With more than half of the human body composed of water, CBD that easily dissolves in water allows for immediate consumption of the most vital substances. Rather than entering the stomach as a dense oil, the CBD gets mixed and emulsified with other elements, which help to portion it into smaller units while keeping it stable in its new form. These smaller units can easily pass into the bloodstream while maintaining their original effectiveness. Like CBD oil, the water-soluble form offers all of the therapeutic benefits without the high associated with THC substance found in Cannabis.
When the body seeks to metabolize a plant extract, much of it becomes lost during the digestive process. CBD oil particles are 15 times the size of a particle that can be used by your body. By the time the compound has been broken down into a format that can enter your circulatory system or bloodstream, a loss of up to 75% of the compound is possible.
Just like water-based CBD, oil tinctures offer a variety of pros and cons.
Which variety is the best choice for you? It’s a good idea to consider your personal needs and preferences, weighing them against each variety’s pros and cons.
Each consumer is different, and their tolerance of CBD is equally diverse. Over the years, scientists have formulated new and increasingly more efficient methods of delivering the plant’s active ingredients into the bloodstream. Recent developments allow for higher retention of the vital ingredients and more versatility when consuming CBD.
By converting the oil to a water-soluble powder, the oil-blob is broken down into tiny, micro-sized pieces. These pieces of oil are very, very small, and are encapsulated within other non-toxic materials to ensure they remain stable in this new form. The end result of this process is an off-white, water-soluble, micro-encapsulated, full-spectrum, CBD hemp extract.
Water-soluble CBD powder opens up a world of possibilities. Not only does it allow us to effectively use capsules as a form of precise CBD delivery, but it also lets us use CBD in any drink or food product we can imagine.
First-pass metabolism only affects the bioavailability of CBD when consumed orally, and there are some creative chemistry techniques used to get around it.
Why should you care?
Luckily, rubbing CBD into your skin, dropping some tincture under your tongue, or hitting a vape pen allows the CBD to directly enter systemic circulation. These delivery methods don’t go near any of the mechanisms associated with the first-pass effect, and bioavailability is not negatively affected.
Luckily, brilliant scientists have already addressed this problem and have devised ways to effectively overcome the first pass effect.
CBD in your smoothie? Done deal.
Want to infuse CBD into your pasta sauce? Sure.