Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has been touted as somewhat of a wonder supplement over the last few years by those in the health and wellness community; many have heard very positive things about CBD and the amazing benefits it can provide. Even better, CBD is said to provide these benefits in a safe, natural, and non-addictive way. Many, understandably, ask the question: “Is CBD too good to be true?”
At Rejuvia, we are happy to be able to tell our customers and those interested in learning more about CBD generally that, yes – it is as wonderful as it sounds. Cannabidiol works naturally with the existing systems in the human body.
Though CBD is becoming increasingly popular, there are still, understandably, a number of questions surrounding the different terminology associated with various products and what particular products are the best fit to treat certain needs. At Rejuvia, one of these questions that we are asked quite often is: “What is the difference between CBD oil and water-soluble CBD?” Certainly, this is an important question and one for which we are happy to provide some clarification.
Why Water-Soluble CBD?
Often, when people think of CBD products, they may think of oil-based products like tinctures, creams, and balms. Certainly, these products are able to deliver wonderful benefits, and the oil-based form is the best method of preserving the beneficial properties of CBD for these particular options. One defining characteristic of each of those types of products is that they are not usually meant to be swallowed, however. Tinctures are typically placed under the tongue, while topical applications are applied directly to the skin. All of these products are beneficial, but some customers prefer a product that they can take quickly while on the go.
For these types of products (softgels and energy drinks, for example), the typical method of consumption is swallowing the product. When that is the case, using an oil-based CBD would hinder the bioavailability and delivery of many of the beneficial effects that customers are seeking. While bioavailability is somewhat of a complex word, its meaning is actually quite simple. Bioavailability refers to how much of a substance the body is able to absorb. The human body uses a process called first-pass metabolism. This essentially means that, after a substance is swallowed, it passes through our digestive tract. When this happens, the concentration of the substances is greatly reduced prior to reaching our bloodstream and circulating through the remainder of our body.
One effect of first-pass metabolism is that it ultimately causes a decrease in bioavailability – that is, a decrease in the total amount of the beneficial substance that we are able to absorb. As a result, if we want to consume CBD orally, we need to find a way to circumvent first-pass metabolism and ultimately increase bioavailability. Tinctures and topical applications are effective because the CBD does not pass through the digestive tract first. With products that are swallowed, however, water-soluble CBD is the ideal solution to the first-pass metabolism problem.
As our bodies are primarily composed of water, this makes some sense. To understand why, it can be helpful to imagine CBD as a big drop of oil that enters our stomach when we swallow it. It is generally known that oil and water do not mix well, and it is no different in our bodies. In an oil form, the CBD is too large to pass through the stomach lining by itself. When it is converted into a water-soluble powder by breaking the oil down into tiny nano-particles, our bodies are better able to absorb the CBD and receive more of the desired benefits.
One of the wonderful properties of water-soluble CBD powder is that it can be used in a wide variety of ways, including as an energy drink powder or softgels. Both energy drinks and softgels can be consumed easily. And if formulated with a high-quality, water-soluble CBD formula, can deliver beneficial effects quite quickly. Finding the right product and dosage for your needs can, of course, require a certain amount of trial and error – though it has been our experience that many of our customers quickly arrive at the product and dosage combination that is the best fit for their health needs and goals.
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It goes without saying, however, that the benefit of any product is, in reality, directly related to the methods used to manufacture the product. That is why it is very important to select your water-soluble CBD products, or any other CBD products in which you may be interested, from a company that focuses on quality from the very beginning.
At Rejuvia, we focus on quality from seed to bottle, throughout the entire planting, harvesting, extraction, and purification process. We take pride in our products, and we believe that our customers deserve nothing less than a pure, safe, beneficial product every time. If you are interested in trying our water-soluble products, or any of our other products, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your health needs and goals with you and to help you find the product or products that would be the perfect fit. Visit us today. We look forward to the opportunity to help you soon!