Move over, milk and honey. People who are having trouble falling asleep are now turning to a new concoction from a raw food cafe in London called Rawligion to help them get some much-needed rest. The drink, aptly named “Relax,” is said to reduce stress, relieve pain and lessen anxiety.
It’s no surprise that the hemp milk-based drink with CBD oil is proving to be so popular. The CBDs in hemp can help support a healthy lifestyle, which is why many people turn to products like the hemp extract from Native Hemp Solutions. Verifying the CBD content of such oils can be difficult without the right lab equipment, so Native Hemp Solutions enlisted the help of CWC Labs and its cutting-edge hemp analysis to ensure a top-quality product.
The hemp milk used by Rawligion is 100 percent organic, and the cafe attributes the drink’s relaxing effects to the CBD oil it contains. CBD oil is considered to be a relaxant, but it does not have the psychoactive properties that are found in marijuana, like THC, so there are no worries about getting high. According to Rawligion’s phytotherapist, people use it to deal with a number of health issues, including sleep disorders, depression, anxiety and pain relief.
New legislation in the UK will see CBD being sold as a legitimate medicine through pharmaceutical companies starting November 1, and it continues to be the subject of much research.
Drink brings about ‘calm and tranquility’
In addition to CBD oil and hemp milk, the beverage contains cashews, coconut oil, vanilla and dates. Patrons describe the drink as having a very similar flavor to that of almond milk with a bit of an earthy note. The dates add sweetness, while the vanilla helps give it a pleasant aftertaste.
The founder of Rawligion, John Taba, says customers report feeling “calm and tranquility” after drinking the concoction, but he emphasizes the importance of drinking it mindfully. Instead of using it to wash down a meal, he recommends savoring the experience and tuning in to how you feel beforehand, while drinking it, and again afterward, to gain the most benefit.
Make your own relaxing hemp milk drink
Hemp milk is a good choice for people who are allergic to nuts, soy and gluten. According to Eco Watch, it contains more iron than cow’s milk, and it also contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
You can make your own hemp milk at home easily by blending around half a cup of organic hemp seeds in four cups of water until you get a smooth liquid. This should take about two minutes at high speed in a standard blender. After straining the pulp from your hemp milk, you can keep it in the refrigerator for five days.
You can use this hemp milk to create your own version of the relaxing drink from Rawligion by adding small amounts of pure vanilla extract, coconut oil, CBD oil and dates to the milk. Follow the recommended dosage of your CBD oil, and add the other ingredients to taste.
If you want to get a closer approximation of the London cafe’s version, add cashews to the hemp seeds when creating the milk, before adding the other ingredients. Cashews contain a high amount of zinc, which has been shown in studies to reduce anxiety levels by as much as 31 percent. Dates, meanwhile, can support the digestive system and contain high amounts of riboflavin.
Don’t skip the vanilla, either. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the scent of vanilla is a strong relaxer, with one study showing that it improved blood pressure and heart rate readings during a stress test.
The next time you’re having trouble winding down, try making your own hemp milk drink inspired by Relax, and you should be on the path to a good night’s sleep!