New methods for consuming CBD continue emerging as the popularity of CBD continues to spread.

Water soluble CBD uses nano technology. Nano technology is “not” rigorously researched and can’t verify it’s long term safety. Most all nano CBD products hide the proprietary chemicals used to make it soluble in water and can have potentially unintended consequences.

Let’s take a look below to see if we can understand what water soluble CBD is and how it utilizes nano technology that’s not been rigorously tested for long-term safety for human consumption.

What is water soluble CBD?

There are a few different names CBD manufacturers use to describe water soluble CBD oil.

One popular types of water soluble CBD is Nano CBD oil.

Some nano CBD technology is described as coating the CBD molecules with a type of lipid nanoparticle, nano-emulsion, or nano-carrier.

When the CBD is inside of this nano sized packaged delivery device, it’s claimed to be able to stay in the body longer and allow for a slower release of CBD into the body and tissue being targeted.

With CBD being contained within such as small package, it’s claimed to be able to move into the blood stream more effectively.

Is CBD oil water soluble or not?

CBD is an oil.

Oil and water don’t tend to mix very well.

What makes oil unable to mix with water is due to the structure of the molecules.

The structure of the oil molecules that makes it incapable of mixing (dissolving) in water is due to it’s non-polar nature of oil.

In contract, water is very polar.

Since water is polar and oil is non-polar, water molecules are attracted to other water molecules — while oil molecules are attracted to other oil molecules.

Water molecules tend to squeeze the oil molecules out of the water.

What does water soluble CBD mean?

Water soluble CBD is when certain substances are added to the CBD oil to make the oil capable of mixing with water.

By adding an emulsifier to the CBD oil, it’s causes a certain reaction making oil able to mix with oil.

CBD companies use fancy marketing language to make you think their “proprietary” nano CBD technology is super advanced.

Most CBD companies explaing water soluble (nano) CBD as their secret (proprietary) technology makes the large balls of CBD and other cannabinoids smaller by breaking them down into tiny particles.

They go on to explain that CBD is an oil and oil tends to clump together.

By utilizing their special technology, they’re able to make the CBD oil particles separate and appear smaller.

With smaller CBD molecules, the claim is the water soluble nano CBD is able to be absorbed by the body at the higher rate and also at a faster rate.

Furthermore, CBD companies expalin a little more about how they make their CBD water soluble by removing the different parts of the plant oil from the final product.

What’s removed to make CBD water soluble are the various terpenes and other plant material.

How is water soluble CBD made?

Water soluble CBD is made using a chemical emulsifier.

In order to create a “true” nano CBD that is water soluble, the usual process involves using complex ultrasonic equipment and other nano gear for stabalization.

Typically, CBD companies offering water soluble nano CBD utilizes secret proprietary techniques where they do not reveal the exact process or chemicals & equipment used in it’s production.

Common emulsifiers used in food include:

  • Lecithin
  • Sodium stearoyl lactylate
  • mono-glycerol
  • di-glycerol
  • Ammonium phosphatide
  • Locust bean gum
  • Xanthan gum
  • Polysorbates
  • Carrageenan
  • Guar gum
  • Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
  • Polysorbate 80 (P80)

The FDA considers many emulsifiers used in food to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).

Andrew Gewirtz, PhD observes that there are a handful of different types of emulsifiers that behave like detergents.

Detergents tend to disturb the good bacteria in you body’s microbiota.

In disrupting your body’s microbiota, a type of lower grade inflammation can occur and trigger excessive consumption.

A review of several different emulsifiers were determined “safe” by the FDA if you consume the emulsifiers at their estimated levels of expoure.

Many CBD companies hide the chemicals they add to their CBD products by hiding their ingredient list behind proprietary formulas, nano CBD lables, and the complete hiding of their full ingredient list.

If any CBD company hides their CBD product formulation behind a patent or other types of elusive ingredient words, there’s a good chance it contains something you might not want.

Since nano CBD and other types of water soluble CBD is brand new to the market, there’s not much research verifying the long-term safety of water soluble CBD.

What is water soluble CBD nano?

Nano is short for nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology are technologies capable of manupulating single molecules and atoms.

In order for nanotechnology to affect individual atomes and molecules, the technology must operate at scales smaller than 100 nanometers.

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter.

Nano CBD may sound like an advanced piece of technology, however, nano CBD typically uses an emulsifier and other chemicals to allow water an oil to mix.

Natural emulsifiers exist and are commonly used in cooking to make common salad dressings.

Common natural emulsifiers used in making salad dressings are mustard and egg yolks.

The specific molecules that prevents water and oil from separating is lecithin — a type of phospholipid.

Water soluble CBD oil side effects

A common chemical additive used to make CBD oil water soluble is propylene glycol.

Nano CBD and other water soluble CBD products are completely coated with potentially different types of chemical emulsifiers.

Depending on the specific type of chemical emulsifier used to make CBD capable of dissolving in water will determine the potential side effects.

Other concerns of consuming nano sized particles is there could be potential unintended consequences.

Some potential unintended consequences of consuming nano sized particles — at an increasing rate — is nanotoxicity and how nano sized molecules can affect the structure of the body.

According to the International Journal Of Molecular Sciences, there is an increase in the study of nanotoxicology with the aim of researching the toxic effects of the unique properties of nanomaterials.

Due to nanomaterials having a increased effect on larger surface areas, there may be a potentially unique toxic effects of nanoparticles in comparison to the larger molecules of the natural human body.

Much more research is necessary to improve the long-term safety of the various delivery systems of nano sized drugs, as well as the need for using materials that are compatible with biological organisms.

Furthermore, additional research is recommended to find a process that’s not harmful to the release of various nano particles.

The bottom line is there’s basically no legitimate research verifying the safety of water soluble CBD or nano CBD.