TOP 5 Vegan Products: Is CBD Vegan-Friendly?

Veganism is a modern trend that is gaining popularity these days. In this article, we will expand on the interaction between CBD and veganism, tell you if CBD is vegan-friendly, how CBD can help you with your vegan diet and what are the top 5 products you can choose for your best future healthy lifestyle.

What is veganism (and why is CBD a natural fit for it)?

Generally speaking, veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that aims to eliminate – as far as is practically possible – all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals in the production of food and clothing, or for any other purpose; and, more broadly, promote the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In terms of diet, this means the total or partial avoidance of all animal products. In turn, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound that is found in the hemp plant. And their natural origin is not the only thing that CBD and veganism have in common. There is also the scientific aspect to consider. As researchers have reported, eating naturally fatty foods can promote the absorption of CBD. Foods that are naturally full of beneficial essential fats are commonly found in a vegan diet, including nuts, avocados and olive oil. CBD can also supplement a vegan diet with plant proteins, iron, amino acids and vitamin B.

Why choose vegan CBD products?

First of all, it’s important to remember that not all CBD-based products are vegan. This is because of various non-vegan components such as gelatine or dairy ingredients that may have been added to a variety of CBD products. So how can you avoid buying such products if you are vegan? Well, it comes down to being a watchful consumer: carefully examine all the ingredients before you buy any CBD product you are interested in, ask for third-party test results and only choose reputable producers. The consumption of vegan products can have a positive impact on the overall state of the environment, as this type of lifestyle is considered to be eco-friendly. According to this study, eliminating meat and dairy products from one’s diet can reduce the carbon footprint of a person’s food by up to 73%. So why can vegan CBD products be a solution for you? In addition to the previously mentioned potential benefits of CBD, several studies claim that CBD can have antioxidant properties and may help the body eliminate toxins. Cannabidiol can also help people deal with pain, insomnia, stress and anxiety, thereby potentially improving a person’s mental health and overall well-being.

How do you add CBD to a vegan diet?

As we said before, CBD and a vegan diet make for good partners. But how do you mix the two? It’s well known that vegans need to maintain a balanced diet that is rich in all the essential nutrients derived from animal products. And CBD can help with that. There are several ways in which CBD can be infused:

  • Sublingually

You can also take CBD by placing a few drops of oil, tincture or water-soluble isolate crystal under your tongue. Using this method, CBD bypasses the stomach and enters the bloodstream directly. Consequently, the concentration of the product cannot be reduced as it enters the digestive system.

  • Topically

It’s true that veganism is not just about eating. Vegan CBD products can also be applied topically. For this consumption method, CBD oil or tincture is applied to the skin. The compound doesn’t move into the digestive system or bloodstream but interacts with receptors in the cannabinoid system located on the skin’s surface.

  • Smoking

This method entails smoking joints that contain CBD flowers. Inhalation is the quickest way to achieve the desired effect and experience natural products such as CBD flowers. No additional equipment is required and it can calm your mind while you rest.

  • Vaping

Vaping involves consuming CBD using a vape pen. Various e-liquids provide a wide range of flavourings for you to enjoy as part of your daily routine and experience the best of CBD. Compact equipment plus ease of use are the perfect combination to offer you a chilled-out way to enjoy CBD in your vegan lifestyle. The range of products varies and the choice of each method may depend on the exact product you want to take and the way you prefer to enjoy your vegan way of life. The most important thing is to always put your safety first and consult your medical specialist, whether you are new to CBD or not.

  • Orally

This method involves adding CBD to your foods or drinks, consuming ready-made vegan products containing CBD or putting some drops of the product in your mouth during your meal. When consumed orally, CBD enters the bloodstream only after passing through the digestive system and liver. It’s important to understand that when CBD is taken this way, the effects may not be instantaneous (We do not recomment to use Marry Jane orally).

How to add CBD oil to vegan foods and drinks?

CBD oil, which is one of the most popular CBD products, can be added to a variety of meals and drinks, including smoothies, coffee, salads, chocolates, cookies and more. You can enjoy creating delicious vegan meals and drinks with our recipes.

Top 5 vegan CBD products

It’s no surprise that Marry Jane is delighted to offer you five of the best vegan CBD products you can buy to complement your diet and maintain your vegan lifestyle.

  • CBD oils and tinctures

Marry Jane’s vegan CBD oils and tinctures are produced from high-quality Swiss hemp and mixed with flower paste. Try out different options and consumption methods to experience the best fusion of CBD and veganism.

  • Organic CBD cosmetics

Do you want to enjoy your vegan lifestyle with ultimate skin defense? If so, this option is totally for you. Marry Jane’s CBD cosmetics including creams, masks and serums will provide you with comfort and ample protection.

  • CBD flowers

CBD flowers by Marry Jane contain a relatively high percentage of CBD (around 20%) and a low amount of THC (less than 0.2%). A wide variety of strains offers you plenty of choices to experiment with. So, find the one that’s best for you!

  • CBD products for vapes

Marry Jane’s CBD e-liquids are made from pure CBD extracts with a small amount of PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerin) added to make them vegan. With a wide range of flavours and various volumes to choose from, they can be a perfect solution for those who are just trying to find their perfect taste and size.

  • CBD crystal isolates

This is the purest CBD product as it contains only high-quality cannabidiol isolate. The CBD crystal isolate is water-soluble, halal-certified and contains no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.

Should I try CBD if I’m vegan?

Our answer is “Yes”. But we definitely recommend that you don’t forget to take precautionary measures as using CBD can cause side effects. These may depend on the method of consumption, and the most notable ones are drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, dry mouth, nausea, liver damage, changes in alertness, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, lung disease and medication interactions. Also, as we mentioned earlier, it’s important to consult with a medical specialist when you plan to start taking CBD or have already done so.

Final thoughts

Veganism is a modern trend that can affect not only a person in particular but also the environment and the planet in general. So should you try CBD with your vegan lifestyle or not? The choice is up to you. If it’s a yes, we at Marry Jane would love to help you with high-quality vegan CBD products, from oils to cosmetics, which can be great partners for your way of life.

Sources:

  1. Definition of veganism (https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism)
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