Best CBD Oil Water Soluble Softgels
CBD extracts come in many forms that can be ingested orally and topically. While the most common form of CBD is typically from a CBD oil tincture that is meant to drop CBD oil under your tongue, another option for oral CBD consumption is CBD softgel capsules.
These CBD water-soluble softgel capsules contain pure PCR (Phytocannabinoid-Rich) Hemp Oil emulsified at a concentration of 10mg or 25mg per capsule. The term PCR stands for Phytocannabinoid Rich (or Broad-Spectrum) meaning that the oil in these capsules has a “broad-spectrum” of cannabinoids present, allowing the effects to be greater.
The theory of the entourage effect is that for every additional cannabinoid present in a PCR oil, the effects of CBD oil are multiplied. The entourage effect states that when there are multiple cannabinoids present, they work together synergistically to enhance the benefits for the consumer.
How Is PCR Hemp Oil Made
Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Hemp oil is extracted and purified through a process called supercritical CO2 extraction. This method of extraction involves grinding up the hemp plant and placing it into an extraction vessel.
From there, CO2 gas is brought to high temperatures and pressure and then forced into the extraction vessel. Once the gas meets the plant, the trichomes are broken down, leaving us with part of the plant material dissolved. What is left is then collected to be put into the CBD capsules. The CO2 that was used can be recycled allowing this process to be more environmentally friendly. This process is also known to kill any bacteria or mold that could be present in the plant leaving you with a safe and pure extract.
The process of CO2 extraction is widely known as being the best way to extract CBD in a pure and efficient manner.
After the extraction of the CBD takes place, the CBD extract is put into capsule form through an emulsion process that forces water and oil together by dispersing the oil into droplets that can suspend in the water. In far more technical terms, the oil is dispersed in the form of nano-prods in an aqueous-based medium. The total surface area of these droplets will be 3-5 times larger than the surface area of a single drop of oil. This added surface area and surface enhancement process make absorption up to four times more effective when ingested (and passed through your stomach acid) than conventional CBD oil. The difference being, CBD oil is absorbed via the ultra-thin membrane under your tongue (for 1-2 minutes) and not supposed to be highly emulsified for your stomach to process.
Another advantage of this emulsified form is that there will be an aqueous film layer on the surface of the nanoparticles called a hydrate shell. Hydrate shells promote good water solubility, better absorption, and increased bioavailability, meaning it affects your body very quickly. This method of nanoemulsion is considered to be the most advanced CBD extraction process on the market.
The CBD capsule also contains a valuable terpene, β-caryophyllene (BCP). Terpenes are natural molecules belonging to the lipid family that are made up of isoprene units. Cannabinoids such as BCP belong to a subgroup of terpenes and are known to have many therapeutic uses. These medicines include analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, neuroprotective drugs (i.e. help protect the nerve cell), antidepressants, and antiproliferative drugs (antiproliferation of cancer cells). They also show a mild antioxidant and antibacterial effect.
While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in cannabis is a compound that binds to the CB1 receptor, meaning it has a mind-altering effect, β-caryophyllene binds selectively to the CB2 receptor, so it can exert its positive effects without any mind-altering effects.
The Best CBD Softgel Capsules
While CBD oil is unquestionably the best medium to get CBD quickly into your body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD softgel capsules are an incredibly effective alternative. Not all CBD softgel capsules are made the same, and most are not made with USA Medical’s nanoemulsion technology. If you are interested in adding the best CBD oil water soluble softgels into your daily routine, shop USA Medical CBD softgels and feel the difference that pure, potent, and organically-grown CBD can make in your life.