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Why does CBD need a carrier oil? “Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are lipophilic [which means] fat-loving,” said Melany Dobson of Hudson Hemp. “Administering them with oil is a great way to increase an otherwise poorly absorbed molecule. Studies have shown that consuming CBD with fat triples the amount of CBD absorbed as compared to when it isn’t.”

What are some earth-friendly oils? According to Dobson, “Organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil and sunflower oil are both nutritionally dense and healthy for us while also being healthy for the earth.” Speaking of organic — Dobson says, “MCT oil is an isolated fat, and because it is refined to this degree, it cannot be certified organic.”

Consider any potential allergies

The best oil for someone else could be lethal to you if you’re dealing with a severe tree nut allergy. Ya dig? MCT is typically made from palm kernel oil and coconut oil, and while there’s a potential for side effects, they are rarely reported. You could have an allergy to coconut or almond oil, but not to olive oil. If you have no allergies, then you’re in luck — that’s one less thing to worry about.

Since you’re a savvy shopper and conscious consumer who’s well in tune with the ins and outs of CBD at this point, chances are you’ve noticed the term “carrier oil” printed onto the label or box of your favorite cannabidiol tincture. If you’re hoping to dive a little deeper into what that means — and what makes a good (or bad!) carrier oil — then you’ve come to the right place.

In essence, this means the carrier oil is the delivery guy, bringing your package (the CBD) to your doorstep (your receptor cells). The better the delivery guy (carrier oil) the more quickly and efficiently you get that package (CBD). Not all of my analogies land, but this one felt right.

Preliminary evidence suggests it may:

They come from the same plant, but hemp seed oil (sometimes called hemp oil) and CBD oil aren’t the same things. CBD comes from the flower while hemp seed oil, as you probably guessed, comes from the seeds.


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If you have tree-nut allergies or other food allergies, be especially diligent about selecting CBD products with carrier oils you know are safe for you. All ingredients should be specified on the label.

Some companies try to pass off hemp seed oil as CBD oil. Be sure to check the ingredients and amount of CBD a product contains before you buy it. All reputable companies should provide this information on their labels and websites.

Some scientific evidence suggests that MCT oil may: