Chocolate is the hero of the candy world: it pairs well with most things, comes in many forms, and is the best recovery method after heartbreak or dementor attacks. Best of all, chocolate has known health benefits that keep your heart healthy and uplifts your mood. But what if this sweet treat could do even more? Willy Wonka can eat his heart out because, in the form of CBD chocolate, it can!
If you’ve been curious about exploring more CBD products, or are just a big chocolate lover, keep reading to find out what this superhero sweet can do for you.
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What is CBD Chocolate?
CBD chocolate is chocolate infused with CBD. It is eaten as you would a regular chocolate bar. CBD (cannabidiol) is an extraction from the hemp plant and can help create holistic effects on the body when taken regularly. Imagine getting a health boost in the form of a sweet confection!
What are the Benefits of Chocolate?
The cacao present in chocolate is a major health booster on its own. The compound flavonol found in the cacao plant is a handy antioxidant that combats cell deterioration and general inflammation in the body. Chocolate bars made of at least 70% cacao provide the best health benefits as part of a balanced diet. Higher cocoa content like that in dark chocolate can:
- Help lower cholesterol
- Improve cognitive ability
- Reduce the risk of heart disease
- Prevent diabetes
- Boost athletic performance
- Decrease stress
- Improve fetal growth and development
Even milk chocolate has benefits due to the calcium and protein content provided by dairy. Not to mention, all chocolate contains tryptophan, which aids in the production of melatonin and serotonin. These can help you sleep and regulate your mood, respectively.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
CBD is one of over 100 known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants and has been studied for its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This interaction can help relieve some symptoms of discomfort and promote overall wellness. CBD is a natural extract of the hemp plant that, unlike marijuana, does not cause a high when consumed on its own.
CBD can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed and comes in various forms, including sprays, bath bombs, and chocolate! There are many ways to enjoy the effects of CBD, and it can be a great alternative or addition to your daily routine.
What’s the Difference Between CBD Chocolate and other Edibles?
You may associate the term “edibles” with the well-known effects of THC products that cause you to get high. Unlike those infused with THC, CBD edibles have, at most, 0.3% THC. This is not enough to cause intoxication, so they won’t alter sobriety and have numerous benefits.
However, it can be difficult to know what is in these products. Some companies make holistic claims about their products or are not honest about what’s written on their labels.
Many CBD consumables contain unhealthy ingredients like artificial flavors and sweeteners, harmful preservatives, and GMOs. Hollyweed products contain only organic ingredients that are easy to identify.
Why Choose Chocolate?
When compared to other edibles, CBD chocolate is the sweetest choice. CBD chocolates are versatile and can be eaten as-is or melted down to cover other foods to create even more delicious snacks. Plus, with the added CBD and the natural health benefits of chocolate, this sweet treat is better than sugary snacks with no wellness properties.
What to Look for When Searching for CBD Chocolate
Googling CBD chocolates will pull up millions of search results, and narrowing down which ones to buy can be overwhelming. Besides comparing pricing, ensure that you check the ingredients’ quality and company standards when looking at CBD products. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I understand the ingredients being listed?
- Does the company offer a third party’s content analysis (Certificate of Analysis) for their CBD products?
- Do they offer unbiased customer reviews?
- Can I get my money back if I am unsatisfied with the product?
- Are there added preservatives, sugars, or dyes?
- Do I know how this product was manufactured?
- Do I know where the hemp was harvested from?
Broad Spectrum Vs. Full Spectrum Vs. Isolate
You should also be asking if the CBD product will serve your needs. Start by checking the label for the spectrum level of the CBD product. There are three main types of CBD: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
Full spectrum products include CBD and various other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, such as terpenes and flavonoids. These components create an entourage effect that works harmoniously in the body to increase the effect of CBD.
Because it has all the parts of a cannabis plant, full spectrum CBD also contains 0.3% THC or less, which is not enough to get you high.
Broad spectrum products also contain a fair amount of the naturally occurring compounds from the hemp plant, but almost all traces of THC have been removed. It will not cause as much of an entourage effect as full spectrum CBD but will still have similar benefits.
Isolate is the purest form of CBD. It contains no THC, nor does it have the additional components from hemp. Isolate will also not cause an entourage effect but is potent. It is perfect for first-time users who are curious about CBD. It contains no THC and lacks odor and flavor, so you can add it to any food or drink.
Is CBD Chocolate Legal?
Yes! CBD is considered legal on the federal level. Though, each state has its own laws on what classifies a CBD product and who can buy it. For states where it is permitted, CBD chocolate is perfectly legal to buy and consume.
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of Schedule I controlled substances. This means that any cannabinoid derived from hemp plants is legal as long as the THC content is below 0.3% of the total product ingredients. Most states permit the sale and use of CBD products, with some restrictions. It is best to check your state’s laws first before purchasing and consuming CBD products.
How Old Do I Have to Be to Buy CBD Chocolate?
In most cases, you have to be at least 18. It varies from state to state. Again, it is best to check the laws in your state before purchasing CBD products.
Can I Use CBD Chocolate In Recipes?
You can absolutely add CBD chocolate to recipes. That’s the best part of CBD chocolate: it’s versatile! It’s easy to make your favorite chocolatey concoctions right in the comfort of your own home by simply replacing regular chocolate with CBD chocolate.
CBD chocolate can be used instead of ordinary chocolate in recipes for many desserts like chocolate chip cookies, brownies, chocolate-covered strawberries, or even hot chocolate. You can add chunks of CBD chocolate bars as a topping in your acai bowls or sundaes for a refreshing summer treat.
To make your own CBD chocolate bars at home, all you need to do is add some CBD oil, isolate, or wax to a bowl of melted chocolate, and boom! You’ll have your very own homemade CBD chocolate. To ensure you get the correct dosage, be careful to closely monitor the dose of CBD you add to each recipe.
How to Take CBD Chocolate
CBD chocolate can be eaten whole or can be allowed to melt on the tongue slowly and ingested as you would a sublingual CBD tincture. CBD chocolate is taken like any other food, but with consideration for the dosage quantity in each bar.
For example, if a CBD chocolate bar contains 100mg of CBD with 10 squares, each square will contain approximately 10mg of CBD. If your daily dose is 30mg, you would eat 3 squares of CBD chocolate every day. How much you dose depends on the effects you are trying to attain.
Why Choose Hollyweed for CBD?
We’re transparent about our CBD products. Hollyweed offers some of the best CBD products. What makes them the best? Well, we source our crops from American hemp farms that follow government regulations and grow high-quality, organic flower.
With a wide variety of CBD products like our full spectrum CBD oil or CBD capsules, there are various choices when it comes to making your very own CBD chocolate treats at home.
Final Thoughts – CBD Chocolate
CBD chocolate is a dandy candy (as Mr. Wonka would say) that can boost your mood and overall well-being, and all it takes is a little bit of a sweet tooth. So if you do decide to try CBD chocolate for yourself and see an improvement in your day-to-day life, you can choc it up to CBD.