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The A-Z’s On CBD Powder
Table of Content:
- Why CBD?
- The Benefits of CBD Protein Powder
- The Benefits of CBD Isolate Powder
- Endoca Raw’s Vitamins and Minerals Powder
From helping to energise us to waking us up for the morning, a CBD powder can be a great supplement to the diet. Perfect for those who need a little bit of energy before their workout, those looking for a more nutritionally balanced diet or those who simply require a little oomph to their smoothies, look no further. A CBD-enriched powder can provide the perfect complement to a nutritional diet- allowing you to feel that mind-body engagement, promoting more activity and energy and kicking your metabolism into action.
So, the thing about Alphagreen’s selection of CBD powders (infused with protein, hemp, vitamins or CBD isolate)- they are easy to use, adaptable and make any diet way better. So, whether you’re wanting to bulk up, or you’re simply looking for an alternative, easy and adaptable source of wellness, how about trying Alphagreen’s CBD-infused powders out for size?
For those who want the benefits of a concentrated CBD powder, our CBD isolate (by CBD Luxe) is perfect for getting your daily dose of CBD- without any bulky proteins or hemp seed extract. Simply add a spoonful to your drinks or recipes and feel the effects of concentrated CBD. For those looking to bulk up a little, our CBD-infused protein powders do the trick pretty well. And for those of us who want to feel healthier and more restoried in their daily lives, our Vitamins and Minerals powder (specially chosen to boost wellness, concentration and energy for the day) is perfect. Or simply buy all three- and do a mix and match. Get creative!
So, we’ve established our quality and selection. But, let’s delve into the details a little.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, can actually work to increase your energy, promoter concentration, help with sleep hygiene, curb inflammation and even promote a healthier diet. In other words, CBD can enrich your life in more ways than just one. And the benefit of CBD in power form, whether you’re taking it with protein, minerals and vitamins or alone, is that CBD powder is concentrated, lingers in the system for longer and can be adapted to a wide range of recipes. The perfect supplement for foodies, looking to add some extra depth to their diet.
Unlike THC (which is the cannabinoid responsible for causing intoxication because it directly binds to ECS receptors) CBD doesn’t directly act on your endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD can’t bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors- which are the two types of ECS receptors responsible for promoting balance and homeostasis in the body.
The Benefits Of CBD Protein Powder
Not only are our selection of protein powders versatile (we have your favourite flavours, from chocolate to strawberry to vanilla, over here) our selection ranges between broad spectrum powders and CBD isolate, meaning you can utilise the benefits of the ‘entourage effect’ should you choose to go for a broad spectrum powder. This is when the ingredients work, synergistically, to promote the effects of CBD, giving you a more well-rounded and potent product. We recommend it, especially if you’re used to CBD and are looking for a more potent product.
In fact, many of us who like to remain active on a regular basis could benefit from adding a little protein to their breakfast or lunch, smoothies or even as a pre-workout. For the more health conscious members of society, protein powder can be an excellent way to facilitate fat loss and muscle growth. For those who feel that they would like to enrich their nutrition levels, protein powder can be an amazing way to feel fuller and more active after a breakfast-smoothie or oatmeal.
In many cases, those of us who want to keep away from meat-based diets, also tend to miss out on some essential amino acids, typically found in eggs and meat products. Commonly known as it is, many do forget that, while it’s possible to get a lot of protein from beans, nuts, lentils and pulses, only a few can give us all 9 essential amino acids. These can be hard to incorporate into the diet, and they tend to be difficult to adapt for breakfast, rendering them not so versatile. Animal products can supply us with ‘complete proteins’ (also known as foods which contain all the essential amino acids we need to build our muscles).
Therefore, vegans (and vegetarians) who notoriously need to substitute for the protein they miss out on from eschewing animal products in their diet, benefit immensely from vega.
A protein powder is versatile enough to be added to any meal, it’s quick and easy to incorporate and most powders, especially the ones we sell, derive from different sources, all mixed and matched to perfection, to contain all the 9 essential amino acids and provide additional nutritional benefits.
