Can infused CBD drinks make you high?
How long does a CBD drink stay in your system?
On average it will typically take around 20 minutes for you to feel the positive effects of a CBD drink. Dosage and effects are completely personal though, so the dose of CBD in the product and the amount of product consumed will affect the benefits felt and the time it takes for you to feel more calm and balanced!
CBD drinks are legal in the UK providing they don’t contain any more than 0.2 per cent THC. This applies to all CBD products in the UK. As long as CBD drinks don’t exceed 0.2 per cent of THC, they abide by UK law and are perfectly legal.
As with any drink, CBD drinks do expire and it would always be recommended that you finish off your CBD drinks before the ‘best before’ date detailed on the label. Most products containing elements of CBD typically last between 12 and 24 months before expiring, but an expiry date should be clearly shown on the product.
For regular uses of CBD and CBD infused products, finding methods of feeling the benefits in a way that in convenient and enjoyable formats is becoming much easier. CBD drinks, for example, are growing in popularity, whether you grab one after the drink or replace your evening glass of wine with a can they can be a great option. With a wider selection of products and flavours becoming readily available they are becoming more and more popular. Indeed, food and drinks experts Zenith Global predict that the CBD drinks market will reach $1.4 billion by 2023.
Infused with the non-psychoactive element of the hemp plant, CBD drinks carry the same components of other CBD products but in a delicious and convenient format. Available in a range of flavours and formats, from Cold Brew Coffee to sparkling botanical varieties, CBD drinks that can either be enjoyed solo, chilled or mixed into a cocktail, there are several options for people wanting to incorporate CBD drinks into their daily routines.
“We’ve seen a growing ‘healthy hedonism’ trend towards wellness and ‘mindful drinking’ when socialising. It doesn’t have to mean abstaining from alcohol entirely, but instead is about having the option to create a balanced life and empowering people to make decisions that work for them.
CBD has become the buzzword of 2020 when it comes to food and drink. There are TV shows dedicated to cooking with CBD, and drinks containing CBD are available to buy in supermarkets, corner shops and in vending machines.
“There is increasing media coverage of mental health, self-care, and how to moderate alcohol consumption as part of a ‘best-lived life’. And the wellness drive can also be seen in changing attitudes towards soft drinks. Consumers are flocking to soft drinks with added benefits through vitamins, ‘super-foods’ and probiotics. Look at the rise of coconut water, kombucha, ginger ‘shots’ etc. – all of which are already being trumped by CBD given its potential.
How can you tell how much CBD is in a product?
With so many of us experiencing problems getting the sleep our bodies need, troubling sleeping is one of the most popular reasons for taking CBD. The need for natural, powerful remedies like CBD has never been greater.
Gemma says that while there is absolutely a danger of this becoming a fad driven by low-quality CBD drinks, there remains a huge demand for the category.
She adds, “In the UK, 65% of consumers aged 25-34 surveyed said they were trying to reduce their alcohol intake, but 61% had not considered low or no alcohol products which shows a huge market growth potential in this category.
CBD is incredibly versatile and can be applied and enjoyed in a variety of ways. When it comes to food and drink, CBD has become very popular. We eat and drink every day; providing many opportunities then for consuming CBD. In fact, over 50% of UK consumers who expect to try CBD for the first time this year, want to do so through a drink. It’s a ritual for trying things that we are very comfortable and familiar with – as we expect an effect from a drink or food; making it an accessible way to try something new.