Energy drinks have become a huge $12 billion business in the U.S. according to data from Chicago-based Information Resources. However, experts at institutions such as the Mayo Clinic caution that many energy drinks provide only a short-term boost and are not without risks – weight gain, insomnia, irritability, increased blood pressure – either from high amounts of sugar or caffeine. A new CBD energy drink mix from Out & About CBD, which contains no THC, zero sugar, and less caffeine than a single 12-oz. cup of coffee, offers a healthy alternative.
The Out & About CBD Energy and Sports Recovery Drink Mix is designed to enhance everybody’s workout – from daily exercise enthusiasts to weekend warriors. It contains eight essential vitamins, including:
- 667% of the daily minimum requirement of B-12,
- Significant amounts of Vitamins A, C, D, and E,
- 200% of the daily minimum requirement of Niacin,
- A synergistic combination of 120mg of caffeine and 12.5mg of water soluble, hemp-based CBD.
When taken before working out, the caffeine provides a significant, healthy energy boost while the CBD serves to reduce any post-workout lactic acid buildup. Hemp-based CBD is a recognized plant-based anti-inflammatory that has been determined to be safe by the World Health Organization, interacting with the endocannabinoid system to keep the body in balance, a desired state called homeostasis.
The Out & About CBD Energy and Sports Recovery Drink Powder is formulated to be mixed with between 12-24 ounces of water depending on the potency preference of individual users. The product comes in Tropical Fusion flavor and sells for $24.95 for a box of five sleeves. It’s available now from Out and About CBD’s ecommerce platform (www.outandaboutcbd.com). The company also plans to make the drink mix available in exercise facilities and is in discussions with a number of large fitness centers across the country.
“Whether you work out every day or just once in a while, our CBD-infused drink mix is a healthy, convenient, cost-effective alternative to the expensive, caffeine and sugar heavy beverages available today,” stated Wayne Carkeek, Co-founder of Out & About CBD.
CBD is predicted to grow to be a $20 billion category by 2022 (Brightfield Group), and was classified by the U.S. Government as a legal product in the 2018 Farm Bill. Unlike marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive. Out & About CBD’s hemp-CBD products typically contain zero THC and are organic, vegan, U.S. farmed, and third-party tested.
Growth in the industry has been grass roots driven with reported efficacy levels over 80% according to large CBD user surveys. Indeed, about half of people who use CBD use it daily (HelloMD survey). It should be noted however that the FDA still have not given its full blessing nor guidelines for usage for the CBD category as a whole.