What Does Hydrophilic Mean and Why it Matters

Hydrophilic CBD is here and ready to change the way CBD interacts with our body. Hydrophilic means that a molecule or substance is attracted to water, rather than repels it. It is the opposite of hydrophobic, which is when molecules reject liquid and have a low absorption rate due to the negative interaction hydrophobic molecules have with liquid. Compounds like CBD are hydrophobic due to them being oily, and as well all know, oil and water do not mix well. This is why making CBD hydrophilic is a groundbreaking advancement that will change the way CBD interacts with our bodies.

What is Bioavailability?

Bioavailability is defined as “the proportion of a nutrient that is absorbed from the diet and used for normal body functions.” Your body’s endocannabinoid system interacts with the compound CBD when introduced into your body. If a CBD product has high bioavailability, the greater the potency of the product and the more it is interacting with your endocannabinoid system. Sublingual consumption of CBD tends to have a bioavailability range of 12%-35% because it is absorbed by the membranes under your tongue and enters the bloodstream. However, bioavailability is increased when the oil you are taking sublingually is a hydrophilic oil.

Hydrophilic CBD has high bioavailability due to its attraction to water and increases the amount of CBD our body actually uses from the amount we take. These molecules absorb liquid, which makes it easier for our bodies to retain the CBD that we put in our body.

The Process

So how does it work? There are many ways of making CBD hemp oil bioavailable. These different methods include liposomes, microemulsion and Nanoemulsion.

The process of making CBD a hydrophilic oil is done by charging the molecules. By doing this, it changes the frequency so that the CBD becomes attracted to the water in our body, which in turn increases the bioavailability and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the consumption of the CBD. This creates water soluble CBD which makes it:

  • Easy to mix with water in our bodies
  • Increases the bioavailability
  • Reduces waste of CBD entered into our body
  • Contains a quicker onset

This process is different than Nanosizing. Nanosizing is when the particle size of the molecules is reduced, which also makes the compound more bioavailable. The reason this works is by making the CBD particles so small they are able to pass the blood-brain barrier and penetrate our cells directly. This is because the small size of the particles creates an increased ability to be retained in our body at an efficient rate due to their size. When a compound goes through Nanosizing, it also reduces the surface area. The process of charging the molecules to make the oil hydrophilic does nothing to the surface area of the compound, which is beneficial to the effectiveness of keeping the surface space of the liquid it is combined with the same.

With all of these benefits that come with making CBD hydrophilic, it is clear to see that bioavailability is very important and it is ready to change the way CBD interacts with our bodies.

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