While CBD is an ingredient in marijuana, it doesn’t have the psychoactive component (in other words, it can’t get you high). It can, however, provide other positive benefits, including anxiety and pain relief in smaller doses, and treatment for conditions like cancer and epilepsy in higher concentrations.
Now, there’s a new vegan brownie treat designed to impart the benefits of CBD to its eaters: Auntie Dolores’ gourmet Chocolate Brownie Bites. The little snacks are vegan, low-glycemic, low caloric, and infused with 50 mg of cannabidiol. And yes, they’re 100% legal everywhere in the U.S.
Auntie Dolores’ founder Julianna Carella explains how CBD works:
“All animals (except insects) have an endocannabinoid system, which is spread out throughout the body from head to toe. Our bodies and animals’ bodies produce endocannabinoids very much like the cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. Therefore, the receptors found throughout the body all respond to these plant phytocannabinoids when they enter the body just as they do with our bodies’ natural cannabinoids. The photocannabinoids bind to the receptors that need them most and thus cause the beneficial results experienced. This system also helps to regulate all homeostatic functions. Without homeostasis, our feedback mechanisms stop working which results in disease, inflammation, and imbalance.”
CBD can help regulate this imbalance.
“Often in dis-ease states our bodies need assistance with this regulation and need help outside of the body. Plant phytocannabinoids like CBD can be a healthy, nontoxic way to assist this process. Our CBD is derived from hemp and CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid so people can experience all the benefits without the high,” she says of the brownie bites.
Since they’re vegan, all eaters can enjoy the effects; the California-based company wanted to make sure everyone could reap the benefits.
“Part of our company mission is to provide nutritional healthy delicious food products,” explains Carella. “We believe food is medicine and all ingredients and recipes reflect our commitment to providing healthy products without sacrificing taste. We craft vegan brownies because we want a wide variety of consumers practicing all forms of dietary choices to be able to enjoy these products.”
Note: many of the company’s other products do include THC, but the vegan brownie bites do not, and they’re available for purchase legally anywhere in the U.S.