CBD And Nanotechnology: A World Of Increased Benefits
The cannabis industry is experiencing a remarkable boom, thanks to technological innovation as much as changing laws. The latest wrinkle in the world of CBD comes in the form of nanotechnology. Nano-enhanced CBD oil is already being touted as a giant leap forward in the effectiveness of CBD products.
The key principle here is that nanotechnological production makes CBD easier for the human body to absorb. That means effective products can use smaller doses, and the effects delivered to users may be even more beneficial.
Because of the complete novelty of nano CBD oil, there is a shortage of rigorous scientific information on its effects. That doesn’t mean it’s too soon to learn more about this promising new development! Let’s begin by taking a ground-up look at nano CBD oil and where it comes from.
The Basics: CBD Defined
Any thorough discussion of a new CBD product can reasonably begin with a quick refresher on exactly what CBD is. The initials stand for cannabidiol; this is one of the dozens of natural cannabinoid compounds that can be derived from the cannabis plant. CBD has tremendous therapeutic value; it can be used to help treat a range of conditions including nausea, anxiety, chronic pain, and sleep disorders.
Some of these same benefits can be derived from THC, cannabis’s prime psychoactive ingredient. In contrast, CBD does not have any mind-altering effects. It does not cause a high or impair users’ mental or physical faculties. CBD is, in essence, the non-psychoactive opposite of THC.
What Does Nanotechnology Bring To The CBD Table?
This is a useful visualization for talking about nano CBD: think of the cells in our bodies as though they were surrounded by a mesh sieve. Individual CBD particles arrive at this sieve like pebbles. The naturally-occurring particles come in many different sizes and ones that are too big to fit through the sieve end up going to waste.
In some traditional CBD oil formulations, as much as 90% of the compound fails to pass through this sieve and doesn’t get used by our bodies. As a general rule of thumb, natural CBD particles are roughly 2,000 nanometers wide. A particle that can be fully absorbed by a human cell is much smaller, somewhere between 60 and 80 nanometers.
Incorporating nanotechnology into the manufacturing process allows makers to break down the CBD particles so that far more of them can be easily absorbed. Nano CBD oil is more efficient than traditional formulations, wasting less of the compound. Nano CBD is also more bio-available in general and capable of reaching parts of the body that natural CBD might not. This gives it the potential to deliver even stronger and more wide-reaching benefits than the natural compound.
Nano CBD And Water Solubility
Oil and water, of course, don’t mix. It’s a proverb for a reason. It’s also common knowledge that the human body is made up of more water than any other chemical element. Traditional oil-bound CBD sometimes has difficulty making the shift into the water-based cells of the human body. The size reduction done in the process of creating nano CBD solves this problem by making CBD fully water soluble. That, in turn, makes it easier to absorb.
Traditional CBD products often take a long time to start working. This is particularly true for oils and creams that are applied topically, i.e., rubbed into the skin. Water-soluble nano CBD products start working much more quickly.
Nanotechnology and the water-solubility it brings to CBD also introduces the possibility of an entirely new product: CBD water. Also marketed as CBD-infused water, this is a relatively simple product created by suspending nano CBD particles in pure water. It combines the therapeutic benefits of the natural compound with the health and simplicity of hydration. This is a perfect example of a product that couldn’t be created with traditional CBD oil – it would separate from the liquid and leave behind an aftertaste.
Nanotechnology And CBD Isolates
While nano CBD products show a lot of potential, they shouldn’t be considered as a total replacement for natural, full-spectrum CBD. Nano CBD is part of a larger category of compounds derived from natural CBD – CBD isolates. Note that there are many different kinds of isolates; not all CBD isolates are produced through nanotechnology.
Natural CBD: Full Spectrum
The natural hemp plant is a complex thing. It contains hundreds of phytochemicals, including terpenes as well as the famed cannabinoids. When CBD products are prepared without removing any of the other phytochemicals that occur naturally in the plant, the result is called a “full-spectrum” product. The advantage of full-spectrum CBD is that many of the beneficial compounds in the hemp plant work in concert with each other. Scientifically, this is referred to as the “entourage” effect.
Full-spectrum hemp products deliver other healthy ingredients even beyond the active phytochemicals. Hemp plants contain significant amounts of vitamin E, omega-3, and other beneficial acids and minerals. A full-spectrum oil can deliver many of these beneficial compounds along with CBD.
The many ingredients in full-spectrum CBD oil give it a recognizable, earthy aroma. The distinctive smell and taste come mainly from the oil’s terpenes. Because many users find it unpalatable, full-spectrum CBD products are often flavored.
Full-spectrum CBD products are extremely potent. As already mentioned above, though, it has a significant drawback. A vast majority of the beneficial compounds in a full-spectrum product are not absorbed and put to work by the human body. The bloodstream absorbs only so much (researchers believe about 10%), and the excess passes through the body without having an effect.
Isolates And Nano CBD
CBD isolates are so called to distinguish them from full-spectrum products. They do not include all the other natural compounds produced in the hemp plant. A properly-prepared isolate delivers only pure CBD. CBD isolates can potentially be even more potent than full-spectrum products.
Using nanotechnology in the isolation process maximizes the amount of CBD that is bioavailable, or usable by the body. This reduces waste significantly and dramatically increases the amount of CBD that can be delivered.
Because the non-CBD compounds are removed during the manufacturing process, nano CBD isolates do not have the distinctive earthy taste of full-spectrum CBD oil. This – together with the water-solubility of nano CBD already described above – makes nano CBD isolates perfect for a wider range of effective CBD products including CBD nano water.
