As time goes on, the increase of technological advancements has been exponential, especially in the area of health and wellness. In this particular case, scientists have developed a technology called “Emulsifiers” that work to create Nanoemulsions, which aid in breaking down compounds into micro-sized particles that increase the bioavailability of a variety of ingredients. This new tech being introduced into the health and wellness industry, as well as the CBD industry, has been a huge advancement that will change the way consumers are benefitting from their health and wellness products.
NANOEMULSION: HOW IT WORKS
To give a broad overview, nanoemulsions are kinetically stable and clear solutions made up of insoluble, microscopic particles. These particles are distributed evenly within a mixture of oil, water and other substances. They are responsible for reducing the tension of the surface, while working to stabilize the mix by combining with surfactant molecules. These particles are so small they range from 5-200 nanometers. If you are not sure how big a nanometer is, that is one-billionth of a meter. That number looks like 0.000000001 of 1 meter! Making the particles so small allows them to combine with larger molecules they would not usually be able to mix with, opening up a whole new world of possibilities.
THREE TYPES OF NANOEMULSION
Each type of nanoemulsion is different depending on the composition of the mixture, but all have close to the same concept. For all Nanoemulsions listed below, the interface becomes stable when adding the right blend of surfactants or cosurfactants.
- Water-In-Oil (W/O): Distributing water droplets in the oil phase
- Oil-In-Water (O/W): Distributing oil droplets in the aqueous phase
- Bicontinuous: When droplets of oil and water disperse within the system of the mixture
ADVANTAGES OF NANOEMULSION
Now you know a little about what Nanoemulsion is, here are some of the advantages of Nano-emulsified products:
- Enhanced absorption and bioavailability
- Extremely helpful in making a lipophilic products soluble
- Product flavor is made less obvious
- Enables the product to have an efficient penetration into the solution
- And much more!
The benefits of nano-emulsified products are huge. That is why more and more companies are using nanotechnology, and they aren’t the only ones. The CBD industry finding its niche using these advancements as well and developing water-soluble products for their customers.
WHY THIS IS BIG FOR CBD
Have you ever noticed how most CBD products are offered in oil tinctures or softgels? That is because CBD is what you call a ‘lipophilic’ molecule. This means that CBD is not a fan of water and would rather mix with lipids or fat.
This has hindered CBD’s full potential since most of the products being consumed are only able to have a percentage of the CBD is being utilized. That is why CBD has benefitted so much from nanotechnology! By being able to discover how to mix the lipophilic compounds with water, it has given CBD experts a new perspective that has changed the way manufacturers are developing new products. To apply some of the benefits of this new technology to CBD, here is a small list of how nanotechnology is helping to revolutionize CBD products:
- Enhanced Bioavailability
- Longer Shelf Life
- Reduced Dissolution
- Faster Onset of Benefits
- More CBD Retained
- Supports Effectiveness
- Promotes Direct Absorption
NANOTECHNOLOGY AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS
Just like CBD, there is also the problem health and wellness products face, which is the fact that the body doesn’t absorb all the nutrients it is given. But, by utilizing nanotechnology, individuals can feel more confident that the benefits and nutrients they are supposed to receive are being delivered to the specific areas within the body at a greater bioavailability and result. This will help reduce the need for excess nutrients in order to be absorbed fully and will prove to be a major trailblazer for the future of health and wellness products.
Nanoemulsion is something that all CBD manufacturers should look into incorporating into their facility if they have not done so already. New research is being done everyday to support the effectiveness and efficiency of these new methods and to show how nanotechnology will change the way CBD products are manufactured.
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