Today, CBD is added to practically everything.
CBD drinks are quickly becoming a go-to method of consumption for countless individuals who find benefit in the non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
What are CBD Drinks?
CBD drinks are basically just what they sound like. Drinks that contain cannabidiol.
CBD drinks have been dubbed “one of the hot crossover moves this year.”
Beverages, in general, are always going to be a popular product. Mix in CBD and you’ve got something set to be one of the trendiest products to hit the beverage scene since bottled water.
CBD drinks are more than just a trendy new product to hit mainstream, however.
CBD drinks allow people to more easily benefit from the cannabinoid in their everyday lives.
While CBD drinks, CBD water, CBD soda, and other CBD-infused beverages have yet to make it onto the shelves of your local grocery and convenience stores, with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill it should be only a matter of time that CBD drinks become as common as the other countless beverage options that line supermarket shelves.
How are CBD Drinks Made?
While you might find some bars and coffee shops in progressive cities across the country doing it this way, CBD drinks made on a larger scale (think those that you’d potentially buy at your neighborhood 7-11 or those already available online) are made using a different approach.
You’ve likely heard the expression “ oil and water don’t mix.”
Using proprietary, state-of-the-art technology, CBD particles are broken down into tiny nanoparticles that are so small they can eventually infuse into water or other liquids.
CBD drinks can also be made using CBD isolate, however, when compared to this crystalline form of CBD that boasts some of the highest CBD bioavailability (how much CBD is actually absorbed into the bloodstream), water soluble CBD is superior when it comes to making CBD drinks and CBD water.
The only difference would be the ingredients used to make them. The CBD drinks that are currently available on the market are typically made up of different ingredients known to produce certain effects.
A lot of the time CBD drinks will include different herbs and ingredients known to promote relaxation, increase energy, or support focus and concentration.
A CBD drink made specifically for relaxation, for example, might include other ingredients such as kava, passionflower, chamomile, valerian, and/or other calming herbs.
It all comes down to the bioavailability of water soluble CBD.
While the theories are promising, you should keep in mind there is a lack of hard evidence for this. With time, and the increasing public interest in CBD, there will be more evidence found for or against the benefits of CBD in general.
With water soluble CBD there’s also less waste of the cannabinoid, meaning more of the product is actually put to use.
Less waste means you don’t have to purchase as much, which could have a serious impact on how much money someone spends on CBD to meet their personal needs.
Water soluble CBD is also extremely versatile.
There are already options available to purchase water soluble CBD products that can easily be added to your favorite drinks and the water you drink at home.
The CBD drink market is poised to become HUGE. There are already quite a few options available when it comes to CBD drinks and CBD water that can easily be found online and in states that have passed legal cannabis laws.
With a bit of research we found that when it comes to CBD water, serving sizes range from 4mg-30mg, with a 500ml bottle containing an average price tag of right around $10.
CBD drinks are much the same.
CBD-sparkling sodas could contain 20mg CBD per 12oz can.
There are CBD-infused cold brew coffee and tea options that contain 20mg CBD per 11oz bottle.
For the more sophisticated pallet, there are options that might include lavender sparkling water infused with 15mg of CBD.
When it comes to beverages, everyone has their favorite go-to.
Whether strawberry soda, unsweetened iced-tea, an energy drink to help you make it through the day, cold brew coffee, or kombucha, we’ve all got some type of beverage we drink on the reg.
And seeing the numerous benefits associated with CBD, it’s addition to your favorite drink can only make your beloved beverage that much better.
Also, when you consider that the bottled water market is something else rapidly growing (approximately 600 million households consumed bottled water in 2018). That’s one-million bottles per minute in case you were wondering.
For one, CBD drinks make it really easy to get a serving of CBD. And seeing that most CBD drinks on the market are made with water soluble CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid is quickly absorbed by the body, meaning it goes to worker faster to provide relief.
CBD water is a popular addition to the workout routines of countless fitness enthusiasts everywhere. It’s no secret that CBD is becoming one of the most popular wellness products for those who engage in regular exercise or play sports.
It’s said to be excellent for post-workout recovery, as well as for pre-game focus and concentration.
Have you ventured into the world of cannabidiol beverages?
If so, what’s your favorite CBD drink?
We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
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