The most common process for creating water-soluble CBD and THC is nanoemulsion. This involves using ultrasonic waves to break down molecules into dozens of tiny particles called nanoparticles, which are a fraction of their original size. Water with CBD or THC can be made using a process called nanotechnology. Nanotechnology uses sound waves to break down CBD clusters into micro-sized particles.
These particles are smaller than 100 nanometers in size. The result is a “water compatible” product that is small enough to dissolve and mix with water molecules. This allows for immediate bioavailability that many brands refer to as the “nano-amplified effect”. Currently, the most common way to infuse water with THC is through nanoemulsion, which breaks down THC molecules into smaller nanoparticles.
Many water-soluble THC products have very low calorie levels, due only to added sugars, oils, or other ingredients. For those looking for alcohol-free THC, options are limited to cannabis beverages that try to mix oils with water. CBD, THC and other oils can be made compatible with water if formulated as oil-in-water nanoemulsions.