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January 11, 2023

Feeling Better Faster: The Science of Nanotech

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They say all good things come in very small packages.  This much is true when it comes to CBD and the exciting science of Nanotechnology.

What is Nanotechnology?  

According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology is “science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.”  One nanometer is a billionth of a meter. A simple sheet of newspaper is only about 100,000 nanometers thick! 

How is Black Dahlia innovating with Nanotechnology?

Together with our proprietary all-natural formulations, Black Dahlia utilizes patented nanotechnology to break down vital phytocannabinoids from hemp into all-natural nano-emulsion droplets, which are then incorporated into our safe and efficient CBD products.

Black Dahlia products contain our all-natural, hemp CBD nano-emulsion product that is food-grade, non-GMO and vegan. Our patent-pending nano-emulsion helps maintain the stability of the emulsion as well as enhance the bioavailability of the lipophilic compounds.  This means that the body can more fully and quickly absorb the helpful cannabinoids, whether ingested via a delicious confection, elixir or applied topically via a face or body cream.

Did you know that most off-the-shelf hemp oil products can take hours to be absorbed by the body? In fact, many of the beneficial phytocannabinoids and other compounds are not even absorbed at all. In contrast, Black Dahlia’s nano-sized, phytocannabinoid emulsion droplets can enhance the amount of CBD delivered into your system, while also enabling faster absorption time. 

Black Dahlia’s chef-crafted confections and restorative elixirs are infused with this innovative nanotech formulation. A second version of our nano-emulsion is incorporated into our premium topicals in order to enable deeper penetration of the skin. It’s also utilized for our aromatherapeutic eau de parfums, enhancing better delivery of the active hemp-derived ingredients. 

Nanotechnology helps the body absorb helpful cannabinoids more fully and quickly, whether ingested or applied topically, so you can feel better faster. Some other ways nanotech is infused into everyday essentials might surprise you and include the following applications.

1) Faster, powerful and even tinier computers

Always running out of juice?  

Nanotechnology contributes to creating compact and efficient computers that consume far less power and uses long-lasting batteries – meaning you don’t have to kick yourself for forgetting your charger while out for a latte run.

2) Cars with improved fuel efficiency

Still hooked on gas? 

By building vehicle parts from nanocomposite materials that are lighter, stronger, and more chemically resistant than metal, nanotechnology helps to improve fuel efficiency and corrosion resistance. Nanofilters remove nearly all airborne particles from the air before it reaches the combustion chamber, further improving gas mileage. So until you’re ready to make the move to electric, it’s nanotechnology you can readily thank.

3) Stain-resistant, water-resistant, and flame-resistant fabrics

What’s really in your wardrobe? 

Probably something made courtesy of nanotech. Nanoparticles, or nanofibers, in fabrics can enhance stain resistance, water resistance, and flame resistance—without a significant increase in the weight, thickness, or stiffness of the fabric.

4) Improved water quality

Everybody deserves a drink – of clean water.

Nanotechnology is being utilized in water filters that are only 15-20 nanometers in order to remove nano-sized particles, including virtually all viruses and bacteria. These cost-efficient, portable water treatment systems are ideal for improving drinking water in emerging countries.

5) Stronger, lighter-weight sports equipment

Thinking of upping your game?  Nanotech might just help.

Carbon nanotubes have a variety of commercial uses, such as improving the design of sports equipment. For example, a tennis racket made with carbon nanotubes bends less during impact and increases the force and accuracy of the delivery. Nanoparticle-treated tennis balls can keep bouncing twice as long as standard tennis balls!

6) Better Sunscreens 

Not a fan of that all-white “ghost-look” most sunscreens leave behind on your skin? There are two types of nanoparticles already being added to sunscreen that can help with that: titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO). Additionally, when a sunscreen is made from nanoparticles it effectively absorbs light, including dangerous ultraviolet rays which can lead to sun damage or worse and spreads more easily over the skin too.

Simply put: Nanotechnology, the science of very small things, actually applies to many things that we rely on to safely improve our lives and will continue to do so for the near — and far – future. 

For more information on the exciting nanoscience behind CBD, check out our Science of CBD page!

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