30 Nov Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil
Nano-yes or NaNo-no?
One of the hottest trends in the CBD world right now is “nano enhanced” versions of our favorite cannabinoid. If you’re a regular user of CBD hemp oil, you may have heard of it and wondered what it is.
Nano enhanced hemp oil’s biggest bragging right is that it works “faster.” This is true, in terms of initial bioavailability, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s working “better.” There is no data or studies to prove this point.
Also, taking CBD should be considered an every day process to build up your cannabinoid system; not a quick, one-shot application. Nano also erases any benefits associated with whole plant nutrition, an important aspect for many CBD oil users.
It must also be noted that nano is an extra scientific step, which means it costs more to make, and that cost is most likely passed onto the consumer.
Nano enhancement is a trend in the CBD world. Let’s explore how it works and whether this trend will stand the test.
(By the way, if you’re fairly new to the CBD scene, we recommend you read this first, then come back for more information.)
“Nano” The Buzzword
You don’t have to be a scientist to know that “nano” means small. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “nano” may be as it applies to the brewing industry.
First there were microbreweries, then “Nano” breweries became a thing just a few years back and quite the buzzword. It basically means that the brewery is so small that they only brew 2,000 barrels of beer per year (quite small in the beer world). In the world of craft anything, small equates to better and higher quality.
However, it’s not quite the same when it comes down to CBD hemp oil. “Nano” still means small; but nano enhanced is a much more complicated and scientific term and process.
What Is Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil?
Nano-enhanced hemp oil is a CBD oil that goes through another scientific step to ensure that it’s carried faster and more efficiently through the human body.
First the oil goes through a supercritical CO2 extraction (the same process that we use for our oils) that yields the cleanest and purest CBD concentrate available. This concentrate can then be mixed with essential oils, for flavor, or go through even more filtering processes.
For most CBD hemp oil products, this is where production usually stops and the oils are tested and packaged for human consumption. However, in nano-enhanced hemp oils, there is one more step that changes how the oil is delivered into the user’s bloodstream.
Nano-enhanced hemp oil is when the CBD compounds themselves are surrounded and coated with a layer of microscopic balls of fat. These spheres are called nano lipid spheres or liposomes. Liposomes are super small spheres made of phospholipids — the basic building blocks of cell membranes.
What Are The Benefits Of Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil?
The biggest benefit of nano enhanced hemp oil is speed. The liposomes, attached to the CBD, carry through the body with speed and ease. This process is called the nano-liposomal delivery system. The nano-enhanced CBD compounds are absorbed in the user’s system at a rate of almost 100%.
By bypassing the digestive and GI processes, hemp oil that is nano-enhanced will have a higher bio-availability (percentage and rate of absorption). This can give the consumer more immediate effects.
Nano-Enhanced Vs. Regular CBD Hemp Oil
That no CBD is being wasted through ingestion is really nano’s big selling point. Hard to argue with the fact that it works fast. However, taking CBD as a supplement is more of a marathon and less of a sprint. Your consistent, daily serving of CBD is more important than how quickly you “feel” it.
For example, if you take your CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) or you vape it, or you spray it or drop it in your mouth, you’re getting the exact same effect. A HempMeds® RSHO™ oral applicator is a great way to get your daily serving of CBD.
Capsules and edibles from CBD isolate will take a bit longer to work and yes, some percentages are lost during digestion. However, you most likely have a good reason for taking it that way.
Bottom line, “nano enhanced” is a neat trend, but not one that HempMeds® is currently offering. Our diverse line of CBD hemp oil products let’s our customers choose the delivery method that works best for them.
If you’re new to CBD, we encourage you to experiment with different delivery methods until you find the one you like. HempMeds® has a full line of CBD hemp oil products and we’re ready to answer any questions you may have about CBD.
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