Consumers are becoming more and more interested in getting their health benefits from functional beverages, like CBD drinks. These beverages get their health power claims from the added functional ingredients like cannabidiol or CBD. CBD is a natural non-psychoactive compound from the hemp plant.
CBD beverages are believed to aid in anxiety and stress and even relieve chronic pain. With all these amazing qualities, it’s no wonder the global cannabidiol retail market is expected to soar to over $5 billion by 2030. Consumers can find CBD-infused drinks at convenience stores and liquor stores, in the form of flavored sparkling waters, natural CBD energy drinks, and even CBD canned drinks that are mocktails. But you can also find CBD-infused alcoholic drinks on store shelves, like wines, beers, and seltzers.
What are The Health Benefits of CBD-Infused Drinks?
CBD has made waves in holistic medicine for its amazing healing and relaxing properties. Many CBD oil users believe cannabidiol improves sleep, relieves chronic pain, and can even protect against some cancers. Since CBD contains little to no THC, users will not experience a high feeling. But if you’re planning to develop your own CBD-infused drink, it’s best to find a supplier with plants containing less than 0.3% of THC.
Rules & Regulations for Producing CBD-Infused Beverages
At Newport Bottling & Canning, we can assist with any questions you may have regarding the rules and regulations of CBD-infused drinks. Our team can guide you through the process of consulting with nutritional specialists to ensure you are well-prepared.
However, the sale of CBD products may be subject to state-specific regulations and requirements. For some states like California, selling these CBD products is legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC by weight, as well as certain other requirements.
Regardless of state and federal regulations, consumers are still seeking CBD drinks for their healing properties and as an alternative to alcoholic drinks.
How Do You Infuse Beverages with CBD?
To make a CBD-infused drink, it all starts with CBD oil. But an oil-soluble ingredient isn’t ideal for beverages since they’re primarily water-based. The process of transforming an oil into a water-soluble solution requires advanced technology.
Our team of flavor chemists has pioneered the process of emulsifying CBD oil into a beverage formula. This transformation is only possible through high-shear processing where the oil droplets are minimized and combined with an emulsifier mix.
Our flavor house partner, Nature’s Flavors, has experience turning essential oils into water-soluble flavoring ingredients.
At Newport Bottling & Canning, our team of flavor chemists has over 40 years of experience developing water-soluble natural flavors for custom beverage formulations. Natural flavors work to coat the CBD drinks’ earthy flavor to deliver a better-tasting beverage.