Is CBD Water Soluble?
In its natural form CBD oil is not water soluble, it is in oil form and will not dissolve in water. There are a few different process for making CBD oil into a water soluble product but until recently there was no natural process that worked effectively.
The History of Water Soluble CBD
Prior to September of last year, no one was talking about Water Soluble CBD. It was unheard of in the market.
Yet Bioavailability is the #1 thing that vitamin companies, pharmaceutical companies, nutraceutical & supplement companies are working diligently to improve in their own products.
Imagine you have a drug (or vitamin or botanical) that is naturally in crystal form (or oil form when extracted from the plant like hemp or marijuana), therefore NOT soluble in water.
Well our bodies are mostly water. Our Brains are 80% water, Cells are 90% water, and our blood is 85% water. It does not take a doctorate to figure out that if you put something into your body that is not water soluble, then your body will have trouble absorbing it. The national consensus is that only about 10% of non soluble vitamins are absorbed by the body.
In pharmaceutical industry there are many side effects from drugs. One of the top reasons for this, is because of poor bioavailability of drugs or molecules that are not soluble in water. So if your body can only take in 10%, then a person needs to consume 10 times the therapeutic recommended dose to get any therapeutic effect. Well if your body takes in 10%, what happens to the other 90% you ask? Well unlike water soluble drugs or molecules which pass through your system almost instantly, crystalline or oil based drugs and molecules are stored in your fats where they can reach toxic levels. This can cause nausea, grogginess and many other unwanted side-effects depending on the substance you’re taking.
With major pharmaceutical and drug development companies scrambling to solve this major issue, it was only a matter of time before the Cannabis Industry started solving the bioavailability issue with Cannabidiol (CBD). [Note: Not all products are better in water soluble form, for example topical oil and CBD vape oil products seem to work better in oil format.]
Why water soluble CBD is important
- Efficacy. Due to the fact that our bodies can absorb the CBD due to it being 100% bioavailable (ONLY in the case of BioCBD Plus), then you need less to have the desired effect. If 90% of something that is NOT water soluble is wasted, and 60-90% of something that IS water soluble is being absorbed, well it's pretty simple math. You need far less CBD to get the milligrams that are recommended for your desired result.
- Affordability. CBD is still very expensive. Most CBD oil companies recommend 1/2 a gram to 1 gram per day, which will cost someone anywhere from $700 – $1500+ a month! The reason they recommend so much CBD is because much of that CBD Oil is not being absorbed, and is being passed through the body and out through as waste and wasted money!
- SAFETY! You never want to give your body more than it can handle of anything. Take water for example…. even too much water can kill a person. You see this every day with Pharmaceutical drugs and all the nasty side-effects that come with them.