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CBD Water: Reasons Why You Shouldn't Drink Trendy Beverage

Over the past decade, the media has pushed certain products into the limelight, claiming that they provide numerous health benefits. For one, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has received increasing attention due to its marketing strategy. However, is there any way to ensure that there is ample scientific research to back up its claims?

CBD water is a chemical compound sourced from the cannabis plant. As compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive. Thus, you can ensure that it won’t generate the same high associated with marijuana.

CBD in itself has been well studied for its health benefits and medicinal properties. Most of the research claims that it has the ability to eliminate chronic pain as well as reduce anxiety and inflammation.

As for CBD water, the manufacturers have claimed that drinking it is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of CBD, which in turn will allow you to reap the benefits of CBD.

However, Healthline claims that CBD water contains only minimal amounts of CBD. In fact, the amount of CBD in each brand tends to fluctuate. At most, it can only provide you with two to five milligrams of CBD. This amount is below what is recommended -- at least 15 milligrams every day.

In the defense of manufacturers, they claim that the reason for their products’ low CBD content is due to the fact that they use nanotechnology as a means to decrease particle size as well as boost your body’s ability to better absorb CBD.

Also, CBD is considered as a highly unstable compound. It requires careful preparation and storage to ensure that it preserves its medicinal properties. If it is exposed to light and air, it can easily break down resulting in the negation of its potential benefits.

Since CBD water is typically stored on grocery shelves under bright lights and in clear containers, this act of storing CBD water is already one way of degrading its content.

Unfortunately, scientific research on nanotechnology and CBD water storage is limited. Thus it's hard to tell right now if these nanoparticles have any effect on an individual’s absorption level of CBD water.

Marijuana A picture taken on June 5, 2019 shows a man smelling a sample of Marijuana buds, often simply called weed or pot, which is the unprocessed form of the female cannabis plant, at the "Hemp Embassy" store in Milan, one of the first shops in Italy dedicated to cannabis. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

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