For those new to the concept of microencapsulation, it can seem abstract, confusing, or simply irrelevant to your daily life. But at its basic level, the idea is quite simple—and very promising. Rather than just having one pill, with one coating, microencapsulation is when a small pill is encased inside another one like nesting dolls.
Now, there are a range of reasons why something might be microencapsulated. But for cannabidiol (CBD), the main purpose is to help defend the compound against your digestive and metabolic systems. You see, our bodies tend to be great at breaking things down, but this can mean that much of the good stuff gets processed and eliminated without being utilized for its real benefits.
Consider microencapsulation to be CBD’s armor, protecting it from the first round of processing that would break down the CBD molecules before they can be used by your body. By bypassing what’s known as the “first pass effect,” the CBD and the other ingredients from the inner capsule have a greater shot at doing their job—and providing those amazing benefits that brought you to CBD in the first place. In other words, by microencapsulating, we aim to increase the CBD’s bioavailability, which is how much of a substance actually enters your bloodstream. This “capsule within a capsule” approach is designed to help you get more of the good stuff, with less of the waste.
This casing method also lets us be more specific when it comes to timing. First, the liquid-filled outer cap gets released in the stomach or the small intestine, leaving the inner cap intact. When it reaches the colon or large intestine, the inner cap gets released, allowing for more control over when and how the different substances come into play.
And taking a pill is an easy addition to any routine—it’s simple, quick, and reliable. At Kaleidoscope, we include a consistent amount of CBD within each microcap, and the CBD MCT oil surrounding the inner cap. In short, you can trust you’re getting the same quantity each time, so you can find the pattern that works best for you.
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