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Across the CBD industry, one of the biggest challenges is creating products that are well absorbed by the body. You may have heard the big buzz around nanoemulsified, water-soluble products like those we offer here at Big Sky Botanicals. These products are designed to combat absorption issues and offer more flexible ways to utilize CBD.
Oil-based ingestible CBD products that are swallowed suffer from poor bioavailability. This means they have low absorption rates when consumed. This issue isn't trivial - the bioavailability is so poor that studies show as little as 10% of the valuable cannabinoids are absorbed, even when carrier oils are used. This means that up to 90% of the precious CBD content is washed away out of the body as waste.
Sublingual application of oil-based tinctures allows for the CBD content to be absorbed via the mucous membranes when held under the tongue. This improves the absorption rates but does not solve the issue for CBD products which are swallowed.
Nanoemulsified CBD oil has been emulsified or broken into tiny particles and suspended in a liquid. The term water-soluble is used to describe these products as the oil particles are so small that they disperse throughout the water - giving the appearance of dissolving into water.
Just like the pharmaceutical industry using these technologies to help increase the absorption rates of medications, we use this technology to improve the absorption of our oral CBD products.
Here at Big Sky Botanicals, we utilize a superior nanoemulsification process which breaks the oil extract into nano-sized particles averaging 25 nanometers in diameter.
The result is a larger surface area requiring a low amount of surfactants to be used to keep the emulsion stable. This helps to increase the absorption of our consumable products up to 5x when compared to a traditional swallowed oil-based product.
The result is a more effective product that absorbs more readily and more effectively than both swallowed oil-based products and tinctures. It also means that you can take less for the same results, increasing the overall value and saving you money.
You can take advantage of this nanoemulsified formula in our ingestible products here at Big Sky Botanicals. We offer both softgels and a multi-use water-soluble tincture featuring this formula. Look for the 'water-soluble' call-out on these products.
If you'd like to dive in and learn more, check out our article on bioavailability which explains more about how CBD is absorbed by the body, and our article on water-soluble CBD which covers the topic from a general perspective more in-depth and compares these products to oil-based alternatives. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.