While the benefits of CBD oil are abundant, its natural flavor can often be considered an “acquired taste.”
“CBD tastes weird…“Earthy,” “Piney,” “Strange.”
Depending on the unique composition of any given CBD oil, these are some of the descriptions we’ve heard about the flavor of CBD. Sure, there are people that don’t mind the flavor of CBD and others that have gotten used to it, but there are also a good amount of people who are indifferent about its flavor or just can’t stand it.
Now, it’s probably not the worst taste in the world, but if you don’t enjoy the flavor of CBD, why not figure out a way to mask its flavor?
For those who think CBD tastes weird but still want to enjoy its many benefits, this list is for you!
5 Ways to Mask the Flavor of CBD Oil
1. Use CBD Isolate Products
Typically, full spectrum CBD products feature an earthy flavor described above. With that being said, the most simple way to avoid an unfavorable taste is to use a CBD isolate product.
If you aren’t familiar with the difference between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate we have a great article covering the subject linked in the references below, but here’s the basic difference:
– CBD Isolate is CBD in its isolated state, meaning it has been extracted and separated from the other compounds found in the Cannabis plant
– Full Spectrum CBD or “Whole Plant CBD” is not isolated and contains various other compounds found in the hemp plant such as CBG, CBDa, and THC.
Because full spectrum CBD is a blend of various Cannabis compounds, it also exhibits the aromas and flavors of these compounds and the Cannabis plant as a whole. As a result, full spectrum oils taste like the Cannabis strain it was derived from.
It is important to note that, while these additional Cannabis compounds do cause full spectrum CBD oils to have a distinct, earthy flavor, they also provide additional medicinal properties that enhance and increase the benefits that CBD can provide. In other words, when using a CBD isolate you may be missing out on benefits that only full spectrum CBD can provide.
One of the most convenient ways to take CBD is in capsule form. With a capsule, the CBD oil is concealed within a casing, so whether it’s a CBD isolate blend or full spectrum blend, it won’t touch your tongue. Problem solved.
Keep in mind, that with capsules, it takes a little bit longer for the CBD to enter your system as it needs to first pass through your digestive tract.
If you’re a vaper, CBD additives are a great option to conceal the flavor of CBD. Simply mix the additive with your favorite e-liquid, and you’ve got the best of both worlds; your preferred flavor and the benefits of CBD.
While drinking CBD tea does not necessarily conceal the flavor of CBD, tea makers actually craft their tea blends to complement the natural aroma and flavor of the cannabis plant. Instead of removing the flavor of CBD, it uses it to create a wonderfully relaxing experience.
Remember those tasty Flintstone gummy vitamins we loved when we were kids?
CBD gummies use that same concept. Blend that earthy CBD oil in sweet gummy goodness and now it tastes like candy (but packed with benefit-rich CBD)! This is why CBD gummies are one of the most enjoyable ways to take CBD.
CBD gummies won’t conceal the flavor of CBD 100% but they do a great job of offsetting its flavor with something sweet and tasty.
If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please let us know in the comment section below!