Many of us have tried gas station beef jerky, especially on a road trip from a truck stop where you never got the name of the town you were just passing through (and maybe extra glad you were just passing through). I’m not quite sure why beef jerky is so ubiquitous. I imagine it’s popularity stems from the fact that It’s the kind of thing you can shove in your purse, backpack, or glove compartment for the moments you need a protein pick-me-up. It lasts a long time and does not need to be refrigerated. It is salty like a potato chip but much more substantial, and can satisfy a few cravings in one go. Recently I saw a blueberry flavored beef jerky at a 7/11 and made a comment about what different times are these. Well, beef jerky has just gotten even more cutting-edge and maybe even more innovative now that it has cropped up as one of the foods that is becoming a popular vehicle for CBD oil.
As far as edibles go, a beef CBD infusion is a great way to satisfy a salty meaty craving while getting the countless benefits that CBD oil has to offer. Whether you are interested in taking CBD oil for pain management or for a mood stabilizer, you might want to consider a product that brings it together with one of your favorite foods. This is especially helpful if you can’t stand the flavor of the oil itself or if you hate swallowing pills. The only thing to keep in mind here is dosing. Yes, there is a such thing is too much CBD oil. Sometimes the edible, in this case beef jerky, is so good that is hard to not eat the whole bag, or even to pay attention to how much you have had. In the case of CBD oil, the impact can be such that too much can have an opposing effect, especially if you are taking it for anxiety and depression. That doesn’t mean don’t try it, just find moderation and enjoy. We have sourced seven beef jerky products that contain CBD oil in the hopes that at least one will appeal to you. These products are still pretty new, so unless you are somewhere really special, you probably won’t find CBD infused beef jerky on the shelf at your road trip truck stop. Not yet anyway.
1. Kushie Bites
Kushie Bites is a company that makes a variety of high quality CBD infused edibles. I might even go as far as to say, this could be a CBD foody’s dream come true. They have some interesting offerings including CBD Nutella, gummies, honey, dog treats and, of course, their CBD beef jerky. There are aspects of their beef jerky that resemble the classic easy-to-come-by-snack, but the meat itself is higher quality then the dollar store version. It is actually made with dehydrated cuts of steak that are not fatty, giving your body less to break down. Each serving offers 11 grams of protein, which is a great amount for paleo or even keto diets. This is a good treat for carb watchers of any variety. They offer two flavors Teriyaki and Original. Teriyaki is sweet and Original has a subtle smokiness to it.
Now for the part you came for. Each serving offers 250mg of CBD oil, which is made with high quality broad-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum means that there are not even trace amounts of THC in the oil, which means it has no intoxicating impact. All of their products are free of pesticides and heavy metals. Unlike traditional beef jerky, you will not find preservatives and additives that cause harm down the line. The bag is easy to reseal, so you won’t feel like you have to eat the entire thing in one sitting.
Teriyaki and Original
Pesticide and Heavy Metal Free
2. Earthshine Organics – Black Angus Links
Earthshine Organicshas many CBD edible offerings that feature sustainable and organic ingredients. The product of theirs that we are extra excited about is their Black Angus Links: CBD Beef Jerky. Their CBD Beef Jerky gum makes it easy to get an even therapeutic dose of the CBD oil that you can keep going back for. It’s the kind of thing you can eat a little of throughout the day to maintain the benefits while also getting a shot of protein. Many people choose this product as a vehicle for their CBD oil because they love beef jerky and want a healthy version of this well loved snack, but also they might want something that can be easily consumed. Some people struggle to take the oil in tincture form or to swallow pills, but want the benefits of CBD oil. The many qualities of pain management and anti anxiety (among other benefits) of the CBD oil remain intact when combined with beef jerky.
Earthshine Organics products are made with 99.9% CBD isolate, with less than .03% THC, all from naturally derived and sustainable hemp. Earthshine Organics prides themselves on making hemp based edibles that are long lasting and fit the bill for a number of healthy eating diets. Beware if you have a corn or soy allergy, because there are small amounts of both in this jerky.
Dose: 75mg, 150mg, 300mg
Comes in 3 different CBD concentrations
Beef Jerky gum
Beef Jerky links
3. The Duke CBD Infused Beef Jerky
The Duke CBD Infused Beef Jerky is a favorite around here. It has just the right texture that’s not too tough, but is still leathery enough to be the jerky that we all know and love. It is made with CBD isolate, meaning the CBD oil that is used is CO2 extracted. This process ensures that there are no traces of THC and the oil itself is very pure. The fact that it has no THC means that it will not get you high, but will give you all of the benefits that CBD provides. One bag of this product is enough to provide you with a hefty dose of therapeutic grade CBD oil that can soothe back pain, relieve minor anxiety, bring down systemic and local inflammation, and bring relief to a number of other physical symptoms.
