What Oil is the Best Carrier Oil for CBD?

CBD Oil is a tincture which is one of the most common and best methods to take CBD. A tincture uses a carrier oil which is then mixed with the CBD oil. This creates a product that is easy to use. It is taken under the tongue, sublingual, so it absorbs quickly into the blood steam via the mucus membrane and blood vessels under the tongue.

CBD is infused into oil-based solutions, where it binds with fat molecules your body is already prone to breaking down. Once the CBD is evenly distributed throughout the oil, it is possible to evenly measure consistent amounts of CBD that your body can process. This way you count the drops that is taken, finding the right dosage for you. 

If the CBD oil was not mixed with a carrier oil, it would be a thick sticky pasty substance that would stick to your teeth and be harder for most people to consume. Not to mention the taste is unbearable for many people.

Bioavailability, or how readily the body can absorb the oil, is the biggest concern when determining the best carrier oil. CBD’s bioavailability is largely determined by the types of fat molecules contained in the carrier oil. There are many different types of fat and the way they vary on a molecular level affects how well it can transport CBD into your system. Besides bioavailability, individual differences between oils such as flavor, consistency, and cost may affect their viability as carrier oils. 

 

Hemp Seed Oil

It’s worth pointing out that the hemp plant actually produces a super high-quality essential oil from its seeds, that, in addition to being filled with therapeutic CBD, is chock-full of other beneficial health supplements like phytonutrients, hytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

So you might be wondering, then, why do some manufacturers use a “carrier”  oil if the hemp plant itself produces a good oil?

Well, that’s actually a very good question for if you are going to be using a full-spectrum hemp extract, then why not just use the actual hemp seed oil itself as a carrier for the CBD?

Well, as it turns out coconut oil has some specific properties that many doctors and scientists believe aids in overall absorption and metabolism. This fractionated oil is called MCT oil.

Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT Oil)

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about MCT oil, so we’ll try and be as clear as possible here when describing why it’s used in CBD oil.

Coconut Oil has little to no flavor, which makes it a great choice for making tinctures. Additionally, it is thinner than most oils, making it easy to dispense and measure. Coconut oil has natural anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.

“MCT” itself is actually a natural extract from raw coconut oil, and it stands for medium chain triglycerides. Coconut oil has both “medium chain” and “long chain” triglycerides as part of its natural molecular componentry, but as we just mentioned there have been numerous studies that show MCT to be superior in terms of the efficiency of digestion. As such, a lot of health supplements (medicinal CBD tinctures included) have started infusing their products in MCT oils to try and market them as having “improved absorption,” or something of a similar sort.

But here’s the catch; separating the “MCT’s” from the “LCT’S” is not an easy process. In fact, it’s a very, very , very difficult process that involves highly technical instruments and a massive degree of chemical expertise. It’s assumed, in fact, that a decent majority of products labeled “MCT oil” are simply fractionated coconut oils. This doesn’t necessarily imply a good or a “bad” thing, it just simply just means that you may not be getting exactly what you think you’re getting when you see a label marked “MCT.”

 

Palm Oil

Palm oil can also be used to make MCT oil, just like coconut oil. That is because MCT oil is a somewhat general term which refers to the type of fat molecules in an oil, not the natural source of the oil. This is an important distinction because palm oil’s manufacturing process is often connected to deforestation, animal cruelty, and climate change. For this reason, it is suggested to use MCT oil which originates from coconuts, or other sustainable and eco-friendly sources.

 

Olive Oil

Olive oil has a light fruity taste, which may be noticeable in some tinctures. Additionally, olive oil tends to be thicker, which may affect the measuring process. Monounsaturated fats are the premier fat molecules in olive oil, generally in the form of oleic acid. These larger fat molecules require more processing which may reduce the amount of CBD your body absorbs. However, oleic acid may help reduce inflammation and is packed with antioxidants.

 

Avocado Oil

Similar to olive oil, avocado oil has high concentrations of oleic acid, however, it is much thicker. Avocado oil has a nutty taste and can be added to CBD oils to increase the viscosity. Avocado oil is often chosen for topical applications due to its slow drying time and abundance of vitamins A, D, & E. One downside of Avocado oil is that it is one of the more expensive oils on this list.

