As our earliest members at Cannabis Animus can attest, I’ve been researching, personally testing, and writing much about CBD and CBD nano products in the last 2 years. And if there was one single thing that has fascinated me most, it would be the subject of CBD and nanotechnology.
The main reason being that I’ve learned so much more about the biological and chemical challenges of optimizing the bioavailability of cannabidiol (CBD). In other words, I’ve realized that the story isn’t about the efficacy and well-documented Cannabis science, or the rackets run by Big Pharma and the Justice Department that resonates so clearly to my fellow Americans. It’s obviously not about how cannabinoids deliver relief and healing to so many in ill health. That’s old news.
Now, it’s all about what nano technology is bringing to Federal agencies and State Taxing Authorities. CBD and Cannabis science?
Unfortunately for us consumers, what it is so tantalizing to Big Pharma and their lobbyists is not yet so mainstream with us ignorant, tax paying Americans – yet. They’ve already invested trillions into nano science over three decades, and curiously latent with delivery systems for their drug medications.
Add to that trillions of dollars invested and generated by nano-electronic and nano-robotic products that are revolutionizing manufacturing, and we are essentially redefining the future of our lives in the process. You probably just aren’t aware of it, yet. But when your physician friend finds a sand-grain-sized nano device in your colonoscopy biopsy… well, you’ll get charge out of that.
I have made considerable efforts in creating this article, and I believe you will find that I’ve been more thorough on this subject compared to other articles I’ve found on Page 1 search results. Following is a list of what I will be covering:
Definition of Nanotechnology
Intro to Nanotechnology and CBD
Implications of Nanotechnology and CBD
Nano CBD Industry Leader: CBD Living, LLC
Manufacturing Standards, the FDA, and CGMP
Interview: Dr. Richard Staack, CSO,CBD Living
Recommended Products from CBD Living
What is Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil?
Nanotechnology and Nootropics
Summary & Addendum
Nanotechnology achieves the objective of manipulating atoms, molecules, and supramolecular formations and reducing their scale to between 1 and 100 nanometers (nm) according to the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
You can say that this means that our scientists are reducing particles and materials to one-millionth of their original size and even further.
1 inch equals 25,400,000 nanometers (nm)
1 sheet of copy paper is approximately 100,000 nanometers
Comparatively speaking in scale, a child’s marble would equal the size of the Earth
Current examples of nanotechnology are now widespread including nano medicine, biomaterials, microscopic devices, robots, computer chips, and essential organic compounds like CBD.
It was during one of his scientific presentations to his peers at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in 1959, that physicist, Dr. Richard Feynmann, delivered his ideas and first using the term “nanotechnology”. In this presentation, he further described the reality of “controlling individual atoms and molecules”.
It wasn’t until the 80’s and the invention of scanning tunneling microscopes before we could actually see the nano particles we were forming!
Today, scientists, physicians, and engineers are becoming very familiar with reducing the size of atoms, molecules… and yes, even physical devices to nanoscale. This is how they are realizing the enhanced properties of these particles and devices to achieve 100% bioavailability of organic phytonutrients like CBD, lighter weight of physical devices, full control of the light spectrum, and greater chemical interactivity, stability, and control compared to their original size counterparts.
No doubt about it. The primary trend in CBD manufacturing is nano-enhanced (nano-sized) cannabidiol (CBD). If you been a user of CBD hemp oil, you are probably well aware of this due to the number of new products increasing each month that claim to be incorporating nano technology into their products and manufacturing.
The attractiveness and possibilities of nanotechnology and CBD began to take off after 2010. The reason for this is as follows:
Consider the fact that THC was first discovered in 1964 by Professor Ralph Mechoulam at the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel. Subsequent studies by his colleague at The Hebrew University, Dr. Ruth Gallily, studied the other main cannabinoid in Cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD). It was soon thereafter discovered that CBD was non-psychoactive as opposed to its protagonist THC while being determined to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety agent.
Subsequently, in 1992, our own bodies’ endocannabinoid system was discovered by Dr. Mechoulam after identifying the “bliss molecule” anandamide. In fact, the endocannabinoid system is present in all mammals… including humans.
This is significant because anandamide was the first naturally occurring ‘endogenous’ cannabinoid ever discovered – meaning it was produced by our own bodies as well as an exogenous molecule found only in the Cannabis plant.
So, while the Feds and their bedfellows in the FDA, AMA, DEA, U.S. Justice Department, and BIG Pharma have ALL been busy demonizing the single most healthful plant on Earth, they chose their own, select pharmaceutical companies to patent Cannabis in synthetic forms.
And now, many patents of synthesized cannabinoids are owned by… guess who? The Federal Government of course. But, before I get off into the ‘weeds’, let me show you what I’ve learned about why nanotechnology and CBD are natural partners.
