Water Soluble CBD

Vana Labs has spent four years developing innovative technology to create water-soluble CBD. Our CBD mixes clearly and tastelessly into any beverage; when dropped into liquid, our CBD nanoparticles are dispersed throughout your drink. This is not possible with typical CBD tinctures, which are created by diffusing hemp extract into an oil–after all, oil and water don’t mix. When dropped into a beverage, typical CBD oil droplets will coagulate and remain separate from the water at the liquid’s surface, refusing to dissolve into your drink.

Yet the advantages of water soluble CBD versus typical CBD oil go far beyond whether these products can be mixed into a beverage. Water soluble CBD has numerous benefits beyond this convenient form of consumption. In fact, whether or not your CBD is water soluble actually determines whether or not it can be efficiently utilized by the body–which, in turn, determines whether or not the CBD you consume will actually produce any effects.

Though we will dive into a more in-depth explanation of water soluble CBD below, it may help to start with a few key features that set our water soluble products apart from their CBD oil counterparts. Water soluble CBD is created using nanotechnology, a method that involves the use of ultrasonic waves to shrink CBD particles down to a microscopically small size. Whereas the CBD particles in non-water soluble CBD oil are much larger, our tiny CBD nanoparticles are so small that they dissolve rapidly into the bloodstream. Because CBD dissolves in fat rather than water, we place our CBD nanoparticles in a fatty carrier base to dissolve them before they enter the human body. This fatty base is known as an emulsifier, which acts as an intermediary that makes a substance that typically doesn’t dissolve in water–such as CBD–water-compatible.

As a result, water soluble CBD has several key advantages over CBD oil tinctures. These include fast-acting effects; a longer shelf-life; superior ioavailability; higher potency; and versatility, as water soluble can be dissolved in a beverage and consumed on the go.

How is Water Soluble CBD Made?

Vana Labs creates water soluble CBD through the process of nanoemulsification, which involves the use of ultrasonic waves to put pressure on CBD particles from hemp. This pressure causes individual particles to explode into dozens of miniature CBD nanoparticles, drastically reducing the size of CBD particles. The resulting nanoparticles are so small that they are measured in nanometers (one nanometer equals one-billionth of a meter).

These CBD nanoparticles are then mixed with an emulsifier, a fatty base in which CBD can dissolve prior to entering the body. An emulsifier is an intermediary substance that forces two otherwise incompatible substances–such as oil and water–to mix. CBD is lipophilic, meaning that it dissolves in fat rather than water. For this reason, we use a fatty emulsifier, which makes our CBD nanoparticles compatible with the water in the bloodstream–or the water in your beverage. The resulting CBD has the ability to mix with water, which is why water soluble CBD can dissolve into the bloodstream so much faster and more efficiently than CBD oil. This is also why water soluble CBD can, as its name suggests, dissolve in water and other beverages (whereas CBD oil cannot).

Water Soluble CBD, CBD Oil, and the Bloodstream

As we all know, water and oil don’t mix. This is true not only of how CBD oil behaves in beverages, but also of how it behaves in the bloodstream, which is itself largely water-based. The underlying problem with non-water soluble CBD, then, isn’t limited to whether or not a CBD  will dissolve in a beverage. It actually relates to whether or not CBD can be utilized by the body. To produce effects, CBD must dissolve in the bloodstream, which, as aforementioned,
comprises a significant amount of water. As a result, when you ingest non-water soluble CBD, it behaves much like oil does when dropped into a cup of water: droplets of CBD oil coagulate and isolate themselves from the surrounding liquid, refusing to mix and dissolve. Because water accounts for about 60% of the body’s composition, it resists mixing with, dissolving, and absorbing oil. This means that most oil-based CBD tinctures are impossible for the body to
utilize properly, which is why CBD oil produces inferior effects.