CBD Infused Drinks: The Essential Guide

There’s no doubt that CBD infused drinks are known to have plenty of significant health benefits. CBD products are becoming the next big thing!

Many companies have used CBD as their key ingredient pushing its known health benefits. These are in form of teas, oils, soft drinks and more. Let’s dig deeper into what CBD infused drinks really do and what’s not to miss out on.

First things first. What is CBD?

Well, CBD is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant. Short for Cannabidiol. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils, food, and drinks. Many consumers have said that they feel calmer and more relaxed after ingesting it.

Cannabis or marijuana has two compounds, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. It doesn’t create a mind-altering ‘high’ sensation, nor does it affect a person’s state of mind when they use or consume it.

However, it’s claimed that CBD may produce significant health benefits to a person’s mind and body.

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So, how does CBD help your Mind and Body?

For us to really understand how CBD helps a person’s mind and body, we need to touch on endocannabinoid system (ECS) first.

The ECS is a biological network of chemical signals and cellular receptors that can be found in the body. Basically, it’s a communication hub that helps control and balance key bodily functions such as appetite, sleep, stress, brain development and cognition. It’s like little headquarters around our body which helps us to survive!

There are also these molecules in our body called endocannabinoids. These are like cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Crazy right? ECS is then made up of cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2:

CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, primarily in the brain, which helps control brain physiology and affect psychology – our thinking.

CB2 receptors are mainly present in the white blood cells, tonsils and the spleen. It’s found in our immune system and plays a crucial role in regulating any inflammation or pain that we may feel.

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Now... how does CBD affect ECS?

There’s a 2020 study that suggests CBD do not bind with CB1 and CB2 like THC does. It’s thought that CBD stops endocannabinoids from breaking down, which helps the ECS access its own endocannabinoid allowing for this to work more effectively!

Although there needs to be more research on how CBD affects the ECS, it’s known that CBD doesn’t have any negative effect on the brain and body when it interacts with your ECS.

As Doctors have claimed, unlike THC, using or consuming CBD is less likely to become an addiction or a habit.

CBD Benefits

Now we’ve covered how CBD interacts with our mind and body, let’s look at its health benefits. It’s been claimed that CBD can help a person’s health in many ways, but here’s a list of the benefits CBD is popularly known for:

Restoring Calmness & Reducing Anxiety – Dr. Chin, a medical cannabis expert for cannabisMD have said that “CBD mellows out the nervous system and conditions the body not to heighten its ‘fight or flight’ response”.

CBD allows the body to stay calm, which may help people who suffer from severe anxiety.

Helping With Inflammation – CBD reduces inflammation by preventing the release of compounds that trigger inflammation in our bodies, as the 2018 studies have shown.

Easing Chronic Pains – Many consumers are reporting that CBD is becoming one of the best natural treatments to relieve pain with topical CBD (CBD-infused creams or oils) being the most effective way by applying this on the skin.

Lifting Mood – UK doctors found that CBD may help cut symptoms of depression by interacting with serotonin in the brain.

In some medical studies on the use of CBD, it suggests that CBD’s properties may be useful in treating several health conditions such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, migraines, arthritis, and cancer side effects, which is a positive sign!

There are three ways you can take CBD – you can inhale it, apply it, and ingest it. A 2019 report though has shown that beverages are considered the most accessible way to consume CBD.

Why are CBD infused drinks good for you?

It’s been known as a healthier alternative and a more natural way to ease pains, and inflammation, as well as lift mood without the psychoactive properties that come with THC! CBD infused drinks are becoming increasingly liked by many, despite CBD’s strict regulations due to the post-Brexit shake-up.

These non-alcoholic CBD drinks were reported to have some fantastic health benefits that people can’t get enough of. Curious about CBD infused drinks’ current boom? Read on!

How do CBD infused drinks exactly work?

Water-soluble CBD has been a priority. Flavourless, clear liquid, water-soluble CBD can be easily added to any drink without changing its smell or taste, which is great!

Inhaling or taking CBD in oil drops is the fastest way for CBD to get into the bloodstream. But, drinking CBD infused beverages has more long-lasting effect, as the cannabinoids enter your digestive system. This means you can benefit from this much longer.

CBD infused drinks are also bioavailable than oil-based products, meaning drinking CBD effectively achieves the same results in less time.

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Why has the food and drink industry included CBD as an ingredient?

Trends are shaping the future of CBD products! The food and drinks industry saw CBD’s constant high potential as an ingredient.

Many people now look for an all-natural alternative beverage to sugary soft drinks and alcohol as they become more and more health conscious when it comes to their drinks choice.

CBD infused drinks are also easier to manage as they’re seen as the healthier way to take CBD, compared to smoking or vaping. You can now have lots of access to CBD as the UK legalised CBD products to be sold, if they have less than 0.2% THC and are liquid.

 But first, all CBD products must be authorised and listed on FSA’s (Food Standard Agency) Public List of approved CBD products before they are put on the market.

BumbleZest’s CBD drinks have been listed on FSA’s Public list of approved CBD products, which is great news as this really shows that BumbleZest is a safe, premium, high-quality UK CBD brand that you can trust!

Another bright side of CBD infused drinks is that dosage is controlled. Consumers can decide how much CBD they’d like to take or consume.

People can also include CBD beverages such as health shots, and sparkling cans into their daily routine with, of course… being aware of their dosage. CBD infused drinks can now be found on online sites, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

Lastly, it’s important to buy third-party tested CBD products for quality assurance and safety. BumbleZest is proud to say that their CBD infused drinks are all third-party lab tested. This is to ensure all drinks are safe and meet the Government guidelines.

BumbleZest drinks have zero THC, which means customers can be confident that they’re consuming safe and trustworthy drinks that won’t cause any psychoactive effects.

BumbleZest's take on CBD infused drinks

Begin your CBD journey with BumbleZest! It’s time to renew and enhance your vitality. BumbleZest has a small premium CBD drinks range – our fiery smooth Ginger CBD Turmeric shot, comforting Lavender CBD Spirulina shot, and refreshing Ginger CBD Turmeric light sparkling can.

Boost your well-being and get to know our CBD infused drinks here! https://b-zest.co.uk/cbd-drinks/.

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