What is Nanotechnology?
“Nano technology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.”
Scientists use nanotechnology in many scientific fields such as engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, and more. Nanotechnology is not new. In fact, it has been used for years in the manufacture of mediations, supplements, and beauty products. However, recently it started making an appearance in the CBD marketplace. Many believe that nanotechnology increases CBD’s potential healing properties. The process creates nanoparticles that are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream more efficiently than larger microparticles. The smaller particles are effectively more user friendly to the body than the larger ones.
CBD and Nanotechnology
Using the science of nanotechnology, CBD is fashioned into nanoparticles during extraction. The small particles pass easily into the bloodstream. CBD products that rely on nanotechnology have far greater bioavailability. There are lots of advantages of CBD nanoparticles.
Nanotechnology and Absorption
When you ingest CBD, your digestive tract such as the stomach and liver, immediately start to destroy and flush out much of the cannabinoid compounds because of the particles’ larger size and the fact that they are not naturally recognized as being absorbent by the body. However, with nanoparticles, the compounds are more easily available and absorbed into your system, so you receive more of the beneficial CBD. In theory, when you consume nano CBD products you will feel the effects more rapidly due to their optimum absorption by your system.
The Science Behind Nanotechnology and CBD Bioavailability
At Also Organics, you will find our CBD products rely on the effectiveness of nanotechnology. This is not a ‘fad,’ but a process backed by a great deal of science and viable studies. In one study by Duran Lobato et al for the Journal of Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, it was shown that CBD nanoparticles work as a result of their lipophilic qualities. Molecules are either hydrophilic or lipophilic. Hydrophilic particles attach to water-based molecules and lipophilic particles latch onto lipid-based molecules. In some cases, certain molecules can attach to both and act as a bride for all molecules.
Understanding CBD Particles
CBD particles are predominately lipophilic, but they also act as a little hydrophobic. This is a problem when you try to consume CBD because the human body is a hydrophilic system so in many cases our bodies repel a good portion of the CBD which results in extremely low bioavailability. Therefore, CBD is usually suspended in a carrier oil to make it more bioavailable to the system. However, nanotechnology also helps with bioavailability.
Cannabidiol that is broken down into nanoparticle size binds well with both lipids and water. In one study carried out by Esposito for the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, it was found that CBD nanoparticles were readily absorbed, especially with a lipophilic coating. Your body’s endocannabinoid system can then make rapid use of the CBD and truly little is wasted or flushed out of your system.
The Advantages of Nanoparticle CBD
A great deal of science has gone into the creation of nanotechnology and that research is being used to create a superior CBD product that the body can easily use. Perhaps the slogan of nanotechnology should be the old saying - waste not want not. Basically, by using nanoparticle CBD you are encouraging your body to use all the CBD instead of wasting a good portion of it by flushing it out because it cannot readily absorb the molecules.
Here are the advantages of nanoparticle CBD:
- Increases bioavailability considerably
- Requires a lower dose for effectiveness
- Feel the results rapidly so you can fully appreciate the therapeutic effects
- Water-soluble so more friendly towards the human body
If you are interested in trying nanoparticle CBD tinctures and products then contact Also Organics to learn more about our full nanoparticle CBD product line.