It wouldn’t be wrong to say that CBD, the ‘wonder’ compound in cannabis, is omnipresent these days. Be it oils, tinctures, edibles, dried flower (of course), topicals and even water, CBD took a long time to make its way to conventional medicine. Well, better late than never.
This post, however, is dedicated to only CBD water, which is among the top trending health supplements in today’s time. As the name indicates, CBD water basically means water with CBD infused in it. The infusion though isn’t as simple as it sounds. Most companies selling this water in the market claim to use nanotechnology to break down CBD into tiny water-soluble particles. The process basically makes the non-psychoactive cannabinoid more ‘bioavailable’ so that consumers can reap all the benefits. But….
Does CBD water provide any benefits? or we, as a society, have again fallen prey to a marketing gimmick. We think the latter case is true because of the following reasons:
CBD water contains very low doses of the compound
Most of the CBD water manufacturing firms promote their products as having “10 million nanograms of CBD per bottle”. This may seem huge at first but only translates to 0.01 grams of CBD per bottle.
Studies, however, suggest that we need at least 150-600 mg/d of CBD to experience the health benefits that we have long been seeking via various cannabis products.
Another study, though conducted on lab mice, found that CBD had “no effect at doses of up to 30 mg/kg.”
No value for money
CBD-infused water costs roughly $5 on average. Considering the fact that the bottle doesn’t have adequate CBD amounts to make any noticeable difference, paying for the over-hyped product is just like handing over money to charity.
CBD further breaks down from Light and Oxidation
The majority of CBD water bottles found in the market are transparent, just like normal bottles of mineral water. If you are buying them from store shelves, it’s quite obvious that they have absorbed a lot of light and degraded with time. Each time you open this bottle, the CBD comes in contact with oxygen and further degrades.
Companies should at least have the courtesy to pack such drinks in dark-tinted bottles which will ensure the efficacy of the product (if any) at least until it’s not opened.
The three aforementioned reasons should be more than enough to convince even a novice in the field of marijuana that there are a lot of flaws in these over-marketed products. Recall that these products are not regulated by the FDA, so we are not even sure if they even contain what their labels and ads claim.