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A new term that you may hear floating around the world of cannabis is nano, specifically the nano edible. These nano edibles are quickly becoming extremely popular, and it's because of their speedy absorption into the body, therefore allowing for a very fast-acting effect.

While some people may think that the term nano refers to the quantity of cannabinoids inside these edibles being very low, this is not the case. The term nano refers to the size of the cannabinoid molecules themselves, which have been made much smaller, therefore affecting the way and speed in which the body processes them.

Today, we want to find out what exactly nano edibles are, how they work, and everything else about them. By the end of today's article, you should be an expert on nano edibles and what exactly they are all about. As you're about to find out, these are some very special edibles, and once you know what makes them so special, you'll probably never want any other type of edible again.

Key Takeaways

  • With nano edibles, it isn't the size of the edibles themselves that is different, but the size of the cannabinoids used to make them.
  • Due to the much smaller size of the cannabinoids used to make nano edibles, they have more bioavailability, a faster dissolution rate, and better solubility.
  • It should take much less of a nano edible to achieve the same height as a regular edible.

What Are Nano Edibles?

Just to clear up any confusion, “nano edibles” does not mean that the edibles themselves are microscopic. It also does not mean that the level of cannabinoids, whether THC or CBD, is very low. The term nano actually refers to the cannabinoids, the cannabinoid molecules themselves.

To go into more detail, these nano edibles are very quickly absorbed by the body, therefore resulting in a much faster and more pronounced effect than with regular edibles. The reason for this has to do with the size of the cannabinoid molecules.

Cannabinoids themselves are hydrophobic and tend to bond with lipids, which means that they are fat soluble. What this means for absorption by the human body is that when you eat regular edibles, it can take a very long time for you to feel an effect. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes for you to feel the full effect of an edible.

However, with nano edibles, through special scientific processes, those cannabinoid molecules have been drastically shrunk down. Their much smaller size makes these nano cannabinoids water soluble instead of just fat soluble. Being water soluble means that the human body can process them much easier and absorb them much quicker through the digestive tract.

With nano edibles, you can expect to feel the full effects in just a few minutes. Other than that, they are more or less the same as other edibles, but with this one big benefit.

One of the ways in which this conversion process of turning regular cannabinoids into nano cannabinoids occurs is known as nanoemulsion. This is a highly refined process where cannabis oils are processed so they can be absorbed by microscopic water particles. Those microscopic THC-infused droplets can be easily absorbed by the human body.

Another way of creating nano edibles is through a process known as nanoencapsulation. This is where cannabinoids are coated with particles of lipids or fats that easily absorb into the human body. These are very special types of lipids that the human body can absorb much easier, therefore allowing for much faster absorption. It is said that nano-encapsulated cannabinoids are absorbed up to four times faster by the human body than regular cannabinoids.

However, one of the most recent and popular methods of creating nano cannabinoids is a process known as co-crystallization. This helps to improve the physicochemical solid-state properties of cannabinoids. The improvements seen include the dissolution rate, solubility, stability, and bioavailability.

A better dissolution rate means that your body can process the cannabinoid much faster. It breaks down faster than other cannabinoids. Being more soluble means that the cannabinoid can be dissolved and broken down by the body much easier.

Better bioavailability means that a lot more of the cannabinoids can be absorbed by your body in the first place. The takeaway here is that these cannabinoids are much easier for your body to process and they take effect much faster.

How do Nano Edibles Work?

Generally speaking, nano edibles work just like any other edibles, at least as far as the effects of various cannabinoids on the human body are concerned. THC, when ingested, is metabolized into a substance known as 11-hydroxy-THC. Most, if not all forms of THC, as well as some other cannabinoids, are metabolized into 11-hydroxy-THC.

This THC metabolite is roughly four times stronger than regular Delta-9 THC, which is especially the case in terms of the psychoactive effects. Edibles in general tend to be much more potent due to this. In other words, if you smoke a joint with one gram of cannabis flower in it, it would only take one-quarter as much of the active cannabinoid to achieve the same effect when ingested orally.

The general issue with edibles, however, is that because regular THC and other cannabinoids are only fat soluble, the human body takes a long time to process them. It can take up to 120 minutes for you to feel the full effect. Moreover, regular THC and other cannabinoids aren't the most bioavailable substances around, which means that your body doesn't actually absorb all of them.

However, due to the much smaller size of the cannabinoids used to make nano edibles, these problems don't exist. As mentioned above, nano cannabinoid edibles are much more soluble, bioavailable, and feature a faster dissolution rate.

Because nano edibles are also water soluble, your stomach and intestinal linings can absorb those cannabinoids much faster, often in just five or ten minutes. If you eat a nano edible, it shouldn't take more than about 15 minutes for you to start feeling the effects.

Nano Edibles Dosage

Something very important to note about the effects and dosage of nano edibles is that there have so far been no real scientific studies comparing regular edibles and nano edibles, particularly in terms of the effect of different dosages. However, due to the general nature of nanoparticles, such as nano cannabinoids, there are a few safe assumptions to make.

As mentioned above, nano cannabinoids such as nano THC, tend to be much more soluble and more bioavailable than regular cannabinoids. Once again, this means that they dissolve and are absorbed by the human body much easier and that a greater quantity of them are absorbed, instead of just passing through your system.

On a side note, yes, when you take regular edibles, a lot of those cannabinoids pass through your system without actually being absorbed, therefore wasting your money.

