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. Further, olive oil is packed with antioxidants.
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, we recommend MCT oil which originates from coconuts or other sustainable and eco-friendly sources.
Although hemp seed oil may seem like it should always be the carrier oil of choice, it is a generally inefficient carrier of CBD on its own. To reach its full potential, it must be mixed with oils with higher bioavailability, such as MCT oil. That is why we add fractionated coconut oil to our full spectrum tinctures . Another thing to note is that some companies try to pass hemp seed oil as being the same as CBD oil. This is not true, so make sure you are buying a product with verified levels of CBD in it. Any reputable CBD company should clearly display the amount of CBD in their products and preferably have test results to support their claims.
Bioavailability is the biggest concern when determining the best carrier oil. Bioavailability, in this case, refers to the proportion of CBD your body can process compared to what it takes in. 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. We will do our best cover the pros and cons of the most popular carrier oils in the CBD industry.
Coconut oil naturally excels as a carrier oil in a number of categories. 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 antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. However, the best part about coconut oil is its abundance of saturated fats, particularly medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Medium chain triglycerides are smaller fat molecules which are easily absorbed by the body, directly through the liver. Fractionated coconut oil is simply just coconut oil which has had the longer fat molecules removed to isolate the medium chain triglycerides. For this reason, fractionated coconut oil is also known as MCT oil—and one of the best carrier oils for CBD.
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’s one of the most expensive on this list.
In order to understand what makes the best carrier oil for CBD, you need to understand why companies take the time and effort to infuse CBD into oils in the first place. Why not just sell pure CBD? Pure CBD, also known as CBD isolate, forms a white powder. Not only would it be extremely difficult to measure out a serving of CBD isolate grain by grain, but more importantly, your body would be unlikely to process the majority of the CBD you take in. For this reason, CBD is often 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.
Each 1 ml of liquid will contain 16mg of CBD. The typical glass dropper will contain 1 ml of liquid.
DiscoverCBD.com and its affiliated companies does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (USA CSA). The company does sell, and distribute hemp-based products.
Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: More Than Just a Trend
Become a Discover CBD Insider and get 10% off your order today. Plus we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest CBD news including clinical trials, new products, discounts and more!
So, we already discussed Adding CBD Isolate to a Larger Base to create your own CBD topical. However, creating your own CBD tincture is just as easy with isolate. Each gram of CBD isolate usually contains at least 998mg of CBD and is a white powder substance. The easiest way to measure how CBD isolate is to first add it to a larger base. This will allow you to know exactly how much CBD you are consuming.
Includes: 1 gram of CBD isolate and 5 empty bottles and droppers
To figure it out you just divide the isolate (2000mg in this case) by the ml of oil. So 2000/40=50.
Thanks for the info! Appreciated. Thanks for all the math calculations.
We have added 5 drops of food grade peppermint oil to 30ml tinctures to add a little flavor.
You can buy liquid Coconut oil
So to take a dose of 50mg CBD, you probably wants slightly less than half a dropper full. And this should give you about 70 x 50mg Doses (70×50=3500).
Thanks in advance
Haha! I hate when the delete thing happens! I watched those videos and have tried all of it… CBD is my last hope… I am hoping for the best… Thanks for your encouragement…
Thank you. I was going to buy flower and make my own cbd oil. I had a terrible accident and I am on Norco. I want OFF this stuff and i know CBD oil work. I have used it in the past but it is so expensive! This article was great. I had no idea what crystls and powder were. This is much better since it is hard to find flower that is either extreemly low on thc or none.