The functional energy drinks report will take you through the challenges, advancements, emerging technologies, innovative products, startups, in energy drinks in the beverage industry. These Beverages can be made from Cannabidiol (CBD), Ginseng, Hemp, natural herbs, Electrolyte, Tea etc. The technology scouting on the functional energy drinks revealed solutions to technical challenges, information on industry standards, and market trends.
What are Functional Beverages?
A functional beverage is a drink typically intended to convey a health benefit or performance-enhancing effect. Some include ingredients like herbs, vitamins, minerals, nootropics, amino acids, or additional raw fruit or vegetables.
Segmentation of Functional Beverages
The functional energy drinks report reveals detailed information on the market segmentation.
- Sports and performance drinks
- Energy drinks
- Dairy based beverages
- Enhanced fruit drinks (Fortified juices)
- Soy beverages
- Functional water
Functional Energy Drinks Report: Market Insights
Functional Energy Drinks Report discloses information on the global functional beverage market. It is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.66% during the forecast period 2019-2024.
As the lifestyle is becoming sedentary it becomes essential to keep boosting our body. Benefits offered by functional beverages include :
- Health & Wellness
- Boost Immunity
- Energy & Rejuvenation
- Weight Management
Report on Functional Energy Drinks
An energy drink is a type of drink that contains stimulant compounds, usually caffeine. Caffeine is marketed as mental and physical stimulation.
Caffeine is known for stimulating the central nervous system while Taurine aids in amino acid and metabolism-boosting. Vitamin B is necessary for converting sugar to energy and sugar is a source of energy. Ginseng is known for its performance-enhancing effects.
If you are seeking to promote muscle function & physical performance then Carnitine must be taken. Green coffee is the source of caffeine and promotes weight loss whereas green tea acts as a source of caffeine & antioxidants. For natural energy boosters, CBD is the right source to be looked upon. Additionally, anti-oxidants are known for inhibiting free radical formation in the body.
A technology landscape on the functional energy drinks was done and a comprehensive report on the energy drinks is generated.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Infused Beverage with no THC, caffeine, or GMO’s
CBD Sparkling Water includes 30mg of water-soluble broad-spectrum hemp extract. It has characteristics of sports drinks and sparkling water to create a wellness drink for people with active lifestyles, who want the benefits of vitamins, CBD, and recovery without THC, caffeine, sugar, calories, or sodium.
Vegan-friendly & allergen-free
Naturally flavored sparkling CBD water infused with adaptogens including ginseng, ashwagandha, and lemon balm. No allergens, vegan friendly, and low in calories and sugar.
CBD Water has American Ginseng to improve memory
Sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens. Recess contains ingredients that have potential health benefits. Hemp extract and adaptogens help us better adapt to stress, resist disease, heighten energy, and increase endurance.
CBD Beverage with no psychoactive effect
This reference discloses a beverage, which is an energy drink comprising cannabidiol from cannabis having 50 mg/L to 300 mg/L CBD, water, and one emulsifier. The drink has performance-enhancing, invigorating, digestible, beneficial, but the non-psychoactive effect for humans or animals.
Emerging Technology for Microcapsules of CBD for Energy Drinks
This reference discloses cannabinoid compositions in the form of microcapsules comprising CBD and less than 0.3% of THC. The composition is suitable for food or beverage mix, which includes energy powder, energy bar, energy shot, protein powder.
CBD Hemp Extract Infused Tea with natural herbs
Brewed Bai Mudan white tea is infused with cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil and blended with natural herbs for a deliciously unique beverage. The tea has zero caffeine value.
Caffeine-free CBD tea with honey and caramel flavor
It gives aromatic earth tones from CBD hemp oil. Raspberry Daze CBD Infused Rooibos contains 150mg of CBD. It has organic South African Red Rooibos, safflower petals, raspberry extract, and CBD Hemp Oil. This super hydrating tea is caffeine-free and contains antioxidants. The tea can be served hot or cold as per the need of the consumer.
A sparkling tea with cannabinoid extracts and chef-crafted blended functional foods
Tempo’s sparkling hibiscus tea is built for those that want to unwind, reset, and relax. This rejuvenating blend, also infused with 25mg of hemp-derived CBD, pairs non-caffeinated hibiscus tea with a balanced blend of blackberry and citrus.
Caffeine & CBD Free Energy Drinks
The recovery drink has 50% more electrolytes. The O2 Natural Recovery is an oxygenated beverage with 7x more oxygen than tap water and 2.5x more electrolytes than other sports drinks and no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Natural sugar and Vitamins
First truly African energy drink KABISA energy drink is completely free from any artificial sweeteners and has plenty of vitamins (such as B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12) responsible for the proper functioning of the human mind and body. Matches up with standards of Halal, HACCP, and IFS Food.
Use of Adaptogenic herbs
The Metta drink is an all-natural drink including natural herbs providing long-lasting natural energy. It is vegan and gluten-free providing improved endurance and reduced post-workout soreness. The drink is Vegan friendly and contains no refined sugars, gluten, artificial ingredients, and caffeine.
