Have you already heard about CBD-infused drinks? Botanic Lab has released the UK’ first one, and you can try it in our stores! But before doing that, learn all about CBD and its benefits with Botanic Lab experts! They shared with us some interesting facts about hemp, so keep on reading to discover them all!
Everyone’s talking about CBD, but what is it?
Cannabidiol (also called CBD) is an extract and one of the many compounds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. The first thing you should know is that CBD is not psychoactive, it means that it does not get you high. In fact, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC and CBD are two of the many compounds known as Cannabinoids, all produced by the cannabis plant.
From a health point of view, CBD looks like the most interesting compound in the Cannabinoid group. It helps relax (without being psychoactive), has anti-inflammatory, anti-pain and antipsychotic properties, as well as being used by many as a preventative measure for serious diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
Celebrities and public figures have been in on the action for a while now. Friends star Jennifer Aniston has endorsed the use of CBD, taking it to relieve pain and anxiety. Olivia Wilde uses it in a body lotion to relax her muscles. Victoria Secret Model, Alessandra Ambrosio uses CBD oil, pre-show to reduce anxiety.. There is still much research to be carried out into this complex plant, but one thing is for sure: the cannabis train has come into the station and it’s set to have a BIG impact!
How do you choose the right CBD for you?
There are two main factors to consider when choosing your CBD-based product: Quality and Quantity.
In terms of quality, you need to check whether the product is an Isolate or Full-Spectrum. A CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like; pure, isolated CBD compound, all by itself! At Botanic Lab, they use full-spectrum – which is the whole plant extract, that includes other cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals and healthy Omega fatty acids – making it more beneficial for the drinker.
In terms of quantity, the amount of CBD in a product varies, and most suppliers recommend a daily dose of 2-5mg. Each CBD Botanical Tea drink contains 2mg of Hemp CBD extract, an amount ideal for general health maintenance.
Why you should drink it?
Rebekah Hall, Botanic Lab founder, said: “Consumers are increasingly bypassing alcohol in favour of soft drink options, but those non-alcohol choices are limited, boring and frankly a little flaccid. This is the change we have all been waiting for. We have incorporated CBD, which is one of the most talked about and culturally significant plant ingredients of the last 100 years into our Botanical Tea Drink, in order to create our brand new CBD-infused soft drink.”
Who doesn’t crave an evening glass of wine or G&T for its ability to wipe away the day’s stress? CBD is renowned for its ability to reduce anxiety along with a myriad of other benefits making it the perfect drinking partner, without any of the negative impacts of alcohol.
In short, we’ve taken the healthy part of cannabis and put it in a drink!”
Try it now in our shops!