7 Functional Drinks Worth Trying
7 Functional Drinks Worth Trying

7 Functional Drinks Worth Trying

Functional drinks are having their moment – probably because they’re an easy way to get potentially beneficial ingredients like nootropics, adaptogens, probiotics and CBD on board. Whether you’re looking for something hot, cold, sparkling or still, we think these are some of the best to try…
By Georgia Day

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Zero Sugar Living Soda, From £1.90 | Fhirst

If you usually get your dose of gut-friendly prebiotics and probiotics through your food, you might be pleased to now you can now get both simply by opening a can. FHIRST, the only soda on the market to contain both, contains 2 billion living cultures and 5g of prebiotic plant fibre. It uses microencapsulation technology to get them both straight to your gut without being compromised on the way. There’s also zinc to support your immune system and an infusion of natural stevia leaves to add a little natural sweetness (but thankfully, zero sugar). We’d try the zesty and refreshing Lemon Lime flavour first. 

Available at Fhirst.com

Power Up CBD Tea, £26.99 | JP's Originals

Available as part of a trio of CBD-infused teas, the Power Up blend is a good option if you feel like you’re flagging but can’t stomach another cup of coffee. An energising mix of lemongrass and lemon myrtle makes for a refreshing cuppa, with hints of spicy ginger, turmeric and cinnamon offering a little fiery depth. 15mg of water-soluble CBD – well above the usual standard of 2-5mg – helps you stay focused and calm. Its mellow citrus notes are also a great alternative if you find green tea too bitter. 

Available at JPsOriginals.com

Classic Bundle Pack, £19 | VITHIT

Stocked at Asda, BP, Co-Op and Morrisons, it’s now easier than ever to get your hands on Irish brand Vit Hit. It’s historically targeted a younger audience with its bright packaging and juice-like flavours, but don’t let this talk you out of trying it – it’s brimming with good stuff. Flavoured with water, juice, tea and a hefty dose of vitamins, it contains 75% less sugar than a standard juice drink but still tastes delicious. With less than 35 calories per bottle and nine flavours to choose from – think Apple & Elderflower and Dragonfruit & Yuzu – there’s something for everyone. Targeting everything from immunity to energy, they're also gluten free.

Available at VITHIT.com

CBD Seltzer Discovery Pack, £25.49 (were £29.99) | Oto

Known for its ingestible tincture and sleep drops, CBD-focused Oto has recently launched sparkling seltzers to deliver maximum refreshment along with maximum chill. Choose from interesting flavour combinations like Blood Orange & Chilli and Elderflower & Juniper, which are packed with a hefty 25mg dose of pure CBD as well as adaptogens like holy basil, lemon balm and olive leaf. Keep them in the fridge for those frazzled moments in the day when you just need to press pause.

Available at OtoWellbeing.com

Mixed Pack Mindful Blend, £38.40 | Trip

If you’re a fan of TRIP’s delicately flavoured CBD drinks, you’re going to love what’s next in the line-up. Forgoing the CBD this time in favour of new nootropic ingredients and minerals, there are four flavours to choose from: Cucumber Mint, Blood Orange Rosemary, Elderflower Mint and Raspberry Orange Blossom. All contain lion’s mane for clarity, magnesium for balance, and ashwagandha and L-theanine to help you relax and find your calm.

Available at Drink-Trip.com

Elevate Tea, £15 | Fungo

If you like your tea to do good as well as taste good, give Fungo a try. Packed full of all the benefits of functional mushrooms (purported to help boost everything from immunity and energy to sleep and stress resilience) this supercharged organic tea blend combines Ayurvedic herbs like ginger, tulsi and turmeric for warmth and depth, alongside lion’s mane mushroom to improve clarity and focus. Thankfully, it’s decidedly un-mushroom-y in taste, and is well suited for kicking that post-lunch slump to the kerb.

Available at Fungo.co

Magnesium Water Mixed Trial Pack, £4.99 (were £5.97) | Better You

If you work out regularly, you probably understand the need to keep your magnesium levels topped up. Not only does magnesium contribute to brain function and a healthy nervous system, it’s an important component in the body’s electrolyte balance. To improve your magnesium intake, these infused waters contain 180mg of elemental magnesium per can, which equates to 48 percent of the NRV, as well as a host of beneficial Irish Sea minerals. Unlike many functional drinks, these are still not sparkling.

Available at BetterYou.com

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