As the cannabis market moves steadily toward widespread legalization and acceptance, cannabidiol (CBD), one of the key medicinal compounds derived from the hemp plant, is appearing as an ingredient in more and more mainstream products. Even with legalization still not fully realized yet, the global cannabis market reached a value of $13.4 billion in 2022. The CBD oil segment alone accounted for more than a third of that, with a value of over $5 billion in 2021.
As this emerging sector could continue to see explosive growth in the coming decade, manufacturers have been racing to develop more potent and cost-effective CBD-infused products. But it’s the pressure-based emulsification achieved by Pressure BioScience’s (OTCQB: PBIO) patented UltraShear™ platform that seems to have made the biggest breakthrough so far. Here’s why CBD nanoemulsification is key for this emerging market, and what sets PBI’s technology apart from all others.
Why Manufacturers Are Racing To Make CBD Oil More Water Soluble
The reason CBD is becoming an increasingly popular additive in food, beverages, and other consumer products is that it acts as a mood booster and creates an overall sense of relaxation without the mind-altering effects of THC. Those relaxation effects make it the ideal additive for beers and seltzers, and it’s even being used to create alcohol-free beer and wine alternatives that can still offer some of the relaxation effects that consumers look for when grabbing a drink with friends.
Research has also shown that CBD may act as an anti-inflammatory and a mild pain reliever. These benefits give it the potential to not only be a safer …