What is water soluble CBD?
Water soluble CBD is CBD oil that has been broken down using nanotechnology to make the particles smaller. These tiny particles are easier to absorb into the body, allowing the CBD to take effect faster and allowing it to easily mix with water or food. Water soluble CBD is particularly good for those that take their CBD in drinks, such as coffees, teas, smoothes or protein shakes, you can even put it into foods! The key difference is typical CBD oil will separate if mixed with water-based liquids, and considering our body is primarily a water-based system this becomes an issue.
How is Water Soluble CBD oil different from ‘regular’ CBD oil?
CBD can be taken in many forms. ‘Regular’ CBD oil is typically taken as a tincture, placed and held under the tongue. When viewed under a microscope, this CBD oil is actually made up of globules (or unscientifically, ‘globs’) of oil, in which the CBD molecules are locked up.
For your body to use ‘regular’ CBD, your digestive system must break up the oil, unlocking the CBD that lies inside.
For your body to use water soluble CBD, there is no additional work required, i.e. there are no fat globules that need to be broken to in order to release the CBD. To make your CBD water soluble, the CBD must go through a nanotechnology process, which breaks apart those tiny globs of oil for you. Because the oil has been broken apart, water soluble CBD has taken on a new ‘form’ and can be added to any drink, going to work in seconds instead of hours.
An easy way to compare the two is to drop them into water; ‘regular’ CBD oil floats on the surface, while Water Soluble CBD oil disperses like a cloud. That beautiful cloud pattern is a good analogy for what happens when you drink Water Soluble CBD oil. Rather than going through digestion, the oil disperses through your body immediately.
What is Nano CBD?
The word ‘nano’ is a scientific measurement that means ‘one billionth.’ After shattering apart hemp oil using nanotechnology, each particle of oil measures about 100 nanometers, or billionths of a meter! To give you some scale, the width of a sheet of paper is 100,000 nanometers, the particles are 1000x smaller!
To be precise, the actual measurements of the CBD molecules inside the oil don’t change; after all, a CBD molecule is the size of a CBD molecule. It’s the globs of hemp oil - that contain the CBD - that are broken up into the smaller oil globules, enabling the CBD to rapidly work its way through your body.
What are the benefits of water soluble CBD?
We make our water soluble CBD is made using nanotechnology, which makes the CBD particles smaller for easier absorption and better bioavailability. The smaller the particle size, the easier it is to pass into our cells and dissolves into water, allowing the effects of CBD to occur much quicker than non-water soluble CBD.
There are bundles of studies released each year that demonstrate CBD’s potential in relieving many conditions, particularly anxiety, stress, sleep issues, inflammation & pain and skin disorders.
Our water soluble oils can increase consumer convenience as the CBD can easily be added to any drink without needing prior knowledge on how to best use the product.
How long does water soluble CBD take to work? What about Nano CBD vs Regular CBD?
Because ‘regular’ CBD is locked up in hemp oil, the body has to digest the oil before accessing the CBD inside. This results in the commonly reported 30 to 90-minute wait for the effects of CBD to kick in.
In addition, the digestive process can be destructive to the CBD, as a result of the harsh stomach environment and enzymes present in the stomach, small intestines and liver. (This is also why we take CBD under the tongue, where there is a rich presence of blood vessels for the CBD to pass directly into). The stomach and digestive system causes only between 6-18% of CBD being used by the body, meaning over 80% of it is passed through the body unused! Because of the our nanotechnology process that shrinks the particle size of the hemp oil globs containing CBD, the effects of water soluble CBD can be felt in just moments, not hours, bringing the amount of CBD that absorbs into the body up to 90%!
Plus, because the smaller particle size of water soluble CBD avoids the digestive process completely, almost all of the water soluble CBD consumed is available for the body to use, immediately. Each of these factors results in the much more powerful effects of water soluble, or nano, CBD compared to ‘regular’ CBD.
What does taking Water Soluble Nano CBD feel like?
Just as with ‘regular’ CBD, water soluble nano CBD doesn’t cause a psychoactive ‘high.’ Instead, just as with ‘regular’ CBD, nano CBD helps you return to a feeling of balance. The difference is in how efficiently water soluble CBD goes to work, or interacts, with the body.
