If you aren't already aware, we make the best damn CBD beverage in the world. Yeah, it's a bold claim, but we would never lie to you.
We don't like to brag without backing it up, so let's dig into details as to why we have the best CBD drink on the market.
First, let's get some basic information out of the way for the CBD uneducated.
What is CBD?
You've likely heard of CBD by now, but if you haven't, let's dive in a bit.
Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound extract, comes from the cannabis plant. CBD has been making news as a wonderful recovery aid.
Though it comes from the cannabis plant, using a CBD product will not give you a high feeling, as it does NOT contain enough THC (some products are 0% THC) which is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation.
How does CBD work?
There are over eighty different chemical cannabinoid compounds found in the trichomes (small hairs) of cannabis. These cannabinoids all produce certain effects in the body by attaching themselves to certain receptors.
Our bodies also produce cannabinoids of our own, as well as producing two receptors for cannabinoids called CB1 and CB2. These receptors are located in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is one of our body's best neurotransmitters.
CB1 is mostly present in the brain but also can be found throughout the body. These receptors in the brain deal with coordination, movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and more. THC attaches to CB1.
CB2 receptors are often found in your immune system and primarily impact pain and inflammation.
It was once thought that CBD attached directly to the CB2 receptors, but it is believed now that CBS doesn't attach to either receptor directly. Instead, CBD directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids and impacts these receptors indirectly.
How can CBD help you?
CBD is quickly becoming known as one of the better anti-inflammatory remedies as it allows muscles to recover and grow stronger than other products.
As previously mentioned, CBD helps with insomnia. This is crucial as night is the best time for your muscles to recover. When you're sleeping, your body produces Melatonin which helps muscles recover. CBD will help you get the sleep you need to ensure your muscles recover.
According to this study, CBD has also been used to help reduce pain caused by arthritis without any documented side effects.
Is CBD Legal?
The answer to this question all boils down to the State you live in. The New York Times reported that the federal 2018 Farm Bill lifted a nationwide ban on producing hemp, from which CBD oil is made, and which formerly was classified as a controlled substance. But the bill left States to follow their own laws, many of which still classifies hemp as illegal.
Certain states also forbid the usage of CBD oil in food and alcohol while other states allow it.
Federal law states that CBD oils are legal to possess as long as they contain no more than .3 percent of THC, but some states have still arrested those in possession of CBD products regardless of the THC level.
Now that we've got the basic information out of the way, let's dig into the science behind KILL CLIFF CBD.
In KILL CLIFF CBD, you are getting 25mgs of full-spectrum CBD.
What is full-spectrum? Simply put, that means that the extract uses the entire cannabis Sativa plant, which can occasionally contain a trace amount of THC. Having said that, KILL CLIFF CBD contains 0% THC and non-psychoactive. We test our CBD through a third party to make sure we are in compliance with federal regulations.
Due to there being 0% THC, you will not get high from Kill Cliff CBD. In terms of all full-spectrum CBD products, with there being such small amounts of THC included, you would have to ingest an INSANE amount of the products to get any sort of high feeling. Consumers using normal or recommended amounts of full-spectrum CBD products will not get high.
KILL CLIFF CBD has two main sweeteners: Erythritol and Stevia. We want our drink to taste great but don't want to load you up with sugar or artificial sweeteners and risk your health.
Erythritol and Stevia are two natural sugar alternatives that can be used instead of the dangerous artificial sugars. These sugar alternatives are generally found in small amounts in fruits and vegetables.
Erythritol only has 6% of the calories of sugar but retains 70% of the sweetness. Erythritol doesn’t spike your blood sugar or insulin, so this makes it a great sugar substitute for diabetics. Studies have shown that erythritol acts as an antioxidant, reducing blood vessel damage that has been caused by high blood sugar levels. Erythritol also will not cause your teeth to decay, unlike sugar and other artificial sweeteners.
Stevia also makes for a great natural sugar substitute. Stevia has no calories and is 200x sweeter than sugar. Studies have shown that stevia has the potential for treating diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Antioxidant compounds, including kaempferol, can be found in Stevia. Studies have shown that kaempferol can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%.
