I’m very happy to say this is the first of two reviews I’ll be conducting around the CB.Do range. The other is ‘Rest’, but considering it was earlier in the day when I wanted to start testing this out, I decided to go for the Energise.
What Is Unique About These Tablets?
CB.Do use premium grade CBD, utilising CO2 extraction methods, which they deliver in a water soluble format.
By having water soluble CBD powder, compressed into a tablet form, this takes away the need for a sublingual consumption method, while delivering cannabidiol in a highly absorbable format using their patented water-soluble encapsulating system.
Another factor is the presence of other ingredients, something I think will help many CBD brands to stand out over the next few years.
Each tablet will provide you with a clearly stated dosage of CBD, but beyond this, you will also gain plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Why Is This Product Called Energise?
Energise is one of four products in the CB.Do range, with the other three being Rest, Boost and Protect.
The CBD content is consistent with these products, but it is the other ingredients that stand out, such as Ginseng and Acai Berry in Boost or Turmeric and Black Pepper in Protect.
But the key factor that gives this product its energy boosting name is largely around the presence of caffeine.
In a serving size of two tablets, you will get 50mg of caffeine, ideal if you’re taking your CBD before a big meeting or in the morning.
Another key ingredient is Maca Root, which is known to help boost sporting performance and increase energy levels. There are a number of studies that have shown supplementation of maca can increase endurance, as well as increasing cycling time performances in cyclists when taking for 14 days.
The final ingredient I wanted to highlight was the cordyceps, a form of fungi, indigenous to Asia, which has been shown to reduce fatigue levels in animals when swimming based on this study. An improvement of my energy levels is always a welcome boost, but even more so while I’m on a diet and calorie deprived.
Cordyceps have also been shown to have a number of other benefits, including its antioxidant levels helping to fight off free radicals and therefore providing anti-ageing properties, as well as helping to fight inflammation.
What Vitamins Do You Also Get?
In two tablets, being the average serving size, you will get 10ug of Vitamin D3, 80mg of Vitamin C, 16mg of Vitamin B3, 1.4mg of Vitamin B6 and 2.5ug of Vitamin B12, making this very much a multi-vitamin and CBD tablet.
Are These Vegan Friendly?
Yes they are, none of the ingredients have come from animal sources at all. This is a growing trend with CBD products that I’m very happy to see.
On top of that, if you are on a vegan diet, you will undoubtedly be taking in less Vitamin B12 than you need, therefore the need for supplementation is increased.
That isn’t to say Vitamin B12 comes from animals, it actually comes from them eating mud from the grass, but unless you’re eating plants you’ve grown in your own garden and you’re on a vegan diet, you may have a deficiency of Vitamin B12 in your diet, therefore this is worth looking into.
How Much CBD Do You Get?
A single tablet contains 15mg of CBD, therefore you can take the amount you feel works best for you. If you’re starting out, you can just take one to see how you react and what results you get, but over time you may have to increase.
CB.Do have set the serving size as 2 tablets, being 30mg of CBD, while they also offer guidance on 4 per day if you’re looking for a stronger dosage of 60mg of CBD.
I normally have around 40mg of CBD per day, so I switched between 2-3 per day during testing.
With 60 tablets in a pack and 15mg of CBD in each tablet, that means you get 900mg of CBD in a tin, or 1,800 if you go for the size up.
Where Can I Purchase These From?
You can order the 60 tablets of CB.Do Energise for £45, or they also offer the 120 tablet pack for £59, which works better from an economies of scale perspective.
They also offer free delivery on orders over £50, so it could be worth opting for the more expensive option.