When it comes to taking charge of your health and well-being, honey might seem like an unorthodox solution. But, in the last few decades, with the help of nutrition research, we’ve uncovered the unfortunate truth about refined sugars. Refined sugars disrupt our health and incite several adverse physiological outcomes, all in the name of sweetening a cup of coffee, a plate of French Toast, or a glass of lemonade. While refined sugars may make the bland more delicious, our bodies are ill-equipped to process it, jeopardizing our health.
So, why not return to Mother Nature’s organic sweetener––the one packed with health-boosting antioxidants and vitamins C and E?1 After all, honey has been mankind’s go-to sweetener for hundreds of years. But why stop there? Honey isn’t the only way to a naturally sweeter, healthier life. When you choose honey infused with cannabidiol (CBD), you get a tasty combination that fuses sweet honey with health-enriching CBD.
What Are CBD Honey Sticks?
Over the past few years, the market has exploded with ways to enjoy CBD. From capsules to gummies to vapes to tinctures, there’s a way for everyone to participate in this exciting new frontier of health and wellness. But none of these are quite as exciting as honey sticks.
If you’ve never had a honey stick before, they are thin, waxy straws that contain a serving of premier honey. Usually, to enjoy honey, you have to wrestle with a difficult bottle that hoards all the honey at the bottom no matter how hard you jostle it. And somehow, the bottle’s outsides always end up sticky. But honey sticks leave no mess and are much easier to use.
How To Use CBD Honey Sticks?
So, how do you use a CBD honey stick? First, you hold your honey stick and nibble off the tip of one end. Discard the waxy end and flip the honey stick around, so the open side faces your soon-to-be-sweet treat. Then, squeeze the honey out onto your treat. Finally, discard the whole stick and enjoy your favorite sweetened beverage or treat!
Our Favorite CBD Honey Brands
Now, we’re not going to tell you all about CBD honey sticks without giving you our three favorites. We believe in giving our customers the best options available on the market. So, I present CBD honey sticks from three industry leaders: Gold Bee, JustCBD, and TropiCBD.
Gold Bee is one of the leaders in the honey-CBD infusion industry. They use ethically sourced honey from the Brazilian Rainforest with American-grown industrial hemp. Gold Bee’s honey sticks come in packs of 10 and 60. Each Gold Bee honey stick is packed with 10mg of pure CBD, so you get just enough to enliven your endocannabinoid system.
JustCBD is known for their high-quality hemp and delicious tasting CBD treats. They’ve brought that excellence and infused it with delicious honey. JustCBD’s honey sticks are easy to use and add a little extra sweetness to the start or end of your day.
TropiCBD honey sticks come in a pack of three, each stick containing 20mg of CBD. Because they use high-quality hemp extract, TropiCBD creates industry-leading honey sticks that are a little stronger than others. This honey stick is sweet and easy to boost a cup of coffee or tea and bring a little serving of sweet when you’re on the go.
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Once you’ve picked out your favorite CBD flower, you’ll need to activate it. Cannabis flowers need to reach a sustained temperature of 230°-250°F for their CBDA molecules to activate and convert to CBD. We recommend putting your hemp buds on a baking sheet and baking your flower for 35 minutes at 220°F. This will ensure all the CBD molecules have activated and the buds don’t come out burnt. Next, combine the honey and the warm buds into a double boiler on your stovetop. For those who don’t have a double boiler, you can put the honey and the buds into a jar and place that jar in boiling water. Either way, leave this on the stovetop for around 40 minutes.
Can Dogs Have CBD Honey?
Yes! Your little furry family member can also join in on CBD honey's gooey goodness. But check with your veterinarian first. While honey is not harmful to dogs, certain dogs might have preexisting conditions that sugar can aggravate. If you’re looking for more pet-friendly CBD products, check out our CBD for pets page.
Does CBD Honey Work?
This is a two-part question because we need to look at what “work” means. Does CBD honey sweeten your beverage or treat? Of course, it does! Does it bring the array of health benefits associated with CBD? Only if you buy from a trusted, reliable company.
How Much is CBD in a Honey Stick?
The amount of CBD in your honey stick will depend on your chosen product. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, the potency doesn’t drastically affect your experience. Many honey sticks range from 10mg-20mg. The best thing to do is to experiment with different doses to find the one that works best for you!