Want to know more about water soluble and oil based CBD products. We explain more about the benefits of both. In this article, you'll learn the key benefits of water-soluble CBD, and how it measures up to other forms of CBD on the market, specifically about its bioavailability.
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CBD Oil is the oil extracted from the entire cannabis plant and then combined with a carrying oil, in our case that’s organic hemp seed oil. How the CBD is taken is a matter of personal preference. Some love the taste of the oil, others prefer the more subtle taste of the water-soluble which can be mixed into food or drink without impacting flavour much or compromise the absorption rate. So if you’re not keen on the taste of oils, take the water soluble.
The benefits of CBD oils:
Using CBD oil, placing drops or spraying beneath the tongue is known as taking the oil sublingually. The advantage to taking the oil in this manner is that it allows the most vital components to be directly absorbed into the bloodstream and to your CB2 receptors without having to pass first through the digestive system.
The other main difference between oils and water solubles is that you can apply CBD Oils to your skin. Yes, they may be very bright in colour, but this does fade. Reasons you may want to rub CBD oil into your skin varies – whether it’s for healthy skin or post-exercise recovery. So the Oral CBD Oils can act as a 2 in 1!
Our Classic CBD oils have slightly different affects to the water soluble too, one being lifting the mood and increasing mind focus. But this said, everyone is different so how CBD oil affects one person, may differ to the next.
Our Water Soluble CBD is unique to The Tonic and other brands may sell a water soluble version, but they are often CBD Isolate (ie not full spectrum) so keep an eye out for that as the benefits are much less than with full spectrum CBD.
We do 2 strengths of Water Soluble CBD = 4% (400 mg of CBD per 10ml) and 8% (800 mg of CBD per 10ml). Our water soluble CBD has the added extra benefit of increased anti inflammatory terpenes naturally occuring in the cannabi plant, such a curcumin, which is also found in tumeric and gives it its popular wellbeing properties.
Our Water Soluble CBD is specially designed to be ingested so can be sprayed directly in the mouth and swallowed immediately or added to drink or food. It depends on what is easier for you. Because of the way the water soluble CBD is absorbed, the effects can be up to 10x more effective than the oil equivalent because your body is able to absorb almost 100% of the cannabinoids into your system. This is because the oil compounds have been reduced using a special technique, so they are small enough for the body to process through ingestion as it would any other food stuff that isn’t an oil.
It’s good for people who don’t like the taste of the oil or those who can’t hold it under their tongue. It’s also particularly calming and has the effects similar to the indica strain of cannabis although ours is always made from Cannabis Sativa L strain (naturally high in cannabinoids and low in THC).
Everyone is unique and the fact remains that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to their CBD dosage. As dosage of CBD differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase at a comfortable level until you experience the desired result.
Is Water-Soluble CBD Better? A deeper look
Drinking water-soluble CBD is one of the many ways you can take CBD. As a refresher, CBD is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. In this article, you’ll learn the key benefits of water-soluble CBD, and how it measures up to other forms of CBD on the market.
WHAT IS WATER-SOLUBLE CBD?
Water-soluble CBD is CBD oil that has been broken through a 4-step process into fine crystalline particles, making it easier to be absorbed. Being easily absorbed, the CBD powder form of CBD extract can easily be ingested by mixing into drinks or food.
Being easily absorbed, the CBD powder form of CBD extract can easily be ingested by mixing into drinks or food.
WATER-SOLUBLE CBD VS. CBD OIL
When researching water-soluble CBD on the Internet, you might find that water-soluble CBD and CBD oil are commonly compared. CBD oil is one of the more popular ways to take CBD, so it’s important to see how water-soluble CBD stacks up. The biggest differences between the two are their physical format and bioaccessibility, or absorption rate.
STRUCTURE AND TASTE
Water-soluble CBD is in powder form, while CBD oil is, well, in oil form. Both can be taken orally, however pure CBD oil has an earthy taste that might not be for everyone. Water-soluble CBD powder often doesn’t taste like hemp, and can even come in fruit-infused flavors like Tropical Orange or Passion Fruit in Well+.
Another key difference between water-soluble CBD vs. CBD oil is absorption rate. Water-soluble CBD is known to have a higher absorption rate than other forms of CBD. This is because the CBD has been broken down into even smaller particles that can be easily absorbed by the body. For example, when you take 20mg of CBD oil, you will typically absorb 10-20% of the CBD that was ingested. On the other hand, water-soluble CBD such as Zolt has bioavailability that is 5 times higher than other CBD formats. That means you can absorb 90% of the CBD you are ingesting with water-soluble form of CBD. Pretty cool, right?
HOW TO USE WATER-SOLUBLE CBD
The beauty of water-soluble CBD is that you can mix it into just about anything. With Zolt water-soluble mixie sticks, we recommend mixing the powder with 16oz of water (hot or cold) and stirring with gusto. We’ve heard from our customers that they use our CBD powder in lemonade, smoothies, cocktails, or in a CBD tea.
TYPES OF WATER -SOLUBLE CBD
When you’re looking into buying water-soluble CBD, you might come across two different types of products: hemp CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp. It’s important to know the difference between the two, so you know exactly what you’re taking.
CBD isolate is pure CBD with no additional compounds, which means that it doesn’t contain active compounds like other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. One major cannabinoid that CBD isolate does not contain is THC. Some people opt for CBD Isolate because it has no trace of THC. One downside of CBD isolate is that you won’t get the entire benefit of the plant, known as the entourage effect, a term used to describe the synergistic effect of the full range of cannabinoids and hemp biomolecules working together.
Full-spectrum hemp includes the full-range of cannabinoids in the hemp plant, including a trace level of THC (less than 0.3%). With full-spectrum water-soluble hemp, you get the full benefits of hemp’s active compounds that work together to achieve a balance of mind and body. This is called the entourage effect. Some CBD companies offer hemp CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp product lines. On the Zolt site, you can identify our full-spectrum CBD by looking for those that are marked + after the product name.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU
When choosing certain CBD products, it’s really up to personal preference. A good rule of thumb is to start with a small dose of the CBD product, see how you feel, and increase from there. We recommend starting with the Zolt Variety Pack to try out different flavors. It includes both CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD, so you can explore which CBD type is the right fit.