By Noah Chen
A sure sign of a product evolving is its shrinking in size. Think about it for a second. The first phones were the size of a book and weighed several pounds whereas our modern phones are so small people forget they’re in their pockets and run them through the washer all the time.
Well the world of CBD is no different. If you’ve kept your ear to the ground, you may have heard a new buzzword flying around the forums: nano CBD.
You may be wondering what nanotechnology is doing in the cannabis industry. Can it improve CBD? Maybe so.
What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a technology that, in its simplest terms, breaks substances down to a very small size. For instance, a CBD molecule shrunk by nanotechnology would lose 4,000 percent of its size.
The pharmaceutical industry sometimes utilizes nanotechnology to create medicines that are better able to target different parts of the body. It’s a complex process, but it got some people thinking — if nanotechnology can make medicines better, can it also make CBD better?
The effectiveness of nano CBD
It turns out that nano CBD might work better than its larger self. But, how is this possible?
Well, CBD isn’t actually absorbed all that efficiently when it’s taken into the body. If it’s smoked, the act of lighting the plant on fire destroys some of the cannabinoids. Likewise, if it’s ingested, some of the CBD gets destroyed during the digestion process.
The idea behind nano CBD is to shrink the cannabinoid down so it becomes water-soluble. Since the human body is about 65 percent water, water-soluble compounds are often more easily absorbed. And, that’s a good thing.
In fact, in a study done by Phivida Holdings and the University of Nottingham, their nano CBD was roughly 400 percent more bioavailable than traditional CBD extracts.
Taking nano CBD
If you’ve experienced CBD you may be wondering if nano CBD will affect you differently. In general nano CBD will have the same overall effects you’ve had in the past, but its size makes the experience just a little different.
Consumers using CBD enhanced with nanotechnology may notice it’s faster acting and stronger. However, those responses are still mostly determined by the amount of CBD in the product. Since cannabinoids go into hemp-derived products by weight, a 10mg dose of nano CBD should be stronger than a 10mg dose of standard CBD.
As always, when purchasing CBD products, be sure to buy them from a reputable source. Studies done by the FDA have found that a quarter of CBD products contain fewer cannabinoids than advertised.
The final word on nano
The world of CBD is still new to the inclusion of nanotechnology. The full extent of how effective these concoctions will become is still TBD. As is often the case, more research will help the industry fully understand the impact of nano CBD.
Don’t let this rain on your parade though. There are plenty of reasons to get excited about this new technology. Nano CBD could bring about a host of products that are stronger and safer to use than ever before.
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