If you combat the 3 o'clock slump with a cup of coffee only to find yourself jittery and anxious for the rest of the workday, you’re not alone. The java might give you the energy boost you need to make it to closing time, but it definitely won’t help you start unwinding. Presenting the best of both worlds: Recess, a line of refreshing CBD sparkling waters.
Recess refers to its beverages as “an antidote to modern times” that aims to help you achieve focus, relaxation, creativity and balance. All six flavors are infused with hemp extract and adaptogens to keep you mellow and relaxed while still being alert and clear-headed. Hemp and adaptogens aid the body in maintaining equilibrium and managing stress.
Hemp, a member of the cannabis family, is supposed to calm the mind and center the body via our endocannabinoid system. The drinks also contain American ginseng, which can improve memory and focus, mood-brightening L-theanine (aka a sleep-improving amino acid found in tea plants) and balancing lemon balm. Recess is flavored with fruit and herbs, which keeps them low in calories and sugar. Each 12-ounce can has 15 to 30 calories, 4 to 6 grams of carbs and 3 to 6 grams of sugar.
You may be able to find Recess at a health or grocery store near you (this locator can help), but you can also order online. Buy single-flavor eight-packs for $39.99 (that’s about $5 a pop) or a six-pack sampler for $29.99. You can also score discount 12-packs for $49.99 if you make your purchase a subscription.