More exciting than plain water and way healthier than sugar and caffeine-laden sodas or juices, one of my favorite ways to stay hydrated daily is with flavored seltzers and sparkling water. With no sugar or calories, and tons of flavors to keep things fresh and exciting, they’re the perfect way to ensure you’re getting the H2O you need throughout the day without adding extra empty calories.
Now, a 5th generation family-owned business that started by selling apples in their Lafayette, New York orchards over 100 years ago is innovating the way we drink our fizzy water beyond fun flavors. Branching out from their apple orchards, Beak & Skiff Research is debuting their new USDA Certified Organic CBD-infused Sparkling Waters as a unique and refreshing way to stay hydrated and relaxed.
With a bubbly taste that’s subtly sweet, tangy, and herbal, this new Beak & Skiff CBD-infused sparkling waters are available in Blood Orange and Black Cherry flavors. They’re made with typical sparkling water ingredients like filtered water, natural organic flavors, and carbonation. But it’s the full-spectrum CBD inside that makes these waters unique. Each can supply you with 20mg of USDA-certified organic CBD extract derived from hemp grown and bottled on Beak & Skiff’s very own historic farm.
With popularity growing exponentially over the last few years, CBD (which stands for cannabidiol) is a natural compound in the hemp plant called a cannabinoid. The benefit of cannabinoid compounds like CBD is that they can attach to receptor sites in your body known as the endocannabinoid system (ECR), which can have various health benefits. While many of CBD’s health benefits are still being unraveled, studies have shown that CBD can be an effective and natural way to calm anxiety, reduce pain, and improve sleep. Many users of CBD products also report better focus and memory, improved mood, and help with depression. While the benefits of CBD will be unique to you, at the very least, you should be feeling more chill.
If you’re worried about taking CBD, don’t be. Completely safe, CBD is often confused with another cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant called THC, responsible for giving a sense of “high”. Better yet, an actual one. Here’s where most people get confused: while hemp is the same species of plant as marijuana, it is cultivated to contain only the tiniest trace amounts of THC. In fact, it’s the law. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, any product labeled with CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, or it will instead be classified as a cannabis product. So, no, CBD does not get you high, and these sparkling waters won’t either.
Another benefit of the CBD in these sparkling waters is that they are full-spectrum. This means you’re getting additional naturally occurring plant compounds in the hemp that is thought to help the body better absorb and use CBD, resulting in you feeling more calm and grounded. I found the 20 mg dose of CBD in these sparkling waters was just enough to keep me feeling gently relaxed and focused without feeling drowsy. It’s also a low enough dose for someone starting out with CBD to see how they think.
CBD is typically taken in the range of 5 mg to upwards of 150 mg or more, where higher doses are reserved for those seeking relief from more extreme cases of anxiety or pain. The best strategy is to start slow and low, then gradually increase to find the correct dose for you when starting out with CBD. One 20mg CBD-infused seltzer may be all you need to feel its calming effects, and it’s a perfect dose to start with.
With safety, purity, and the quality of their product in mind, Beak & Skiff is entirely transparent and allows you to find out the exact chemical profile of the CBD they use. Using a third-party lab, all the CBD is used in every batch of their sparkling water is tested and available for you to check out. To get this information, all you need to do is find the QR code located directly under the nutrition label on the back of the box and then scan it with an app on your smartphone to get the exact profile of the CBD inside.