No other company participating in the nano CBD space even comes close to the investment, growth, and patient success stories that CBD Living has achieved. I can attest to hundreds of patients with whom I have spoken that validate this fact. And, over the last few years, I’ve personally witnessed the company’s transformation from being the first to offer nano CBD water (which is what attracted me to them as a patient) to now having submitted the first patents pending for their proprietary CBD nano-sizing technologies.
No other company has been able to accomplish this level of both customer acceptance, sales, proprietary technologies and conferring scientists that have changed the direction of CBD research in nano CBD manufacturing processes.
Never before has nano-sized cannabidiol clusters been so stable in solution (water for example). And it is their own scientists’ discoveries that has attracted the attention of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) who is currently evaluating the efficacy of CBD Living’s patented technologies.
In short, all CBD Living products are not only “nano”, they hopefully will be the first FDA approved CBD products. And if that doesn’t excite you, then absolutely nothing will.
*If you’re new to CBD, I highly recommend that you read my article of “CBD and the Endocannabinoid System”, and then return to this article.
Creating pharmaceutical quality CBD products is about as high a bar that CBD Living can set for itself. And that is their clear objective with respect to a number of patents pending current review by the FDA. CBD Living’s laboratory facility is also applying for FDA Authorized Lab approvals and licenses which would also be a CBD industry first.
At this level, consumers expect product homogeneity, high quality, safe, and effective products. Contract manufacturers also require nano CBD ingredients from companies like CBD Living that are stabilized and duplicable. Otherwise, their products will not the meet strict homogeneity criteria required by the FDA and consumers alike.
Strict manufacturing standards and guidance for the human pharmaceutical industry is provided by the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice” regulations (CGMP). Further guidance for the industry includes “Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements”.
Since most people are not aware of CGMPs, and how the FDA’s mandate to assure drug manufacturing standards, practices, and processes, I thought it would be important to at least touch on it so that you could do more investigation if interested. There are some indications that an increase in regulatory actions taken against drug manufacturers is based on failure to meet CGMP standards.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Richard Staack, Chief Science Officer at CBD Living, LLC. After years of research into CBD, I consider this interview to be the most high-content discussion I’ve ever had the pleasure of having on the subject of CBD and nanotechnology… and with the man responsible for leading CBD Living’s nano product development no less. Dr. Staack holds a Ph.d in Nutritional and Biochemical Toxicology, a Master of Science in Food Science, and M.B.A. for good measure.
More specifically, I was allowed a confidential conversation for about 90 minutes with Dr. Staack where he kindly showed me the elaborate equipment utilized, some of which is proprietary and custom-designed by himself. He explained the entire process of stabilizing nano-sized CBD molecules without the addition of emulsifiers and/or dependence on typical colloidal systems.
He shared with me the differences between other nano CBD products and CBD Living’s. In other words, his patent pending nano CBD technology that he and his associate Dr. Keith Cadwallader have been perfecting over the past few years at CBD Living is about to make history.
Due to the confidential nature of the patents pending and intended submission to the FDA based on the results of the Patent Office’s approvals, I am not able to share much more detail at this point in time due to confidentiality agreements that I signed before my meeting. However, it is my intention to update this post with actual quotes approved by Dr. Staack and CBD Living.
I’m looking forward to more communications with him and his fellow scientists who have worked on the project like Dr. Cadwallander with whom I have been more familiar due to his long association and work with CBD Living.
I’ll be updating our Members at Cannabis Animus via my “Weekly Update” email, so please dooo become a Member at Cannabis Animus. It’s free, and you will receive additional product Discount Coupons as well as updates on my posts like this one.
Until recently, only a few of CBD Living’s products incorporated nano enhanced CBD in them. It all started with their nano CBD water for which the company is famous. Then they incorporated nano CBD technology into their CBD Gel Caps and lower dose Gummies for children.
Now ALL CBD LIVING PRODUCTS are nano CBD products featuring higher doses of nano CBD in their new formulations. They even have a nano CBD oil tincture and nano CBD pet products which will be available very soon here at Cannabis Animus.
Following is a list of CBD Living’s Nano CBD Products with a brief description of each below.
CBD Living Water – 16.9 fl. oz. bottles
CBD Living Water is not only infused with their proprietary, and soon to be patented, nano-cannabidiol molecule formation process. Nutritional additives include d-Ribose, Vitamin B Complex, and Coenzyme Q10 infused in a perfect 7.4 pH balanced water for optimal hydration.
Extremely unique in its myriad qualities and benefits in 16.9 fl. oz. bottles each containing an adult dose of 25 mg CBD.
CBD Living Gel Caps
CBD Living Gel Caps contain PCR hemp oil (phyto-cannabinoid-rich) with a patented colloidal droplet delivery system called VESlsorb®.
Their process transforms a full-spectrum, organic hemp oil extract into a nano-enhanced hemp oil containing nano CBD molecules instead of relatively huge hemp oil particulates.
