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CBD Hemp Seed Carrier

A nutritious, healthy delivery method for CBD oils.

The Most Effective CBD Carrier Oils

CBD Carrier Oils
CBD Carrier Oils

As CBD oil usage increases, new products are being formulated. There are a number of different carrier oils available to manufacturers. However, like any product, some base oils are better than others. In this article, we will cover the industry’s 3 most commonly used base/carrier oils in detail and highlight their respective benefits. These are what we consider the most effective CBD carrier oils.

Hemp Seed – a Nutritious, Healthy CBD Carrier Oil

Hemp seed oil comes from the same Hemp plant as CBD. That said, Hemp seed oil is made from pressing the seeds. It does not contain any significant amount of Cannabidiol. However, numerous CBD manufacturers have chosen Hemp seed oil as their carrier oil of choice. Once purified, Hemp seed oil has a pleasant, almost nutty flavour and a golden colour. It is among the healthiest of all the CBD carrier oils. This is because it contains high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6. It is also abundant in other vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, it has a reputation for being a powerful antioxidant. Combined with CBD (Hemp extract), the 2 ingredients work in synergy to produce a potent remedy. Indeed, our own Hempstil 5% CBD extract is mixed with a Hemp seed oil base/carrier.

Olive Oil – An Effective Carrier for CBD

Olive oil is something that we find in many kitchens. It is a liquid fat made from pressing whole Olives (Olea europaea). This oil is thick with a strong, fruity flavour and is pale yellow in colour. The main type of fat in Olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). These are recognised as healthy dietary fat and will provide significant health benefits. It is an anti-inflammatory and will reduce the risk of heart disease. Olive oil is probably the second most popular transport method for CBD oil tinctures. It has high levels of bioavailability. This means it enters circulation quickly when introduced into the body and is able to have an active effect.

MCT Oil – Ideal for Flavoured CBD

MCT is the abbreviation of medium-chain-triglycerides. The MCT oil is made via a process called fractionation. MCT’s are extracted from coconut or palm kernel oil. Pure MCT oil has a thinner consistency, is transparent and has no colour, taste or smell. This makes it ideal for use with flavoured CBD oil tinctures. It is an extremely healthy oil full of medium chain triglycerides. It is known to increase energy, promote weight loss, support appetite control and lower cholesterol. In recent years, MCT oil has grown in popularity as a standalone product.

When it comes to CBD products, the delivery method is key. Cannabidiol is a fantastic, natural substance that needs to be absorbed by the body in an effective way. In a side-by-side comparison, the aforementioned base oils are slightly different, especially when you examine the nutritional information. However, they all boast similar high levels of bioavailability. In summary, these are what we consider the most effective CBD carrier oils. Whichever product you choose, ensure you know exactly what is in your CBD.

The Difference Between CBD and Hemp Oil

CBD Hemp Oil
CBD Hemp Oil

There is a lot of confusion surrounding many CBD products. In particular, not everyone is aware of the difference between CBD and Hemp oil. In general, most people can correctly identify Cannabidiol. However, if you pose the same question with Hemp oil you would receive a range of different answers.

CBD vs Hemp Oil

There are those who consider ‘Hemp oil’ to be CBD while others see it as Hemp seed oil. In effect, some CBD and Hemp seed oil products are sharing the term ‘Hemp oil’. Both Cannabidiol and Hemp seed oil come from the same plant (Cannabis Sativa). However, CBD is extracted from the flower, leaves and stalk/stem. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is extracted by pressing the seeds of the Hemp plant.

CBD Advertising Restrictions

Because Cannabidiol is a relatively new product, some advertising platforms and payment processors prohibit the use of the word ‘CBD’. This forces manufacturers of CBD to advertise and sell their products in a different way. Instead of ‘CBD’ on the box or bottle label, you may find ‘Hemp Drops’. To confuse matters further, CBD uses several different carrier/base oils. These include Olive oil, MCT oil and Hemp seed oil. This means you could have a 5% CBD extract mixed with a Hemp seed oil base. This would be a legitimate 5% CBD oil tincture.

How to Identify CBD Oil

Luckily, we have several ways to correctly identify the product. Always check the strength percentage on the label. A bottle of CBD oil will have the term ‘5% CBD extract’ or ‘5% Hemp extract’ or a similar description emblazoned on the front of the packaging. In contrast, Hemp seed oil will not have this on the label as it only contains trace amounts of Cannabidiol. If in doubt, always check the ingredients of the product before purchase. The nutritional information should quite clearly state what the product is and exactly what the ingredients are.

Another tip to remember is related to pricing. A genuine 10ml bottle of CBD oil will probably cost around the £30 mark. Compare that with a 250ml bottle of Hemp seed oil that usually sells for approx £7. Obviously, the CBD oil is the more expensive of the 2 products.

We hope that after reading this article we have managed to clear up some of the confusion regarding Cannabidiol and Hemp related products. Going forward, you should now be aware of the difference between CBD and Hemp oil.