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CBD Energy Drink [Add CBD to Any Energy Drink or Make Your Own!]

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A CBD energy drink promises to give you a refreshing boost whenever you need it, paired with soothing benefits and delicious flavors. But this isn’t any ordinary energy drink. Thanks to CBD, this delicious beverage is formulated with the perfect balance of focus, performance, and overall well-being. Can CBD energy drinks live up to the hype?


In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of CBD energy drinks. Read on to find out what they do and how they work. At the end, we’ll give you an easy and delicious recipe for citrus energy drinks infused with Cheef Botanicals’ top-shelf CBD! Without further ado, let’s get to it!

What Are CBD Energy Drinks?

CBD energy drinks are conventional energy drinks infused with CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a natural chemical compound found in hemp plants. It is not mind altering, non-addictive, and offers multiple wellness benefits.


The 2018 Federal Farm Bill legalized CBD in all 50 states. Since then, countless CBD-infused products have entered the market, including energy drinks. Depending on where you live, it might be hard to find CBD energy drinks in stores, or they might be out of your price range. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – add CBD to a regular energy drink!



Can You Add CBD To An Energy Drink?

Yes, you can add CBD to an energy drink! Combining CBD with an energy drink allows you to enjoy the energizing effects of your favorite beverage while also benefiting from the calming and balancing properties of CBD.


How Much CBD Should You Add to Your Energy Drink?

Before you start making energy drinks, it’s important to know how much CBD you can handle. The proper dose of CBD depends on your body weight. Here are some general recommendations:


  • Small Dose: 0.10 mg CBD per pound of body weight
  • Regular Dose: 0.25 mg CBD per pound of body weight
  • Strong Dose: 0.50 mg CBD per pound of body weight


CBD is invigorating in small to moderate doses, but it can have the opposite effect in larger doses, making you tired. Start by mixing a small dose of CBD, preferably CBD oil or isolate, into your energy drink and see how you feel. Add more if you need, but go slowly.


young woman drinking energy drink with CBD

Make Your Own CBD Energy Drink!

The simplest way to make your own CBD energy drink is to follow the dosing guidelines and add cannabidiol directly to your favorite beverage. Whether you’re using CBD oil, isolate, or the contents of a capsule, you’ll need to stir your drink vigorously a few times to ensure the CBD is evenly incorporated. If you set your drink down for a while, give it another shake before resuming.


If you’re feeling ambitious, here’s how you can make an energy drink from scratch!


Making your own energy drink is easier than you might think and it’s worth it, given how unhealthy most commercial energy drinks are. Many popular energy drink brands are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, including synthetic caffeine. While the risks of consuming too much sugar are well-known, fewer people understand the side effects of excessive caffeine. Aside from energy drinks, you can also create your own CBD Tea that is all-natural, highly beneficial, & delicious!


CBD Energy Drink Recipe

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 teaspoons dried ginseng (or ginseng tea)
  • 150 milligrams natural caffeine powder (*see note)
  • 2 grams taurine powder (taurine is an amino acid that helps regulate electrolyte levels)
  • 8 ounces of boiling water
  • Your recommended dose of Cheef Botanicals’ CBD oil or isolate (see the previous section for dosing guidelines)
  • 1 cup seltzer water


*Note: Look for a plant-based caffeine supplement made from coffee beans, tea leaves, yerba mate, or guarana. Artificial caffeine raises your heart rate dramatically. This can lead to a serious medical condition known as tachycardia, in which the heart rate gets out of control. Be safe and choose a natural caffeine source.



  1. Use a citrus peeler to remove the lemon zest. Take only the top yellow part of the peel, avoiding the white layer beneath (the pith).
  2. Transfer the lemon zest to a bowl and add sugar. Using a muddler or a mortar and pestle, gently smash the lemon peels for about 5 minutes. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. The citrus oil will release and mix with the sugar to form a sweet syrup called oleo saccharum. After an hour, strain out the zest and any undissolved sugar, preserving the syrup.
  3. Use the citrus peeler to zest the orange avoiding the pith. Place the orange zest in a teapot or a heatproof bowl.
  4. Add the ginseng, caffeine, and taurine to the teapot and pour in the boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the citrus peels. Let the beverage cool completely.
  6. Add the CBD, seltzer water, and oleo saccharum from steps 1-2. Stir the whole thing thoroughly to combine. Your energy drink is ready to enjoy!


Benefits Of CBD

CBD offers an array of wellness benefits, including:


  • Relieving aches and discomfort
  • Calming nervousness
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Aiding appetite and digestion
  • Elevating mood
  • Supporting homeostasis and overall well-being


There are three categories of CBD products that you can add to your energy drink:

  • Full Spectrum CBD products contain all of the compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant, including 0.3% or less THC. These products promote the “entourage effect” – the combined synergistic power of the plant’s compounds that is more impactful than CBD working alone.
  • Broad Spectrum hemp products contain all of the plant’s compounds except THC. You’ll still get some benefits of the entourage effect but not all of them.
  • CBD Isolate is 99.99% pure CBD, with no other cannabis compounds in the mix. You won’t get any entourage effect with isolates since they only have CBD.


buff dude drinking cbd energy drink

Why Purchase CBD From Cheef?

At Cheef Botanicals, we let the principles of natural wellness guide our business. We offer a wide selection of products made from CBD, including:


  • Oil (tincture)
  • Hemp CBD flower
  • Vape carts
  • Concentrates
  • Gummies
  • And more!


Everything at Cheef is plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. We never use artificial ingredients or preservatives, and we source our hemp from eco-friendly organic industrial hemp farms in Oregon and Colorado.


Our customers enjoy a 30-day money-back guarantee. Sign up for our special subscribe-and-save deal to get 25% on every one of our premium-quality CBD products!



Final Thoughts – CBD Energy Drink

Traditional energy drinks serve only one purpose – to jack your body up with a whole bunch of caffeine and sugar. You might get an energy boost, but it won’t last long. Even worse, most commercial drinks use synthetic caffeine and sweeteners, giving them more downsides than upsides. Now is the time to ditch those unnatural drinks and try something new like the different CBD drinks & edibles you will surely enjoy!


CBD energy drinks go beyond conventional options, providing more than a brief boost. The inclusion of CBD offers added benefits that complement caffeine (and far outlast it). Ready to make your own CBD energy drink? Head to the Cheef Botanicals shop to stock up on oil, isolate, and more!

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