The evolution of CBD: the innovations that are redefining the way we consume cannabidiol
The cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis market has experienced exponential growth in recent years, thanks to the recognition of its therapeutic properties and progress in the legalization of these products in different countries. This boom has fueled innovation in the industry, leading to new extraction methods, formulations, and applications for CBD-based products. In this article, we'll explore some of the most exciting and cutting-edge innovations in the field of CBD and cannabis, including nanoemulsion and micelle technologies, as well as various edibles, time-release capsules, and much more. Join us on this journey through the latest trends that are revolutionizing the way we consume and take advantage of the benefits of CBD and cannabis.
It should be noted that the CBD market moves more than 2,000 million dollars in the United States and, as stated by the consultancy specialized in cannabis, BDSA, it is estimated to reach 20,000 million in 2025. In 2018, in Europe, already It moved 287 million euros and it is estimated that it will grow more than 400% by 2023.
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Nano emulsion and micelles: the disruptive technologies that are changing the game in the CBD industryAmong the most prominent advances in the CBD industry with far-reaching applications is nanoemulsion technology . It is an advanced processing technology that allows CBD manufacturers to develop oil extracts into nanometer-sized particles. Nano molecules can be easily absorbed by the body and prevent the loss of CBD due to digestion. Emulsified CBD extracts are also water soluble, making them ideal for mixing into a variety of liquid foods.
Another step forward in the production of CBD extracts is the adoption of Micelle technology. Micellization is the science of making oil- or lipid-based products more bioabsorbable to the body, without altering the molecular structure of the source material. It is efficient in processing CBD and making it more easily absorbed into the bloodstream and reducing losses in digestive processes. Several companies have taken steps to adopt this technology in the production of select CBD products such as capsules and softgels.
CBD Extended Release Capsules: The Science Behind More Precise and Effective DosingA sticking point in CBD administration has always been the issue of precise dosing. Most oil extracts undergo substandard testing, allowing fraudulent producers to get away with providing substandard CBD products. Scientists at medical CBD have dedicated resources to the production of CBD capsules and tablets with time-release properties. These innovative capsule products will continuously release a predetermined amount of cannabinoids over an extended period. Since the body has plenty of time to absorb the compounds, the risk of side effects is minimal and users can enjoy the longer lasting benefits of CBD.
The era of CBD edibles: scientific innovations taking cannabidiol to new heights.
CBD Gum/Breath Mints
Do you suffer from bad breath and need fresh breath mints with a medicinal touch? Learn about CBD-infused gum and breath mints. Each product contains a precise amount of CBD from refined isolates or extracts. Individual producers can influence the bioavailability of their products to promote faster absorption rates.
Coffee infused with hemp oil extracts is a favorite among a select group of consumers. With the advent of soluble extracts, producers have succeeded in fusing the daily coffee needs of ordinary people with the health benefits of high-quality CBD. And since coffee is a staple food for most people, this inspired product is sure to generate a lot of revenue and drive consumer demand.
CBD BeerCBD beer takes advantage of emulsion technology to create this fan favorite. The brewing industry is among the largest in the world, and it makes sense to combine it with restorative CBD extracts. The result is a CBD-infused beer with the characteristic aroma and flavor of industrial hemp and potent terpenes.
CBD protein powderCBD meets sports and fitness nutrition, with organic protein powder infused with CBD extracts. This is a food supplement designed to appeal to health and fitness enthusiasts looking for a healthy experience. It offers the nutritional benefits of a protein meal and the anti-inflammatory effects of premium CBD compounds. Such products are readily marketable to a niche customer base predisposed to health-enhancing protein powder products.
Scientific and technological innovations in the field of CBD and cannabis have led to the creation of a wide range of products that offer different benefits and applications. From nanoemulsions and micelle technology to edibles and extended-release capsules, these innovations have improved the bioavailability, dosing accuracy, and ease-of-use of CBD products. As the industry continues to grow and expand, we are likely to see even more breakthroughs and innovative products in the future.
Some CBD Studies
If you have come this far, it is because you are interested in knowing even more. These studies and reports address various aspects of CBD, including its pharmacological effects, potential applications in the treatment of diseases, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and effects on epilepsy and pain. These are just a few examples of the wide range of research conducted in this field.
Here are some studies and scientific reports related to CBD and its applications:
Mechoulam, R., & Hanus, LO (2002). "Cannabidiol: an overview of some chemical and pharmacological aspects. Part I: chemical aspects." Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 121(1-2), 35-43. [ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009308402002481 ]
Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017). "An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: a review of clinical data and relevant animal studies." Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2(1), 139-154. [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569602/ ]
Blessing, EM, Steenkamp, MM, Manzanares, J., & Marmar, CR (2015). "Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders." Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 825-836. [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/ ]
Devinsky, O., Marsh, E., Friedman, D., Thiele, E., Laux, L., Sullivan, J., ... & Wong, MH (2016). "Cannabidiol in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy: an open-label interventional trial." The Lancet Neurology, 15(3), 270-278. [ https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(15)00379-8/fulltext ]
Atalay, S., Jarocka-Karpowicz, I., & Skrzydlewska, E. (2020). "Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol." Antioxidants, 9(1), 21. [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/ ]
Hammell, DC, Zhang, LP, Ma, F., Abshire, SM, McIlwrath, SL, Stinchcomb, AL, & Westlund, KN (2016). "Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors in a rat model of arthritis." European Journal of Pain, 20(6), 936-948. [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/ ]
Pisanti, S., Malfitano, AM, Ciaglia, E., Lamberti, A., Ranieri, R., Cuomo, G., ... & Bifulco, M. (2017). "Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications." Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 175, 133-150. [ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163725817300657 ]