New and innovative CBD products are entering the market all the time, giving consumers more exciting ways to take CBD. As a general health supplement, you can take CBD pretty much any way you want, and that’s why manufacturers are trying to provide consumers with fun ways to take the supplement.
With the taste of raw CBD oil being quite off-putting to some, edible options are becoming increasingly popular. Gummies are an excellent choice for those with a sweet tooth, but CBD beverages are definitely catching up in the race. Some people choose to make their own CBD coffee using oils, whereas others purchase CBD hemp teas online; there is now even the option to buy CBD beer!
Love Hemp’s CBD water got people talking when it first came out, but now people are more excited about tasty variations of CBD beverages. A new release is Green Monkey CBD, a carbonated energy drink infused with CBD. Despite being relatively new, it is available to purchase at a number of outlets, but should you buy it if you happen to come across it? Let’s review…
What is Green Monkey CBD?
According to their site, Green Monkey is “The UK’s first carbonated drink infused with CBD.” It is immediately clear that this is a big brand from the moment you entire the website, with its professional design and top-range branding on all the products. A sea of green runs throughout the site, and the whole thing is very easy to navigate.
Green Monkey have an FAQ section that explains a little bit about CBD. Here, it is subtly advised that CBD newbies try out an oil first so that they can figure out their perfect dose. There is also a section titled “Pharmacy Backed”, where we expected to find third-party lab reports for the products. However, there is nothing more than a title, and a tagline stating that these drinks are an alternative to caffeine-based drinks. That’s all.
Unfortunately, there is no ‘About’ page on the actual website. To know anything about the company at all, you’ll have to visit their Facebook page; maybe this says a little bit about their desired audience.
Green Monkey is an energy drink infused with 10 mg of CBD per 250ml can. Their Facebook boasts that the product is backed by the Jhoots Pharmacy chain and AV Pharma, which is probably what they meant by the unexplained “Pharmacy Backed” on the website.
The drink is tropical fruit flavoured, with hints of pineapple and grape. It is best when served cold, providing a refreshing and tasty beverage.
Why Would I Want a CBD Energy Drink?
The main question you might have here is why you would want an energy drink infused with CBD in the first place. Sure, it might taste delicious, but is it a good idea? Well, CBD has been touted as a natural energy-booster. Through the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), it may be able to boost your overall health and wellbeing, helping you to feel better and therefore more alert.
Furthermore, CBD has been suggested to improve your sleep cycle, and if you’re getting better sleep, you’re going to feel more awake during the day time. This is great for people who struggle to get the sleep they need at night, which is why many are turning to CBD supplements.
CBD fitness supplements are also breaking through in the industry, with plenty of athletes taking CBD as a pre-workout energy-booster and a means of post-workout recovery. But why take it as a pre-workout? Well, several studies have indicated that cannabidiol may be a wake-promoting agent, meaning that it can boost your energy levels and help you to feel more awake.
It is for this reason that people have been adding CBD into their coffee. CBD does not actually have any harmful effects when combined with caffeine, meaning it is safe to do this. However, caffeine does actually have some negative effects of its own in the long-term, and it is not really that good for you to drink a lot of coffee on a daily basis.
This is where a CBD energy drink could be useful. Since it is an all-natural compound with very few reported side effects, it’s possible that a CBD energy drink could provide a healthier alternative to caffeine-based drinks. If you drink a lot of coffee, it might be worth giving Green Monkey a shot.
Where Can I Get Green Monkey CBD?
Green Monkey have sold their products in wholesale to certain pharmacies and retailers, and you can also find it sold at online CBD retailers.
However, you can also buy directly from the Green Monkey website (although clicking the link will take you to The CBD Store to make your purchase). You can’t buy individual cans, however, so you have to buy in bulk:
- 6 pack: £16.99
- 12 pack: £29.99
- 24 pack: £49.99
All of these prices include the cost of delivery.
Green Monkey Pros
- The Green Monkey brand is highly present on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is often a sign of a legit company, and it definitely makes them more approachable.
- The idea of a CBD drink to rival caffeinated beverages is great, because it could be an option that is better for our health in the long-term.
- It tastes great, providing a tasty way to get a good daily dose of CBD.
- Apparently, the products are pharmacy-backed and therefore they should be both high quality and effective.
Green Monkey Cons
- We can’t spot any lab reports, meaning we aren’t sure where the hemp is sourced, how it is grown, or whether any THC lands in the final product. This is definitely an area where the brand needs to improve.
- For people who don’t want a CBD beverage, this brand is a bit pointless. Whether they will sell oils in the future, we don’t know.
- Although the site is easy to navigate, there is little to no information about the products or the company.
Our Verdict on Green Monkey
If you’re on the market for a tasty and easy way to take CBD, then Green Monkey could be for you. This is a great CBD option that can be used by anyone, and it could even be useful in cutting down on the caffeine.
The marketing for this brand is definitely clever; the “Relax, it’s not bull” printed on the can definitely made us chuckle! Moreover, the brand’s social media presence is reassuring, and it speaks a lot about the CBD market catering to a younger audience.
For now, Green Monkey is a fairly new product, so we will have to wait and see just how much it takes off.