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Since most dietary supplements don’t get absorbed well by the body, scientists have experimented with different ways to make them more bioavailable. Bioavailability is the ability of a supplement to be absorbed and used by the body.
The actual bioavailability of supplements based on many factors including nutrient type, manufacturing process, and delivery system.
Luckily, nature has given us the perfect blueprint for a solution…the liposome.
Back in the 1960’s, manufacturers began to experiment with a process called liposomal delivery to increase a supplement’s bioavailability.
Liposomes for Bioavailability
To understand how liposomes work, let’s jump into a little biology. Our cell membranes are comprised of a fatty layer, basically the outer shell that gives it structure. This fatty layer is like the cell’s revolving door, allowing for the passage of nutrients and wastes into and out of the cell. It turns out we can make these same fatty layers a.k.a. liposomes, and use them to wrap around nutrients we want to deliver to the cell.
These liposomes are so similar to the natural cell membrane that they are fuse right into the human membrane while the nutrients are delivered directly into the cell.
Liposomal supplements offer a nutritional delivery system with increased bioavailability and rapid uptake.
Not All Liposome Are Created Equal
Many liposomal products contain large particles that are absorbed poorly. Good things do come in small packages. Liposomes work best when they are small enough to pass between cells and enter the bloodstream. Quicksilver Scientific improved upon basic liposomal technology by creating smaller nanoemulsified particles that get absorbed in the mouth and put into circulation before they get down into the stomach!
Smaller size liposomes have been shown to offer dramatically higher uptake.
Better Ingredients, Better Liposomes
Ingredients are also a major point of differentiation between Quicksilver Scientific products and any other of the liposomes on the market these days. Quicksilver Scientific went to great lengths to secure pharmaceutical grade ingredients by partnering with a German pharmaceutical company.
Liposomes are said to bring the power of intravenous therapy into a convenient oral form. They can also be made so small that they get delivered while in the mouth and into circulation before they reach the digestive system. Because of enhanced bioavailability, nutrients in liposomal form may be delivered at lower doses than conventional supplements and offer equal efficacy.
Quicksilver Scientific conducted a 10-person, in-house study comparing Intra-Absorption (bioavailability) of liposomal and non-liposomal CBD hemp extract. The results of the study revealed that the liposomal CBD hemp extract was absorbed into the blood in amounts almost 6 times greater than the non-liposomal formulation tested.
The Quicksilver Scientific Difference
Quicksilver Scientific’s ability to offer the most scientifically advanced supplements clearly differentiates them from their competitors.
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Boulder Hemp was founded and funded by two PhD level scientists, and their families, trained at the University of Colorado Boulder in various biological disciplines. Boulder Hemp is a small operation dedicated to scientific research and development, which is a laborious process that seeks objective and verifiable truths. They follow a longer-term vision for development, an approach which they acquired as professional scientists in academic and commercial ventures outside of the cannabis industry.
Boulder Hemp grows some of the best hemp flower in the world. They use the best CBD producing hemp plants available to US growers as well as more exotic varieties from Europe and Asia. Boulder Hemp is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains where they irrigate with only glacier and snowpack melt water.
Boulder Hemp cultivates only high yielding varieties at small scales using labor-intensive organic techniques. Boulder Hemp does not use any herbicides. They use plant derived soaps and essential oils, as well as microbiological agents to control insect pests. In general, outdoor field grown plants need very little pest control in Colorado due to the natural abundance of predators such as ladybugs and praying mantis. The high potency flower is grown only to a scale that allows for proper drying and processing.
Boulder Hemp uses only pesticide-free growing practices ensuring a pure extract of the highest quality. The premium flower is then processed both in-house and by some of the best hemp extraction labs in the world. The oil is extracted in relatively small batches using high pressure CO2 and food grade ethanol.
They then use only simple organic plant derived products to complete the finished product.
Third Party Testing
Boulder Hemp performs all the standard commercially available tests for cannabinoid potency, pesticides, heavy metals and solvents through two independent labs for all batches of flower and oil.
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Better sex starts here.
For Wellness is on a mission to support lifelong sexual wellness and pleasure, rooted in the proven wisdom of plants. Their all-natural, 100% plant-based formulas have been changing lives since 2014, in the bedroom and beyond.
They believe sex is an essential part of wellbeing, and our innovative approach to sexual pleasure, menstrual comfort, and daily wellness supports universal, intimate experiences throughout the lifespan.
With an unwavering commitment to clean ingredients, organic & regenerative farming, and responsible packaging, they maintain the highest standards of purity and transparency — for your health, and the health of our planet.
Intimacy & Wellness
For Wellness believe that sex and wellness go hand in hand.
Each of their unique products combine the benefits of broad-spectrum CBD from USDA organic-certified & regeneratively grown hemp, with organic & sustainably-grown plant extracts that enhance & amplify CBD’s effects.
