CBD Snacks for Gamers
- 1.1 Improved cognition
- 1.2 Regulated mood
- 1.3 Less pain
- 1.4 Enhanced sleep
- 2.1 CBD cookies
- 2.2 CBD peanut butter
- 2.3 CBD avocado dip
- 2.4 CBD frozen lollies
- 2.5 CBD chocolate
- 2.6 CBD gummies
- 2.7 CBD drinks
- 2.7.1 Final thoughts
Before you get comfy for your gaming session, it’s likely that you’ll grab a few snacks to keep you going. But do you put any thought into what you are grazing on and how it affects your gameplay? The snacks that you choose can affect your memory, concentration, and energy levels. Without the proper nutrition, you’re likely to find it difficult to focus and solve problems. You will tire easily but have difficulty sleeping, and as a result, you will struggle to replenish your energy levels for your next big tournament. Here are some tips on how to fuel your body and mind with CBD snacks to help you smash your gaming sessions.
Why CBD snacks?
CBD purportedly makes users feel calm, focused, and more balanced, all without causing a high. It does this through our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for physiological processes, including cognition, mood, pain, and sleep.
CBD may provide cognitive benefits by improving patterns of connectivity in the brain. This may help you to process visual and auditory stimuli as well as regulate your responsiveness, enabling you to concentrate better.
CBD is thought to regulate mood by agitating the serotonin receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Snacks infused with CBD may also help to soothe anxiety by improving blood flow around the brain. This would be beneficial if you suffer from performance-related nerves when competing, particularly if one of Naturecan’s CBD edibles is consumed approximately half an hour before your gaming event.
CBD may be able to soothe symptoms of poor posture and repetitive strain caused by hours of gaming since users who suffer from chronic pain share testimonials that the compound relieves much of their discomfort. This may be down to its interaction with the inflammatory system, enabling balance to be restored to this natural pain response.
Excessive exposure to blue light while practising for competitions late into the night can disrupt your circadian rhythm. This results in poor sleep, which has a detrimental effect on concentration, judgement, and reaction times. Consuming CBD snacks while gaming may help you to feel calmer and prepare you for enhanced sleep once you switch off your screen.
Best CBD snacks
Approximately 80% of gamers eat and drink while gaming, and finger food tends to be favoured as it’s easier to eat with one hand while holding the controller with the other.
CBD cookies are a delicious way to enjoy a regular dose of CBD. Naturecan produces two CBD-infused cookies – Double Chocolate or Orange Flavour. Both contain 25mg of broad-spectrum CBD per cookie, which produces the entourage effect. This means that the combined plant terpenes in the CBD oil boost the natural effects of one another, providing maximum impact. These vegan cookies are available in a box of 12 for a daily mid-game boost.
CBD peanut butter
CBD peanut butter is a perfect source of protein as well as healthy fats. Peanut butter contains the simplest protein amino acid, while whole-grain bread contains the protein methionine.
Spread CBD peanut butter on small squares of whole-grain toast to provide a complete protein profile. Alternatively, for a low-carb alternative that is rich in vitamin C, spread CBD peanut butter onto celery stalks. This fibrous veggie reduces high blood pressure and protects against oxidative damage.
CBD avocado dip
Make your own CBD avocado dip using one avocado, one clove of garlic, half a teaspoon of tabasco sauce, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and your daily dose of CBD oil. How much CBD oil you add depends on your usual dose and the strength of the oil since they are available in strengths of 5-40%. Blend the components in a food processor, add a pinch of salt to taste, and then place the dip in a bowl. Serve with crisps, tortilla chips, nachos, pretzels, or crudités. This snack contains monounsaturated fats, which strengthen your brain and improve your memory.
CBD frozen lollies
Prepare CBD frozen lollies for those heated gaming sessions in the summer using one scoop of CBD clear whey protein and 100g of greek yoghurt. Simply mix the protein powder into the yoghurt, place the mixture into lolly moulds and freeze for at least five hours. Naturecan offers a choice of three flavours of CBD protein – Tropical, Orange & Mango, or Berry, and each serving provides 23g of protein that helps your brain to transmit messages while also improving your mood. Greek yoghurt also contains protein and helps to boost cognition and relieve stress.
CBD chocolate is an indulgent treat that has been masterfully crafted so that the natural oils in cocoa complement the oil of the hemp plant. Provided that your chocolate contains broad-spectrum CBD as Naturecan’s does, you will benefit from the entourage effect. Naturecan produces two flavours – Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate – with 20mg of CBD per bar. Chocolate contains the amino acid l-theanine, which reduces stress and anxiety and improves sleep quality.
CBD gummies typically come in a variety of shapes, flavours, and strengths, from 10 to 25mg of CBD per gummy. When CBD is eaten in a snack, the active ingredient travels through the digestive tract, where some of the concentration is lost. CBD gummies, on the other hand, can be sucked, enabling the active ingredient to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the soft tissue in the mouth. This allows the CBD oil in the gummies to get to work faster. You can chew the gummies if you prefer, but the effects will be slower.
Starting to feel thirsty after all that munching? Grab a CBD drink to keep your fluids up, as dehydration can cause fatigue, confusion, and moodiness. If you are partial to a hot drink, you can get CBD-infused coffee or tea, whereas if you like a cold drink, there are many CBD juices or mineral waters on the market. Since 73% of your brain is water, don’t wait until you feel thirsty or have a dry mouth, as dehydration will have already set in; instead, take steady sips throughout your gaming session.
Gaming snacks should require minimal prep and be easy to eat with one hand so that your focus can remain on the game. Processed food often ticks all these boxes but won’t do your scores much good. Feed your brain by eating a variety of snacks from all the food groups to boost your concentration, memory, and reaction time, and include CBD to restore harmony to your bodily functions. Furthermore, eat balanced meals for better long-term results and avoid the short-term energy spikes produced by junk food.