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If you want to get the benefit of CBD without taking drops, water soluble CBD is a good option. As the name implies, it is made to dissolve in liquid.
As cannabinoids such as CBD and THC are oily, they do not mix with water. Adding drops to liquid will result in the oil floating to the surface and beading. You will not get the full benefit of CBD as you are not consuming the oil directly.
In a soluble form – typically powder – you will get the full benefit, with fast absorption. You will also find it easier to get your dose, simply by adding water soluble CBD to your morning tea, coffee or smoothie.
What is water soluble CBD?
What exactly is water soluble CBD? Before we delve deeper into the science behind solubles, it helps to get a quick idea of what they are and how they work.
How does CBD powder work?
As we mentioned above, CBD is not soluble by nature. Cannabinoids are hydrophobic, which means that they do not bond to water.
To make it able to dissolve in liquid, CBD has to be isolated into tiny molecules that can dissolve more easily. When it is broken down into small particles, it becomes water-compatible and able to blend with water molecules.
The process of emulsion enables the tiny oily cannabinoid nanoparticles to dissolve in liquid without beading. It also helps to fast-track absorption in the body, as the CBD is broken down enough to pass through the bloodstream and into the cells.
This means that dissolving CBD sachets can have a faster effect than other types of edibles. Let's have a look at the science behind faster absorption.
CBD oil vs powder
What is the difference between CBD oil and powder?
CBD oil typically contains CBD and trace amounts of THC. It is in the natural cannabinoid state, which is oil-based. It is added to a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. The oil comes in the form of drops that are taken orally, under the tongue.
Powder is a CBD substance that has been broken down into particles that are small enough to dissolve in water. The powder contains emulsifiers that allow for better absorption. Powder is added to beverages and also consumed orally.
The science behind CBD powder
The science behind CBD water can seem a little overwhelming at first. In reality, it comes down to two things: how the CBD is broken down into particles small enough to be absorbed and how those particles are absorbed in the body.
Two key processes affect overall absorption: nanotechnology and bioavailability.
Studies on nanotechnology and CBD absorption are still emerging. From what we do know, oil-based nanoparticles can be more easily absorbed by the body.
Nanoparticles are created using nanotechnology, which uses ultrasonic waves to reduce the size of CBD particles to a microscopic level. The pressure results in the explosion of individual particles into a large number of tiny CBD nanoparticles. These particles are measured in nanometers – a single nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.
These particles are so tiny that they can easily absorb directly into the bloodstream.
To increase absorption even further, the particles are combined with an emulsifier, which allows the tiny particles of oil to mix with water. This acts as a base that makes the CBD compatible with liquid and in the bloodstream.
As the human body is mostly made of water, CBD water can be more easily absorbed in the body compared to oil. This process is known as bioavailability – the way that CBD nanoparticles become available within your body.
Once CBD has been broken down into nanoparticles, it forms a larger surface area. Absorption is, therefore, more available in the body.
Oil-soluble molecules have lower bioavailability. A higher dose is often needed to get the full effects of CBD. Each dose takes longer to be available within the body, as it does not enter the bloodstream directly.
Water soluble CBD benefits
Aside from its fast-acting results, there are a few key benefits to water soluble CBD.
It is easy to use.
You won't have to take any drops or worry about measuring out doses. The goodleaf sachets are sold in boxes of 20 sachets. Each sachet contains 10mg of CBD – half the recommended daily dose of 20mg. Simply add to your chosen beverage, give the drink a stir and enjoy.
It removes the headache of getting the right dose.
Because our sachets contain a pre-measured amount of powder, you won't have to worry about counting out drops. Simply pour one or two sachets into your beverage of choice. You will have the correct daily dose, without having to second-guess yourself on whether your dose is right.
It gives you all the goodness of CBD.
You'll get all the same benefits that you would when taking drops. If you've been wanting to start a CBD regime but you're not so keen on trying the oil, sachets are a good alternative. If you've tried the oil and don't like the taste, the powder makes it easier to mask the taste by adding to beverages.
It is ideal for life on the go.
The sachets are small and easy to add to your handbag, pocket or gym bag. As CBD is fantastic for post-workout recovery, you can quickly add a half or full dose to your smoothie or water when you've finished your workout. You can also keep a box in your desk drawer to keep with you while you're at work when you're feeling stressed out or tired.
How to use the powder
Using the powder is quick and easy. Simply tear open a sachet, pour into a glass of liquid, stir to dissolve the powder and then drink.
There are many ways that you can use the powder if you prefer not to add it to water. You can try adding it to tea, coffee, smoothies, freshly pressed juice, soup or any other beverage.
The powder does not have a strong taste or smell. This makes it very versatile and easy to drink.
Not keen on powder? You can also try our range of sparkling CBD water that gives you all the benefit of water soluble CBD in every sip. We have a variety of flavours in-store, including peach geranium, aloe rose, berry hibiscus, and mango ginger. Bottles are sold in packs of 12 in our online store – you can also find them at your local supermarket.
Getting the right dosage
A common concern with those who are new to CBD beverages is getting the right dosage. As we mentioned above, our sachets are the easiest ways to get the right dose.
Each sachet has been measured for your convenience. You can take a single sachet of 10mg or take two sachets for a full recommended dose.
You can divide your dose by taking one sachet in the morning and the other in the evening. You can take both sachets at the same time.
For best results, make sure that you use the powder daily. Our good habits subscription is an easy way to make sure that you don't run out.
Water Soluble CBD
As you can see, CBD powder and beverages offer an alternative to drops. Powder allows you to get the full advantages that CBD offers for overall well-being. Stock up on CBD sachets and sparkling water in our water soluble CBD beverages range to get your daily dose of goodness at goodleaf.