To start this blog off I will be discussing the differences in CBD oils and if all CBD oils are the same. Well to start this blog you will have to know the components of CBD oils and their differences of bioavailability within the body, or in simpler terms the absorption rate of the CBD in the body.
First, the components you will need to learn to really understand this blog is 1. Carrier oils, and 2. THC content.
HEMP SEED OIL
The first component we will discuss is the carrier of the CBD within the oil itself. There are a few options that people use as their carrier, number one being hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is an oil that comes from the seed itself when it is cold pressed, or frozen and put under a press with great force. Hemp seed oil is one of the most efficient carriers because it contains your healthy fatty acids known as omegas 3, 6, and 9 as well as numerous proteins. In my personal preference hemp seed oil is a great candidate for a carrier oil but it’s not the best.
Next, we will discuss the benefits of MCT oil. MCT oil is a supplement made from a fat called medium-chain triglycerides, but most people know it as a biproduct of coconuts. A benefit of using MCT oil as their carrier oil in CBD is because the molecules in the oil are smaller than those in most fats you eat, thus making it easier to be absorbed into the bloodstream. MCT oil also helps improve absorption because it does not need stomach acid to be broken down in order to be absorbed. Differing from different carrier oils which will diminish the CBD molecule in the stomach acids while trying to be absorbed.
Lastly, we have emu oil, which is an all-natural oil derived from the emu bird. Emu oil is known for quickly penetrating joints and muscles making it a prime option to use as a carrier oil in a CBD product. Emu oil also contains essential fatty acids that lead to the fast and effective absorption into the body.
Overall, with the three main carrier oils, hemp seed oil, MCT oil, and emu oil, which is the most effective? Through scientific trials it all depends if there is THC within the CBD itself, for a broad spectrum I would say that the hemp seed oil is the most effective, but for a full spectrum oil containing a minimal amount of .03% or less I would recommend the MCT oil for maximum bioavailability.