Day One is a CBD-only functional beverage from Natural Hemp Company. Its first flavor, lemon, has now hit the market, with additional flavors to come. Each 12 oz. can of sparkling water is infused with 20mg of broad-spectrum CBD and a splash of real lemon fruit juice, according to the company. The company says the product uses “all-natural ingredients and our waters have zero calories, zero carbs and no added sweeteners.”
We tasted the product and found it to be quite an enjoyable experience, hitting the palate much like a can of La Croix, with ample fizz and a modest punch of lemon — more juice than peel. It’s not at all sweet, just lightly sour and tangy from the addition of lemon juice. The CBD additive initially adds no discernible flavor to the drink, though as you near the end of a can, an herbal hint emerges.
As a CBD-only beverage, Day One creates no psychoactive effects, and we noticed nothing unexpected in our testing. As is common in the CBD world, Day One does promise to “promote balance and mental clarity” and “decrease stress and anxiety,” and we found this to generally hold true — at least the anxiety part. Of course, your mileage may vary, and the can format makes it necessarily difficult to manage your dose. If you want a 30mg dose of CBD, for example, you’ll end up wasting half a can of the product. At a price of nearly $6 per can (including shipping), that complicates the value decision.
Format: beverage, 12 oz. can
Dosage: 20mg CBD per can
Price: $35 per six-pack (includes free shipping)
Value: $0.29 per mg of CBD
Product website: drinkdayone.com/shop/sparkling-cbd-water-lemon