In Colorado, after months of research and development, Mile High Labs launched water soluble CBD. Water and oil just don’t mix. Because CBD is derived from extracted hemp oil, it’s hydrophobic by nature and isn’t soluble in water. Water Soluble CBD works by dissolving isolate or distillate in a colorless, flavorless, naturally-derived oil and then creating nanoscopic droplets of that oil with a high-pressure emulsifier. This “nano-emulsion” is stabilized with surfactants, molecules that can dissolve in both oil and water, such that the droplets won’t recombine and instead remain evenly dispersed in a product.
These ingredients are the optimal way to introduce CBD into a variety of existing formulations, according to their press release. Their nano-emulsification process delivers a small particle size, less than 250 nanometers, allowing these liquids to be integrated seamlessly with preexisting formulations.
The goal of nano-emulsification is to create CBD oil droplets so small that light passes right around them and they have as little effect on an end product’s appearance as possible. In most cases, the concentrate can be added to the bulk product before sub-micron filtration, requiring little to no changes to manufacturing or packaging processes.