CBD has become a wonder medicine with the many benefits that it offers the users. The problems and side effects with the prescription drugs have made many people turn to CBD for relief from many health issues.
What Is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is an active ingredient that you would find in marijuana or hemp plant. Actually it is only one of the several hundred such organic compounds you will come across, upon its extraction! All of these are grouped into “Cannabinoids” and include THC, Terpenes, CBGA, and CBCVA among many others. CBD benefits far outweigh CBDs side effects!
Remember, CBD does not equal marijuana, but only equals a small sliver of it.
CBD on its own is a highly therapeutic substance and isn’t psychoactive not one bit. Marijuana intake creates a sense of euphoria and disorients you. The “high” feeling you experience is because of the THC mentioned earlier. The THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a highly psychoactive substance that is responsible for a lot of the effects mentioned.
What Is Carrier Oil? Why Does It Matter?
Your CBD oil doesn’t just consist of CBD but other inert “carrier” oil as well such as MCT, coconut, palm kernel, olive and hemp. As the name suggest, it carries the CBD contents, but it does a whole lot more than just deliver and carry the properties. The carrier oil influences the extent to which CBD is absorbed and utilised.
What Carrier Oils Work Best?
- Hemp Seed Oil: it doesn’t contain CBD, and exist in another part of the hemp plant entirely. So when you use hempseed oil as the carrier, you are reuniting and allowing the various components to again work in synergy. Use of this oil doesn’t contain even a trace of THC, which makes it the perfect carrier to boost the CBD effects without getting you “high”.
- MCT: it stands for medium chain triglycerides. This is obtained from coconut or palm kernel. Use of MCT allows the much faster absorption of CBD which helps it in being released into the system quickly. Also MCT helps preserve the most of the CBD during the extraction process than any other oil. After all, coconut oil is called the “near perfect medium” to carry CBD into the system, all thanks to the ease with which it binds itself to.