Why do we keep talking about CBD liposomes? Because they work. How do we know they work? Because we take them, our customers take them and keep coming back for more, AND Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD keeps proving itself in the research.
A new study on 15 healthy adults demonstrates that delivery — how you take CBD —affects how much of it actually ends up in your blood. And The Hemp Haus is proud to announce that Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD has once again proven itself when put to the test.
It’s important to us that our CBD products are transparent and proven — backed by science, made by experts in their field, and held up to the scrutiny of testing. That’s why you won’t find our shelves cluttered with several CBD brands.
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Liposomal Cannabidiol Delivery: A Pilot Study
This study on oral CBD as a stand-alone preparation vs. liposomal preparation was published in the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. The participants included 15 healthy men and women between the ages of 25 and 70. The study involved two visits — the second one two weeks after the first.
On the first visit, each person, overseen by a chemist in a lab, had their blood taken. They then ingested one of the oral CBD preparations — either liposomal or non-liposomal. After an hour, their blood was taken again.
The results were overwhelming. All participants showed CBD in their blood one hour after ingesting Puffin Hemp liposomal encapsulated CBD. But 9 of the 15 did not have CBD in their blood with the stand-alone CBD after the first hour.
And let us be clear what is meant by stand-alone CBD: hemp-derived oral CBD oil like the kind you might find in any store that is not liposomal. The concentration of CBD was also significantly higher in results from the liposomal preparation.
Liposomes — What Does It Mean?
What are liposomes? Simply put, liposomes are a way to efficiently deliver something into your blood — a vitamin, an herbal supplement, a drug, etc. They occur naturally and are made of lipids — or fats. Puffin Hemp uses healthy fats derived from non-GMO sunflowers.
They are bubbles composed of an outer layer of fats and an inner liquid center. Although liposomes occur naturally, like in breast milk, for example, they must be custom designed for supplements and drugs. The nutrient that is being delivered must be the right size and encapsulated in either the shell or the liquid of the bubble, depending on its makeup.
Our friend, award-winning chemist Dr. Emek Blair, has spent nearly two decades perfecting the customization of liposomes for health supplements. CELLg8 technology is the fruit of his labors. And the delivery system behind Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD. (For more about liposomal technology, check out our quick and easy breakdown.)
How Does Liposomal Technology Work?
Liposomes can hold and release contents. In the holding, they can protect their cargo (vitamins, CBD, curcumin, etc.) from the warzone of your gut. They can release at the critical moment — into your bloodstream — because they are made up of building blocks (phospholipids) that many of our cells are made up of.
It’s like having a bodyguard and an armored car for your CBD. But aside from structure, custom liposomes take expertise. Effective liposomal encapsulation involves using the correct size of the supplement, strategically placing it in the liposome, and using processes that don’t damage the liposome. For example, Dr. Blair’s liposome manufacturing process does not use heat or pressure, which can damage or alter the lipid structure of the liposome.
More CBD Bang for Your Buck
It seems that Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD is efficient in more ways than one.
According to the study, one reason a liposomal CBD delivery system may be more effective is because it’s believed to bypass the digestive system. This is where hemp actives are broken down or tossed out via first-pass rejection. In theory — and now in research results — it seems liposomal preparations can allow for lower doses of CBD to be given to get the same effects as higher doses of a non-liposomal product.
In a market where high-quality CBD is not cheap, liposomal CBD looks like the smarter choice — both for your wallet and your health.
This Is Not CELLg8®’s First Rodeo
This marks Puffin Hemp’s CELLg8 technology’s third study. A similar study was performed using Puffin Health’s Liposomal Vitamin C. Colorado State University’s Department of Health and Exercise Science produced results comparable to this most recent absorption study. It found that not only did CELLg8 have significantly higher bioavailability, but that the concentration of Vitamin C in the blood was effective at reducing oxidative stress.
Are Liposomes Safe?
In general, liposomes are nontoxic, are compatible with your blood, and won’t cause immune response. They have increased bioavailability, so there won’t be a lot of wasted substance in your stomach to irritate it, like taking too much regular Vitamin C can cause. Also, liposomes are completely biodegradable. When made from a healthy fat, they will degrade in the bloodstream and be absorbed as a nutrient.
But what about liposomal CBD? Again, we love telling people that Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD was used in the first liposomal CBD safety study on humans. This first study found liposomal CBD to be well-tolerated by all participants. You can read all about it here.
Puffin Hemp — An Effective Treatment for Diabetes
In that same safety study, an unexpected effect showed up. All participants, unbeknownst to them, had elevated glucose levels at baseline blood tests. As it turned out, after taking 10mg/day of Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD for 30 days, 100% of the participants’ blood glucose levels were normalized. This suggests that Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD may be effective in treating and preventing pre-diabetes and diabetes.
More to Come …
Dr. Blair continues to put his CELLg8 liposomal technology to the test. Several more studies are underway. But what would you expect from a proven chemist? That’s what we’ve come to expect from our CBD brands: science at the helm combined with a deep appreciation for natural, holistic supplements that are created with industry experience. Dr. Blair and Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD bring the whole package, setting the standard for what high-quality CBD should be.