The Benefits of CBD Isolate Powder
Our 99% CBD isolate powder isn’t just beneficial in all the ways that make CBD a wellness supplement- it’s highly concentrated. Which makes it perfect for that additional ‘oomph’ to get you on the road to a balanced, centred lifestyle.
For one, we pride our CBD powders for their adaptability. Simply add a spoonful of CBD isolate to a drink, mix it into your oats or add it to your smoothie bowl- you have yourself a delicious and long-lasting source of elevated mood, concentration and energy.
We love CBD isolate powder because there’s really no fuss to it. If it’s CBD you want, for whatever purpose you want it for, CBD isolate powder does the trick. Perfect for CBD newbies, those who don’t want any terpenes or THC getting in the way of their CBD fix or those who simply love to enrich their food and drink with something solid, CBD isolate powder is the perfect product for you.
Let’s look at some benefits of CBD powder.
CBD can energise, awaken and even help the body to create more muscle mass.
This is because higher levels of anandamide and 2-AG can help strengthen the body in many ways. For one, studies do show that CBD’s presence can actually help to grow more muscle. This is because CBD might have a hand in helping to synthesise mRNA- the compound responsible for producing muscle tissue.
Elevates The Mood
Likewise, higher levels of CBD can also help to keep energy levels high for the day- a perfect compliment to a good diet and creative, colourful recipes. This actually promotes our mood. Since studies show that health equals happiness, there’s been a single minded focus on how diet can curb depression, anxiety and mood disorders. We love this because it really shows how good food can lift our spirits, making us feel good from the inside out.
And, as we’ve stated, CBD can encourage more anandamide in the system. Higher levels of anandamide can lead to more serotonin and dopamine in the system, which can mean more energy and motivation for us. This can make us more resilient during a workout. Anandamide has been linked to activation of our 5-HT receptors, which means that higher concentrations of the endocannabinoid can actually modulate the release of this feel-good neurotransmitter. This leads to happier feelings, more positive energy and even feelings of concentration and motivation.
With studies also telling us that CBD can help to make us more alert, adding CBD-infused powder to our breakfast smoothie/ oats/ other creative recipe might be a fantastic way to focus on being productive.
This is because CBD has been shown to activate specific neurons in the ‘waking’ regions of our brain- in other words, the parts of our brain that tend to light up when we are alert and awake. When activated, these regions of the brain decrease rapid eye movement and induce wakefulness (that’s a scientific term- we didn’t just make it up!).
These regions are specifically known as our hypothalamus and our dorsal raphe nucleus (DRD). These are the regions which buzz into action when the alarm clock starts trilling. According to studies, these neurons become activated because CBD can urge higher levels of c-Fos expression in our hypothalamus and DRD brain regions; this basically means more cell proliferation in these regions, which promote activity and stimuli within the neurons.
All we really need to understand about CBD and its potential to keep us more alert? It can help us stay awake, present and centred during daily activity, keeping us energised without any unpleasant caffeine-related side effects (we’re looking at you, coffee jitters).
So, when this comes to combining CBD powder with the first meal of our day, not only can CBD help to make us healthier, it can also set us up to be more productive and focused on the day ahead. A multitasker, CBD!
Promotes Muscle Health
CBD can also be great for our muscles, making CBD powder great as a pre/post-workout, a way to energise our physical selves or as a breakfast option to set us up for the day- especially if we lead active lives or had a rough workout the day before.
With stronger muscles, we are less likely to experience the unpleasant soreness that comes with delayed onset muscle syndrome (DOMS). This is when our muscles are strained to capacity during a particularly challenging workout, leading to inflammation and soreness for the next few days. DOMS is a good thing, in theory. It means our muscles are regenerating to become stronger.