Vitamin & Plant Extract
This is the combination of good stuff that makes us the best CBD beverage company in the world. Get ready to be educated.
Taurine is an amino acid found in our drink. Despite what rumors you may have heard, Taurine is not sourced from bull urine or semen.
Taurine has many widespread benefits. Taurine can help you maintain hydration and electrolyte balance, help digestion, regulate minerals, supports central nervous system function, and regulates your immune system.
Glucuronolactone is a small molecule that contributes to the structure of connective tissues. You will often find Glucuronolactone in energy drinks, as it works well with caffeine to help improve performance, specifically including tasks that involve plenty of focus and attention.
Ginger Root Extract
Along with being delicious, ginger is an incredibly healthy spice. Ginger has often been used to help digestion, fight nausea, and combat the flu and common cold.
Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This comes from gingerol, which the main bioactive compound found in ginger. Ginger can thank gingerol for many of its medicinal properties.
Studies show that consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, can significantly reduce muscle pain.
Other studies have shown that though it does provide an immediate impact, Ginger can be effective in the long-run for reducing day-to-day muscle pain.
Ginger consumption can drastically help lower blood sugar factors according to this study.
I could keep going, but the point has been made. Please eat more ginger.
Monopotassium Phosphate is a combination of two types of electrolytes, which are incredibly beneficial for hydration. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals in your body. Electrolytes can be found in multiple parts of your body, including your blood, urine, tissues. Some examples of electrolytes are sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate, and magnesium.
Here are some of the benefits/functions of electrolytes:
- Help maintain the water in your body
- Maintains the pH level in your body
- Removes waste from your cells
- Transfers nutrients into your cells
- Regulates the function of your nerves, brain, heart, and muscles
- Help build new tissue
You need electrolytes after a workout and we've got them.
Green Tea Extract/Caffeine
One of the lesser-known facts about caffeine is that there are many sources of caffeine. Some of the sources are natural, plant-based caffeine while others are synthetically produced.
Synthetically produced caffeine from Chinese pharmaceutical plants is the most popular caffeine source in soft drinks and energy drinks. Synthetic caffeine is quickly absorbed into your body, giving you the energy you crave faster than that of a naturally sourced caffeine. However, synthetic caffeine will lead to a much quicker crash.
There are around 60 types of plants that naturally produce caffeine. Drinks like coffee and tea are caffeinated beverages that source their caffeine from plants. Not only does naturally occurring caffeine provide longer sustained energy, but it also has its own exclusive antioxidant benefits which can help prevent heart disease and Alzheimer's. Naturally sourced doesn't provide the side effects like nervousness, insomnia, and flushed face as much as synthetic caffeine.
Green Tea caffeine is a naturally sourced caffeine that your body metabolizes differently than coffee, meaning it will affect you differently.
What could be THAT much different? It’s all caffeine, right?
Well, it’s actually something pretty beneficial. The caffeine found in Green Tea sticks to the antioxidants in the tea. This causes the caffeine to be absorbed slower by your body. As a result, you will not get the immediate caffeine rush you would with synthetic caffeine. Instead, your caffeine will slowly release over time, giving you more sustained energy.
Caffeine is also known to give people the shakes or jitters. With Green Tea caffeine, that is absent due to one of the antioxidants called L-Theanine, which is an antagonist to caffeine.
Asian Ginseng Root Extract
Ginseng has been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its many health benefits.
What are those benefits? Let's list them:
- Ginseng is known to have beneficial anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory properties
- Brain functions such as memory, behavior, and mood can be improved with Ginseng
- Fellas...Ginseng can improve erectile dysfunction
- Ginseng may help strengthen your immune system
- Ginseng may help reduce fatigue and enhance your physical performance
We aren't steering you wrong here. This is some good stuff.
Inositol is likely something you haven't heard of, but it's simply a carbohydrate found in your body.
Inositol plays multiple roles in your body, so naturally, it has many benefits, but you'll see its biggest role played in your brain.
