Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is widely considered to be the best carrier oil for CBD, and for good reason. Not only does it have a mild flavour, but it also has a host of health benefits that make it an ideal choice for combining with CBD.
First, let's talk about what a carrier oil is and why it's essential in CBD products. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of compounds found in the cannabis plant that is popular for its various potential health benefits. However, it's not very soluble in water, so it's difficult for our bodies to absorb. That's where carrier oils come in. By combining CBD with a carrier oil, we can increase its bioavailability and make it easier for our bodies to absorb and use.
In fact, CBD products aren’t the only ones that use carrier oils. If you’ve ever used essential oil-infused massage oil, you’ve used carrier oils. Essential oils are super concentrated and need a carrier oil to use on the skin safely. CBD carrier oils work similarly — they help dilute the pure CBD extract so you can safely and easily dose the product.
Now, let's take a look at why in our opinion, EVOO is the best carrier oil for CBD:
- Mild Flavour: EVOO has a mild flavour that complements the natural taste of CBD. This makes it an ideal choice for people who don't want an overpowering flavour in their CBD products.
- Health Benefits: EVOO is rich in monounsaturated fats, considered the healthiest fat type. It's also a good source of antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Additionally, EVOO has been shown to improve heart health, lower cholesterol levels, and even reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
Versatility: EVOO is a versatile carrier oil that can be used in a variety of CBD products, including tinctures, capsules, and topicals and is our choice of carrier oil here at Rio-Vitalise.
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