The Power of Water Soluble Powder
Introducing Mile High Labs water soluble CBD powder. Powered by technology developed specifically for the food and beverage industry, this non-GMO, highly potent and easy-to-use powder is one of our most versatile ingredients yet.
Our water soluble powder comes in isolate and T-Free distillate forms, both at 20% CBD concentration. We also can customize the concentration to your specifications. The powder has a uniform particle size of 200-300 nanometers. The consistent crystal size opens up a world of possibilities when formulating ready-to-drink beverages or combining with other powdered ingredients to create a dry blend. Additionally, the powder contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and it’s both hot and cold liquid soluble.
With our water soluble CBD powder, we’re giving you more than the quality and consistency you’ve come to expect from Mile High Labs. We’re giving you convenience. Above all else, we’ve designed this product to be intuitive and give you the freedom to focus on what you do best: making great CBD products.
Let’s dive deeper into the unique process that makes our water soluble CBD powder so special. But first, a quick refresher on how water soluble CBD works.
The Science of CBD Solubility
Water and oil don’t mix. Because CBD is derived from extracted hemp oil, it’s hydrophobic by nature and isn’t soluble in water. CBD isolate added to water will sit on the surface without absorbing. As a result, the water itself won’t contain any significant CBD. Different techniques need to be employed to infuse CBD into a beverage or any aqueous product.
If you’re familiar with our water soluble liquids, you know that we use a nano-emulsification process to create tiny droplets of CBD oil (~250nm). The solution remains stable over long periods without agglomerating (recombining), creaming (floating to the top) or sedimenting (sinking to the bottom).
With our powdered water soluble, we knew we needed to deliver an ingredient that maintained this level of reliability. So, how did we do it?
A Proven, Food-Grade Process
CBD is gaining recognition as a proper food and beverage ingredient. However, the manufacturing of water soluble CBD doesn’t always reflect this food-grade focus. Instead of reinventing the wheel for our water soluble powder, we turned to a tried and true food science process.
The process uses no synthetic ingredients or emulsifiers and borrows techniques used for other food-grade powders. Remember that packet of delicious orange goodness found in your box of mac and cheese? It’s made nearly the same way we make our water soluble powder.
First, we start with food-grade polymers hydrated in distilled water. Let’s call this “Part A.” This unique combination of starches allows oils like CBD to be incorporated. Next, the Part A polymer solution is combined with the Part B oil solution. We then homogenize these parts to produce a consistent emulsion.
The emulsion is run through a spray dryer, causing the water to evaporate and the polymers to solidify around the oil droplets. The result is a highly-versatile water soluble powder that contains no emulsifiers. An ingredient that provides you with nearly endless formulation possibilities while increasing consumer confidence.
Powder = Possibilities
Water soluble powder is a growing market in a variety of segments. And for a good reason. Powders are incredibly versatile and can be utilized to create everything from ready-to-drink beverages and powdered drink mixes to high-end cosmetics and soothing topicals.
Additionally, the powdered form makes it easy to incorporate with other powdered secondary ingredients. Combining water soluble CBD powder with water soluble supplement powders like B12, melatonin or even protein can help you differentiate your product in a crowded market.
How do you see water soluble powder fitting into your manufacturing process? Did this blog spark any new product ideas? We’d love to hear about them and help you start formulating.
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