There’s yet another term to add to the cannabis dictionary: nanotechnology. If you haven’t heard about it yet, nano-enhanced CBD oil is the latest buzz in the CBD world. Many consider it to be the most effective way to experience all the benefits of CBD.
Nanotechnology is said to make CBD products more quickly and easily absorbed into the body. This means that considerably smaller doses of nano CBD oil may have an even better effect than traditional CBD oils.
This is a relatively new technology brought to the CBD arena, so few studies have conclusive data on nano CBD oil. However, we can take a look at the information we do have available to learn more about this new technology. But first, it’s important to start at the beginning.
What is CBD?
If you don’t already know, let’s quickly talk about what CBD is. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. It has been found to help with numerous health conditions including chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Unlike THC, which shares many of the same benefits, CBD is not a psychoactive drug. What this means is that using CBD will not cause a high feeling or any mental or physical impairment. In fact, CBD is known to counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
How Does Nanotechnology Change CBD Products?
Imagine CBD particles as pebbles and the cells in our bodies as the small holes in a sieve. The majority of the pebbles are too large too fit through the holes in the sieve, so they are left unused—wasted.
Much in the same way, traditional CBD oil particles are mostly wasted—somewhere around 90% goes unused in our bodies. This is because CBD particles naturally measure at around 2,000 nanometers. Yet our cells are only able to fully absorb particles that are between 60 and 80 nanometers.
What nanotechnology does is it breaks those pebbles down into grains of sand so that they slide through the holes in the sieve with ease, leaving little or no pebbles behind. Rather than wasting most of the CBD particles, they are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. These tiny particles are able to get to parts of the body that they were not able as large particles—increasing the bioavailability of the CBD and possibly magnifying the benefits ten-fold.
Nano CBD and Water
As you know, oil and water do not mix. This can be a problem for traditional CBD since our bodies are made up mostly of water. However, nanotechnology makes CBD water-soluble. This allows the body to better-absorb and use the CBD particles.
Traditional topical CBD oils and creams can take a long time to have an effect because it takes longer to absorb into the skin. Water-soluble CBD does not have this problem. It is absorbed much more quickly.
This technology gives us the ability to make nano CBD water, also known as CBD-infused water. What is CBD water? CBD nano water is simply water, but infused with CBD. Using water-soluble CBD is a healthy way to stay hydrated while enjoying the benefits of CBD. If you were to try to mix a traditional CBD oil with water, it would separate and cause a funny taste.
Nano CBD Isolate vs. Full-spectrum CBD
There are many benefits to both nano CBD products and full-spectrum CBD products. It’s important to note that nano CBD is an isolate. However, that does not necessarily mean that all CBD isolates are nano CBD products. For this article, we are going to focus on nano CBD isolate. You can learn more about CBD isolates and full spectrum CBD here.
The hemp plant contains hundreds of phytochemicals which include terpenes, cannabinoids, and many other compounds. Full-spectrum CBD refers to CBD which also contains all of the other compounds extracted from hemp. Research suggests that cannabinoids and terpenes can work together synergistically. This is also known as the entourage effect.
Moreover, hemp plants contain vitamins, minerals, and healthy fatty acids including vitamin E and omega-3. The extracted oil contains many of these compounds which may also have some health benefits.
The compounds that make up full-spectrum CBD oil—especially the terpenes—give it an earthy taste. Some do not care for the flavor of full-spectrum CBD. This is why there are many flavored options.
Overall, full-spectrum CBD is powerful. However, there is a major downfall to consider. A significant amount of full-spectrum CBD cannot be effectively absorbed into the bloodstream. During the digestion process, many of the cannabinoids are destroyed by the body’s organs. Researchers estimate only around 10% of full-spectrum CBD is used.
Nano CBD isolate
Unlike full-spectrum CBD, CBD isolates do not contain the other countless compounds found in hemp oils. Instead, all of the compounds are removed—leaving behind only pure CBD oil. This makes for a much more potent CBD content.
Since nanotechnology allows us to essentially make CBD isolates more bioavailable. Large amounts of CBD that would typically be destroyed during digestion can be effectively absorbed. This means very little CBD will go to waste.
With nano CBD isolates containing no other compounds except for CBD, the earthy flavor of full-spectrum CBD is essentially eliminated. Nano CBD is water soluble CBD. It can be added to water to make CBD water, unlike full-spectrum CBD. CBD nano water is great for staying hydrated while also experiencing the benefits of CBD without the strong flavor.
Benefits of CBD
There are many benefits to using CBD products. Researchers believe that the cannabidiol interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The ECS (endocannabinoid system) is found in all mammals. It is a biological system made up of a network of receptors throughout the entire body.