The Duke CBD Infused Beef Jerky comes in two flavors including cracked pepper and original. Both are mild in spice and are easy to eat. You can’t tell that you are eating a supplement, as the oil itself is not apparent in the flavor. There is not a lot of information on Duke’s website about the product, but it is easy to order, and get a hold of their customer service.
Comes in original and cracked pepper flavors
One thing that is unique about Jerkules, is the fact that their entire business is based on selling CBD infused beef jerky. What this means is that beef jerky is not a side project along with several other edibles or CBD products. Their focus is concise, as is their commitment to quality. Not to mention, their website is easy to navigate and engaging. It highlights their efforts to promote an active lifestyle. They suggest that their beef jerky is the perfect snack to be paired with a workout for muscle recovery. Jerkules prides themselves on offering natural ingredients, including the steaks that jerky is made out of. Each serving has a dose of 250mg of CBD oil with zero trace of THC. Each serving only has 11 calories and 11 grams of protein. The products come in two different sizes, both one and two ounces.
Jerkules makes their lab results available, offering customers full transparency about the quality of both the beef and the cannabis. One bag of Jerkules beef jerky in either size is an adequate dose to gain a therapeutic impact from CBD oil, including support for anxiety and depression, inflammation, back pain, and chronic pain, among other health benefits. When trying CBD products it is good to experiment with a few different vehicles and dosages to find a good fit for your body. Why not start with beef jerky?
Flavors include Classic and Teriyaki
5. Holistic Healers CBD Beef Jerky
Out of all of the products on the list, the foodie in us all might come to life from the sound of some of the flavors that Holistic Healers CBD Beef Jerky offer. I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of the beef jerky flavor NYC Pastrami, or Whisky Maple, Flaming Hot, or Tangy Teriyaki. All of these options are paired with 300mg of pure CBD oil per pack. The beef jerky itself is moist and flavorful and as aforementioned, satisfying to many palets. They are all made in small batches, ensuring quality control and freshness. They use all non GMO ingredients that are free of preservatives and MSG. Also, there is no THC in the product. This is a great snack for action packed essential amino acids and protein.
Holistic Healers has a lot to choose from when it comes to CBD edibles. They have made a name for themselves when it comes to high quality ingredients and wholesome products. All of their CBD oil infused edibles have have been lab tested for heavy metals and quality control. Just remember that edibles take longer than other forms of cannabis to kick in. So, if you don’t feel the anti inflammatory impact of the CBD right away, give it some time before taking more.
Lab tested for quality control
6. Mr. Hemp’s Beef Jerky
Mr. Hemp’s Beef Jerky offers some unique flavors including Blue “Original” DREAM, Sour “Barbecue” DIESEL, Banana “Peppered” KUSH, and Bruce “Asian Kick” BANNER. Every flavor features grass fed beef that is then infused with certified organic hemp oil. The CBD oil used in Mr. Hemp’s products actually comes from CBDistillery, which is another brand that we love. Each bag is 20 ounces, and contains 80mg of CBD oil. That is a perfect dose for a CBD beginner, or someone interested in trying a small amount. Their CBD oil is made from CBD Isolate, meaning it does not contain the entire plant, only the CBD oil, which is CO2 extracted. All of their products are non GMO and free of all pesticides.
There is no THC in this product ensuring that you will not get any kind of high, but still achieve all of the benefits of CBD oil including cardiovascular health, support for anxiety and depression, as well as relief from back pain, and inflammatory conditions. Mr Hemp’s also make many other CBD infused edibles if you like their beef jerky and want to try some new things. Some of their other products include chocolates, candy, bottled water, and even bath and body products.
4 Interesting flavors
Grass fed Beef
7. MOTA THC Infused Beef Jerky
Ok, so MOTA beef jerky is a little different than the other products we are featuring, because yes, it does have some of the qualities that CBD infused beef jerky features, but this is actually a THC infused product. You can find that savory flavored snack with the benefits of relaxation, support for chronic pain and to relieve some side effects of a variety of medications including chemotherapy, among other benefits. This is an edible only available in the states where it is legal, so keep that in mind when purchasing. The only ingredients are beef, sugar, cannabis (the whole plant), water, beef stock, celery powder, vinegar and liquid smoke flavor.
THC infused products are definitely in a different league, and have different implications than CBD isolate products, but the dosage is a similar rule of thumb. Height and weight play a role in how much is too much for your body. You do have to be a little more careful with products like this one that actually do get you high. Remember that the high is not immediate, so don’t overdo it. Feel it out first and see where you land before eating the whole bag.