Together at last - nanotechnology and CBD. Cannabis products that are infused with nanoemulsion are dominating the plant medicine scene, shining with their numerous advantages over traditional edibles. They are activated faster, have a higher efficacy rate and produce more consistent results, making for reliable, smooth sailing when it comes to your CBD dosing schedules.
Nanoemulsion is a 'fine oil/water or water/oil dispersion stabilized by an interfacial film composed of 20- 600nm, droplet-size surfactant molecules, according to several medicinal libraries. Ummm, huh? Simply put, good things come in little packages. These translucent nanoemulsions may be tiny - between 30-50 nanometers to be precise, but their impact is huge, and they are now boldly making their way into premium cannabis beverages near you.
So, what does nano even mean?
What the science says
Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology done at the nanoscale, in a place where unique phenomena enable novel applications. The study and activation of extremely small things in nanoscience and nanotech can be used in many industries, most recently in the budding cannabis sector.
In nano-scales, materials such as gases, liquids and solids may have unusual physical, chemical and biological properties that differ significantly from those of bulk materials and individual atoms and molecules. Some nanostructured materials are more solid than other formats or sizes of the same material, or they may have different magnetic properties. Others conduct electricity or heat better. They can be more chemically reactive, better reflect light or shift in color when their size or structure is changed. The world does need more nerds.
Interesting, but how large (or tiny) is a nanometer? Nanometers are one billionth of a meter in length. To put things into perspective, the average human hair has a diameter of 80,000 nanometers. A nanometer is so small that it is almost unfathomable. Once it is broken down into these microscopic particles, it becomes more compatible with the body, as it is now at a size that the body can easily absorb. This is big news for CBD lovers.
A little nano goes a long way, every Now + Then
Aside from increasing CBD bioavailability, nanoemulsion has also been shown to reduce the amount of time required for absorption. One study discovered that cannabis products infused with CBD nanoemulsion reached maximum blood concentrations of cannabinoids three times (3x) faster than those that did not. Several studies go even higher- they suggest a speed of activation between five to eight times (5-8x) faster. Swish!
According to a recent cannabidiol study, absorption from traditional edibles can be as low as six percent (6%). This means that a consumer would only feel about 1.2mg of CBD from a 20mg CBD edible - mmm gummies. Recent research of the absorption rate of cannabis from a nanoemulsion found that the same figure was over 90%. This means that a consumer would absorb and experience the effects of approximately 18mg of CBD from that same 20mg CBD edible.
How fast is fast when it comes to feeling the effects of nano CBD?
Because of the nano time factor, users can feel the effects of cannabis similarly to how they feel alcohol, which is thought to soon encourage its mainstream adoption, particularly in the world of beverages. Users of nanoemulsion may notice a kick-in within 10 minutes of consumption, reach a peak at around 30 minutes, and find the effects to last a couple of hours before rapidly fading. Sounds pretty perfect for a night out of isolation.
Edible cannabis products without nanoemulsion typically take a long, and sometimes unpredictable amount of time to set in. CBD products with nanoemulsions are thus the best choice for an easier and more predictable way to dose. Nanoemulsions may help to reduce the number of people who succumb to excessive doses of edibles, an occurrence that is surprisingly commonplace. When desired results take too long to be felt, even the best of us decide to take more, risking it all for one bite of a brownie, in the genuine hope of accelerating the onset. Yay nano!
10 Quicker absorption
10x faster. Now + Then nano CBD beverages are your premier source for fast-acting CBD.
These beverages are particularly useful to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, acute pain and for athletic recovery. The use of nanoemulsions result in CBD beverages whose effects take shape quickly, with an onset period of about 5 to 15 minutes and with a shorter lasting duration. Similar to smoking cannabis, these fast-acting CBD nanoemulsions come without the high and without the subsequent low. These are supercharged CBD beverages, free from lasting commitment.
9 Superior Bioavailability
CBD must be able to reach your endocannabinoid system in order for it to be effective. This means that it must first be absorbed into your bloodstream - sometimes referred to as bioavailability in medical terminology. Once in circulation, it must remain there for an extended period of time in order to be transported to the organs and tissues that require it.
With Nano CBD, less is more, in terms of dosage. Nano CBD has the ability to be almost totally absorbed before the nutrients from the CBD particle are removed or filtered by your body. Water soluble CBD contributes to bioavailability by allowing the substance to be absorbed more easily, but it also increases the versatility of CBD.
Nano CBD has been linked to the alleviation of a wide range of ailments, including depression, stress, anxiety, bruises, and several other acute diseases, not to mention the fact that nano CBD is a key assist, when dealing with the simple stresses of daily living.
8 Water- soluble / beverage compatible
Water-soluble nano cannabinoid products are quality rich. Nano emulsions are one of the hottest new trends in the CBD beverage industry. The best nanoemulsions achieve not only the desired particle size, but also a narrow particle size distribution within the intended particle size range. Nanoemulsions are created by shrinking the size of the oil droplets and suspending them in an aqueous phase stabilized by an emulsifier, resulting in a stable liquid that can be reused over and over again. As a result, they can be readily used to flavor a water-based beverage when blended.
