As the water-soluble cannabinoids industry continues to evolve, consumers are increasingly interested in consuming cannabinoids in non-smoking forms. This growing preference has prompted some processors to take the leap into producing cannabis-infused beverages. But, a successful product doesn’t come without challenges. As a fat-soluble substance, it’s difficult for phytocannabinoids to mix with water, leading to issues like product instability, inconsistent results and long onset times.
Water soluble cannabinoids address these challenges by using a manufacturing process that transforms phytocannabinoids into water-receptive molecules. These micelles are then evenly dispersed throughout the liquid medium. Ultimately, this creates a beverage that can be enjoyed anywhere where smokable products are prohibited.
Beyond Oils and Tinctures: The Promise of Water-Soluble Cannabinoids
The emulsion that is created during the water-soluble cannabinoid manufacturing process contains safe ingredients commonly found in food and beverage production. In addition, a well-made emulsion is shelf stable for 12+ months and exhibits homogeneity. It’s also easy to use in a variety of formulas and produces a smooth and uniform taste.
Lastly, water-soluble cannabinoids can be easily and quickly absorbed by the body. This allows consumers to feel the effects of a cannabinoid much more quickly than an edible, as their bodies have to digest the fats in a traditional edible before they can absorb the cannabinoids.
With all of the advantages of a water-soluble CBD, it’s not hard to see why this method of production is becoming increasingly popular in the cannabis industry. But, as you weigh your options for processing water-soluble cannabinoids, be sure to consider a laboratory that is experienced with this technology and has the right equipment. A lab that doesn’t have experience with this type of processing could cause irreparable damage to your product and ultimately your brand.