There are many types of CBD products out there - from oils to edibles, vapes to buds. But have you heard about CBD herbal mixes?
CBD herbal mixes are worth a try for many reasons, not least the fact that they make a great tobacco substitute. But before we get into the benefits of CBD herbal mixes, let’s take a look at what they actually are and how to use them.
What is CBD herbal mix?
CBD herbal mix consists of a proprietary blend of ground up dried herbs, pure CBD, and added terpenes - these are the aromatic compounds that allow plants such as cannabis to smell so distinctively. They come in a variety of terpene profiles mimicking well known cannabis strains such as the classic OG Kush, the famous Girl Scout Cookies, and the flavoursome Zkittlez. Each comes in stylish but discreet pouches containing 3.5g.
3 ways to use CBD herbal mix
Smoking - These mixes are perfectly suited to smoking, whether it’s rolled in a joint or smoked in a pipe. As you probably well know, however, smoking can cause some harm to your lungs.
Vaping - You can also vape CBD herbal mixes in a dry herb vape. This is probably the most efficient and effective method of consuming herbal mixes.
Brewing - CBD herbal mixes also can make a lovely cup of calming tea. Just fill a tea strainer with the mix and steep in water for a while. Add milk or a fat of some sort to increase CBD absorption.
Benefits of CBD herbal mix
1. Ideal tobacco replacement
One of the best things about CBD herbal mixes is how they can be used as a replacement for tobacco.
You see, as well as those who smoke cigarettes, many people in Europe smoke their cannabis mixed with tobacco. However, we all know about the harms that tobacco can cause. Which is why more and more tobacco smokers are looking for healthier options.
And that’s where CBD herbal mixes come in. Not only do these mixes burn slowly and smoothly, they come in a variety of nose-catching flavours thanks to the addition of added natural terpenes.
The added CBD isolate also adds to the experience, providing calming, anxiety-busting effects that will help you over any nicotine withdrawals you may get.
As previously mentioned, you can also vaporise CBD herbal mixes in a dry herb vaporiser for a healthier alternative to smoking. Vaping has been growing in popularity over the last few years and there are some excellent devices on the market.
2. Potent CBD effects
With 14% CBD, these herbal mixes are pretty potent. Most describe the effects along the lines of calming, relaxing, even a bit spacey.
CBD has been found to be a strong anti-inflammatory, while also having neuroprotective and anti-anxiety effects. Many people also use CBD to help them get through a stressful day, to reduce chronic pain and to sleep better.
By adding terpenes and trace amounts of some lesser-known cannabinoids alongside the CBD, you get what is known as the ‘entourage effect’. This is basically a synergistic effect that is more powerful than if the compounds were administered on their own.
The entourage effect may also be enhanced by the variety of herbs used in the blend, although this is speculation at this point.
3. No THC
When it comes to CBD products, many people have concerns about low levels of THC being present. However, when it comes to CBD herbal mixes, you don’t have to worry about that.
That’s because these blends are made with nothing but herbs, pure CBD and natural terpenes. Since there’s no chance of any THC being present, those sensitive to THC and those who may face drug testing need not worry.
4. Amazing flavours
Thanks to the use of naturally-sourced terpenes, CBD herbal mixes are available in a wide range of well-known weed-inspired flavours.
They are: Blue Dream, OG Kush, Zkittlez, Girl Scout Cookies, Grandaddy Purple and Pineapple Express.
Each one has its own distinctive aroma that is based on the cannabis strain they’ve been named after. For example, Pineapple Express has a sweet, tropical, cedar and citrus fragrance while Blue Dream has sweet, berry and earthy notes.
However, these scrumptious terpenes profiles aren’t just for the smell they can promote desired effects as well. The terpene myrcene, for example, is known for its calming effects, while pinene is much more energising.
So there you have it. While you may have never heard of CBD herbal mixes before, now you know exactly what they are, how best to use them, as well as four huge benefits of using them.
Not only do they make an ideal tobacco substitute, but you can also smoke or vape them on their own, or even brew them to make a potent CBD tea.
Additionally, with many classic cannabis strain-inspired terpene profiles available, you’re sure to find one that tickles your taste buds just right!
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