The complete guide to CBD drinks and syrup
Cannabidiol (CBD) drinks and syrup products have become very popular in recent times. The demand for convenient CBD consumption methods has clearly risen, as people look for easy ways to get their dose. This is exactly what you get with CBD energy drinks, which come ready made and ready for use. CBD syrups are designed to be added to cold or hot beverages.
What makes CBD therapeutic?
CBD has been lighting up the alternative health market for a few years, and has acquired a media profile which increases year-on-year. Critics who don’t understand the science behind CBD have been quick to dismiss it as a health fad, but this ignores the remarkable recent breakthroughs in cannabinoid science.
CBD has been shown to operate in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Two receptors have currently been found in the ECS, appropriately named CB1 and CB2. Through a series of complex reactions, CBD can have a regulatory effect at both.
At CB1, this means that CBD promotes a balanced mood, appetite and sensitivity to pain. The possible cognitive benefits of CBD would also come thanks to CB1 regulation, as the central nervous system is teeming with this type of receptor.
The CB2 receptor is involved with inflammation and immune system response. Several cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties, which come from interactions at this receptor. CBD doesn’t attempt to stop all inflammation, but regulate it so that pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines are kept in check.
Why take CBD in a drink?
When you take CBD in an infused drink, you are taking it orally, and therefore get to enjoy edible-like effects. An edible experience lasts much longer than when taking CBD in a tincture oil, vape juice, or by smoking hemp flower. This makes the energy drinks great for a morning boost, and the syrups excellent for relaxation and sleep promotion in the evening.
CBD energy drinks
CBD energy drinks are typically relative small, and infused with a fairly dose of CBD. The biphasic nature of CBD translate to more energizing effects in low amounts, and sedative effects in larger quantities.
The ECOShot is part of the ECO range of CBD products made by CBD Drip. This 2oz drink is made with a 25mg full-spectrum CBD extract. Low on calories but high in essential vitamins and caffeine, the ECOShot can be considered an excellent health supplement and energizer.
The caffeine content means you should be wary about taking the drink too late in the day. If you’re looking for relaxation, the ‘Relax’ version of the beverage may be more suitable.
CBDfx Chill Shot
The Chill Shot is an infused energy drink from CBDfx that contains 20mg of full-spectrum CBD. In addition to the CBD, you get the benefits of other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and amino acids.
This drink has a tasty, natural lemonade flavor and is recommended to be served cold. It’s also packed with 200mg of L-Theanine, a stress-busting amino acid that may also help to relieve anxiety. The Chill Shot is probably most helpful when taken in the morning, or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon.
CBD syrup reviews
The following syrups should either be mixed with tea, coffee or other hot drinks, or poured over ice and enjoyed cold.
The Legal Lean CBD relaxation syrup has stood the test of time, and is a best-seller in the market. The blend contains natural extracts and essential vitamins, and is sold as a dietary supplement. The bottle is sized at 2oz and is available in two flavors – ‘Grape’ and ‘Cherry’.
The Legal Lean Syrup has a soothing and calming effect, while also helping to enhance mood. It’s great for winding down with at the end of a long day. As this product can induce drowsiness in larger doses, it is perhaps best for evening use.
Heady Harvest Syrup
The Heady Harvest liquid CBD syrup is THC-free, but packed with an impressive terpene profile. The terpenes bring a powerful flavor to this syrup, while embellishing it with extra therapeutic properties.
The syrup is sold in two strengths – 250 and 500mg – and is intended to be used multiple times. We recommend that you start with a small dose and steadily increase it over time if required.
Frequently asked questions
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How much CBD water should I drink?
CBD water is slightly different than other CBD beverages, as it is made with nanotechnology. The CBD molecules are broken down so that they can be absorbed more easily, which increases the potency of a dose. So, you won’t need as many milligrams as with a regular CBD liquid product.
There are no exact guidelines on how much CBD water to take, but the side effects of CBD are minimal and CBD can be tolerated in quantities of 1000mg per day without problems – that’s way more than you would take for therapeutic purposes.
Can you drink alcohol on CBD?
The effects of a CBD and alcohol combination are not well-studied, but as some companies are selling CBD-infused beer, there are no obvious risks to mixing the two.
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