It’s no secret that the last five years have been good for the cannabis industry. Although legalization has not yet spread around the world, the stigma surrounding cannabis use has begun to shift towards a general acceptance of the benefits of this ancient plant. For example in Canada, the legal market is worth an estimated $5 billion for the current year, which is a conservative estimate, as Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis users.
The many businesses riding this wave of cannabis applied to health and wellness are also joined by scientists, who have embarked on a kind of innovation race to investigate the various applications of cannabis.
At the forefront of this research and development is nanotechnology, which is the study and application of extremely small things. While nanotechnology has been used in the food and medical industries for some time, its potential with cannabis is just beginning to be explored.
But what is nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is an area of research and application that studies the properties of materials at nanometric size. Its application in food allows it to encapsulate different molecules that are not normally soluble in water (such as CBD), so that they are soluble and therefore allow a better and faster absorption in the human body.
But why is nanotechnology so important when it comes to CBD? Cannabis seems to work most effectively when it is managed into tiny particles. When broken down, chronic pain patients can feel the first signs of relief within 15 minutes after applying a topical cream. This is due to the fact that the nanoparticles are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Today, CBD is gaining popularity because it has a variety of reported benefits, including relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia, seizures and more.
Most hemp CBD products have particles around 800 nanometers or larger, and the body can only absorb particles 600 nanometers or smaller. Because of this, the body only absorbs between 13% and 19% of CBD taken orally.
Digestion of standard CBD orally is also unpredictable, results seem to vary from person to person and from day to day. This is because bioavailability depends on factors such as how much you ate, what you ate, the state of your liver and more.
Nanotechnology solves this problem. The nanoparticles in CBD products are between 15 and 20 nanometers in size, and the body will absorb almost 100% of the CBD that enters the bloodstream, without it having to be digested.
What this means is that nano CBD is more efficient and much easier to use. It is also much more predictable, as it is not dependent on the vagaries of the digestive system. The versatility of Nano CBD, as well as its high bioavailability, will make these emulsions increasingly popular as the industry continues to expand, the use of nano CBD will undoubtedly increase as well.
Now that you know the importance of Nanotechnology applied to CBD and you surely want to try the benefits already exposed, we want to tell you that Biowellness has two products developed with nanotechnology.
The first one is our Infused Hemp Oil, which can help relieve chronic pain, lower stress and anxiety levels, improve sleep architecture and help care for the cardiovascular system. It contains derived-hemp extract, sacha inchi oil and sesame seed oil, which provide essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6, important for lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL), have anti-inflammatory properties and can generate a wide range of health benefits.
The second product is our roll-on cream that can help relieve muscle, joint and back pain caused by arthritis, strains, sprains or cramps. It produces a cold-warm effect that reduces inflammation and provides a soothing sensation. In addition to organic hemp, this roll-on cream contains arnica, menthol, eucalyptus, myrcene and capsaicin extract.