CBD water: what are the benefits of CBD-infused water?

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When you look at the drinks section at the supermarket these days, you are presented with a wide array of healthy beverages – coconut water, fruity seltzers, iced matcha, CBD-infused water. Gone are the glory days of sugar-laden colas and “fruit” drinks. Consumers are becoming more health conscious and are seeking out beverages that have natural ingredients and wellness benefits. One beverage that’s becoming increasingly popular is hemp CBD water. Since CBD is becoming commonplace, it’s more relevant than ever to fully understand the benefits of CBD infused water. In this article, you’ll learn what CBD water is exactly, its benefits, and more.

CBD infused water boasts a number of benefits and has been found to help with anxiety, pain relief and sleep.

WHAT IS CBD WATER?

CBD water, one of the new CBD products to come to market, is water infused with CBD particles.

CBD is a compound that’s found in the hemp plant, and is not psychoactive (unlike THC), so it won’t give you a high. CBD infused water boasts a number of benefits and has been found to help with anxiety, pain relief and sleep. 

THE BENEFITS OF CBD WATER

CBD water products claim to have rapid bioavailability, which means your body more quickly and better absorbs the benefits of CBD. Although research is limited for the bioavailability of CBD water, one thing we DO know for certain is the bioavailability of Zolt mixie sticks, which combine with water to create what is essentially CBD water. Zolt mixie sticks have up to 5x greater bioavailability, when compared to edibles and tinctures, which are typically only 6-20% bioavailable. Many gravitate towards CBD water because of the convenience factor as well. Since drinking more water is a common wellness goal, combining water and CBD is obviously a great addition to any wellness routine.

CHECK THE DOSAGE FOR CBD WATER

When you’re considering buying CBD hemp water, it’s important to check how much CBD is in one serving.

Some CBD beverages only have 2-5mg of CBD, while other products like Zolt have 20mg of hemp cbd isolate or full-spectrum hemp. It’s important to note that Zolt is a powder that you add to water, rather than being pre-mixed into the beverage. Your body only partially processes the full amount of CBD that you consume, so you want to be sure that the hemp or CBD product you choose is highly bioavailable and easy for your body to make use of. In the case of Zolt, it’s up to 5 times more bioavailable than other hemp formats like tinctures, gummies, and capsules.

In the case of Zolt, it’s up to 5 times more bioavailable than other hemp formats like tinctures, gummies, and capsules.

FULL-SPECTRUM HEMP WATER VS. CBD ISOLATE WATER

When you’re looking into the dosage, also check if the CBD water is labeled either as CBD isolate or full-spectrum hemp. If you need a recap, hemp CBD isolate means that you are getting 99% pure CBD (cannabidiol) in your product, while full-spectrum means that you are getting the full range of cannabinoids in the hemp plant, including a small amount of THC (no more than 0.3% THC). Some companies offer both hemp CBD isolate and full-spectrum hemp, so it’s a good idea to double check and make sure you’re getting what’s right for you. 

THE QUALITY OF CBD IN CBD WATER

With CBD water, sunlight and oxidation can also affect the quality of CBD.

With CBD water, sunlight and oxidation can also affect the quality of CBD. If the CBD water is in a transparent or plastic bottle, it’s easy for its contents to be exposed to light over a prolonged amount of time. In addition, when a bottle of hemp is opened, it’s also exposed to oxygen, which may break down CBD compounds and make it less effective. With our Zolt mixie packets, we avoid this issue because you mix the Zolt powder with water right before you drink it. Since the CBD is stored in small packets before you consume it, the integrity of the product is never compromised. 

CBD WATER VS. WATER-SOLUABLE CBD POWDER

To recap, CBD water may have higher bioavailability than other forms of CBD, however be wary of CBD water that has low CBD content and has exposed (transparent or translucent) packaging. While CBD water is an option worth exploring when trying CBD, there are also a number of other ways you can take CBD and full-spectrum hemp. If you like the idea of having CBD in your beverage, water-soluble CBD powder like Zolt is a great option. Zolt comes in a variety of fruit-infused flavors, like orange and coconut. For instance, Zolt Boost+ product has passion fruit with hints of dragonfruit. Not too sweet and loaded with cannabinoids? Hydrating AND health-promoting? All that and then some. Try Zolt and see for yourself — the variety pack is a great way to get started.

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