A new technology is entering the cannabis space to help solve common problems faced by patients. Consistency in dosing, how cannabis is absorbed into our bodies, and the effectiveness of various delivery methods are just a few of the improvements Nanoemulsion technology is bringing to cannabis products.
Nanoemulsions are emulsions with narrow droplet size distributions centered below approximately 100 nm. Nanoemulsion-based formulations in which all droplets are smaller than 30 nm are optically translucent, achieving a progressively higher degree of clarity as the droplet sizes are diminished. These formulations have several attractive properties, including low viscosity, high interfacial surface area, and long-term kinetic stability. Nanoemulsions are made using significantly (about 10 times) lower surfactant amounts than microemulsions or liposomes. They are completely water-soluble and can be easily mixed into any food or beverage.
In simpler terms, nanoemulsions are smaller, water-soluble particles that breakdown quickly and absorb into the bloodstream faster. This means increased bioavailability using far less product. Nanoemulsion particles are small enough to bypass the tissue layers and more easily enter the bloodstream. They can also be absorbed through the skin, opening us up to even more potential delivery methods Bioavailability is increased to nearly 95%.
Bioavailability is an important concept in the pharmacology of cannabis and how it affects us. Bioavailability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into our bodies. In order for the medicine to work, it has to reach its intended destination. Increasing the bioavailability of cannabis has been a challenge. Cannabis onset times and absorption rates can vary greatly between methods such as inhalation, oral, topical, and sublingual. Nanoemulsion technology allows for faster onset times and increased absorption rates meaning patients will get faster relief using less product.