Water Soluble CBD might be the future of cannabis products.
Cannabis is widely accepted these days. Most states have legalized the medicinal use of cannabis, a lot of states have downright decided to legalize the adult-use of the plant as well. With the industry reaching an all-time high, now may be the best time for you to start thinking about hopping into the industry. And one of the first things you need to ask yourself is: what product are you trying to sell?
According to BDS Analytics, beverages are one of the most sought after cannabis products. Among these products, water soluble CBD is one of the new trends in the industry. But how can nanotechnology help create extracts for cannabis beverages?
How to make water soluble CBD
First of all, if you want to know how nanotechnology works in the process of cannabis, you should check our post regarding nanotechnology in cannabis.
Nowadays, there are just about any kinds of CBD products you can think of out there in the market. One of the newest additions to this list is the nano-CBD products.
For those who don’t know, nanotechnology basically involves shrinking down virtually anything to “nanoscopic” dimensions throughout a fairly complicated process. The final product would be what scientists call “nanoemulsions”.
By shrinking the particles and breaking cannabis compounds apart, it can technically enter the body through the blood streams and reach the liver way faster than usual. Nanotechnology can help create new products for the cannabis industry, and this has a lot to do with the nature of CBD.
CBD has lipophilic qualities, which basically means that it is an oil-based compound which –as you may infer- is not soluble in water. As human bodies are 70% water, an oil-based compound has a hard time absorbing cannabidiol. It’s like you’re trying to pour oil in a glass of water.
So, what does nanotechnology have to do with this? Well, when you break down cannabidiol into nanoparticles, it attaches and binds easily with lipids and water molecules. Essentially what this means is that cannabinoids become water soluble, managing to bind to water. This allows faster and easier absorption of cannabinoids.
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Why is Water Soluble CBD a big deal?
If you’re going to be adding a cannabinoid to your drink it has to be water soluble, because your drink will probably be mainly water -you’re not drinking oil, right?- and also, you are mainly water, so, if you’re going to be delivering something into your body, it should dissolve in it, so it can do what it needs to do and get to all the places that it needs to get.
Granted, this is not the only way to get cannabinoids in your body. For instance, you can smoke it, the problem with it is that you’d have to use your lungs, and not everybody wants to do that.
The other thing to take into account is that your stomach is made to handle these things. Your stomach has a way of fighting a lot of things. If somebody decides to put, for example, vitamins to your cannabis product and you ingest it, you probably won’t have to go to the hospital. If you consume it any other way, it may get risky.
Benefits of water soluble CBD
- It gets absorbed easier. Unprocessed CBD usually has a bioavailability of 4%, which means you’d waste up to 96% of the CBD you ingest. However, water soluble CBD has a bioavailability of at least 90%, which basically means you’d get more for less.
- The dosage is consistent. With most CBD products, you can’t know for a fact how much herb are you consuming every given dose because CBD isn’t mixed evenly. Same thing happens with vape cartridges, as you don’t always inhale the same dose. Water soluble CBD lets you measure a consistent dose every single time, so the cannabinoid gets absorbed more preodictably and more efficiently
- It is convenient. Water soluble CBD is easier to carry around. You can just pull out a dropper and mix it into your foods or drinks whenever you want, and you’ll get the same effect every single time.
Best water soluble CBD products
If you’re interested in adding CBD to your foods or beverages, here are some of the five most sought after brands that offer water soluble CBD products:
There are even some companies that offer equipment and formulations to their clients in order to make nano-products. You can take a look at Industrial Sonomechanics’ webpage if you are interested in making your own water soluble CBD product.
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