CBD is believed to bind to the ECS receptors and increase the body’s endocannabinoid production naturally. The body’s natural cannabinoids help regulate things like appetite, sleep, mood, and memory. What this means is that CBD has a holistic effect on the body—it is able to affect everything from inflammation to serotonin production. The following are just some of the benefits of using CBD.
CBD and anxiety
In several studies, CBD oil has shown to reduce certain types of anxiety. One study done in 2011 suggests that CBD can alleviate social anxiety. 24 subjects who suffered from social anxiety were given either a placebo or 600 mg of CBD. 90 minutes later, the subjects performed a simulated public speaking test.
The patients with anxiety that were given the placebo performed as you would expect someone with social anxiety to perform. On the other hand, the patients given 600 mg of CBD seemed significantly less anxious, uncomfortable, and cognitively impaired. While there’s more research to be done, small-scale studies like these may give us insight into what CBD can do for those anxiety disorders.
There are no current studies on nano-enhanced CBD oil and anxiety. However, it’s not unreasonable to expect quicker or even better results due to the increased bioavailability of nano CBD oil. Could nano CBD oil be a way to get nearly instant relief from social anxiety? If so, this could change the social lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
CBD and chronic pain
The Chinese discovered the medicinal application of cannabis as far back as 2900 B.C. Since then, cannabis has been used as a pain reliever. In the last century, scientists have uncovered more and more about the effects of CBD.
Research shows that CBD may be a powerful natural analgesic—sometimes even more effective than prescription drugs—all without any severe side effects or risk of drug dependency. CBD seems to work especially well for those suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis. This may be due to the fact that CBD works as a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation in joints.
Nano CBD technology may be the next big thing for pain relief. Since nano CBD allows the body to absorb significantly more CBD and in less time, millions of people who need instant pain relief could benefit.
CBD and acne
A significant portion of the population—especially teenagers—have to deal with acne. As many know, acne can be a real hassle; medications, scrubs, washes, creams, and solutions have to be used multiple times a day—often with few results.
Studies suggest that CBD is a safe and efficient way to treat skin acne. This may be largely due to the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD. Acne is believed to in part be a result of excessive inflammation in the skin.
Nano CBD may be an even better solution to acne problems. As we mentioned before, nano CBD is water soluble. This makes it much more easily absorbed into the skin since our body is made up mostly of water. This could bring faster and better acne relief to millions of people—and without all of the time-consuming acne treatment traditionally used.
CBD and epilepsy
One of the strongest cases for CBD is its ability to stop certain types of epileptic seizures. The benefits of CBD for epileptic patients has been more extensively researched than any of its other benefits. Even low doses of CBD have shown to be effective in reducing the number of epileptic seizures.
Nano CBD could dramatically change the lives of those with severe epilepsy. Nano-enhanced CBD may react more quickly with the endocannabinoid system so that seizures stop as soon as possible.
CBD nano water could even be a great way to keep CBD in the body so that seizures are less frequent, to begin with. Since nano CBD water does not have a strong flavor like full-spectrum CBD, it could be a great option for children.
Is Nano CBD Oil Addictive?
There have been no known cases of CBD overdose. Research suggests that even huge doses of CBD are safe—but not necessarily more beneficial compared to a moderate dose.
CBD may even be used use in lieu of many traditional medications that are known to cause addiction and dependency such as painkillers and sleep aids.
Is Nano CBD Legal?
Nano CBD is an isolated form of hemp CBD derived from the cannabis sativa plant. In the United States and in many other parts of the world, hemp-derived CBD products are fully legal. This is due to the fact that hemp—not to be confused with marijuana—contains little or no THC content.
Although some CBD oils are marijuana-derived, they are not available online or in a state in which have strict laws against THC. At Intrinsic Hemp, we carry only hemp-derived CBD products which are 50-state legal. You won’t have to worry about getting high since our products contain virtually no THC content.
CBD Side Effects
We have talked a lot about the pros of CBD but not a lot about the cons. Thankfully, there are very few downsides to using CBD. However, there are some side effects that can occur depending on the dosage you use. These include:
• Changes in appetite
• Dry mouth
• Changes in mood
These side effects tend to be mild and dependant on certain dosages.
We hope this article has clarified what CBD nanotechnology is and how it can help change the way we use and benefit from CBD. It’s an exciting time for the CBD industry. Every day more and more research comes to light showing the incredible powers of CBD products.
We believe nano CBD technology has a big future. With its increased bioavailability and faster absorption, nano CBD oil and CBD nano water could be the answer to many conditions that require instant relief such as pain and anxiety. There are many more potential benefits to CBD oil that we didn’t have time to mention. Learn more about CBD oil benefits here.
Due to FDA Regulations, we recommend that you do your own research on CBD products. We also suggest that you read the reviews on our website, where our customers record their real-world results of using our products.