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New Trends in the Science of CBD Extraction

CBD manufacturers have benefited greatly from recent advancements in production technologies, especially as the legal status of CBD continues to improve. The furtherance of this technology is a vote of confidence by both individuals as well as regulatory bodies. It is a referendum by the public which speaks of the sheer volume of favorable reception that CBD has received.  From relief of pain to suppression of anxiety, CBD has an endless array of future uses that are still to be discovered and implemented.

Here is a concise summary of clever new technologies which have the potential to drive the CBD market to new heights.

BIOCBD - A new trend in industrial hemp extract

Bio-CBD is an offspring of the whole-plant technology which involves complete extraction of CBD from the stalks, leaves, and flowers of hemp. The technology organically isolates CBD and yields the best result. Traditional methods for CBD extractions have failed to enhance CBD’s solubility in water. Contrary to these methods, bio-CBD technology has the prowess to take on any kind of ingredient - including CBD - and make it water soluble.

BIO-CBD pros over other techniques:

  • The rate of absorption of the compound is high, which means speedy onset of effect.
  • The nominal strength/concentration of the compound is more realistic

  • The therapeutic effect is stronger

  • The water compatibility/solubility is enhanced (can easily be mixed in drinks and beverages); and

  • Smaller doses are required for the same effect

LIPOSOMAL CBD - An old technique encapsulating a new compound

Liposomal technology is an old technique used to administer other drugs into the system.  However, it is brand new to the field of CBD. Liposomes are small sacs with membranes made of phospholipids - the same type of membrane that encloses every cell in our bodies.  Liposomal administration involves enclosing individual CBD molecules inside liposomes, which facilitates their entry into the cell in the same way the body transports its own substances into and out of cells.

Due to the poor solubility of CBD in water, researchers have come to understand that only a small fraction - less than 10% - of the cannabinoids and terpenes actually enter a cell.  Instead, they remain in the blood until their first pass through the liver metabolizes them and breaks them down.  

Thus, the merit of water-soluble CBD is that your body can use a much higher percentage of the cannabinoids and terpenes from your CBD oil, vapes, or other products. In other words, you can get immensely more value out of the same volume of product.

Advantages of Liposomal CBDs

  • Encapsulates the active ingredients and delivers them directly into the cell;
  • Reduces the breakdown of the nutrients (avoids first pass metabolism); and 
  • It improves the percentage of bioavailable cannabinoids and terpenes, as the full concentration can be absorbed

CBD Isolate: Nano-Amplified CBD

There are a lot of floating terms about the method of CBD yielding. CBD isolate or nano-amplified CBD are new floaters in the market.

Nano-amplified CBD dramatically enlarges the absorbability. In general, CBD products (produced traditionally), 80% or more of the CBD is considered superfluous because the body is unable to use it. In general, cells can absorb particles up to 50 nanometers (billionths of a meter) in diameter.  Because CBD is hydrophobic and fatty, it will bind with itself to a certain extent, creating chains of CBD that is unable to be absorbed by cells.  

Nano-amplification of CBD and other cannabinoids separates them from each other.  Individually, cannabinoids are roughly 10-15 nanometers in diameter, according to recent lab studies. At this diameter, they can easily be absorbed by cells, meaning that there is negligible wastage.

These methods are ensuring that the body can utilize virtually all of what you pay for! While there are companies out there focusing on making effective CBD products for conditions as sever as cancer, epilepsy, AIDS, and other life-threatening disorders, stay tuned for the latest advances in the world of CBD chemistry.