One of the questions we get asked on a regular basis is, “what is the difference between the Basso CBD strips and the soft gels?” The quick response is they both offer true micro-dosing but with very different delivery platforms. The soft gels break down in your digestive system while our CBD strips or oral thin film are placed between your cheek and gum and dissolve through the oral mucosa, directly into the bloodstream.
But here is a more detailed response:
Why Do We Believe in Oral Thin Film?
#1 Better Absorption Rate
It’s been argued that oral thin film is actually more effective when taken in the buccal (between cheek and gum) because the body is able to absorb the contents directly into the bloodstream.
#2 Faster Uptake
Oral thin film can result in faster uptake (when compared to swallowing a pill). Think about it this way: when you swallow a pill, your digestive system has to work hard to digest the contents. The contents of the pill then go to your liver for filtration before entering into the bloodstream.
#3 Ease of Use
One of the driving factors that led to our patented oral thin film is the ease of use. Don’t have a glass of water on hand? Have difficulty swallowing pills? Oral thin film is easy for anyone to take – especially children and older adults who may not be able to swallow pills. Portability is also key factor as oral thin film is more resistant to heat and considerably more compact.
#4 Lower Cost
The cost for oral thin film is at worst the same as soft gels, and in most cases, you get more milligrams and/or doses for the same or lesser cost.
What Does Science Say?
In a study dated July 15, 2020 CURE Pharmaceutical announced that its 25mg cannabidiol (CBD) oral thin film (OTF) showed improved bioavailability of cannabidiol in healthy subjects, compared with 25mg soft gels. Specifically, a pharmacokinetic (PK) study in 14 healthy adults showed a significantly higher serum concentration and significantly faster absorption. The study also suggests that the delivery platform, which entails solubilization and encapsulation of the molecule, might deliver better results than solubilization alone, as used in the soft gel product, and may play a synergistic or additive role in bioavailability.