CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a natural, non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant. CBD is a cannabinoid. There are over 100 known and studied cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Other examples of cannabinoids include ‘THC’, CBN, CBG and so forth.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and all the other cannabinoids interact with our ‘Endocannabinoid System.’ This internal system was discovered during research of the marijuana plant, when doctors were trying to understand why cannabis had an intoxicating or ‘high’ effect. The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) was named at the time of discovery because it was the first time they had come across this intricate system of receptors which fired neurons in almost every organ of the body.
Homeostasis is the ability for the body to seek and maintain equilibrium, or stability within its internal environment when it is compromised by external changes. It involves the maintenance of the constant internal environment which includes the function of kidney, liver, skin, etc…
For our endocannabinoid system to function at an optimal level and achieve homeostasis, CBD uptake is necessary. Our bodies produce cannabinoids naturally, but at very low levels. Increasing your cannabinoid levels will increase your body’s natural ability to fight disease, recover from injury, and improve functionality.
There are health benefits to using CBD products. The use of CBD has become so popular because of its ability to assist each user on an individual basis. The CBD interacts with the unique receptors which its user’s body is particularly needing assistance with. That is why two people could take the same CBD product but have a different experience. This makes dosing and usage harder to regulate. Start with small doses of CBD and listen to your body. Allow up to two weeks of daily continued use before changing your dosage or seeking a different alternative. CBD is not approved or regulated by the FDA. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical related issues. CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from health care practitioners.
What is water-soluble CBD?
CBD extract is in the form of oil. We know that water and oil do not mix. This is why your CBD floats onto of your water, coffee or tea when you add it in. As CBD has gained popularity, there have been limitations to the products and use of CBD due to its ‘non water-soluble’ characteristic. This fact challenged the potential benefits and absorption of CBD for users when they drink and ingest CBD products.
Scientists have figured out a way to use nanotechnology to break cBD down into a water soluble state. What nanotechnology does is it breakdown the CBD extracts into smaller nano particles which allow for greater absorption in the body. Rather than wasting much of the CBD particles (in their traditional state), they are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. These tiny particles are able to interact with way more systems in the body than before, increasing the bioavailability of the CBD and possibly magnifying the benefits drastically. This means potentially decreasing dosage due to higher bioavailability.
Both CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD oil can be enhanced with nano-technology, making it water soluble. The possibilities become ten-fold more promising with ‘nano-cbd’ without the barriers of fat soluble products only. This piece of technology creates a long lasting effect of CBD in the future.