An increasingly popular solution for making CBD ‘water-soluble’ is to create a CBD nanoemulsion. To begin to form an understanding of how a nanoemulsion works, picture taking a bottle containing oil and water. When you shake that bottle of water, the single layer of oil will split to form many smaller droplets. When making a nanoemulsion, you’re doing this same thing but using specialized equipment.
CBD is a fat-soluble cannabinoid that is growing in popularity. For bioavailability and for the sake of making CBD-infused products, it is important to know how to make “water-soluble” CBD. Here, we describe solubility and solutions for making water-soluble CBD, such as by using a CBD nanoemulsion.
Processing cannabinoids involves a number of steps, from fractional distillation of cannabinoids to formulating a final product. Nanotechnology, such as nanoemulsions, can help with key considerations, including solubility, protection from low pH and oxidative stress and maximization of bioavailability.