Just as its name would have you believe, CBD Water is standard water that’s been infused with a small amount of CBD. The amount of CBD in each serving varies by brand, but most contain around 2–5 mg.
Here’s what’s strange: The most reliable research studies conducted to evaluate the beneficial effects of CBD have used doses of at least 15 mg per day, so it’s unclear just how beneficial CBD Water is — if it is at all.
Having said that, the leading brands in the CBD Water market justify the low CBD content by claiming they use nanotechnology to decrease the particle size and boost your body’s ability to absorb and utilize CBD.
While research is limited, one study found that lipid-based CBD nanoparticles may be better absorbed by the human body; though more studies are required to determine whether that rings true for CBD Water specifically.
Even if we could say with confidence that CBD Water has health benefits, there’s another aspect that could render them void and that’s the volatility of CBD as a raw chemical compound (before it’s even introduced in a product).
You see, CBD is an unstable compound that requires careful preparation and storage to help preserve its medicinal properties; exposure to light and air can cause it to break down, negating its potential beneficial effects.
Since most CBD Water is stored on shelves in grocery stores, under bright lights in clear plastic bottles for weeks on end, it falls victim to light degradation, which causes the marginal CBD content to break down.
Should You Drink CBD Water?
The simple answer is no — there’s little evidence to support claims that there’s enough CBD present in CBD Water to offer health benefits. What’s more, it’s incredibly expensive, with a 500 ml serving coming in at around $5.