The Science Behind Nanoencapsulation (Website Content)
This website content was written for Creating Brighter Days, a Canadian company specializing in CBD formulas for pets and horses. The original page is here: https://www.cbdpet.ca/pages/equine
Creating Brighter Days equine CBD products are produced using a process known as nanoencapsulation. This process has been used in the pharmaceutical industry for several decades to increase the bioavailability of hydrophobic (non-water soluble) ingredients such as CBD oil.
The efficacy of active ingredients such as CBD is determined not only by dosage but by the bioavailability of the compound. This is the amount of the compound that enters the bloodstream. For example, a product with a 40% bioavailability will have four times the effective dosage of a product with 10% bioavailability.
In essence, with nanoencapsulation, microscopic amounts of the active ingredient are encased in a water-soluble shell which is easily dissolved in water, thereby substantially increasing the bioavailability of the compound.
The body treats nanoencapsulated CBD as it would any food. However, because the size of the emulsion is so small, the CBD is instantly available and can be absorbed without relying on enzymes or digestive activity to break it down. For this reason, nanoencapsulated CBD is instantly available to the body and able to reach and connect with receptor sites before passing through the liver and being metabolized.
This also makes the effects of the product less dependent on other factors such as diet or feeding schedule, resulting in more predictable effects. Moreover, when administered sublingually, nanoencapsulated CBD is readily absorbed into the bloodstream via blood vessels in the lining of the mouth.
Another benefit of nanoencapsulation is that it remains stable indefinitely, thereby increasing the shelf life of the product.