Wondering "what does nano enhanced mean?" Permeability and retention probably aren't the first things that come to mind when you shop for cannabidiol (CBD) products. However, they make a big difference in the way CBD oil is processed and absorbed by the body.
So, what is nano-enhanced CBD oil used for? What makes it nano-enhanced? Are there any nano-enhanced hemp oil benefits?
Keep reading to find out answers to these questions and even more.
What Is Nano-Enhanced CBD Oil?
To understand what makes nano-enhanced CBD oil special, we first need to know what nano-enhanced means.
At Hemplucid, we are big on education and transparency. We don't use words like "nano-enhanced" to confuse you. Instead, we use it to describe the unique process we put our CBD through for you.
"Nano", by definition, indicates an extremely small size. One-billionth of a meter to be exact, or 0.0000001 meters. It can be hard to picture something that small, so in comparison, if the diameter of a marble was 1 nanometer in diameter the diameter of the earth would be 1 meter.
What's even more impressive than these molecules is that there is an entire field devoted to studying nanotechnology, meaning innovation on this very small scale. Although the term "nano" is used pretty loosely in the cannabis community, nano-enhanced CBD generally means the oil was modified in some way to make the product more absorbable on the molecular level.
What Is Nano-Enhanced CBD Oil Used For?
You've probably heard the phrase "oil and water don't mix". There's truth to that, but things get a little more clear when we zoom in on the digestive process.
Let's start at the beginning, when you ingest CBD. The mouth is moist and watery, so the CBD you swallow tends to stay in droplets or tiny globules. This means that the CBD molecule remains sort of trapped within the droplet.
This is also why experts recommend holding the CBD oil in your mouth for a moment or swishing the CBD oil around your tongue and gums, where it can seep into the tissues and straight into the bloodstream. Methods like this provide enhanced absorption, especially when compared to digestion which can have a number of roadblocks for getting CBD into the body.
That's why nano-enhanced CBD exists! While ingesting CBD is not necessarily the best method for absorption, it is often the easiest for implementing. Many people prefer oils and edibles to vaping or other methods of introducing CBD into their body.
Nano-enhanced CBD is made using natural emulsifiers, which stabilize mixtures containing water and oil. If you were able to see what was happening on their level, you'd see that each tiny droplet of oil is coated with a chemical that keeps the oil from merging together, rising to the top, and separating from the water.
For example, our Organic Full-Spectrum CBD Water Soluble has a unique nano electrolyte blend, along with vegetable glycerin and sunflower lecithin, which act as emulsifiers. These ingredients help the CBD oil to be soluble in water, making it easier for the body to break down.
Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil Benefits
True nano-enhancement can have incredible benefits for the body. It can even improve the rate at which CBD makes its way into your bloodstream. This is especially advantageous for ingestibles or edibles, considering they have to pass through the digestive system before being absorbed.
Other benefits include:
- Start Absorbing Sooner - Nano-enhanced CBD has already been emulsified, meaning it's been broken down before it even enters your mouth. Since the molecules are broken down into smaller droplets that are easier to absorb, your intestine has plenty of surface area to come in contact with the CBD. Since it can take up to 2 hours to feel the effects of digested CBD naturally, nano-enhancement increases the likelihood of CBD entering your bloodstream at a better rate.
- Sink In Deep- Usually, nano-enhanced formulas also contain what is called "penetration enhancers". These are a class of chemicals that, like emulsifiers, coat the tiny droplets of CBD oil and increase the movement of CBD across the barriers it comes into contact with (i.e. skin, mucous membranes like tongues or cheeks). Nanotechnology allows for the CBD to be "packaged" for the body in a way that keeps it intact until it needs to cross these barriers at targeted points in the body's tissues.
Our water soluble formulas have some added benefits as well:
- Ignore Added Chemicals- Many CBD products on the market contain the common additive propylene glycol (PG). We've been working hard to make sure our products are free of this chemical. Especially with nano-technology in the works, it's important to us that every drop of CBD is coated with only the finest ingredients — and free of everything else that isn't necessary.
- Enjoy Our Organic Line- CBD, and many products that claim to be "nano-enhanced" can actually be fraudulent and fraught with misinformation. Luckily, our commitment to transparency and lucidity is evident in our name. We make USDA Certified Organic products because we wouldn't make anything we wouldn't want to use ourselves! Our company works hard to make sure the words "nano-enhanced" and "organic" still mean something in the space of CBD.
New To Nano-Enhanced CBD?
If you are new to CBD, you may want to consider starting out with a regular high-quality CBD oil first. This can give you a good baseline for how CBD oil affects your body. If you are looking for a product that would be good for this purpose, we recommend our Organic Full-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil or Organic Full-Spectrum CBD in Hemp Seed Oil
If you've tried CBD but want an improved product with a potential for advanced absorption, our Organic Full-Spectrum CBD Water Soluble will do the trick. It's one of our most-loved products for a good reason! The nano-enhanced electrolyte blend makes it a staple for many people who use it as part of their regular supplement routine.
Looking for something more flavorful? We recommend our Water Soluble Flavored Tinctures, which come in two tantalizing flavors — orange and mint. They both contain a nano electrolyte blend and are USDA Certified Organic, so you know they are top of the line.
Getting to the End of Nano-Enhanced Blends
Some companies are out to confuse you with counterfeit "nano-enhanced" processes. At Hemplucid, we are passionate about coating each drop of our CBD products with goodness, down to the molecules on a miniature scale. Our nano-technology helps produce the purest products, with enhanced absorption at every level.
Shop our nano-enhanced products now!
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