Electrolyte (sodium citrate, sodium chloride) based Energy drink
This reference discloses a kind of electrolyte energy drink to provide refreshment, fatigue resistance, to avoid electrolyte harm to the human body. The composition comprises sugar (granulated sugar, Glucose, maltose, etc.), citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, glucolactone, calcium lactate, potassium chloride, heavy carbon Sour magnesium, disodium hydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, vitamin C, sodium is ascorbate, IFF shaddock essence, pure water. The reference does not mention the use of caffeine or CBD.
Ginseng-based Energy Drink
This reference discloses a ginseng composition and an energy beverage prepared by using the composition to help provide energy supplementation. The composition comprises ginseng, mulberry fruit, chrysanthemum flower, licorice root, sweetener, and edible essence. The reference does not mention the use of caffeine or CBD.
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CBD Energy Drinks with Low Caffeine Value
- Cannabis Energy Drink derived from the hemp seed: Cannabis Energy Drink is having the standard energy drink flavor, but with added cannabis extract. As there is no THC, therefore there is no psychoactive effect.
- CBD Energy Drink fortified with Vitamins B: A Hemp CBD Energy Drink which is made with natural plant extracts like hemp CBD, Guarana, Ginseng, Ginkgo biloba to boost physical and mental performance. Also, there is no THC in the product.
- Hemp extract-based CBD Drink: Kill Cliff CBD Recovery Drink has125 mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract to deliver 25 mg of CBD benefits. It has no sugar and is keto-friendly. The drink has 0% THC.
- Energy drink with guarana as caffeine component: This reference discloses a therapeutic drink comprising CBD (0.5% to 10%.), THC (0.0025% to 2%), hemp oil, cannabis oil, caffeine (0.01% to 0.8%), and one more component as a catalyst. Caffeine is from a guarana extract. The composition can be used in energy drinks and for relieving fatigue sore muscles, or pain.
Alternatives of Caffeine for Energy Drinks
Ginseng: It is considered an adaptogen that supports and protects the body by rejuvenating and invigorating. Improves energy and increases stamina
Cordyceps: Parasitic fungi, held in high regard for their enormous energy-enhancing potential. Enhance aerobic performance and endurance
Kombucha: Sweet tea fermented with yeast and bacteria cultures. Caffeine content is reduced during the fermentation process
Guarana: Active ingredient in the guarana plant (guaranine) is chemically identical to caffeine. Natural Guarana seed extract provides slow-acting and long-lasting energy
Natural Caffeine Replacements
This reference discloses a method for enhancing alertness, attention, concentration, and memory in a person. The invention provides a method for replacing all or a part of the caffeine or theobromine with Cyperus esculentus peel, Cyperus esculentus rhizomes or mangiferin, norathyriol. This composition is used in energy drinks, sports drinks, etc.
Emerging Technologies in CBD for Energy Boosting
ZOHKO CBD ENERGY CAPSULES (Las Vegas Nevada): Energy-boosting capsules have 25mg of CBD, 100 mg of caffeine, and 6 other energy-activating ingredients in each pill. The product contains 0.3% or less THC.
Joy Organics CBD Energy Drink Mix (Fort Collins): Premium energy mix packs that have THC-free powder. It has water soluble CBD, delivers phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil quickly and effectively, ensuring maximum benefit.
Pineapple Wellness CBD Energy Boost Oral Spray (Los Angeles, CA): A mobile energy boost spray containing a blend of CBD with Vitamins B-12, A, and D which is a healthier alternative to coffee or energy drinks.
Start-ups in Energy Boosting Drinks & CBD Products
DUKE is a London-based company & leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages with natural caffeine.
SYNAPSE is Atlanta based company that uses powerful, natural nootropic ingredients to deliver enhanced mental and physical performance in energy drinks.
ZASP is a US-based company working in the area of CBD specifically. They use natural fruit flavors and high-grade cannabis to create a convenient and delicious beverage.
Functional Energy Drinks: Report on Global Market Trends
The functional energy drinks report reveals detailed information on the market drivers and underlying factors.
CBD Infused Beverages Market Size expected to reach $2.8 Billion by 2025, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8%.
North America is expected to have a major share of the global CBD Beverages market. The CBD drinks market in the U.S. will be worth USD 260 million by the year 2022, while the combined value of CBD and THC-infused beverages will reach USD 1.4 billion by 2024.
The functional beverages market is expected to decrease from $128.66 billion in 2019 to $125.39 billion in 2020 at a rate of -2.5%. owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it.
The functional beverages market size is expected to recover post the COVID-19 crisis and grow at a rate of 8.07% from 2021 and reach $158.28 billion in 2023.
Functional Energy Drinks: Report on Regulatory Authorities
This section of the functional energy drinks report reveals the regulatory authorities that are an absolute necessity for the operation and market.
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