 

Grape Seed Oil

Grape seed oil is thin and has a wine-like aroma. It is isn’t very greasy, so grape seed oil is often incorporated into skin and hair products. Unfortunately, grape seed oil primarily consists of polyunsaturated fats which doesn’t make it the best carrier oil for CBD.

Grape seed oil is a very inexpensive carrier oil. More than likely, if you run across a CBD oil using grape seed oil as the carrier, the company is charging market price for an inferior product.

 

You can expect the best CBD oils to be made with one of these carrier oils: Coconut oil, MCT oil (this is just a natural fractionated version of coconut oil), Olive oil, or Raw Hemp Seed oil.

If the product that you’re using has anything else in the ingredients other than these things (and possibly some natural flavoring if you’re using a flavored oil tincture), then it’s advised you shop around for something else, because it’s probably not a truly “pure” cannabis product.

The main thing is that you’re using a quality-grade product that’s been extracted using super critical CO2 methods, and contains no added chemicals, thinning agents, heavy metals, pesticides, or fertilizers.

 

 

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CBD Hemp Oil Bulletproof Coffee! CBD Hemp Oil and Coconut Oil: How MCT Oil Acts as a Carrier for Cannabinoids.

CBD Hemp Oil Bulletproof Coffee

 

It seems like everyone these days is discussing the benefits of CBD Hemp Oil and looking for information about the best way to add this powerful supplement to their routines.

A common question people ask is in regards to the most efficient way to take CBD oil so that the cannabinoids in the oil have the easiest time interacting with the body. It is here that coconut oil and CBD oil’s relationship comes into focus.

Cannabinoids are fat soluble, meaning they break down and are stored in fat rather than water. Because of this trait, cannabinoids are most effective when consumed with fat, increasing their bioavailability. However, it appears that the type of fat matters.

Saturated fats are important carriers for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the body. Coconut oil contains saturated fat at levels close to 80%, giving cannabinoids the fat cells it needs to move through the body, encouraging faster processing and use by the endocannabinoid system.

Specifically, coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides or fatty acids. Using coconut oil or other products that contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oils) triggers a relatively rapid release of cannabinoids when compared to other oils because MCT oils are directly metabolized into energy by the liver. This means that your body can burn those fats and put them – and the cannabinoids they hold – to use right away.

First thing in the morning, I apply CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue. I hold the CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue, without swallowing for at least 30 seconds. Then I prepare my morning cup of hot coffee. However, my coffee is not a normal cup of coffee. I add 1 tablespoon of coconut MCT oil, 1 tablespoon of grass feed unsalted butter with just a little bit of coconut milk to the fresh brewed coffee, then stir it up until it is blended. I use an electric stir stick to blend all the ingredients together. Add any additional flavorings by sprinkling cinnamon, turmeric, or ginger on top. Then drink up… enjoy your delicious and healthy cup of coffee!

I call this my ‘CBD Bullet Proof Coffee’.  I don’t add the CBD oil into the coffee because it is more effective if you add it directly under your tongue so that it absorbs faster through the mucous membrane, instead of being absorbed through your digestive system. So absorb the CBD Hemp Oil first, then follow that with the bullet proof coffee. 

What a powerful way to start the day! 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

http://goldylocks.myCTFOcbd.com 

 

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Is CBD Hemp Oil Safe During Pregnancy?

Safe for Pregnancy

 

The eureka moment for many pregnant women would be finding out the positives of cannabis. Since discoveries are made related to cannabis and its constituents, and their positive response in the human body, many people including mothers, are more interested in knowing the physiology behind cannabinoids and their optimizing bodily functions.

Yes, cannabis can be positive for your body too! Regardless of its negative popularity, the cannabinoids from the cannabis sativa plant are a non-psychoactive component that does not create “high” feeling in its user.

The more you deeply go through the plant, the more you will get to know that the real culprit – yes the element that makes you high and creates downregulating feeling in the human body is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive constituent of the plant.

Cannabidiol or CBD extracted from the leaves of the cannabis, on the other hand, is scientifically proven safe.

The chemical compound in this element has immense therapeutic properties that can heal some diseases with minimal or no adverse effects, hence legal!

Additional to the amazing discoveries, cannabinoids found in cannabis also interact with endocannabinoid neurotransmitters densely present in CNS and other organs in the body.

This interaction of endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors fine-tune the bodily systems and optimize the crucial functions like mood, energy, immune response, appetite, reproduction, etc.

