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What Is Water-Soluble CBD?

There are many different CBD products and even more extract variations, and making sense of the newest member of the extract entourage can be challenging. We're here to tell you more about water-soluble CBD, its importance, and where you can get it.

Let’s cut straight to the chase.

What is Water-Soluble CBD?

In short, water-soluble CBD is a form of the chemical compound cannabidiol that has been processed into tiny particles to be more easily absorbed by the body.

Because of its now water-soluble form, this type of CBD extract can be easily mixed into drinks or food. CBD water-soluble powder is an excellent option for those who want to experience the potential health benefits of cannabidiol but don’t want to take pills or oils. Because it dissolves in water, this type of cannabidiol can be easily added to drinks or food and consumed without any hassle.

Drinking water-soluble CBD is one of the many ways you can take CBD. As a refresher, CBD is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. In this article, you’ll learn the key benefits of water-soluble CBD and how it measures up to other forms of CBD on the market.

Which is Better? Water-soluble CBD vs. CBD oil

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CBD oil and water soluble are often compared, with many consumers wanting to know the difference between the two and if one is a better buy than the other.

The main difference between the two is the physical format (oil vs. powder) and bioaccessibility—water soluble CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream faster because your body doesn't have to dissolve them first.

CBD oil is one of the most popular ways to take CBD, but how well does it work when you dissolve it in water? Let’s take a look at the main differences between the two.

Absorption Rate

CBD is hydrophobic in nature, so if it hasn’t been made into water-soluble CBD, it will resist dissolving in water, and the body will struggle to absorb it.

The absorption rate is a significant difference between water-soluble CBD and other forms of CBD. Water-soluble CBD dissolves into the bloodstream faster than other forms of CBD. This means it can reach your target receptors more quickly and efficiently. It dissolves in water, making it easier for your body to absorb. The result is that your body gets the benefits of CBD faster than if you were to take oil-based CBD.


Water-soluble CBD and CBD oil can be in many different forms, whether capsules, drinks, or powders. But to become water soluble, the CBD is usually made into a powder first before being made into a CBD drink, for example.


CBD oil tends to have a strong earthy taste, which can be unappealing for some. The water-soluble form of CBD has a much more muted taste, with most people saying there is not much of a taste with unflavored water-soluble CBD at all.

Water-soluble CBD is also very easy to drink. It has no strong taste or smell and can be mixed with anything. You can take it in your morning coffee or tea, mix it with juice, or add it to your favorite smoothie.

Types of Water-soluble CBD Products

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The two main types of water-soluble CBD products are instant powder and CBD water.

It’s worth noting that not all CBD drinks are made with water-soluble CBD, so you’ll need to do some digging to find out about that particular brand. Or, you could simply save yourself the trouble and opt for CENTR’s instant powder sachets and CBD Sparkling Water.

CENTR’s CBD products are made using water-soluble CBD so that we can bring you the best possible products. If you’d like to check out our third-party lab analyses, you can view them here.

How Does Water-Soluble CBD Work?

CBD is not soluble by nature. Cannabinoids are hydrophobic, so they do not bond to water.

In order for CBD to dissolve in liquid, it must be isolated into tiny particles. When broken down into small enough pieces, these molecules can then blend with water and dissolve.

Emulsifying the tiny CBD particles allows them to dissolve in liquids and helps speed absorption into the bloodstream by breaking down these molecules enough for cellular transport.

Because of its fast-acting nature, water-soluble CBD sachets or sparkling water will likely deliver almost immediate effects. This is why people often report feeling the effects of CBD in just a few minutes after drinking it. It's easier for your body to absorb water-soluble CBD than other forms of the cannabinoid because it doesn't have to be broken down by enzymes in your stomach and intestines. It goes straight into your bloodstream.

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How to Use Water-Soluble CBD

Because water-soluble CBD can be dissolved into liquids, it is easy to consume.

CENTR’s water-soluble sachet powders are easy to mix. Just add 16 ounces of water (hot or cold), stir well, and enjoy! Our customers enjoy making lemonade, smoothies, cocktails, and tea with our CBD powder.

Which Product is Right for you?

You can start with a small dose of the CBD product and increase it from there, depending on how you feel.

We recommend starting with the CENTR Instant Sampler Pack, which lets you try out different powders. Or, if sparkling water is more your style—and let's be honest: who doesn't love bubbles? —you might prefer the Sparkling Water option that comes in both sugar and sugar-free versions so you can choose what works best for you.