CBD oil, or cannabidiol, has become quite popular lately. Researchers keep finding new health benefits to this all-natural wellness therapy.
The applications of CBD are wide-ranging, but many people use it to relieve chronic pain caused by arthritis, neuropathy, and injuries. CBD can also relieve temporary pain, such as that caused by an over-strenuous exercise or a physical injury.
What Is CBD Water?
Because CBD water is created using nanotechnology, scientists believe the resulting CBD particles have a higher bioavailability. Because they are so tiny, the CBD particules can make it through the digestive system without being broken down. In other words, nanotechnology essentially transforms CBD oil into water-soluble molecules. As a result, more of them can be absorbed by the bloodstream, enhancing the effects of CBD.
Simply put, CBD water is water that contains CBD. CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.
While there is no definitive research yet, CBD water may be particularly effective for treating these types of pain, since it combines hydration with the natural anti inflammatory properties of CBD. Hydrating before and after a workout is critical for ensuring a speedy recovery, and CBD water may hasten that process along—while reducing muscle inflammation at the same time.
CBD is available in a variety of formats, including in oils and tinctures, gummies, and now CBD water. One of CBD’s most talked about benefits is helping to lower anxiety—something that’s certainly at a high right now. It can cause more people to wonder if CBD water could be the solution to their pandemic-induced anxiety, or at least help in some way.
In general, CBD water is low-risk and could be beneficial, especially in terms of improving mood, lowering anxiety, and reducing inflammation. But, as with any wellness purchase, it pays to do your research before you drink it up.
How it’s made
CBD and other cannabinoids have long been associated with lowering inflammation, which is beneficial for everyone, but Evans says it means CBD water could be extra beneficial for athletes. “Inflammation can cause muscle soreness and the water is of course good for hydration,” she points out.
As a refresher, CBD is one of several active compounds in marijuana (and hemp). It’s extracted from hemp or cannabis plants either to produce a solo CBD-only compound, or a full-spectrum compound that includes CBD plus other compounds from the plant. Jamie Evans, the founder of The Herb Somm and author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD, explains that CBD water is simply water that has been infused with CBD.
In terms of side effects, there are none to be aware of if you don’t have any underlying medical issues or are taking medication and keeping consumption moderate. It’s worth reiterating that unlike THC, CBD water will not make you high.
Scientists are just beginning to understand how hemp-derived CBD is beneficial to the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Depending on the manufacturing process, the minuscule amount of CBD that CBD water contains is most likely rendered ineffective when it is exposed to light for an extended period of time, such as being stationary in a brightly-lit supermarket refrigerator or storage facility all day. CBD products should be kept out of direct light, in order for the CBD not to destabilize.
While the head of the WHO recommended on January 24, not to include CBD in the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the world body is certainly not endorsing CBD water.
Take CBD water companies’ beneficial claims with a grain of salt, because that is about how much CBD their bottles contain.
According to Pop Sugar, another brand, CBD Living Water, ” has 2.5 milligrams of CBD per bottle, but due to the nano application, you can get up to nine times the effect — 22.5 mg.”
CBD or cannabidiol, the low THC product that everyone touts as being “the non-psychoactive form of cannabis,” (which in and of itself is slightly misleading, but that is for a different column) destabilizes when exposed to light or oxygen. Legitimate CBD products are sold in dark, opaque bottles with labels that warn the consumer to store the bottle away from light, in a cool, dark place.