For those experiencing everyday stress or discomfort, water soluble CBD can feel like a weight is lifted off their shoulders in a matter of moments or provide rapid relief and relaxation, without feeling groggy or tired. The effects of water soluble CBD will vary from person to person. But, because using CBD helps the body return to its natural state of homeostasis, or balance, using water soluble CBD should feel like a rapid return to normality.
What does Water Soluble CBD oil taste like? Will it affect my drink?
Just like how the nanotechnology process increases the potency of the CBD in hemp oil, it also increases the intensity of the flavor of hemp. Nano or water soluble CBD oil has an earthy taste that many consumers find agreeable, but others find off-putting. For this reason, we offer flavoured variants of our Water Soluble products, including Vanilla and Peppermint, Blueberry or Orange cream. Whether you prefer unflavored nano CBD oil or with the addition of flavor, nano CBD oil goes perfectly with water, coffee, tea, juice, or whichever drink you prefer.
How does Nano CBD Oil work with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, strives to find a balance between all the cellular communication in your body, present throughout many systems including the nervous system, immune system, muscles, liver, reproductive organs, bone marrow, pancreas and vascular system. The ECS uses endocannabinoids that are already produced inside the body to signal and control many body processes, including appetite, pain, mood, immune and stress response and more. Because the cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant are so similar to the endocannabinoids produced by our own bodies, they are able to tap into those same system, triggering CBD’s beneficial effects in the body.
How much Water Soluble Nano CBD should I take?
The amount of nano or water soluble CBD varies from person to person. Because of the reduced particle size, less nano CBD is needed to produce the same effects as ‘regular’ CBD.
An easy way to understand the equivalent serving size is to divide your typical intake of ‘regular’ CBD by 5. So if you normally use 50 mg of CBD, that’s about equal to 10 mg of water soluble nano CBD. Another important point to note is that by taking nano CBD regularly, there’s a cumulative effect as the CBD builds up in the body. For this reason, we always advise to start “slow and low” and do it daily to allow this build-up effect when beginning to use water soluble nano CBD. It can be surprising how effective just a small serving size is!
We recommend starting with two daily servings of a quarter to a half a dropper – the directions are on each bottle. After 3-5 days, if you still feel out of balance, move up to a full dropperful at each serving. As a ceiling, we recommend not taking more than 70 mg CBD per day.
How long will my bottle of Nano Water Soluble CBD last?
This depends on each person, how much is needed and how often it is taken. Each 30 mL bottle of Water Soluble Nano CBD contains 60 servings of ½ dropper each. Typically, a single bottle lasts between 1-3 months. If you only need the support of Water Soluble CBD occasionally, a bottle will last you longer.
What is CBD? How is CBD different from THC?
CBD and THC are major cannabinoids that come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa, but show up in different amounts depending on the strain of cannabis used. Hemp strains contain a higher amount of CBD and a low amount of THC. In fact, hemp plants must contain only 0.2% THC to remain legal. On the other hand, marijuanna strains contain a higher amount of THC as compared to CBD. All of our products are derived from the hemp plant, will all THC removed from each product.
CBD is known for its wide variety of health-supporting effects, while THC is known for causing the psychoactive effects experienced by cannabis users. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause psychoactive effects, and so absolutely will not get a CBD user high. Our products comply with EU regulations and are third-party tested to ensure they contain non-detectable THC levels.
How do I know I won’t get high?
THC is the only psychoactive component of the plant, the molecule responsible for generating the “high”. This is removed from all of our products, so we can guarantee that you will not feel any uncomfortable or “high” feeling.
CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid found in hemp oil that works to balance your body. Small amounts of CBC (cannabichromene), CBG (cannabigerol), CBDV (cannabidivarin), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), and many more cannabinoids, all work together to create the ‘Entourage Effect’ and produce the beneficial effects of hemp oil. This type of an oil is called a broad spectrum oil, whereas a full spectrum oil contains small amounts of THC. A broad spectrum hemp oil provides benefits greater than the sum of the individual forms.