Let’s be real—it can be a nice little ritual to wind down after a long day with a glass of something. But contrary to popular societal beliefs, that something doesn’t actually have to be alcohol!
Hemp-infused mocktails can give you similar wind-down benefits of alcohol, without any of the side effects.
Like alcohol, a hemp drink’s relaxing benefits kick in about 15-20 minutes after sipping a glass. But unlike alcohol, you get a feel good, calming, and uplifting mood boost – not the boozy side effects of cognitive impairment, impaired judgement, and tipsy behavior, manifested into drunk texts or drunk Postmates orders. Plus, hemp-infused drinks like Aplós Calme are low calorie with zero grams of sugar. And no, hemp drinks will not cause the munchies!
Your body has a built in endocannabinoid system involved in sleep, appetite, pain, and immune response. So when you imbibe with a hemp drink, you’re actually helping reduce inflammation, whereas even small amounts of alcohol can add to your body’s inflammation.
In studies done on CBD, one of the most popular cannabinoids found in hemp (there are hundreds!), researchers found that CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug or alcohol addiction, meaning that sipping on a hemp-infused drink may actually help you crave less alcohol.
Best of all, when it comes to sipping on hemp-infused drinks, you get the relaxing benefits… no disrupted sleep, waking up parched, taking Advil, or hangover included!