Each capsule tested to exceed 25 mg CBD and is considered one adult dose. Available in 30 count bottles as well as 5 count sample bottles.
CBD Living Gummies (Regular & Sour Flavors)
CBD Living Gummies are now available in two flavor styles: Regular and Sour. These nano CBD gummies have no strange flavor that is a giveaway for kids. I recommend chewing lightly and forming them to fit under your tongue. Let dissolve slowly while avoiding swallowing. Nano CBD is absorbed faster and more efficiently under the tongue.
Each Gummy contains 10 mg of nano CBD which is the recommended starting dose for children. A minimum of 2 Gummies are recommended for adults. 30 Gummies per bottle.
CBD Living Daily Tincture (CBD Oil)
Full Spectrum Nano CBD Oil and MCT Oil (medium chain triglyceride) combined to create CBD Living Daily Tincture. Works much faster than the other hemp oils I’ve used simply due to the nano sized particles.
Achieve 100% bioavailability from nano-sized CBD molecules as compared to only 10% to 30% absorption from soft tissue of mouth, cheeks, under tongue and remainder to the digestive tract from standard CBD hemp oil.
And no nasty taste either… It’s even clear and void of color. A 1 ml dropper top is included in the cap’s design as expected. Various concentrations are available in Hi-Potency 750 mg and 1000 mg CBD bottles.
CBD Living Freeze (topical roll-on)
CBD Living Freeze is so effective that we have international members at Cannabis Animus who are patients who are effectively treating Trigeminal Neuralgia which affects the 5th cranial nerve (aka: The Suicide Disease)… all with this topical roll-on. It’s amazing. According to these patients, there is no prescription medication that will work anywhere near as effectively as this nano CBD product.
Formed into a slick emulsion, the 3 fl. oz. roll-on applicator is the perfect fit for a topical CBD product. At 100 mg per bottle it is designed to be applied liberally and successively until relief is achieved.
A perfect complement to CBD Living’s internally ingested or inhaled products, again we find nano-sizing the CBD absorbs more quickly and effectively than other topical CBD products.
CBD Living Sleep Aid
The calming effect of CBD is widely appreciated as well as its anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects of CBD. That’s why you see more and more sleep aids with CBD included in the ingredients.
CBD Living Sleep Aid syrup is blended with Melatonin, a popular, all-natural sleep aid, providing a synergistic effect for the user.
CBD Living Sleep Aid comes in a 4 oz. bottle and is available in Cherry or Grape flavors. Each bottle contains 120 mg of nano CBD and 16 mg of Melatonin added for a restful sleep and without any grogginess in the morning whatsoever.
CBD Living Vape Oil (Tangie, Sour Diesel, and Bubble Gum flavors)
CBD Living Vape Oil comes in a variety of flavors: Tangie, Sour Diesel, Bubble Gum and Natural. This nano CBD oil is initially extracted using the cleanest CO2 process prior to nano-sizing and includes natural terpenes for flavor.
Certified free of metals, toxins and pesticides. No VG or PG added to this product.
Available in .5 gr cartridges containing 250 mg of Organic, Full-spectrum CBD oil with universal 510 thread which will accept most all electronic vape devices. And don’t forget to include the CBD Living Vape Pen Battery & Charger (link) for a 3-way adjustable power pen vape. Can’t beat the quality and price.
CBD Living Shatter
Designed with the vape connoisseur in mind, CBD Living Shatter is arguably the best CBD Shatter consistently available and consistent in quality and characteristics.
At a 98% purity level, it is also the quickest and most potent form of CBD delivery due to the control that the user has over amount and frequency of inhaled vapor.
2% is reserved for enough natural terpenes to provide the desired flavor. Comes in a .5 gr quantity in a resealable plastic jewel case. No THC is present at any level.
CBD Living Isolate
Designed primarily for those who want a 99.5% CBD purity for either manufacturing edible CBD products, or home use with food prep in combination with fruits, vegetables, salads, salad dressings, sandwich toppings, and other foods served at room temperature or cold
… even frozen goodies!
CBD Living Isolate crystals store well is dry places and are excellent for adding to other CBD oils to increase potency to desired levels. This is the most economical way for high pain and high stress/anxiety patients to get the amount of CBD they need without breaking the bank.
CBD Living Bath Bombs & Soap Bars
Hey guys, no laughing… these CBD Living Bath Bombs and Hand/Body Soaps are the real deal. A whopping 60 mg of CBD is infused within each 8 oz Bath Bomb.
Of course, the ladies are more familiar with the soothing and calming effects of aromatherapy… and that’s a shame. You guys don’t know what your missing.
And now, we all can include a big dose of nano CBD to our bath and BAMM! The nano-sizing of the cannabidiol allows 9X increase in absorption through the skin. Relaxation like you’ve ever felt – or smelt!
