CBD, or cannabinol, is a controversial molecule that has taken the world by storm lately. Typically derived from hemp or cannabis, CBD has been shown to potentially be an option for helping several physical health issues, as well as a possible aid for many common mental complaints such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even pain control. Unlike THC, which is derived from cannabis, CBD does not produce a psychoactive “high” for the consumer. CBD is generally sold in the form of an oil that can be administered sublingually or orally. Other products exist in the form of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin-based vaporizer juice that allow users to administer CDB through the method of inhalation.
Different administration methods will have varied bioavailability rates or the quantity and speed that the molecule can be absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD can also be consumed orally in food, even though the bioavailability rate is only %5-20 with this method, making it less effective than sublingual or inhalation methods (vaping CBD is becoming very popular these days too). The method by which CBD helps people involves the human endocannabinoid system (Here’s a definition from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system) or ECS. CBD supplements the ECS, helping to repair receptors located in the brain and all over the body that regulate different parts of the body. This homeostasis in the body, potentially improved with the addition of CBD, helps people deal with many common ailments.
What is CBD soda?
CBD companies continue to develop innovative ways for people to consume their products. One of the newest ways is CBD soda drinks. Some popular brands include Recess, Spring, and Cannabinoid Creations, but this is a new market and there are many other brands both available and still emerging.
How are they made?
CBD is generally only able to be dissolved into oil-based solutions. These new sodas have been infused with cannabinol using a special process that allows the supplement to dissolve completely into the drink. This special process involves formulating these CBD solutions as microemulsions, which allows the CBD to be water-soluble.
Why use soda specifically?
CBD soda offers a convenient, delicious way to consume this product. Like other sodas, they come in a wide variety of flavors. The cans are portable and many sugar-free and diet options are available. Many of these drinks are not sodas, but actually sparkling water to promote hydration at the same time. The cans can be recycled, and the sodas are usually made using sustainable methods. No matter how people choose to consume CBD, it could potentially improve their lives.
Have you tried it? Let’s us know what you thought about it.