Lightly gingery CBD drink for a relaxed, calm feel
This isn’t a drink that’s trying to mimic alcohol. It tastes like a soft drink, gently sparkling, lightly gingered and perfectly pleasant. I’m not getting much peach; there’s perhaps a light fruitiness underlying the ginger, but it’s hard to pin it down. Why is this drink even included in our reviews? Because it’s offering an alternative not to the taste of alcohol but the effect. In moderation, alcohol is often used to help the drinker relax and ease social anxiety. CBDs are said to offer the same effect but without the unpelasant and addictive side effects of alcohol. Trip’s range of drinks contains 15mg CBD (Cannabidiol), a constituent of cannabis which works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS ( a network of receptors that works to regulate a multitude of functions, including things like pain response, immune response, and even sleep patterns). There is evidence that CBD can promote social engagement and relaxation while reducing anxiety. It has been declared ‘generally safe, non-toxic and non-addictive’ by the World Health Organisation.
Did it work? I’ve now tried it twice, and both times felt at ease, calm and mildly buoyant. It’s a pleasant feeling, and I can imagine having a can before an evening socialising to get me into a relaxed, expansive mood. The light kick of ginger is an enjoyable addition too..
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