What is Bioavailability? Is it the same between hemp oil and water soluble hemp? We partnered up with Animal Wellness Magazine again to bring this informational post to pet parents like you.
Understanding absorption and the bioavailability of a Hemp product are the first steps to selecting the best option for your pet.
As a pet parent, when picking a Hemp product, you want to know it is going to work. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, and with so many buzz words, it can be hard to choose the right one. A popular word in the Hemp industry is bioavailability – but what does that mean exactly?
Bioavailability refers to the extent or rate a substance enters the bloodstream of a biological organism (like an animal) and becomes completely available for use. Essentially, it’s how much and how quickly the body can utilize a substance such as Hemp.
Bioavailability is primarily determined by the properties of the substance and the form of dosage. All of that depends on how the substance is designed and manufactured. In the case of Hemp, there are two ways the product can be formulated. Naturally, Hemp is “lipophilic” and dissolves in oil. A newer Hemp technology on the market is water-soluble Hemp, which is created through a process called nanoemulsion. Here ultrasonic waves break down hemp molecules into many tiny “nanoparticles”, which are easier to absorb. An increased rate of absorption and bioavailability make water-soluble Hemp an attractive alternative to oil-based Hemp.
The Importance of Bioavailability
The hemp molecule is an oil which cannot dissolve in water, and thus is not easily absorbed into the body. Hemp oil defies absorption into the bloodstream and most of the product is flushed out of the body before having an active effect. As a pet parent, you want to know that your fur friend is getting all the available benefits of a Hemp product.
Water-soluble Hemp has a higher rate of bioavailability, meaning the cannabinoids are more readily able to enter circulation and your pet will get more therapeutic benefits! Because the Hemp is in nano-particle form, it is easier to pass through the mucous membranes of the animal. With oils, you get less than 15% of the intended dose, yet almost 100% of the dose is available with water-soluble Hemp. Plus, the rate of absorption is faster, so your furry pal can experience the effects of Hemp quicker!
When considering any form of Hemp-based product for you best animal friend, understanding the importance of bioavailability is a key factor in making an informed decision. Water-soluble Hemp has many benefits – but its higher bioavailability separates it from the rest of the pack. A more rapid, convenient, and consistent Hemp product means a more effective way of treating conditions like pain or anxiety in your pet, and a less stressful experience for both you and your best friend!