So does cannabinoids similar to cannabis, also found in breast milk?

As discussed above, the human body is full of endocannabinoids which react with externally ingested cannabinoids.

This crucial interaction in the human body optimizes functions, protect cells against viruses, bacteria, cancer and other malignancies.

Similarly, human breastmilk also has an abundance of these endocannabinoids, which is rather a special type of neuromodulatory lipid.

A research took place in the year 2004, published in the Journal of Pharmacology stated that endocannabinoids have distinctive influence in pre and postnatal development.

The investigation took more than 30 years but came up with the positive response that all human born with cannabinoid receptors have the presence of these powerful elements in bovine and human milk also.

The study of 2004 stated that detection of endocannabinoids was noticeable in maternal milk and the CB1 receptor that develops before 14 weeks of gestation, basically teaches newborn after parturition how to eat, activating oral motor musculature while stimulating suckling process.

All this makes sense when we consider that if cannabinoids were not in the breast milk, a newborn would not necessarily have developed the desire of eating, nor they would know how to eat which could cause malnourishment.

It’s hard to believe, but logically the process is similar to an adult who smokes cannabis develop a strong desire for more.

As newborn who naturally receives cannabinoids through the mother feed develops the hunger mechanism that promotes growth and development.

Fortunately, cannabinoids also play a fundamental role in the conception and successful pregnancy. In research reported in 2006 from Pediatrics Department at Vanderbilt University identified endocannabinoids as “an emerging concept in female reproduction.”

Their research discovered a cannabinoid sensor system to impact important steps during early pregnancy.

According to embryology, a newly fertilized embryo must attach itself to the lining of the uterus. If failed to do so, the umbilical cord would not form, and no pregnancy will take place.

Hence, for the embryo to attach itself to the uterine lining, a particular amount of specific endocannabinoid known as anandamide, is essential.

An abundant amount of anandamide is crucial as too less, or high anandamide presence would not let cannabinoids activate a certain number of CB1 receptors that in return trigger the fertilized egg to attach itself to the uterus safely.

Not only cannabinoids are essential in conception, but they also play a significant role in other aspects of pregnancy as well.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study in 2004, stating that “both exogenous and endogenous cannabinoids administer a vigorous and direct relaxant impact on human pregnant myometrium, which is mediated through the CB1 receptor.”

Famous Dr. Melanie Dreher studied pregnant women who were active users of cannabis till they delivered and continued her research on the babies one year after birth.

She documented that babies of the women who had used cannabis during pregnancy were superior, confident, made eye contact quickly, socially more responsive, alert, less irritable, easier to engage and automatically stable.

The Doctor was expecting to see a major difference in the babies as far as their neurological tests and birth weight, but there was no variability whatsoever.

Dr. Dreher was able to conclude that there were no possible links between the exposure of cannabis during pregnancy and development of the babies.

Usage of cannabis during pregnancy helped some women to relieve nausea, fatigue and improve appetite, they also found relief from depression and feelings of desperation.

According to another follow-up research conducted in California also documented that there were no developmental problems in the babies whom mothers used cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

In conclusion, we would like to draw the attention of our readers that cannabis during pregnancy is particularly safe and indicates the positive influence it holds from conception to the day of baby’s birth, it is advised only to use hemp extracts during this crucial stage of life.

Keeping in mind that pregnant women are prone to allergies, it is recommended to seek advice and help from a health professional before CBD consumption.

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Original Article: https://redstormscientific.com/cannabis-during-pregnancy/

Don’t Let Texas Ban Hemp-CBD Sales!

Dont let Texas ban CBD Hemp Sales

 

The sale of hemp and CBD-related products in the state of Texas is in jeopardy and we need your help. On Monday, April 16 the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner may make a decision to adopt a new protocol to ban hemp-CBD sales. The proposed protocol states that products containing more than trace amounts of hemp-CBD, a non-psychoactive compound derived from hemp, will be removed from store shelves and either returned to the manufacturer or destroyed.

Take action! Click on the link below to support the petition to protect hemp-CBD from being banned in Texas.

Not only is this detrimental to the thousands of Texans benefiting from hemp-CBD to treat their ailments, but this is a significant blow to the companies that have invested millions of dollars into their hemp-CBD businesses in the state.

TAKE ACTION NOW!