Their formulas come in a variety of formats to meet your needs. Their CBD-hemp products can heighten pleasure, ease anxiety and help with sexual discomfort. For some it offers a renewed sense of hope and sexual pleasure.
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Refresh your days with restful nights
Slumber’s hemp-derived CBN is powered by nature to help you maximize relaxation and tranquility at night, for a better day tomorrow. Slumber recognizes the need for quality sleep, which is crucial to our physical health, mental health, and overall well being. Sleep has a tremendous impact on our performance and energy during the day; and allows our bodies to recover and heal from injuries, stress, and illness at night.
CBN is used widely across the world, it’s a unique cannabinoid with therapeutic benefits for sleep and tranquility.
There are a few reasons why Slumber’s hemp derived CBN products are completely unique. Unlike other products on the market, theirs is made using a pure CBN extract, harvested from Colorado-grown hemp and blended with a relaxing combination of plant-based terpenes and organic MCT oil. This combination has been specially formulated to induce sleep in the most effective way, all without any unnecessary cannabis-associated side effects.
Slumber uses the best extraction methods in the industry to produce premium CBN oil, which is then meticulously tested by trusted third-party labs. Before a Slumber product reaches their customer’s hands, they ensure its safety and potency.
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Trill was started by, David Threlfall, owner of Trill Alternatives Dispensary. While his mom was battling cancer, he researched the healing opportunities of cannabis. Sadly, his mom passed and was not able to benefit from his research, he continued to learn about cannabis and decided to open up a dispensary. David wanted to create a place to provide education around the safe use of cannabis.
While running the dispensary, David came across a unique lipid-based extraction method that removes contaminants from the cannabis. What he liked about the method was that it did not use any solvent or pressure to extract the plant compounds.
Even if a plant is grown organically, the soil or runoff may contain naturally occurring or man-made contaminants. Since cannabis has a natural ability to uptake these contaminants he was thrilled to find an extraction process that also purified the end product.
Trill’s hemp based products became available outside the dispensary setting with passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.
How the Hemp is Grown
Trill contracts with farmers to grow their own particular strains of hemp, similar to farmers who are given the seeds to grow the chilies for Tabasco. This is important not only to maintain a consistent product, but also to know where and how the hemp is grown.
Although the hemp Trill uses is not officially certified organic at this time, it is grown in the same manner without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Even with organic farms, there could be a source of outside contamination. Outside sources might come from a neighboring farm that is sprayed up wind or the source of water is contaminated from a golf course or farm.
This is where their patented process of purifying the cannabis comes in handy. While Trill trusts their farmers to grow the hemp responsibly, they can not control outside sources of contamination. With their patented process to clean the cannabis, they provide an end product free of contaminants.
How the Hemp is Processed
Trill uses a unique patented process (U.S. Pat. No. 9,259,449 B2) that extracts cannabinoids and other plant compounds without the use of solvents; it also “cleans” the hemp of contaminants. While the extraction process can be a bit complicated to explain, Trill likes to use the comparison with making chicken soup to explain it.
Picture chicken soup after its been boiled and left to cool in a refrigerator. The fat from the chicken separates from the boiled water and floats to the top. Similarly, Trill boils hemp in water, but unlike chicken, hemp does not contain fat so they add organic cold pressed coconut oil. Once left to cool, the compounds made by the plant like cannabinoids, which are fat-soluble combine with the coconut oil. Contaminants like heavy metals that are taken up through the root system stay contained in the water.
The water-soluble elements are disregarded and the fat-soluble compounds go on to be tested to make the finished product.
Trill never uses any preservatives, fillers, additives, or artificial ingredients. Their ingredient list it is very simple using only pesticide-free hemp, organic cold-pressed coconut oil and filtered Rocky Mountain spring water. They use plant-based cellulite capsules to make their Trill Pills gluten-free and 100% vegan.
3rd Party Testing
Trill conducts 3rd party testing to provide transparent verification. Although they are confident in their patented extraction process and products, they want to verify it for purity and potency.
Trill products are tested four times!
The first test is conducted by the hemp farmer and submitted to the State of Colorado verifying its potency in order to be labeled industrial hemp.
Once the hemp is extracted, through their patented process, the coconut oil packed with full spectrum of cannabinoids and other plant compounds is tested to determine potency and purity. This information is used to determine the potency of the batch to calculate the strength of the final product and purity of the batch to determine its cleansing of contaminants.
Finally, Trill conducts not one but two tests on the final product, whether it is a tincture, capsule or topical to ensure each product contains the strength as labeled.
Most Certificate of Analysis (CoA) list heavy metals and other contaminants with a either a pass or fail grade. However, even with a passing grade a product can still contain a small amount of heavy metals since small amounts are acceptable. Unlike most manufacturers, Trill, through its patented extraction process is confident that the hemp has been purified of such contaminants.
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