Given that dissolvable cannabinoids are odorless, flavorless, and fully activated, DIY infusions are now as easy as opening a pre-dosed package and adding it to a food or beverage. That means consumers are given the autonomy not only to prepare edibles in a way that is most enjoyable to them, but at a dosage that meets their needs.
The first step in the process involves taking activated (fully decarboxylated) distillate and emulsifying it into a slurry (a semiliquid mixture) by using food-grade surfactants and emulsifiers. With intense mixing, the distillate is broken down into very tiny particles and coated by surfactants. This is how the “water-hating” particles become water-soluble.
Step 1: Emulsification
How Dissolvable Cannabinoids Are Made
Traditional edibles can take up to 90 minutes to kick in due to the cannabinoids having to pass though the digestive tract before they’re fully absorbed. An activated, water-soluble cannabinoid powder enters the system more quickly, with an onset window of about 20 minutes and effects that can last up to four hours. This is because the solubility of the powder allows for absorption in the mouth, intestines and liver simultaneously.
Flavorless, odorless, and with a faster time of onset, dissolvable cannabinoid powder is an innovation that has the potential to change the edibles landscape from here on out. But what exactly are dissolvable cannabinoids, how are they made, and what value can they offer?
Stillwater’s Ripple is currently available in three varieties (in addition to being the primary cannabinoid vessel in their line of instant tea and coffee products):
Consumers will experience the effects of edibles faster, longer, and more efficiently.
The ECS plays essential roles in the body. Central nervous system development, responses to endogenous and environmental stimuli, and synaptic plasticity are some of these. Cannabinoids bind with CB1 or CB2 receptors thereby influencing communication between body cells. When CBD powder enters the system, it goes to work to figure out where the ECS needs it.
Endocannabinoids occur naturally within the human body in amounts that depend on the body’s needs. Phytocannabinoids exist in plants such as the cannabis sativa plant. These compounds come from the trichomes, or resin glands, particularly on the leaves and flowers. While other plants produce cannabinoids, they occur in the highest concentration in cannabis. Synthetic cannabinoids are those made in a lab to mimic the effects of the natural cannabinoids.
Extraction: First Step to CBD Powder
This question comes up often, as most people are concerned with the risk of ingesting THC whenever they use CBD. For this question, the simple answer is no – not all CBD will contain THC. If you choose to purchase CBD oil, you could be buying any of the following:
The range of health benefits are somewhat due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties. These properties lend to potential treatment for inflammation and pain, anxiety, acne, seizures, and even cancer symptoms like nausea and vomiting.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many natural cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD makes up about 40% of hemp extract, and has many potential health benefits. Unlike THC, CBD isn’t psychotropic and will not make you “high.”