The CBD train has left the station and—full disclosure—we’re into it. (What can we say? It’s a stressful world.) From a CBD lemon drink to gummies and bath products, if it comes with the promise of relaxation, our interest is piqued. That’s why we're curious about Recess, a CBD- and adaptogen-infused sparkling water that calls itself an “antidote to modern times.”
Quick refresher: CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many chemical compounds derived from the marijuana plant. And while it might reduce anxiety and stress, it’s nonpsychoactive (so you won’t get high, dude). Per The New York Times, CBD offers a myriad of benefits, including relief from pain, anxiety and depression; appetite stimulation; anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties.
Recess comes in three flavors—blackberry chai, peach ginger and pomegranate hibiscus—and each pretty pastel can contains 10 milligrams of Colorado-sourced full spectrum hemp, plus adaptogenic schisandra (for immunity and balance), ginseng (for focus and memory) and L-theanine (a green tea compound that reduces stress). If you ask us, it sounds like LaCroix and a chill pill had a refreshing, Instagram-worthy baby. Need.
At $30 for six cans (and about $40 for an eight-can sampler), it's no bargain…but can you really put a price on self-care?