Canapa Acqua is a water soluble CBD formulation, and is intended to be added to beverages. Acqua is flavorless, but cloudiness is normal when added to beverages! Add it to your coffee, tea, smoothie, wine, water, or really any beverage that your heart desires!

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Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic MCT Oil, CBD Isolate, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Quillaja Extract, Potassium Sorbate (to preserve freshness)

The Process

To make CBD water soluble, the cannabidiol molecule (or oil containing the molecule) must be emulsified by creating a micelle.  A micelle is a sphere of phospholipids (like lecithin) that creates a highly bioavailable lipophilic core (a tiny oil droplet containing CBD) that is separated from the bulk water.  Surfactant molecules can be used to stabilize the emulsion, preventing micelle rupture and the undesirable oil-water separation.

At Canapa, we’ve work to minimize the number of ingredients needed for stabilizing a micelle emulsion.  We dissolve our CBD isolate powder into MCT oil and create an aqueous solution of sunflower lecithin, quillaja saponin, and potassium sorbate.   This oil is then sonicated (vigorously vibrated) in the water solution in small batches to ensure homogeneous emulsification.   The lecithin forms the micelle’s shell, while the quillaja saponin acts as a surfactant increasing the gap between the lecithin and the surrounding water molecules once water is added. Potassium sorbate is added to prevent bacteria or mold growth, ensuring a safe, aqueous product that can be added to any food or drink without adding flavor.  For more info, check out our blog post on water soluble CBD!

Lab Results

Canapa is committed to transparency, which is why we make sure to have all of our products tested by a third-party analytical lab. You should know what you are consuming, so take a look at the lab results below!

8/19/19 - Acqua 900mg - Batch No: WSI-30-073119-1 - Certificate of Analysis