Everything You Need To Know About CBD-Infused Sparkling Water

If you haven't heard about the CBD craze, you've been living under a hemp plant. Sales of CBD products have been surging to the extent that forecasters expect the industry could potentially hit close to $20 billion by 2025, depending on approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (via Forbes).

According to the Cleveland Clinic, CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of many chemical compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. More specifically, CBD comes from hemp, which is a type of cannabis plant that contains very low levels of the compound THC, or ​​tetrahydrocannabinol, which is what produces the high. However, it is important to note that while CBD became legal in 2018 as a result of the passage of the Farm Bill, it is only legal as long as THC levels remain at or below 0.3%. 

The reason so many businesses are now selling products containing CBD is that CBD may provide some health benefits. CBD can potentially help with various issues related to pain management, appetite, inflammation, and other conditions. However, most CBD products are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which means it is a good idea to educate yourself on CBD products before consuming them.

Here's why you should avoid CBD-infused sparkling water

If you are looking to try CBD, a familiar and popular beverage like CBD-infused sparkling water may seem like a good place to start. Before you start sipping, there are a few things you should know.

For one, according to CannibisMD, many of the brands hardly contain any CBD. Additionally, when a CBD-infused sparkling water product does contain a substantial amount of CBD, drinking water is ultimately a poor way to get CBD into your system, as you are mixing oil and water. Also, given that people have different systems and health needs, it's hard to know how much of a dose of CBD you need to experience the benefits. In addition, seeing real results would likely require you to consume a good amount of CBD-infused sparkling water since it could take 50-60 milligrams of CBD to have any kind of effect — expect to see a big dent in your wallet before you see any noticeable benefits.

While consuming CBD-infused sparkling water isn't considered dangerous, it has a number of drawbacks and a host of other variables. If you wish to try CBD, consider consuming it with a meal that contains healthy fats, such as avocado oil or olive oil, to boost absorption (via Runner's World). If you choose to try CBD, you should talk to your doctor first to make sure it's safe for your health (via Cleveland Clinic).