Before we look at the ins and outs of CBD water, we should first look at what CBD is. There are still a lot of misconceptions about CBD. Although it is increasing in popularity at a rapid rate and is even stocked in health shops and sold online people are still confusing it with actual cannabis or THC.
The easiest way to think of it is this:
THC – the bit that gets you high as it is a psychoactive ingredient
CBD – the bit that doesn’t get you high but supports the bodies natural system
What is CBD then?
CBD is a chemical compound that is found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, it doesn’t get you high. So it will not have the same impact as marijuana or THC. It has been researched in the past for its medicinal properties and is now more commonly prescribed for people with chronic pain and anxiety.
What Are The Different Ways to Take CBD?
People are used to images of people smoking cannabis, and the negative imagery that the media has produced over the years – and they still confuse the two.
Luckily we are living in a time where that is slowly changing. CBD is more heavily viewed as an addition to your lifestyle, almost more like a vitamin or health supplement.
Here are a few ways that people are now adding CBD into their daily diets:
- Drops – in drinks or under the tongue
- Food – baked goods, cookies, sweeties
- Water – CBD water is getting more popular
- Tea – in the form of drops of herbal mixes
- Capsules – taken just like a cod liver oil capsule
- Cosmetics – from lip balms to mascara
- Skincare – creams, washes, masks and more
Ingesting CBD will mean it works with your endocannabinoid system while applying it to the skin will have a topical impact and reduce inflammation and soothe skin.
Many people who are looking to try some CBD in small doses will probably opt for something like CBD water, so let’s take a look at it.
What is CBD Water?
This is basically what it says on the tin (or bottle). This is water that has been infused with CBD. Aside from the fact that we are all a little bit dehydrated, it is a quick and easy way to see if the CBD is for you.
If you had never tried chilies before, would you order the hottest chilies on the menu? Probably not. You’d want to start with something with lesser levels of heat. This is the same in the world of CBD. You’d try a few different dosages before you find the one that works best for you and what you want. Water usually has a relatively low dose, which is ideal for people to add into their day. Typically you will find they are somewhere in the region of 3-5mg, but if you look for one with something in the region of 20mg you’ll have a better chance to see how it makes you feel.
Of course, when all is said and done anything that keeps you hydrated but comes with health perks is a great choice.
Should You Drink It?
CBD water is convenient and easy. Which means that throwing a bottle into your bag before you head out, or sipping it while you are working is pretty handy. If you are looking to have the most significant effect that you should look to combine the water with other CBD products. But if you are simply looking for a small calming effect, then the water will work perfectly fine for your needs.
How Might You Feel?
Well, CBD comes with a lot of health benefits, and there is still research going into how many usages it actually has. As mentioned above, it works with your body’s natural systems to produce positive impacts. Many people worry that CBD will make you drowsy during the day. However, CBD is an adaptable compound and works with your natural circadian rhythm. So if you take it helps you sleep at night, it will help ease any stress and anxiety to allow you to drift off. If you drink it or have a capsule during the day, you are likely to feel more focused and calmer. If you suffer from headaches, back pain, stomach complaints then drinking the water consistently during the day, or at least every day you will build up support for your endocannabinoid systems pain perception, and it will feel less ‘ouch’ than usual.
Logically speaking, CBD boosts your natural ‘bliss’ feeling produced in the form of anandamide, so if something as simple as CBD water can help you naturally feel a mood improvement there really is no downside.