The word cannabis resonates with water bongs, joints and blood shot eyes. Cannabidiol (CBD) which is derived from cannabis is currently used for many medicinal benefits without experiencing the high associated with cannabis. There are so many misconceptions surrounding CBD due to its close association with cannabis. 

What exactly is CBD?

The 2 different strains of Cannabis are marijuana and hemp. There are over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis plant including cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive component of the plant. Manufacturers extract CBD from cannabis and infuse it into a variety of products.

CBD products available in market:

Earlier many were hesitant to try CBD but lately CBD industry is booming. There are CBD oils, tinctures, lotions, cream, soaps etc. CBD infused foods and beverages are the latest buzz in the market. Visit ‘’ to learn more about CBD drink products. The website contains detailed information on CBD products.

It has been hailed by CBD users to be a reliable site. With CBD drinks you don’t have to measure out the exact dosage when you use it as in with CBD oils. It is an efficient and convenient way to take CBD. CBD beverages include sparking water, coconut water, sodas, energy drinks, teas, cocktails, wine, beer etc.

Popular CBD drinks:

  • CBD coffee: A hot cup of coffee has the power to brighten our mood. CBD infused coffee is becoming widely popular. They are available in a variety of flavors.
  • CBD energy drinks: These are ideal for those who’d rather not include caffeine to their daily diet. These have higher sugar content when compared to CBD coffee and tea though. 
  • CBD water: Drinking this is an easy way to reap the benefits of CBD. One downside is that it is difficult to get consistent doses by taking CBD water and many brands have little CBD content in them.
  • CBD cocktail: Though alcohol isn’t healthy, blending it with CBD makes you enjoy alcohol without guilt. It is available in oil and tincture form
  • Kombucha: This fermented tea is rising in popularity and has many health benefits on its own. Adding CBD to it amplifies the health benefits like boosting immunity and relieving several symptoms.

Reason for extracting CBD rather than using cannabis as such:

Though cannabis contains CBD, extracting CBD is the best way to enjoy all the medicinal benefits. Raw cannabis has an unpleasant taste and it is very less effective when compared to concentrated CBD. Moreover, the body absorbs cannabinoids only if it is decarboxylated. 

Why are CBD foods and drinks preferred?

  • Taste: They taste great. You won’t have to pull a long face like when swallowing a bitter pill.
  • Long-lasting effects: Taking CBD in the form or vaping or sublingually shows immediate effects but the effects wears off soon. CBD edibles go through the digestive system and are held longer in the body.
  • Easy to track dosage: You don’t have to measure the dosage before administering.  The products have a label regarding dosage.

If you haven’t tried CBD products yet, CBD beverages make a good start. Purchase them from a reputed manufacturer to ensure you get hold of high-quality products.

Author's Bio: 

Kim Smith enjoys exploring the entertainment world with her thoughts and opinions on selfgrowth