However, with CBD powder in the diet, the soreness associated with DOMS can ease. This is because CBD can help to curb pain and inflammation, blocking our vanilloid TRPV1 receptors to prevent the body from feeling any of those regular aches and pains. In other words, we feel less sensitive to the regular old pains and aches- while our muscles, with the help of protein, can regenerate much quicker and stronger.
Endoca Raw’s Vitamins and Minerals Powder
Before you decide that CBD powder is the one for you, we have one more option. A surprising one, since it doesn’t actually contain any CBD (unless you want to add your own- which we recommend!)
At Alphagreen, we always pride ourselves on our versatile health and wellness goodies- so if you feel like taking a break from CBD (gasp) how about trying Endoca Raw’s Vitamins and Minerals Powder? And if you, like us, don’t want to part from CBD, how about adding a few drops of CBD oil or CBD isolate to this powder?
Containing a cocktail of vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, polyphenols, vitamin D and vitamin E plus co-nutrients and antioxidants, there’s really no going wrong with this powder. Not only does it support immunity and keep oxidative stress at bay (something that CBD can also do, FYI- incase you’re looking for a boost) but our Vitamins and Minerals powder also contains natural elements. This means it’s more effective than most other health supplements. It has range, quality, is constructed in a way to allow the vitamins to be absorbed into the body (in other words, the bioavailability of this powder is phenomenal).
The powder is also organic, suitable for vegans (as most of our products are) and can act quickly and efficiently in the body.
Long story short, powders, whether they contain CBD, protein, vitamins (or all three) are for us all; the versatile, flavourful gift of energy and wellness to help us feel and look our best. We love them because they’re so creative- we can add them to pretty much any dish, adding a burst of wellness (and thickness, for a creamier, more lush flavour) to our recipes. Since edible CBD can also last longer in the system, we think a good CBD powder is a winner.
And we hope Alphagreen’s supply of flavours, spectrums and brands will provide you with the selection and variety of your dreams. So all you have to worry about, now, is getting creative with your recipes.
CBD-infused smoothie bowl anyone?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are There Any Side-Effects To CBD Powder?
In general, it’s best to consult with your GP if you’re particularly sensitive to CBD. Since CBD powders are highly concentrated, they might cause side-effects for you. If you’re a newbie make sure to start off with smaller doses and make your way up.
For the majority of people, CBD powder is safe to consume, daily!
Is CBD legal in the US?
How Much CBD Powder Is Recommended Per Day?
It’s always best to stay within the recommended limits. If we’re being technical, it’s recommended you take 1-2 scoops a day. If you check the back of your powder pack, it should tell you how much a spoonful is- in general, we believe a teaspoon of powder adds up to around 3g. A few of these spoonfuls should do the trick for the day!
Can I Take Protein Powder If I Don’t Work Out?
In general, we recommend protein powder for those who lead active lifestyles or those who don’t get their recommended intake via their diet.
However, a scoop of powder a day, especially for breakfast, isn’t a bad idea for those who need a boost of energy or a little extra substance to their smoothies. It can be a convenient way to feel full and energised for longer- as long as you follow the recommended instructions and keep active throughout the day (even if it’s just walking to the bus or to work).
However, if you’re not a workout type of person, a simple CBD powder, or a powder infused with vitamins and minerals, can do the trick. This is especially useful if you’re looking to stay concentrated, healthy and motivated.
What Are The Best CBD Powders For Vegans?
We recommend trying any vegan friendly powder on the Alphagreen site! A whole lot of our products tend to be vegan friendly, since we cater to the health and wellness lot- meaning we place a lot of emphasis on clean, nutrient-dense diets.
Is CBD-Infused Protein Powder More Energising?
Since CBD and protein can both provide energy, albeit in different ways (CBD tends to make us more alert, especially when orally consumed, where the slow-burn effects of CBD tend to make their way through our system over a period of time, whereas protein tends to make us more physically energised) a CBD-infused powder can be a great full-bodied way to keep energy levels up.
If body and mind engagement is your thing then try a CBD-infused protein powder. We’re sure you won’t regret it!