CBD water-could companies be scamming you? CBD water is a perfect example of capitalism at its phoniest. While plenty of companies are looking to cash in by claiming their products contain beneficial CBD, CBD water is by far the easiest example of how a company can take your money, without you realizing you’re really even being scammed.
As most of us know, cannabidiol also known as CBD is the low THC product becoming well known throughout the world. One of the things not well known, is that CBD destabilizes when exposed to light or oxygen. This means that products can become less potent or fail to work as they should when exposed to light, or even oxygen.
Scientists are beginning to understand how CBD is beneficial to the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Depending on the manufacturing process, the minuscule amount of CBD that CBD water contains is most likely rendered ineffective when it is exposed to light for an extended period of time, such as being stationary in a brightly-lit supermarket refrigerator or storage facility.
Some manufacturing processes may be able to keep the components stable while exposed to light in the short term, but it will not remain stable if the water is sitting on a shelf for months or even weeks at a time. That means CBD in a clear water bottle stored on a brightly-lit supermarket shelf is most likely completely useless and provides no other benefit than the regular hydrating effect of plain water. Assuming some manufacturers take the initiative to sell CBD in dark brown glass bottles, from the moment the cap is opened and oxygen hits the product, it begins the process of destabilizing.
As we all know, there are companies out there looking to cash in on the CBD craze, simply because it’s projected to become a $646 million dollar industry by 2022. Some of these products that claim to contain CBD, only contain 2 milligrams; which is virtually useless for any ailment you may be suffering from, and looking to alleviate with what you assume is a healthy alternative. To provide a visual, 2 milligrams of powder isolate would fit on the end of a toothpick! Furthermore, a daily dose of at least 10-25mg is recommended to be beneficial to the human body’s endocannabinoid system, for non-medical reasons. At that rate, a person would have to drink five to thirteen bottles of CBD water per day, provided it is stored in the dark, and then consumed all in one shot, for the effects to be beneficial.
Additionally, when the body needs the benefits of CBD right away, the efficacy of a 2 milligram serving is non-existent. Although it is not yet understood what a healthy amount of CBD is in the body for chronic use, we can almost without certainty guarantee that 2 milligrams of CBD will not do the trick. So, save the $5 you were going to spend on CBD water, and invest in a CBD tincture or capsules to ensure that you are getting the correct amount of CBD needed to alleviate your symptoms.
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