BIOAVAILABILITYFrequently Asked Questions
When you buy from AerosourceH you can have confidence that you are buying from a producer that is committed to a stringent process with a foundation in science. The AerosourceH team is committed to quality at every step of the process from seed to shelf. All AerosourceH products are third party tested and verified, in addition to being reviewed with in house testing.
AerosourceH operates in a certified food grade laboratory facility with a dedicated team of certified technicians and scientists driving the market leading and patent pending formulas.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of more than 60 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance and unlike its cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive. 3rd Party Research has shown it to support the human mind and body in very positive ways.
How does CBD work?
Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic compound that produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. Recent research has discovered a biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Endoconnibinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands and immune cells.
In each instance, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same, homeostasis, or a natural balance, at the molecular level. Think of this as a lock and key relationship.
Will CBD get me high?
No. The cannabis plant is made up of two main compounds: CBD and THC. CBD is non-psychoactive and is responsible for the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties present in cannabis.
THC, is the cannabinoid that creates the feeling of intoxication or “high”. AerosourceH products are THC free.
What is the difference between Isolate and Nano Emulsified CBD?
AerosourceH CBD isolate is a pure crystalline powder that contains 99%+ pure CBD. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed offering a finished product that’s CBD and nothing more, which only amplifies the healing properties of the cannabinoid. Because the AerosourceH CBD Isolate is 100% THC FREE it is non-psychoactive.
Emulsification is the process of solubilizing either water into oil or for AerosourceH Nano Emulsified CBD, oil into water. Both processes are similar and simply refer to the major component of the solution; oil in the first case and water in our case. The idea is to capture the oil (containing CBD) in small surfactant bubbles. If these bubbles are small enough then they will remain suspended in water and be stable for a period of time depending on the size. The smaller the size of these bubbles the more stable the solution will be over time. “Nano” or “Nano-emulsified” solutions are simply solutions with very small bubbles suspended in water; 100 nanometer diameter = 0.00000001 meter diameter. For comparison, the hemoglobin protein is approximately 5 nanometers in diameter. So, we are making bubbles that are within the same size range as proteins in the human body.
What is bioavailability and why does it matter?
Oil is not easily absorbed by the human body since we are primarily composed of water. The body does however have a natural mechanism for breaking apart oil and absorbing it into the blood stream. The problem is that much of the oil passes through the digestive system before the body can fully absorb the oil. The mechanism the body uses is similar to emulsification. The body will pull the oil apart using bile and capture it inside a small bubble like structures composed of bile salts. These small bubbles have greater surface area aiding the enzymatic activity of pancreatic lipase which further breaks the bubbles down allowing easy absorption into the bloodstream. When we capture drug molecules inside nanometer sized bubbles the body does not need to act on the bubbles to achieve absorption. The drug is then more readily absorbed by the body.
Where is your hemp sourced?
AerousourceH has a network of growers that are best in class and each provide COA documentation that is verified by the quality control team. Each crop is then evaluated and tested to make sure it meets the stringent quality measures for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content before entering the AerosourceH laboratory facility.
Can I visit the AerosourceH Laboratory?
Yes. We welcome customers to visit our state-of-the-art laboratory to view our process and experience AerosourceH difference first hand. To arrange a visit, please contact your sales representative or contact us at info@aerosourceH.com.