What is Nano-Emulsion?

What is Nano-emulsified? Does Your Tincture Mix Well?​

Nano-emulsification is used to improve the stability, bioavailability, and solubility of products. For example, in the pharmaceutical industry, nano-emulsification can enhance the delivery of drugs by increasing their absorption rates and thus, onset. In the food industry, it can also improve the flavor and texture of products.

These emulsions are typically created using high-energy methods like ultrasonication soundwaves to break down the droplet size to the nano-scale. The small droplet size leads to enhanced bio-availability, as well as a faster and more consistent mixing with other liquids.

The dispersed phase is comprised of tiny droplets with diameters ranging from 20nm to 200 nanometers. That’s tiny!

Who cares about Water Soluble?

Pharmaceuticals: Pharmaceutical researchers and manufacturers often seek water-soluble formulations for drugs to improve their bioavailability, ease of administration (especially for oral medications), and overall effectiveness. Water-soluble drugs can be more readily absorbed in the body, leading to faster onset of action and potentially reduced dosages.

Clusters of CBD need to be broken down into very small particles if we want to bind them to water molecules. Once CBD is broken into tiny, particle-sized molecules, it is able to bind with H2O molecules.

Food and Beverage: Professionals in the food and beverage industry may require water-soluble ingredients for a variety of purposes such as flavoring and nutritional supplements. Water-soluble additives can mix more easily into food and beverages, ensuring uniform distribution and enhanced sensory properties.

Tinctures are often used in various places to add flavor, aroma, or medicinal properties to drinks. Here are some places where tinctures might be used in beverage preparation:

  1. Bars and Cocktail Lounges: Mixologists and bartenders in bars and cocktail lounges use tinctures to create signature cocktails and mixed drinks. Tinctures made from herbs, spices, fruits, or botanicals can add unique flavors and aromas to cocktails, enhancing their complexity and appeal.
  2. Restaurants: Chefs and beverage managers in restaurants may incorporate tinctures into specialty drinks, mocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages to complement the dining experience. Tinctures can be used to infuse drinks with subtle or bold flavors, aligning with the restaurant’s culinary concept and menu offerings.
  3. Cafés and Coffee Shops: Baristas and café owners may use tinctures to flavor specialty coffee drinks, teas, or other beverages. Tinctures made from natural ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon, or lavender can enhance the taste and aroma of hot or cold beverages served in cafés and coffee shops.
  4. Craft Breweries and Distilleries: Brewmasters and distillers in craft breweries and distilleries may experiment with tinctures to create unique beer, cider, or spirits recipes. Tinctures infused with herbs, spices, fruits, or botanicals can be added to the brewing or distillation process to impart distinctive flavors and characteristics to the final products.
  5. Juice Bars and Smoothie Shops: Juice bar operators and smoothie shop owners might use tinctures to enhance the nutritional profile and taste of freshly made juices, smoothies, or wellness shots. Tinctures made from superfoods, herbs, or medicinal plants can add health benefits and flavor complexity to these beverages.
  6. Event Catering and Hospitality: Catering companies and event planners may use tinctures to craft customized cocktails, mocktails, or specialty drinks for weddings, parties, corporate events, and other gatherings. Tinctures allow for creative beverage options tailored to the preferences and themes of specific events.

Overall, tinctures can be found in a variety of places where beverages are prepared, ranging from upscale bars and restaurants to casual cafés and juice bars. Their versatility and ability to add unique flavors and characteristics make them popular ingredients in beverage preparation across different establishments. Their ability to mix well into drinks is critical to fully enjoying the experience.

Does your tincture mix well? Compare the bioavailability and onset differences!