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Any advice on buying an ultrasonic homogenizer?
Hello there it is a good idea for buying and having that one because based on my reasearch Cannabis Oil / CBD Nanoemulsion by Ultrasonics You can produce a CBD nanoemulsion in batch or continuous mode using an ultrasonic emulsification machine. Hielscher ultrasonic homogenizers are powerful emulsifiers to produce stable CBD nano-emulsions. The ultrasonic production of cannabis oil emulsions (o/w) is an easy and fast procedure, which convinces by optimum results.
I was looking into buying one a while back but I found the only draw back is the maximum mg you can get while still having a water soluble product. It was something like 12 fl. oz. could only go up to 100-150mg tops. I have not researched them in a while so it would be good to know if that has changed.
Like any oil, it is hydrophobic, meaning it will not dissolve in water. As a result, CBD oil resists absorption into the bloodstream—with 96% of it being flushed from the body without ever having an active effect.
I know this isn’t the questions you asked, but I know you will ask at some point. I do a lot of ultrasonic processing and there are several tradeoffs when it comes to key bioavailability (BAV), concentration, clarity, taste, and ingredient choices.
Typically, you want a median droplet size below 40 nm so there is optical clarity (aim for 10nm), this also has the highest BAV (smaller droplet size, better BAV). However, as you begin to approach 50 mg/mL (5% oil loading), it becomes difficult maintain the droplet size with optical clarity and thus BAV.
This all has to be done with ingredients like polysorbate 80, modified coconut oil (which isn’t stable in the cold) or a modified soy lecithin; all are synthetic and/or allergenic so they drive people away. It is very difficult to find high performing surfactants that can be certified organic, or at least green labeled because technical grade emulsifiers often requires enzymatic modification (from GMOs) or solvent processing, immediately disqualifying them. I have one that works decently well but you also have to worry about microbial stability, as well as removing the titanium particles that came off of the ultrasonic horn during processing.
Feel Free to contact me if you want to talk about ultrasonic processing or need advising/processing.