“Nano” is the new buzz word in the CBD industry, but it’s not necessarily better.

A CBD molecule is a CBD molecule. If you break it down into smaller “nano” CBD particles, it will not act like CBD should. And you can’t make a CBD molecule “smaller” just by putting the word “nano” in front of it. 

Even the best nano CBD product may not be the best CBD product made from the hemp plant.

Some studies that have backed up the claim that nano CBD has a faster absorption rate to the bloodstream, have also found that it leaves the bloodstream faster. If that’s the case, is there really any benefit to using nano CBD oil?

The Chief Science Writer at Project CBD says. “Practically speaking, is that much different than taking a stronger dose? I don’t know that consumers would find [nano CBD] much different,” writes Adrian Devit-Lee.

If you aren’t sure how it affects your body, try both and you decide.

What is CBD Nanotechnology?

The term nanotechnology is largely misused when it comes to nano CBD. The correct term is usually “nanoemulsion.”

Nanoemulsions are produced by high-shear mixing. You could call that a form of nanotechnology, but that is a bit of a stretch.

Nanoemulsion is used to help make something soluble in liquid, that is typically not soluble. Similar to how oil and vinegar salad dressings are made, except the tiny size of the molecules lets them remain stable for longer. This is the technology used to create nano emulsified CBD waters and other similar CBD products.

Nano emulsions may be more bioavailable.  Metabolism numbers change, including the formation of 11-hydroxy. However, once in the blood stream, they don’t bypass the liver, as some “nano” companies suggest. 

Does Nano CBD Work?

Some companies who make nano CBD products claim that nano CBD passes through the cell membrane to the bloodstream faster than natural CBD. Studies on this phenomenon have been very limited and inconclusive. Also, human studies on nano CBD are nonexistent.

Controversy has occurred surrounding these products; multiple third parties have tested an array of products and found that most have no or negligible amounts of CBD detectable.  So buyer beware.

Is Nano CBD Full Spectrum?

No, because it’s a CBD isolate technology. That means you’re getting CBD molecules by themselves rather than in the company of other cannabis compounds that operate together with the CBD to achieve maximum effectiveness.

When all of the CBD and THC compounds work together it is called the “entourage effect.” This effect encourages the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to function at its optimum level. A THC free product, like isolated and broad spectrum CBD oil, may not have the same effect that a full spectrum CBD oil product does. But for some people, who do not want to fail a drug test, this a a good option.

CBD Water

Nano technology —nanoemulsion, specifically— is what allows CBD isolate to be water soluble. CBD waters that depend on this nano tech can be found at truck stops right alongside packets of supplement mixes making all kinds of claims.  

RESTART CBD products are sold in amber-colored bottles and jars to protect the CBD inside from being damaged by light.

Clear CBD water bottles that could sit on store shelves for weeks or even months under the blazing lights of a grocery store aisle might be CBD-free by the time they’re purchased and consumed.

A study conducted by Leafly tested 47 different CBD products and found that CBD nano water was “the least reliable form factor.”  Zero out of the four water products the scientists tested passed the study—none of them delivered CBD as advertised within a 20% margin.

Tinctures and gummies, like those sold by RESTART CBD and other reputable brands, are the most reliably adherent to the claims on their packaging.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to regulate CBD products. Just so you know, until those rules are in place, CBD manufacturers — including those using nano CBD — are free to put whatever they want in their products.

 

So what about “Celebrity” CBD?

You may be surprised when you hear what we have to say about some of their spokespersons for full spectrum nano CBD products.

When a “nano” product contains NO THC, it’s not full-spectrum. 

Many of them are promoting the heck out of “their own brands” especially on social media.  

Their marketing messages are hardline and simple: they want you to chuck your CBD oil in favor of theirs, which they say is better. But those claims are often hard to back up. Even without regard to the sketchy science surrounding nano CBD, these “nano” products fall short.

Most CBD products on the market are not from organically grown hemp flower, they do not contain organic ingredients and many do not explain the extraction process or where the CBD originated.  RESTART CBD oils use organically grown USA hemp, Co2 extraction process and organic MCT coconut oil.  That’s it.  No artificial flavors, colors, additives.  

Are their CBD products free from additives? Read the label. Check the ingredients.  Most are not. Can you even find a certificate of analysis for each product on their websites?

RESTART CBD creates small batch CBD products with third-party test results which are posted on the website.

Why Organic is Better.

Our CBD oils start with sustainably sun-grown hemp from Kentucky with crop rotations instead of fertilizers, and our oil has no preservatives or fillers. The same limestone water that makes Kentucky’s world famous bourbon waters the  hemp which is grown without toxins like pesticides

RESTART CBD labels include our website where you can view third-party lab tests. By reading these lab reports, also known as a certificate of analysis (COA), you will know what’s going into your oils and gummies and you know the exact potency.

The fact is, most nano CBD producer can’t make these same claims. The technology is under-studied. The packaging can be misleading and indeed detrimental to the products’ shelf life. There’s no organic nano CBD—it can’t be certified organic because of the technology used to produce nano products. 

Nano CBD: Conclusions

Dr. Pratap Singh, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, said that nano-encapsulation “should require more clinical trials,” and “more rigorous testing if the size is below 50 or 20 nanometers.” This warning has been issued because nanoparticles can enter human cells and accumulate in various organs, potentially leading to inflammation and tissue damage.

He also advised consumers to be more concerned about whether a product is being made safely and is not toxic than whether or not it has nanoparticles.

If you’re putting CBD into your body with the expectation of favorable results—whether it’s for potential relief of discomfort, for stress or for help relaxing after a long day at work—you want to make sure that your products are what they say they are. There’s just not enough science to back up the claims made by nano CBD producers—and what science there is frequently disputes those claims.

RESTART CBD offers CBD products that include a full range of cannabinoids as well as CBD isolates. We believe in making effective products that work — we won’t make inferior products just to be trendy.

RESTART CBD products are exactly what their labels claim to be. You know what you’re getting.

So how do you get our products? 

Order CBD with or without THC online and they will be safely and legally delivered to your door by the US Post office or UPS or you can pick up at our local Austin store.