Many people, including those investigating the possible health benefits of Hemp/CBD Extracts, often wonder why these extracts are combined with coconut oil.
If a Hemp extract or a CBD extract is the primary ingredient, why can’t it be taken without the oil? As it turns out, there is an excellent reason for Hemp/CBD oils to be combined with coconut oil.
Remember, to properly digest and absorb nutrients, the body must break down and absorb compounds via the digestive system, primarily intestinal wall.
Even though you can absorb HEMP/CBD by itself if you wish, the bio-availability of HEMP/CBD extracts is significantly increased when you ingest it with a carrier oil. That’s because HEMP/CBD cannabinoids are fat-soluble, and that means they dissolve in oil instead of water. Therefore, infusing them in a saturated fat boosts the absorption rate, and the higher the absorption rate, the more cannabinoids get into your bloodstream
Commercially available HEMP/CBD extracts and products, such as those distributed by American Nutritionals, contain carrier oils that often come from plant-based fats. These carrier oils do not dilute or lessen the quality of the product but rather boosts the efficiency. Typical carrier options include grape seed, olive, avocado, palm, hemp seed, and coconut oils.