Theoretically speaking, because these nano cannabinoids are much more soluble and bioavailable, it would serve to reason that it would take much less of them to achieve the same kind of high. For example, if you are used to feeling a significant high from a THC edible that has 10 milligrams of Delta-9 THC in it, you might only need 5 milligrams of a nano THC edible to achieve the same effect.

Although it is possible to find nano edibles with very high levels of THC, in most cases, you really should not need more than 5 milligrams or 10 milligrams to feel a strong effect.

There are of course also legal issues to keep in mind when talking about dosage. This mainly boils down to the 2018 Farm Bill, which states that cannabinoid products are not allowed to contain more than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC in terms of dry weight concentration.

An edible that weighs 1 gram in total is only allowed to contain 3 milligrams of Delta-9 THC. Therefore, naturally, most edibles sold in the USA will not contain very high levels of Delta-9 THC, whether it is a regular cannabinoid or a nano cannabinoid.

Something else to keep in mind is that many edibles out there only contain 5 milligrams or 10 milligrams of regular THC, and for some people, this may already be too much. Seeing as it likely takes much less nano THC to achieve the same effects, we recommend starting very slow, with just a couple of milligrams at first, to see how you feel.

Nano Edibles Taste

Up until now, everything to do with nano edibles has been very positive. You absorb more of them, they absorb faster, and they hit you harder.

However, one of the sacrifices you will likely have to make here is taste. For anyone who has never eaten cannabis before, it tends to be a bit bitter. Depending on the exact type of extract used, it can have a very strong hemp or cannabis flavor, accompanied by a good bit of bitterness.

Many edibles nowadays however have come to the point where you really can't taste this anymore, but the same cannot be said for nano edibles. Due to the emulsification process, or the other processes used to create nano edibles, the taste tends to be much more pronounced.

Not only is the taste more pronounced, but this conversion process also changes how your taste buds perceive these cannabinoid flavors. What it boils down to is that nano edibles tend to be quite bitter and taste like hemp.

Unfortunately, most people say that they don't taste very good, although their effects are what people are looking for, which is why many people still love purchasing them. Read on here to find out how long the effects of edibles last.

Nano Edibles Potency

Exactly how much more potent nano edibles are than regular edibles is not yet known. However, it is safe to assume that they are much more potent, and it really comes down to the issue of nano edibles having a better dissolution rate, higher bioavailability, and higher solubility.

Once again, this simply means that the human body absorbs much more of these nano cannabinoids at a much faster pace, without flushing a good majority of them through your system when compared to regular edibles.

If your body absorbs a much higher amount of the cannabinoids, it serves to reason that the overall potency of a single edible will also be much higher. Nano edibles are much more potent than regular edibles, so start slow.

How Long Do Nano Edibles Take to Work?

One of the biggest issues with regular edibles is that they can take so long to take effect. For most people, it takes at least 30 or 45 minutes, and for some, it can take up to a full 2 hours. For most people, this is just too long.

However, nano edibles may start working in as little as 10 or 15 minutes, give or take.

Therefore, if you want to feel the super potent high produced by edibles, but want that high to be very immediate, then nano edibles are certainly the way to go. Click here if you want to find out what the best edibles for male and female arousal are.

Where to Buy the Best Nano Edibles Online

If you are looking to purchase some nano edibles, right here at Botany Farms is the best place to be.

We have a wide variety of options to choose from, including several flavors of these Nano Delta-9 Microdose Gummies, plus we have a Nano Delta-9 THC Gummies Sample Pack, for those who want to try various flavors.

If you’d like to try some less potent edibles, check out our Botany Farms Delta-9 Microdose Edibles, as well as our Delta-9 Microdose Edibles Sample Pack.

Final Thoughts

If you like how strong edibles are and the way they make you feel, but regular ones just take way too long to hit you, then trying some nano edibles is strongly recommended.

Not only do they work much faster, but it takes less of them to achieve the same effect, therefore also making them quite cost-effective.

Nano Edibles: Frequently Asked Questions

Before we wrap things up for today, let's take a quick look at the most frequently asked questions about nano edibles.

Are Nano Edibles Better?

Realistically, yes, nano edibles are better than regular edibles. Your body can absorb the cannabinoids used in nano edibles much more easily, better, and faster. The result is a faster acting and more potent high, for the same or a lower cost.

What Constitutes a Nano Edible?

What constitutes a nano edible are those nano cannabinoids. A nano edible must be made with cannabinoids that have been shrunken down to increase their overall bioavailability and solubility.

Why do Edibles Feel so Strong?

Nano edibles feel so strong due to their much greater dissolution rate, solubility, and bioavailability when compared to regular cannabinoids. 

References for this Article:

  • https://vancouversun.com/cannabis/cannabis-business/scientists-say-nanotechnology-in-cannabis-needs-cautious-approach-more-research
  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36268842/
  • https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/271214/1-s2.0-S0163782720X00051/1-s2.0-S0163782720300618/am.pdf

This article is provided by Botany Farms for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The content is intended to offer insights into the practice of dabbing and the use of cannabis concentrates, reflecting current knowledge and research within these areas. It is not aimed at diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any diseases or health conditions. As the legal status of cannabis varies across different regions, it is the responsibility of the reader to be informed about their local laws regarding cannabis use. Botany Farms advises all readers to consult with a healthcare professional before making any decisions about cannabis consumption to understand fully the potential risks and benefits. Botany Farms and the authors of this content disclaim all liability for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of information provided in this article.

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