Our market has plenty of CBD products. In fact, the CBD market is worth $9.3 billion in 2020 and is predicted to grow to $23.6 billion in 2025. It is evident that CBD fever is spreading fast, but how much do you know about it?
CBD is a cannabinoid found abundantly in cannabis plants. Legally, it is derived mainly from the hemp plant. As the rules vary in different states, you may see CBD derived from other cannabis strains also.
Scientists are still doing experiments to completely understand the potential of CBD and to improve its benefits. Their work led to the invention of water-soluble CBD (hydrophilic) from natural CBD, which is hydrophobic. Since there are two types of CBDs (hydrophobic and hydrophilic) available in the market, you might be confused as to which one to buy. Let’s compare typical CBD oil with water-soluble CBD to determine which is best for us.
CBD oil is one of the most common CBD products found in stores. CBD oil is made by mixing CBD, a cannabinoid from the hemp plant, and a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil for diluting it. It also does not contain the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound responsible for the psychoactive effects.
It can be ingested, applied topically, or inhaled, and the way we take it affects our body differently. The CBD oil can bypass our digestive blockages and allow all its benefits to act in our body much faster.
Water-soluble CBD also does not contain THC. The process of converting CBD to water-soluble CBD involves cutting it down using nanotechnology. This conversion enables our body to absorb it easily since our body is mainly made of water, in which normal CBD does not dissolve. The CBD will be coated with a bio-encapsulation to make it stabilized. Water soluble CBD bioavailability is higher due to this process.
Water Soluble CBD Benefits
The water-soluble CBD, because of its nature to dissolve in water, can be used to make any product the consumer likes. For example, it can be added to drinks or food items.
It is up to the consumer to decide how he/she would like to have water-soluble CBD products or CBD oil products. In addition, unlike organic CBD oil, water-soluble CBD does not have the typical earthy taste that CBD has.
To conclude, the benefits of using water-soluble CBD are higher and if you are open to giving this modified CBD a chance, you will find out whether it is your cup of tea. However, consult a doctor for a second opinion before you start using it.