Nanoemulsion CBD beverages are at a reduced risk of oil and water separation, unlike the greasy tanning oils atop an all-inclusive pool. They are available in beautifully transparent appearances and they have a high shelf stability. Oh, and the flavor profiles. My, how we love the flavors. Now + Then nanoemulsion CBD and THC beverages are easy breezy summer sippers, currently available in palette friendly concoctions such as Ginger Ale, Purple Rain, Tropical Green Tea and Lemon Vanilla Seltzer.
7 Provide enduring health benefits
The term nano has been used conversationally, when discussing concentration, intensification, or improvement. Nano CBD, for example, is boosted by a scientific step that is added throughout the manufacturing process. Nano CBD travels through the body more quickly as a result of the accelerated process making it more safely and effectively.
Nano CBD is a new type of cannabis isolate that contains a high concentration of CBD. The terpenes are removed throughout the extraction process, eliminating impurities and toxins and reducing the number of leave-behind chemicals.
The extraction is as pure and unadulterated as can be. Additional filtration processes secure the delivery of even more benefits available only through nano CBD. Nanoemulsion CBD beverages have been used to relieve pain, reduce anxiety, benefit heart health, alleviate cancer-related symptoms and enhance neuroprotective properties.
6 By-pass liver metabolism and breakdown
Many people also ask if nano CBD is more effective than conventional CBD in terms of speed of action. As you can see from the examples above, this is indeed the case, and is due to the fact that the absorption of any CBD begins the moment it comes into contact with the interior of your mouth.
The oromucosal membrane is a membrane that lines the inside of the mouth. As soon as the active chemicals in nano CBD come into contact with this barrier, the first of many beneficial effects begin to occur. In fact, when it comes to nano CBD, it is here where the majority of the magic occurs. Nano CBD is able to kick in within seconds due to its rapid absorption through these sensitive areas, and it does so by bypassing liver metabolism nearly altogether. Nano CBD works in the same way that liposomal vitamin C does, by acting as a genuine sublingual.
5 Easier to digest, particularly for those with gut health opportunities
Until it is completely digested in the intestines, the vast majority of CBD that is taken will not mix within the digestive tract. By this time, the majority of the CBD will have been depleted. The size of the CBD particles in the product is being investigated as a possible solution to this problem.
Enter nanoemulsion CBD beverages.
While it is not possible to completely eliminate CBD's hydrophobic nature, the smaller CBD particles are more easily absorbed by the digestive tract. This equates to an efficient water-soluble CBD product having a higher bioavailability and being more effective in the long run, than other more typical ingestible CBD products, such as gummies and hard candies. For those of you with sensitive bellies or temperamental digestive tracts, nano CBD is nothing short of a game changer.
4 Better, smoother flavors
Purple Rain, Tropical Green Tea, Lemon Vanilla and Ginger Ale. Mmmmm. Sounds refreshing!
Drinking is, in many settings, a social activity, one where beverages are more likely to be consumed over the course of an evening than they are to be taken in a single sitting. As consumers increasingly substitute cannabis for alcoholic beverages, cannabis-beverage manufacturers are confident that they will be able to bridge the gap between nursing a beer and smoking a joint.
For those who are already dialed into the medicinal benefits of CBD, they may at first be a little suspect of how a medicine could possibly taste so good, often reminiscing of forcing down a spoonful of Buckley’s in any last attempts to heal. Nanoemulsions allow for smoother flavor profiles that are suitable for consumption any time, any season.
3 Non-habit forming
Not only is CBD non-addictive, but it may actually even be beneficial in the treatment of drug addiction and withdrawal. Evidence from animal studies suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may reduce the chance of developing cocaine and methamphetamine use disorders. Following a period of detoxification and abstinence, it may also be beneficial in preventing further substance abuse and relapse.
Now + Then CBD nanoemulsion drinks are ideal on their own, or as a substitute for those who are seeking refreshment, rehydration and/or who would like to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. Nano CBD is as such, increasingly finding its place in social settings.
When a substance acts predominantly on the central nervous system and alters brain function, it is said to be psychoactive. This might result in transient changes in perception, mood, consciousness, or behavior.
Cannabis can be intoxicating, but CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects as THC, nor does it cause significant cognitive changes or withdrawal symptoms. CBD, on the other hand, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and has a direct impact on the central nervous system, causing changes in mood and perception.
You may experience an unfamiliar sense of relief, a welcoming sense of calm, moments after sipping back a Now + Then nano CBD beverage, but intoxication - no. These THC-free bevvies are non-psychoactive.
1 Fast acting anxiety relief
There is evidence to support the use of CBD as a monotherapy or supplemental therapy for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as for other conditions.
Because nanoemulsion CBD beverages have a fairly high bioavailability, and take effect within minutes, they are superb allies in the treatment of anxiety related disorders and panic attacks. Now + Then products are a welcome alternative to fast-acting vapes, or transdermal CBD topicals.
As August comes to a close, with the days becoming shorter and thus the nights longer, arm yourself and your crew with a round or two of Now + Then nanoemulsion CBD beverages, the perfect drink for picnics, backyard barbecues and all-day boat parties.
Nano CBD beverages from Now + Then are flavored with natural flavors and contain no psychoactive ingredients. They have maximum bioavailability and can be used to boost health and well-being. Check out the range of their CBD and THC sodas and seltzers, to simultaneously refresh, unwind, and elevate. Embrace the near- immediate effects of nanoemulsions, as summer slowly slips away.