CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant, similar to THC but without the psychoactive effects. THC is the primary element found in marijuana and CBD is usually derived from hemp. Because it doesn’t contain any psychoactive elements, you won’t get “high” from CBD, but you could experience healing, with drinks infused with CBD becoming a popular choice.

CBD drinks are growing in popularity

CBD drinks are on the ris

Many people who have researched CBD and tried it in its variety of forms have claimed that it provides some major benefits, including helping to treat inflammation, joint pain, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, arthritis, insomnia, headaches and more.

Though CBD has been increasingly legalized throughout the United States, there are still some places where there is a gray area surrounding its legality. That’s why it’s important to check with your state to see what is and isn’t allowed before moving forward with purchasing CBD.

Once you know that CBD is legal to consume, consider all the different methods out there, like tinctures, capsules and creams, and decide what’s best for you. The latest form of CBD can now be found in food and drink products, and people are taking advantage of the ease that CBD beverages offer.

What Are CBD Beverages?

Since CBD is an oil, it doesn’t dissolve in water and therefore, while it may seem impossible to create CBD-infused beverages, it’s not. Water-soluble CBD is made using nanotechnology that breaks CBD down into micro-sized particles. These particles are then able to be better absorbed by the body, which means that coffee, tea, water and other CBD-infused drinks may end up being your preferred way of consuming the oil and reaping its benefits. Some CBD-infused drinks include:

  • Water
  • Energy drinks
  • Coffee
  • Cocktails

CBD Water


Lots of people add flavoring to their water because they get tired of how bland water is on its own. Now, with CBD-infused water, you can get more flavor and added health benefits. It is made by infusing CBD particles into water.

The downside is that it can get expensive. Additionally, some believe that CBD-infused water doesn’t do much for you. The CBD particles infused in water are so small that it takes more to get the right dosage. While the majority of dosage recommendations vary, the minimum should be at least 15 mg per day. CBD-infused water provides only 2-5 mg per serving, depending on the brand being consumed.

CBD Energy Drinks

CBD can also help people who are low on energy, which is why it makes sense that energy drink companies want to add it to their products. Energy drinks with CBD in them are an all-natural and  safer alternative to regular energy drinks. Instead of containing sugar or fat CBD energy drinks contain the same amount of caffeine found in a standard cup of coffee and are infused with natural CBD oil.

CBD-infused Coffee

CBD in coffee

Coffee infused with CBD may wake you up or calm you down.

When you have your morning coffee, it may be a good idea to add CBD to it to help you feel awake but relaxed, rather than jittery. While the caffeine found in coffee can increase heart rate and activity, CBD calms people down, which may cause an interaction. Research suggests that it depends on the person, since everyone is different.

In lower doses, CBD can be a stimulant like caffeine, while in higher doses it can act as a sedative. This makes it extremely difficult to know how it would affect each person. It may take some experimenting at first to discover what works best for you.

CBD-infused Cocktails

Speaking of relaxing, adding CBD to cocktails is an easy, natural way to unwind after work or at friendly get-togethers. As with anything, it’s crucial to experiment with your CBD dosage until you find a dose that works for you. For the most part, CBD is safe with any kind of cocktail, and your favorite bartender may already offer it.

Should You Try CBD Beverages?

The FDA has not approved CBD yet because there is not enough research in order to regulate it, dictate dosage or determine known long-term side effects. However, research on CBD shows very positive side effects at best and mild negative side effects at worst. If you plan on buying the above beverages, try a CBD-infused version first and see how you like it.

You may never want to go back.

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