects. But it is important to know that CBD is not the same as THC and that in countries such as the UK, CBD products can only contain 0.2% THC, which is not enough to produce any psychoactive effects. There are also CBD products with 0% THC for those looking to avoid it altogether.
What is Hemp Milk?
Hemp milk is a very popular alternative to cow’s milk. It is plant-based just like almond milk or soy milk and therefore is a great way to get calcium and other nutrients without having to consume cow’s milk.
Hemp milk, like other types of plant-based kinds of milk, is packed with plant protein, healthy fats, and a number of different vitamins and minerals. In fact, hemp milk is theorized to benefit our skin thanks to its nutrients, and could even protect us against heart disease.
Hemp milk is, of course, derived from hemp. The process needed to make hemp milk is incredibly simple, and all that is required for basic hemp milk is a large number of hemp seeds and water. The seeds and water are blended at high speed until smooth and then filtered to obtain silky milk with no seed particles. Of course, sugar or flavourings can be added to make the milk a bit tastier, but it doesn’t need flavouring according to many.
Does Hemp Milk Have CBD In It?
Both CBD and hemp milk are obtained from hemp plants, therefore hemp milk must contain CBD, right? Wrong. In order to obtain any significant amounts of CBD, growers must harvest high-CBD producing hemp plants, and these are not the same as the hemp plants used to make hemp milk.
It is safe to say that hemp milk doesn’t contain any CBD (or any THC for that matter). All it contains are the nutrients found in hemp seeds, such as:
- Omega-3 and Omega-6
- Vitamin B12, A, and D
- Amino acids
But if you’re looking for a good source of CBD, there are many other options for you. Below is a list of popular ways to take CBD which might be perfect for you:
- Water Soluble CBD: This is a very popular way to take CBD because it is practically tasteless, it is easy to mix with any drink of your preference, and it is very versatile in terms of dosages.
- CBD oil: CBD oil is another very popular way to take CBD because it is easy to dose, it is usually diluted in hemp oil or olive oil, and it is a great way to get into taking CBD. Not to mention, it’s portable and easy to take on-the-go.
- CBD edibles: For a fun take on CBD, CBD edibles are always a great way to get into taking CBD, and a great way to switch things up! There are CBD chocolates, gummies, food oils, and more!
We hope this article was helpful, and that you can now have a better understanding of CBD and hemp milk, and that you can now go on to try CBD with other great methods of taking it!