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How do you change the taste of CBD?
Have you never used CBD oils and are planning to implement them into your diet? Wondering what they taste like and whether you'll like them? For each of us, the taste of CBD can vary due to our unique taste buds.
What does CBD oil taste like?
Hemp oils generally consist of two ingredients:
- Hemp extract- this is obtained from hemp flowers high in cannabidiol. CBD is an ingredient with therapeutic properties, e.g. analgesic or anti-inflammatory effects. Hemp oil is the carrier for the CBD extract.
- Hemp oil - extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa L.) through a cold-pressing process. It is in this oil that the CBD extract is dissolved.
Hemp oil contains many minerals, vitamins (e.g. vitamin A, D, E, K) and unsaturated fatty acids. Often the taste of oils with cannabidiol is described as grassy, earthy or slightly nutty. It is usually taken orally as a supplement in the daily diet. It is recommended to apply under the tongue and wait 30-90 seconds. By using it this way, the product is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream. What, however, if we do not fully tolerate the taste of CBD? How do you change the taste so that the properties of the oil are not affected? There are some simple methods using natural products like honey or mint. Flavoured oils available on the market can also be a solution. Among others, we can choose from flavours like lemon, mint or even vanilla and chocolate. Such CBD oils still have the full spectrum of precious ingredients, plus we can choose the flavour that suits us.
What does the taste of CBD oils depend on?
The taste of CBD is mainly influenced by the terpenes and flavonoids present in the oils. The former are aromatic oils secreted by the same glands that are responsible for the production of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids in cannabis. There are a number of different terpenes, each with a specific flavour and different medicinal properties. For example, limonene has a citrus taste and terpinolene has a fruity taste. So the change in taste of CBD will depend largely on the composition of terpenes it contains. The most common terpenes found in cannabis are:
- limonene (strong citrus aroma)
- humulene (earthy, musky, slightly spicy aroma; sage or ginger contain this compound)
- pinene (a "pine" aroma found in rosemary, parsley and basil, among others)
- caryophyllene (peppery, spicy aroma)
- myrcene (earthy, musky aroma similar to that of cloves)
In addition to terpenes, flavonoids from the flowers can be found in CBD oils. In cannabis, we will find as many as 20 varieties, which are responsible for the taste and aroma of each cannabis variety. So each oil will have a slightly different taste and aroma depending on the plant species used and the composition of flavonoids, and terpenes. How can we improve the taste of hemp oils? If we cannot tolerate the natural taste of CBD, we can try to change it. There are several ways how to change the taste of CBD:
- Peanut butter- a good way is to eat peanut butter before and after taking the drops. The sweet taste of the nuts in the peanut butter will make the taste of the oil milder.
- Mint- brush your teeth with toothpaste before consuming CBD or use chewing gum. We can also place a Tic Tac drop under the tongue. The minty taste will overwhelm the hemp extract.
- Peppermint extract-we can add a few drops of peppermint to a bottle of CBD oil. The fresh and strong smell of menthol will mask the taste of the hemp extract.
- Honey- using a little honey under the tongue will improve the taste of CBD
How do you use CBD to preserve its natural taste?
If you like the taste and aroma of CBD oils in their natural form, you also need to pay attention to how you take it, as this can affect the taste. First of all, the bottle should be shaken before use to ensure that the ingredients are mixed and have the right consistency. The next step is to place a few drops of CBD under the tongue using a pipette. To ensure that the product is well absorbed, it should be held under the tongue for between 30 and 90 seconds. Great care should also be taken to use the correct dosage. In addition, to ensure that the CBD oil does not lose its taste or properties, it should be stored in a cold and dry place without access to light.