Will Kleidon & Ojai Energetics

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What do symbiotic species, water-soluble cannabidiol (CBD) oils, and scalable open-source hemp batteries have in common? Will Kleidon & Ojai Energetics.

I recently interviewed Will Kleidon, founder of Ojai Energetics. Ojai Energetics is actually more of a tech company than a cannabis startup from Ojai, California.

We talk about his purpose and vision, chicken eggs containing 250 mg of CBD and how to use essential oils in combination with CBD oil to get different effects.

Last update: August 10, 2019.

Interview on YouTube

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Will Kleidon

Will describes his life purpose as becoming a catalyst for transforming humanity into a symbiotic species. Meaning, we live in a way that is regenerative and sustainable for the planet. 

Will sees himself as one of the human ‘imaginal cells’. Imaginal cells are found in the chrysalis phase of a butterfly. Imaginal cells have the DNA of a butterfly imprinted. During chrysalis, those cells grow in bigger and bigger numbers until they turn the chrysalis into a full butterfly.

Vision for 2050

In the year 2050, Will sees us overcoming all existential challenges on the planet. We overcome Maslow’s hierarchy and explore new inner and outer spaces.

Ojai Energetics

Will founded Ojai Energetics in 2014. They are currently selling three CBD products in their online shop. But Ojai Energetics is way more than just a CBD company.

Most ancient cultures grew cannabis as a primary crop. Cannabis plants were fed to the animals. This means humans got a lot of cannabinoids through their daily diet. One hemp-fed chicken egg can contain up to 250 mg of CBD.

Due to the prohibition of cannabis, humans cut a lot of cannabinoids out of their diet. Combined with an increase in oxidative stress, this may lead to health issues.

Will’s idea is that if people are taking in enough cannabinoids, then they are happier, and will make smarter decisions and move towards a symbiotic species.

Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir

Ojai Energetics calls their CBD oil ‘Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir’. It is supposed to be 20 – 100x more bioavailable than fat-based CBD oil. Fat-based CBD oil is the standard ‘CBD oil’ you get here in Switzerland and also in the US.

A lot of people say they don’t feel an effect from fat-based CBD oil. Will claims that this is due to the low bioavailability of fat-based CBD oil. For an effective dose, you would have to take 500 mg of it.

Five bottles of CBD oil
Some of the CBD oils I tested this year

So if I take 5, 10 or even 20 drops of one of these CBD oils (which I also tested this year), I am not reaching an effective dose. I would have to use half a bottle of 5% fat-based CBD oil.


Ojai claims that you can feel the effect within 30 seconds after putting the CBD elixir under your tongue.

Other water-soluble CBD products often use microparticles made through liposomal encapsulation which uses synthetic ingredients. Liposomal encapsulation leads to 8x higher bioavailability.

Ojai uses an all-natural ‘colloidal’ method where they get a 20x higher bioavailability through a patented pressure process.

Illustration of colloidal and liposomal encapsulation
Ojai Energetics uses colloidal encapsulation of CBD (Image by Ojai Energetics)

CBD & Essential Oils

You can combine the effects of CBD oil with essential oils. With the terpenes of essential oils, you can direct the CBD in your body and create different moods. More on this in a separate blog article.

Open Source Hemp Batteries

Together with a Ph.D. from Stanford University, Will is working on an energy storage system.

It uses hemp waste to build supercapacitors for batteries. His long-term idea is to publish 3D models for batteries so that people can print batteries at home.

Will’s company also works on plastic and concrete replacements.

Flow & CBD

Will Kleidon and Steven Kotler are researching together on the relationship between Flow states and CBD.

According to Will CBD can be useful in every stage of the four-stage flow cycle.

CBD oil increases the neurotransmitter anandamide and helps the body to produce nitric oxide (Link https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-nitric-oxide )

Further reading

Ojai Energetics: https://www.ojaienergetics.com/ 

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