How to Use Water-Soluble Tinctures

What is water soluble CBD?

Water-soluble CBD as a name is pretty self-explanatory. It cannabidiol that can be easily soluble in water. Simple, right?

But what does that mean and why should you care?

Normally, oil made from cannabidiol has to pass through the liver. This reduces the bioavailability (or the effectiveness) of the cannabidiol.

Water-soluble CBD is created by breaking cannabidiol down into tiny, tiny particles called nanoparticles. These particles are then mixed with a surfactant which can help the cannabidiol to emulsify with water. This does not mean that the CBD dissolves but actually makes the substance stronger and more stable.

This substance can be much more easily absorbed by the human body because were made of 60% water.

How is water-soluble CBD made?

Initially, when CBD is extracted it has a thick oily substance so to become water-soluble it must undergo a lot of processes.

There are several ways to make water-soluble CBD:

  • Nanoemulsions
  • Liposomes
  • Microemulsions
  • Nano Stabilizers

However, nanoemulsions are by far the most popular method of manufacturing water-soluble CBD tinctures. Probably because it the most straightforward. As the word nano suggests, this involves working with compounds on a very, very small scale. Cannabinoids are split into very small pieces and then mixed with an emulsifier. This creates water-soluble CBD.

What are the benefits of water-soluble CBD?

There are a number of benefits to using water-soluble, some of which weve already mentioned above. The biggest benefit by far relates to the given bioavailability of water-soluble CBD.


Basically, bioavailability is how well your body absorbs the CBD you put into it. The greater the bioavailability of a CBD product or method of ingestion, the better youre going to feel.

Due to its water-soluble nature, the CBD of these kinds of tinctures can enter your body quicker and easier. This has some valuable knock-on effects for you, too.

You wont waste money

Usually, when you purchase a CBD tincture it oil-based. Though they can be effective, they have lower bioavailability. So what happens is that you end up spending more money on tinctures that have poorer bioavailability.

It a vicious cycle and you can end up paying a lot more than you need to. Cut out the middleman and save your money, buy water-soluble CBD first.

More CBD goodness

Again, the main point is that the bioavailability is better so youre going to enjoy a lot more CBD benefits. The greater your exposure to quality CBD content the more significant will be the positive results you see. More CBD in your body for a healthier lifestyle.

What drawbacks are there to water-soluble CBD?

Perhaps the biggest drawback to water-soluble CBD is actually its greatest strength. The water content of water-soluble CBD allows it to enter the body a lot quicker than other types of CBD.

However, because of the way the water works it absorbs into the system quickly it also may leave the body quickly, too. The CBD ingested in this manner may exit the body through perspiration or the excretory system. Some argue that because the CBD is absorbed quickly, this wont affect the results you can yield. But it worth keeping in mind.

What the best way to use CBD water-soluble tinctures?

Taking a CBD water-soluble tincture is just as easy as taking a regular tincture. The most common are:

  • Orally
  • Sublingually
  • Topically

Adding it to food or drinks or even used in cooking is very simple. What more, is that you can add it to your favourite beverages and foods and you wont even notice.

Sublingually involves putting a drop of CBD under your tongue where it can be easily absorbed into the body.

Topical application of a tincture might not be suitable for everyone but it does provide a simple and effective way of getting your CBD straight into your bloodstream.

Cooking with CBD

One of the best things about CBD, in general, is its versatility. You can use it in drinks and foods as well as in cooked meals. The taste of water-soluble CBD isn’t nearly as potent as the regular oil so youve got a lot more freedom with how you use it.

If youre interested in making and preparing food with CBD, then you should check out Wild Hemp new series of videos.

Cooking with CBD showcases the amazing versatility of these tinctures. So far there are three:

  • Chicken salad w/CBD infused dress
  • CBD Brownies
  • CBD Mint Julep

Not only are all their recipes delicious but they give you a feel for just how easy CBD is to use in your usual routine.

You might be used to supplements that can take a lot of time to mix and prepare. But with CBD water-soluble tinctures, self-care couldnt be simpler or more straightforward.

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