CBD Tonic Elderberry Syrup Drink Recipes

Elderberries are small, juicy purple berries that grow on small shrubs that can be found in Europe and the United States. You can find history of common use of the elderberry plant since the fifth century AD. Both Native American and European herbalists have revered the plant throughout history.

Elderberries have high contents of flavonoids anthocyanidins and anthocyanins, which give the berries their purplish blue color. They have also tested high on the ORAC scale, showing they have high antioxidant properties.

  • Berries: Vitamins A and C; flavonoids such as quercetin
    and rutin, and anthocyanins
  • Flowers: High in phenolic acids, sterols, flavonoids,
    mucilage, tannins, volatile oil containing triterpenes

Pineapple-Raspberry Sunset

8oz pineapple juice
2oz raspberry puree
1oz CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic
Garnish: Raspberries, pineapple wedge, and mint sprig
Combine: pineapple juice, raspberry puree and CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic over ice, garnish with raspberries, pineapple wedge and mint sprig.

Elderberry Pear Fizz

4oz pear puree
4oz sparkling water
1oz CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic
Garnish: blackberries, rosemary sprig
Combine: pear puree and CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic in shaker tin with ice, shake and pour over ice, add 4oz of sparkling water, skewer blackberry with rosemary sprig for garnish

Elderberry Golden Milk

2 1/2 cups of coconut milk
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Pinch of black pepper or 5 or 6 whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon of honey
1oz of CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic
Garnish: cinnamon, star anise
Combine: coconut milk, cinnamon stick, turmeric, ginger, coconut oil and black pepper in small saucepan, warm contents but do not boil. Strain off cinnamon sticks and black pepper. Add CBD Infusionz Elderberry Tonic and stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with star anise. Enjoy!

A Guide to Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum

A lot of CBD companies are now offering products in Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum options. The popularity of these CBD options are rising due to the cannabinoid spectrum range they offer. *see disclaimer below

How CBD Spectrum Products Are Created

Typically, a whole, dried hemp plant is processed by a CO2 extraction method that uses lower temperatures to extract the oil. What is extracted from the plant is cannabinoids (like CBD and CBG), flavonoids, and terpenes. This is a preferred method because the lower temperatures prevents the loss of cannabinoids. Because of the way these spectrum oils are created, they may have a strong natural odor and flavor.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum is also referred to as “whole plant’ products, as this oil has everything the hemp plant contains. This means it has a range of cannabinoids, but it also has naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and essential oils. All of these elements on their own have therapeutic value, and when combined you get what is called the “entourage effect”.

Another highlight of Full Spectrum Oil is it goes through the least amount of processing. This leaves you with an oil that gives you the most the hemp plant can offer. For those seeking to get the most out of their CBD product, Full Spectrum is definitely one to look at.

The biggest thing to consider with Full Spectrum Oil is it does contain trace amounts of THC. Up to 0.3% of this psychoactive cannabinoid can be found in these products, so for those sensitive to THC or those who can’t have THC in their system one should consider Broad Spectrum instead. Full Spectrum can also have a sedative effect depending on the individual. It’s best not to drive or operate machinery when using these products.

Broad Spectrum CBD

To get Broad Spectrum CBD, the full spectrum oil is put through another extraction process where all of the THC cannabinoid is removed. This process leaves the other cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN, as well as the enriching terpenes.

These products are ideal for anyone who is sensitive to THC, or those who can’t have any traces of THC in their system. They still offer the entourage effects you get with full spectrum, but without any chances of ingesting THC.

The one downside to Broad Spectrum is the lack of research done on this particular spectrum combination. From the studies that have been done on just CBD and those on full spectrum, the up and coming Broad Spectrum CBD choices show great promise with their cannabinoid family.

Continuing Education

One of the best places you can learn about cannabinoids is from research and studies.

This study done from 2015 examined individual cannabinoids versus a spectrum range of cannabinoids.

Gallily, R., Yekhtin, Z. and Hanuš, L.O. (2015) Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 6, 75‐85.

*The FDA has not evaluated these statements, and this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases or ailments. Always check with your doctor before starting any new routine.