CBD oil and CBD water are all the rage right now. Because CBD is legal in most of the U.S. – 36 states and counting – its availability and application are off the charts. It can be found anywhere, from gas stations and discount convenience stores to major grocery chains and, of course, online. CBD water can be drunk or poured into other foodstuffs; CBD oil is often used in ointments and creams, but the biggest differences between the two are their physical format and absorption rate.
CBD sparkling water is imbued with cannabidiol extract. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many naturally occurring cannabinoids you can find in the hemp plant. The “full-spectrum” hemp oil is removed from the plant and lab-tested to ensure it meets strict potency and purity standards by different product manufacturers. The hemp oil extract gets added to water or sparkling water to create unique CBD water products offered online and elsewhere. CBD water offers potential health benefits, like supporting joint health and promoting relaxation.
CBD water can be squirted directly in your mouth and swallowed instantly or added to beverages or food. It depends on what’s simpler for you. Because of the method the water-soluble CBD is absorbed, its properties can be more effective by a factor of 10 than its oil equivalent because our bodies are able to absorb nearly 100 percent of the cannabinoids into our system. This is due to the oil compounds being reduced using a special method, so they’re tiny enough for our bodies to process through ingestion as we would any other food that isn't oil-based.
Many creatures have an endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for controlling essential functions, like pain, appetite, sleep, immunity, and others. By using CBD, you can slow endocannabinoid receptor activity to lower certain responses, including:
CBD oil is extracted from Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa — the same plants which, when dried, make marijuana. CBD oil is thought by some to reduce anxiety, treat pain, and promote appetite just like marijuana does, but minus its psychoactive effects. It’s also shown promise in relieving certain types of seizures.
How the CBD is ingested is personal preference. Some people enjoy the taste of the oil, while others choose the more delicate taste of CBD water which can be added to food or drink without affecting flavor too much or affecting the absorption rate. So if don’t like the taste of oils, drink CBD sparkling water instead.
There are many health benefits of CBD oil that are supported by science, including:
Many promote one solution as better and talk disparagingly of the other, but we have a more nuanced opinion. CBD water and CBD oil products aren’t uniquely good or bad, as they have their own particular properties, and if used appropriately can offer positive results. But here’s the deal: If you're going to swallow your CBD, choose a water-based product. If you're agreeable to alternative ways to consume CBD, then weigh your options, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have other questions.