In recent times the UK CBD industry has exploded, with over 6 million people in the UK acknowledge using CBD oil in the past year. Companies across the country are now infusing hemp extract into everything from beverages to bath bombs. One of the latest and most exciting trends to come to market is CBD chocolate.
We all know everyone loves chocolate, and with consumer interests growing over the potential benefits of CBD, it was only a matter of time before the idea to merge the two would come around.
But does consuming CBD chocolate have any real benefits? Let’s take a look.
CBD Chocolate… What Is It?
Simply put, chocolate CBD products are chocolates that contain CBD extract.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like CBD oils and CBD edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive (it won’t get you ‘high’).
Cannabinoids like CBD are thought to impact the ECS (endocannabinoid system). One of the primary roles of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis, which is a state of balance within the body. Research suggests that CBD enhances the way that endocannabinoids carry out their functions. This is why CBD is believed to have such a wide range of potential benefits.
It has become a popular choice for anyone looking to improve their general health & well-being and promote a positive lifestyle.
CBD Chocolate Benefits: What Can You Expect?
One obvious benefit of CBD chocolate is that it’s delicious; the natural earthy taste of the hemp extract combines perfectly with chocolate, and particularly high-quality dark chocolate. Additionally, it’s easy to use, which can be especially useful if you are out on the go and don’t want to be messing around with pipettes and oils!
As mentioned above, CBD itself is thought to provide a huge range of benefits, from encouraging daily well-being to helping find calm and relaxation at the end of the day.
As it turns out, chocolate may actually offer some potential benefits of its own. For example, some believe it’s useful for skin health and circulation. To experience any potential health benefit from chocolate, you should choose high-quality dark chocolate with a cacao content above 70%. Although be aware to not eat too much!
How to Choose the Best CBD / Hemp Chocolate Online
The most important thing to consider when shopping for CBD chocolate online is the quality of the CBD extract itself. Do plenty of research first, and be sure to choose a reputable supplier. A reliable company should know the source of their hemp extract and be happy to provide third-party lab reports on all products. These reports will allow you full transparency, ensuring what you buy contains exactly what it should and nothing more. Steer clear of any company that is reluctant to provide these!
Look for CBD companies that comply with international manufacturing standards such as GMP and ISO. This will guarantee that your CBD chocolate has been manufactured in accordance with rigorous industry standards.
It is also a good idea to consider whether you want a product that includes broad-spectrum CBD extract or CBD isolate. CBD isolate is effectively pure CBD extract, with no other cannabinoids present. These products are commonly used among people who are concerned about consuming even trace amounts of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD extract contains a blend of other cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and vitamins from the hemp plant. Some believe that with all of these compounds working together synergistically, the benefits of the CBD extract are enhanced. This is known as the ‘entourage effect’.
The price of CBD chocolate has a lot of variation between brands, and it might be tempting to go for one of the cheaper options. However, it is important to acknowledge that cheaper isn’t always better, particularly when it comes to your health!
It is worth investing in a high-quality CBD / Hemp chocolate from a trusted brand, even if it costs slightly more.
Conclusion on CBD Chocolate
Overall, CBD chocolate is a convenient and delicious way to get hemp extract into your system. Many people prefer it to traditional sublingual oils as it is so easy - and enjoyable - to use.
CBD chocolates may even offer some extra benefits too. As well as the wonderful effects of hemp, you may also get a serotonin boost from the chocolate itself. However, to benefit fully, remember to choose dark chocolate with a high cacao percentage - and don’t consume too much daily!
MELT X DRW DARK CHOCOLATE | 400MG BROAD SPECTRUM | VEGAN FRIENDLY
When two quintessential London based companies met, Dr Watson CBD and Chocolatiers “melt”, they had an idea that this dynamic union could produce a world class Chocolate/CBD combination, and it has way exceeded expectations.
- Melt London are creators of world class, award-winning chocolate.
- Vegan Friendly Chocolate bar made with Ethically sourced Cocoa
- Each bar contains the highest strength CBD chocolate combination, loaded with 400mg CBD &CBG.
- Both Hemp and Chocolate are superfoods, high in nutritional value and health benefits, including serotonin (now we know why eating chocolate feels SO good).
- Low Sugar Content. The higher the chocolate content the lower the sugar content. This is 70% chocolate solids and 27% sugar.
Dr Watson & Melt are proud of the Hemp Dark Chocolate we created. Formulated for the sole purpose of bringing you a satisfying and enjoyable CBD experience.
Written by Julius Enteré