The legalization of cannabis use in places like Canada and many U.S. states over the last few years is changing the way cannabis manufacturers make their products. To remain competitive in a burgeoning market, they are being forced to differentiate themselves in some way. The smart ones are simply making superior products. More than snazzy marketing, quality products encourage trust between consumer and company that often translates into repeat sales. One of the best ways cannabis manufacturers can insure their products’ superiority is by using a high pressure homogenizer (HPH) during the manufacturing process. Long considered a necessity in many food, pharmaceutical and chemical applications, HPHs offer the best solution for particle size reduction and uniform mixing. Take a look at why cannabis manufacturers believe this matters:
High pressure homogenizers are adept at breaking apart substances. And our patented BEE International homogenizers compound this efficiency with specialized cannabis-specific homogenizing agents that reduce cannabis particle size even further. Breaking the cannabis into the smallest pieces possible maximizes the surface area of the cannabis as a whole, which increases the rates of dissolution and absorption (i.e., the bioavailability) of the active ingredient by up to 75%.
Reduction of Active Ingredient Amount
Increased bioavailability also means less active product is needed for the same effect. Because high pressure homogenizers reduce cannabis particles and mix them together so well, the final cannabis product is uniform throughout the whole of its composition, ameliorating disparate concentrations of its active ingredient and allowing maximized absorption to occur. If there’s more active ingredient being absorbed, you don’t need to use as much.
Reduction of Response Time
Similarly, HPHs reduce the amount of time it takes for cannabis products to take effect. They create such small particles of active ingredient that are easier to dissolve. And faster dissolution equals faster response.
Increased Shelf Life
High pressure homogenizers create more stable mixtures than lower shear mixers. They so effectively combine particles that the particles don’t separate, even after a certain amount of time. Thus, you can store cannabis products that have been homogenized using high pressure longer and still remain confident of their stability and their efficacy.
Better Appearance and Taste
Finally, high pressure homogenizers ensure that cannabis products always look and taste the same. When ingredients are properly combined, you can’t differentiate their individual parts. Cannabis-infused lotions will appear smoother and more homogenous, and edibles will be uniform in texture and test. These are all important qualities. If manufacturers create products that always look and smell and taste the same, then consumers can trust them with each and every purchase, making it easy to come back for more.
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High pressure homogenizers enable the precise particle size reduction and mixing of many types of substances. They are especially beneficial for cannabis manufacturers who need to guarantee the potency, consistency, efficacy and appearance of the products they make. Our patented and proprietary high pressure homogenizers here at BEE International allow for automated and continuous operation and feed. Our machines are sanitary and temperature-controlled with the capacity to immediately scale up or add secondary products. If you need help determining the best high pressure homogenizer for your own processes, contact our team. We can help you match the right product to your needs.
To learn more about CannaBEE, download our free eBook, “3 Reasons Why High Pressure Homogenization Improves Cannabis Products." In it, we provide information about our customized homogenizing solutions specifically designed for the cannabis industry.