PubMed: Development and characterization of nanostructured lipid carriers for cannabidiol delivery

PubMed: Development and characterization of nanostructured lipid carriers for cannabidiol delivery

Food Chem. 2024 Jan 3;441:138295. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2023.138295. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

This study evaluated the physicochemical characteristics of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) as a potential vehicle for cannabidiol (CBD), a lipophilic molecule with great potential to promote health benefits. NLCs were produced using hemp seed oil and fully-hydrogenated soybean oil at different proportions. The emulsifiers evaluated were soybean lecithin (SL), Tween 80 (T80) and a mixture of SL:T80 (50:50). CBD was tested in the form of CBD-rich extract or isolate CBD, to verify if it affects the NLCs characteristics. Based on particle size and polydispersity, SL was considered the most suitable emulsifier to produce the NLCs. All lipid proportions evaluated had no remarkable effect on the physicochemical characteristics of NLCs, resulting in CBD-loaded NLCs with particle size below 250 nm, high CBD entrapment efficiency and CBD retention rate of 100% for 30 days, demonstrating that NLCs are a suitable vehicle for both CBD-rich extract or isolate CBD.

PMID:38183719 | DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2023.138295

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