Know your carrier oils
When it comes to CBD and full spectrum products, we use a high-quality carrier oil in all our drops. But what is a carrier oil? And why do we use them? We want to look at different carrier oils and their benefits. We also want to explain why Nature’s Releaf uses MCT oil as our preferred choice of carrier oil.
Why do we use carrier oils?
The main reason we use carrier oils is to regulate the dose of CBD or full spectrum extract.
Our CBD comes in a dropper bottle so you are able to know exactly how much CBD you are getting per drop, that way you will be able to figure out how many drops you need according to your specific treatment. It is important to remember that there is not one universal dosage of CBD for everybody. The amount of CBD you need varies according to many factors including your weight, the condition you are treating and your individual body chemistry. There are numerous other benefits to using a carrier oil.
The added benefits of carrier oils
Using a carrier oil enhances CBD absorption. CBD is a fat-soluble substance so using a carrier oil helps to improve absorption in the gut. When we take CBD with other fats it signals the body to prepare for fat absorption which increases the amount of CBD the body can absorb. Carrier oils also offer benefits of their own. For example, MCT oil, which is made from coconut oil, may increase your levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. When choosing a carrier oil, it is important to know the pros and cons of each and to choose a carrier oil that will offer you the most value in terms of benefits.
Some of the most commonly used carrier oils include:
- Hemp seed oil
- Olive oil
- Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil
Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil does not contain cannabinoids or terpenes unlike hemp oil which is extracted from hemp flowers to make full-spectrum hemp extract. Hemp seed oil may not be suitable for higher potency CBD due to its lower solvency. However, hemp seed oil is high in omega 3 and 6 and hemp phytochemicals.
Nature’s Releaf offers a 1000mg pure CBD Hemp oil that contains a wide variety of antioxidants and amino acids as well as vitamins and minerals.
Olive oil is rich in phytonutrients such as iron. Vitamin k and vitamin E and a whole host of other antioxidant compounds.
Nature’s Releaf Herbal Balance uses Olive oil to add to it’s effectiveness as an immunity booster. This powerful herbal blend is made up of olive oil, Essiac herbs, frankincense, Murr, sceletium, buchu, turmeric, ginger, mistletoe, Rose Hip, Ashwagandha, Sutherlandia, Dandelion, Rose and botanical concentrate.
Nature’s Releaf uses MCT oil as its preferred carrier oil. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. As the name suggests, MCT contains medium-length chains of fat called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and contain many health benefits. It is for this reason that MCT oil has been considered the best oil for use with CBD as their shorter structure allows them to be absorbed immediately through the digestive tract rather than having to first be broken down into smaller pieces. MCT oil has been used to promote weight lose and as an instant source of energy that can also fuel the brain. MCT oil also contains powerful fatty acids that fight bacterial growth. MCT oil may also assist in reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as weight and cholesterol. MCT has a high solubility which allows for high potency CBD oils.
We have a number of CBD oils available. To find out which strength is best for you and what dosage you should be taking, why not book a free consultation with our in house health care professional (homeopath) We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.
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