CBD consumption has been on the rise in recent years, and industries are constantly innovating to provide consumers with products that best meet their needs. For example, some CBD products are labeled as water soluble. How is CBD made water soluble?
Making water-soluble CBD
CBD is a cannabinoid substance extracted from cannabis that is highly regarded for its therapeutic properties. One of the best ways to consume CBD is in the form of CBD oil.
Since CBD is lipophilic, that is to say, soluble in oils or fats, it is generally produced in association with carrier oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, seed oil, etc. This makes the CBD oil hydrophobic, that is, insoluble in water.
In addition, in the form of an oil, CBD is not really available with the tag “bio”. In other words, its rate of absorption into the blood is very low. Indeed, studies have proven that the oral bioavailability of CBD is around 6%. This is due to its metabolism by the liver before it passes through the blood.
To get around the bioavailability issue of CBD, the makers of CBD products have made CBD water soluble, that is, water soluble. These types of CBD can therefore be consumed dissolved in water, coffee, or any other beverage of your choice.
In addition, to make CBD water soluble, different methods are used. We can cite the bioencapsulation of small fragments of CBD and the nanoemulsion.
The bioencapsulation of small fragments of CBD consists of first breaking the CBD into small pieces by a vacuum system which causes the implosion of the CBD molecules. Then, the small fragments obtained are coated by bioencapsulation, which makes them soluble in water.
Regarding the nano emulsion, it is the emulsification of oil droplets in water or water in oil by a surfactant, a co-surfactant, oil, and also oil water. Through this process carried out using ultrasonic technology, CBD is made water soluble.
With these methods, the CBD industries have been able to bring water-soluble CBD products to the market, thereby increasing their rate of absorption by the body. Water soluble CBD comes in many forms, such as:
- the erasers,
- the essences,
- water-soluble oils.
When consumed in these different forms, CBD is rapidly absorbed by the body with greater bioavailability.
How to choose your water soluble CBD?
If you are opting for water soluble CBD products, there are a number of factors to consider when purchasing.
- The dosage
Make sure that the label clearly states how much CBD you have in a given serving.
- Quality and purity test
Take care to verify the origin of the cannabis used in the manufacture of the product. If it is from the United States, you can rest assured that it is reliable and free from pesticide and heavy metal residues.
- The presence of added sugar
Remember to check that the product you choose is labeled sugar-free and does not contain sweeteners.
- The cost
You should also choose your type of water-soluble CBD product by comparing the amounts of CBD obtained for each type of product for the same price.