Inositol has an impact on your brain's neurotransmitters. Your anxiety issues may be lessened as studies have shown that inositol can reduce panic attacks for those with panic disorders.
Other studies have shown that Inositol can help improve symptoms of OCD.
Vitamins (B3, B5, B2, B12)
There are plenty of B VItamins to go around in KILL CLIFF CBD. B-Vitamins are water-soluble nutrients that are important in your body's maintenance of physiologic and metabolic functions.
Here are the functions of the B Vitamins found in KILL CLIFF CBD:
- B2 (riboflavin)- helps your body break down the protein, carbohydrates, and fats that you eat. Also important in growth and reproduction in red blood cells.
- B3 (niacin)- assists in the function of your skin, digestive system, and nerves. Niacin also supports cellular energy production.
- B5 (pantothenic acid)- necessary for the body to be able to produce hormones and breakdown carbohydrates for energy.
- B12 (cobalamin)- assists folate in creating red blood cells and helps allow iron to do its job. It also helps regulate your central nervous system.
Here are some of the digestive enzymes KILL CLIFF CBD contains and their purpose.
- Bromelain: Enzyme found in pineapples to help reduce inflammation.
- Lipase: Enzyme that performs an essential role in the digestion of dietary lipids (fats).
- Amylase: Digestive enzyme that helps convert starch and glycogen into simple sugars.
- Protease 4.5: Digestive enzyme that helps breakdown proteins and toxins.
- Invertase: Enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of sucrose.
- Beta-Glucanase: acts as intestinal fiber which helps reduce high serum cholesterol levels.
Beta-Carotene (Blood Orange)
You may not know this, but there are food dyes, such as Red No. 40, Blue No.1, and Yellow No. 5, which can be dangerous for you. These dyes, derived from petroleum, have been linked to both cancer and hyperactivity in children.
We believe in only giving you the best ingredients, so we went a different direction when we needed to add color to our drink.
Beta-Carotene is a red-orange pigment that is organically found in fruits and plants. On top of adding color to our drink, Beta-Carotene is an antioxidant.
Studies have shown that Beta-Carotene also makes you less likely to experience cognitive decline. '
We even found a way to benefit you while simply just adding color to our drink. You're welcome.
This product is a mash-up of the market-leading Kill Cliff RECOVER formula and broad-spectrum hemp yielding 25mg CBD.
Along with the recovery benefits of CBD oil, KILL CLIFF CBD is loaded with B Vitamins, a specialized blend of plant extracts, enzymes (both natural anti-inflammatories), and electrolytes to support hydration to help you get back to full speed.
MORE CBD QUESTIONS?:
Just in case we didn't cover all of your questions in the paragraphs above, here's a quick CBD FAQ for you. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any more questions regarding our drink and CBD.
Will this get me high? No, KILL CLIFF CBD is compliant with federal regulations 0% THC, so you will not get any sort of high feeling from our drink.
Does this drink have THC? Our drink has 0% THC. CBD derived from full spectrum hemp may have trace amounts of THC, since the extract is from the entire plant. We test our CBD through a third party to make sure we are in compliance with federal regulations.
How much CBD is in each can? There is 25mg of CBD from broad-spectrum hemp in each can of KILL CLIFF CBD.
Do I need a prescription? Negative! You will not need a prescription or medical card in order to make a purchase.
Is CBD legal in my state? The answer to this question all boils down to the state you live in. The New York Times reported that the federal 2018 Farm Bill lifted a nationwide ban on producing hemp, from which CBD oil is made, and which formerly was classified as a controlled substance. But the bill left states to follow their own laws, many of which still classifies hemp as illegal.
Certain states also forbid the usage of CBD oil in food and alcohol while other states allow it.
Federal law states CBD oils are legal to possess as long as they contain no more than .3 percent of THC, but some states have still arrested those in possession of CBD products regardless of the THC level.
What is the body's Endocannabinoid System? The ECS is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. The receptors that make up the ECS are found in your central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and immune system.
Is it safe to take CBD while pregnant? As of now, there is not enough evidence to determine whether CBD usage is safe while pregnant. We recommend talking to a prenatal care physician before experimenting.
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