There are a variety of reasons that the CBD you’ve tried hasn’t worked for you. This may include that it is CBD isolate, therefore it doesn’t contain the multiple ingredients required to achieve the Entourage Effect. It could be hemp seed oil, that doesn’t contain a measurable amount of CBD. It could be watered down and mostly synthetic containing low levels of CBD. Or it could be fat-soluble instead of water-soluble CBD.
What Are Water-Soluble Dietary Supplements?
You may have heard that not all dietary supplements are easily absorbed by your body. Or that the nutrients per serving are only partially absorbed. This often has to do with whether the supplement is fat or water-soluble.
Fat-soluble products need to be taken with food, particularly food that contains fat. The fats in your food will dissolve the supplement so that the nutrients are released into your body.
Water-soluble products are best taken on an empty stomach. Water is all that is required to dissolve the nutrients so that they are released into your body.
In fact, eating with some water-soluble products, including CBD, can minimize the milligrams per serving. So, determine if your supplements are fat or water-soluble and plan your meals accordingly. Also, read the label to determine how to take each of your daily supplements.
Is CBD Water-Soluble?
Sometimes, but not always. CBD extracts are naturally fat-soluble. However, they are most often converted into a water-soluble product during processing.
All CBD is processed. First to create the extract from the flowers, stems, and leaves, then to infuse it into the carrier oil—which is typically olive oil. Processing also removes impurities and ensures that the THC level is at least .3% or less. However, many CBD brands (including Holmes Organics) process their CBD to contain 0.0% of THC.
Nano emulsification is the process that makes CBD extract water-soluble. Without this process, the extract would not mix evenly into its carrier oil. Instead, it would appear more like an olive oil and vinegar salad dressing that you have to shake before using.
Once processed, reputable brands have their products third-party tested to ensure purity.
Is Water Soluble CBD Better?
Water-soluble CBD is absorbed by your body up to 4.5 times faster than fat-soluble CBD. This means that you will feel the effects within 30 to 60 minutes. Be mindful that if you eat or drink anything other than water with your CBD that the milligrams per serving will be a bit diluted.
Another benefit of water-soluble extracts that aren’t oil-based, is that they are more versatile. While you can whip, blend, or mix Organic CBD oil into food, beverages, and skincare products, it doesn’t always easily distribute.
With the growing range of CBD food products, comes the need for a water-soluble extract that easily mixes in.
What Are The Benefits Of Water-Soluble CBD?
In addition to being absorbed faster by your body, water-soluble products are more versatile. If you are looking for a daily supplement, oil-based is fine. If you plan on making products with CBD, you will need to determine if you need an oil-based or non-oil-based product. For example, oil mixes easily into creams, lotion, bath salts, and lip balms. Oil is also ideal for baked foods but may not be ideal for liquids such as coffee, soda, beer, or sparkling water.
Let’s say that you want to create a CBD beer or soda. An oil-based product won’t evenly distribute. Not to mention, the oil will interfere with the flavor profile. And with the consistency. Non-oil-based extracts mix easily. You may still taste the CBD, but not the oil.
Does Water-Soluble CBD Oil Expire?
Yes, all oils, extracts, and dietary supplements expire. Read the label of each product to ensure you understand when it expires. For CBD, this is typically between 12 to 18 months after it’s purchased. This is true for both fat and water-soluble products.
You may have noticed that most CBD products come in a dark brown container. This is because CBD is sensitive to heat and light exposure. If stored somewhere hot, humid, in direct sunlight, or if transferred to a clear container it may expire sooner. It may even begin to taste different.
So, pay attention to whether your CBD isn’t working as well as it used to, then consider where it’s been stored and if it has expired.
Does Holmes Organics Offer Water Soluble CBD Products?
Yes! Our CBD Softgels are water-soluble. They will absorb rapidly within 30 to 60 minutes when taken orally.
How To Take Water-Soluble Softgels?
We understand that your schedule is busy, so it may be more convenient to take your CBD with food. However, you won’t enjoy its full benefits. This is because the milligrams per serving will be diluted. You can even it out a bit by adjusting your serving size. If you are new to CBD, begin by determining your empty-stomach milligrams per serving. Then, increase the servings by 10 to 20 milligrams when eating with food.
Ideally, take your oil tincture, softgel, or gummy on an empty stomach 30 minutes before eating or two hours after eating. Also, be mindful of the beverage you drink it with. Water is ideal, but even herbal tea or coffee can dilute the milligrams per serving.
Buy CBD Today!
Now that you understand the difference between CBD water-soluble vs. oil, it’s time to order your CBD! Holmes Organics has you covered with a versatile range of USDA Organic-Certified oral and topical products. We even have a melatonin and CBD sleep gummy coming soon.