Ever since cannabidiol (CBD) became the biggest trend in wellness, people have been experimenting with ways to add CBD to their everyday routine. If you’re the kind of person who lives an ‘active lifestyle’ (to put it mildly), CBD might seem like the perfect thing to give your daily routine a little boost.
And it can be, provided that you do it right. Adding a dash of CBD to your everyday routine at the moment is certainly one way to get your daily dose—which depends on your personal needs and objectives.
If you’re reading this, chances you have plenty of other interests aside from experimenting with supplements, whether that involves running marathons, climbing mountains, or just chasing your kids around the house. So we thought it might be helpful to put together a guide to integrating CBD into your everyday life in the most efficient and delicious ways.
Why Should I Add CBD to an Active Lifestyle?
People have a lot of reasons for adding CBD to their daily routine. Some do it simply for the fun of trying something new—looking at you, CBD Effervescent Tablets. Others, however, use CBD in the same way they might use 0% THC CBD Oil: to give them a super-charged boost through a long, busy day.
Putting in long hours on the training pitch—or hunched over your desk working on an urgent report — can take a toll on your body and mind. Anyone who’s experienced the highs and (mostly) lows of a late Wednesday afternoon at work would probably sympathize with the idea of needing a push to make it past the finish line.
Will Those Delicious CBD Drinks Get Me High?
The answer is no, it’s not going to get you high. It doesn’t matter how much you use, or whether you use full spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. CBD of any variety, and in any quantity, doesn’t contain enough THC to get you high.
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When people get high from cannabis, it’s because of the large amounts of THC. The CBD that you can buy legally in the UK contains extremely low levels of THC—’not exceeding 0.2%,’ according to the Home Office’s licensing factsheet on CBD. It’s just as impossible to get high from that amount of THC as it is to get drunk from a sip of non-alcoholic beer.
0.2% THC Mark
As long as CBD oil doesn’t exceed that 0.2 percent THC mark, it’s perfectly legal to add it to whatever you like. It’s also legal to buy fast dissolving effervescent tablets, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recent guidance on CBD—with one important stipulation; whoever’s selling you that CBD edible or drinkable has to make it crystal clear that it’s a food supplement, not a medical remedy for any health condition.
In any case, the point is that CBD foods and drinks are legal, non-intoxicating, and a potentially excellent addition to your active lifestyle. Now let’s take a look at how you can take advantage of its benefits.
CBD Drinks Are Becoming Popular
The world of CBD drinks has exploded in the last year, as store shelves start to pile up. Apparently, people have a serious thirst for CBD in a drinkable form.
You don’t have to be a market research expert to understand why—drinking CBD is convenient, and it comes with a significant novelty factor. If your coworker does their daily wander by your desk to casually ask, ‘What are you drinking there?,’ answering that your beverage is full of CBD might actually spark an interesting conversation for once.
Drinking your CBD is also a convenient way to ensure you get a reliable dose, assuming you finish the full beverage. If you drop an effervescent CBD tablet in a glass of water, for example, and that tablet contains 5 mg of CBD, and you drink the whole glass… well, you can see where we’re going with this.
CBD to Drinks: Good to Know
If you’re in the mood for a sparkling CBD drink, you won’t have to look especially hard to find one, as the market is full of pre-made CBD drinks. However, many people find that doing a bit of their own mixology is not only more cost-effective, but also ends up being more fun.
After all, why pay for a pricey bottle of CBD water that tastes faintly of ‘earth’ when you could make a less expensive (and better tasting) concoction in the blink of an eye? Here are a couple helpful tips for choosing a perfect CBD Drink:
- Choose the right flavouring. Since CBD comes from the hemp plant, the plant gives CBD its natural flavouring. Some people find this appealing, while others are decidedly more skeptical. If you fall into the second category, it’s worth seeking out CBD that’s flavoured to taste like orange.
- If you’re using a dissolvable CBD tablet (our personal favourite) or powder, mix it well. We get it: you’re drinking your CBD because you’re in a hurry, and you don’t have time to waste. But giving your drink a hearty stir or shake only takes a moment, and it’ll help your CBD tablet or powder dissolve much quicker. Not only will the taste be improved, you’ll also ensure that the full dose of CBD gets into your body rather than remaining stuck at the bottom of the glass.
- Use one dose of CBD per drink. If you’re an athlete, or just an overachiever in general, you might be tempted to think, ‘Well if one CBD tablet helps me bounce back a little faster, then two must be even better.’ It’s an understandable thought, but that’s a lot of CBD for one drink to handle. To keep the taste pleasant, stick to one dose per glass (or bottle, or whatever).
A Few Final Tips
By now, you should have plenty of inspiration for how CBD can fit into your active lifestyle — and you might be getting some ideas of your own already.
While CBD is generally safe and non-toxic (i.e. there’s no risk of overdose or addiction), it’s possible that some people might experience interactions if they’re taking certain medications. These kinds of issues are rare, but it’s better to play things safe.
Another thing—if you’re going to share any kind of CBD with another person, make sure you tell them first. They’re not going to get high regardless of what you do, but some people aren’t particularly thrilled about learning that they unknowingly consumed a CBD product, no matter how good it might have been.
Also, if you’re interested in using CBD to help you rest at night, remember that it will likely take at least an hour before you start to feel its effects. In fact, if you’re curious to learn if CBD can help you sleep, you’ll actually want to take it earlier in the day rather than later.
That should be enough to get you started on your CBD adventure, and we hope you’ve found our tips to be helpful.