Project CBD is a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of CBD and other components of the cannabis plant. Their Chief Science Writer, Adrian Devit-Lee, is somewhat skeptical of nano CBD formulations. He agrees with Kurek that the nanoemulsion theoretically makes CBD easier for the body to absorb, but that it doesn’t mean it is “practically” easier to absorb.
What this means is that, theoretically, a person who consumes nano CBD as opposed to regular CBD may feel the effects more quickly. Dr. Mary Clifton, an NYC-based MD specializing in internal medicine, is also a CBD and cannabis expert and has worked with medical marijuana patients for more than 20 years in Michigan and New York State respectively.
The technology used in Nano CBD isn’t new.
Devit-Lee also notes that every state has different testing requirements, and each lab has a different formulation for detecting drugs. In other words, just because it says something on the label doesn’t make it so. “If you have a good product that has some terpenes that help with absorption and with medicinal effects — if it’s a good quality product in general you don’t need to do this nanoformulation. But if you have bad quality hemp products, maybe [nano] can help them stand out,” he added.
Kurek adds, “Nano CBD is a CBD molecule packaged in nano-carriers that are the size of about 100 nanometers — or one-billionth of a meter — which allows the “package” to stay in the body for a longer time and to slowly release the intact CBD in the targeted tissue.” To illustrate his point, he mentions a 2017 study that reported a 600% increase in bioavailability of oral Nano CBD compared to CBD in a rat model.
Like any trend, nano CBD has its skeptics.
A challenge with cannabinoids generally — regardless of how they’re processed — is cannabinoid degradation. Once cannabis is harvested it begins the degradation process, meaning that the potency of the product, whether it is water or an edible, will decline. Many factors contribute to this process, but the top four are UV light, airflow, humidity, and temperature.
Use: Place 1oz of water in mouth and swish for 10-15 seconds then swallow.
Nano is not a commonly understood unit of measure. To help explain its scale, a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Therefore, a nanometer is to a meter, as a marble is to the Earth.
TrueNano™ is not the same as other CBD waters being marketed. Companies in the CBD space use the term “Nano” as a buzzword to describe simple micro-emulsions that use micelles or liposomes, which are significantly larger in particle size, less absorbable and slower to deliver than TrueNano™. These methods of wrapping ingredients in spheres of fat are useful to get oil to temporarily suspend in water for certain food applications like protein powders and flavored drinks, but insufficient for creating a stable, crystal clear and efficacious water-nutrient delivery system based on oil-based molecules.
Dose/Servings: 4oz / 32 per bottle
Problem With Other CBD Waters
TrueNano™ uses a patented nano delivery system to create the purest, most bio-available and fastest-acting cannabinoid products on the market. This proprietary technology was perfected through years of development by a team of four scientists with nine PhDs.
**(Be) Bioequivalence is based on particle size and surface area calculations.
Other Ingredients: Ultra purified water using reverse osmosis
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