It’s obvious all CBD products or brands aren’t the same. We all know the market is flooded with gummies, foods, capsules, and nearly anything else CBD can be put in.
But did you know the way CBD is extracted can vary greatly?! How your body absorbs, CBD can differ depending on how it’s extracted.
At biocbd+, we proudly use a high-quality water-soluble CBD without THC. What is water-soluble CBD, and how does it differ from CBD oil? Read more to find out about water-soluble CBD vs. oil!
The extraction process
Before diving into the differences between water-soluble CBD vs. oil, you’ll need to know about the extraction process. There are many different methods for extracting CBD. All of these extraction processes have different characteristics.
It is possible to extract CBD by hand. Friction, pressure, and heat are all needed to extract CBD by hand. Hand extraction is the cheapest process but has significant drawbacks.
Yields from hand extraction remain low even though the entire plant is used. Another major drawback to this method is the lack of control. It’s nearly impossible to control the purity of CBD extract using hand extraction. Purity is one of the many differences between high-quality and low-quality CBD.
Yes, you read that right! Olive oil, an ingredient found in nearly every kitchen, can be used for CBD extraction.The hemp plant and olive oil are mixed together and heated for several hours.
Once the mixture is cooled down, the plant material is removed. Unlike the hand extraction method, the olive oil method offers a high degree of purity.
The extraction process with the widest commercial use is the solvent extraction process. Liquid solvents are applied directly to a hemp plant. By this point, the hemp plant has already gone through the heating and decarboxylation process.
If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll want to find a product that uses the solvent extraction method. This method is both environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Not only is this process great for the environment, but it’s also great for you, the consumer! All the terpenes and cannabinoids are stripped away. Solvent extraction can be used to create water-soluble CBD without THC. Solvent extraction gives you a product with high purity.
Supercritical CO2 extraction
Good for the consumer
At biocbd+, we use a supercritical CO2 extraction process. Our method of extraction has several major advantages over other extraction processes.
CO2 is nontoxic and is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA for use in food products. With our process, no toxins, heavy metals, or hydrocarbon materials ever come in contact with the extracted oils.
CO2 extraction doesn’t introduce anything into the body that you may not be used to. In fact, our bodies are used to disgusting CO2. We produce CO2, breathe it in, and if you’re a fan of carbonated beverages, you drink it regularly.
Other extraction methods require additional distillation or purging beyond the extraction process to separate the solvent from the extracted oil. However, CO2 has a very low boiling temperature.
CO2 turns to gas at around room temperature. Such a low boiling point causes CO2 to naturally separate from the extracted oil. These temperatures are native to hemp, minimizing thermal degradation of the plant material and the extracted oil.
Good for the environment
Supercritical CO2 extraction isn’t just great for you, the consumer, but also great for the environment. Compared to other extraction processes, supercritical CO2 extraction leaves a minimal environmental impact.
CO2 isn’t flammable, so it doesn’t require costly explosion-proof facilities. These kinds of facilities produce gas that can be harmful to the environment. However, CO2 used for extractions doesn’t contribute to overall atmospheric CO2 levels.
The hemp plant material isn’t completely ruined with Supercritical CO2 extraction. In fact, the plant is left free of residual solvents, so it can be reused as well!
Water-soluble CBD vs Oil
Your body can’t fully absorb CBD oil
Don’t assume taking a capsule, eating a gummy, or swallowing some oil ensures you’re getting your full dose of CBD. In fact, in most cases, you aren’t absorbing the full dose you paid for. Typically this isn’t the product or brand’s fault; it’s actually the fault of the human body.
The human body can’t process CBD in its natural oil form. Because of metabolism, the efficiency of CBD oil is greatly reduced.
You could end up spending good money on a 50 MG name-brand product. But depending on the product, you may only end up absorbing 10 MGs of CBD.
That’s water soluble-CBD comes in.
How to make water soluble-CBD
We at biocbd+ find the process of making water-soluble CBD fascinating. But we understand a bunch of industry terms may make this blog hard to read and put you to sleep faster than taking actual CBD.
So let’s break down how to make water-soluble CBD as simply as possible. Essentially, the CBD is broken down into tiny particles. These particles are actually so small they can be infused into liquid form and broken down by water.
If you’re wondering why this matters to your body, just remember you’re about 60% water; oil and water don’t mix. Because you’re made up of so much water, it only makes sense that your body easily absorbs water-soluble CBD better than CBD oil.
What are the CBD water-soluble benefits?
Simply put, water-soluble CBD leaves you with a better product. CBD water-soluble benefits include a product that works faster, has better results, and is worth paying for. Make sure to check out our water-soluble CBD products to find the right one for you:
We were the first water-soluble CBD product
We pride ourselves on being the first water-soluble CBD product on the market. Our unique water-soluble CBD capsules were developed by Dr. Mewa Singh and his 9-person team.
Dr. Singh spent nearly three decades creating and launching products for diagnostics, vaccines, nutraceuticals, and nanomedicines. Back in 2015, Dr. Singh’s patented “curcumin infusion” technology was licensed to biocbd+.
The doctor’s process uses curcumin to make our products more potent. In fact, water-soluble CBD is 5 to 10 times more potent than traditional oil. As a consumer, this means you can take less but get the same results.
While other products use surfactants, dyes, and detergents as the carrier, we always use curcumin. Curcumin makes the product water-soluble and provides you with a healthy CBD product.
Why are we still committed to water-soluble CBD
Are you wondering why more CBD brands don’t offer water-soluble products? Well, unlike the process, the answer is simple: making water-soluble CBD isn’t easy or cheap. Even if the products don’t work as well, companies save an incredible amount of money using CBD oil over water-soluble CBD.
However, here at biocbd+, we wanted to offer our customers a product that really worked. We wanted to make sure you got what you were paying for. That’s why, no matter how expensive it is to us or how much time it takes, our products are made with the highest-quality water-soluble CBD without THC.