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Why CBD is found in carrier oils
Anyone who has already purchased any CBD oil undoubtedly noticed that the main ingredient is never the extract, i.e., hemp oil, but edible oil. Why is this? Primarily, it is due to the fact that popular edible oils have a remarkable ability to aid the body's absorption of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in CBD. Consequently, the practical use of this base oil means that carrier oils have extremely valuable therapeutic benefits.
CBD in carrier oils
It's worth noting that hemp seed oil is not the same as CBD oil, which contains specific compounds used for the health and therapeutic properties of hemp. CBD in carrier oils can also be combined with hemp seed oil. In this case, it will serve as a base, as an edible oil. However, it is not in hemp seed oil that we find the molecules that interest us in cannabinoids. These are extracted from the flowers and leaves of industrial hemp and are soluble in edible oil. Thus, CBD in carrier oils is better absorbed by the body.
Why do we dilute CBD oil at all?
Some might wonder why CBD is diluted. In theory, carrier oils could maintain the full concentration of the extract. However, this would be a very poor solution. Why? Here are a few reasons:
- The extracted product has a significantly higher concentration than what we find in nature;
- Doses at such a concentration are decidedly larger than their natural counterparts;
- Taking such a product would cause serious discomfort – the solution is to use a carrier oil;
- The carrier oil has a practical application – it primarily aids the body in absorbing more CBD. Therefore, despite diluting the product, we actually allow our body to absorb more health-promoting components necessary for the organism.
Vitamins and oils in food
Knowledge of how dietary fats work is nothing new. It has long been known that some vitamins dissolve in fats. Therefore, it is recommended to use sauce, olive oil, or other oils for some dishes, especially salads. This allows the body to absorb valuable minerals and vitamins, which would normally not be absorbed. The body's uptake of valuable ingredients present in CBD oil works on a similar principle.
Dosing as an additional benefit of carrier oils
As mentioned earlier, taking doses of undiluted oil would mean that too much product is applied at once. By diluting CBD in carrier oils, we have greater ease in obtaining the precise amount of CBD we want to take. After all, the accuracy of dosing this dietary supplement is crucial if we care about long-term and genuinely beneficial effects.
Properties of carrier oils
The chosen carrier oil is not good just because it allows the absorption of CBD and fat-soluble vitamins. Some of them actually have other properties that make them worth remembering even when we are not reaching for CBD oil. These include:
- Coconut oil – known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Moreover, it is responsible for raising the level of so-called good cholesterol, or HDL.
- Olive oil – increasingly popular in Polish homes.
Not without reason. Using olive oil allows, among other things, to reduce the risk of many heart diseases, thus perfectly supporting one of the many actions of CBD oil. Other oils used as carriers have antioxidant activity and provide the body with access to a small amount of energy. Many of them are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. They are often recommended for moderate daily consumption.