In the United States and most European countries, CBD edibles can be bought at both online and physical dispensaries. Many customers prefer this consumption method, as it allows them to enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol without the bitter taste of CBD tinctures or the need to buy vape devices in the case of e-liquids.
However, most scientific studies have concluded that sublingual administration is still the most effective for cannabidiol consumers, as it allows the components of hemp to travel directly into the bloodstream. CBD edibles are certainly useful to treat some conditions, but they are by nature not the most effective when it comes to absorption rates and bioavailability.
With the usage of nanotechnology, CBD researches have changed the paradigm and developed new methods to create effective cannabidiol edibles which can be entirely absorbed by the body in a similar way to sublingual tinctures. This technique converts the naturally oily cannabidiol into a water-soluble substance, allowing it to be mixed with drinks and facilitating the manufacturing of CBD edibles.
Why Regular Cannabidiol Drinks and Edibles are not Effective
Despite the many efforts to develop CBD edibles with high absorption rates, the oily nature of cannabidiol does not allow it to be mixed with other bioavailable substances. The simple rule stating that water and oil do not mix can be applied with CBD, as it is impossible to infuse it or mix it with water-based drinks or edibles.
This physical limitation makes some CBD edibles have effectiveness rates of less than 5%, meaning more than 95% of the beneficial components of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids is lost. While many users still prefer to buy edibles instead of sublingual oils, they are certainly not the best choice for people suffering from chronic pain or severe neurological disorders.
When it comes to CBD creams and topicals, the situation is similar. The skin can easily absorb water-based substances, but it is not able to fully take the components of oils or fatty acids. Although the need for a water-soluble cannabidiol alternative has been understood for decades, only recently has the necessary technology been implemented in the industry.
Nanotechnology: Turning CBD into a Water-Soluble Substance
While it has been a known fact that water soluble CBD can be easily absorbed into the bloodstream, finding a cost-effective way to transform cannabidiol into a water-soluble substance was still a pending task for cannabidiol scientist. Nowadays, however, nanotechnology can be used to turn cannabidiol from oil to liquid by breaking it into micro-molecules small enough to be mixed with water.
Although nanotechnology is still a relatively expensive technology, it is used by large companies in the United States and other Western countries to manufacture high-quality CBD-infused drinks and edibles with exceptionally high absorption rates.}