Of all of the different products and formulations available, water-soluble CBD drinks and supplements are among the most bioavailable. In this case, the term soluble refers to the ability of CBD to fully dissolve in water. When CBD can easily dissolve in water, it means that the supplement is more readily absorbed into the bloodstream, and with a high rate of effectiveness to boot.

CBD, however, is not naturally water-soluble. The cannabinoid is a fat-derived compound, and, as the common saying suggests, oil and water don’t mix. The molecule itself is a natural component of plant resin, which is an essential oil produced by the cannabis plant. This resin dissolves in fat like butter and cooking oil, not water.

In the human body, fat-soluble and water-soluble nutrients are absorbed and utilized in fundamentally different ways. Water-soluble nutrients are absorbed directly into the bloodstream from the small intestine, while fat-based compounds are either pulled out of the digestive tract via stool or are absorbed through the lymphatic system before being tagged for removal by the liver. More often than not, when you consume cannabis-infused foods and beverages, the majority of the active components are excreted before they even enter the body.  

To solve this problem, scientists have developed new delivery technologies to improve the absorption of CBD. One of them is a micro-nanotechnology called “liquid structures”. This technology does not change or manipulate the CBD particles, but rather provide extremely small delivery vessels to dramatically increase absorption and prevent the breakdown of CBD in the stomach. As such, the nano-sized CBD is more easily able to enter the bloodstream and travel to cells throughout the body.