CBD is commonly known to be inside one of the many oil tinctures seen in your local health and wellness CBD stores. Although, what most people don’t know is that CBD naturally comes in a powdered granulate form that is hard for your body to absorb the full therapeutic remedies of the cannabinoid. To help make the customer’s life’s easier, CBD distributors and creators have infused the cannabidoil with carrier oils that help bind the cannabinoid to the fatty molecules of your body to naturally process. Once CBD is combined within these carrier oils, customers can easily measure out the right dosage and milligram use for each tincture.
Choosing the best carrier oil is based on the bioavailability of what your body can naturally process and absorb in your system. These specific carrier oils are chosen by their specific types of fat molecules in their organic makeup, making them easier to digest and process in your system. Besides the oil’s bioavailability, they are each unique in terms of flavor, consistency, and cost. Each carrier oil has their pros and cons when binding with CBD to create the therapeutic oil we all know and love.
Coconut oil is naturally used in a lot of health and wellness medicine and products. The oil is one of best choices when creating tinctures due to its light flavor. Coconut oil is also thinner than most carrier oils, which make it easy for customer to measure out exact doses. Naturally the oil is used to help with anti-fungal, inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The best part however is the oil’s saturated fats, also known as medium chain triglycerides, that are easily absorbed through the liver, making it one of the most popular carrier oils for CBD.
Surprisingly, Palm Oil, can be made into a MCT oil, although it’s process isn’t as ecofriendly as extracting coconut oil. Unfortunately, this carrier oil is known for its connections to deforestation, animal cruelty, and global warming due to its non-eco-friendly manufacturing processes.
Olive oil known for its fruity tart taste, which is sometimes distinguishable in CBD oils. The oil is also noticeably thicker than other carrier oils, which can affect how we measure doses in our CBD tinctures. Due to the oil’s Monounsaturated fats, these larger fat molecules can reduce the amount of CBD your body can absorb. This carrier oil is full of antioxidants and other health and wellness properties that can help with inflammation.
Due to its thicker concentration of oleic acid, avocado oil can increase the viscosity of CBD oils. Besides for its nutty taste, the oil can be used topically for different medicinal purposes and is full of vitamins A, D, and E. Although due to its expensive cost, less CBD distributers and creators will use avocado oil in their CBD products.
Hemp Seed Oil
Most customers would assume that Hemp Seed oil would be the best carrier oil for CBD, although it bioavailability isn’t an efficient carrier for pure CBD alone. When creating full spectrum CBD oil, creators and distributors use coconut oil in addition with Hemp seed oil to increase its bioavailability in tinctures. Customers are to be mindful of other companies passing Hemp Seed oil as being the same as CBD oil, which isn’t true. CBD companies should also display the exact amount of CBD held within their products and also have test results to verify their claims.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is thin compared to other carrier oils. although because it isn’t a very greasy substance, this oil is often used in skin and hair products. Yet due to the oil’s polyunsaturated fats, grape seed oil isn’t the best carrier oil for CBD products and tinctures.