Cannabidiol—aka CBD—has been making its way into all sorts of products to help with pain relief, decrease inflammation, and even promote better sleep. Most recently, the compound found in cannabis plants is being used in sparkling water with the intention of helping consumers adapt to stress.
Dubbed Recess, the new beverage is infused with hemp extract (CBD) and adaptogens, and according to their website, is the "antidote to modern times." The hemp extract and adaptogens supposedly have the power to make consumers feel "not tired, not wired"—basically everything you wish your 2 p.m. cup of coffee did for you.
Ginseng, another key ingredient in Recess, is thought to help with stress, and boost energy and immunity. L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, promotes relaxation. And schisandra, a Chinese herb, can help with concentration, Recess claims. Together, these ingredients serve up a boost to your body's endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating mood and helps create a balanced state of mind.
If you aren't familiar with CBD, it's worth noting that CBD-only products don't have any intoxicating effects because they don't contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. That's why there are now more options than ever in the wellness space for those who are curious about CBD and its benefits. So, no, a can of this stuff isn't going to get you high—but CBD does affect everyone differently, so we don't recommend downing a six-pack of this stuff without consulting your doctor first. (ICYDK, CBD and other natural supplements can actually mess with your prescription meds too.)
Right now, Recess comes in three flavors: Blackberry Chai, Peach Ginger, and Pomegranate Hibiscus—each packaged in an Insta-worthy can with just 25 calories. An eight-pack will set you back $39.99 and you can purchase them online on the Recess website. Drink responsibly!