CBD: The Benefits
CBD products have had great success winning acclaim from their users thanks to their many benefits. Preliminary research has identified the interaction between the products’ cannabidiol and the human body’s endocannabinoid system. This system (which is actually found in every mammal) consists of distributed receptors found throughout the body.
In the endocannabinoid system or ECS, the addition of external cannabinoids like CBD encourages the body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids. These compounds play a variety of important roles in the body, regulating our moods, sleep cycles, and mental functions.
It is because the ECS is so widespread and so complex that CBD has a positive holistic effect on a wide range of conditions. It can help with everything from reducing inflammation to producing more serotonin.
Using CBD For Anxiety
Multiple studies have shown that CBD oil has a verified ability to reduce anxiety in certain patients. A 2011 study collected data showing that CBD was effective for alleviating social anxiety. The study’s subjects – already established as social anxiety sufferers – were given a simulated public speaking test. 90 minutes beforehand, half of the subjects received a placebo, while the other half received 600 mg of CBD.
The test performance of subjects who received a placebo was essentially unchanged. The subjects who received CBD, though, showed better cognitive performance and experienced less discomfort and anxiety during the test.
This study was relatively small, using only 24 subjects. Promising results like these are enough to demonstrate the potential of CBD and the value of more in-depth research on the subject.
At the present time, the effect of nano CBD products in particular on anxiety has not yet been formally studied. It’s reasonable to assume that the better bioavailability of CBD in nanoproducts could lead to better or quicker results. A fast-acting and truly effective treatment for social anxiety could be a tremendous help to thousands or even millions of people.
Using CBD For Chronic Pain
Cannabis has been in use as a pain reliever for thousands of years. Over the past century, traditional and folk medicine have given way to rigorous medical science, but the pain-relieving effects of CBD have come through the transition as well.
Promising research has shown that CBD has verifiable analgesic properties which may be more effective than pharmaceutical equivalents. It also has no risk of drug dependency or dangerous side effects. CBD has proven to be particularly useful in treating the pain of arthritis sufferers. CBD’s additional anti-inflammatory properties increase its effectiveness on arthritis.
Nanotechnological CBD preparations may further amplify its effectiveness as a pain reliever. Speeding up the absorption process and making more of the compound available could provide near-instant pain relief.
Using CBD For Acne
Acne afflicts people of all age groups, not just teens. Treating acne can become extremely frustrating. There are a range of products available – creams, washes, scrubs, medications, and more – and applying them can be both costly and labor-intensive.
There is scientific research to show that CBD is an effective and easy-to-use treatment for acne. This, too, stems from the compound’s anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is (admittedly just one) of the skin problems that can cause acne outbreaks.
The water solubility of nano CBD products makes them ideal for effective application to the skin. Nano CBD treatments for acne offer up a more convenient and more effective solution for a problem shared by millions of people.
Using CBD For Epilepsy
The ability of CBD to reduce or eliminate some forms of epileptic seizure is one of its most impressive and important benefits. This use has attracted the greatest amount of scientific scrutiny, and multiple studies have confirmed the compound’s effectiveness in this role. CBD can have a positive impact on epilepsy even in very low doses.
Nano CBD offers tremendous promise to individuals with epilepsy. The increased bioavailability and fast absorption of nano CBD products could make them ideal for immediate and effective treatment of seizures as they occur. For individuals who want to reduce the frequency of seizures, maintaining a certain level of CBD in the body is important. Nano CBD water would be ideal for this purpose.
Does Nano CBD Oil Pose An Addiction Risk?
CBD is not habit forming, even for those who regularly take large doses. The compound actually plays a beneficial role in the treatment of drug addiction.
To date, no one has recorded a case of overdosing on CBD. So far, studies have even shown that larger CBD doses may not be any more beneficial than moderate ones.
The non-addictive nature of CBD makes it a great choice for replacing other therapeutic products (like sleep aids and painkillers) that come with dependency risks.
The Legality Of Nano CBD Products
Nano CBD products are isolates derived from cannabis sativa. In many parts of the world – including the United States – CBD products derived from hemp are entirely legal. The key factor here is that hemp is distinguished from psychoactive marijuana; hemp has minimal THC.
While many CBD products are derived from marijuana, these are not typically sold online or in communities where marijuana is illegal. All of our products here at Intrinsic Hemp are 50-state legal hemp derivatives. They contain virtually no THC and cause no high.
Side Effects Of CBD
So far, we’ve been focusing exclusively on the benefits of CBD. Does it have potential drawbacks? Yes, but these are thankfully minor and usually tied to your choice of dosage. Potential side effects of CBD include:
* Appetite changes
* Dry mouth
* Mood swings
In the overwhelming majority of cases, adverse side effects are mild.
We hope that you’ve found this article on CBD and nano CBD products in particular helpful. Nanotechnology is an exciting new development in the world of therapeutic cannabis, and the potential benefits of this technological advance are incredible. Even as the technology available for the creation of CBD products evolves, more and more scientific evidence is compiled verifying the effectiveness of CBD.
We are very firm believers in the benefits of nano CBD technology. The faster absorption and better bioavailability offered by products like CBD nano water and nano CBD oil are poised to unlock a whole new era of effective, fast-acting products. And the full range of benefits offered by CBD oil is even wider; if you’d like to learn more, you can do so here.
We recommend, in accordance with FDA regulations, that you research CBD products yourself before using them. The reviews we provide on our website can help you understand exactly what our customers have experienced when they use our products.