What is nano-emulsification?

When we think about CBD or any derivative of Hemp, chances are the words cannabis, tinctures and even gummies come to mind. So when people in the industry talk about“nano-emulsification,” it sounds daunting. 

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An article published by the US National Library of Medicine defines nano-emulsion as a “fine oil/water or water/oil dispersion stabilized by an interfacial film of surfactant molecule having droplet size range 20–600nm.” Don’t let that definition scare you though. Nano emulsification simply means that a particular particle or compound, in this case, CBD, has been transformed into a much smaller version of itself.  Nano equals very small or minute, and emulsifying means to mix. So essentially, in simplest terms, it means tiny and mixed. But what exactly does it mean when we’re talking about CBD?

Most CBD oils are made in the form of tinctures. Tinctures are filled with a carrier oil and mixed with hemp extract. Nano emulsified CBD typically uses water as its carrier fluid instead of oil. 

 

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Nano emulsion-based products boast many advantages over traditionally manufactured CBD. Recent studies show that products created using nano-emulsification take effect more quickly and deliver a more consistent and enjoyable experience for consumers.

 

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A major advantage of nano emulsion-based products is the increased rate of absorption. In a study looking at CBD nano-emulsion, a maximum blood concentration was reached three times faster versus a non-nano emulsified control. That’s a stark contrast to traditional edibles, that in some cases, can take up to eight hours to reach maximum effect versus a little more than an hour. 

This proves the point that nano-emulsification improves the delivery of CBD into the body. 

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Since it is mixed with water,nano-emulsified CBD can be dissolved and taken with water or other beverages. This leads to more opportunities to include CBD into your daily regimen. Think smoothies, soups, or even just a glass of water! 

Nano-emulsified CBD is also long-lasting, has better tasting natural flavors, and is non-toxic. The consumer market agrees too –sales of nano CBD products have dramatically increased. According to the National Institute of Health,  there’s been a 130-percent increase in oral bioavailability over traditional CBD and hemp oil. 

So is it worth the hype? We think so. Stay tuned to see what nano-emulsified products we’ll be launching this year!