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What Is A CBD Shot? Should I Take An Energy Shot Instead?
Instead of reaching for a heavily caffeinated energy shot, you could reach for a CBD shot. As more people look for energy shots that don’t give them the jitters, a number of such products containing CBD are becoming popular.
What even are they? Should I take one instead of a typical energy shot?
They have a whole lot going for them! Whether you should or not…really is up to you and your needs for maintaining your energy and focus throughout the day. Some people prefer caffeine and others can’t stand it.
A CBD shot is a fantastic alternative if you’re looking for one or if you’re caffeine-sensitive.
What IS A CBD Shot?
A CBD shot is a supplement shot, similar to the energy shots that have been in gas stations and grocery stores for years. It’s a 1 oz beverage, loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that’s made with one goal in mind.
Give you a boost, so you can feel better and focus on what is at hand.
The difference, of course, is that besides the beneficial blend of micronutrients is the addition of cannabidiol, aka CBD. The addition of CBD also helps you to relax, to reduce anxiety and help bring you into a state of cool focus rather than complex hype you up only to crash later.
Essentially, it’s a multivitamin supplement combined with the relief of using CBD.
Quality CBD shots are made without caffeine. While plenty of people have no problem with caffeine – and some people basically can’t live without it! – some find they prefer to get a boost without the jitters, shakes or the anxiety that caffeine can sometimes induce.
Taking a CBD shot instead gets you the cool focus instead of the roaring, spastic energy of caffeine.
What Gives You The Energy From CBD Shots?
What is it that gives you the energy from CBD shots? A beneficial blend of micronutrients is the driving force behind it, as you feel better because you’re getting the vitamins and minerals that many people don’t get from their diet.
The prime mover, however?
Any “energy blend” – and this is also true of heavily caffeinated energy drinks, incidentally – is the inclusion of a B vitamin complex, including vitamin B1, vitamin B6 (niacin) and, of course, vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is one of nature’s most powerful restoratives, as it sharpens the mind to a razor’s edge and keeps it there for longer than you get from over the counter stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine.
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is one of the most essential nutrients for brain function, which is why adding a bit of B12 from a CBD shot or other source seems to wake you up so very well.
However, unlike caffeine and nicotine – which are both rather low-grade stimulants – B12 is not a vasoconstrictor, so it has no immediate effect on the cardiovascular or cerebrovascular systems.
Therefore, B12 complexes – such as those found in a CBD shot – are a safer way to get a pick-me-up than a caffeinated one.
A CBD Shot Also Contains CBD
Another benefit of course is that a CBD shot contains CBD. Since a CBD shot is a supplement, rather than a beverage, it’s completely untoward for CBD to be included. In fact, it’s a very beneficial ingredient.
Often enough, when a person needs that boost in energy, they have performance anxiety due to feeling tired whether mentally or physically. No one wants to put in a lesser performance at their job, or in school or anywhere else in life.
CBD helps to calm the disquiet of anxiety, settling your nerves and letting you focus on the task at hand.
If you’re already on a CBD regimen, it’s also a way to get a midday dose instead of having to take another dropper or capsule…but also beat the lethargy people sometimes get from using CBD.
For the modern busy lifestyle, it’s actually the ideal way to take CBD when you’re on the go, in the office or otherwise need to step up and make things happen.