By: Nick Warrender
Applying Nanotechnology to Delta-8 THC Products
Nanotechnology is widely used for the production of supplements and pharmaceutical drug development because it improves bioavailability and speeds up the onset of desired effects. Aware of the effectiveness of nanotechnology, a limited number of companies in the cannabis industry are using nanotechnology in the manufacturing of their delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) products. How Delta-8-THC Interacts with the Body Delta-8-THC is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis, and has a lower psychotropic potency than its more well-known sister cannabinoid delta-9-THC (what gets you “high”). Much like other cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN), which appear in small amounts in
the cannabis plant, delta8-THC is found in even smaller concentrations in both high-THC marijuana and low-THC hemp. Cannabis is full of an unknown number of cannabinoids that react with our body’s endocannabinoid system -- the biological system made up of neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors which respond to the chemical compounds found in cannabis sativa. To feel the effects of delta-8 THC, the cannabinoid must connect to both cannabinoid-1 (CB1) and cannabinoid-2 (CB2) receptors in the body. In comparison, to feel the intoxicating effects of delta-9 THC, it only needs to connect to CB1. Applying Nanotechnology to Delta-8-THC Nanotechnology is an
innovative process that causes delta-8-THC to be absorbed by the body faster and to have a faster onset of results compared to oil-soluble delta-8-THC. Nanotechnology takes a large oil molecule particle and breaks it down to make it more bioavailable, which causes one’s body to absorb more of the product without needing to consume a larger amount. Consequently, nanotechnology allows manufacturers to create high potency, high-quality products for less cost because less delta-8-THC is needed per serving. Nanotechnology emulsifies in liquids. Applying nanotechnology to cannabis extracts removes the oil taste experienced with tinctures, thus enhancing product taste and flavor, and improving the overall consumer experience. Applying nanotechnology makes it possible to produce a water-soluble product and eliminates the need for oilbased products. Pioneering the Application of Nanotechnology in Delta-8-THC As it gains in popularity, delta-8-THC is bound to disrupt the cannabis industry. Delta-8-THC seems to appeal to consumers looking for a product that falls between CBD and delta-9-THC. The heightened effects of delta-8-THC processed by nanotechnology are delivered
quickly, and doesn’t require consumers to consume a large amount of product. Lifted Made is the company behind the Urb Finest Flowers brand, which was the first company to launch delta-8THC nano drops. Due to the small molecular size of the delta-8-THC, and its water solubility, the product can be used either as a beverage additive or tincture. This is noteworthy because oilsoluble delta-8-THC tinctures need to be consumed sublingually, and will not be effective if they are simply added to a beverage. Lifted Made has also just launched delta-8-THC-infused nano gummies and delta-8-THC cartridges, both of which have received fabulous reviews from consumers. In conclusion, incorporating nanotechnology into the manufacture of delta-8 THC products creates products that are more potent than oil-soluble delta-8-THC products, become effective more quickly, and cost less for consumers. Lifted Made is pioneering this delivery method to provide consumers with the best and most effective delta-8-THC products for the costconscious consumer. Nick Warrender is the CEO of Lifted Made. To learn more about Lifted Made products, visit liftedmade.com.
September 2020 Issue 70