CBD carrier oils
People who are in some way related to CBD (using, producing or distributing) are known that it is made from cannabis plants. There are different ways of extracting CBD from cannabis and the extracts obtained differ in composition and properties. But this time the story is not about that. Let's talk about the other side of CBD oil extract - carrier oils. Carrier oils are oils that blend pure CBD extract for easier dosing and daily use, and provide additional health benefits. However, the basic purpose of carrier oil is to help the body absorb CBD and make better use of its potential. Manufacturers offer a variety of carrier oils that blend CBD extract. Each of them is different and gives different results. Below we will look at the most popular and common carrier oils.
Olive oil is very popular in cooking and the taste is very good known. It is able to serve as a great carrier oil, which is not expensive and has many benefits. Olive oil is high in antioxidants, vitamin K and E, and is a rich source of iron. Olive oil is a little harder for the body to process, so when used with CBD, the desired effect can come slower and not so strong. CBD may be less effective because olive oil contains so many different nutrients that it can suppress the substances contained in CBD. Because olive oil is widely available, it is often used in admixture with a CBD isolate, thus creating CBD oil with the desired amount of CBD in it.
Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are different in that CBD oil is obtained from the hemp plant (leaves and flowers) but the seed oil is coming from seeds. The result is two different oils, each with its own good qualities. Often, these two oils are chosen to blend into one product, allowing you to enjoy the full potential of cannabis. Hemp seed oil as a nutritional supplement is widespread and popular and is valued for its ability to improve general health, strengthen the immune system, stimulate brain function, help with joint pain, and more. Mixing it with CBD oil gives a strong taste that may seem overly bitter. In addition hemp seed oil is not the easiest and fastest way for the body to absorb CBD.
MCT (medium chain triglyceride) is a concentrated source of medium chain triglyceride. Fat molecules in nature (plants and animals) are produced in groups of three - also called triglycerides. These triglycerides are made up of three interconnected fatty acids that differ in molecular length - short, medium and long. Each has its own characteristics. MCT oil is derived from coconut and palm oil, which is high in medium-length triglyceride. MCT oil is used as a carrier oil for CBD because of its molecular structure which helps to absorb CBD through the digestive system, thereby accelerating and concentrating the action of CBD. MCT oil, with its physical properties and relatively easy availability, is an excellent CBD carrier oil that helps the body absorb CBD more successfully and does not make the product more expensive due to its low cost. People are often worried about the presence of palm oil in their products, but remember that using it in small amounts will only benefit you. It is high in vitamin A and helps with high blood pressure and cholesterol. Be sure to mention that MCT oil gives a pleasant taste to CBD extract due to the presence of coconut oil in it.
When looking at the carrier oils mentioned above, it should be noted that other, less common carrier oils are also used, such as sunflower seed, avocado, grape seed, pomegranate and other oils. Each one has its own characteristics, with greater and lesser benefits from its use, but remember, that all these carrier oils help you enjoy all the benefits that CBD can offer. It remains your choice which carrier oil to prefer and which properties it provides are most important to you - physical, taste, composition, or availability and price. However, the basic idea and goal remains to improve our daily health with natural, tested and generally available products. Be healthy, use CBD and feel good!