Current fragrances from which to choose: Amber Bergamot, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Coconut Lime. Makes for great gifts and stocking stuffers. Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Shea Butter, Natural Essential Oil Fragrances, natural dyes, and just a pinch of isopropyl alcohol that helps unbind the Shea Butter binders .
What I can discern from all my research and testing is that the term “nano-enhanced hemp oil” can only be taken at face value. Since I am not an organic chemist, I find it challenging to find substantial proof online from most manufacturers. And from what I read in the highest ranked bog posts on the subject, I am amazed at the in-your-face inaccuracies and misinformation contained in them.
One of the reasons why I feel this way is because I am familiar with most of these products from personal use and basic due diligence and discovery. I’ve found that most manufacturers are simply replicating well-established lyposomal, colloidal and/or micelle technologies and using standardized equipment. Nothing really new here, although each will, of course, argue that “theirs” is better than another due to their chemical and procedural approaches.
That’s all well and good, but the elephant in the room is well-known by most of these same manufacturers and scientists.
The problem with nano CBD product manufacturing is that CBD is very difficult to work with.
One of these difficulties lies with stability (or instability) of the nano CBD molecules which naturally wants to aggregate, meaning they attract to each other just like oil in water… not what we’re looking for.
This leads to relative instability in the manufacturing process where the products are not the same from batch to batch. It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as “water soluble CBD” whether at the organic level or nano level.
I find that many of these product websites make the most ignorant statements and claims from a biochemistry standpoint and thereby reveal their shortcomings and lack of scientific value.
CBD Living’s patents pending review by the FDA addresses these scientific challenges to the manufacturing process and delivers a homogeneous and stable product worthy of FDA review.
As far as I’ve been able to learn, this hasn’t even been attempted until now.
Time and technology can and will certainly change, but in the meantime, there is no nano enhanced hemp oil that can even compare – at any level – with CBD Living Daily Tincture. It is a full spectrum nano CBD oil using pharmaceutical grade MCT oil (from coconut oil) as a base oil… as opposed to deriving the CBD from hemp oil. The latter has been used by humans for thousands of years for everything from menstrual cramps and digestive problems to fighting infections and skin conditions.
To serve as a further peek into the direction of nanotechnology, I’d like to share a bit about something you’ll be hearing more about, but may not realize it involves nano science. It’s all the rage now. Corporate executives and professionals in all specialties, teachers, and students alike are taking to “smart drugs” that claim to increase their cognitive thinking, increased focus, and mental endurance in general.
Nootropics are nutritional supplements, herbal extracts, vitamin complexes combined to enhance cognitive thought processes especially as it relates more specifically to creativity, motivation, mental endurance, memory, and other high-level thought processes. In other words, they really work.
Scientists are now combining complex systems science with psycho-neuropharmacology in a multi-pathway, nootropic approach. In plain english, that means that nootropics require a different methodology to better examine what is ‘simply’ put in prescription medications or proprietary herbal complexes.
According to the scientists spearheading this research and the model building it requires, they explain that they’ve just begun to appreciate the potential that lies under the surface fundamentals. As more data is correlated and better tools are created, scientists are now able to look past biochemistry to the epigenome.
One main take-away from my research and personal experience with almost 100 CBD products over the last few years is the undeniable conclusion that not all CBD products are created equally. Speaking more to the nanotechnology to which this article is dedicated, I can now confidently conclude that not all Nano CBD products are created equal either.
CBD Living and its leadership team has not only lead the way in CBD science in the U.S., they are about to make history as the first CBD company to patent their proprietary technologies and manufacturing processes. Quite exciting from where our Members at Cannabis Animus have been positioned since virtually the beginning of my team’s project.
It is my sincerest hope that you will go forward from here with a more educated and balanced perspective of the nature of CBD product development, best manufacturing practices, CBD and nanotechnology in general. Have you noticed that it’s almost impossible to find an up-front, visible, or otherwise “real person” behind the website touting their CBD products?
Do you know who the person is that is responsible for your purchases? The owner(s) of these websites rarely identify themselves, and no personal, or even social media or validation is made available to visitors.
Are you buying products from advertisements where an unknown “Affiliate Marketer” is automatically receiving a commission on your purchase and has no apparent interest in a long term relationship with you.
Do you know that most of the products you see are called “White Label” products that are the same as the other brand – just different label and branding. I’ve found that most of these products are virtually ‘generic’ in composition as well. They typically use low quality ingredients at the lowest cost for highest profit to cover the high advertising costs they incur that is in their business model. Results are less effective as you would expect.
Did you know that most all CBD products that sell at the highest volumes (Brand Sales Leaders) are not considered by myself or any other knowledgeable and experienced patient or physician to be very effective compared to nano CBD alternatives like CBD Living products.