CBD in Coffee (and massages) in Bergen County? We’ll drink to that.

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We’re probably not telling you anything you didn’t know when we say that CBD has hit the mainstream. Back a few months ago when we first reported about CBD, no one was really sure it was totally legit so it was just starting to be whispered about in Bergen County. But since then, everyone has started talking about where to go to get it, how to use it, and what we can expect from it. 


First things first, CBD or cannabidiol is legal in certain forms in New Jersey. It is non-psychoactive and is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana and hemp plants. Anecdotal reports have credited it with helping to calm anxiety, reduce inflammation due to arthritis or other auto immune and chronic diseases and help control epilepsy, schizophrenia and PTSD, among other things. Most users report that after a period of use, they feel calmer, more focused, but energized by using CBD. However, there have also been reports that too many doses of CBD too close together can cause even more anxiety, so a little goes a long way. 


CBD curious?  Here are a few ways for you to try it.


Drink it. CBD is starting to pop up on coffeehouse menus all over Bergen County. First with the trend is Sogno Coffee house and Caffe Anello in Westwood where Executive Chef Matthew Borgersen proposed adding CBD to the menu after seeing how CBD is being used in restaurants in places like Colorado and Washington. First up, a latte with a shot of CBD. But Borgersen has big plans for innovative fine dining dishes that work with new flavors and micro dosing. His works in progress include a chimichurri, a “baked” brie and mashed potatoes that incorporate CBD.


Java Love in Montclair is also jumping onto the CBD train with their Green Man, a café au lait with honey and CBD oil. Customers can also add a shot of CBD to any coffee drink for an additional charge. 

Or, brew your own at home with CBD-infused grounds from companies like Flower Power Coffee Company. Finally, if coffee isn’t your thing but you think CBD might be, head over to Juice Journey in Edgewater for their Organic Reset, a full spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD oil.


One word of warning – there is some evidence that temperature affects CBD content. Which means that CBD coule become less effective if it is put in a hot drink. So, if you’re experimenting, coffee should be fine. But if you have a serious medical condition, stick to a delivery method in which the dose can be measured with more accuracy. 


Get A Massage. Local spas have also started offering CBD oils as part of their massage menus. Visit Araya Rebirth in Ridgewood for a Soothe massage, Lana’s Organic Day Spa in Cliffside Park for an Herbal Body Massage or om.life in Jersey City and indulge in a 60 or 90 minute massage with healing CBD oil to relax and treat soreness and chronic pain.


Shop. Miller’s Pharmacy in Wyckoff carries the Innovative CBD line of products including a tincture, a salve and lip balm.

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