Perfect Pairing: What to take with CBD to make it more effective

Perfect Pairing: What to take with CBD to make it more effective

For many people, CBD has become a part of their daily routine – perfect for starting off the day, dealing with a stressful work day or setting yourself up for a good night’s rest. However, for all the regular users out there, we’ve got an extra habit to add to your day.

What is β-Caryophyllene?

β-Caryophyllene is a plant compound that contributes to the warm kick of spices such as black pepper and clove. However, it is found in a number of other plants, including hops, oregano, rosemary, cumin, caraway and lavender. This compound has been getting a bit of recognition amongst scientists and they believe it may be able to help enhance CBD’s calming effects on the body.

How does CBD work?

CBD (cannabinoid) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp plants that can have a re-centring and calming effect on the mind and the body. When you take this compound in conjunction with the other plant compounds present in cannabis and hemp plants, they encourage each other’s effects. This is why you should always look out for CBD products that are full or broad spectrum.

The wide-spectrum of cannabis compounds have a greater positive influence on our endocannabinoid system than just isolated CBD alone. When used together, they help our endocannabinoid system to regulate our natural responses such as our stress levels and sleep.

However, outside of CBD and the other cannabis/hemp compounds it isn’t easy to find things that have a similar effect on our endocannabinoid system. Enter β-Caryophyllene.

How does β-Caryophyllene affect CBD?

Recent research argues that when we take β-Caryophyllene, it binds to the same receptors in the endocannabinoid system that are influenced by CBD use. This has caused many neuroscientists to believe that this compound can enhance CBD’s effect on the body. It is this theory that has led to one scientist calling it the first ‘dietary cannabinoid’.

How to get an intake of β-Caryophyllene?

β-Caryophyllene is present in a number of foods which could incorporate into your diet. For example, any dish that contains rosemary, clove, black cumin seeds, black pepper, oregano and basil will contain the compound. Making a conscious effort to season your food with black pepper and meals that contain good amounts of the herbs and spices will help.

You’ll also be delighted to know that a number of our HighKind products already contain high levels of β-Caryophyllene. These include:

Any CBD enthusiast will already know about its wonderful effects on the mind and body. For those that are looking to enhance their CBD, incorporating β-Caryophyllene into your routine can be a great way of getting an even better experience.

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