The cannabis plant is ubiquitous. It might be prohibited in your country, however, you can find many of its products such as hemp seeds – rich in unsaturated fatty acids, proteins and iron, hemp oil and hemp-containing teas on the shelves in nearby stores. The cannabis plant is most known for its natural products THC and CBD but its fibers can be used as textile and even as a building material.
Cannabis sativa contains at least 113 cannabinoids but the most known is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive compound. The most abundant (40 % of the plant´s extract), cannabidiol (CBD), with possible anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic effects, is used as a medication to treat two epileptic disorders. The beneficial effects of THC are acknowledged in the UK and Canada, where a THC-containing medication is prescribed to people with multiple sclerosis to alleviate neuropathic pain, cramps, overactive bladder and other symptoms.
A wide variety of THC and CBD beverages have been present in the US market since 2017. As CBD is insoluble in water and THC soluble in fats, they cannot be just added to the water-based drink, packaged and sold. The high-pressure homogenization step is required to evenly distribute the oil particles in the beverage, so they are not even noticeable. Dyhydromatics ShearJet processor equipped with Diamond Reaction Chamber applies the set high-shear rate to every mL. Each ShearJet model comes with a simple feed, helicoil heat exchanger that effectively cools your product in the Diamond Reaction Chamber so there is little to no damage to the molecules. This, plus fewer passes through the chamber, gives you tighter control over the pressure levels, temperature and shearing forces batch after batch.
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