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The Nanoemulsified Difference: Our Water Soluble CBD Products


Nanoemulsified Softgels

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.

The Problem with Oil-Based Consumables

Oil-based ingestible CBD products like capsules suffer from poor bioavailability meaning 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.

This is why tinctures are so popular across the industry. Tinctures allow for the CBD content to be absorbed via the mucous membranes when held under the tongue. This improves the absorption rates significantly when compared to swallowing the same oil/extract mixture, however, the absorption rates could still be improved.

What is Water Soluble CBD & How is Our Nanoemuslified Process Different?

Water-soluble is a marketing term that caught on to describe CBD oil extracts which have been emulsified, or broken into tiny particles and suspended in a liquid. The naming is slightly misleading as the oil particles never actually dissolve in water, but they are so fine that they can disperse throughout the water.

These technologies are used across the medical industry to help increase the absorption rates of medications. 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.

Graphic comparing oil, liposomal microemulsion and nano-sized microemulsions

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.

Learn More & Shop

You can take advantage of this nanoemulsified formula in our ingestable 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' callout 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.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.