Liposomal vs Nano-Emulsified CBD: What is the Best CBD Delivery Method?

Liposomal vs Nano-Emulsified CBD: What is the Best CBD Delivery Method?

Posted by Lamis Ghanayem on Jun 18th 2019

 This article takes a look at liposomal CBD, why it matters to you, and the other alternatives to liposomal CBD.

After reading, you’ll have a better understanding of the alternatives to liposomal CBD. You'll also learn why you might want to consider other options. This knowledge will help you in your purchasing decisions. Further, it will help ensure that you buy a CBD product that delivers the results you seek.

An Introduction to Liposomal CBD

The word liposome comes from two Greek words:

  • Lipos, means fat
  • Soma, means body.

A liposome is a body of fat that surrounds or is attached to another molecule (a vitamin, pharmaceutical or, in this case, CBD) at the molecular level. Scientists and doctors recognize liposomes as a potent means of delivering nutrients.1  

Structure of Liposome

These microscopic fat pockets surround the nutrients or medicine they intend to deliver. The body is much more capable of absorbing the nutrients present in a liposome than when those nutrients that are consumed in other oral supplements.

Why Liposomal CBD Oil May Not be the Best

While liposomal CBD oil is an effective means of absorbing CBD, there are other options available that may offer better absorption.

Nano-Emulsified CBD

There is an alternative to liposomal CBD: nano-emulsified CBD. This form of CBD comprises molecules smaller than those found in liposomal CBD. 

When used as a method for delivering supplements, nano-emulsified substances are absorbed at higher rates in the body than other methods of delivery.2

Size is an important consideration when purchasing CBD oil for a few reasons. Take a look at the image below:

liposomal cbd vs nano emulsified

The average size of a nano-emulsified droplet of oil is 25 nanometers in comparison to liposomal CBD that is between 100-5000 nanometers. Because of this small size, there is a much larger surface area that is able to enter the bloodstream.3 When this happens, the body absorbs CBD more efficiently.

What are the practical differences to you?

We recommend nano-emulsified CBD oil. Why?

  • Greater absorption means you need to use less, making your bottle last longer When purchasing nano-emulsified CBD, you get more value because your body will utilize more of the CBD.When using liposomal CBD, your body does not end up using as much CBD as when it is in nano-emulsified form.Taking 3 mg of liposomal CBD is not the same as taking 3 mg of nano-emulsified CBD. Thus, you’ll take more liposomal CBD to get the effects of nano-emulsified CBD.
  • Consistency is key! Even dose with every serving. Your CBD oil should be stable and even throughout.Nano-emulsified CBD stays in solution evenly, while Liposomal CBD may produce an uneven mixture resulting in some doses having more CBD than others. This can be ineffective for you if you want to take a consistent amount of CBD daily. See our CBD dosage chart for the correct amounts.


Conclusion: Liposomal CBD and Nano-emulsified CBD

While Liposomes are a better alternative than standard CBD, they are not as effective as nano-emulsified CBD.  Nano-emulsified CBD offers even greater absorption. In order to find out if a product is liposomal or nano-emulsified, check the label.

Now you know the difference.

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