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can you mix CBD into water?

There are many ways to consume CBD to reap its benefits. One of the more common ways that you may be familiar with is to consume CBD sublingually, in other words, placing a few drops of CBD tincture under your tongue. But, some people definitely have their own preferences.

 

Some other ways to consume CBD include topical application, ingesting it through capsules, and so much more. Now more than ever, you’ll notice that CBD beverages are definitely on the rise in the industry, which may raise some recurring questions about how that process works. Can you even mix CBD into water? Today we’re going to break that down—once and for all.

WHAT IS WATER-SOLUBLE CBD?

To make things short and sweet, CBD tincture can’t be mixed into water, as oil and water don’t mix. If you place CBD tincture into water, you’ll notice that the two will separate rather than infuse together. So when it comes to CBD beverages or mixes, how can CBD be infused into them so seamlessly? The answer is water-soluble CBD.

 

Water-soluble CBD describes cannabinoids (the class of biological compounds found in the cannabis plant,) that are broken down into very small particles so that they can blend easily with water. When searching for water-soluble CBD to use, you’ll notice that they’re often in the form of powders or droplets. At Zolt, our water-soluble CBD is sold in the form of drink mixes, available in two forms—Hemp CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp.

 

There are a few reasons why someone might want to use water-soluble CBD. For one, it has high bioavailability, in other words, a high absorption rate. This means that it is able to circulate in the body and its bioactive properties will take their effect quickly.

 

Another reason why someone may prefer water-soluble CBD is that it is tidy and versatile. We know that it can mix easily into beverages, something tinctures and gummies cannot do. And for those who aren’t a large fan of the flavor of CBD tincture, water-soluble CBD makes a great option as you won’t get that earthy flavor or odor like some CBD products have.

CBD ISOLATE vs. FULL SPECTRUM HEMP

Two terms you’ll come across in our brand and in the CBD product market is CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp. CBD isolate is pure, isolated CBD. It is what you’ll get once the essential compounds and oils have been stripped from the hemp plant, and typically comes in the form of crystalline powder. Now, because CBD isolate is in a more isolated form than oil, does that make cbd isolate water-soluble? We’ll get into that shortly.

 

Full-spectrum hemp refers to the blend of CBD along with the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are naturally found in hemp. Together, this forms something known as the “Entourage Effect,” the effect that this combination presents to the body. One thing to note between CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp is that CBD isolate does not produce the “Entourage Effect.” Knowing this may be able to help narrow down your preference of which water-soluble CBD product you’d like to choose.

 

You’ll typically find full-spectrum hemp in the form of oil. Given the fact that oil cannot be dissolved into water, this will have to undergo further processing to make it water-soluble, where components are broken down into small particles to make it easily blendable with water and readily absorbed by your body.

 

Regardless of which option you choose, both forms give you the opportunity to reap the benefits of CBD—it’s all a matter of preference and whether you want to reap the full benefit of the entire plant or just CBD alone.

IS CBD ISOLATE WATER-SOLUBLE?

As per our description above, there’s a clear difference between CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp, but this doesn’t exempt them from becoming water-soluble. CBD isolate comes in a pure, crystalline form, whereas full-spectrum hemp typically comes in the form of oil and produces the “Entourage Effect”. We know that due to its oil form, full-spectrum hemp must undergo the process that breaks it down into a water-soluble form. But what about CBD isolate? Is CBD isolate water-soluble by nature or will it have to undergo a similar process?

 

The truth is, by nature, CBD is hydrophobic, meaning it won’t mix with water, whether it is in CBD isolate form or not. CBD isolate must be emulsified and atomized so that it can not only mix with water, but also allow your body to quickly reap the benefits of the CBD, too. Our high-tech manufacturing process is what is able to make CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp water-soluble to bring our customers the very best.

ZOLT WATER-SOLUBLE CBD POWDER: OUR DIFFERENCE

At Zolt, we’re a big fan of giving options. We know that everyone has their own preferences, especially when it comes to CBD. Luckily, the different forms of CBD as well as the way to consume it is plenty enough for those to be able to pick and choose what serves themselves and their body best.

 

When shopping our drink mixes, they can be selected and filtered out based on whether you want yours to include ‘Hemp CBD isolate’ or ‘Full-Spectrum Hemp.’ If you’re unsure of which option is the best for you, it never hurts to give one a try and get an idea of how it makes your body feel. At the end of the day, both will allow your body to harness its benefits.

 

So, while you may not be able to mix CBD directly into water, but you’re looking for a way to consume it in other ways aside from directly ingesting the tincture, water-soluble CBD products like drink mixes will do just the trick. Browse through some of our water-soluble CBD powders to discover which ones speak to your current wellness needs.

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