There are a lot of things that can be said about CBD these days.
Its trending on the global market with expectations continued to rise. It boasts endorsements from reputable celebrities, heightening its platform. It can be found in an array of products spanning from infused coffee beans to pet treats. It’s made from the hemp plant, a nearly-THC-free cousin of the infamous cannabis counterpart, marijuana. Its available for your convenience in many forms from therapeutic balms to liquid additives.
Chances are you or someone you know is currently taking the now exceedingly popular health supplement for one of many reasons. So I’d say it’s likely you’ve at least heard of CBD with its growing exposure, and if you happen to be following its blossoming notoriety, you’d know that its nearly a full-time job to stay on top of all of the current developments, especially in the realm of rules and regulations.
But what if I told you that a technology has been developed to radically simplify all of that? Well, I suppose the marketing and political elements will never fall under that umbrella… But the actual application and usability will, and it’s certainly on the cusp of transforming the way we’ll interact with CBD forever more.
Tincture Vs. Capsule Currently, the most popular way to ingest CBD is in tincture form. A tincture is made by using a mixture of alcohol and water to extract compounds from the cannabis plant. Sometimes tinctures use glycerine, vinegar, or oil as the solvent, instead of alcohol, but these methods don’t always offer the same potency so are less likely to be used. Capsules are also a main contender for consumption but it’s not a pill that everyone can swallow…. literally. While tinctures are convenient, have a long shelf life, and are absorbed easily when taken under the tongue, capsules offer a tasteless, odourless method of delivery which appeals to those adverse to the strong, earthy flavour of most tinctures. What’s most important is that despite their obvious differences, both methodologies share one conspicuous commonality- they’ll soon be outperformed.
Introducing a CBD water-soluble delivery system! Now this is huge.
Water-Solubility Efficacy Water-soluble means capable of dissolving in water, which neither the tinctures nor the capsules have the benefit of offering. According to healtheuropa.eu, due to the way CBD is absorbed into the body, the new technology will make CBD formulations up to 40 times more potent. A greater dosage potency means the recipient needs to ingest less in order to obtain the same effects. So through water-solubility, less is more. Another plus of moving in the direction of water-solubility is that doing so increases the bioavailability of CBD.
Improved Bioavailability Bioavailability is a term that refers to the rate and extent of which the active ingredient enters systemic circulation. When an ingredient is ingested orally, it must be metabolised through the
stomach. In the case of CBD, stomach acids can damage the ingredient before it is dispersed and because of the way the current methods of consumption are prepared, much of the potency is lost in translation or absorbed, unideally, into the bloodstream. For these reasons, you must consume more CBD to account for the loss of the active ingredient in your body. An increase in CBD’s bioavailability not only spells success for consumers by offering them a more potent and functional product, but it also gives the manufacturers a reason to celebrate through reducing the cost of production (less hemp need to achieve to same results) and, as a result, less overall waste with targeted, specialised delivery.
The Sky’s the Limit
In other words, if tinctures were early humans inventing the wheel, then water-soluble CBD would be the space program. While we should rightfully honour the old ways of our predecessors and appreciate the inventive path they paved before us, we certainly shouldn’t feel chained to it. CBD Oil Tinctures and Capsules will probably always be around, appealing to someone somewhere, but the ingenious technology behind water-soluble CBD captures the future.
So keep your head in the clouds Fellow Space Cadets because with water-soluble CBD the sky’s the limit!